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Homelessness in Macon

“They call me Willie,” he said as he got into my truck. Beard to his chest; long hair once red, turned blonde, turned white; red bandana headband—there is no question as to how 76-year-old Wallace Thompson earned this nickname. But Wallace’s connection to outlaw country musician Willie Nelson extends beyond

Flip-flops were a bad choice, I thought, as I followed Mark Twiggs, carefully inching down the steep berm to his camp on a sandy bank of the Ocmulgee River. My back to the river, I snapped a couple of photos of Mark’s camp and stumbled as I shifted my weight