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Macon-Bibb Parks & Beautification highlighted in ‘Get to Know’ feature

Macon-Bibb Parks & Beautification highlighted 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.

Click here to watch the newest video and learn more about the Parks & Beautification Department
and its Director, Stephen Lawson.

Macon-Bibb EMA seeks input into disaster response plan

The Macon-Bibb County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) is currently working with the Middle Georgia Regional Commission and community partners on its Pre-Disaster Mitigation Plan, and a public forum will be held June 25, 2015, at 1 p.m. in the Government Center Commission Chambers (700 Poplar Street) to let people know about the plan and seek their feedback.

The Pre-Disaster Mitigation Plan helps Macon-Bibb identify what hazards the community is susceptible to, where its vulnerabilities are, and what needs to be done to stop or lessen the impact from them. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) requires it be updated every five years in order for communities to be eligible for post-disaster financial reimbursement.

For more information about the current Plan and information being sought, click here.

Central Ga's Boys & Girls Club to receive makeover

Central Ga's Boys & Girls Club to receive makeover

30 employees at Sherwin-Williams in Perry are giving a gift like no other.

The Boys and Girls Club of Central Georgia is getting a makeover Thursday at 9:30 a.m. Several rooms will be painted at the community youth center, according to a news release.

Rooms to be made over include the organization's lobby, game room, computer lab, kitchen and administrative offices, the release states. The 40-gallon paint job is sponsored by National Painting Week, which offers "color inspiration, painting ideas, expert tips, product information and one-of-a-kind DIY and designer projects to help inspire people to update their spaces with paint."

 

New Bibb Co. superintendent to speak at BAE award ceremony

New Bibb Co. superintendent to speak at BAE award ceremony

The Bibb Association of Educators have secured the new Bibb Co. superintendent as its keynote speaker.

According to a BAE news release, Dr. Curtis Jones will address the attendees. The event will take place Thursday at the Terminal Station at 6 p.m. The awards will honor all retiring educators and name the district's Education Support Professional of the Year. 

The Bibb Association of Educators "pushes to unite and support hundreds of elementary and secondary teachers, higher education faculty, education support professionals, school administrators, retired educators and students preparing to become teachers."

 

Second round of 5 x 5 Neighborhood Improvement Program begins

Macon-Bibb County completed a full year of its expanded 5 x 5 Program on April 3 and will begin the second round with District 1 from April 20 – May 22, 2015. Working with District 1 Commissioner Gary Bechtel, the area to receive the targeted services will be encompassed by Northside Drive, Wesleyan Drive, Oxford Road, Oxford Circle, and Marlowe Drive. To view a map of the District 1 area receiving the focused services – as well as reports and maps from previous Districts – click here and select the “5 x 5 Neighborhood Improvement Program” tab.

Work to begin on Pinnacle Park

In late April, Macon-Bibb County and the Urban Development Authority broke ground on the first phase of improvements to Pinnacle Park on Second Street at the site of the old Boys and Girls Club. The first phase of these improvements will include trails, benches, landscaping, and a great view of Downtown.

Macon-Bibb house demolitions ahead of schedule

On Thursday, April 23, Macon-Bibb County demolished the 100th and 101st house since July 1, 2014. These two structures were located at 555 and 581 Cynthia Avenue, just off of Second Street and across from Elam Alexander Academy.