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Macon-Bibb County expands recycling, yard waste program

On November 17, the Macon-Bibb County Commission approved the expansion and standardization of recycling and yard waste pickup and realignment of garbage pickup services. Beginning January 4, 2016, the following services will be offered:

SPLOST Advisory Committee hears updates on projects, financial statements

The Macon-Bibb County SPLOST Advisory Committee met on Monday, October 19, to review the most recent financial statements, hear an update on the projects, and learn about the new SPLOST website developed by the Office of Public Affairs. Of particular interest to the Committee was the beginning of several recreation projects, including East Macon Park, Filmore Thomas Park, and the Senior Citizens Center.

To view a copy of the September financial statement, click here,
and to view the report from the SPLOST Project Manager, click here.

Macon-Bibb ranked as a top city for resolving issues

Since July 2015, SeeClickFix has ranked the top 30 cities in America using its online and mobile application to help people resolve issues. Each month, the Top 30 Fixer Cities are announced, ranked by the number of issues resolved. In July, Macon-Bibb was ranked 12th out of the hundreds of cities using it by resolving 790 issues. In August and September, Macon-Bibb made it into the top 10, earning a rank of 7 by resolving 1,212 and 1,083 issues, respectively.

To read the September 2015 list of Top Fixer Cities, click here.

Macon-Bibb team wins international economic development award

In early October, the Macon-Bibb County Economic Development Team received a Bronze Excellence in Economic Development Award for its 2015 project in the category of Paid Advertisement Campaign for communities with populations of 25,000-200,000 from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). The award was presented at the 2015 International Economic Development Council Annual Conference.

Shalom Zones receive sponsorship to improve neighborhood health

On Monday, September 28, 2015, Wellcare of Central Georgia presented a sponsorship of $11,380 to Macon-Bibb County’s Shalom Zones to start or add on to community gardens and to host healthcare initiatives.

“I would like to thank WellCare of Georgia for joining with us as we move forward to make the Communities of Shalom here in Macon-Bibb healthier,” says Frank Austin.

To read more about which neighborhoods are a part of this new health initiative click here.

Vehicle Maintenance Dept showcased in 'Get to Know' feature

When Macon and Bibb County consolidated and became Macon-Bibb County, new departments were created and directors hired. To help educate people about the new departments, the job functions in them, and the people working to make them and the entire government successful, MaconBibbTV is highlighting them in a series of videos.

Georgia Sports Hall of Fame selects Class of 2016 Hall of Fame honorees

The Georgia Sports Hall of Fame in Macon has selected eight members for the Class of 2016 Hall of Fame.

According to a news release, Michael Glenn, Chipper Jones, Patricia Roberts, Jimmy Robinson, Phil Schaefer, Hines Ward and Glenn Wilkes have all been selected.

They were chosen from a pool of 195 nominess.