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Community celebrates upgraded Frank Johnson Rec. Center

Everyone in the Unionville neighborhood knows the name Frank Johnson. The community leader  lovingly nicknamed "the Mayor of Unionville" passed away in November at age 89. Now, his legacy lives on through the work he put in while he was here.

The Frank Johnson Recreation Center (2227 Mercer University Drive) just went through $939,000 in voter-approved SPLOST-funded upgrades. At the ribbon cutting to unveil the new additions, Mr. Johnson's widow, Dorothy, and daughter, Cheryl, told stories and shared memories of the beloved patriarch. You can watch their remarks on MaconBibbTV's website. 

Blight demolitions on Wise Avenue to make way for multi-purpose field

Macon-Bibb County continued its attack on blight on Monday, March 20, by demolishing nine houses on Wise Avenue. This was the first phase of demolitions to clear that area to make way for a new multipurpose field to serve the Pleasant Hill neighborhood. You can see a photo rendering of that planned field below. The second phase of demolitions includes nine additional structures. A massive blight-attack plan is under way in Macon-Bibb.

What do you want to see in Rosa Parks Square? Share your thoughts in public forum

Macon-Bibb County, the Macon-Bibb County Urban Development Authority (UDA), and design firm HGOR will hold the third and final public meeting for the future design of Rosa Parks Square on Tuesday, March 28, in Commission Chambers in Government Center (700 Poplar Street) at 6:00 p.m. At this forum, HGOR will unveil the proposed design for Rosa Parks Square, and seek final feedback.  

Major upgrade coming to Henry Burns Park

Henry Burns Park (at the corner of Ingleside and Ridge Avenues) is a popular place, but it's small. In an effort to maximize the impact of the space we have Commissioners approved a plan to bring $709,250 worth of work to the area. Ogles Construction, Inc will handle the renovations.

Liechtenstein's Ambassador to the U.S. speaks to group at Government Center

The Macon-Bibb County Global Affairs Coalition hosted His Excellency Kurt Jaeger, Ambassador of Liechtenstein to the United States of America, on Thursday, February 23. The Ambassador gave a presentation to residents, students, and leaders titled ‘The Relationship of Liechtenstein with the European Model in a Post-Brexit World.’

Increasingly Enlightened: Mayor Reichert outlines vision for the future in annual address

At the Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce’s 2017 State of the Community Luncheon, Macon-Bibb Mayor Robert Reichert spoke to the crowd of leaders, officials, and business professionals about how bright the future is for our community. In fact, he called it increasingly enlightened! You can read the mayor's speech here, and to watch his remarks, visit MaconBibb.TV. To see a gallery of photos from the event, click here.

Commissioners receive report on Macon-Bibb’s FY16 financial audit

On Tuesday, January 24, Mauldin & Jenkins presented Macon-Bibb County’s first Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) to the Commission, which is based on its audit of the county’s finances for July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016. While Mauldin & Jenkins has conducted audits of the government’s finances in the past, this is the first time a CAFR has been completed because those previous audits provide the historical data needed for comparisons and trends.