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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:

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.


Macon house to be demolished for improvement project

Macon house to be demolished for improvement project

An abandoned house at the intersection of Log Cabin Drive and Hollingsworth Road wil be demolished Thursday at 11 a.m. to make room for an improvement project.

According to a news release, the house is being torn down in advance of the Hollingsworth Road-Log Cabin Drive intersection being realigned to make it safer.

The new improvement project will include a new pedestrian bridge and repairs to the current road over Rocky Creek, construction of a new curb and gutter, sidewalk, drainage swales, drainage structures and driveways; realign the intersection of Hollingsworth Road and Log Cabin Drive, adding a northbound left-turn lane on Log Cabin Drive and more.

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.

Keep the Ocmulgee River Alive with a cleanup

Keep the Ocmulgee River Alive with a cleanup

The Macon Water Authority is organizing it 11th annual Ocmulgee River cleanup Saturday.

The campaign, Ocmulgee Alive!, is one of the largest river cleanups in the state and is organized by the MWA with partners Newtown Maocn and Keep Macon-Bibb Beautiful.

It will begin at 8:30 a.m. Volunteers are encouraged to bring appropriate (outdoor) clothing, a tool to pick up trash, heavy duty work gloves, sunscreen, insect repellant and water for hydration.

All participants must sign a release and liability release and register, which can be done here

For questions, please call Mark Wyzalek at 478-464-5678 or ocmulgee_alive@maconwater.org.

Statewide Burn Ban has been lifted

Statewide Burn Ban has been lifted

The Georgia State Environmental Protection Division has lifted the "Statewide Burn Ban."

According to a news release, the State Fire Prevention Code still requires a burning permit be requested prior to burning.

Regulations include: