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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.

Cinderella's Wish List Dress Sale

Cinderella's Wish List Dress Sale

The Bibb County School District's Career, Technical and Agricultural Education (CTAE) Department will host its third annual Cinderella’s Wish List Dress and Accessories Sale this month.

The Cinderella's Wish List Dress and Accessories Sale features new or gently used prom dresses and accessories for sale at a discounted cost. The sale begins Thursday and Friday, March 5-6, from 4-7 p.m. and continues Saturday, March 7, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

The event will be held at the Welcome Center Annex next to Hutchings College and Career Academy, at 2007-F Riverside Drive in Macon. All high school girls are invited to attend.

The CTAE Department is hosting the event to raise funds for the 2015 CTAE Student of the Year Scholarship fund.

Currently, the CTAE Department presents a scholarship to the Bibb County CTAE Student of the Year, as well as to the first- and second-place runners-up.

Macon-Bibb delivering 1,350 trash cans

Macon-Bibb delivering 1,350 trash cans

Beginning February 6, Macon-Bibb County’s Solid Waste Department began delivering more than 1,300 trash cans based on requests submitted through SeeClickFix. Deliveries continue on Fridays and Saturdays the next several weeks to meet the more than 1,400 requests submitted.

Macon-Bibb adds Traffic Engineering to online, phone app service requests

Macon-Bibb County, as part of its effort to better engage the public in improving neighborhoods, is again expanding the use of its mobile service request application, 

SPLOST Advisory Committee presented project updates

On Monday, February 9, the SPLOST Advisory Committee met to hear an update on current and future projects funded by the voter-approved penny sales tax. An update was provided on specific projects – such as the Animal Welfare Center, recreation center upgrades, the Second Street Corridor, and fire stations – by SPLOST Project Manager Clay Murphey. For the recreation centers, Murphey talked about the need to have meetings with staff and the community to determine what is needed and wanted in those area. County Manager Dale Walker also discussed the most recent financial statements; though collections are still under projections about 5%, Macon-Bibb is closely monitoring it to make sure spending matches revenue. 

Public forum for downtown master plan

The Macon Action Plan (MAP) is hosting a community reception on Friday, March 6, from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the 

Student leaders meet Selma actresses

Students from Macon-Bibb County’s Georgia Civic Awareness Program for Students (GCAPS) welcomed two actresses – Jordan Christina Rice (an 11 year old from Atlanta) and Ebony Billups (a 14 year old also from Atlanta) – from the highly acclaimed movie, “Selma,” to Government Center on behalf of Mayor Robert Reichert and the Macon-Bibb County Commissioners.