Junk removal and hauling is a multi-billion dollar industry, and now two local men are offering this service here in Middle Georgia. Junk King of Macon is the first franchise in the state and several more are on the way to sweep away the clutter.
They were tired of the junk.
"We had an old mattress that we haven't had a bed frame for years. I had an old TV, a computer, lots of old toys and stuffed animals," said Monroe County resident Marie Moore.
The Monroe County family blames their 11 years of accumulated junk on busy schedules and living far from town.
Free housing will soon be available for single-mother families.
Least of These Sharing also known as LOTS Restoration is an organization that plans to restore a house located at 2745 Hillcrest Avenue in Macon into a home to help single moms become self-sufficient.
The charity is calling it a grace house that will provide free transition housing. The goal is to provide four families with a home by Christmas, but group members say they can't do it without the community's help.
"We are looking to the community and other charities, individuals, professionals, businesses to volunteer their time, donate the supplies, to get personally involved - some blood, sweat, and tears, get in it..." says LOTS Director Paula Wallace.
Restoration of the house starts Sunday, October 16. Everyone is invited to the groundbreaking ceremony at 2PM and community members are encouraged to volunteer.
To donate, or find out more information, call 877-LOTS-411 or visit www.lotsoutreach.com.
After seven hours of listening to evidence from both sides and hearing a recommendation from a moderating judge, Macon City Council voted 10-4 to reinstate Richard Powell as Macon's Public Works Director.
Powell was placed on paid administrative leave, pending termination in February of this year by the Mayor.
Powell spent more than two years as Macon's Public Works Director.
41 NBC spoke to Powell right after city council voted to reinstate him.
"I think a lot of people on the council, other than the information that was here, also saw the job that I was doing and I think that speaks for itself," said Powell.