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Holiday safety tips from the Fire Department

During the Holiday Season, the Macon-Bibb County Fire Department would like to offer some turkey fryer operation safety tips to ensure that you and your family have a fun and safe time. To read the full list of tips, visit our website by clicking here. 

“We want everyone to have a happy and safe holiday season,” says Lieutenant Brenda Thomas. “Fire safety starts at home, and with these tips, people can more safely celebrate with friends and family.”

Macon-Bibb County expands recycling, yard waste program

On November 17, the Macon-Bibb County Commission approved the expansion and standardization of recycling and yard waste pickup and realignment of garbage pickup services. Beginning January 4, 2016, the following services will be offered:

Medical Center, Navicent Health 'paints the town pink' for breast cancer awareness

Medical Center, Navicent Health 'paints the town pink' for breast cancer awareness

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Medical Center, Navicent Health in Macon has prepared a month-long celebration during October. Notable events are as followed:

·         Monday, Oct. 19

•          FREE Community Seminar – “Breast Health and Breast Cancer”

§  6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

§  Monroe Regional Medical Complex (120 N. Lee Street, Forsyth)

§  Presented by Dr. Paul Dale, Surgical Oncologist with Navicent Health

§  For reservations, call (478) 633-4733 or email rsvp@mccg.org


Shalom Zones receive sponsorship to improve neighborhood health

On Monday, September 28, 2015, Wellcare of Central Georgia presented a sponsorship of $11,380 to Macon-Bibb County’s Shalom Zones to start or add on to community gardens and to host healthcare initiatives.

“I would like to thank WellCare of Georgia for joining with us as we move forward to make the Communities of Shalom here in Macon-Bibb healthier,” says Frank Austin.

To read more about which neighborhoods are a part of this new health initiative click here.

AppleCare to open urgent care center in Macon

AppleCare to open urgent care center in Macon

The largest privately-owned group of primary, occupational and urgent care centers across Central Georgia has announced plans to expand into Macon later this year.

According to a news release, AppleCare will open its 15th urgent care clinic in Macon at 4795 Riverside Drive.

The release states AppleCare clinic will provide primary care and walk-in urgent care medical services for those from ages six months to adult, as well as local employer health services.


Macon-Bibb Health Department to hold walk-in flu shot clinic

Macon-Bibb Health Department to hold walk-in flu shot clinic

Flu season is in full swing, and the Macon-Bibb Health Department wants to heal the sick.

The Macon-Bibb County Health Department is hosting a flu shot walk-in clinic on Tuesday, September 22 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday, September 15 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m, according to a news release.

The clinic will be in the Assembly Room at its 171 Emery Highway location. No appointment will be necessary necessary.

Drive through service will be avilable for the handicapped and disabled, the release states, with a maximum of four people per car, including the driver.

Residents who miss the clinics can visit the department for flu shots during regular business hours, which are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

EMA helping families prepare for disasters

September is National Preparedness Month, and the Macon-Bibb Emergency Management Agency (EMA) is participating in FEMA’s national and Georgia’s statewide campaign to help families prepare for any disaster. EMA will educate people through a series of educational meetings, local media coverage, and social media posts about how to be prepared ahead of a disaster, stay safe during a disaster, and recover as quickly as possible following a disaster.

“People should take action now to make sure their friends, family, and pets know how to remain safe during an emergency and how to quickly recover,” says EMA Director Don Druitt.