The City of Atlanta is about to get a little more security—specifically surveillance cameras.
"They don't have any law enforcement so this is going toward security cameras to help deter any type of theft, vandalism, any orneriness that might occur specifically in the downtown area where businesses are located," said Macon County Economic Director Denise Bennett. "The City of Atlanta wants to say they have a safe community, and they think the security cameras will help with that."
Funds for four surveillance cameras came from a Macon County landfill fee grant and was presented to City of Atlanta employees on Monday, December 16 at the City Hall building.
"At this time the security cameras have been purchased, the installation is just on hold until weather permits," said Bennett. "They will all be located in the downtown area where businesses are located."
According to Bennett, the information from the cameras will go straight to the Macon County Sheriff's Department.