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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.

Middle Georgia State University to "deconstruct Disney"

Middle Georgia State University to "deconstruct Disney"

Middle Georgia State University will hold a viewing and discussion of a Disney movie in November.

According to a news release, "Mulan" will be shown November 12 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Professional Sciences and Conference Center room 136.

The event is free and open to the public.

Middle Georgia State University to host college fair

Middle Georgia State University to host college fair

High school seniors in Macon will have a chance to do some college scouting at Middle Georgia State University.

The college fair, which will feature representatives from several colleges and universities, will be Tuesday from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The fair is free. For more information, click here.

Greenwood Farm PAW Festival to hold free veterinary clinic

The Greenwood Farm PAW Festival is hosting a free veterinary clinic October 24 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 5996 Forsyth Road in Macon.

According to Elizabeth Barker with the clinic, there will be an instrument petting zoo, spay and neutered truck, shot clinic, microchip clinic ($10/each pet),  teddy bear surgery clinic and so much more.

Barker said the clinic is a way to bring awareness to local rescues and for more fosters, rescue groups and adoptions to happen.

For more information, please call the clinic at 478-474-9048 or visit the clinic's Facebook page.