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Macon Community News

The Macon Newsroom

Macon Community News

The Macon Newsroom

Events in Macon May 29-June 5

Comedian Caroline Exum is no stranger behind the mic.
Tanya Ott, Center for Collaborative Journalism May 28, 2024

If you're just finding us - Welcome!  Each Wednesday, we drop a weekly update of fun things to do around Macon (and beyond - so be sure to read to the end).  In town this week we've got an open mic,...

Events in Macon May 23-29

View into the courtyard at Society Garden on Macons Ingleside Avenue.
Tanya Ott, Center for Collaborative Journalism May 22, 2024

We are excited to bring back our weekly highlight of fun events you can enjoy in Macon.  Be sure you read through to the end, where we've added a new feature. In town this week, karaoke fun, a taste...

He plays for the Texas Rangers, she’s a Mercer Bear — but they’re playing the same game

Mercer softball player Hallie Langford is congratulated as she rounds third in this file photo. Langford is rehabbing her injury while her husband, Wyatt, starts for the Texas Rangers.
Micah Johnston May 1, 2024

On one of the first truly hot days of the calendar year in April, a sign of the impending Georgia summer, the Mercer softball team lost 5-0. Hallie Langford didn’t take a single pitch or field any hits,...

DC’s new ‘Superman’ movie will film in Macon

Terminal Station is expected to host filming of some scenes for a new Warner Bros. Superman movie to be released in July of 2025.
Liz Fabian, Civic Journalism Senior Fellow April 22, 2024

Casting directors posted an open call for actors interested in working as extras on a new Warner Bros. Superman movie filming in Georgia, including in the Macon area at the end of May.  The film has...

The Journey to Alleviating Illegal Dumping

Loren Reddish, Murphy Center for Collaborative Journalism April 18, 2024

Illegal dumping can affecting neighboring property values, but Macon-Bibb County residents have options for legally disposing of unwanted items. Macon-Bibb County provides three drop-off locations for...

In Macon, the city’s cherry blossom festival chases the calendar amid a changing climate

Anitra Chandrasekar of Jacksonville, Fla., (left) poses for her mother, Meena, among the Yoshino cherry blossoms along Ingleside Drive in Macon.
Grant Blankenship March 22, 2024

Passing clouds shifted the afternoon light from gold to gray to gold again as Meena Chandrasekar tried to photograph her daughter Anitra framed by cherry blossoms. The cherry trees surrounding them...

Take a sneak peek inside Macon-Bibb’s new amphitheater

Liz Fabian, Civic Journalism Senior Fellow March 12, 2024

As work crews put finishing touches on the new Atrium Health Amphitheater, take a behind the scenes tour of the facility that was built through a $44 million bond project designing new county facilities...

‘Role of a lifetime’ for Macon native Carrie Preston in ‘Elsbeth’ series

Macon native Carrie Preston revives her Emmy award-winning role as attorney Elsbeth Tascioni in a new CBS drama series. Elsbeth is billed as a howdunit crime drama emulating Columbo.
Liz Fabian, Civic Journalism Senior Fellow February 28, 2024

A guest appearance as attorney Elsbeth Tascioni 14 years ago on “The Good Wife” turned into a career game-changer for Macon native Carrie Preston, who won an Emmy for the role in 2013 and was nominated...

The Death of The Crazy Bull

Amelie Horace, Center for Collaborative Journalism February 13, 2024

The Crazy Bull in Downtown Macon, Georgia was a staple of the college community for 11 years. After the owner died during the summer of 2022, the bar remained open, run by his late wife until October 2023....

Fanfares and Symphonies

Carly Lenhardt, Center for Collaborative Journalism February 8, 2024

Mercer Wind Ensemble performs Fanfares and Symphonies at the Grand Opera House on Nov. 27, 2023. The ensemble spent months preparing for the performance.

Inside H&H Restaurant

Haleigh Dearden, Center for Collaborative Journalism January 19, 2024

H&H Restaurant is an iconic establishment located in Macon with so much history and excellent food. H&H is known for its comfort cuisine and connection to the Allman Brothers band. This audio story...

McEachern Art Center launches Winter Market

Amélie Horace, Center for Collaborative Journalism December 20, 2023

A new holiday tradition for downtown Macon opened in December 2023. Art director and Mercer University Professor Johnny Cohen instituted a winter market for local artists and small businesses to sell...

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