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Macon, Georgia

Staff Spotlight: Julie Moore

Friday, July 1, is the start of a new fiscal year for many organizations including our government. To mark the occasion, we wanted to highlight the person who oversees our budget and makes sure the numbers all add up at the end of each day. That’s why Julie Moore is this week’s Staff Spotlight!
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Bike Walk Macon announces 2022 Mobility Maker Award Winners

From Bike Walk Macon– Bike Walk Macon hosted its second annual Mobility Maker Awards and Member Party on Thursday, June 23 at Fall Line Brewing Co. This event celebrates some of Macon’s most dedicated sustainable transportation advocates accompanied by a presentation showcasing the organization’s accomplishments in creating a more bikeable, walkable, and livable Macon-Bibb County in the past year. Awards are given in the following categories: Partnership Award, Volunteer of the Year Award, Government Department Award, Business Award, Impact Award, and Mobility Champion Award.
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Food truck festival returns to Carolyn Crayton Park

The Recreation Department is excited to invite the community to the second Picnic in the Park at Carolyn Crayton Park (formerly known as Central City Park). It’s happening from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 9. There will be nearly a dozen food trucks featuring sweets, treats,...
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Teens design, sell t-shirts in anti-violence fundraiser

Teenagers in the Mentor’s Project of Bibb County came together to create anti-violence t-shirts. Students in the Leadership Academy decided to make this their service project this year. They unveiled the design of the shirts during a news conference on Wednesday with Mayor Lester Miller. The front of the...
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More than 150 participated in cleanups over the weekend

At the Brookdale Resource Center. People volunteered to clean up the Center, as well the surrounding neighborhoods with help from Keep Macon-Bibb Beautiful. More than 70 people helped around the Center, cleaning inside and outside of the building, sorting through donations, sorting and folding laundry, packing hygiene bags, as well as winter bags.
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Next Level campers take part in community cleanup

Nearly 80 children stepped up to show that #cleanstreetsmatter to them by picking up litter and debris earlier this week. Students in the Next Level Community Development Center (NLCDC) DBA Camp partnered with Keep Macon-Bibb Beautiful (KMBB) to hold a community cleanup in Napier Heights. This was the camp’s service...
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Commission passes FY23 Budget

At Tuesday, June 21’s Commission meeting the Commission passed Mayor Lester Miller’s Proposed Fiscal Year 2023 Budget. This budget will cover city-county services for July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023, and there is not  a millage rate recommended in this budget. You can watch the full Commission meeting here.
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CASA Volunteers advocate for children in foster care

Central Georgia Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) just began another round of training for future volunteers. These amazing and loving members of our community will eventually work with DFCS, the court system, and other agencies to support children in foster care. They will be the advocates for the children in the system to make sure they are getting the support and services they need.
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Fire Department celebrates new Deputy Fire Chief

This week the Macon-Bibb County Fire Department held an event to celebrate the promotion of Battalion Chief James T. Alligood to Deputy Fire Chief. Fire Chief Shane Edwards, Mayor Lester Miller, and others spoke at the event. You can see photos from the promotion and pinning ceremony here. The Deputy...
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Code Enforcement Officers deputized by Sheriff

On Friday, June 17, nine Code Enforcement officers were deputized by Sheriff David Davis during a swearing in ceremony at the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office Law Enforcement Center. The officers have already gone through law enforcement training and have been Peace Officer’s Standards and Training (POST) certified in their...
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Blight Fight passes 180th demolition

Our crews have been extra busy this week removing dangerous and dilapidated buildings in our community. The week started with Southern Equipment removing two blighted houses at 1164 Spartan Street and 554 Central Avenue on Monday. The following day, Waste Bucket took down two blighted structures at 4020 Villa Avenue and Southern Equipment removed 2954 Columbus Road. On Wednesday, the former Greyhound Bus Station on Spring Street was taken down by our Public Works Department.
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Keep Macon-Bibb Beautiful holding two cleanups this weekend

If you’re looking for a way to give back to your community on the Day of Action, you can take part in two community cleanups. The first is part of United Way of Central Georgia’s Day of Action on Saturday, June 18. Keep Macon-Bibb Beautiful (KMBB) members and other community members will pick up trash, litter, and debris along the streets near the Brookdale Resource Center (3600 Brookdale Avenue). If you’re interested in participating, the cleanup will start at the Center at 9:00 a.m. and will last until 11:00 a.m.
ENVIRONMENT

Free golf classes for kids at Bowden Golf Course

Time for your tots to tee up! Historic Bowden Golf Course, along with the PGA Junior League, is offering a FREE golf camp for kids. There will be an orientation at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, June 27, at Bowden (3111 Millerfield Road). The program is open to all children in elementary and middle school students in Macon-Bibb County, and there is no cost to participate. All equipment will be provided during the classes. Teaching is tailored to each child’s skill and age, and they’ll learn more than just the basics of the game.
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Macon, Georgia

Former school converted to Senior Living Center

On Thursday, June 16, local officials including Mayor Lester Miller, Commissioners, and the Historic Macon Foundation held a ceremonial ribbon cutting to officially open the Alexander IV Senior Living Center. “This has been a beloved school and facility for a long time, and we knew it was critical to the...

Staff Spotlight: Tim Adside

Tim Adside takes pride in being a go-to guy. From safety repairs to landscaping to keeping our streets clean, he’s ready for anything, and that’s why he’s our Staff Spotlight this week. Tim’s professional life started with a stint at the old Crown Plaza hotel while he...
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Another pool, splash pad to open Saturday

These past summer days have been HOT! If you need to cool down, you now have a couple more options in our community. Starting Saturday, June 18, the pool at the Frank Johnson Recreation Center will be open in addition to the other pools at Delores A. Brooks, Booker T. Washington, and South Bibb. The splash pad at Daisy Park (1021 Daisy Park) will also open on Saturday at 8:00am – 8:00pm.
LIFESTYLE

The Community Foundation of Central Georgia announces first round of Macon Violence Prevention grant recipients

On Tuesday, June 14 Macon-Bibb County City Hall, the Community Foundation of Central Georgia joined Mayor Lester Miller and community leaders to announce the first round of Macon Violence Prevention (MVP) grant recipients. More than $800,000 in funding is being awarded to 25 nonprofit and faith-based organizations as part of ongoing efforts to prevent violent crime in Macon-Bibb County.
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Government offices closed for Juneteenth Holiday

Macon-Bibb County Government Offices and Courts will be closed Monday, June 20, in observance of the Juneteenth holiday. Emergency services will remain operational. The Solid Waste Convenience Center on 11th Street will close at noon on Sunday, June 19th, and remain closed on June 20th. Trash, recycling, bulk, and yard waste by Ryland Environment will not be affected that week.
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