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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.

James M. Cox Foundation, EveryoneOn to bridge digital divide in Middle Georgia

The James M. Cox Foundation announced on September 16 a $288,500 grant to EveryoneOn. The grant will fund an innovative pilot program providing 1,500 tablet computers, preloaded with premium educational content, to families in Georgia who are enrolling in Cox Communications' Connect2Compete discounted internet service program.

Macon to have 'Station of Hope'

The first Faith and Community Alliance meeting in Maocn will start in October.

The platform is for building support among local stakeholders and Macon faith partners while helping the Department of Justice to better serve Macon youth.

For more information, click here.

 

Vehicle Maintenance Dept showcased in '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.

Byron Fire Department to have Fire Prevention Fun Day

The Byron Fire Department is holding a Fire Prevention Fun Day at the Jail House in Byron October 3 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Food, fun and games will be provided. 

Volunteer firefighter Steve Smith is putting on the event.

1st Middle Georgia Idol to be held in Macon

The first Middle Georgia Idol event will be held November 12 starting at 7 p.m. at the Howard Middle School Auditorium on Forsyth Road.

The event will showcase the talent of Middle Georgia's youth and young adults. It's a fundraiser to benefit the Family  Counseling Center.

Tickets are $10 per person and children under ages 10 are free with a paying adult.

To purchase tickets, please call the Family Counseling Center at 478-745-2811.

Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys to hold free law clinic

Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys to hold free law clinic

The Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys and New Life International Ministries will hold a free law clinic October 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 283 Grant Avenue in Macon.

According to a news release, free legal advice will be given by licensed Georgia attorneys in the following areas: criminal law, family law (guardianship, child support, legitimization), landlord/tenant law, personal injury, social security/disability, small business and consumer rights.

Free lunch will be provided by Lee and Eddie's BBQ.