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Save A Pet Adoptions

Save A Pet will be holding a dog adoption event at the Macon PetSmart on Saturday, February 19.

The event is scheduled from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Contact Rosie at saveapetrosie@gmail.com for more information.

Most dog adoptions are $125, and most dogs are spayed/neutered, microchipped and are up-to-date on shots.

Film Festival Announces 2011 Filmmaking Workshops During Festival

The 6th Annual Macon Film Festival will take place February 17 – 20, 2011, at three venues in historic downtown Macon, Georgia. In 2010 the Festival added free filmmaking workshops to the lineup of more than 60 hours of screenings and special events.

This year the Macon Film Festival is excited to announce three free filmmaking workshops, conducted by special guests including director Nick Moran, actor/filmmaker Morgan Simpson, and screenwriter Scott Seeke, a Macon Film Festival news release says.

The workshops will be held at The 567 Center for Renewal, located at 533 Cherry Street, within easy walking distance of the Cox Capitol Theatre and the Douglass Theatre, the two landmarks which anchor the festival.

The 2011 Macon Film Festival Workshops are:


Friday, February 18th

Knight Neighborhood Challenge Round Three Grants Announced

Twelve projects to enhance historic College Hill received $172,075 today as part of the Knight Neighborhood Challenge, a grant program to fund residents’ best ideas for strengthening a sense of place in the area.

The awards in this third round of the challenge range from $1,100 to plant native trees in the Corridor to $75,000 to build the successful College Hill Façade Loan Program.

Recipients are both residents of the College Hill area and Macon’s established institutions.

Comprehensive Transportation Plan Needed for Georgia's Prosperity by Sen. Brown and Sen. Mullis

By Senator Robert Brown and Senator Jeff Mullis, submitted by the Senate Press Office

The geography of Georgia has always presented its residents and visitors with an abundance of resources: from the mountains in the north, to the commercial centers in Atlanta, to the coastal plain of the southeast, and throughout the acres and acres of rich farmland in between.

As the largest state east of the Mississippi River, however, this same geography also presents us with difficulties. The lack of a structured and cohesive transportation system has denied many Georgia residents access to this state’s varied resources.

A few months ago, the two of us crossed the partisan aisle and organized a Statewide Transportation Summit in Macon. We hope that the summit marked only the beginning of a truly comprehensive and bi-partisan plan that will strategically grow our state’s transportation system. We both think we are on the right track.

Trash Pickup Delay in Schedule

Southland Waste Systems will have delays in trash pickup due to inclement weather conditions on Monday, January 10, 2011.

Solid waste collection in the unincorporated areas of Bibb County will be running one day behind schedule.

Tubman Museum Book Discussion Rescheduled


Due to inclement weather, the group book discussion of William Craft’s Running 1,000 Miles for Freedom set for January 11, 2010, at 6:30 p.m. has been rescheduled. 

Those who planned to attend the January 11, event may join us at the Tubman Museum at 6:30 p.m. on January 18, for a combined group discussion.

A special presentation on the book will also be given by Dr. Catherine Meeks at the Douglass Theatre (located at 335 Martin Luther King Blvd.) on January 25, 2011, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 

Peyton Anderson Foundation Donates to Museum of Aviation

Peyton Anderson Foundation Donates to Museum of Aviation

The Museum of Aviation Foundation received a $50,000 donation from the Peyton Anderson Foundation to improve and relocate the Tuskegee Airmen Exhibit from Hangar One to the Scott Exhibit Hangar at the Museum of Aviation, according to a museum release. 

The move is part of the Museum’s effort to consolidate a number of World War II exhibits into one hangar. 

The Peyton Anderson Foundation website says that the foundation was formed to handle the broad distribution of the estate of Peyton Tooke Anderson, Jr. to enhancing the quality of life in the communities of Macon, Bibb County, and Middle Georgia.