Election Day 2020 Free Fare Day!

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Macon-Bibb County Transit Authority is excited to offer FREE FARE DAY on Tuesday, November 3, Election Day 2020!

We need every voter to vote on Election Day!

And MTA wants to help increase voter turnout by offering EVERYONE a FREE FARE DAY.

Also, for people not already transit riders, FREE FARE DAY is a perfect time to try MTA! And it’s important to note that every MTA bus has a bike rack for people who need to bike the first or last mile.

CDC Moratorium on Evictions

The CDC has issued a nationwide moratorium on evictions that is effective September 4 through December 31, 2020. The tenant must be subject to eviction for non-payment of rent. The Order applies to basically all tenants who do not have readily available alternative housing along the lines of an empty house or apartment somewhere else.

The Order requires the tenant to provide an affidavit to the tenant’s landlord and provides a form at the end of the Order. The affidavit requires the tenant to indicate the above facts and additionally that they do not earn more than $99,000 for an individual or $198,000 per couple and have applied for any available federal assistance. Below is a link to the text of the Order.

If anyone is at risk of being evicted for nonpayment of rent, please contact Atlanta Legal Aid for assistance at 404-614-3969 or www.atlantalegalaid.org.

Read the full notice: Temporary Halt in Residential Evictions To Prevent the Further Spread of COVID-19

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Join the Fight Against Breast Cancer

Macon-Bibb County Health Department

171 Emery Highway, Macon, GA 31217

October 4 | 10 AM-2PM
Help us kick-off breast cancer awareness month at the health department with a celebration of services and survivors. We’ll be providing refreshments and giveaways. Mark your calendar, and plan to join us!

Get your FREE breast exam in October!
Breast exams will be provided at no cost to you between 8:30 AM and 2:30 PM every Friady in October. Regular breast exams can help find breast cancer early. Early detection and early treatment increases your chances of beating cancer.

North Central Health District

Buck Melton Community Center
150 Sessions Drive, Macon, GA 31204
RSVP: 478-733-3483

October 24 | 10 AM-2PM
FREE Health Fair and Luncheon

– Free Community Resources
– Free Health Screening
– Free Zumba & Fitness Activities
– Free Pampering Services

Bender Virtual Career Fair

Bender Consulting Services, Inc. Bender Virtual Career Fair: Employment for People with Disabilities. March 13, 2019. Celebrating 20 Years of Disability Employment Solutions. Recruitment. Workplace Mentoring. Technology Accessibility.

 Are you a person with a disability looking for a career opportunity or internship?

This Virtual Career Fair is FREE for career seekers with disabilities to attend.

Experienced professionals, recent college graduates and college students with disabilities meet online with employers across the nation to discuss competitive career opportunities!

Participants are invited to interact with employers via chat sessions.


Access opportunities within a wide range of careers.

  • National employer participation across many industry sectors
  • Public and private sector opportunities


Participate from the comfort of your home,
your dorm room or your favorite coffee shop!

  • Multi-tasking chats about career and internship interests
  • End-to-end accessible technology platform


Save time and money.

  • No printed out resumes necessary

Register at www.careereco.com/events/disability

Virtual Career Fair Date: March 13, 2019

First-ever male NFL cheerleaders are headed to Super Bowl

From the first male cheerleaders in the NFL, to the first male cheerleaders to dance at the Super Bowl.

From AJC.com:

The first-ever male NFL cheerleaders are heading to the Super Bowl.

After making history at the start of the season in 2018, Quinton Peron and Napoleon Jinnies are about to become the first male cheerleaders to ever perform at a Super Bowl.

The Los Angeles Rams secured their spot at Super Bowl 53 in a win over the New Orleans Saints on Sunday — winning 26-23. They took the lead with an overtime field goal.

Read the full article here.

Special Populations Lending Library

Are you familiar with the Special Populations Lending Library?  If not, the Special Populations Lending Library is a resource to assist students who have exhausted their financial resources and have no other means of purchasing their textbooks and supplies.  These students must be classified as being a part of one of the special populations’ categories:


  • Single parents:  A single parent is an individual who is not married and who has custody of and is responsible for the care of one or more minor children, or who is currently pregnant.
  • Displace homemakers:  A displace homemaker is an individual who has been out of the job market for a period of time and now needs to return to work for financial reasons due to separation, divorce, disability, or death of a spouse.
  • Individuals who are Economically Disadvantage:  A credit-hour student who is a needs-based financial aid recipient of Pell or Temporary Aid to Needy Families (TANF).
  • Individuals in Non-traditional Programs:  The term “nontraditional programs” means occupations or fields of work, including careers in computer science, technology, and other current and emerging high skill occupations, for which individuals from one gender comprise less than 25 percent of the individuals employed in each such occupation or field of work.
  • Individuals with Disabilities:  A “person with a disability” is anyone with a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, such as caring for one’s self, performing manual task, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning and working.
  • Individual with Limited English Proficiency:  A person whose native language is a language other than English.


The Lending Library does not offer books in General Education classes.  The books are occupation specific.  Please share this valuable resource to your students or refer them to Kashatriya Eason (J-105 Macon) or LaKeisha Nelson (A-132 Warner Robins).   Thank you so much for all that you do for our students.


Kashatriya Eason-Macon/Milledgeville

Lakeisha Nelson-Warner Robins

Trivia Winners

Kelli Bass Gloria Segovia

The Office of Disability Services celebrated Disability Awareness Month in October by hosting a Disability Trivia contest. Pictured are the winners of the trivia contest: Kelli Bass and Gloria Segovia. Thanks to all of the students who participated. Please look forward to other opportunities to participate in events hosted by the Special Populations/Disability Services.

#PurpleThursday at CGTC’s Warner Robins Campus!

CGTC table set up with pamphlets about domestic violence awareness

Lakeshia Nelson, Special Populations project manager on the CGTC Warner Robins campus, recently spoke with students and visitors alike on Thursday, October 18, as they stopped by the table in the lobby of A-building to receive informational pamphlets on domestic violence awareness and safe dating. To relay the impact of domestic violence awareness, the Special Pops team played a video of women sharing their stories about how they survived domestic violence. As a bonus to stopping by the table, visitors had the chance to take a giveaway bag and some other goodies if they were wearing purple.

CGTC table set up with pamphlets about domestic violence awareness

Growing up as a witness to domestic violence as a child, Lakeshia wants people to know that domestic violence is real. In sharing her story, Lakeshia was able to speak with several women at the table who shared their personal stories, and consoled several who shed tears for someone they know who is currently experiencing domestic violence.

If you or someone you know in the middle Georgia area needs help, you can contact the 24-Hour Crisis Hotline at (478) 923-6294 or (478) 745-9292.  Help is also available via The National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233).

Click the following link to view one woman’s story on how she survived domestic violence.  https://youtu.be/sXOp4qSFJLI