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A Bibb County commissioner says he is not planning to vote for property tax increases or for furloughs as a part of balancing next year's budget. Commissioner Joe Allen says he is tired of people and employees footing the bill for what he calls the result of consolidating too quickly. “They've been hit so hard ...
Macon, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Macon-Bibb County filed a lawsuit in federal court on Tuesday against several opioid makers and distributors. ... Macon-Bibb County will be represented by Blasingame, Burch, Garrard & Ashley, PC, a law firm in Athens and former Bibb County attorney, Virgil Adams.

Bibb County looks to reverse vote and fill District 1 commission seat in May. Gary Bechtel resigned from the county commission to run for State Representative Allen Peake's seat. Author: Mary Grace Shaw. Published: 5:22 PM EDT March 26, 2018. Updated: 6:58 PM EDT March 26, 2018. Some Bibb County commissioners ...
I don't know why somebody does not want somebody to represent North Bibb County,” said Allen. Commissioner Allen is hoping to get the rest of the commission on board. If not, they could be looking at spending money elsewhere. “Disenfranchisement of voters is the biggest issue we have especially in ...
A 43-year-old Bibb County woman whose family reported missing earlier this month has been located. The family of Mellow Deland Walker contacted the Bibb County Sheriff's Office and said that Walker was found safe, according to a Bibb County sheriff's news release. Walker had checked herself into ...
"Those people have to get in line and vote for Bechtel's seat and come back out and get in another line and vote in the general election," said Mike Kaplan, chairman of the Macon-Bibb County elections board. The commission is also prevented from appointing someone to the role because there is more ...

BIBB COUNTY, Ga. - Two people are in the hospital and one person is dead after a shooting at a house party in Bibb County early Sunday morning. Officials say the shooting happened on Ibex Street just after 1 a.m. on Sunday. During the party police say an argument started and one of the guests pulled a ...
An armed man was shot by police during a traffic stop in Bibb County this morning, and state investigators say they are probing the incident. Ricky Duncan, a 38-year-old from Bibb County, suffered injuries that were not life-threatening when officers shot him around 9 a.m., said Special Agent Jason Ward, ...
Bibb County Assistant Superintendent Jamie Cassady says they try to approve as many transfers as possible. He says many of applications are for Heritage, Springdale, Howard Middle and High. “Usually we get around 300 applications and usually place anywhere from 100 to 150,” Cassady said.
The Rutland High student is accused of threatening another Rutland student through text messages, according to an email from Stephanie Hartley, the system's communications director. The 18-year-old was taken into custody by Bibb County sheriff's deputies at Hutchings College and Career Academy, ...
Dogs and cats need to be adopted as soon as possible, so the shelter is making it easier for you to help. On Friday from 11 AM to midnight, the shelter will have its doors opened to people wanting to adopt, foster or rescue. - Advertisement -. The first 24 adoptions will be half off, $25 for dogs and $12.50 for ...
MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – The Macon-Bibb County Industrial Authority is being recognized following a record-breaking year. The organization received the Best in Real Estate Award for the Industrial Deal of the Year from the Atlanta Business Chronicle. - Advertisement -. It highlights the work ...
Bibb County Assistant Superintendent Jamie Cassady says they try to approve as many transfers as possible. He says many of applications are for Heritage, Springdale, Howard Middle and High. “Usually we get around 300 applications and usually place anywhere from 100 to 150,” Cassady said.
We have reported for months now that a new sales tax called an OLOST could be coming to Bibb County, but State Representative Allen Peake says the bill is close to dying. Back in January, Bibb County Mayor Robert Reichert spoke to hundreds of people and expressed just how badly the county needed ...
MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – A Bibb County deputy has resigned after he was charged in a battery and sexual misconduct investigation. Deputies say on February 11th, 33-year-old Michael Justin Leese inappropriately touched a woman while he was off-duty at the Crazy Bull located in Downtown ...
Macon-Bibb County may have to look elsewhere for new ways to pay its bills, as the area's state lawmakers passed a deadline without agreement on a referendum on a new penny of sales tax. Macon-Bibb state House members from both sides of the aisle agreed in principle to help the county set up a vote ...
When making a purchase in Bibb County, people pay an extra seven-cents for sales tax, but soon that could go up two more cents. It all depends on two votes; a new transformational sales tax that will be on the May ballot and another called an OLOST. The OLOST needs approval from local legislators and ...

The deputy, whose identity is being withheld pending notification of family, is in stable condition at at the Medical Center, Navicent Health, Bibb County sheriff's Lt. Sean DeFoe. "He's going to be OK," DeFoe said. The crash happened about 10 a.m. near Tredway Drive.
Three years ago, an accreditation group put Bibb County Schools on probation, but now the same group says the district is making progress. The results for this report show that the district met the expectations in many categories, like identifying and addressing the needs for special education students.
MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – The nomination for a new Macon-Bibb County Manager was presented in committee meetings Tuesday morning by Mayor Robert Reichert. Mayor Reichert nominated Dr. Keith Moffett, a former County Administrator for Butts County. - Advertisement -. Dr. Moffett was also ...
After the two men were taken to the Bibb County jail, Hurtis assessed the damage. "I came outside with my camera to take pictures and get information so that I can hopefully file a claim on my fence," Hurtis said. And although her fence needs mending, Hurtis says she's glad the two men are "off her street.".
BIBB COUNTY, Ga. - Authorities are investigating after a loaded gun was found at the Bibb County Jail. Last Wednesday afternoon, a husband of a female inmate contacted the jail staff after his wife told him there could possibly be a gun inside the female section of the jail. Corrections deputies later found a ...
Arrest warrants are sought for Tiffany Robinson, 41, and Jamie Singleton, 32, both of Macon, each on a charge of possession of a weapon by an inmate, Bibb County sheriff's public affairs Lt. Sean DeFoe said. The .22 caliber gun was discovered Wednesday after a tip from the husband of another inmate ...
But when we had the opportunity to help out the Museum of Arts and Sciences, which is a huge community partnership for Macon, we jumped at the opportunity,” said Macon-Bibb County EMA Director, Spencer Hawkins. Macon-Bibb County donated 3,500 cubic yards of mulch. That's 1,750 pick up truck ...
A short police chase ended Saturday when a suspect driving a stolen car crashed into a parked car after a tire blew. Nicolas Jermaine Foster, 28, was taken into custody after he crashed, said Bibb County sheriff's Sgt. Linda Howard. Foster, who was driving a 2015 Nissan Altima that was determined to be ...


 

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