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Macon-Bibb launches website dedicated to SPLOST projects

Macon-Bibb County has launched a new website at www.splost.info as another way for people to learn about projects funded by the voter-approved Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST). Currently, the Commission regularly discusses and approves items related to projects, monthly financial statements are posted on the Macon-Bibb website, regular meetings are held with the SPLOST Advisory Committee, and local media frequently covers progress on the projects.

“One of our charges as the SPLOST Advisory Committee was to increase and improve communication with the public, both providing information to the public and giving feedback to the government based on what people expect,” says Committee Chair Jeffery Monroe. “This website provides us a single place where people can learn about the projects they approved, as well as to ask questions.”

Mercer University to hold Tennis Classic

Mercer University to hold Tennis Classic

Mercer University is holding a Tennis Classic of Macon featuring the top professional tennis players at the Leroy Peddy Tennis Center from October 25 to November 1, 2015.

According to a news release, players will attempt to win ranking points and gain experience as they move up the top teir of women's tennis.

For ticket and volunteer information, please call Eric Hayers, the tennis coach at Mercer and tournament director, at 478-301-2269.

Georgia Sports Hall of Fame selects Class of 2016 Hall of Fame honorees

The Georgia Sports Hall of Fame in Macon has selected eight members for the Class of 2016 Hall of Fame.

According to a news release, Michael Glenn, Chipper Jones, Patricia Roberts, Jimmy Robinson, Phil Schaefer, Hines Ward and Glenn Wilkes have all been selected.

They were chosen from a pool of 195 nominess.

Macon-Bibb Parks & Beautification highlighted in ‘Get to Know’ feature

Macon-Bibb Parks & Beautification highlighted in ‘Get to Know’ feature

When Macon and Bibb County consolidated and became Macon-Bibb County, new departments were created and directors hired. To help educate people about the new departments, the job functions in them, and the people working to make them and the entire government successful, MaconBibbTV is highlighting them in a series of videos.

Click here to watch the newest video and learn more about the Parks & Beautification Department
and its Director, Stephen Lawson.

Macon-Bibb seeking recreation center suggestions

Macon-Bibb seeking recreation center suggestions

Several public forums are being held in Macon for feedback on several recreation center sites.

According to a news release from the Mayor's Office, public feedback on what amenities and activities could be included would help. Through the forums, the project designers can develop preliminary drawings, seek additional feedback then provide a final drawing to the public before presenting it to the Commission, the release states.

Vaughn & Melton have been selected to head those projects, the release says.

All five forums start at 6:30 p.m. To know where they will be held and what project will be discussed, click here.

Bowden Golf Course listed in National Register of Historic Places

The Charles L. Bowden Golf Course, located on Millerfield Road in Macon, Bibb County, Georgia, was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on February 23, 2015. The nomination was sponsored by the City of Macon and the Macon Golf for Kids program.

Two Mercer athletes selected in MLB Draft

Two Mercer athletes selected in MLB Draft

Day three of the MLB Draft saw two Mercer Bears get selected by big league franchises.

The Chicago Cubs picked junior third baseman Chesny Young in the 14th round. Two rounds later, Young's teammate and senior pitcher Brandon Barker was drafted by the Atlanta Braves.

The Cubs get a hot bat in Chesny Young. He had a .401 average and 105 hits as a sophomore, before leading the team with a .348 average as a junior. Young also finished second on the team in hits with 71 this season.