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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."


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.