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Live blog: ‘Every vote counts. All of them’: Voters in Macon say they want change

Live blog: ‘Every vote counts. All of them’: Voters in Macon say they want change

Emily Rose Thorne, Rylee Kirk, Mahima Sultan and Camryn Jackon, Center for Collaborative Journalism

November 6, 2018


Filed under More Student Work

7:30 p.m.: Barbara White, poll manager at the Middle Georgia State University location, said that lines were long but moved quickly. “When we opened this morning, we had a line at the front door and up the sidewalk,” she said. “It moved fast.” She said that over 1400 voted at that locati...

Election results from Laurens and Crawford counties

Mitch Jaugstetter, Nadia Pressley and Serena Golden, Center for Collaborative Journalism

November 6, 2018


Filed under More Student Work

With 100 percent of precincts reporting, here are the county commission race results for Laurens and Crawford: Laurens County County Commission District One: Democrat Brenda Chain, 65 percent; Republican Richard H. Dailey Jr., 35 percent County Commission District Four: Republican Jimmy R. Roger...

Here’s the story behind the new public art in downtown Macon park

Here’s the story behind the new public art in downtown Macon park

Mitch Jaugstetter, Telegraph Intern

November 6, 2018


Filed under More Student Work, Showcase

MACON, GA -- Bernd Park celebrated its new look in October after a nearly two-year expansion and improvement project. The park, located at the corners of Cherry, New and Magnolia streets, had been in disrepair for quite some time. Alexis Gregg and Tanner Coleman, owners of AnT Sculpture and Design,...

Man goes to Dubai and back in order to propose at Mercer football game

Man goes to Dubai and back in order to propose at Mercer football game

Hayes Rule, Telegraph Intern

November 5, 2018


Filed under More Student Work

As Deborah Ayoade lined up for a field goal, all eyes were on her as she kicked in hopes of winning a Zaxby’s gift card. She reared back and swung her leg, glancing up at the uprights as her shoe flew into the air. Short. But as she looked down, her boyfriend Ike Ekeke glanced up at her and pulled...

What’s a Macon Mayhem game like?

What’s a Macon Mayhem game like?

K.J. Lemoine, Contributing Writer

November 1, 2018


Filed under EngageCCJ, Local, Sports

Have you been to a Macon Mayhem game yet? Their season is just getting started up, so you still have plenty of time to make it to a game. In the meantime, check out this photo gallery and see what the Oct. 27 game against the Pensacola Ice Flyers looked like.   For more information about the Macon Mayhem and ...

Photo Gallery: Trick-or-treating in downtown Macon

Photo Gallery: Trick-or-treating in downtown Macon

Chas Pridgen, Contributing Writer

November 1, 2018


Filed under A&E, EngageCCJ, Lifestyle, Local

On Halloween, Macon’s downtown businesses gave out candy to trick-or-treaters of all ages. People were smiling, laughing and enjoying the festivities. Many of the people were dressed in costumes. Here are some of our favorites from the night:

Candlelight vigil honors victims of domestic violence

Candlelight vigil honors victims of domestic violence

Mahima Sultan, Contributing Writer

November 1, 2018


Filed under EngageCCJ, Local

Crisis Line & Safe House of Central Georgia and Rescue Mission of Middle Georgia held a candlelight vigil at Tattnall Square Park on Oct. 30 to honor victims of domestic violence and their families.

On the Table Macon group discusses homelessness

On the Table Macon group discusses homelessness

Jiali Chen, for Georgia Public Broadcasting

November 1, 2018


Filed under Audiograms

On the Table Macon is a city-wide event that took place on Wednesday, October 17. Thousands of people came together at tables across the city to share food and ideas about community issues. The topic of a table at Lanford Library was homelessness. Jiali Chen has the story.

A local boy scout group has a new home in a long-abandoned historic building

A local boy scout group has a new home in a long-abandoned historic building

Eryn Lee, Telegraph Intern

October 31, 2018


Filed under More Student Work

For 13 years, the Troop 5 Boy Scout Hut on Ingleside Avenue sat abandoned and disheveled. Now thanks to the efforts of a curious young man, both the troop and hut are active once again. Robbie Thomas, an Eagle Scout from Gray, Ga., stumbled upon the hut by chance back in 2015. “As happenstance...

Why vote early?

Why vote early?

Ryan Weaver, Contributing Writer

October 30, 2018


Filed under EngageCCJ, Lifestyle, Local

The decision to early vote rather than wait for election day to vote is rising, even in Houston County. We spoke with a few voters to see why they chose to vote early.

Local ministry reverse trick-or-treats at senior apartments

Local ministry reverse trick-or-treats at senior apartments

Aliyah Dorsey, Contributing Writer

October 29, 2018


Filed under A&E, EngageCCJ, Lifestyle, Local

On Oct. 29 The Episcopal and Lutheran Fellowship Macon group met to reverse trick-or-treat. At the event, the ministry group gave out treats to the residents of St. Paul Apartments, a senior apartment complex located at 1330 Forsyth St. The Episcopal and Lutheran Fellowship is a ministry “that ac...

Every strike out this high school pitcher makes helps feed someone in need

Every strike out this high school pitcher makes helps feed someone in need

Eryn Lee, Telegraph Intern

October 26, 2018


Filed under Macon Food Story, More Student Work, Showcase

MACON, GA - High school senior Karsen Ochs, a pitcher for the First Presbyterian Day School softball team, is using her athletic talent on the field to give back to the community. ‘Strike Out For Hunger With Karsen Ochs’ is a fundraising campaign where people can either make a flat donation or pledg...

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