A news website called "The Daily Beast" listed the 30 brokest cites in America and the city of Macon made the list along with 3 other Georgia Cities. Four Georgia cities made the list. The city of Macon is ranked number fourteen. Columbus Georgia is listed as number one, Augusta is number ten and Savannah is number twenty-five. The average household income in Macon is around 37 thousand. Write in candidate for Macon Mayor David Cousino also heard about Macon being on the list. He says Macon's population is declining.
"We got to be precise with what we do from here out, so the people will have confidence in our city, confidence within our leaders, and confidence with our city counsel. This is something we lost; this is why we are losing the people" said David Cousino.
" Everything is closing down, every thing is shutting down and it's really sad to see Macon going down. Macon is my hometown and I think we should bring jobs back" said Lisa Paul.
The Daily Beast says, the Average personal debt here in Macon is around 23 thousand. Both Texas and Florida have 5 cities listed in the top 30.
The United States Air Force just released information that will mean big changes for Robins Air Force Base.
The Air Force is restructuring Air Force Materiel Command Centers and cutting 1,000 civilian jobs nationwide. In a news release, Air Force Secretary Michael Donley said, "we can't afford business as usual."
Firefighter medic James Weeks spent more than two years battling accusations of child molestation.
"I was accused of molestation of my two children," says Weeks.
In 2009, his oldest daughter claimed she had been molested by Weeks. For the next two years, Weeks found himself in and out of court trying to prove his innocence.
He says, "The biggest thing that kept running through my mind was what did I do to fail my child."
Weeks was not allowed to contact his daughters during that time, however he received a text message from his oldest daughter, Victoria.
"She told me that she never wanted any of this, that she felt like she had to do it, and that my ex-wife was all to blame for it," says Weeks. It was then he realized this was the result of a divorce turned ugly.
Weeks was a volunteer with the Monroe County Fire Department and part-time employee for emergency services, but says as soon as the news got out the fire chief announced he hadn't been an employee or volunteer in the county for a long time.
Weeks' life turned upside down.
"I had to think about what happened if I went to jail, what did I do to wrong my child..." Weeks says.
Finally in July 2011, a jury returned a verdict in Weeks' favor. Although he says it's over, he still struggles with proving his innocence in a court of public opinion.
"I'd like for my life to go back to how it was before, but I know that's not going to happen," says Weeks.
Weeks currently works for the city of Morrow's fire department.
41 NBC asked Monroe County Fire Chief Ronald Norris why Weeks can no longer volunteer at the fire station there, but he declined to comment.
Macon police are investigating a late evening armed robbery.
According to Sergeant Fred Carmichal, a 911 call came in around 8:40 tonight from the Citgo convenience store on the corner of Concord and Broadway.
Carmichal says, two men entered the store armed with handguns. No customers were in the store when the incident happened, and no one was hurt. Police say the suspects fled with an undisclosed amount of cash.
Anyone with information can contact Crimestoppers at 1-800-68-CRIME.