As Macon, Georgia quickly learned, you don’t need to be near a beach to feel the force of a hurricane. Even though our center-of-the-State community has historically served a destination for tropical storm evacuees, this time it was different, when Hurricane Irma turned southeast and put Georgia in her bullseye. Read More
The first meeting of 2018 for the collaborative OneMacon committee was held on January 9th at the Charles H. Jones Advanced Technology Center to discuss the career and industrial opportunities that Central Georgia Technical College can offer to Central Georgia and its residents. Read More
The proposed Mill Hill: East Macon Arts Village project comes nearer to completion as the year comes to a close. The project, a neighborhood revitalization effort that seeks to develop an artist village, has raised $4.8 million to date. Read More
On Dec. 1 there was a miracle on Poplar. Seemingly with the click of a switch, 250,000 lights came to life, dancing in sync with holiday music, as hundreds of visitors strolled through the display. Read More
The Austin Smith Center for Community Development was recently awarded a $20,000 grant from Community Foundation of Central Georgia to support workforce development in Pleasant Hill through the GDOT mitigation plan. Read More
Leadership Development will Now be Integrated into Every Bibb County School District Elementary and Middle School
Macon, Ga. — The Leader in Me process will now be implemented in every Bibb County School District elementary and middle school thanks to a successful community-based fundraising campaign. The $2.1 million goal was met less than 10 months after the Business Education Partnership announced its goals in March of this year.
OneMacon launched a new podcast series, “OneMacon Way,” focused on encouraging collaboration and sharing the success stories and lessons learned in community-wide master planning. With the launch, the alliance of private, public, and nonprofit organizations committed to the growth and prosperity of Macon-Bibb fills the void of a community podcast dedicated to the strengths and achievements in Macon.
United Way of Central Georgia has a new platform to reach volunteers in the midstate. Launched this summer, Volunteer United was created to fill the gap left when Volunteer Macon closed. Read More
Since its inception in 2015, Read United, a program of United Way of Central Georgia, has impacted more than 1,000 elementary school students in Central Georgia. Read More
Without a doubt, the Historic Macon Foundation is making strides toward saving endangered, historic properties in Macon-Bibb County. For the last three years, HMF has designated five properties each year to its Fading Five list. From a total of nine properties, six have been declared “saved,” creating a 65 percent success rate.
Want to drink the first legal pint at a Macon brewery since prohibition? Beginning Sept. 1, a new Georgia law will allow breweries to sell pints directly to consumers for on- and off-premises enjoyment. Currently, consumption is limited to small pours that come with brewery tours.
A weeklong project in November 2016 encouraging residents to bike-commute around town has received international recognition from the Center for Active Design (CfAD). One of seven global winners of this year’s Excellence Awards, Macon Connects joins winners from as far away as Austria, Italy and New York.
Get ready for your close-up, Macon. When the Macon Film Festival begins July 20, all cameras will be on our city.
The four-day event is expected to draw 3,500 attendees to its seven venues stretching from the Museum of Arts and Sciences on Forsyth Road all the way into downtown Macon.
Peter Piper might have picked them, but Mr. Chips brought them to Macon. Mr. Chips, a leading supplier of pickle and pepper products, purchased a 120,000 sq. ft. building in the Ocmulgee East Industrial Park and approximately 30 acres (also located in the park) in 2014. The Pinconning, MI., company, which is a subsidiary of one of the largest grading and brining pickling operations in the country, invested $8.5 million in the facility and employed up to 50 people, according to a 2014 Macon Economic Development Commission press release. Read More