Lace up your sneakers or strap on your bike helmet this Sunday for Open Streets Macon. From 2-6 p.m. nearly 2 miles of Downtown Macon streets will be closed to traffic, allowing residents to dance, play, bike and boogie their way between 30 activity stations. Read More
The OneMacon steering committee welcomed representatives from Middle Georgia Regional Library System to speak about their community-driven mission to better the lives of residents of all ages in the Central Georgia area. Serving nearly 257,000 residents in six counties, the Regional Library System offers a variety of programs and resources that reinforce the spirit of the “OneMacon Way.” Read More
Who are you going to call when a midsize, land-locked city faces a natural disaster that’s not typical to its region? As Macon, Georgia quickly learned it was all-hands-on-deck — from public offices to corporate partners — as we weathered the Hurricane Irma storm together. Read More
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.