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Organizing Spring Fling Day 2: Glove Compartment

Organizing Spring Fling Day 2: Glove Compartment

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

 

Spring Fling Day 2:  Glove Compartment - Today let’s fling in your car. Grab a trash bag and pull everything out of the glove compartment or your console. Empty out the trash, get rid of the 100 extra pens and napkins and only put back the things you really need. Bonus points if you clean out under the seats too!

White House initiative expands access to internet

Several organizations are working together as part of the White House’s ConnectHome initiative to make sure children living in public housing have the tools they need to succeed, including fast internet and a working device, whether it’s a laptop or tablet. Macon-Bibb is one of only 28 communities nationwide that that were selected to participate, and partners came together in February to learn how the program was going and how they can be more involved.

Click here to watch a MaconBibbTV feature on the meeting.

For more about the initiative and how you can sign up, click here.

 

 

Organizing Spring Fling 2016 - Day 1: Medicine

Organizing Spring Fling 2016 - Day 1: Medicine

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

 

Student leaders visit water treatment plant at Javors Lucas Lake

On March 8, a group of Macon-Bibb student leaders from the Georgia Civic Awareness Program for Students (GCAPS) rode out to Javors Lucas Lake to learn about the county’s 5.8 billion gallon water supply, and how it gets from the tanks to their taps. 

McCoy told the group, “We get the water from the Ocmulgee River, and if we’re not able to get water for over 5 months, we still have a water supply here in Macon, unlike some water systems in Georgia which have a 3-day supply,” Gary McCoy, Water Operations Director with the Macon Water Authority, told the group.   

To read more about and see pictures from the trip, click here.

 

Organizing: Spring Fling 2016 begins April 1

Organizing: Spring Fling 2016 begins April 1

Flowers are blooming, birds are chirping, the pollen is flying. Spring has sprung and it’s a wonderful time to get rid of clutter and start fresh.

Join me for the month of April for a Spring Fling. Each day we will be sorting, discarding and flinging items and habits from a wide variety of areas of our home and lives.  You can pick and choose which flings you would like do. You can do them every day or at your own pace. It’s all up to you!

Practice Shelter in Place for a chance to sound the Macon-Bibb emergency siren

The Macon-Bibb County Emergency Management Agency is conducting a Shelter in Place drill on March 30, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. Shelter in Place means to take immediate shelter where you are – whether that’s at home, work, or school, or traveling – during an emergency.

To encourage people to participate and help spread the word of how important this drill is, EMA is hosting a social media contest. During the drill, take a photo of you and everyone else in your shelter in place location and post it to Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram and use #SiPMaconBibb. From the posted photos, EMA will select someone to sound the emergency sirens in during the monthly test in April or May.

Aspiring Eagle Scout uncovers, memorializes Negro League History in Macon-Bibb

A Macon-Bibb Boy Scout is going for his Eagle Scout rank, and in doing so, uncovered history that is now permanently marked at historic Luther Williams Field. Gordon Smith is with Troop 170, and while on a trip to the National Negro League Museum in Kansas City, he got curious. 

Gordon found out that four players from the National Negro League were born right here and helped pave the way for boys like Gordon to play ball, regardless of the color of their skin. Lemuel Hawkins, Marion ‘Sugar’ Cain, Robert Scott, and Ernest Fann each have their own plaques celebrating their groundbreaking careers hanging at Luther Williams Field.

Both Scott and Fann were at the plaque unveiling ceremony at Central City Park, and Fann spoke about the pride he feels when seeing Gordon’s project.