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Cost of COVID: Fresh Produce Records

James Yoo November 30, 2020

William Rutledge speaks to the financial impact of the pandemic on small businesses and how Fresh Produce Records has come up with creative solutions to continue selling music safely.

Cost of COVID: Felicia’s Cake Factory

Kayla Davis November 30, 2020

Felicia Howard shares how her company, Felicia's Cake Factory, has moved to  online and curbside service to provide safe and delicious treats to customers.

Cost of COVID: Washington Library adapts

Will Magruder, Contributing Writer November 30, 2020

Mark Bohnstedt shares how Washington Library has adapted to continue to provide their essential services to patrons.

Cost of COVID: And So We Go Productions

Chance Allen November 30, 2020

From virtualizing in-person events to socially distanced productions, Jave Bjorkman, owner and creative director of And So We Go Productions, shares how local productions have adapted to continue creating...

Cost of COVID: Campus Clubs

Serena Golden, Couric Fellow Intern November 30, 2020

"I'm looking at every child differently because they're on a device all day," says Linda Howard, a teacher at Campus Clubs. Howard shares how they have adapted to children's needs in the pandemic.

Cost of COVID: The positive impact on the cycling industry

Lauren Rich November 30, 2020

Bobby Shore, the owner of Bike Tech, shares how the cycling industry has been blown away by the rise in cycling throughout the pandemic. "The global cycling industry sold through inventory that should...

Cost of COVID: Learning to teach in a pandemic

Cost of COVID: Learning to teach in a pandemic

Mary Helene Hall November 30, 2020

Cailey Thornberg is an education student at Mercer University that teaches full time in an elementary school. She shares her experience of both teaching and learning online.

Cost of COVID: The innovative approach of the Macon-Bibb Transit Authority

Faith Montgomery November 30, 2020

Jami Gaudet shares how the Macon-Bibb Transit Authority adapted their schedules and protocols to continue providing service through the pandemic as an essential service, even offering free rides on the...

Cost of COVID: Beyond Taboo Tattoo

Angel Colquitt November 30, 2020

Joshua Dredd, an artist at Beyond Taboo Tattoo, shares how the tattoo and body piercing industry has been impacted by the pandemic. A limited schedule, no guests inside, and more sanitizing allows for...

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...

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.

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

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...

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