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February 2015 SPLOST Financial Statement

To help keep the public updated on the progress of projects, Macon-Bibb County releases monthly financial statements for Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) funds. In an ongoing effort to increase and improve the information provided to the public about the SPLOST, a new interactive online map was launched to show how funds are being spent on each of projects.

Bowden Golf Course listed in National Register of Historic Places

The Charles L. Bowden Golf Course, located on Millerfield Road in Macon, Bibb County, Georgia, was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on February 23, 2015. The nomination was sponsored by the City of Macon and the Macon Golf for Kids program.

Lieutenant Randy Parker Memorial Video

On February 11, Macon-Bibb County lost one of its heroes, Lieutenant Randy Parker with the Fire Department, in the line of duty as he and his fellow firefighters responded to a fire on Fairview Drive. Several thousand people paid their respects at the Visitation at Government Center and at services at the Macon Auditorium. MaconBibbTV created a video honoring the life of Lt. Parker and highlighting the community that celebrated his life.

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission events continue

In December, Macon-Bibb County’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission announced a series of events to celebrate and remember the life and impact of the civil rights leaders. The next sponsored event is an Interdenominational Church Service at New Fellowship Baptist Church. A full calendar of events has been posted online, and it is updated to reflect new events that are added.

Events have included the annual March to Government Center, tours at the Tubman African American Museum, the Beloved Community Symposium, a performance by world-renowned violinist Robert McDuffie at Beulahland Baptist Church (more information below), and more.

Members of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission are: Commissioner Elaine Lucas, Commissioner Larry Schlesinger, Sam Henderson, Reverend Dr. Henry Ficklin, Dominique Johnson, Reverend Evans Brown, June O’Neal, Dr. Any Ambrose, Mike Gardner, and Tony Lowden

Macon-Bibb Spring Break Camps

The Bibb County School District is on Spring Break March 30 – April 3, which means many parents will be looking for fun activities for their children. The Parks & Rec Department is hosting week-long camps at the Bloomfield, Frank Johnson, North Macon, and Rosa Jackson Community Centers.

From team sports, arts and crafts, and educational activities, there is a variety of things for them to do. For more information, check out the most recent Parks & Rec newsletter. Space is limited in the camps, so register now!

To stay up-to-date about activities for children, adults, and families, follow the Parks & Recreation Department on Facebook.

5 x 5 Program kicks off in District 9 with series of events

Macon-Bibb County will begin its 5x5 Neighborhood Improvement Program in District 9 on Monday, March 9, and it will run through Friday, April 10. Commissioner Al Tillman will be hosting several public events throughout the week to raise awareness of the program, seek input on other projects, provide a Macon-Bibb update, and bring the community together to help with the cleanup.

Kick-Off Press Conference
Monday, March 9 * 10:00 a.m.
3809 Mumford Road

Public Forum
Tuesday, March 10 * 6:30 p.m.
Macon Mall, 2nd floor near Belk

Neighborhood Cleanup
Saturday, March 14 * 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
5 x 5 Area (See map below)

Community Festival
Saturday, March 14 * 12:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Greater Bellevue Baptist Church

Annual Student Art Show Opens Downtown

Annual Student Art Show Opens Downtown

Student artwork will be on display when the Annual Student Art Show opens this week at The 567 Center for Renewal. The opening for the show will be held Friday, March 6, from 6-9 p.m.

The 567 Center for Renewal is located at 533 Cherry Street in downtown Macon.

The art show is a collaboration between the Bibb County School District, the Georgia Art Education Association - District 5, and The 567 Center for Renewal. The artwork will remain on display through March 27.