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Macon-Bibb County

Here are election results for Bibb, Warner Robins, Perry and Centerville

November 6, 2019

Macon Telegraph

Bibb County voters embraced Tuesday an extension of the 1% sales tax to fund $185 million in school initiatives, according to unofficial vote totals.

Should Macon-Bibb employees get time off to vote? Proposal not down for the count yet

October 23, 2019

Macon Telegraph

Two proposals to give Macon-Bibb employees time off to vote and engage in civic activities stalled again Tuesday. But this may not be the last time the issue comes up.

New lab in downtown Macon will bring Robins Air Force Base ‘closer to the students at Mercer’

October 15, 2019

Macon Telegraph

The lab is a collaboration between the base, Mercer, the Macon-Bibb County Industrial Authority, Macon-Bibb County consolidated government and NewTown Macon.

NewTown Macon shows off over 10 new developments, businesses in downtown tour

October 11, 2019

Macon Telegraph

Crowds of people walked along Poplar and Second Street in Downtown Macon Wednesday evening for the 2019 Tour of Progress, hosted by NewTown Macon.

Chamber opposes plan to raise license fee for large businesses in Macon-Bibb

October 10, 2019

Macon Telegraph

At a public hearing on a proposal that would raise license fees for large companies in Macon, only one person spoke against it, but it was a prominent voice.

‘I found a way to vote.’ Move to create extra time off for Macon-Bibb employees stalls

September 25, 2019

Macon Telegraph

Macon-Bibb County Commissioners Virgil Watkins and Elaine Lucas came up with an idea to give county employees a holiday on election days.

Bass Road widening funds approved, but project will take years to complete

September 19, 2019

Macon Telegraph

The Macon-Bibb Commission is moving forward with widening Bass Road at Interstate 75, but motorists won’t see relief for years.

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.

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