County wins SeeClickFix awards

By Chris FlooreMacon-Bibb County For 2018, Macon-Bibb County has been ranked in the Top 10 of most engaged and most responsive local governments by SeeClickFix. The announcement was made in a web post on the SeeClickFix website in early February. The most engaged local governments were determined by the number of requests per capita submitted […]

Macon-Bibb County’s Director of Parks and Beautification wins Solar Advocate Award

By Chris Floore Macon-Bibb County Macon-Bibb County’s Director of Parks and Beautification, and Vice Chairman of the Jones County Board of Commissioners, Sam Kitchens received the 2018 Solar Advocate Award from the Georgia Solar Energy Association on Thursday, December 13, 2018, at the organization’s annual Holiday Celebration. Sam Kitchens, Macon-Bibb Director of Parks and Beautification. […]

July 24 Runoff early voting analysis for Bibb County

Early voting has concluded for the July 24, 2018 runoff election and the unofficial statistics for Bibb County voting are as follows: (Based on data released by the GA Secretary of State’s office) Total early and by-mail absentee ballots – 3,719 Total early in-person ballots – 2,662 Total by-mail ballots sent – 1,056 Total by-mail […]

Bibb County Sheriff’s Outreach Section Offering Defensive Driving Classes for Teen Drivers

Press release from the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office (June 20, 2018) The Bibb County Sheriff’s Outreach Section is offering free Defensive Driving Classes during the month of July for teenagers. The defensive driving class is designed to help teenagers make good, sound decisions on what to do while driving, how to avoid detractions, and how […]

‘Guide to the Issues’ Offers Georgia-focused Solutions

This guest post is by the brilliant think tank author Benita Dodd, Vice-President of the Georgia Public Policy Foundation (GPPF). The foundation’s mission is to improve the lives of Georgians through public policies that enhance economic opportunity and freedom. ‘Guide to the Issues’ Offers Georgia-focused Solutions By: Benita Dodd The media hype surrounding the political parties’ […]

“Billion Dollar Baby” event discusses the Georgia movie industry

Approximately 50 people attended the “Billion Dollar Baby” event during the Macon Film Festival. A panel of 8 experts from the film industry, education and community organizations each gave a brief presentation of their role in bringing movies to Georgia. The panel was hosted by the Macon Film Commission’s Terrell Sandfefur and took place Friday […]

Rethinking mandatory minimum sentences

In an effort to share different voices on issues that affect the people of Macon and Middle Georgia, we will be posting op-eds and guest articles from time to time. This article came to us via the Georgia Public Policy Foundation think tank whose mission is to improve the life of all Georgians through the support of […]