Bibb County voters will also be determining on whether or not they want to merge the county with the city of Macon making it Georgia’s newest consolidated government. Attempts to merge Bibb County into a metro form of government were tried in 1960, 1972, and 1976 and all failed. Athens-Clarke County mergers also were attempted three times before finally being successful on the fourth attempt, so that may be the ticket for Macon-Bibb County.
The Macon Telegraph has a question and answer article concerning the consolidation. Feel free to browse it and post comments here about things pro/con consolidation.