January 8, 2014 12:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Finding solutions to a most perplexing problem -- blight

There are many cases of blight in the Macon-Bibb County area. True to its definition, blight not only makes plants wither and die, it can bring down, over time, entire neighborhoods and cities. This newspaper and the Center for Collaborative Journalism is going to take on the issue of the blight around us for the next four months. What causes it? Are there ways to erase it without using bulldozers? And how can we prevent it or keep it in check? Tough questions with many answers.

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