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$400K scholarship winner to hold presentation on paying for college

Marianne Riggins, who won a $400,000 college scholarship, will be hosting a presentation on how to pay for college  November 21 at Macedonia Church, located at 600 Eisenhower Parkway in Macon.

It will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. All who attend will be eligible for the Ragins/Braswell National Scholarship.

For more information, click here or call 478-750-0040.

Central website, e-mail for Macon-Bibb SPLOST launched

Central website, e-mail for Macon-Bibb SPLOST launched

Macon-Bibb County has a new website dedicated for another way for people to learn about SPLOST projects.

According to a news release, SPLOST, also known as the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax, funds citywide projects. 

"One of our charges as the SPLOST Advisory Committee was to increase and improve communication with the public, both providing information to the public and giving feedback to the government based on what people expect," Jeffery Monroe, the committee chair, said in a statement.

The new SPLOST website, according to the release, features an interactive map of current projects, financial statements, press releases and more. 

Visit the site here. For questions or concerns, click here to e-mail.

SPLOST Advisory Committee hears updates on projects, financial statements

The Macon-Bibb County SPLOST Advisory Committee met on Monday, October 19, to review the most recent financial statements, hear an update on the projects, and learn about the new SPLOST website developed by the Office of Public Affairs. Of particular interest to the Committee was the beginning of several recreation projects, including East Macon Park, Filmore Thomas Park, and the Senior Citizens Center.

To view a copy of the September financial statement, click here,
and to view the report from the SPLOST Project Manager, click here.

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.