Industry opportunities grow in Macon-Bibb with new medicinal cannabis cultivation and production facility

From MBCIA: On July 24, the FFD GA Holdings, LLC (“FFD”) was selected by the Georgia Access to Medical Cannabis Commission to build a state-of-the-art, GMP-certified medical cannabis cultivation and production facility in Macon-Bibb County, Georgia. “Fine Fettle is...

Public Forums on changes to the Alcohol Code

The Macon-Bibb County Commission approved changes to the parts of the Alcohol Code related to Sunday sales hours, security camera requirements, and armed security requirements. To help owners of package to go stores, bars, nightclubs, and special event venues, there...

50 houses down in our #BlightFight

Public Works crews started the week strong by moving into round two of our #BlightFight by removing the blighted house at 4290 Worsham Avenue from the Lynmore Estates neighborhood. They then made their way to 1070 Crescent Avenue on Tuesday and 90 Green Street on...

Dinking, driving, and donating for Brookdale Warming Center

About 70 Pickleballers came together to not only play but raise money to benefit the Brookdale Warming Center. On Saturday, July 24 Macon Pickleball hosted its first ever TAP OUT for the Homeless Pickleball event at Tattnall Square. Players paid $50 to enter the...

Ryland Environmental to begin trash pickup

Parts of community get new collection dates Beginning Monday, July 26, 2021, Ryland Environmental will temporarily pick up trash, recycling, and yard waste for about 20% of the County. If you live in the portion of the County to be served by Ryland (see map below),...

Staff Spotlight: Kittie Cosper

Ever wonder how our County keeps track of important records and information? Kittie Cosper is the expert in making sure everything is kept where it needs to be. She is the County’s Archive and Records Management Specialist and has been for the past 15 years.  “I’m a...

Staff Spotlight: Sherita Sims-Jones

Our very own Sherita Sims-Jones has been recognized this year for her leadership with the County, as well as her leadership outside of her work. Sims-Jones is the Budget and Grants Manager for the Strategic Planning Department. Before consolidation, she was the Grants...

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Kinjo caters to Brookdale Resource Center

Many of us have the luxury of eating out at a nice restaurant occasionally, but for many in our community, that is hardly ever an option. Owner of Kinjo Kitchen + Cocktails, Chelsea Hughes, believes everyone should have the opportunity to eat a hot and tasty meal,...

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Community donates about 1,300 cases of water in Water Challenge

Our community came together on July 13 to make sure no one at the Brookdale Resource Center ever goes thirsty. Mayor Pro Tem Seth Clark and Commissioner Al Tillman challenged everyone to collect cases of bottled water to donate to the Center as it needed bottled...

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Amerson River Park gate closure hours to be enforced

In an effort to enhance safety, the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office and Parks and Beautification Department will begin stronger enforcement of closure hours at Amerson River Park. This includes citing those who don’t leave by the 8 p.m. closing time, locking the yellow...

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Kinjo sells t-shirts to benefit Brookdale Warming Center

Kinjo Kitchen + Cocktails is raising money and awareness for the Brookdale Warming Center once again. This time, you can rock a sweet t-shirt while helping those in our community who need help. The downtown restaurant is selling t-shirts that read “WARMING HEARTS...

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Mental Health Minute: BIPOC Awareness Month

July is BIPOC Mental Health Awareness Month. BIPOC is an acronym for black, indigenous, and people of color. It’s all about raising awareness of the importance of good mental health and mental health services in the minority community. “Historically, our mental health...

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