MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) -- Bibb County Superintendent, Dr. Romain Dallemand, promised a complete transformation of the school district when he came on board and Friday he delivered on that promise. Dallemand outlined a strategic plan to the school board called "Macon Miracle" that includes school closures and job cuts. While some say the plan looks like a great fix others call it unrealistic.
A Forsyth man is thankful to be alive after a fire destroys his home. The blaze started just before 1:30 this afternoon at 214 College Street. The home was fully engulfed when firefighters arrived on the scene. According to the owner of the home, Ashley Slappy, he was asleep when the fire started. Arthur Jackson and a co-worker of his were driving down the street when they noticed smoke coming from the home. They called 911, and Jackson went inside to rescue Mr. Slappy.
"I called the fire department at first. And I ran in and was hollering is anybody in the house. He yelled back, so I ran in there and got him out. He said no one else was in the house," said Arthur Jackson.
"What do you want to say to the guy who got you out of there," asked 41 NBC's Rachad Hollis.
"I sure do appreciate it because if it wasn't for them I don't know if I would have made it out or not," said Ashley Slappy. The owner of the home says he is doing fine. Slappy has lived in the home for 30 years. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) -- Superintendent Romain Dallemand unveiled his strategic plan to improve Bibb County Schools. Dallemand is focusing on 6 core areas that includes: students, staff, parents and community, technology, and teaching and learning.
The ultimate goal of his strategic plan is have a 100% graduation rate by 2023.
The plan includes more than 300 cuts to teaching positions and 12 facility closures. That goal is to save around $23 million by 2018.
Dallemand says his idea is to build a new school system. He also plans to have all students learn Mandarin and start meeting with college counselors by the 4th grade.
41 NBC's Dustin Wilson is currently at the school board meeting and will have more on the news at 11 on 41 NBC.
Today, a local businessman throws his name in the race for Chair of Bibb County Commission.
President and CEO of Core Management Resource Group, Tom Wagoner, believes his business background makes him the best candidate to run the county. Wagoner says he knows how to build and break down a budget properly. He's been running his company for more than 20 years. The experience, he says, is necessary for this role.
Today, an overturned log truck causes major traffic, and a big mess on Jeffersonville Road in Bibb County.
Cleanup crews spent the afternoon clearing the accident at the intersection near Ocmulgee East Boulevard. Bibb County Deputy Allen Kendrick says the log truck overturned a little before 3 pm. He saw the accident as he was patrolling.
2 people are being treated for non-life threatening injuries.
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