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How to Identify & Prevent Academic Burnout Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic
How to Identify & Prevent Academic Burnout Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic
La'Nissa Rozier • December 4, 2020

Academic burnout is real. Alive and kicking. Especially during a time in which semesters are being shortened to observe an accelerated timeline that is designed to ‘minimize...

Haylee Robinson and Kristin Wright volunteer at All About Animals, a nonprofit no-kill shelter in Macon, Ga. on Nov. 14.
Animals adoptions are up, donations are down
Hannah Elmore • December 2, 2020

A typical Saturday for an All About Animals Rescue frequent volunteer, like Haylee Robinson, involves finding that perfect match between human and furry friend. About six...

"Macon Periods Easier" Adapts During Pandemic
"Macon Periods Easier" Adapts During Pandemic
McKenna Kaufman • December 2, 2020

Despite the coronavirus pandemic, Macon Periods Easier, an organization dedicated to tackling period poverty in Macon-Bibb County, continues to get menstrual products to those...

The main entrance of the Water Treatment Plant lies several miles into the facility, past a bridge that takes people from the plant’s gate and over the Javors Lucas Lake.
Macon Water Authority producing award-winning water despite COVID-19 pandemic
Sam Tupper • December 2, 2020

When Macon-Bibb residents turn on the tap, they are getting some of the best water in the country. The Macon Water Authority is nationally recognized for the quality and...

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Chadwick Boseman in a scene from the movie 42 where parts of it was filmed at Luther Williams Field in Macon.
Actor Chadwick Boseman, Became Legendary Portraying Legends
Chance Allen November 30, 2020

Chadwick Boseman would have celebrated his 44th birthday on Nov. 29. On Aug. 28, Boseman died from Stage 4 colon cancer.  At 43-years-old, Chadwick Boseman had been recognized...

Just Tap
Just Tap'd Halloween Trivia Night
Lillie King • November 12, 2020

Here are some sounds from Macon’s Just Tap’d Halloween Disney Trivia Night. Lots of costumes were worn and a bunch of fun was had. 

Photo story: It feels like Christmas
Photo story: It feels like Christmas
Hunter Gause • November 12, 2020

Christmas only comes around once a year, but people seem to decorate earlier and earlier each year. In 2020, a few places in Mercer Village have gotten in the holiday spirit...

Taste of Black-Owned Mercer and Macon
Taste of Black-Owned Mercer and Macon
Fatmata Kargbo • November 12, 2020

Oct. 31, 2020, The Gamma Iota Gamma Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. and the Mercer Chapter of the NAACP hosted the First Annual Taste of Black-Owned Mercer and Macon....

5 Reasons to go natural
5 Reasons to go natural
Fatmata Kargbo • November 3, 2020

About four years ago, I made the decision to go natural. For a long time, I always said I would never go natural. I thought my hair would be too difficult to handle. Then,...

6 Reasons to be an only child or from a big family
6 Reasons to be an only child or from a big family
Hunter Gause, Lillie King • November 3, 2020

I’ve been an only child all my life and it has many highs and few lows. The happiest moments definitely outweigh the saddest moments when I look at my life, and if I...

Sounds of a gas station
Sounds of a gas station
October 21, 2020
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The Macon Newsroom features work from the collaboration among Mercer's Center for Collaborative Journalism, 13WMAZ, Georgia Public Broadcasting and The Telegraph
The Macon Newsroom features work from the collaboration among Mercer's Center for Collaborative Journalism, 13WMAZ, Georgia Public Broadcasting and The Telegraph