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5 x 5 Program kicks off in District 9 with series of events

Macon-Bibb County will begin its 5x5 Neighborhood Improvement Program in District 9 on Monday, March 9, and it will run through Friday, April 10. Commissioner Al Tillman will be hosting several public events throughout the week to raise awareness of the program, seek input on other projects, provide a Macon-Bibb update, and bring the community together to help with the cleanup.

Kick-Off Press Conference
Monday, March 9 * 10:00 a.m.
3809 Mumford Road

Public Forum
Tuesday, March 10 * 6:30 p.m.
Macon Mall, 2nd floor near Belk

Neighborhood Cleanup
Saturday, March 14 * 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
5 x 5 Area (See map below)

Community Festival
Saturday, March 14 * 12:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Greater Bellevue Baptist Church

Annual Student Art Show Opens Downtown

Annual Student Art Show Opens Downtown

Student artwork will be on display when the Annual Student Art Show opens this week at The 567 Center for Renewal. The opening for the show will be held Friday, March 6, from 6-9 p.m.

The 567 Center for Renewal is located at 533 Cherry Street in downtown Macon.

The art show is a collaboration between the Bibb County School District, the Georgia Art Education Association - District 5, and The 567 Center for Renewal. The artwork will remain on display through March 27.

Cinderella's Wish List Dress Sale

Cinderella's Wish List Dress Sale

The Bibb County School District's Career, Technical and Agricultural Education (CTAE) Department will host its third annual Cinderella’s Wish List Dress and Accessories Sale this month.

The Cinderella's Wish List Dress and Accessories Sale features new or gently used prom dresses and accessories for sale at a discounted cost. The sale begins Thursday and Friday, March 5-6, from 4-7 p.m. and continues Saturday, March 7, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

The event will be held at the Welcome Center Annex next to Hutchings College and Career Academy, at 2007-F Riverside Drive in Macon. All high school girls are invited to attend.

The CTAE Department is hosting the event to raise funds for the 2015 CTAE Student of the Year Scholarship fund.

Currently, the CTAE Department presents a scholarship to the Bibb County CTAE Student of the Year, as well as to the first- and second-place runners-up.

Public forum for downtown master plan

The Macon Action Plan (MAP) is hosting a community reception on Friday, March 6, from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the 

Macon-Bibb delegation attends HOPE Global Forum

This year’s HOPE Global Forum was held in Atlanta from January 15-17, and a twelve-member delegation from Macon-Bibb County and the community were given the chance to attend as a Co-Convening Partner, hear from the speakers, and meet organizers of the event and programs. The delegation heard from experts on financial empowerment for those in the lowest income brackets, make connections with organizations that could help Macon-Bibb County enhance its work in this area, and meet with leaders from the public and private sector working to address financial literacy.

MaconBibbTV Highlights 2nd St Vision Block Opening

MaconBibbTV Highlights 2nd St Vision Block Opening

This past December, Macon-Bibb County reopened the block of Second Street between Cherry and Poplar Streets to vehicular traffic after a short event with comments from Mayor Robert Reichert, Commissioners, SPLOST Advisory Committee Chair Jeffery Monroe, and representatives from TY Lin International and Chris R. Sheridan & Co.

MaconBibbTV was there to cover this milestone event, and you can watch that coverage – including interviews, improvements, and more – by clicking here.

Lake Tobesofkee Christmas Boat Parade

The Macon-Bibb County Parks & Recreation Department will hold its first Lake Tobesofkee Christmas Boat Parade on Saturday, December 20 beginning at 6:00 p.m. The Parade will begin at the Fish & Pig Restaurant and go up the lake to the Lower Thomaston Bridge, then back to the restaurant.