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Macon-Bibb celebrates Earth Day with festival in Tattnall Square Park 

Macon-Bibb County and its partners will hold its annual Earth Day festival on Wednesday, April 20 at Tattnall Square Park from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

People of all ages will be able to enjoy a vendors market with local produce and educational materials, and there will be a kids zone with games, prizes, face-painting, and more. The Southeastern Reptile Rescue is bringing live animals you can interact with, and Idyll Acres Rescue Ranch will be there with their mini-horse, Poppy Boy. 

In addition to the fun and interactive offerings, people will be able to learn about ways to go green at work, home, and school, and on the go. They will be able to sign up for Macon-Bibb County’s new recycling program and learn what can and can’t be put in the new 65-gallon bins. 

New leaders in the Fire Department after promotion gauntlet

The face of the Macon-Bibb Fire Department is changing. Since many people have retired in the past two years and during the Early Retirement Incentive Program, the way opened up for a new set of leaders to step up. And more than 130 did!

In February, the Fire Department named its first ever female chief, as well as six new Battalion Chiefs, 26 new Fire Captains, 33 new Lieutenants, and 67 new Sergeants. Each moving up is ready to fill the shoes of those who came before them, and continue the work of protecting Macon-Bibb County. 

“They’re well trained, the organization is strong, so I’m excited about it,” says Chief Marvin Riggins. “We have a brand new Macon-Bibb community, so here we are starting anew with the Macon-Bibb Fire Department.”

Click here to see a video about the department’s hard work,
and learn about the extra skills many of them bring to Macon-Bibb.

Organizing Spring Fling 2016 Day 14: Office Supplies

Organizing Spring Fling 2016 Day 14: Office Supplies

Welcome to the Spring Fling. Join us every day in April to start flinging the clutter from your life!

 

Organizing Spring Fling 2016 Day 13: Kitchen Utensils

Organizing Spring Fling 2016 Day 13: Kitchen Utensils

Welcome to the Spring Fling. Join us every day in April to start flinging the clutter from your life!

 

Organizing Spring Fling 2016 Day 12: Spices

Organizing Spring Fling 2016 Day 12: Spices

Welcome to the Spring Fling. Join us every day in April to start flinging the clutter from your life!

 

Spring Fling Day 12:  Spices - Look through your spices and get rid of any bottles that are expired or ones that you bought for a special recipe and will never use again.  Bonus points if you fling your condiments too! 

Organizing Spring Fling 2016 Day 11: Magazines & Newspapers

Organizing Spring Fling 2016 Day 11: Magazines & Newspapers

Welcome to the Spring Fling. Join us every day in April to start flinging the clutter from your life!

 

Organizing Spring Fling 2016 Day 10: Paint

Organizing Spring Fling 2016 Day 10: Paint

Welcome to the Spring Fling. Join us every day in April to start flinging the clutter from your life!

 

Spring Fling Day 10:  Paint - Go through the old paint cans and spray cans in your garage or storage room and get rid of the ones you will not use again or that are dried up. Safely dispose the cans in accordance to the regulations in your area.