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Lane Hinson hugs her son, Lennox, in their home in Macon, Ga.
1 in 5 Georgians quit jobs to be caregivers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here's why
Ellen Eldridge, Georgia Public Broadcasting October 5, 2021

A recent survey shows the COVID-19 pandemic has been especially hard on caregivers. GPB’s Ellen Eldridge reports this impacts...

She Was Told ‘You Might Die’ Right Before Childbirth: A Probe Of Georgia’s Maternal Mortality Crisis
Riley Bunch, Georgia Public Broadcasting September 3, 2021

Athena Robinson rushed to the hospital twice in severe pain from her pregnancy with her second child. She was three weeks away from a scheduled...

Political Rewind: COVID Spike Brings Vaccine Incentives, Imperatives; A Tale Of Two Herschel Walkers
Bill Nigut, Emilia Brock, and Sam Bermas-Dawes August 31, 2021

Tuesday on Political Rewind: Gov. Brian Kemp announced new initiatives in the effort to get more Georgians vaccinated. Residents under the...

Supreme Court rejection of eviction ban increases pressure to dole out rental aid money
Laura Olson, Georgia Recorder August 30, 2021

Georgia Recorder August 27, 2021 WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court’s rejection of the Biden administration’s last-ditch effort...

Siblings Quinyonna Tooks, right, and Charles Knott do their schoolwork in the Oglethorpe Library in Macon County. Charles is not a fan of remote learning. “I dont like it,” he said. “In school is better for me. I can focus in there with the teachers.”
As COVID Surges Again In Georgia, Some Students Pay The Price
Grant Blankenship, Georgia Public Broadcasting August 27, 2021

It’s Tuesday morning and now a third student has arrived at the two-room public library in Oglethorpe, a quiet spot to study outside their...

Film crews are back in Macon to film TBSs Go Big Show Season 2 at the Coliseum. Host Bert Kreischer, (left to right), and judges The American Nightmare Cody, Jennifer Nettles, Rosario Dawson will be returning. Snoop Dogg, right, will be replaced by DJ Khaled.
TBS 'Go Big Show' filming season two at Macon Coliseum
Liz Fabian, Civic Journalism Senior Fellow • August 3, 2021

Film crews milling about Macon recently are shooting scenes for the second season of the ‘Go Big Show’ on TBS. The extreme daredevil competition...

The Mercer University Bookstore is selling masks at a discounted rate in Mercer Village.
Middle Georgia Universities Update COVID-19 Rules for Fall Semester
Keith Holmes Jr, Couric Fellow Intern • July 29, 2021

Starting Friday, Duke University will require all individuals who are unvaccinated to wear masks in the university's buildings.  Many colleges...

The gas pump at the Circle K on 1194 Forsyth St, Macon, GA. The price was $2.89 a gallon and the total ended up being $19.88 for 6.8 gallons of gasoline.
Why do Gas prices feel so high?
Keith Holmes, Jr July 15, 2021

In 2021, gas prices appear to be rising, especially relative to 2020.  Filling up a 15 gallon tank, at $2.83 a gallon, would cost you $42.45...

Danielle Howard, principal of Ingram Pye Elementary School in Macon, greets students on their first day back to face to face instruction. (Photo from Nov 2020)
Bibb-County School District alters their COVID-19 procedures
Keith Holmes, Jr July 14, 2021

When COVID-19 pushed public schools online, students and faculty alike struggled with virtual school. Thanks to new guidelines from the CDC and...

New promotion brings family friendly wrestling to Macon
New promotion brings family friendly wrestling to Macon
Keith Holmes, Jr July 13, 2021

Professional wrestlers are illusionists, performing physical theatre that leaves real welts and bruises while convincing an audience that what...

Valerie Sewell, the director of operations at Loaves and Fishes Ministry, getting ready to serve a lunch that was provided by a children’s group, according to Jake Ferro.
Food Banks begin to open as volunteers return
Keith Holmes Jr., Couric Fellow Intern • July 6, 2021

The Macon Newsroom reported in November of 2020 that many food banks were losing volunteers during the pandemic.  Middle Georgia Community...

James Jorden  has been trained to operate one of Perdue Farms meat pack-bagging machines.
Bibb County students maximize workforce training opportunities
Nicole Bailey-Covin June 29, 2021

A positive side effect of COVID-19 and people not returning to work immediately has been the unusual wave of well-paying employment opportunities...

Impact of younger workers filling COVID employment gaps
Impact of younger workers filling COVID employment gaps
Nicole Bailey-Covin June 29, 2021

Young people around Macon are finding job opportunities in abundance because the need to fill pandemic-vacant positions is still great. According...

Furry friend, Scout poses for the camera.
Veterinarian Sees Increased Anxieties in Pets as Owners Return to Work
Emma Quintal, Intern • June 24, 2021

Many pet owners may be coming home from a long day of work to find their pets in a state of panic or anxiety. After more than a year of...

Creative Relief: Covid relief fund helps artists during pandemic
Creative Relief: Covid relief fund helps artists during pandemic
Keith Holmes, Jr June 23, 2021

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, many artists who relied on live shows for their income found themselves without work. Even as pandemic restrictions...