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Cost of Covid: A Deeper Community Look
Cost of Covid: A Deeper Community Look
June 17, 2021

Growing up through the screen By Mary Helene Hall and Hunter Gause The Hinson house has seen tons of pandemic-related changes. With a mom working...

Family and neighbors of Quinterious Hillman and Jerod Lester watch as Bibb County Sheriff
Looking for solutions amid the pandemic homicide spike
Grant Blankenship June 10, 2021

Macon’s 19th and 20th homicides of the year came during the dinner hour in the Avalon Mobile Home Park. The crime scene was tucked in the...

River Edge Behavioral Health Center has resumed in-person activities, but lost about $6 million in revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
COST OF COVID: River Edge loses $6 million as calls for help surged in pandemic
Liz Fabian, Civic Reporting Senior Fellow • May 13, 2021

During the COVID-19 pandemic when more people needed services from River Edge Behavioral Health, its revenue plummeted. Shelter-in-place...

Hiring more tutors to offer more individual instruction are among the ideas provided by school system staff.
Bibb County Schools Asks Parents For Ideas For Spending $100 Million
Grant Blankenship April 30, 2021

The Bibb County School District is asking parents and guardians of district students what they want to do with the massive infusion of cash in...

As Georgia Mass Vaccination Sites Close, Grassroots Efforts Try To Fill In The Gaps
As Georgia Mass Vaccination Sites Close, Grassroots Efforts Try To Fill In The Gaps
Grant Blankenship April 28, 2021

From here on out, getting vaccinated against COVID-19 in Georgia will be less about how people find the vaccine and more about how vaccinators...

Graduation cap with diploma over the table.
Macon high school students achieve academic success despite pandemic
Emily Rose Thorne April 14, 2021

Students in the Career, Technical and Agricultural Education programs at Macon’s high schools are succeeding academically, even as the COVID-19...

Cost of Covid-19: how tech was able to evolve with the times
Cost of Covid-19: how tech was able to evolve with the times
Amyre Makupson March 9, 2021

MACON, Ga. — With social distancing and shelter in place mandates happening throughout the pandemic, you may think that COVID-19 is a time...

Trellis Hamilton had yet to catch a fish Friday afternoon at Javors Lucas Lake, but her husband had a trout on the line on the first day of fishing season at the Macon Water Authority reservoir.
Cost of Covid: No fishing derby but trout are biting at Javors Lucas Lake
Liz Fabian, Civic Reporting Senior Fellow • March 5, 2021

Trellis Hamilton picked up fishing during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Haddock woman sat patiently Friday afternoon with her line cast into...

The Georgia Military College Corps of Cadets Drill Team performs during a Command Retreat on campus in honor of Veterans Day last year. The college usually hosts the event at Georgia War Veterans Home, but could not this year because of COVID-19 restrictions.
Cost of COVID: Community Colleges Face Enrollment Challenges
Emily Rose Thorne, The Center For Collaborative Journalisim • March 4, 2021

For Pedro Arantes, 21, nothing could get in the way of his education at Milledgeville’s Georgia Military College — not even COVID-19. Arantes...

 Some colleges in Central Georgia have become vaccine distribution sites to fight COVID-19.
Central Georgia Colleges Jump in on the Vaccine Rollout
Lars Lonnroth, For the Center for Collaborative Journalism • March 2, 2021

Some colleges and universities in Central Georgia are opting to make their campuses vaccination sites even though it could be months before most...

People crowded together under blooming cherry trees in Third Street Park during the 2019 Food Truck Frenzy.
Macon’s 2021 Cherry Blossom Festival is a go during COVID. Here’s how businesses feel
Jenna Eason, Telegraph Staff Writer • March 1, 2021

The 39th International Cherry Blossom Festival is planned for March 19-28, and downtown businesses are preparing for an influx in customers. In...

Four mass vaccination sites are open in Georgia  areas targeting high-risk populations.
Four Mass Vaccination Sites Set To Open In High-Risk Communities
Grant Blankenship, Georgia Public Radio February 20, 2021

Four mass vaccination sites are opening in Georgia in areas targeted to help high-risk populations. When Gov. Brian Kemp toured the site at...

Crews set up lights Friday morning at First Baptist Church of Christ for filming scenes for an upcoming Showtime series "First Ladies" starring Viola Davis as Michelle Obama.
Cost of COVID: Film crews return to Macon after pandemic pause
Liz Fabian, Civic Reporting Senior Fellow • February 19, 2021

Movie crews have returned to Macon after the new coronavirus halted production for several months. The film industry is booming again in Georgia...

Poplar Street will host an outdoor black-tie Fiesta Ball March 19 as the Cherry Blossom Festival moves all its activities outdoors due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Cost of COVID: Cherry Blossom's pinkest party pandemic-style
Liz Fabian, Civic Reporting Senior Fellow • February 19, 2021

A nervous downtown business owner recently questioned the mayor about the return of the Cherry Blossom Festival after the COVID-19 pandemic...

Bibb County criminal cases were already backlogged prior to the pandemic new Macon Judicial Circuit Anita Reynolds Howard said during a recent press conference.
COVID-19 trial shutdown has left Macon courts with 936 case backlog, years of work
Joe Kovac Jr, Telegraph Staff Writer • February 15, 2021

Murder cases are not like fine wine. They don’t typically get better with age. At least for prosecutors. Drawn-out cases, the thinking...

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