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Heavy equipment recently clears the construction site where the Macon Housing Authority and Depaul USA are building Central City Apartments that are expected to be completed at the end of 2023.

From hazardous site to workforce housing and homeless respite

Liz Fabian, Civic Journalism Senior Fellow June 29, 2022

As officials break ground Thursday on $18 million of affordable housing for lower income workers near downtown Macon, they won't dig too deep. Georgia's Environmental Protection Division monitors hazardous...

In Phase III of the Treetops at Lake Tobesofkee, construction of 80 single-family homes has been approved on lots where building stalled in the 2008 recession.

Building boom planned in recession-stalled west Macon neighborhoods

Liz Fabian, Civic Journalism Senior Fellow June 28, 2022

Three partially undeveloped neighborhoods that have been dormant for about 15 years following the 2008 recession are getting a jolt of new life, according to plans for 257 homes approved Monday by the...

Crews work Friday to repair a washed out approach to the bridge on Log Cabin Drive.

Log Cabin water main break triggers review of Water Authority public alerts

Liz Fabian, Civic Journalism Senior Fellow June 27, 2022

When a 12-inch water main rupture closed Log Cabin Road to traffic earlier this month, the Macon Water Authority posted a notice on Facebook but waited nearly a week to send out a larger media announcement...

The Macon-Bibb County Comprehensive Plan steering committee first met in May to guide the process of updating the document that directs future grown.

Want better internet, communities, quality of life? Time to speak up

Liz Fabian, Civic Journalism Senior Fellow June 17, 2022

As local leaders, planners and developers plot out the next 20 years, they are calling on the public to help guide the way. The often-mundane, five-year cycle of renewing the Comprehensive Plan gets...

The Macon-Bibb County Board of elections held a called meeting Tuesday and reluctantly agreed to participate on mayors committee to help select new supervisor.

Board of Elections members bristle over Mayor’s plan for a search committee

Liz Fabian, Civic Journalism Senior Fellow June 16, 2022

Select members of the Macon-Bibb County Board of Elections, Mayor Lester Miller and two county commissioners will be choosing the next candidate for elections supervisor. In a special called meeting...

Attorney Bill Larsen argues against Macon-Bibb Planning & Zoning granting an appeal of a convenience store permit at the corner of Wesleyan  and Northside drives.

$150M colossal chicken chiller to bring 175 jobs; P&Z wrestles with convenience stores

Liz Fabian, Civic Journalism Senior Fellow June 15, 2022

About 175 new jobs are expected in east Bibb County at a planned $150 million cold storage automated warehouse for the poultry industry. Monday, the Macon-Bibb Planning & Zoning Commission approved...

There are also Macon residents who chose to ignore the signs. A pedestrian is shown after continuing through the roadwork in the rain. Photo credit: Angel Colquitt

Interactive map shows where pedestrians fatalities occur in Macon

Laura Corley, Civic Journalism Fellow June 14, 2022

Bibb County has one of the highest rates of pedestrian deaths in Georgia. A record 17 people were killed on foot here in 2021. Three of the fatalities were hits-and-run. Midway into 2022, there have...

Beginning in 2021, Project BAAD has been Bringing African Americans Downtown through a series of monthly festival-like block parties.

Macon’s 30th Juneteenth celebration teams up with Project BAAD

Liz Fabian, Civic Journalism Senior Fellow June 10, 2022

The United States is marking the nation’s first Juneteenth federal holiday this year, but Macon has been celebrating the event for 30 years. Organizer George Muhammad launched the first celebration...

Top issues discussed and actions taken from commission meetings at Macon-Bibb City Hall.

Liz Fabian, Civic Journalism Senior Fellow June 8, 2022

Superintendent Curtis Jones, left, secures a Victory in Progress pin to incoming Superintendent Dan Sims coat at the May 10 meeting solidifying Sims as the districts next leader.

Records provide glimpse into the cloistered search for the next Bibb Schools superintendent

Laura Corley, Civic Journalism Fellow June 6, 2022

In the hours before the Bibb County School Board was set to announce results from its monthslong search for a superintendent, some locals feared their voices weren’t being heard. Former three-term...

The Macon Water Authoritys Kendra Finney, left, talks with property owners who attended committee meetings at Macon City Hall on May 19.

South Bibb neighbors will have to sell some land for flooding fix

Liz Fabian, Civic Journalism Senior Fellow June 3, 2022

South Bibb County residents plagued by flooding issues for years will get some relief, but it won’t be any time soon and will cost some neighbors part of their property. After the Macon Water Authority...

The Macon Auditorium is closed until September to allow for Phase 1 of a renovation project on the ceiling and basement.

City Auditorium goes dark for three months as renovation begins

Liz Fabian, Civic Journalism Senior Fellow June 2, 2022

For the first time since the late 70s, the City Auditorium is being renovated. Although the county initially planned to spend $10 million of 2018 SPLOST proceeds, the final estimate is not yet known...

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