Macon-Bibb earns national achievement in financial reporting

The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) has awarded Macon-Bibb County a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18). According to GFOA, the Certificate of...

New Wise Avenue Park open now

The new Wise Avenue Park replaces street of blighted structures Macon-Bibb County leaders celebrated the opening of the new Wise Avenue Park ( off of Riverside Drive between Betty Tolbert Way and Hudson Street ) in the Historic Pleasant Hill neighborhood with a...

Amerson River Park named to statewide Clean 13 Report

The Georgia Water Coalition, the state's leading water protection coalition, released its third annual Clean 13 Report on Thursday, September 19. The report highlights individuals, businesses, industries, non-profit organizations and governmental agencies whose...

S. Wade McCord, Tax Commissioner, mailing 2019 Property Tax Bills

The 2019 property tax bills for Macon-Bibb County were put in the mail to taxpayers on Friday September 13, 2019, says S. Wade McCord, Tax Commissioner. The bills have installment due dates of 10/15/19 and 11/15/19. Taxpayers who signed up to receive e-alerts via...

Recap of September 3, 2019, Macon-Bibb Commission Meeting

            At the Macon-Bibb County Commission Meeting on September 3, 2019, Pastor Marvella Ivery of Jones Tabernacle CME Church said the prayer. We thank her for being part of our meeting. Consent Agenda: Commissioners approved an...

9/11 Ceremony being held Wednesday

On Wednesday, September 11 beginning at 8:45 a.m., Macon-Bibb County will remember the 2001 terrorist attacks and honor the first responders that protect our city and country on a daily basis. The Ceremony – sponsored by the Macon-Bibb Law Enforcement Foundation...

Pedestrian Safety Review Board Member receives state recognition

Violet Poe, a member of Macon-Bibb County’s Pedestrian Safety Review Board, was given a 2019 Highway Safety Champion Award from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety at its annual awards luncheon in Savannah on August 13. The Georgia Highway Safety Champion Award...

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Recap of August 20, 2019 Macon-Bibb Commission Meeting

At the Macon-Bibb County Commission Meeting on Tuesday, August 20, 2019, Unionville Missionary Baptist Church Dr. Ike Edwin Mack delivered the prayer. He’s a native of Cochran, Georgia, and  was born to Ms. Lean Gordon. He was nurtured, reared, and divinely directed...

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Airport passes major service milestone earlier than last year

In July 2019, the Middle Georgia Regional Airport passed 10,000 enplanements for the year, a major milestone for airports offering passenger service that will lead to significantly increased federal funds. (Enplanements are the number of people that board a flight at...

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Changes coming to Downtown trash collection

After the Solid Waste Department conducted an inspection on the use of sidewalk trash cans Downtown, several changes will begin August 19 to provide services which better meet the needs of the area. The Department found within the Downtown area the 158 garbage cans...

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Landfill closed alternate Wednesdays for maintenance

Macon-Bibb County’s Walker Road Landfill ( 920 11 th Street ) will be closed every other Wednesday from August 14 through November 27 for maintenance and upkeep. This will give the Solid Waste Department the chance to address any issues that have arisen and ensure...

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Flights, fur, fixes, and fire: June 2019 Administrative Report

In the month of June, nearly 1,500 people flew out of our airport, more than 100 animals were adopted or returned to their families, our Public Works Department repaired 82 potholes, and our Fire Department responded to 468 fire calls. There was a moving ceremony...

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Recap of August 6, 2019 Macon-Bibb County Commission Meeting

At the Macon-Bibb County Commission meeting on Tuesday, August 6, Reverend Creede Hinshaw delivered the invocation. He’s a retired United Methodist Pastor who served various congregations across south Georgia for 36 years, including four years at Wesley United...

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County employees to receive bonus

The Macon-Bibb County Commission approved a one time pay adjustment (or bonus) of $1,000 on December 20 for employees. The bonus will be paid to all full-time employees that are hired by November 20 and are still employed on December 20. The $1,000 will be before...

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Commissioners set FY2020 Millage Rate

In a Special Called Commission Meeting on August 6, 2019, Macon-Bibb Commissioners set the FY2020 Millage Rate at 20.331 mills.  That’s a reduction from 20.652. From 2018 to 2019, the value of property in Macon-Bibb County increased $80,317,388, which was enough to...

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