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Student leaders learn about airport’s economic impact

For most people, the first thing that comes to mind when they think of an airport…is flying! But the operations at the Middle Georgia Regional Airport (MCN) go much further than that. In April, students in Macon-Bibb’s GCAPS (Georgia Civic Awareness Program for Students) leadership cohort visited the Airport to learn about its history and economic impact on the entire region.

Companies such as Boeing, Bombardier, Haeco, and Yulista have all set up shop at MCN to provide maintenance, repair, and overhaul for everything from small private planes to commercial liners to military aircraft. It’s those services that keep the airport running, and supporting our local economy.

Click here to watch a MaconBibbTV feature on the students’ visit
to MCN to learn about the economic impact.

Macon-Bibb names Student Leadership Award recipient

At the June 7 Commission Meeting, Macon-Bibb County named and honored the 2015-2016 recipient of the Bert Bivins, III Student Leadership Award, which is given to a member of Macon-Bibb’s Georgia Civic Awareness Program for Students (GCAPS) cohort. This year’s recipient is Sharrieff Muhammad, a recent graduate of the Georgia Cyber Academy and the first homeschool student to participate in the program.

“We have observed his work among his peers; we have noticed his creativity we appreciate his participation, his punctuality, and that he is a natural leader,” says Charles Coney, Macon-Bibb’s Assistant County Manager.

To read more about the Mr. Muhammad, the Award, and GCAPS, click here.


Commission recognizes Education Support Professionals

At its June 7 meeting, Mayor Robert Reichert announced that May 20 had been proclaimed Education Support Professionals Day in Macon-Bibb County in conjunction with the Bibb Association of Educators Awards. The Commission took time that evening to recognize this year’s Education Support Professional of the Year, Rutland High School Head Custodian Beverly Harris.

In addition to the Education Support Specialist of the Year, BAE also awarded the Read Across America winner, Vineville Academy, a $500 Barnes and Noble gift certificate. Also, a student from Vineville and Alexander II each received a Nook e-reader.

To read more about the BAE Awards and to see pictures from the recognition, click here: www.maconbibb.us/esprecognition2016/.

$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.

Community group to help Bibb Co. teachers restock school supplies

Community group to help Bibb Co. teachers restock school supplies

Amerigroup, a community partner for the Bibb County School District, will help teachers restock their school supplies during mid-semester mayhem.

According to a news release, it's a part of the group's Mobile Teacher's Closet. The restocking is Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 a.m. They'll be bringing six trunks of supplies to each grade level at the following schools:

  • Burdell-Hunt Magnet School on Fort Hill Street
  • L.H. Williams Elementary School on Pursley Street
  • Southfield Elementary School on Bloomfield Drive
  • Riley Elementary School on Greenbriar Road


Student leadership cohort announced, attends first session

Macon-Bibb County has announced its second cohort of leaders for the statewide Georgia Civic Awareness Program for Students (GCAPS). This year’s class of 31 student leaders (a full list that is available by clicking here) came from a pool of more than 60 applicants, and they were introduced at a special event at the Cox Capitol Theatre in Downtown Macon on September 1. 

Rutland High to receive check for FAFSA participants

Rutland High to receive check for FAFSA participants

Rutland High School will receive a $1,000 check after completing a challenge from the Georgia Student Finance Commission.

According to a news release, the challenge was to increase the number of students who completed the FAFSA, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, this school year.

The presentation is Wednesday at 11:30 a.m at Rutland, located at 6250 Skipper Road in Macon.