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BREAKING: Macon mayor vetoes county mask mandate

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Lars Lonnroth, News Editor

July 27, 2020

Macon Mayor Robert Reichert vetoed on July 27 a measure passed by the city commission that would mandate masks in Macon-Bibb County.

The Macon mayoral election will be different this year. Here’s how

The Macon mayoral election will be different this year. Here’s how

Phoebe Monsour and Elizabeth Tammi

April 28, 2020

The deadline for voter registration in Macon-Bibb County is on May 11. As we gear up for the mayoral election, here are some things you might want to know.

SPLOST funds for Macon-Bibb County distributed

The Delores A. Brooks Recreation Center benefits from SPLOST funds.

Samantha Homcy, Staff Writer

March 24, 2020

Over $16 million of Macon-Bibb SPLOST funds from 2016-2018 will be divided among several projects scheduled in 2020.

New park opens as latest part of Macon-Bibb’s Blight Remediation Program

This house near Mercer Village on Duncan Ave is marked as blighted.

Phoebe Monsour, Contributing Writer

October 13, 2019

The park includes “new sidewalks, monumental signage and street trees” around Gray Highway and other streets within the area.

Here’s what you missed in Macon this summer

Jenny Wright (left) and Courtney Britt (right) stand for a moment of silent reflection during Lights for Liberty, a candlelit vigil protesting the conditions of migrant detention centers.

Marianna Bacallao, Editor-in-Chief

August 15, 2019

This summer, Macon joined several nationwide movements and welcomed a new business on Pio Nono Avenue. Here's what you missed while you were away.

Mercer students join community in Celebrating MLK

Mercer students join community in Celebrating MLK

Sarah Pounds

January 29, 2015

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy and pursuit of unity, Mercer students spent their Monday off actively engaged with the Macon community at the 25th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast Celebration and following march to the Government Center. At the breakfast, Mercer students greeted...

CCJ and Macon-Bibb seek solutions to blight

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Emily Farlow

August 27, 2014

When Angela Manson drives around the neighborhood in which she grew up, she can still remember familiar houses and their occupants. But many of those houses in Macon's Pleasant Hill neighborhood are now run-down, abandoned or gone. "It's very disheartening when you drive up the street and you see all...

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