Richmond County Board of Elections to discuss Sunday voting

...to feature close races for governor and U.S. senator, and voter turnout could determine the winner.The Macon-Bibb County Board of Elections rejected 3-2 last week a proposal to offer Sunday voting.

Macon brush fire will burn until it rains

...significant rainfall.The Telegraph reports that Macon-Bibb County firefighters early Wednesday morning were called to the...buildings nearby. No injuries were reported.Macon-Bibb County Fire Chief James Wallace tells WMAZ-TV that officials...

Augusta Commission calls off search for administrator after failure to reach consensus on finalists

...and a general manager in Mecklenburg County, N.C.; Steve Layson, the former chief administrative officer for Bibb County, Ga.; and Oscar Rodriguez, the former town manager in Taos, N.M.The vote likely pushes the decision to next...

Augusta might be close to naming city administrator

...very comfortable with working there," she said.Finalist Steve Layson served as chief administrative officer for Bibb County, Ga., home of Macon, for nine years until the county consolidated with Macon this year. Layson said he wasn't...

Augusta Commission searches for consensus on candidates for city administrator

...commissioner and private developer who is now assistant county manager for infrastructure in the newly consolidated Macon-Bibb County government.Copenhaver was trying Friday to build consensus among the 10 commissioners for his pick, Rodri guez...

Apartment fire kills Macon woman

MACON, Ga. - Authorities in central Georgia are investigating a fire that claimed a woman's life. Bibb County Assistant Coroner Lonnie Miley said the blaze happened Sunday at North Napier Apartments on Napier Avenue in Macon.ds Authorities...

Staffing numbers don't bear out charges of bloat in city government

...full-time employees, according to published data. Its tax rate is 16.93 mills.In Macon, which consolidated with Bibb County this year, the population of about 155,000 has a local government staff of around 2,100, according to spokesman...

City administrator candidates talk strange line

...all three say the candidates don't get involved in politics.Stephen Layson, the chief administrative officer of Bibb County, Ga., "does not get caught up in political issues."Janice Allen Jackson, a former manager of Albany, Ga...

Halt to killing ordered at Augusta shelter

...other commissioners met previously with Augusta's animal advisory board, rescue groups, staff and members of Macon-Bibb County Animal Welfare to explore options for reducing Augusta's kill rate. Donnie Smith said that mandatory animal licensing...

3 top picks to replace City Administrator Fred Russell named

...chief administrative officer of Bibb County, Ga., and Rodriguez is the former...administrative officer since 2005 in Bibb County, which consolidated with Macon...several department head positions in Bibb County. He also competed with Augusta's...