CCJ Reports

A Brief History: “Dungeons and Dragons”

A Brief History: “Dungeons and Dragons”

Chas Pridgen, Contributing Writer

October 12, 2018


Filed under A&E, EngageCCJ, Explainers, Lifestyle

In today’s reboot culture, it’s not just TV and movies that are getting pulled off the shelves and dusted off. There has been a resurgence of the tabletop RPG (role-playing game) “Dungeons & Dragons” that has quickly spread throughout pop culture. How did D&D first come about? “Dung...

An Explainer: Macon Mayhem’s Ice

An Explainer: Macon Mayhem’s Ice

K.J. Lemoine, Contributing Writer

October 11, 2018


Filed under A&E, EngageCCJ, Explainers, Lifestyle, Local

With the ice hockey season quickly approaching, it’s going to get a little colder at the Macon Coliseum as the Macon Mayhem get ready to take the ice. I asked Game Day Operations Director, Collin Mitchell about what goes into putting the ice down at the Coliseum for the start of the season. Water it down...

Macon Arts Alliance’s Wine & Arts Festival

Macon Arts Alliance’s Wine & Arts Festival

Chas Pridgen, Contributing Writer

October 2, 2018


Filed under A&E, Lifestyle, Local

Macon Arts Alliance’s Wine & Arts Festival on Sept. 28 and Sept. 29 was composed of several events, some of which were free for the public. One of the free events was an art show held the first evening of the festival. It featured local artists who had painted landscapes located in Macon. All of...

Sky Over Macon

Sky Over Macon

Mahima Sultan, Contributing Writer

October 1, 2018


Filed under A&E, Local

On Sept. 28 the Museum of Arts and Sciences in Macon held their second to last ‘Sky Over Macon’ event where attendees learn about astronomy and witness the celestial events that are happening in the planetarium and observatory. Watch this video to get a glimpse of what the event was like and see ...

Confucius Institute Day at Wesleyan College

Confucius Institute Day at Wesleyan College

Aliyah Dorsey, Contributing Writer

September 30, 2018


Filed under A&E, Lifestyle, Local, Uncategorized

Confucius Institute Day was held on Sept. 29 at Wesleyan College in Macon. There were traditional Chinese games, music, food and crafts! The event was designed to celebrate Chinese culture and celebrate the anniversary of Confucius Institutes worldwide.   ...

Oktoberfest in Macon

Oktoberfest in Macon

Ryan Weaver, Contributing Writer

September 29, 2018


Filed under A&E, Food, Lifestyle, Local, Uncategorized

Oktoberfest is Germany’s largest fair and festival. Millions of people travel from around the world to attend the two-week event. And if they can’t make it to Germany, they hold their own festivities. Just Tap’d in Macon held an Oktoberfest celebration on Sept. 29. Traditional polka music was pla...

Macon native hosts album release at The Society Garden

Macon native hosts album release at The Society Garden

K.J. Lemoine, Contributing Writer

September 29, 2018


Filed under A&E, EngageCCJ, Lifestyle, Local

On September 29, aspiring musician Molly Stevens welcomed many of her fans to Macon’s Society Garden to celebrate the release of her new album, “Here and Now.” Stevens is a Macon native and 2005 Mercer University graduate. “I have been performing since age four,” Stevens said. Stevens...

Making Bacon

Ryan Weaver, Contributing Writer

April 5, 2018


Filed under A&E, Local

There are three minor league teams for every team that plays in Major League Baseball. There are hundreds more semi-pro and amateur teams in over 20 different leagues across America. These minor league, semi-pro and amateur teams don’t get the attention or draw anywhere near as many fans as the pro tea...

Macon’s Got Curves: American Victorian Edition

Macon’s Got Curves: American Victorian Edition

Elliot James, Contributor

February 17, 2018


Filed under A&E, Local, Showcase

Here are eight of our favorite downtown Macon homes and commercial structures exemplifying this quintessential style, in no particular order:

Listen: Karaoke Night at the Hummingbird

Listen: Karaoke Night at the Hummingbird

Taylor Drake, Contributor

February 8, 2018


Filed under A&E, Local, Showcase

Every Wednesday, the Hummingbird Stage and Taproom hands the mic over to Maconites for karaoke night. Listen to this sensational rendition on John Denver's hit song, "Take Me Home, Country Road."

Seven Halloween Shows to Binge Watch on Netflix

Seven Halloween Shows to Binge Watch on Netflix

Laurel Huster, Contributing Writer

October 20, 2017


Filed under A&E

With all the fall events going on, sometimes it's necessary to stay at home and curl up on the couch with a cup of hot chocolate. If you are unsure of what to watch next, here are seven spooky TV shows that will get you into the Halloween spirit.

Open Streets Macon Advocates For More Accessible Streets

Open Streets Macon Advocates For More Accessible Streets

Vanessa Alva, Contributing Writer

October 11, 2017


Filed under A&E, Local, Showcase

Open Streets Macon organized by Bike Walk Macon held its second event on Sunday afternoon for community members to enjoy the streets of Macon and ride their bikes, roller skates or walk without cars.

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