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9 No-Fail Christmas Gifts

9 No-Fail Christmas Gifts

Camryn Jackson, Contributing Writer

December 6, 2018


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

Christmas is a joyful time of the year, but it’s also a time when procrastination gets the best of some people. While buying holiday gifts can be fun for some, for others it can be a horrendous task to complete. For those of us who struggle with finding the right gift or just don't have the time to...

The 10 Absolute Worst Christmas Songs Ever

The 10 Absolute Worst Christmas Songs Ever

Aliyah Dorsey, Contributing Writer

December 5, 2018


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

Christmas is a beautiful season with many tunes to help us make our days merry and bright. However, the holidays can sometimes be a mess. Much like a stressful Christmas dinner, these songs are neither holly or jolly. It can be said that these songs are a disgrace to the Christmas season. But don’t w...

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 ...

What does Thanksgiving dinner look like around the country?

What does Thanksgiving dinner look like around the country?

Camryn Jackson, Contributing Writer

November 21, 2018


Filed under EngageCCJ, Food, Lifestyle, Local, Macon Food Story

When most people think of the traditional Thanksgiving meal they think of turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy and a side of yams. The traditional meal has been remixed by the influx of cultures that have been intertwined into American society. The variety of cultures has led to a new way of preparing Thank...

Three Recipes For A Perfect Friendsgiving

Three Recipes For A Perfect Friendsgiving

Adelia Henderson and Laurel Huster

November 19, 2018


Filed under EngageCCJ, Food, Lifestyle, Local

Thanksgiving is a great holiday, but sometimes you just don’t want to have to deal with your family. Avoid them altogether this year and have a Friendsgiving instead.

The story behind Welsh cookies

The story behind Welsh cookies

Ryan Weaver, Contributing Writer

November 15, 2018


Filed under EngageCCJ, Food, Lifestyle, Local

Welsh cookies aren’t as widely known as sugar cookies or chocolate chip cookies. For the most part, if people have heard of the Welsh cookie, that’s more than likely because it’s part of their family history. What started as a means of a quick breakfast and snack for Welsh miners has turned int...

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