CCJ Reports

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. ...

Who is Alex C. Habersham?

Who is Alex C. Habersham?

Victoria Whitehead, Contributing Writer

February 27, 2019


Filed under EngageCCJ, Local

Alex C. Habersham is a man of many titles. Some label him as an enterprising businessman, while others call him a mentor, still others esteem him as humanitarian, and the rest consider him a city board member. However people decide to label Habersham, he considers himself to be an educator. Habersham...

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...

Downtown to host First Friday Art Crawl

Downtown to host First Friday Art Crawl

Sam Jacobs, Contributing Writer

February 25, 2019


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The 567 Center for Renewal is hosting an art crawl on March 1 that will feature later hours for art-loving night owls. As part of March’s First Friday event, the art crawl will cover five art galleries in the historic downtown area: Travis Jean Emporium, Macon Arts Alliance, the 567 Center for Rene...

Macon Outside event provides information about local adventures

Macon Outside event provides information about local adventures

Victoria Whitehead, Contributing Writer

February 22, 2019


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With spring and summer right around the corner, let Macon Outside expand your road to adventure. Whether planning for yourself or the family, Macon Outside is an opportunity to acquire insight and resources in planning and executing a memorable Middle Georgia nature experience. Middle Georgia is scat...

The History of Black History Month: An Explainer

The History of Black History Month: An Explainer

Aliyah Dorsey, Contributing Writer

February 22, 2019


Filed under EngageCCJ, Explainers, Local

Black History Month is the annual celebration of black creators and influencers who have shaped not only American history but world history as well. But where did this tradition come from? Black History month is the creation of Harvard graduate and historian Carter G. Woodson, during the fifteenth...

Daphne’s 525 hosts event to benefit The Fuller Center for Housing

Daphne’s 525 hosts event to benefit The Fuller Center for Housing

Meg Oldham, Contributing Writer

February 22, 2019


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Daphne’s 525 is hosting Fashion with a Purpose Feb. 22. The event is a fashion show dedicated to benefitting The Fuller Center for Housing. Daphne’s 525 has been located in downtown Macon for six years and is owned and run by Aprill and Dennis Maxwell.  Daphne’s 525 carries women’s clothing and specializes in s...

The Grand Opera House hosts double feature for Women’s History Month

The Grand Opera House hosts double feature for Women’s History Month

Skye Crump, Contributing Writer

February 22, 2019


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“Lady in the Dark” will be shown at The Grand Opera House March 1 as part of their film series. Joseph Patti, executive director of The Grand Opera House, said that he started the job in August so the film series this year was programmed by his predecessor, Gram Slaton.   “He seemed to b...

Documentary highlighting gun violence to premiere in Macon Feb. 23

Documentary highlighting gun violence to premiere in Macon Feb. 23

Addison Robinson, Contributing Writer

February 22, 2019


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Something positive can come from anything, even violence. Middle Georgia community members are working to educate individuals and groups on gun violence and homicide. “How to DIE Young in Middle Georgia? A Lifesaving Documentary” will be shown at the Central Church of Christ Feb. 23. Stacey Jenki...

How to Meal Prep Painlessly

How to Meal Prep Painlessly

Laurel Huster, Contributing Writer

February 21, 2019


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

When you hear the words “meal prepping” many different things may come to mind. For some, they think of ridiculously healthy food and spending hours in the kitchen. For others, meal prepping may just be making a grocery store list and sticking to it. No matter what you think about meal prepping...

200-mile-long yard sale coming to Middle Georgia in March

200-mile-long yard sale coming to Middle Georgia in March

Cheyenne Hines, Contributing Writer

February 21, 2019


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Do you need to clean out your cluttered attic, garage or closet? Well, now is the time to check that item off your to-do list. Coming March 8-9 is the 14th annual Peaches to the Beaches yard sale. The event is held the second Friday and Saturday of March each year. Explore Highway 341 Inc. runs the e...

5 Little Known Figures in Black History

5 Little Known Figures in Black History

Aliyah Dorsey, Contributing Writer

February 20, 2019


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As Black History Month comes to an end it is important to take a look back and remember the figures whose impact has enriched the lives of black people everywhere. There are so many impactful black people who need to be celebrated that it is impossible to remember them all. So, here are five little k...

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