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Holiday safety tips from the Fire Department

During the Holiday Season, the Macon-Bibb County Fire Department would like to offer some turkey fryer operation safety tips to ensure that you and your family have a fun and safe time. To read the full list of tips, visit our website by clicking here. 

“We want everyone to have a happy and safe holiday season,” says Lieutenant Brenda Thomas. “Fire safety starts at home, and with these tips, people can more safely celebrate with friends and family.”

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:

Buy a wreath for a grave at Riverside Cemetery

Buy a wreath for a grave at Riverside Cemetery

Riverside Cemetery invites you to buy a wreath for a veteran's grave.

According to a press release, Wreaths Across America is providing evergreen wreaths for graves. The wreath laying ceremony December 12 at noon.

Macon church to host spiritual weekend for youth

Macon church to host spiritual weekend for youth

Saint Luke Baptist Church in Macon will be holding a youth empowerment seminar next week.

Located at 1180 Haywood Road, the news release for the church states topics that will be discussed are education, peer pressure, college preparation, bullying, abstinence, personal hygiene and more.

It will be Saturday, Nov. 21 at 9 a.m.

Registration is free, and lunch will be provided.

For more information, please call Pam at 478-719-2411.

Organization forming cleanup of South Macon

Organization forming cleanup of South Macon

The South Macon Arts Revitalization Technology organization is holding a south Macon cleanup Saturday at 9 a.m.

According to the group's event flyer, it ends at 2 p.m. The work assignment meeting will be Thursday at 6 p.m. at Crisp Street Church of God in Christ, located at 384 Spike Street.

After the cleanup, the flyer states, volunteers will be fed at the Heritage at Houston Church, located at 4116 Houston Avenue.

Community members will also receive a door prize ticket for each bag of trash placed in dumpsters. Winners will be notified, according to the flyer, by phone and through social media.

For more information and to sign-up, click here.


Historic Macon to host bike tour of Ingleside Historic District

Historic Macon to host bike tour of Ingleside Historic District

The organization Historic Macon will host a plaque dedication and bike tour of the Ingleside neighborhood November 14 from 10 a.m. to noon.

According to a news release, it'll begin with the dedication commemorating Ingleside as a National Register of Historic Places Historic District in Henry Burns Park. The bike tour will leave from the park, following the dedication. It'll be about 15 minutes long.

Vickie Hertwig is leading the tour.

For more information and to purchase tickets, click here. Call 478-742-5084 for additional questions.

Change your clocks, change your battery

The Macon-Bibb Fire Department is reminding everyone to change set their clocks back Sunday at 2 a.m. to end Daylight Savings Time.

This is also a time to change the battery in your smoke detector.

Contact the Fire Department at 478-751-9180 to have one installed at no cost.