Politics & Government

Macon council passes ordinance to expand First Friday concept

Without a word of dissent, Macon City Council passed an ordinance to make every Friday like First Friday.

First Friday is a monthly event in downtown Macon during which the open container laws are set aside to encourage people to visit merchants who stay open late to showcase their businesses.

The sponsor of the ordinance, Councilman Rick Hutto, stressed that the night is family-oriented and supports cultural activities and restaurants, not just bars serving alcohol.