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MaconBibbTV highlights Earth Day celebration

Macon-Bibb County’s Green Team celebrated Earth Day this year with a luncheon at the Ocmulgee National Monument and a festival in the improved Tattnall Square Park. According to officials, it had the highest attendance of any previous celebration.

Click here for a feature video from MaconBibbTV about this exciting day.

The 567 Center Announces 1st Annual Beer & Bluegrass

The 567 Center Announces 1st Annual Beer & Bluegrass
MACON – On Saturday, July 11, The 567 Center for Renewal will host the 1st Annual Beer & Bluegrass, a fundraiser to benefit its programs. The 567 was formed as a non-profit organization five years ago to bring creative life to downtown Macon. In honor of its fifth anniversary, it has planned an event that is sure to attract a lively crowd. The event will feature craft beer tastings from Growler Spot, food, and live music by Johnny Roquemore & the Apostles of Bluegrass. In addition, there will be a raffle for prizes such as a Big Green Egg and a large selection of craft beer. Macon Beer Company owner Jeremy Knowles will be present to answer questions about his brews. Johnny Roquemore & the Apostles of Bluegrass will certainly set a lively tone for the night. The Apostles' hard-driving bluegrass and humorous original songs have consistently amused their audiences all over the South.

Macon-Bibb County closed for holiday

Macon-Bibb County will observe the Fourth of July Holiday by closing on Friday, July 3, 2015. As is customary, all essential services will be maintained.  

Macon-Bibb EMA seeks input into disaster response plan

The Macon-Bibb County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) is currently working with the Middle Georgia Regional Commission and community partners on its Pre-Disaster Mitigation Plan, and a public forum will be held June 25, 2015, at 1 p.m. in the Government Center Commission Chambers (700 Poplar Street) to let people know about the plan and seek their feedback.

The Pre-Disaster Mitigation Plan helps Macon-Bibb identify what hazards the community is susceptible to, where its vulnerabilities are, and what needs to be done to stop or lessen the impact from them. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) requires it be updated every five years in order for communities to be eligible for post-disaster financial reimbursement.

For more information about the current Plan and information being sought, click here.

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."