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Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes and Hayrides Galore

Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes and Hayrides Galore

The time is near for picking out pumpkins and decorating for autumn!

Where to Go for Pumpkin Patches:

  • Elliott Farms, Lizella: features a pumpkin patch, tractor hay rides, snacks, farm animals. Opens in October. Call 478-935-8180 for more information.
  • Troup Corn, Laurens County: Features corn maze, hay ride, pumpkin patch and a mini-maze. Call 478-272-8170. Open October 12-November 23
  • Twin Oaks Fun Farm, Monroe County. Features pumpkins and a corn maze. 
  • Our Cotton Pickin' Christmas Tree Farm, Hawkinsville. Check their Facebook page for updates.Pick your own pumpkin from the patch. Also enjoy cider or cocoa on the porch while the kids climb the hay mountain. Open 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.
  • Crooked Pines in Eatonton: Pumpkin Festival October 5, 6

Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes and Hayrides Galore

Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes and Hayrides Galore

The time is near for picking out pumpkins and decorating for autumn!

Where to Go for Pumpkin Patches:

  • Elliott Farms, Lizella: features a pumpkin patch, tractor hay rides, snacks, farm animals. Opens in October. Call 478-935-8180 for more information.
  • Troup Corn, Laurens County: Features corn maze, hay ride, pumpkin patch and a mini-maze. Call 478-272-8170. Open October 12-November 23
  • Twin Oaks Fun Farm, Monroe County. Features pumpkins and a corn maze. 
  • Our Cotton Pickin' Christmas Tree Farm, Hawkinsville. Check their Facebook page for updates.Pick your own pumpkin from the patch. Also enjoy cider or cocoa on the porch while the kids climb the hay mountain. Open 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.
  • Crooked Pines in Eatonton: Pumpkin Festival October 5, 6

City of Macon Public Works Summer Hours

City of Macon Public Works Summer Hours
The City of Macon Public Works Department will begin its summer schedule on Monday, July 1, 2013. The purpose of the change is to protect the safety of Public Works employees working in elevated temperatures. Hours for the summer will be 6:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Trucks may be at a residence for solid waste collections as early as 6:15 a.m., Monday through Thursday. When there is a Monday holiday, solid waste collections will be one day behind for the week. There will be no waste collections on July 4, 2013. Instead, that day’s service will be provided on Friday, July 5. The work schedule will return to its regular schedule of 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 3, 2013. 

Census: Minority Population Growing

Census: Minority Population Growing

Bibb County's minority population has reached 58.8 percent, according to Census Bureau statistics and USATODAY research.

By Greg Toppo and Paul Overberg, USATODAY (Click for the full, interactive map)

Mosquito Spraying Scheduled at the Bibb-Jones County Line

Mosquito Spraying Scheduled at the Bibb-Jones County Line

Mosquito spraying happens tonight in the Shirley Hills and Wood Valley areas as well as in south Bibb County.

That's from 7-11 p.m. in these areas:

 

SHIRLEY HILLS/WOOD VALLEY

Bound by the following streets, roads, landmarks or bodies of water.

BORDERS:                

  • NORTH--the Bibb Co./Jones Co. line.
  • WEST--a line from the Ocmulgee River past the Masonic Home north to the Bibb Co./Jones Co. line past Upper River Rd.
  • SOUTH--I-75 north of the I-16 interchange south to I-16 to Spring St.
  • EAST--North Ave. to Gray Hwy. to the Bibb Co./Jones Co. line.

and in South Bibb County:

 

Bound by the following streets, roads, landmarks or bodies of water.

BORDERS:    

Mosquito Spraying Scheduled Near Lake Wildwood, Tobesofkee

Mosquito Spraying Scheduled Near Lake Wildwood, Tobesofkee

Take cover! 

Mosquito spraying the Lake Wildwood and Lake Tobesofkee areas is scheduled for tonight from 7-11 p.m.

Here are the areas included:

--Northeast Lake Tobesofkee

 

  • Rocky Creek east from the Bibb Co./Monroe Co. line to Lamar Rd. then to Peake Rd. (excluding Lake Wildwood).
  • the Bibb Co./Monroe Co. line from Rocky Creek south to Tobesofkee Creek.
  • Tobesofkee Creek through Lake Tobesofkee to Columbus Rd. to Mercer University Dr.
  • from Mercer University Dr. to I-475 north to Peake Rd.

--Lake Wildwood

 

  • All areas located within the confines of Lake Wildwood.