CCJ Reports

Christmas Sweater DIY

Christmas Sweater DIY

Chas Pridgen and Mahima Sultan

December 3, 2018


Filed under A&E, EngageCCJ, Lifestyle, Local

Christmas shopping can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. Handmade gifts are an easy and thoughtful way to give gifts to your loved ones without going over your budget. If you’d like to make a fun and ugly Christmas sweater or throw together a cookie in a jar recipe for your friends, siblings...

Five must-have games for the sports gamer

Five must-have games for the sports gamer

K.J. Lemoine, Contributing Writer

November 30, 2018


Filed under A&E, EngageCCJ, Lifestyle, Lists, Local, Sports

Not everyone’s an athlete, but sitting down in front of a video game box with your favorite sports-themed video game is a good backup. The sports fan in you that is craving to get you as close to the real thing as possible can turn to a good sports themed video game to put you on the playing fiel...

Get to know a Maconite: Lisa Holmes

Get to know a Maconite: Lisa Holmes

Ryan Weaver, Contributing Writer

November 30, 2018


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

Lisa Holmes identifies herself as a Maconite having spent most of her adult life living or working in Macon. Growing up she wasn’t a sports fan, but has come to love sports work by doing research and fact gathering on those that have and will be inducted into the Georgia Sports Hall of...

Get to know a Maconite: Juakena Greene-Perkins

Get to know a Maconite: Juakena Greene-Perkins

Camryn Jackson, Contributing Writer

November 30, 2018


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

Engage CCJ’s Camryn Jackson spoke with Juakena Greene-Perkins to learn more about her role as a nutrition assistant and cashier at Rosa Taylor Elementary School. Listen to the podcast here:  ...

Get to know a Maconite: Julie Wilkerson

Get to know a Maconite: Julie Wilkerson

Aliyah Dorsey, Contributing Writer

November 27, 2018


Filed under A&E, EngageCCJ, Lifestyle, Local

Engage CCJ's Aliyah Dorsey spoke with Julie Wilkerson, Executive Director of the Macon Arts Alliance. Listen to the podcast here: ...

Photo Gallery: Fall Fashion

Photo Gallery: Fall Fashion

Aliyah Dorsey, Contributing Writer

November 25, 2018


Filed under A&E, EngageCCJ, Lifestyle, Local

Looking to spice up your wardrobe this fall season? Check out these outfits and see how you can change up your appearance this fall.

Five shows to binge over Thanksgiving weekend

Five shows to binge over Thanksgiving weekend

Chas Pridgen, Contributing Writer

November 21, 2018


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

It's great to spend time with family especially at Thanksgiving. But sometimes you just need a break. Binge watching a show is a great way to escape all the holiday fuss and get some much-needed rest. Here are five shows to binge over the Thanksgiving holiday. 1. "The Dragon Prince"  A lovely children’s ...

A Rainy Day Playlist

A Rainy Day Playlist

Mahima Sultan, Contributing Writer

November 14, 2018


Filed under A&E, EngageCCJ, Playlists

Has the cold, rainy weather got you down this week? Here's a playlist to make the weather a little more bearable.

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:

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...

A Playlist For Your Halloween Gathering

A Playlist For Your Halloween Gathering

Chas Pridgen, Contributing Writer

October 25, 2018


Filed under A&E, EngageCCJ, Playlists

Halloween is fast approaching. That means it’s time for candy, costumes and parties. No party is complete without music and you need the right music to celebrate Halloween correctly. The quality of your Halloween playlist is of the utmost importance since the ambience of your gathering depends on it...

A Playlist of French & African Infused Hip-Pop

A Playlist of French & African Infused Hip-Pop

Ryan Weaver, Contributing Writer

October 25, 2018


Filed under A&E, EngageCCJ, Playlists

“Black-Blanc-Beur” means “Black-White-Arab.” The saying has been around in France since the late 1990s when a highly multicultural French soccer team won their first World Cup. They were a team that was reflective of new French society. The French rap game is a perfect example to show the num...

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