News from the State of Georgia

Issue 5 and Volume 68.

News from the State of Georgia> The city council of Macon intends to buy the old Fort Hawkins school site in East Macon for the purpose of erecting a fire station, as there is none in that section. Members of the Macon Fire Department were undecided at their last meeting regarding the steps they should take to prevent themselves from being legislated out of the American Federation of Labor, by a pending bill. The section of the bill barring them from membership in any body that demands of its members obedience to an order to strike, for any cause, is a surprise to the men. It seeks to abolish the Civil Service Commission, but retains civil service rules under the management of the mayor and council. The new Grand Theatre at Reynolds was completely destroyed by fire, after having been open only three days. The town was saved from greater…

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