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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.

Digital inclusion event to held in Macon at several community centers

Digital inclusion event to held in Macon at several community centers

Macon-Bibb County is hosting a citywide Internet enrollment event as part of President Obama's ConnectHome initiative

According to a news release, Click or Treat will be a Halloween-themed event at several community centers throughout Macon from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. They will be:

  • Family Investment Center, 905 Main Street
  • Buck Melton Community Center, 150 Sessions Drive (478-734-7852)
  • Street to  Success Community Center, 4116 Houston Avenue (478-284-8464)

There will be refreshments, candy and Halloween fun throughout the event. Costumes are encouraged to wear.

Throughout the night, qualified families can enroll in Cox's Connect2Compete $9.95 high-speed Internet and purchase a $30 tablet with a keyboard and wireless router.

$400K scholarship winner to hold presentation on paying for college

Marianne Riggins, who won a $400,000 college scholarship, will be hosting a presentation on how to pay for college  November 21 at Macedonia Church, located at 600 Eisenhower Parkway in Macon.

It will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. All who attend will be eligible for the Ragins/Braswell National Scholarship.

For more information, click here or call 478-750-0040.

Bibb Co. Superior Court Clerk's Office offering free notary training courses

Bibb Co. Superior Court Clerk's Office offering free notary training courses

Erica Woodford, with the Bibb County Superior Court Clerk's office, is offering two free notary trainings to the public.

The classes will be held Wednesday, November 4 at the Macon-Bibb Government Center, located at 700 Poplar St.

Session one is from 10:30 a.m. to noon and session two is from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

To register, please call 478-621-6527 or e-mail Sharon Stafford.

SPLOST Advisory Committee hears updates on projects, financial statements

The Macon-Bibb County SPLOST Advisory Committee met on Monday, October 19, to review the most recent financial statements, hear an update on the projects, and learn about the new SPLOST website developed by the Office of Public Affairs. Of particular interest to the Committee was the beginning of several recreation projects, including East Macon Park, Filmore Thomas Park, and the Senior Citizens Center.

To view a copy of the September financial statement, click here,
and to view the report from the SPLOST Project Manager, click here.

Macon-Bibb ranked as a top city for resolving issues

Since July 2015, SeeClickFix has ranked the top 30 cities in America using its online and mobile application to help people resolve issues. Each month, the Top 30 Fixer Cities are announced, ranked by the number of issues resolved. In July, Macon-Bibb was ranked 12th out of the hundreds of cities using it by resolving 790 issues. In August and September, Macon-Bibb made it into the top 10, earning a rank of 7 by resolving 1,212 and 1,083 issues, respectively.

To read the September 2015 list of Top Fixer Cities, click here.

Macon-Bibb team wins international economic development award

In early October, the Macon-Bibb County Economic Development Team received a Bronze Excellence in Economic Development Award for its 2015 project in the category of Paid Advertisement Campaign for communities with populations of 25,000-200,000 from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). The award was presented at the 2015 International Economic Development Council Annual Conference.