CCJ Reports

Georgia Tiny House Festival returns to Macon

Georgia Tiny House Festival returns to Macon

James Yoo, Contributing Writer

March 2, 2019


Filed under A&E, EngageCCJ, Lifestyle, Local

MACON, Ga. -- The 4th Annual Georgia Tiny House Festival returns to Macon from Friday, March 1 to Sunday, March 3, hosted by United Tiny House Association. This year’s festival promises another huge event that celebrates and showcases the tiny houses and the people who are living the tiny lifestyle!   ...

One award is not enough for local entrepreneur Tonja Khabir

One award is not enough for local entrepreneur Tonja Khabir

Addison Robinson, Contributing Writer

March 2, 2019


Filed under A&E, EngageCCJ, Lifestyle, Local

Sometimes one is not enough, especially when it comes to awards. A Macon community member and social entrepreneur took home three of the 26 awards in the form of grants from The Downtown Challenge. With these grants, Tonja Khabir will focus on preserving the historic Macon community, Pleasant Hill. A...

Netflix versus Hulu: Fyre Festival

Netflix versus Hulu: Fyre Festival

Mahima Sultan, Contributing Writer

March 2, 2019


Filed under A&E, EngageCCJ, Lifestyle, Local

By now, we’ve all heard of the infamous Fyre Festival, a 2017 event that promised to revolutionize music festivals as we know it. With prices ranging from $1,500-$250,000, the idea that the festival could bankrupt seemed slim, but everything went downhill when attendees who were promised luxury c...

Doretha Curtis’s Journey to Making Every Face Beautiful

Doretha Curtis’s Journey to Making Every Face Beautiful

Lindsey Farni, Contributing Writer

March 2, 2019


Filed under EngageCCJ, Lifestyle, Local

In a shop off Cotton Avenue, you’ll find Doretha Curtis’s salon she has refined for eight years. Curtis’s salon, Le’ Face, offers more than just the traditional salon services. Curtis has perfected her art of blending makeup and performing her customized services over years of professionalism...

What is ASMR?

What is ASMR?

Aliyah Dorsey, Contributing Writer

March 2, 2019


Filed under EngageCCJ, Explainers, Lifestyle, Local

Over the past few months, a new trend has swept the internet. Videos of people whispering gently into a microphone or tapping on glass and other surfaces have become widely popular. After watching these videos many people have described feeling a deep, relaxing sensation. This is called ASMR. ASMR i...

Downtown business owner balances family and work

Downtown business owner balances family and work

Skye Crump, Contributing Writer

March 2, 2019


Filed under A&E, EngageCCJ, Lifestyle, Local

Golden Bough Bookstore is an independently owned bookstore downtown on Cotton Avenue. You might have passed by before without even noticing the store. But what lives inside might surprise you. The store is full of books, but three cats also live at the store. Trinity, Siren and Titan are the...

The sounds of ballroom dancing

The sounds of ballroom dancing

James Yoo, Contributing Writer

March 2, 2019


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

Rudy Mendes, a local artist, teaches the Urban Contemporary Ballroom Dancing class at the Mill Hill Community Arts Center in Macon. The class has been going on since Jan. 28 and meets every Monday evening from 7 p.m to 9 p.m. The final class is on March 4. “We’re probably gonna extend ...

The sounds of a library

The sounds of a library

Lindsey Farni, Contributing Writer

March 2, 2019


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

When you think of a library, you might think of complete silence. But that's not the case. Take a listen and hear what the Washington Memorial Libary sounds like on a busy day.

The sounds of B. Monroe Salon

The sounds of B. Monroe Salon

Cheyenne Hines, Contributing Writer

March 2, 2019


Filed under Audiograms, EngageCCJ, Lifestyle, Local

Recognize these sounds? These are classic hair salon sounds, specifically those at B. Monroe Salon in Macon. When entering the salon, your ears will fill with sounds of hairdryers, wash bowls, scissors and many more. Take a listen above and hear the sounds of a stylist using several different tools ...

The sounds of art

The sounds of art

Sam Jacobs, Contributing Writer

March 2, 2019


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

The 567 Center for Renewal hosts various art classes on eight-week rotations, and this rotation included a beginners pottery wheel class. The class, taught by John Skelton, covered basic techniques for creating and decorating pottery. For more information on their art classes check out the 567 Cente...

First Friday Art Crawl Schedule

First Friday Art Crawl Schedule

Shaila Warren, Contributing Writer

February 28, 2019


Filed under A&E, EngageCCJ, Lifestyle, Local

Downtown Macon is full of life, art and history. On March 1, downtown will be full of art galleries for people to enjoy. This First Friday event is all about the art. This event is held by The 567 Center for Renewal and it is a way for art lovers all over to see work displayed by local and student artists. ...

Macon’s Cookin’ event coming March 1

Macon’s Cookin’ event coming March 1

Lindsey Farni, Contributing Writer

February 26, 2019


Filed under A&E, EngageCCJ, Lifestyle, Local

Want to eat and give back to the community at the same time? Then mark your calendars for March 1. Rebuilding Macon Inc. is holding their second annual Macon’s Cookin’ fundraising event at The Blacksmith Shop on March 1 from 7-10 p.m. According to Rebuilding Macon Inc.’s website, their missi...

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