In observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Macon-Bibb County Government offices will be closed on Monday, January 16. This includes the court system. Emergency services will remain active.
Garbage and recycling pickup will still occur on schedule without interruption. The Solid Waste Convenience Centers on 11th Street and Fulton Mill Road will be closed Monday. The 11th Street location will reopen at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, and the Fulton Mill location will reopen on its usual schedule, Thursday at 8:30 a.m.
On Monday, January 16th, we encourage everyone to celebrate the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with the return of the annual march. It will begin at 11:00 a.m. at four locations (listed below) near downtown. Everyone will then converge at City Hall (700 Poplar Street) for speakers and celebration.
“It’s just so important for all our citizens to take the time to celebrate good things we have going on in our community,” says District 3 Commissioner Elaine Lucas. “Dr. King, his ideas, and his ideals, are things we all need to celebrate. We need to encourage our children to learn about him and his work, and I hope all families in Macon-Bibb will consider taking part in as many events year-round as possible – starting with this march.”
There are several events planned throughout that day, and the year, to honor the legacy of Dr. King. Visit the Martin Luther King Commission’s website for more information.
Gathering locations for MLK March:
- North: Booker T. Washington Community Center (401 Monroe Street)
- South: Memorial Gym (2465 Second Street)
- East: Rosa Jackson Recreation Center (1211 Maynard Street)
- West: Frank Johnson Recreation Center (2227 Mercer University Drive)