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MaconBibbTV Feature: Phase 2 at Central City Skate Park

Macon-Bibb County Commissioners, the Recreation Department, and local skaters celebrated the newest addition to Central City Skate Park- a competition sized bowl! This phase was funded with $550,000 in voter-approved SPLOST funds. California Skateparks designed and constructed it, and local skaters, as well as skaters from all over the US, are happy with the results! Learn more in this MaconBibbTV feature video.

Ribbon-cutting for upgrades at West Macon Park

Macon-Bibb County celebrated the completion of major improvements at West Macon Park ( 5018 Mercer University Drive, behind Harley Davidson of Macon and Olympia Family Fun Center) with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Wednesday, May 8.

Improvements to the field included building a new entrance and raised scorer tables, and rebuilding all but one of the baseball fields, which meant replacing all fencing, dugouts, and the field itself. The road leading to the ball field near the rear of the Park was also paved, and a walking path along the exterior of the park was added. This project was funded with $560,000 from the Blight Remediation Program and voter-approved Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST). The blight funds came from the allocations for Districts 3, 6, and 7.

Major baseball improvements coming to Freedom Park

Major baseball improvements coming to Freedom Park from MaconBibbTV on Vimeo. Phase 3 of upgrades and renovations at the popular Freedom Park will include 4 new fields, including one for t-ball, concessions area, shaded pavilions, new parking areas, and more! This...

Mayor Reichert’s 2019 State of the Community Speech

I Love Macon: 2019 State of the Community Address from MaconBibbTV on Vimeo. Mayor Robert Reichert gave the 2019 State of the Community at a luncheon hosted by the Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, February 14 at the Edgar H. Wilson Convention Center....

I ❤️ Macon

I Love Macon Feature Video from MaconBibbTV on Vimeo. I Love Macon. You Love Macon. We Love Macon. This video highlights how our community can grow and thrive because people love it and want to see it improve.

2019 MLK Oratorical Contest Winners

2019 MLK Oratorical Contest Winners from MaconBibbTV on Vimeo. At the February 5, 2019 Macon-Bibb County Commission Meeting, Mayor Robert Reichert stepped to the podium to recognize the winners of this year’s MLK Oratorical Contest. The first and second place winners...

Historic Bowden Golf Course get major upgrades

Historic Bowden Golf Course gets major upgrades from MaconBibbTV on Vimeo. Since 2014, $1.1 million in voter-approved SPLOST funds have gone toward renovating the county-owned Historic Bowden Golf Course. It's included a new irrigation system, clubhouse upgrades new...

Tennis, baseball, splash pad part of South Bibb’s 2nd Phase

Phase Two at the South Bibb Recreation Center is under construction now It will bring more tennis courts, a tennis pro shop, a splash pad, playgrounds, batting cages, multipurpose fields and a lot more! It costs about $4.4 million, and is funded by the voter-approved...

Phase 2 of Central City Skatepark under construction

Phase 2 of Central City Skatepark under construction from MaconBibbTV on Vimeo. The skate park at our Central City Park officially opened in early 2017, and now it's growing! The wildly popular spot for skaters around the Southeast will become even more popular...

2018 Mayors’ and Commissioners’ Christmas Motorcade

2018 Mayors' and Commissioners' Christmas Motorcade from MaconBibbTV on Vimeo. Mayor Pro Tem & District 9 Commissioner, Al Tillman, speaks about the Motorcade and the importance of helping those in need in our community. Watch to learn how you can get involved to...

New Tindall Seniors Towers housing development celebrated

Tindall Seniors Towers ribbon cutting from MBTV on Vimeo. The Tindall Seniors Towers community is open now, and is already home for dozens of local Senior Citizens! The complex is in our Second Street Corridor- connecting West & East Macon-Bibb through the heart...

2018 Employee Wellness Field Day

In honor of National Public Works Week, employees from several of our departments were honored with a field day! The competition was stiff, but in the end- one team came out victorious. Watch the video above to hear all the trash talk, and praise from each department...

2018 Macon-Bibb County Earth Day Festival

Dozens of Middle Georgia organization partner each year to host the Earth Day Macon-Bibb Festival. Here's a look at the sights and sounds from this year's successful event! Thank you to everyone who participated either with their business or organization, or just by...

Mill Hill Community Center open in East Macon-Bibb

It started as a vision of an arts village, with a restored building at the center of it all. Check out this feature video and hear from the Urban Development Authority and Macon Arts Alliance about how the dream of the Mill Hill Arts Village became a reality in East...

Open Streets Macon on April 22

Bike Walk Macon Executive Director, Rachel Hollar, gives us details on the upcoming Open Streets event. Find out how these fun play days are part of a bigger plan to aim for 'complete streets.' Visit BikeWalkMacon.com for more info.

Living memorial dedicated to fallen soldier

Most people in Macon got used to seeing the 50-foot tall Deodor Cedar tree that stood outside Macon-Bibb Government Center for more than 60 years. When Tropical Storm Irma came barreling through Middle Georgia on September 11th, it was knocked down. Now, thanks for...

2018 Mardi Gras Block Party

This year's Mardi Gras party in Downtown Macon-Bibb will be bigger and better than ever! There's live music, food, games, lots of beads and more! Details in this video from organizer and the owner of Travis Jean Emporium, Scott Mitchell. Let the good times roll!

Free outdoor fitness equipment coming to Amerson River Park

The Greater Macon-Bibb County Chamber of Commerce's Leadership Macon program has been training and equipping community leaders for more than 38 years. Each class finds a way to improve our community. For the class of 2017, it was a wellness project. The group...

Pedestrian on the Move campaign urges walking, driving safety

The Pedestrian Safety Review Board was awarded a $20,785 grant from the Georgia Governor's Office of Highway Safety. The money will be used to fund the "Pedestrian on the Move" campaign. It will include six educational sessions throughout 2018, as well as advertising...

2017 Senior Christmas Luncheon

We love our Seniors! The Macon-Bibb County Senior Christmas Luncheon was a hit again this year. In this video feature, hear what some them are hoping to get from Santa this year, and hear their holiday greetings.

24 new firefighters join Macon-Bibb Fire Department

Macon-Bibb County has 24 new firefighters. The young men were pinned and officially sworn in on November 30 in a ceremony at Central Georgia Technical College. These men went through 24 weeks of intense training to become part of our Class 1 Fire Department. Each is...

Fresh look and new courts for Hillcrest park

Hillcrest Park is a highly-utilized corner park, but it needed a little TLC. Thanks to $175,000 in blight funds, it’s coming back to life! County officials and neighbors gathered under the new pavilion in October to celebrate the improvements, including new basketball...

Trick-or-treating in Downtown Macon-Bibb

Main Street Macon is hosting a downtown-wide family fun night for Halloween! More than 32 shops and restaurants will be handing out candy and have games, contests, prizes, and more! There will even be dog and cat treats. Learn more in this video.

Delegation takes first flight from Macon-Bibb to BWI

A team of county leaders, media members, business people and others boarded the Contour Airlines regional jet and flew from the Middle Georgia Regional Airport to Baltimore-Washington International Airport. From there, the team took a train into the heart of our...

National Night Out 2017

On Tuesday, August 1, neighborhoods all over Macon-Bibb County came together with parties, cookouts, performances, and more to give crime a going away party! The National Night Out initiative is a way for law enforcement and firefighters to meet the people they serve,...

Elaine H. Lucas Senior Center under construction

The Macon-Bibb County Senior Center is more than just a building. It's a place where friendships are forged, memories are made, and people can share with other people their age and in similar situations. It's a place to learn, and enjoy life! So it's no wonder our...

New Community Center coming to Kings Park Neighborhood

The people in the Kings Park Neighborhood have waited for years to get a recreation center that's safe, roomy, convenient, and accessible. Now, it's under construction! Former Bibb Commission Chairman Sam Hart got the ball rolling on this project years ago, and...

New Sheriff’s Office Annex Opens

New Sheriff's Office Annex Opens from MBTV on Vimeo. Macon-Bibb Sheriff David Davis, Commissioners, Mayor Reichert, and other county and community leaders were excited to show off a hub of public safety that's been in the works for half a decade. The new...

Honoring Deputy TJ Freeman on Peace Officers Memorial Day

At the 2017 Peace Officers Memorial Day remembrance service, people came to the Public Safety Park Memorial to pay respects to officers, firefighters, and deputies who made the ultimate sacrifice. Each name etched into the stone was read and a bell sounded, to signify...

EMA, local partners tour GEMA Homeland Security office

How do multiple agencies work together swiftly when a disaster happens? The Macon-Bibb County Emergency Management Agency wanted to show its local partners how that works. They loaded up a bus, and a caravan hit the road for the Georgia Emergency Management Agency...

Lynmore Avenue blight demolitions and SMART Park plan

For years, dilapidated houses have been an eyesore on Lynmore Avenue. Now- they're gone to make way for a park. The tearing down of the blighted houses on Lynmore Ave. is part of a much larger plan. In the days following the Lynmore demolitions on February 13, 16...

Macon-Bibb County’s 2017 Earth Day Celebration

Our 2017 Earth Day Festival drew hundreds to Tattnall Square Park for fun activities, learning opportunities, up close encounters with animals, giveaways, and much more! You can take in the sights and sounds in this MaconBibbTV video highlighting the day's events.

Former mayor honored at bridge dedication ceremony

You've probably driven over the bridge many times, but now it's named after a man many described as a bridge himself- former Mayor Lee Robinson. From his time in the military, to his work as an attorney and Public Defender, his time as Mayor, and all his community...

Rosa Jackson Rec. Center makes a splash in East Macon-Bibb

A splash pad, a second (and brand new) indoor gym, fitness center, computer lab, recording studio, meeting rooms, warming kitchen and more! There are a LOT of new features at the renovated Rosa Jackson Recreation Center. The facility just underwent $3.8 million in...

The state of our community for 2017

At the 2017 Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce State of the Community Luncheon, Mayor Robert Reichert, as well as other officials, addressed our business community about the 'increasingly enlightened' state of Macon-Bibb.

Painting the town pink

A crew from our Facilities Management Department hit the streets of Macon-Bibb this week to paint the famous cherry blossoms all over downtown!

Youth leaders tour Facilities Management Department

Every month, the young leaders in our Georgia Civic Awareness Program for Students (GCAPS) visit different Macon-Bibb County Government Departments to get an up close lesson on how we operate. In January, the group visited our Facilities Management Department....

Safety campaign urges pedestrians to ‘Cross the Walk’

The Pedestrian Safety Review Board has launched the Cross the Walk campaign. It's focused on teaching pedestrians and drivers how to stay safe when using our sidewalks and streets. It's all in an effort to curb Macon-Bibb's pedestrian fatality rate, which is one of...

Local workers graduate with new trade skills

The E3 Career Jumpstart Program is designed to give working adults extra skills to help them compete in the job market. It's part of the Middle Georgia Regional Commission's Office of Workforce Development.

Two locations to vote early in Macon-Bibb County

Two locations to vote early in Macon-Bibb County from MBTV on Vimeo. You can vote ahead of the November 8 election at either Historic Terminal Station Downtown, or at the new Board of Elections office at 2525 Pio Nono Avenue.

New fire station under construction in East Macon-Bibb

Your pennies mean protection. The newest fire station, #111, is on the way thanks to voter-approved SPLOST funds. The new facility is a long-awaited one for East Macon-Bibb, and has personal meaning for District 3 Commissioner, Elaine Lucas.

National Emergency Preparedness Month

National Preparedness 2017 from MBTV on Vimeo. What will your family do when disaster strikes? Where will you go? The Macon-Bibb Emergency Management Agency wants to make sure you're prepared, whether at home, work, school, or anywhere else.

Earth Day Festival focuses on growing trees and going green

This year’s Macon-Bibb County Earth Day Festival brought thousands of people to Tattnall Square Park to learn about the world around us, and how to preserve it. You can go green by going blue! Click here to order your blue recycling cart from the Macon-Bibb County...

‘Reading Rocks’ pairs kids with books, community leaders

The Parks and Recreation Department hosted a series of events called 'Reading Rocks!' to get Macon-Bibb children excited about literacy, while engaging with various community leaders. To find out about more Parks & Rec events, visitFacebook.com/MaconBibbParksandRec

MBC Proposed FY2017 Budget

On Tuesday, May 10, Macon-Bibb County Mayor Robert Reichert presented to the Commission the proposed, balanced budget for Fiscal Year 2017 (July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017), and it includes: A reduction to the general fund of more than five million dollars from the...

Macon-Bibb fountains offer cool places to relax

In March, Macon-Bibb County and community partners celebrated the nine fountains around downtown, as they were officially turned on for the season. Each one is highlighted in this video, with narration from Macon-Bibb Parks & Beautification Director Steve Lawson.

New pedestrian bridge serves as gateway into to Macon-Bibb

The pedestrian bridge is up over Mercer University Drive, connecting the school to the new Mercer V Lofts. The bridge is more than just a safe way to cross the road though; it serves as a stunning gateway into our community for those traveling from all over. A lot of...

New life as senior housing for old Hunt Elementary site

The old Hunt Elementary School in East Macon-Bibb is getting new life as a housing complex for low-income senior citizens. The Macon Housing Authority's non-profit branch, In-Fill Housing, is working to make it happen, along with Stafford Builders and Consultants....

Macon-Bibb celebrates 1,000 trees on Arbor Day 2016

Arbor Day 2016 was an extra special one for Macon-Bibb County. Not only were we recognized an official 'Tree City' for the 30th year- we also planted our 1,000th tree. Watch the video to learn more about the crew that made it happen, and what it means for our community.

Renovations, upgrades happening now at Memorial Park

Memorial Park in the Tindall Heights Neighborhood is a popular spot for teenagers in the community, and soon, they’ll have a sleeker space to hang out, play ball, swim, and work out. It’s another voter-approved SPLOST project under way now in Macon-Bibb County.

Macon-Bibb GCAPS team travels to the Gold Dome, Suwanee

Macon-Bibb County’s GCAPS (Georgia Civic Awareness Program for Students) team traveled to Georgia’s Capitol, and the city of Suwanee, in Gwinnett County, to learn more about how the legislature, and local governments work. Many of the students say these trips are...

Macon-Bibb leaders outline the State of our Community

Mayor Robert Reichert says the state of the Macon-Bibb County Community is increasingly confident. That was the theme at the 2016 Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce Luncheon. Hundreds of leaders, business people, elected officials, and others involved in the community...

One-on-one with National Negro League legend Ernest Fann

MaconBibbTV's Rachel Gambill interviews Ernest Fann- one of four Maconites who played in the National Negro League. Fann, and three others, were recently honored with plaques at Luther Williams Field in Central City Park. It was the result of an Eagle Scout project by...

New life comes to Macon-Bibb’s Daisy Park

The fresh look for Daisy Park is the results of dozens of helping hands, all looking to provide a peaceful place for anyone; especially families who might be staying nearby at the Ronald McDonald House, or the Navicent Health Children's Hospital.

Major overhaul coming to Rosa Jackson Recreation Center

Thanks to SPLOST funds and several county leaders, Rosa Jackson Recreation Center in East Macon-Bibb is about to get a major makeover. There will be a new basketball court, pavillion, playground, and the new feature that everyone seems to be most excited about- a...

Macon-Bibb County: Moving forward, together

2015 was a banner year for Macon-Bibb County! We take a look back at the work accomplished and started in 2015, and a look ahead to what's next for Macon-Bibb County, and the Middle Georgia region, for 2016 and beyond.

The State of the Community

Macon-Bibb County Mayor Robert Reichert delivered the 'State of the Community' address at the 2016 Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce State of the Community Luncheon.

Newly renovated John Drew Smith Tennis Center opens

Check out the newly renovated and updated John Drew Smith Tennis Center in North Macon- an economic draw in Middle Georgia that's set to become even bigger. New courts, an observation deck, expanded seating, and more will make sure every player, and observer, has a...

Center for the arts coming to Mill Hill area

An old auditorium in East Macon-Bibb will soon be filled with color, sound, and creativity. Thanks to the partnership of several community organizations and Macon-Bibb County, 'Mill Hill: East Macon Arts Village’ is coming soon. Find out why this hub for the arts is...

Community breaks ground on Filmore Thomas Park

What's in a name? A whole lot for Filmore Thomas Park which is soon to be under construction in Macon-Bibb's Bellevue Neighborhood. This voter-approved SPLOST project will provide an entire community not just a place to play, but a sense of pride for the people who...

MLK Commission announces year-round events to honor Dr. King

The MLK Commission partnered with The Mentors' Project to pack bags for those in need this holiday season. The commission also announced year-round events to honor Dr. King. Macon-Bibb County has launched a website to keep the community informed about those events,...

Work begins on major East Macon Park upgrades

Crews are working on major renovations and upgrades at East Macon Park on Ocmulgee East Blvd. $300,000 of voter-approved SPLOST funds are going into the site which, upon completion, will feature a brand new concession stand, tee-ball field, new fencing, and scoring...

Get To Know Macon-Bibb County Attorney’s Office

Judd Drake took on the role of Macon-Bibb County Attorney in January 2014, when the governments consolidated. He's the top legal counsel to not only Macon-Bibb County, but to its three pension boards and our elected officials. So what does the County Attorney do? Take...

Get To Know Macon-Bibb County Cooperative Extension

From gardening to good eating, farming to finances- the Macon-Bibb County Cooperative Extension is here to help residents learn, and grow. They're part of the University of Georgia and offer classes, programs, and services, many of which are free.

Get To Know Macon-Bibb County Airports

Macon-Bibb County is home to two airports which offer a variety of services. Other than flights, the airports offer an economic boost to Macon-Bibb through special projects and job creation. In this 'Get to Know' video, we'll introduce you to the man in the cockpit...

Get To Know Macon-Bibb County Human Resources

Macon-Bibb’s Human Resources Department handles a lot. From policies and procedures, to helping employees navigate personnel matters, benefits, and paychecks, the team works hard to recruit and retain quality people to work for Macon-Bibb County.

Get To Know Macon-Bibb County Business Development Services

When it comes to bringing and maintaining businesses in our community, Macon-Bibb County’s Business Development Services Department makes sure everything is up to code, and in compliance with local and state regulations. They handle property maintenance, building...

Get To Know Macon-Bibb County Vehicle Maintenance

What keeps our county running smoothly? Macon-Bibb's Vehicle Maintenance Crew, of course! This department makes sure all the county vehicles are up to par, running safely, and getting tasks done. The group also handles contracts and other projects.

Get to Know Macon-Bibb County Fire Department

You’ve seen the lights and heard the sirens, but the Macon-Bibb Fire department does more than battle blazes. They handle all kinds of emergencies, promote safety through action and education, and work around the clock to keep you and your family safe. Macon-Bibb’s is...

Georgia Civic Awareness Program for Students

The Georgia Civic Awareness Program for Students is building Macon-Bibb's next generation of leaders one month and one student at a time, and providing ample opportunities for community service and friend raising.

Second Street Corridor – Transportation

Macon-Bibb County continues with an ambitious multi-phase plan to link the east and west sides of the community. To add to the aura of the Second Street Corridor the Macon Transit Authority considers clean, green electric buses.

Neighborhood Improvement 5×5 – District 3

District 3 Commissioner Elaine Lucas kicks off the 5 x 5 initiative in the Kings Park neighborhood. The array of services provided change neighborhoods' physical appearance, and create a sense of pride in the residents and in the dedicated workers who supply the...

Pinnacle Park Groundbreaking

The generosity of Macon-Bibb Mayor Robert Reichert and his family removes an abandoned, dilapidated building, and replaces it with a beautiful new park, now under construction.

Macon Poverty Summit

Macon joins forces to think about, talk about, and take action on the complicated problem of poverty in our community.

Amerson River Park Opens

Macon-Bibb County and key partners create a park for the ages. Amerson River Park reopens with a $5.5 million facelift and a host of added amenities - and the public sings it praises.

Up Next With David Lucas

Bob Fickling's "Up Next With" sits down with David Lucas as he launches his new album.  Brenda Sutton is the guest host and gives us a down-to-earth interview with Senator Lucas. Click to watch the show!

10th Annual MWA Kids Fishing Derby

The Macon Water Authority hosted its 10th annual Kids Fishing Derby on June 13th. A day of old-fashioned fun in the great outdoors, prizes were awarded for the smallest and biggest fish. The overall winner, Darrell Clements, won the day with a 6.61 pound whooper....

Behind the Scenes at the 2015 Cherry Blossom Festival

Each March, Macon-Bibb County is a vision in pale pink during the international Cherry Blossom Festival. Variations of the festival’s signature color are everywhere – even the streets are awash in pink and adorned with the blossoms. Hats off to the teams of Macon-Bibb...

Georgia Power Check Presentation

Macon-Bibb County conserves and earns. High efficiency lighting and energy efficiency updates yield rebates for the consolidated government from Georgia Power.

Mercer Lofts Phase V

Let's turn some dirt! Mercer University and Macon-Bibb County break ground on the Phase V Lofts at Mercer and a new signature pedestrian bridge. This will be the largest single development in the urban core and is slated to open in the Summer of 2016.

The Pulse Episode 1

At MaconBibbTV we know you want information that’s quick & convenient, so we’re launching The Pulse, a weekly show featuring 15 minutes of top stories.

Animal Welfare PSA

When you adopt a pet your save a life! Watch our new PSA promoting pet adoption. If you would like to view the video hosted over on our Vimeo account, please click here.

100th house demolished

With the demolition of #100 at 555 Cynthia Avenue, Macon-Bibb County marches toward its goal of removing 125 blighted structures in fiscal year 2015.

The Power of a Penny

Take a tour inside the completed, capital projects around the Bibb County School District thanks to the ESPLOST.  MBTV is excited to bring you this video on behalf of the Bibb County Public School District. Click here to watch the video.

Smart Growth Macon

Smart Growth principles are more then smart. They're practical, logical and attractive to a growing number of American cities. Macon-Bibb officials and leaders learn the lessons of Smart Growth from the Washington, D.C. experts.