Macon-Bibb County SPLOST project manager Clay Murphey told commissioners last week that about $10 million dollars remains for the renovation that was included in the tax referendum sanctioned by voters in 2016.
COVID-19 has severely cut tax revenues for state and local governments, prompting leaders to prepare cuts to services and programs.
Both the Macon-Bibb County Commission and the Board of Health passed resolutions urging Gov. Brian Kemp to reconsider his statewide order that would allow hair and nail salons, gyms, tattoo parlors and other businesses to reopen Friday.
Ronnie Thompson, the charismatic and controversial former mayor of Macon, who led the city during the racially-turbulent late 1960s on into the middle 1970s, died March 22. He was 85.
“When the enemy is at the gates, it’s not a time to panic. Rather, it’s a time to review our strategy, modify and update it as necessary, and work together to get through this challenge, and we will get through this challenge,” Reichert said.
Mayor Robert Reichert spoke of unity and encouraged people to work together for the future of Macon-Bibb County in his final State of the Community address at the Edgar H. Wilson Convention Center.
Macon-Bibb County commissioners will decide this week whether to issue a moratorium on alcohol licenses in the zip codes of 31204, 31206 and 31211.