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VIDEO: As Macon-Bibb fights blight, county deals with crumbling, historic building of its own

September 13, 2019

Macon Telegraph

Historic Macon Executive Director Ethiel Garlington talks about the former Train Recreation Center at the corner of Oglethorpe and First streets Sept. 10, 2019. The Foundation is hoping Macon-Bibb County would use blight bonds proceeds to restore it.

A new life for Westgate Mall? Macon-Bibb planning and zoning OKs development plan

September 11, 2019

Macon Telegraph

Plans to redevelop a mostly empty and deteriorating shopping center in southwest Macon were approved Monday by the Macon-Bibb County Planning & Zoning Commission.

New range for Forsyth golf course

August 30, 2019

Monroe County Reporter

Forsyth is using city employees to add a driving range to the Forsyth Golf Course where golfers will hit off mats that simulate turf on a concrete pad. The city is providing employees to pour concrete, which will be about six inches deep, on the 100 foot long pad.

Milledgeville receives new ISO fire rating

August 29, 2019

Milledgeville Union Recorder

Elected officials, firefighters and city residents are celebrating the city’s new fire protection ISO rating, which is the lowest it has been in many years.

All officials up for relection in Grayson will face opposition

August 29, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Qualifying for candidates interested in running for mayor and two council posts in Grayson has ended. Mayor Allison Wilkerson will face Joseph Runyon to take the role as the city’s next leader.

A vacant high rise in downtown Macon is getting a new life. Here’s what is planned.

August 27, 2019

Macon Telegraph

Plans for a hotel and retail space at a downtown high rise that once was the city’s annex building got the green light Monday at a Macon-Bibb County Planning & Zoning Commission hearing.

City eyes gates to protect ‘pitiful’ cemetery

August 27, 2019

Monroe County Reporter

The city of Forsyth wants to install gates preventing access to the city cemetery after two residents complained on Tuesday about broken headstones and unkept graves.

Nearly 20 roads in Macon-Bibb approved for repairs. Here’s the list.

August 21, 2019

Macon Telegraph

More than a dozen roads in Macon are about to get resurfaced.

Warner Robins is proposing a property tax increase. Here’s how to make your voice heard

August 20, 2019

Macon Telegraph

The Warner Robins City Council is raising property taxes, although the millage rate is staying the same.

Milledgeville rejects special use plans after historic district residents oppose

August 19, 2019

Milledgeville Union Recorder

Developer Richard Sims hit a major snag this week in moving forward with his restoration plans for two local historic homes.

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