News Line for Byron

Byron’s Jail House Alley to be one-way street
City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to make Jail House Alley a one-way street with traffic entering from Main Street and exiting onto Church Street.
Source: Macon Telegraph

Byron seeks $500,000 for water system upgrades
Officials are seeking $500,000 to pay for water system improvements in the Toomersville and Bassett Street neighborhoods.
Source: Macon Telegraph

Houston County approves joint road contract
The Houston County Commission on Tuesday paved the way for a lot of road resurfacing, but not only county roads. The board approved a $2.5 million contract with Georgia Asphalt, the low bidder, to resurface roads in Houston, Warner Robins, Centerville, Byron, Hawkinsville and Pulaski County.
Source: Macon Telegraph

Byron increases water, sewer rates
City Council voted to increase water and sewer rates to $3.25 per 1,000 gallons during its regular meeting Monday.
Source: Macon Telegraph

Midstate governments join to stretch road dollars
The path to better roads may be paved with good cooperation. Some midstate governments are again joining together to get a bulk discount on road paving, which literally stretches the work.
Source: Macon Telegraph

Byron police tag, track fleeing vehicles with GPS system
High-speed chases are risky, but Byron police have a new crime-fighting tool that allows officers to fall back but still catch the suspect after he has sped away.
Source: Macon Telegraph

Byron moves ahead with drainage, groundwater projects
The City Council on Monday gave the go-ahead for three small projects to help relieve drainage and groundwater problems in the city.
Source: Macon Telegraph

Byron council mulls customer service job
City Council hopes creating a customer service position will increase customer satisfaction at City Hall.
Source: Macon Telegraph

Byron council approves hiring policy document
City Council approved a hiring policy document during its monthly meeting Monday to standardize city hiring practices.
Source: Macon Telegraph

Byron police rack up awards, vehicle, equipment
Byron police received two national awards recently along with a new vehicle and equipment from the International Association of Chiefs of Police.
Source: Macon Telegraph

Sales tax distribution in Peach County settled
Peach County officials reached a resolution Tuesday that will prevent fiscal meltdowns for its governments.
Source: Macon Telegraph