1: The new Macon-Bibb County government was sworn in, unifying the city and county 17 months after voters approved consolidation.
6: Randy Toms was sworn in as Warner Robins’ new mayor.
7: Temperatures fell to a record-breaking 11 degrees in Macon, causing schools across the midstate to close for the second consecutive day.
15: Henry Ficklin conceded the race for the District 2 seat on the Macon-Bibb County Commission to Larry Schlesinger following a special runoff election.
29: A winter storm dumped 3 inches or more of sleet and snow across parts of Middle Georgia, prompting the closure of government offices, schools and businesses in the area, many for the second time in three weeks.
31: The Georgia Children’s Museum, once a component of revitalization efforts in downtown Macon, closed, citing lack of support.
3: Marcus Donnell Hoskins, 46, was sentenced to life in prison after he pleaded guilty to killing his wife of 19 days on a trail near Bond Swamp.
4: State Sen. Cecil Staton, a Republican from Macon, announced he would retire at the end of the term after 10 years in office.
6: The Boeing Co. announced it would phase out its work on the CH-47 Chinook helicopters in Macon, a move that was expected to affect 400 jobs at the plant.
20: Four people were jailed in Houston County after authorities seized more than 386 marijuana plants valued at $3.86 million in a drug bust thought to be among the biggest in years.
28: A 3-year-old Macon girl died in a house fire on Mimosa Drive.
4: The Rotary Club of Macon celebrated its 100th anniversary by giving free dictionaries to children and raising money for Vietnamese amputees.
5: Former Macon Mayor Buck Melton died at the age of 90 following heart complications.
17: After months of clashes over the fate of Tremont Temple Baptist Church in downtown Macon, workers began tearing down the historic building to make way for a Dunkin’ Donuts.
21: The Mercer Bears basketball team became the talk of the sports world after upsetting the storied Duke Blue Devils in the first round of the NCAA tournament. The team fell to Tennessee two days later, ending its tournament run.
-- Compiled by Beth Gadd