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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.

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.

Middle Georgia Business Expo to be held at Macon Centreplex

Middle Georgia Business Expo to be held at Macon Centreplex

Xenos Local is hosting the Middle Georgia Business Expo at the Macon Centreplex November 13 from 9 a.m. to 6:3 0 p.m.

For more information and to register, click here.

Thomas Jackson Juvenile Justice Center dedicated

Macon-Bibb County leaders dedicated the Thomas Jackson Juvenile Justice Center on August 27, 2105. To watch the feature video about this exciting day, click here.

Phase I of Second Street Connector complete

On Thursday, August 20

Macon-Bibb completes 5 x 5 Program in Kings Park

Macon-Bibb County recently completed the second round of its 5 x 5 Neighborhood Improvement Program in District 3 by focusing on the Kings Park neighborhood, and Commissioner Lucas, residents, and departments hosted a press event prior to Macon-Bibb County departments beginning work.

EMA helping families prepare for disasters

September is National Preparedness Month, and the Macon-Bibb Emergency Management Agency (EMA) is participating in FEMA’s national and Georgia’s statewide campaign to help families prepare for any disaster. EMA will educate people through a series of educational meetings, local media coverage, and social media posts about how to be prepared ahead of a disaster, stay safe during a disaster, and recover as quickly as possible following a disaster.

“People should take action now to make sure their friends, family, and pets know how to remain safe during an emergency and how to quickly recover,” says EMA Director Don Druitt.