CCJ Reports

Just Curious: What is iStroll?

Just Curious: What is iStroll?

Madilyn Harrell, 13WMAZ Intern

October 18, 2018


Filed under Just Curious, More Student Work

Four times a week, moms from around Macon gather with their children in Tattnall Square Park to workout and build community with each other. These women belong to a group called iStroll, and are led at the Macon location by head instructor Mamie Simmons. On the mornings of Monday, Wednesday, Friday...

Just Curious: What is Mercer University’s Real Talk?

Just Curious: What is Mercer University’s Real Talk?

Madilyn Harrell, 13WMAZ Intern

October 16, 2018


Filed under Just Curious, More Student Work

Real Talk is a fairly new thing to become apart of Mercer's undergraduate campus. It started in the fall 2017 and has featured many of Mercer's faculty and staff. Every event hosts a speaker who talks to students about the struggles and real life issues they have faced in the past. “It’s meant...

Share your ideas for bettering the Macon community at On the Table

Share your ideas for bettering the Macon community at On the Table

Anisah Muhammad, Telegraph Intern

October 15, 2018


Filed under More Student Work

MACON, GA -- The Community Foundation of Central Georgia, with funding from the Knight Foundation, will lead On The Table, an initiative that invites residents to discuss how to improve the community. On The Table started five years ago in Chicago by the Chicago Community Trust. It has been replic...

Just Curious: Is there enough parking around Mercer Village?

Just Curious: Is there enough parking around Mercer Village?

Cheyenne Hines and Matthew Causey, 13WMAZ Interns

October 3, 2018


Filed under Just Curious, More Student Work

As the Mercer and Macon communities begin to grow and intertwine, a growing issue of parking -- or lack thereof -- is affecting students, customers and even store owners around Mercer Village area. With six restaurants, a bookstore and a hair salon open in Mercer Village, it’s a main hub for ...

Just Curious: Where are Central Georgia’s college students from?

Just Curious: Where are Central Georgia’s college students from?

Elizabeth Tammi, 13WMAZ Intern

October 1, 2018


Filed under Just Curious, More Student Work

The Central Georgia area is home to several colleges and universities. Some are public, private or for women. We took one example of each — Middle Georgia State University, Mercer University and Wesleyan College, respectively — and did some research on where exactly their students come from. At...

Just Curious: What is the Mulberry Market?

Just Curious: What is the Mulberry Market?

Elizabeth Tammi, 13WMAZ Intern

October 1, 2018


Filed under More Student Work

Farmers markets are a great way to spend a sunny afternoon and on Wednesdays, you’ll find Macon’s Mulberry Market open in Tattnall Square Park. I’ve visited the market several times, but was curious about the market’s origins and title. I also wondered about their their goal in the community. Lacey...

Pokemon GO developer partners with Knight Foundation to revitalize Macon’s public spaces

Pokemon GO developer partners with Knight Foundation to revitalize Macon’s public spaces

Benjamin Gilbert, Telegraph Intern

September 28, 2018


Filed under More Student Work

Macon is one of five cities picked to test how the company behind 2016’s mobile gaming phenomenon, Pokemon GO, can use its augmented reality technology to help residents re-imagine public spaces. Niantic partnered with the Knight Foundation to form the Niantic/Knight Fellows Program. The six-month...

LIVE UPDATES: Mercer hosts the Citadel in SoCon showdown

LIVE UPDATES: Mercer hosts the Citadel in SoCon showdown

Hayes Rule and Justin Baxley, The Telegraph

September 22, 2018


Filed under More Student Work

Mercer squares off with the Citadel in an important conference matchup. The Bears (2-1) are coming off a key win against the Samford Bulldogs and will be looking to improve to 2-0 in the Southern Conference for the first time in school history. Follow along with us here. View the full story here.

No longer a Riddle: Lamb names starting quarterback for the Mercer Bears

No longer a Riddle: Lamb names starting quarterback for the Mercer Bears

Hayes Rule, Telegraph Intern

September 18, 2018


Filed under More Student Work

MACON, GA -- Mercer entered this season boasting the reigning Southern Conference Freshman of the Year. He passed for more than 2,000 yards and scored 17 total touchdowns. He helped lead the Bears to a near-upset of Auburn. But he’s not the starter anymore. That honor belongs to Robert Ri...

With Mercer’s latest win, head coach Bobby Lamb reached an important career milestone

With Mercer’s latest win, head coach Bobby Lamb reached an important career milestone

Hayes Rule, Telegraph Intern

September 14, 2018


Filed under More Student Work

MACON, GA -- Leading the Commerce High School football team as quarterback, Bobby Lamb looks to the sideline to receive a play call. His coach sends one in, but he’s not just any coach — he’s Bobby’s father, Ray Lamb. That was more than 40 years ago. Football runs in the Lamb family DNA. ...

‘If the community has a problem with mental health, the community has a huge problem’

‘If the community has a problem with mental health, the community has a huge problem’

Rylee Kirk and Samantha Max, The Telegraph

September 6, 2018


Filed under More Student Work

Georgia College School of Nursing students offer mental health care assessments to visitors at Daybreak in Macon. A new graduate program aims to fill the void of psychiatric mental health nurse practitioners in the region. Read the full story here.

Just Curious: What is the history of Ingleside Village?

Just Curious: What is the history of Ingleside Village?

Connor Cable, 13WMAZ Intern

February 21, 2018


Filed under Just Curious, More Student Work

Macon has a storied history, and there are many different parts to this history. Everything from the streets of downtown to Mercer University, all of it contributes to Macon in a unique way. One of these is the Ingleside Village, located on Ingleside Avenue in Macon. We were “Just Curious,” what is the history of Ingleside village?

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