Macon-Bibb Commissioners approve July 4 fireworks celebration

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MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Fireworks will light up the night sky over Lake Tobesofkee on Saturday, July 4.

Macon-Bibb Commissioners approved an agreement Tuesday with Munnerlyn Pyrotechnics, LLC, a South Carolina company that also put on the 2019 show.

The county will pay Munnerlyn $15,000 out of the Lake Tobesofkee Fund and the company will be in charge of set up, tear down, choreography and obtaining the fireworks display permit or other required government authorization to conduct the fireworks display, according to the contract.

During the pre-commission meeting, county manager Keith Moffett said “we waited as long as we could to decide if we were going to do this.”

“Conditions appear to be better,” he said. “Social distancing is still a requirement for this annual activity that we have.”

Friday, July 3 designated as paid holiday

Commissioners also approved a resolution to adopt a one-time suspension of the county’s current holiday pay schedule and observe the Independence Day paid holiday on Friday, July 3 since the holiday falls on Saturday this year.

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(478) 745-4141 ext. 310 Tucker Sargent joined the 41NBC news team in April 2012. He hails from "The Great State of Alabama," as he calls it, but you won't catch him saying "Roll Tide!" Tucker grew up near Auburn, before moving to north Alabama. He graduated from Danville High School in 2007 and loves to return to the Tennessee Valley any chance he gets. He moved back south to Troy, Alabama after high school, where he graduated from Troy University in 2011 with a B.S. in Broadcast Journalism. He interned in Huntsville at WAAY-TV before joining 41NBC. His passion is sports, and his favorite teams are the Auburn Tigers and Troy Trojans. On the weekends you can catch Tucker watching college football on Saturdays and NASCAR on Sundays! He's proud to call middle Georgia home for now and could always use a story idea from you, so don't hesitate to get in touch with him!