The Macon-Bibb Workforce Development is rolling out a new tool to help curb the high unemployment rate. Starting next week, a mobile career lab will hit the streets to make landing a job a little easier.
The mobile lab unit is equipped with 10 computers and wireless Internet. According to Betty Toussaint with the workforce development, the lab is a one stop shop and is an asset to the community.
Bibb County Recreation centers are falling apart, and public roads need repair so the Bibb County Board of Commissioners are looking to utilize a special penny tax to solve some of those problems.
Thursday evening the public got a chance to speak about the SPLOST.
"We need to pass this bill and get it done because we're badly in need of getting our city back in order," said Reverend Frank Wray of Macon.
Wray supports a SPLOST because he says it will get the ball rolling for needed projects in BibbCounty and Macon. Wray was one of around 50 people who showed up at the East SideRec.Center to voice their opinion about the penny tax.
Most of this group supported the tax, but some felt otherwise. Lee Lanier says better financial management could solve problems without added taxation.
"Just as all Americans are having to do, just as I'm having to do as the budget gets tighter the belt gets tighter," said Lanier.