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5 Places to get a COVID-19 test in Macon
5 Places to get a COVID-19 test in Macon
Samantha Homcy February 7, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has had devastating impacts on the U.S. and has affected how most people live their day-to-day lives. Here are five places in Macon where you can get...

5 Musical Verses by Black Artists for Valentine
5 Musical Verses by Black Artists for Valentine's Day
Larry Sullivan February 7, 2021

Black History Month and Valentine's Day are both full of love! Say these verses or write them on a card to let your significant other know how much you care about them. ...

Five best Macon spots for dating in a pandemic
Five best Macon spots for dating in a pandemic
Kai Shotwell February 7, 2021

In the midst of a pandemic it seems like everything comes to a halt, but that doesn’t have to include romance. While getting to know someone over Zoom is an excellent way...

Three Pandemic-Friendly Macon Bar Alternatives
Three Pandemic-Friendly Macon Bar Alternatives
Daniel Shumake February 7, 2021

Disclaimer: We all love the vibrant establishments that define the soulful downtown of Macon. Whether you’re dancing to the point of sweat at the Crazy Bull or you’re...

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DeMarcus Beckham details his journey to raise awareness of inequality in the LGBTQ+ Macon Community.
Black History in the Making - DeMarcus Beckham
Amyre Makupson February 8, 2021

MACON, Ga. — Through our partnership with Mercer University's Center for Collaborative Journalism, Amyre Makupson introduces you to the next generation — the people...

After having their last season cancelled because of Covid-19; the Mercer Men
Cost of Covid-19: playing through the pandemic
Amyre Makupson February 8, 2021

It's been 11 months since COVID-19 canceled sports across the country, and the Bears are back on the diamond. “We’re kind of tired of playing each other in...

TV host Mike Rowe spent nearly a month in Macon last year filming his new show "Six Degrees with Mike Rowe" that will debut Jan. 4 on the new streaming service discovery+.
Macon stars in Mike Rowe’s new TV series
Liz Fabian, Civic Reporting Senior Fellow • December 18, 2020

The Ocmulgee Mounds National Historic Park has been touting for years that “all things are connected.” Beginning in January, television host Mike Rowe will use Macon...

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...

5 Reasons to go natural
5 Reasons to go natural
November 3, 2020
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