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Macon-Bibb County Mayor Lester Miller announces an initiative with the goal of reducing and preventing violent crime in Macon-Bibb County Thursday at Rosa Parks Square. Photo provided by The Telegraph. (JASON VORHEES / JVORHEES@MACON.COM)

Macon mayor calls for community efforts to end violence

Henry Keating, State & Local News Editor August 24, 2021

The Macon Violence Prevention Program has sent a call-to-action for local Macon nonprofits and community efforts: send us an idea to reduce violent crime, and we will fund it. “Macon-Bibb county is...

Photo by Mika Baumeister on Unsplash

BREAKING: Macon mayor vetoes county mask mandate

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

SPLOST funds for Macon-Bibb County distributed

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

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

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.
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.

Here’s what you missed in Macon this summer

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

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...


CCJ and Macon-Bibb seek solutions to blight

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...

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