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First Solar Eclipse since 1918
On Monday, August 21, there will be a total solar eclipse – the first since 1918 that will be visible across the continental United States.
In Bibb County, the moon will pass between the Earth and the sun, beginning around 11:59 a.m. The height of the eclipse will occur around 1:30 p.m., when approximately 90 percent of the sun’s surface will be covered. It will take another 90 minutes for the moon to move out of the way, with the event concludi...ng by 3:00 p.m.
Bibb County Schools will observe their regular dismissal times on August 21. However, all outdoor activities between the hours of 11:45 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. – including physical education classes, recess, athletic practice, band practice and aftercare programs – must be moved indoors. Outdoor activities can resume after 3:15 p.m.
Students may participate in structured eclipse observation activities, using eyewear recommended by the American Astronomical Society or the American Optometric Association. These activities must have prior approval from the school’s principal and must be strictly supervised by a classroom teacher.
The Bibb County School district is offering the following guidance to schools and the community for safely viewing the eclipse on August 21:
• Looking directly at the sun, even when it is partially covered by the moon, can cause serious eye damage or blindness. NEVER look at a partial solar eclipse without proper eye protection.
• Only devices recommended by the American Astronomical Society or the American Optometric Association that meet international standard ISO 12312-2 for safe viewing can be used to safely watch the eclipse. Sunglasses, smoked glass, unfiltered telescopes or magnifiers, and polarizing filters are unsafe. For this reason, homemade devices cannot be utilized to view the eclipse.
• Parents should speak with their children about the dangers of looking directly at the sun and the potential damage this can cause to their eyes.
• Distracted drivers and pedestrians are likely on the day of the eclipse. Make sure to use additional caution during parent pick-up and dismissal of student walkers and bus-riders.
The Bibb County Economic and Industrial Development Authority will hold a special meeting at 11:00 am, Wednesday, May 24, 2017, inside the Commission Chamber in Centreville, AL. The address of this location is 157 S. W. Davidson Drive, Centreville, AL 35042.
The purpose of this meeting will be to address needs of an economic development prospect and E&IDA issues.
Cahawba Christian Academy graduation is Thursday, May 25 at 6 p.m. The May 17 issue of the Centreville Press stated that graduation was Friday, May 26. We apologize for the confusion.
American Legion Post 47 honors someone annually who best exemplifies the traits desired and needed in our community. Americanism and community involvement are critical factors in our decision. Also, lifetime achievement was heavily considered in our final decision.
This year, we are proud to announce this years co- winners. They are:
Milton McKinney, Sr.
These two men have had their pulse on the fingers of our community for many years and have redefined community service in many ways. They are true community heroes and champions who care about all their neighbors. They both have acted on their visions, pulling others along with them; thus showing that even one person can be an effective agent for change.
The award/presentation ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, May 6th, 2017, at 5pm. It will be held at the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church fellowship hall. Friends and family are urged to attend. Refreshments will be served.
For information. Contact Gary Don Monk. Commander. At phone 938-0621.
The Centreville Press was inadvertently given the wrong photo of Jennifer Cash by the Bibb County Sheriff's Department to be printed in the March 22, 2017 issue.... Below is the correct photo of the Jennifer Cash involved the robbery at the Bibb Medical Center. We, along with the Bibb County Sheriff's Department, apologize for this mishap.
The Centreville Press was inadvertently given the wrong photo of Jennifer Cash by the Bibb County Sheriff's Department to be printed in the March 22, 2017 issue. Below is the correct photo of the Jennifer Cash involved the robbery at the Bibb Medical Center. We, along with the Bibb County Sheriff's Department, apologize for this mishap.
Governor Bentley Announces Community Development Block Grant for Bibb County
FEBRUARY 21, 2017
By: Gina Maiola, Digital Content Producer
MONTGOMERY (Governor’s Office) – Governor Robert Bentley on Tuesday awarded a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) to the Bibb County Commission. This grant totaling $546,000 will fund infrastructure improvements in the Town of Woodstock, to support the location of MollerTech USA, LLC to the area.
“Attracting companies and new jobs to rural counties remains a priority in our overall economic development strategy. This grant will be crucial in helping Bibb County make necessary infrastructure improvements in preparation for MollerTech’s manufacturing facility,” Governor Bentley said. “I am very proud to award a grant that will also create jobs and help improve the quality of life in Bibb County. Job creation is key to making Alabama a great state.”
This $546,000 CDBG will be used to assist MollerTech USA, LLC, by extending sewer service into The Scott G. Davis Industrial Park adjacent to the Town of Woodstock. MollerTech is a German auto supplier specializing in development and production of plastic parts. The project will employ 160 persons of whom at least 51 percent will be of low and moderate income.
CDBG grants are made available through the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA).
“Proper infrastructure is critical to recruiting jobs in Alabama,” ADECA Director Jim Byard, Jr. said. “As project agreements are being developed at the state and local level, ADECA is an important resource to ensure sewer service and other needed infrastructure are ready for economic development. I am proud of ADECA’s investment in Bibb County and the addition of 160 jobs for our citizens.”
The CDBG program provides communities with resources to meet development needs and goes to affect the lives of millions of people throughout the country.
VENUE CHANGE: A reception for the Bibb County's new Sheriff Jody Wade will be held Thursday, January 5, 2017 from 5:30-6:30 pm at the Bibb County Courthose in Centreville. The reception is hosted by the Bibb County Chamber of Commerce. The public is invited. For more information call the Chamber at 926.5222.