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Twilight in Downtown Macon signifies a pending shift in security needs for nightlife safety, business owners say.

Sheriff deputy shortage leaves downtown Macon vulnerable to crime, leaders say

Liz Fabian, Civic Reporting Senior Fellow July 30, 2021

Two nights before violence sent Darrin Ford to the floor of his downtown lounge again, he was discussing crime with colleagues crying out for more law enforcement. “Something absolutely has to be...

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...

Middle Georgia farmers adapt to summer rainfall

Middle Georgia farmers adapt to summer rainfall

Keith Holmes Jr., Couric Intern July 28, 2021

On average, July is Macon’s hottest and rainiest month and this July is even hotter and rainier. A heat dome over Georgia is causing temperatures to reach as high as 106 degrees while rainfall has increased...

U.S. Army Capt. Hunter Mentz tells Macon-Bibb County's mayor and commissioners how his unit will help the county fight violent crime.

U.S. Army helping combat violence in Macon-Bibb communities

Liz Fabian, Civic Reporting Senior Fellow July 27, 2021

Macon-Bibb County Commissioners learned of the U.S. Army's involvement in the Macon Violence Prevention project Tuesday morning. At the conclusion of the commission's committee of the whole, Capt. Hunter...

The likeness of the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg keeps watch at the Triangle Arts Center in Macon's industrial sector.

Whittle school upgrade; New homes on recession-stalled lots; Triangle Arts expands

Liz Fabian, Civic Reporting Senior Fellow July 27, 2021

Construction is set to resume on two west Bibb County neighborhoods underway during the Great Recession of 2007-2008. Macon-Bibb County Planning & Zoning Commissioners agreed Monday to engineer...

Volunteering leads to public art reception for aspiring teen artist

Liz Fabian, Civic Reporting Senior Fellow July 20, 2021

When the Bloomfield-Gilead Recreation Center reopened last fall in the old south Macon Christian academy, Sabrina Wright wanted her daughter to embrace every opportunity in her own neighborhood. Not...

The wrecking ball twice threatened the circa 1865 DeWitt McCrary house in recent years. The Urban Development Authority bought it and is working with Historic Macon to restore it.

Macon’s historic DeWitt McCrary house saved from demolition

Liz Fabian, Civic Reporting Senior Fellow July 16, 2021

Time was almost up for one of east Macon’s oldest homesteads that fell prey to vandals. The clock has been ticking for the endangered DeWitt McCrary home off Main Street since a 2017 proposal to tear...

The gas pump at the Circle K on 1194 Forsyth St, Macon, GA. The price was $2.89 a gallon and the total ended up being $19.88 for 6.8 gallons of gasoline.

Why do Gas prices feel so high?

Keith Holmes, Jr July 15, 2021

In 2021, gas prices appear to be rising, especially relative to 2020.  Filling up a 15 gallon tank, at $2.83 a gallon, would cost you $42.45 at the average Macon gas station. That $2.83 a gallon is...

Mayor Lester Miller said it's an insult to say the Brookdale homeless center is only a

American Rescue Plan $18M to fight blight, food desert, homelessness

Liz Fabian, Civic Reporting Senior Fellow July 13, 2021

Macon-Bibb County designated nearly half of its American Rescue Plan money to address housing, blight, food deserts, homelessness and boost tourism. Mayor Lester Miller said $37 million has been allotted...

Built in 1976 to house Le Chateau Great Steaks, this building at 2460 Riverside Drive was a Bennigan's Tavern in the '80s and '90s.  Enterprise will put a truck rental location on the site.

Planned inmate re-entry house might be too close to private school property

Liz Fabian, Civic Reporting Senior Fellow July 12, 2021

New owners of a building on Cavalier Drive will have to wait at least six months to learn if they can use it as a re-entry home for inmates released from prison. Macon-Bibb County Planning and Zoning...

Mill Hill East Macon Arts Village resident Cassie Bryant walks to a reception after showing Mayor Lester Miller her home last month.

East Macon’s newest pioneers settle Mill Hill Arts Village

Liz Fabian, Civic Reporting Senior Fellow July 9, 2021

Artist Roy Scott sat daydreaming while overlooking downtown from the front porch of a decaying east Macon home, about six years ago. “I said to myself, ‘I have got to live in one of these homes....

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...

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