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Rutland High to receive check for FAFSA participants

Rutland High to receive check for FAFSA participants

Rutland High School will receive a $1,000 check after completing a challenge from the Georgia Student Finance Commission.

According to a news release, the challenge was to increase the number of students who completed the FAFSA, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, this school year.

The presentation is Wednesday at 11:30 a.m at Rutland, located at 6250 Skipper Road in Macon.

Macon-Bibb seeking recreation center suggestions

Macon-Bibb seeking recreation center suggestions

Several public forums are being held in Macon for feedback on several recreation center sites.

According to a news release from the Mayor's Office, public feedback on what amenities and activities could be included would help. Through the forums, the project designers can develop preliminary drawings, seek additional feedback then provide a final drawing to the public before presenting it to the Commission, the release states.

Vaughn & Melton have been selected to head those projects, the release says.

All five forums start at 6:30 p.m. To know where they will be held and what project will be discussed, click here.

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."

 

Youth Summit workshop to be held at Southwest High School

Youth Summit workshop to be held at Southwest High School

A free parent/teen youth summit workshop is being held Saturday at Southwest Magnet High and Law Academy in Macon from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

This event is free and open to the public, according to a news release from the Georgia Legal Services Program. The workshop, the release states, is being held to discuss data on issues and strategies parents should consider to prevent their child from becoming a high-school dropout. 

This event is sponsored by GLSP, the Georgia Appleseed Center for Law & Justice, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.: Epsilon Beta Lambda Chapter and the Macon Bar Association.

Refreshments will be served. 

For more information, please contact Joe Lindsey at 478-737-2066.

Public invited to learn about smart growth strategies

Public invited to learn about smart growth strategies

Residents and business owners are invited to learn more smart growth strategies at a public forum with Smart Growth America on April 15 at 5:30 p.m. in Commission Chambers at Government Center (700 Poplar Street).

The forum is part of free, grant funded technical assistance program offered by Smart Growth America. The organization will be meeting with the community and representatives from Macon-Bibb County, the Urban Development Authority, New Town Macon, Chamber of Commerce, Planning & Zoning, the Middle Georgia Regional Commission, Industrial Authority, Development Authority of Bibb County, and the College Hill Alliance.

Georgia Strawberry Festival

Georgia Strawberry Festival


"Going Green at 17" is the theme, of this year's 17th Annual Georgia Strawberry Festival and Reynolds, Georgia is the place to be. This family friendly festival has truly grown over the years! We are excited to announce a special "treat" this year: the first annual "weiner dog races"

 

For more infomation please visit our website at www.ga-strawberry.org

Parks & Rec hosts Adult Field Day

Field Day…Ah the memories. Team t-shirts, 50 yard dash, tug of war, over under; all on the hottest day of the school year, of course. But what if you could experience that elementary school fun as an adult? I think you see where this is going… You CAN!

On May 16, Parks & Rec will host the 2nd Annual Adult Field Day at Luther William Field. Our events are top secret, but you and your team can expect to participate in events such as dizzy bat relays, egg toss, flip cup, and an obstacle course. In addition to this day of nostalgia, you will also get to enjoy giveaways, crown competitions, and live music. Check out MaconBibbTV’s coverage of last year’s Adult Field Day by clicking here.