CCJ Reports

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 ...

Audiogram: Tropical Smoothie Cafe

Audiogram: Tropical Smoothie Cafe

Camryn Jackson, Contributing Writer

September 30, 2018


Filed under Audiograms, EngageCCJ, Food, Local

Tropical Smoothie Cafe is a great place to stop in and cool down from the scorching Macon heat. Take a listen to the sounds of the cafe located on Tom Hill Sr. Boulevard:

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.   ...

Audiogram: Z Beans Coffee

Audiogram: Z Beans Coffee

Ryan Weaver, Contributing Writer

September 29, 2018


Filed under Audiograms, EngageCCJ, Food, Local

In August, Z Beans Coffee opened in Mercer Village. Listen as Z Beans General Manager, Alonso Ampuero talks about how the opening of Z Beans has been met with mixed reactions. https://youtu.be/eBobhmksmtg    

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...

Audiogram: Rain in Macon

Audiogram: Rain in Macon

Mahima Sultan, Contributing Writer

September 28, 2018


Filed under Audiograms, EngageCCJ, Local

Many people have a love/hate relationship when it comes to thunderstorms. Whether you love falling asleep to rain, or hate driving in it, Maconites can agree that it seems like it’s been a while since the last time we had rainfall. The last reported date of a storm in the Macon area was Aug. 18. Take...

Audiogram: Macon Traffic at Night

Audiogram: Macon Traffic at Night

K.J. Lemoine, Contributing Writer

September 27, 2018


Filed under Audiograms, EngageCCJ, Local

After heavy rush hour traffic, the roads of downtown Macon become much quieter. Here is what the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Poplar Street sounds like at night: ...

Audiogram: Scott Mitchell from Travis Jean Emporium

Audiogram: Scott Mitchell from Travis Jean Emporium

Aliyah Dorsey, Contributing Writer

September 26, 2018


Filed under Audiograms, EngageCCJ, Local

Listen as Scott Mitchell discusses his story and pride in being a business owner in Macon. Mitchell is the owner of Travis Jean Emporium on Cherry Street. On Sundays, he often has musical performances outside his store. https://youtu.be/OtwHBi2KgmA

Audiogram: Macon Dog Park

Audiogram: Macon Dog Park

Chas Pridgen, Contributing Writer

September 25, 2018


Filed under Audiograms, EngageCCJ, Local

Who doesn’t love dogs? Sometimes, all a person needs to feel calmer is to spend some time with their lovely pets. The Macon Dog Park is a great place to go find some peace and relaxation. https://youtu.be/--1HMACDBgE

Introducing Macon Me Curious

Introducing Macon Me Curious

Sonya Green

June 26, 2018


Filed under Local, Macon Me Curious, Showcase

Introducing, Macon Me Curious, a collaborative journalism project from the Center for Collaborative Journalism with GPB Macon, and The Telegraph & macon.com that will answer your questions about Macon and Middle Georgia. Are you curious about how the money collected from the new downtown parking meters will be allocated a...

Macon’s Got Curves: Neoclassical Edition

Macon’s Got Curves: Neoclassical Edition

Elliot James, Contributor

April 26, 2018


Filed under Local

Here in Macon there are many first-rate examples of Neoclassical Revival buildings, from downtown municipal structures to private homes. These are our five city standouts.

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