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Bibb County clears out homeless camp near downtown Macon

Macon-Bibb County spokesman Chris Floore says county social services visited the camp two weeks ago and called it a health hazard.

MACON, Ga. — Bibb County work crews stepped in Wednesday to clear out a camp of homeless people near the city’s downtown. It started around 10 a.m. in the woods between Spring Street and Riverside Drive.

Macon-Bibb County spokesman Chris Floore says county social services visited the camp two weeks ago and called it a health hazard.

He says they found unsanitary conditions and several open fires. Floore says the county notified the people there last week they would be clearing out the site.

They’re offering people transportation to emergency housing like at the Brookdale Resource Center, and they’re providing help in hauling people’s belongings.

Alison Bender with the Brookdale Resource Center says she is bringing alternatives to the people living there.

"We're going to start making the time for us to come and do outreach in areas like this so that way, hopefully, we don't have a large population of folks that are using this as their home because there are other options," said Bender.

Interview with Macon-Bibb EMA Director Spencer Hawkins courtesy of Grant Blankenship / GPB Macon.

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