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Business Development Services highlighted in MaconBibbTV’s ‘Get to Know’ feature

When Macon and Bibb County consolidated and became Macon-Bibb County, new departments were created and directors hired. To help educate people about the new departments, the job functions in them, and the people working to make them and the entire government successful, MaconBibbTV is highlighting them in a series of videos.

Click here to learn more about the Business Development Services Department
and its director, Tom Buttram.

Commission approves SPLOST items at October 20 meeting

At its meeting on October 20, the Macon-Bibb County Commission approved several items related to SPLOST projects. This includes the below items and details can be found by clicking here.

Log Cabin Drive condemnations

East Macon Park

Radio communications maintenance

Project funding transfers

Macon-Bibb ranked as a top city for resolving issues

Since July 2015, SeeClickFix has ranked the top 30 cities in America using its online and mobile application to help people resolve issues. Each month, the Top 30 Fixer Cities are announced, ranked by the number of issues resolved. In July, Macon-Bibb was ranked 12th out of the hundreds of cities using it by resolving 790 issues. In August and September, Macon-Bibb made it into the top 10, earning a rank of 7 by resolving 1,212 and 1,083 issues, respectively.

To read the September 2015 list of Top Fixer Cities, click here.

Macon-Bibb team wins international economic development award

In early October, the Macon-Bibb County Economic Development Team received a Bronze Excellence in Economic Development Award for its 2015 project in the category of Paid Advertisement Campaign for communities with populations of 25,000-200,000 from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). The award was presented at the 2015 International Economic Development Council Annual Conference.

Spirits come back to life to tell the stories of how they died at Riverside Cemetery

Spirits come back to life to tell the stories of how they died at Riverside Cemetery

Spirits who died in a peculiar way will come from the grave to tell the stories at the historic Riverside Cemetery from now until November 1.

According to a news release, bootleggers, car chasers, murderers, muskets, skyscrapers and more will tell their stories.

Dates and times are below:

Friday, Oct. 23 – 6 pm -9

Saturday, Oct. 24 – 6pm-9

Sunday, Oct. 25, 4pm-6pm

 

Thursday, Oct. 29, 6pm-9pm

Friday, Oct. 30, 6pm -9pm

Saturday, Oct. 31, 6pm-9pm

Sunday, Oct. 25, 4pm-6pm

 

For more information, please e-mail Steve Bell at steve.bell@riversidecemetery.com.

Ridge Edge Behavioral Health Center to host underage drinking town hall

Ridge Edge Behavioral Health Center to host underage drinking town hall

River Edge Behavioral Health Center is hosting a community town hall meeting on underage drinking and prevention Tuesday from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The meeting will be at the Rosa Jackson Recreational Center, located at 1211 Maynard Street in Macon, according to a news release.

The health center is in partnership with the group Macon Safe Decisions. The public is urged to attend.

Free Halloween pictures to be provided by Portrait Innovations in Macon

Portrait Innovations in The Shoppes at River Crossing is offering parents with children dressed in Halloween costumes free pictures.

The shoot will be Monday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Parents can receive a free 5x7 picture and three digital photos of each child in their costume, according to a news release. Portrait Innovation employees will also be handing out candy.

Parents also have the option to enter a photo contest to win one out of three $5,000 cash prices.

To submit a portrait entry and enter the contest, click here.