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CCJ Top Takeaways: Macon-Bibb commission meeting

CCJ Top Takeaways: Macon-Bibb commission meeting

Liz Fabian, Civic Reporting Senior Fellow October 20, 2021

Macon-Bibb County Commissioners approved more than 40 items Tuesday's, but most were on a consent agenda for measures that passed by majority in last week's committee meeting. Here are the CCJ Top Takeaways...

Macon-Bibb County Commissioners hold their regular meeting Tuesday at 6 p.m. following a public hearing on changes to business licensing.

Macon-Bibb spending millions for fire safety, trash cans and violence prevention

Liz Fabian, Civic Reporting Senior Fellow October 19, 2021

Macon-Bibb County Commissioners meet Tuesday evening to take final action on a number of items that passed through committee last week, including: $2.5 million for violence prevention measures, $2.8 million...

Georgia improves its mental health rating on data collected before the pandemic

Georgia is making improvements in some areas when it comes to mental health services. That’s according to e report released Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021, from the nonprofit Mental Health of America....

A ghostly image peers from a Cherry Street business window. Downtown Macon hosts trick-or-treating Sat., Oct. 30 and a variety of activities before Halloween.

Macon cold brews, scary boos and floating witches in time for Halloween

Liz Fabian, Civic Reporting Senior Fellow October 19, 2021

If you’re looking to scare up a good time, downtown Macon has plenty of treats in store leading up to Halloween. The main event, trick-or-treating, is set for Sat., Oct. 30, from 4-7 p.m. at participating...

ASK MAYOR MILLER: Mall deal, trash issue, crime fighting and blight fight

Liz Fabian, Civic Reporting Senior Fellow October 15, 2021

Macon-Bibb County Mayor Lester Miller sat down with the Center for Collaborative Journalism to discuss the Macon Mall project, garbage collection issues, commercial blight, Shot Spotter technology and...

Macon-Bibb County Mayor Lester Miller points to the proposed amphitheater in his plans for Macon Mall, that might one day include a casino.

Future Macon Mall plans could include casino, hotel and ‘Mac Town’

Liz Fabian, Civic Reporting Senior Fellow October 14, 2021

As Georgia lawmakers revisit the prospect of legal gambling in the state, Macon-Bibb County’s mayor has already been in talks with casino owners and operators. “Certainly not anything I’m necessarily...

The Macon-Bibb County Planning & Zoning Commission changed zoning in 4900 block of Bloomfield Road to allow for a new convenience store.

New builder for south Macon; P&Z approves Bloomfield rezoning, car wash

Liz Fabian, Civic Reporting Senior Fellow October 11, 2021

Amid a 90-day moratorium for new convenience stores, the Macon-Bibb County Planning and Zoning Commission approved rezoning for proposed new construction previously under consideration. Ashok Patel...

Macon-Bibb County Commissioner Bill Howell shows a south Bibb County deer stand partially submerged after Wednesdays heavy rain.

Record rain deluges Macon Water Authority with flooding woes

Liz Fabian, Civic Reporting Senior Fellow October 8, 2021

When the Macon Water Authority paused to recognize workers’ recent Platinum Award for excellence, not all the honorees made the meeting. This week’s record rainfall, dropping in torrents at times,...

Tiny Tour: Macon-Bibb County Government Center

Tiny Tour: Macon-Bibb County Government Center

October 6, 2021

The Macon-Bibb County Government Center is a downtown building that’s served a variety of purposes throughout its history. Whether it be a Civil War hospital, a police department, the temporary Capital...

Downtown Macon ambassadors, who cruise around in this blue pickup, help keep streets clean and safe.

Businesses pay extra $1.4 million to improve and beautify downtown

Liz Fabian, Civic Reporting Senior Fellow October 1, 2021

When it comes to business owners investing in downtown Macon, the full effect of the $1.4 million spent so far might not be easily recognized. That’s because the bulk of extra taxes paid in the Business...

The new sign at Barks N Brews dog park creates a dilemma for Macon-Bibb County Planning and Zoning.

Vintage trailers bring new challenges for Macon-Bibb Planning & Zoning

Liz Fabian, Civic Reporting Senior Fellow September 27, 2021

The “Sit Stay Drink” lighted sign at downtown’s new dog park would have to go under current Macon-Bibb County regulations. The 16 inch-letters on the Airstream trailer at Barks N Brews at 695...

Advanced voting for the Nov. 2 special election begins Oct. 12 in Macon-Bibb County.

Macon-Bibb Board of Elections to hire Dominion rep for Nov. 2 vote

Liz Fabian, Civic Reporting Senior Fellow September 24, 2021

While much of the political world is focused on 2022 contests, Macon-Bibb County is less than two months from the first test of the state’s new election law. The Board of Elections is ramping up for...

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