A new road connecting Warner Robins and Centerville is helping bring the sister cities together.
Willie Lee Parkway was extended past Kroger on Watson Boulevard into Centerville. Warner Robins Mayor Chuck Shaheen says talks about expanding the road began years ago. The project, funded by the 2006 SPLOST, officially got off the ground about 9 months ago. Shaheen says this new road will alleviate congestion within both cities.
"Between Warner Robins, and Centerville, it's going to take a lot of traffic off 41 and Margie Drive, but it's going to extend it from Watson Boulevard, all the way to Gun Road."
Residents can expect to see new street lights, and a sound barrier between the homes within the next two weeks.
Tonight, hundreds of Bibb County residents are already at Saint Paul AME Church hoping to ease some financial burdens this winter. Starting at 7:30 tomorrow morning, the Equal Opportunity Council is taking applications for energy bill assistance, but only 250 will be accepted.
Joseph Graham joined the line just after 7:30 pm.
"I thought I was early," says Graham.
When he arrived, he was the 223rd person waiting for assistance. He's one of hundreds back in line this year, hoping the E.O.C. will help him pay his bill.
A name change is unlikely for Rosa Parks Square after Macon City Council shunned the idea.
Monday night Macon City Council strongly opposed re-naming the park and tabled an ordinance requested by the mayor. Members of the appropriations committee say the move would dishonor the civil rights hero and send a negative message to her family.