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Cost of COVID: growing up in a pandemic.

Amyre Makupson November 27, 2020

MACON, Ga. — When it comes to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, you certainly don’t have to look far for someone’s opinion. Health leaders, politicians, and even friends and neighbors have...

Cost of COVID: Rescue dogs fly from Macon to new homes in pandemic adoption boom

Sky, a boxer mix being fostered in Forsyth, flew to a new home in Virginia courtesy of Pilots N Paws volunteer pilot organization and Lost Dog and Cat Rescue Foundation.
Liz Fabian, Civic Reporting Senior Fellow November 24, 2020

Packed in a dog crate, a 3-year-old boxer mix named “Sky” took flight Saturday. She was one of a half-dozen dogs who got the ride of their lives flying from Macon to find new homes in Virginia. Kim...

Cost of COVID: air quality reports break records in central Georgia

Amyre Makupson November 23, 2020

When it comes to the pandemic, there have been some positives. As we continue our series looking at the Cost of COVID, Amyre Makupson with Mercer’s Center for Collaborative Journalism has...

Cost of COVID: Food Bank Labor Dries Up

Volunteers, mostly from the Single Moms Connect support group, prepare grocery boxes during one of the group's twice monthly food disbursals in Houston County.
Grant Blankenship November 22, 2020

It was one of those gray, wet and warm days that pass for fall in Georgia when, in a parking lot across from a white clapboard church in Warner Robins, the women of Single Moms Connect started packing...

COVID Safety During the Holidays

Macon-Bibb County Health Department and its community partners  pass out face masks and COVID-19 information during a drive-thru holiday event held Thursday.
Nicole Bailey-Covin November 19, 2020

It's that time of year when the focus turns to the traditional holiday turkey, traveling plans and spending time with family. Because of the rapid spread of COVID-19, travel is considered risky this...

Cost of COVID: Impact on Addiction Recovery

COVID-19 has changed the way people in substance abuse recovery can connect with other people.
Nicole Bailey-Covin November 18, 2020

The ongoing fight against substance abuse became harder when the Coronavirus surfaced. The cost of COVID-19 on addiction recovery includes statistics revealing increased cases of overdose, painful personal...

Cost of COVID: renewed appreciation of local libraries

Amyre Makupson November 16, 2020

We've all been affected by the cost of COVID in one way or another, and your local public library is no exception. The days of the Dewey Decimal System may be long gone, but right now, people...

On The Table Conversation Brings Community Together

On The Table conversations begin virtually on Nov 16  and run thru Nov 20.
Nicole Bailey-Covin November 12, 2020

At a time when our communities might feel divided, there is an opportunity to come together, talk and put positive plans into action.  Returning for the third year is the civic engagement initiative,...

Cost of COVID: fitness first

Amyre Makupson November 9, 2020

The quarantine 15 … that's a silly way some people are describing the weight gain they've experienced at home during the Covid-19 lockdown. As we continue our series looking at the Cost of COVID Amyre...

Cost of COVID: making money with masks

Amyre Makupson November 6, 2020

It's the hottest accessory that the fashion world never saw coming... As we continue our series looking into the various 'Costs of COVID,' Amyre Makupson with Mercer University's Center for...

Cost of COVID: Mayor vetoes $765K to boost internet technology for Bibb students

Bibb County students, like this student at Heritage Elementary school, were given laptops for at home, virtual school beginning in August.
Liz Fabian, Civic Reporting Senior Fellow November 5, 2020

Macon-Bibb County Commissioner Virgil Watkins made his point about inequities in internet access without saying a word Tuesday night. Watkins’ video froze on a Zoom call just as he wanted to speak...

Cost of COVID: Isolation is especially difficult for seniors with dementia

Amyre Makupson October 23, 2020

Too much isolation isn’t good for anyone but when it comes to people with dementia, the effects can be particularly devastating. Shelter in place in orders are putting a lot of unwanted distance between...

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The Macon Newsroom features work from the collaboration among Mercer's Center for Collaborative Journalism, 13WMAZ, Georgia Public Broadcasting and The Telegraph
Cost of Covid