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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.

Commissioner Al Tillman to host job fair

Commissioner Al Tillman to host job fair

A job fair hosted by Macon-Bibb Commissioner Al Tillman will be held Thursday at 6 p.m. at Lizzie Chapel Church on Bartlett Street.

It's for the Macon-Bibb County Fire Department and the Bibb County Sheriff's Office.

According to the news release, the fair is the latest in a series of events and outreach efforts hosted by Commissioner Tillman to make people aware of available jobs in Macon-Bibb County.

"We are looking for men and women with a great work ethic and who are full of character, courage and commitment," Marvin Riggins, the fire chief, said. in a statement. He also said over 50 firefighters have retired in recent months.

"This job requires commitment and dedication to the cause," he said. "Every day, we uphold the commitment to excellence, and we are only looking to hire people who carry that same sense of value.

$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.