In a unanimous decision, Macon City Council voted Councilman James Timley as their new leader.
Timley was the President Pro-Tem, and served in the Ward II, Post I seat.
Timley said, despite past councils having differences and disagreements, that is not always a bad thing. He says it is o.k. that council members question one another, as long as they are respectful to each other.
Timley says he is looking forward to serving as President of the council.
Councilman Larry Schlesinger was voted as President Pro Tem.
The Macon Water Authority Amerson Water Treatment Plant had temporary equipment failure Tuesday, causing some customers to go without water for about an hour. Tonight, the Authority is asking customers to refrain from using water outside until the system is completely fixed.
Just before 5pm Tuesday, the MWA Treatment Plant lost control of its computer system, which operates the finished water pumps that supply the Authority's water distribution system. The Plant is now back online, but it may take hours for water pressure to return to normal. The Assistant Executive Director with MWA, Ray Shell, says workers are trying to restore the pumps manually, two have already been restored.
Officials says MWA drinking water is safe for consumption and use, and there are no public health risks as a result of this temporary water outage. However, they're asking the public to hault outdoor watering for the remainder of the day. Also, if you are experiencing light water pressure, Shell advises customers to leave your faucets open to help clear the way for water.
The current drought isn't just affecting rivers it's now drying up local businesses in Middle Georgia, because water levels are extremely low throughout the area. It's keeping visitors and their dollars out of local economies.
Lee Slade with the Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce says Hawkinsville uses the Ocmulgee River as a tourist attraction.
Plans are underway for the new Warner Robins Law Enforcement Center.
On Tuesday, city officials and residents celebrated with an official groundbreaking at the LEC's future location - just off Watson Boulevard.
"We've had some set backs in years so it's really great to come down here with all these people and celebrate the fact that we are breaking ground on the LEC," said Warner Robins Police Chief Brett Evans.
It's the biggest project that the city of Warner Robins has been a part of since the building of City Hall.
"So we want to make sure we do it right, this is a marathon not a sprint, but it's going to be a beautiful building to serve the citizens and help Warner Robin's finest," said Mayor Chuck Shaheen.
Shaheen believes the new location will be an anchor for revitalization in the city.
Bill Carey says, "The pace has been a snail's creep, if you really want to know so the fact that they've come this far throwing the dirt is a momentous occasion."
Mayor Shaheen says closing on all the properties, getting the bids for demolition and approving the plans are all coming together as the foundation is prepared.
Plans and designs will be presented to the RDA in early July for their review. The actual demolition is expected to begin in the next 4 to 6 weeks with construction beginning late this year.