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Should Macon-Bibb raise taxes for local businesses?

Should Macon-Bibb raise taxes for local businesses?

Liz Fabian, Civic Reporting Senior Fellow

October 3, 2019

Macon-Bibb County commissioners want to hear from business owners and community members about proposed changes to the county’s business occupation tax. Georgia law requires that at least one public hearing be held to address concerns before a municipality increases the amount of money collected. Currently...

Macon’s new Marriott hotel will focus on food and history

A Marriott Tribute historic boutique hotel featuring a ground floor restaurant and 6th floor rooftop bar is expected to open in March of 2021 at the junction of Cotton Avenue with First and Cherry streets in downtown Macon.

Liz Fabian, Civic Reporting Senior Fellow

September 25, 2019

The developer of a new Macon Marriott hotel is whetting appetites for local foodies. Integrity Development Partners president Rhett Holmes briefed Macon-Bibb County commissioners Tuesday on plans for the $30 million renovation of the former Willie C. Hill Annex building at the junction of Cotton Avenue...

Sheriff pilots new surveillance program

The Bibb County Sheriff's Office

Liz Fabian, Civic Reporting Senior Fellow

September 24, 2019

When guns were drawn and a man was shot in a recent domestic dispute, the Bibb County Sheriff's Office captured all the action with a new surveillance camera. Early this summer, the sheriff partnered with Georgia Power's SiteView program and Cox Communications to erect and monitor a high-definition...

Macon’s Terminal Station to be the backdrop for new film project

Filming is set to begin Friday at Macon's Terminal Station for a new movie with scenes inside and outside of the building.

Liz Fabian, Civic Reporting Senior Fellow

September 23, 2019

Hollywood is taking over Macon’s Terminal Station this weekend through early next week for what is rumored to be a new “superhero movie.” SWAT vehicles and actors will be in the streets for scenes Tuesday which include two stunt actors portraying snipers on rooftops of Cherry Street buildings...

East Macon Arts Village open house to showcase Mill Hill renovations

East Macon Arts Village open house to showcase Mill Hill renovations

Liz Fabian, Civic Reporting Senior Fellow

September 19, 2019

If houses were teeth, east Macon would be sporting a new grin atop Mill Hill. Renovations are complete in seven homes that are part of the East Macon Arts Village off of Main Street near Coliseum Drive. “That neighborhood is going to be a success story,” Macon-Bibb Urban Development Authority Chairman...

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