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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...

Dr. Matthew Jerles performs in the 2019 Macon Civic Club show at the Grand Opera House. This year
Cost of Covid: Civic Club show cancelled but the dough must go on
Liz Fabian, Civic Reporting Senior Fellow • February 10, 2021

Theatre enthusiasts who coined the phrase “the show must go on” likely had not run into a global pandemic. Like many other festivals...

The Salvation Army
Homelessness, a Nonprofit and the COVID Impact
Nicole Bailey-Covin February 9, 2021

Ardmore Canton, III  said he is disabled and found himself in a crisis situation as he traveled from Seattle to Macon. He sought out and received...

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...

People receiving shots during a recent drive-thru vaccine event in Cochran.
How To Start Talking With The 'Vaccine Hesitant'
Grant Blankenship, Georgia Public Broadcasting February 5, 2021

Back in December, David Lee drove his lifted pickup — black, with aftermarket shocks — through a popup COVID-19 testing site on the west...

Ahead Of The Super Bowl, A Pandemic Driven Shortage Of Chicken Wings
Ahead Of The Super Bowl, A Pandemic Driven Shortage Of Chicken Wings
Grant Blankenship February 4, 2021

If you ever make it to Francar’s Buffalo Wings in Macon, you’ll learn Carl Fambro is really into chicken wings... and chicken wing sauces. “Well,...

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...

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