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Macon-Bibb named top city for resolving issues

Macon-Bibb County remains one of the top cities in the country to resolve issues reported by the public using the SeeClickFix online and mobile application. Since July 2015, SeeClickFix has ranked the top 30 cities in America by the number of issues resolved, and Macon-Bibb has spent most of the time in the Top 10, broken into the Top 5 in December, and earned a Top 10 for all of 2015.

In addition to the rankings, SeeClickFix used Macon-Bibb’s success with the system registering people for new garbage and recycling carts in its year in review graphic. We have also been featured in 2015 on several blogs and videos produced and promoted by SeeClickFix, as well as having the opportunity to present at a national conference and on a national webinar on how to use technology to help the public. All of their rankings and infographics can be found at http://blog.seeclickfix.com.

Macon-Bibb remains a Top 10 Fixer City

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, and for November, Macon-Bibb County remained in the top 10 of cities across America, earning the number 8 spot with 520 issues resolved.

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

MLK Commission in Macon-Bibb announces year of events

On December 14, the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission announced its annual series of event to honor and remember the civil rights leader. At the same time, they partnered with The Mentors’ Project to pack bags for those in need this holiday season.

A website has been launched listing all of the events and connecting the Commission with organizations that want to help with an event or host their own. The press conference was covered by MaconBibbTV and can be viewed by clicking here, and the website can be found by clicking here

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.