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Weekend Lane Closure on I-75 in Bibb

From 7 a.m. through 9 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 11 and Sunday, Dec. 12 on I-75 north and southbound between Pierce Ave. and Arkwright Rd, there will be a single lane closure.

That's according to a news release from The Georgia Department of Transportation (DOT)

The Georgia DOT has been notified by the contractor of a single lane closure on I-75 north and southbound in order to continue removal of the Riverview Road Bridge. 


Historic Macon Announces Release of Architectural Styles Book

A new book promises to boost local pride and draw new visitors to experience Macon’s unparalleled collection of architectural treasures. 

After years of work, Historic Macon Foundation’s Education Committee is pleased to announce the release of A Tour Through Time: An Architectural Guidebook to the Houses of Macon, GA

The guidebook has been a project of the Education Committee for many years, led by community volunteers Lars Anderson, Charles Brittain and Susan Long.

The book is available for sale today, Dec. 9, 2010, for $14.95 exclusively at the Sidney Lanier Cottage at 935 High St., and will continue on sale at the Cottage through the holidays.  The gift shop at the Cottage is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Local Bank Sponsors Toys for Tots Drive

Robins Federal Credit Union is currently collecting donations for Toys for Tots at branches in the following counties - Baldwin, Bibb, Clarke, Houston, Jones, Monroe and Peach.

Unwrapped toys for children ages birth-14 may be dropped off at these branch locations between now and Dec. 15.

For more information, call Megan Allen at 478-923-3773.

Howard High School Students to Perform at Governor's Mansion

The Howard High School Chamber Orchestra has been invited to perform at the Governor’s Mansion on Dec. 9 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. as part of the Mansion’s Holiday Open House.

Each year, the Georgia Music Educator’s Association works with the Governor’s Office to schedule groups for the Open House, and groups can only perform once every three years.

"We are honored to be selected to perform at the Governor's Mansion Holiday Open House,” says Orchestra Director and Fine Arts Chair John Sweat. “This is a wonderful opportunity for our orchestra and a chance to showcase our students; it will be an event they will remember for the rest of their lives."

The Howard High School Band will perform in the Macon Christmas Parade on Sunday, Dec. 12 at 3:00 p.m.

Family to Family Food Drive : Day 7 of 13 Days of Giving

Family to Family Food Drive : Day 7 of 13 Days of Giving


One of the most well known holiday songs states, "It's the most wonderful time of the year," and it is for some families.  But for others this holiday season has been reduced to one simple choice - food and shelter, or gifts for their families. 

This year the First Sergeants at Robins Air Force Base have identified seventy-five military families, including approximately two-hundred children, who don't have enough resources to provide food and gifts for their families. 

You can help by donating canned goods (see list below) or make a monetary donation which will help purchase turkeys, hams, and other perishable items. 

The 14th Annual Anita Ponder and Friends Holiday Feast Scheduled for Christmas Day

A free, holiday feast will take place on Christmas Day at the Douglass Theatre from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

The event will serve over 1600 people and will include over 1000 Meals on Wheels clients. Toys, clothes and shoes will be available for those who need them.

Local barbers will be on site to give complimentary haircuts and a complimentary salon service with a local stylist will also be available.

AJ the DJ will provide the live, holiday music entertainment.

For more information, contact Anita Ponder at 478-978-5067.

Community members are asked to call for free rides to the dinner, call if you or someone you know is in need, call if you want to volunteer and call if you want to donate food, toys or clothes.


The 567 Offers Crafts & Carols for Kids

On Saturday, Dec. 18, The 567 Center for Renewal (The 567) is scheduled to host Crafts & Carols.

The event will start at 10 a.m. with story and sing-along time. From 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. kids will have a chance to work on arts and crafts projects with their parents.

The cost is $5 per child. Those who plan to attend should contact The 567 to RSVP.

The 567 is located at 533 Cherry Street in downtown Macon.

For more information, contact melissa@the567.org.