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Macon-Bibb County

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.

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.

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.

Macon now has an award-winning street sweeper. A behind the scenes look at his job.

August 16, 2019

Macon Telegraph

Roderick Bell rides a street sweeper through town as the sun rises over Macon. He is headed to Fort Hill Street in East Macon at around 20 miles per hour.

Macon-Bibb commission approves alcohol sales at movie theater

August 7, 2019

Macon Telegraph

After a long battle, Macon’s only movie theater will now be able to serve alcohol.

Q&A: Re-Cycle Macon is helping people one bike at a time

August 5, 2019

Macon Telegraph

The mission of Centenary Community Ministries is to develop sustainable communities through the revitalization of people and place.

Five black-owned businesses are coming to downtown Macon thanks to this diversity initiative

August 2, 2019

Macon Telegraph

When Darrin Ford was asked to give up a part of his prize money to help another small business get started downtown, he said yes.

A Macon park may get a disc golf course if flying objects don’t get in the way

July 11, 2019

Macon Telegraph

A champion professional disc golfer says Macon-Bibb County needs another course to attract more tournaments and draw more people to the sport.

Could Macon’s infrastructure withstand another Tropical Storm Alberto?

July 3, 2019

Macon Telegraph

There was no running water in Macon for nearly three weeks in the summer of 1994 after deadly Tropical Storm Alberto struck the midstate.

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