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Cost of COVID: New loans could save Macon businesses
Cost of COVID: New loans could save Macon businesses
Liz Fabian, Civic Reporting Senior Fellow • January 15, 2021

Business owners struggling to stay afloat during the coronavirus pandemic have new opportunities for economic relief from the federal government. NewTown...

Cost of Covid: worship during the pandemic
Cost of Covid: worship during the pandemic
Amyre Makupson January 15, 2021

MACON, Ga. — COVID-19 has changed the way we live, and that includes how we worship. With many churches forced to close, some members have...

Carol Kaplan, owner of Carol
Cost of Covid: Holiday Spending
Amyre Makupson January 10, 2021

“You really can’t compare 2020 to anything else,” said Carol Kaplan, owner of Carol’s Linens in North Macon. “Our entire experience...

Charities Surviving Christmas Despite COVID
Charities Surviving Christmas Despite COVID
Nicole Bailey-Covin December 18, 2020

It's time for local nonprofits helping kids to put on their ‘Santa helper hats.’ This week, local programs are working to pack up and distribute...

Technology use increased dramatically since the pandemic hit, and experts say don
Taking the Virtual World into 2021 and Beyond
Nicole Bailey-Covin December 14, 2020

Technology experts have found that the 2020 pandemic actually pushed this new virtual world into “hyperdrive.” Zoom business meetings, laptop...

Cost of Covid: vaccine hesitancy
Cost of Covid: vaccine hesitancy
Amyre Makupson December 11, 2020

Being hesitant to take a vaccine is nothing new. Michael Hokanson is the public information officer with the North Central Health District. “Vaccine...

Isolation during the pandemic creates new problems for those in recovery from substance abuse.
Cost of Covid: the pandemic presents a unique set of problems for those who battle substance abuse
Amyre Makupson December 7, 2020

MACON, Ga. — We are now approaching nine months since the emergence of COVID-19 began to affect daily life in the United States. For...

Cost of COVID: Ingleside Village Pizza
Cost of COVID: Ingleside Village Pizza
Micah Johnston November 30, 2020

Tina Dixon shares how Ingleside Village Pizza has adapted to continue to serve Macon despite the pandemic.

Cost of COVID: First Presbyterian Church
Cost of COVID: First Presbyterian Church
Macee Palmer November 30, 2020

Assistant Pastor Elliott Everitt shares how First Presbyterian Church has adapted to continue to hold services and build community.

Cost of COVID: Townsend School of Music
Cost of COVID: Townsend School of Music
Samantha Homcy November 30, 2020

Stanley Roberts, associate date of the Townsend School of Music, shares the new safety protocols for music students at Mercer.

Cost of COVID: Fresh Produce Records
Cost of COVID: Fresh Produce Records
James Yoo November 30, 2020

William Rutledge speaks to the financial impact of the pandemic on small businesses and how Fresh Produce Records has come up with creative solutions...

Cost of COVID: Felicia
Cost of COVID: Felicia's Cake Factory
Kayla Davis November 30, 2020

Felicia Howard shares how her company, Felicia's Cake Factory, has moved to  online and curbside service to provide safe and delicious treats...

Cost of COVID: Washington Library adapts
Cost of COVID: Washington Library adapts
Will Magruder, Contributing Writer • November 30, 2020

Mark Bohnstedt shares how Washington Library has adapted to continue to provide their essential services to patrons.

Cost of COVID: And So We Go Productions
Cost of COVID: And So We Go Productions
Chance Allen November 30, 2020

From virtualizing in-person events to socially distanced productions, Jave Bjorkman, owner and creative director of And So We Go Productions,...

Cost of COVID: Campus Clubs
Cost of COVID: Campus Clubs
Serena Golden, Couric Fellow Intern • November 30, 2020

"I'm looking at every child differently because they're on a device all day," says Linda Howard, a teacher at Campus Clubs. Howard shares how...

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Cost of Covid