The Georgia NAACP was in Dodge County Tuesday evening to condemn the decision to let a Confederate battle flag fly at the courthouse.
They argued that it is racist and should not be allowed on public property.
The flag has been outside of the Dodge County Courthouse since 2002. Now some are saying it's a sign of hatred.
"It symbolizes something that happened when the country was split apart, we weren't working together and now today we're still not working together and it's ashame to go backwards instead of forwards," says Martha Humphrey of Eastman.
There are people who spoke out in front of Dodge County Commissioners, however there were others who say they don't see it as a race issue.
"I don't see it as a black and white issue or anything else, it's just for the Confederacy, the South," said Benny Pirkle.
During Tuesday night's protest, citizens said they would not give up.
Dodge County NAACP President John Battle "This is public property and we shouldn't have to go through this by a special group on a board that's satisfying one group of individuals."
Battle says he wants to resolve this without going to court, but if they don't have any other recourse they will have to go through the state and the national office.
Macon won't be a smoke free city at least for now. Tuesday Macon City Council Voted to uphold the mayor's veto of a smoking ban ordinance.
"I think it would've driven a lot of business to the county, especially with bars and clubs," said Elijah Davis of Macon.
Davis works at Element, a local night club in downtown Macon. He's glad City Council voted to uphold the mayor's veto of the smoking ban. Some council members believe the public did not get an opportunity to voice their concerns with the ban.
"I don't smoke but people who are affected by it should have a right to speak on it and it should not be crammed down folk’s throat," said Councilman Charles Jones.
Pastors at Swift Creek Missionary Baptist and Swift Creek United Methodist are picking up the pieces after 9 air conditioning units were destroyed between both churches.·
"They came in, cut the lock on the gate and after that they tore up 6 of our air conditioning units," says Pastor Donnie Bryant, Swift Creek Missionary Baptist.
These crimes are happening all over Middle Georgia. Churches are common places where thieves can find copper and easily trade it in for cash. Since January, 49 copper thefts have been reported in Bibb County. In the past two weeks 5 people were arrested.
"We've made several arrests but there's several more out there," says Captain Mike Smallwood, Bibb County.
The EF3 tornado that touched down in Lamar and Monroe counties, cleared a path of destruction nearly 30 miles long, and more than a half mile wide at some points.
The destruction is clearly seen from high above ground, looking like a brown trail of dirt in a field of green.
But volunteers at the Barnesville Church of the Nazarene, are gathering, and donating food, clothing, and anything families affected by the tornadoes need.
"We're just trying to get the word out, that we're here, and we've got a lot of stuff that we would like to give to whoever needs it," Diane Brinkley said.
Brinkley volunteers at the church, and was planning a church yard sale last week, when the tornadoes hit. That's when the church decided to give everything away, and become a collection spot where people can donate goods for tornado victims.
"It kind of just fell in my lap to do, which I don't mind at all. But it's rewarding to see people. To see people that are wanting to give, that want to do something," Brinkley said.
Barnesville Church of the Nazarene still needs donations, and volunteers to help distribute goods to families. If you would like to donate, or find out information about how to donate, click here.