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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.

Public invited to one-on-one meetings with Mayor Reichert

Macon-Bibb County Mayor Robert Reichert is hosting his monthly ‘Mayor’s Night In’ on Monday, May 11, 2015, beginning at 5:30 p.m. in his office at Government Center (700 Poplar Street). This monthly event allows people to meet with the Mayor, ask questions, express concerns, and identify ways to improve the community.

To accommodate as many as possible, people are provided five minutes with the Mayor, and they are encouraged to call 478-751-7170 to schedule a time. The next Mayor’s Night In is scheduled for Monday, June 8, 2015.

Mayor’s Night In began during his first term in office as Mayor of the City of Macon as a way to hear directly from the public and to let the public hear directly from him. It allows him to answer questions, address concerns, and, if needed, follow up with specific departments to resolve issues.

 

Former Hunt Elementary to get new life

On Friday, April 24, the Macon Housing Authority and Macon-Bibb County District 3 Commissioner Elaine Lucas celebrated the redevelopment and revitalizations of the former Hunt Elementary School on Shurling Drive. The school is being converted to the Henry A. Hunt School Village and will have 60 multifamily, affordable housing units for seniors 62 and older.