Macon does have a gang problem. Now, for those of you who don’t live around here, you may be left scratching your head about all of this. Here’s the deal:
Ten years ago Macon had a very aggressive gang task force that sharply curtailed gang activity in Macon. Then C. Jack Ellis became mayor and proudly proclaimed we no longer had a problem. He dissolved the gang task force. For the past eight years, the gangs have been resurgent. The new mayor and council, along with the County Commission, is taking the issue seriously. Thank goodness for that.