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A large group of citizens voiced their opinions before the Joint Reapportionment and Redistricting Committee in Thursday's public meeting.

‘We want transparency:’ State redistricting committee visits Macon

Micah Johnston July 30, 2021

Middle Georgians and citizens from across the state called for more transparency in the redistricting process and criticized past trends of gerrymandering in a meeting Thursday night. The Georgia Joint...

Recent High School Graduates Launch Online Coffee Company - Cool Beans!

Recent High School Graduates Launch Online Coffee Company – Cool Beans!

Emma Quintal July 29, 2021

When most high school seniors are worried about choosing a prom dress or deciding where to go to college, Alexis Alexander was figuring out how to launch a coffee company.  In late 2020, she joined...

This alleyway, next to Theater Macon on Cherry Street, used to be dim and unsafe. It is now a lit area with plants and a mural and may be home to one of Wimberly Treadwell's

Macon architect to renovate alleys for kids using Downtown Challenge grant

Micah Johnston July 26, 2021

Wimberly Treadwell has not just watched downtown Macon evolve, she has played a role in its growth. The landscape architect designed well-known Macon spaces like the Coleman Hill slides, the plaza between...

This Beall's Hill sign stands across the street from the plot of land on Oglethorpe Street that will house new duplexes in Beall's Hill.

Beall’s Hill duplexes beg question: why more renters?

Micah Johnston July 23, 2021

After two decades of renovation, Historic Macon’s work in Beall’s Hill could be coming to an end. While the organization worked to increase home-ownership rates for the majority of those years, they...

The AMSTAR 16 theater in Macon is showing Black Widow, but most moviegoers can't pick out Macon's scenes in the film.

Can you spot Macon in Marvel’s “Black Widow?”

Micah Johnston July 19, 2021

While Macon has been a filming spot for Hollywood blockbusters in the past, “Black Widow” is one of the most anticipated films to use Macon as a backdrop. The latest entry in the Marvel cinematic...

Streetline Percussion earns Downtown Challenge Grant, promotes Black businesses

Streetline Percussion earns Downtown Challenge Grant, promotes Black businesses

Micah Johnston July 13, 2021

According to Streetline Percussion CEO Charlene Waller and her son Cedavean, their drumline can bring cars to a screeching halt. “A lot of businesses call us for promotions to have us perform,”...

Fireworks - Fun or Frightening?

Fireworks – Fun or Frightening?

Emma Quintal July 9, 2021

Fireworks are a big deal in America, especially during Independence Day and the new year, but people will often unexpectedly set those explosives off any time of the year for any reason. Such explosives...

Princess Davis is introduced at event.

TedxPoplarStreet asks ‘why Macon?’ last Saturday

Micah Johnston and Emma Quintal July 2, 2021

An independently organized Tedx event called TedxPoplarStreet took place in Rosa Parks Square Saturday night. The event featured 11 local speakers discussing their thoughts on the positive qualities...

New monthly entertainment comes to Downtown Macon

New monthly entertainment comes to Downtown Macon

Kayla Davis July 1, 2021

A new Macon festival will be held downtown through Project BAAD, which stands for Bringing African Americans Downtown.  Project BAAD received a $25,000 grant from the Community Foundation as a part...

The Atlanta Braves headline a list of cards from different teams, all placed in protective plastic cases called

Fights, investments and cardboard: how sports cards have exploded

Micah Johnston June 30, 2021

What is your most prized possession? Chances are that item is not a piece of cardboard. Maybe you just haven’t found the right baseball card yet, though, since some of them can be worth millions of dollars. “He’s...

3 things you need to know about recycling in Macon-Bibb County with pickup problem

Ashlyn Webb, (WMAZ) June 30, 2021

Editor’s note: This story is part of a Middle Georgia housing series by Mercer’s Center for Collaborative Journalism with partners 13WMAZ,  The Macon Telegraph, and Georgia Public Broadcasting. MACON,...

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 for high school and college-age students. Those who have...

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