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Macon-Bibb starts Operation Cease Fire Midnight Basketball League

The Macon-Bibb Commission approved funding the ‘Operation Cease Fire Midnight Basketball League’ in order to provide an engaging and fun activity for people at a time when crime tends to happen. Those involved will have to take part in a life skills course, and those in charge hope if will promote health, safety, morals, and welfare in the citizens of Macon-Bibb County. This money will fund coaches, coordinators, uniforms, equipment and more. 

Registration for the League begins February 1, with enrichment sessions starting February 24 and the season kicking off February 27. For more information about the League, contact Armand Burnett with the Macon-Bibb County Recreation Department at 478-447-2767.

Macon community center to hold Youth and Family Day

Macon community center to hold Youth and Family Day

A free Youth and Family Day will be held at the Buck Melton Community Center in Macon in February.

It'll be February 27th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be food, drinks and door prizes.

For more information, call 478-743-2587.

Macon-Bibb holding forum on potential Brownfields

As part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Brownfields program, Macon-Bibb County will hold a public forum on Tuesday, January 26 at 2:00 p.m. in Commission Chambers at Government Center (700 Poplar Street).

“In order to continue the revitalization of our community and attract new development and businesses, we need to determine the sites that are ready or can be made ready,” says Macon-Bibb County Mayor Robert Reichert.

Next phase of Second Street Corridor Connector begins

Macon-Bibb County celebrated the beginning of the Second Street Corridor Connector’s second phase of construction on November 17 with a groundbreaking ceremony. This phase will cost $1.7 million and start at the realigned Edgewood Avenue and end where the Connector will later be built over the railroad.

The work consists of improving the storm drainage system, installing a 20” waterline to serve Navicent Health, constructing the road and shared sidewalks, and installing new lighting. During construction, First Street from Edgewood Avenue to Elm Street will be closed and eventually rerouted, and the at grade crossing on Elm Street will be permanently closed. 

To watch a feature video from MaconBibbTV about this milestone, click here. 

MLK Commission in Macon-Bibb announces year of events

On December 14, the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission announced its annual series of event to honor and remember the civil rights leader. At the same time, they partnered with The Mentors’ Project to pack bags for those in need this holiday season.

A website has been launched listing all of the events and connecting the Commission with organizations that want to help with an event or host their own. The press conference was covered by MaconBibbTV and can be viewed by clicking here, and the website can be found by clicking here

East Macon Rec Center improvements celebrated

Macon-Bibb County broke ground in mid-November for improvements at the East Macon Recreation Center (3326 Ocmulgee East Boulevard). This event marked the beginning of the first phase of improvements, which includes sidewalks, a new t-ball field, a rebuilt concession stands, new fencing, and upgrades to the storm drainage system and the scoring boxes. This phase will cost $300,000, which is being paid for with funds from the voter-approved Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST).

Click here for a feature video on this SPLOST project and what it means to the community.

Celebrate a 'Miracle on Poplar Street'

Celebrate a 'Miracle on Poplar Street'

A fundraiser that will raise money for families affected by autism will be held Saturday, December 19 on Poplar Street.

According to a flyer, "Miracle on Poplar Street" will be from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at 616 Poplar Street in Macon.

A raffle with prizes will be held, and refreshments will be served.

Vendors will include One Crafty Mama, Origami Owl, Flicker N' Shine and more.

For more information, please call Gigi at 786-402-8516 or 478-742-5502.