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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.

Coliseum celebrates Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Coliseum celebrates Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Coliseum Health System will be celebrating all month with events that are, according to a news release, designed to bring awareness to prevention and early detection.

Those events are posted here

Byron Fire Department to have Fire Prevention Fun Day

The Byron Fire Department is holding a Fire Prevention Fun Day at the Jail House in Byron October 3 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Food, fun and games will be provided. 

Volunteer firefighter Steve Smith is putting on the event.