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East Macon Rec Center improvements celebrated

Macon-Bibb County broke ground in mid-November for improvements at the East Macon Recreation Center (3326 Ocmulgee East Boulevard). This event marked the beginning of the first phase of improvements, which includes sidewalks, a new t-ball field, a rebuilt concession stands, new fencing, and upgrades to the storm drainage system and the scoring boxes. This phase will cost $300,000, which is being paid for with funds from the voter-approved Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST).

Click here for a feature video on this SPLOST project and what it means to the community.

Celebrate a 'Miracle on Poplar Street'

Celebrate a 'Miracle on Poplar Street'

A fundraiser that will raise money for families affected by autism will be held Saturday, December 19 on Poplar Street.

According to a flyer, "Miracle on Poplar Street" will be from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at 616 Poplar Street in Macon.

A raffle with prizes will be held, and refreshments will be served.

Vendors will include One Crafty Mama, Origami Owl, Flicker N' Shine and more.

For more information, please call Gigi at 786-402-8516 or 478-742-5502.

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.”

Buy a wreath for a grave at Riverside Cemetery

Buy a wreath for a grave at Riverside Cemetery

Riverside Cemetery invites you to buy a wreath for a veteran's grave.

According to a press release, Wreaths Across America is providing evergreen wreaths for graves. The wreath laying ceremony December 12 at noon.

Macon church to host spiritual weekend for youth

Macon church to host spiritual weekend for youth

Saint Luke Baptist Church in Macon will be holding a youth empowerment seminar next week.

Located at 1180 Haywood Road, the news release for the church states topics that will be discussed are education, peer pressure, college preparation, bullying, abstinence, personal hygiene and more.

It will be Saturday, Nov. 21 at 9 a.m.

Registration is free, and lunch will be provided.

For more information, please call Pam at 478-719-2411.

Historic Macon to host bike tour of Ingleside Historic District

Historic Macon to host bike tour of Ingleside Historic District

The organization Historic Macon will host a plaque dedication and bike tour of the Ingleside neighborhood November 14 from 10 a.m. to noon.

According to a news release, it'll begin with the dedication commemorating Ingleside as a National Register of Historic Places Historic District in Henry Burns Park. The bike tour will leave from the park, following the dedication. It'll be about 15 minutes long.

Vickie Hertwig is leading the tour.

For more information and to purchase tickets, click here. Call 478-742-5084 for additional questions.

Change your clocks, change your battery

The Macon-Bibb Fire Department is reminding everyone to change set their clocks back Sunday at 2 a.m. to end Daylight Savings Time.

This is also a time to change the battery in your smoke detector.

Contact the Fire Department at 478-751-9180 to have one installed at no cost.