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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 to the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, the national...

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 working from home, veterinarians and animal parents that are...

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 began to wind down, some venues only opened in limited...

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 from home, a dad teaching elementary school virtually...

Family and neighbors of Quinterious Hillman and Jerod Lester watch as Bibb County Sheriffs Deputies investigate the scene of Hillman and Lesters killing in May.

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 back of the working class neighborhood. There, parents shushed...

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 orders presented unprecedented challenges for the mental...

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 the district courtesy of recent pandemic relief passed by...

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 find them. When cars began snaking around St. Paul AME...

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 pandemic presents new challenges within the education system. Students...

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 for tech companies to thrive, but that's not necessarily the...

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 Javors Lucas Lake. She only discovered the Macon Water Authority's...

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 is a second-year international student from Rio de Janeiro,...

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