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...

Georgia teachers not rushing for guns, despite new law

...how to a shoot a gun, but knowing when to shoot poses a major problem," said Steve Smith, superintendent of the Bibb County School District. "The folks we work with day in and day out don't have that." The provision was part of a sweeping...

Augusta ranks last among major Georgia cities for online giving

...140,175), which currently ranks third in the nation. The report was completed before Macon consolidated with Bibb County.Many local nonprofit organizations speculated that the reason for Augusta consistently ranking poorly in online generosity...

Man representing self found guilty in assault trial

...witnesses to detail the results of his "explosive temper."In 1994, Ogletree dislocated the rotator cuff of Macon-Bibb County sheriff's Sgt. Keith Williams when the officer went to assist with a domestic call at Ogletree's home, for which...

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...