CCJ Reports

What Keeps An Employee At One Company For 62 Years?

What Keeps An Employee At One Company For 62 Years?

Summer Perritt, Telegraph Intern

October 26, 2017


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In a time when changing careers is as common as changing clothes, 80-year-old Sara Johnson has been a stand-out employee.

Just Curious: What Do They Do At The Georgia Tech Office On Riverside Drive?

Just Curious: What Do They Do At The Georgia Tech Office On Riverside Drive?

Jaclyn Ramkissoon, 13WMAZ Intern

October 26, 2017


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The office is part of the Enterprise Innovation Institute at Georgia Tech. There are 100 people in the organization, but project manager Paul Todd is the sole person working in the Macon Regional Office.

Ruth Hartley Mosley’s Home Enters National Register of Historic Places

Ruth Hartley Mosley’s Home Enters National Register of Historic Places

Elizabeth Tammi, GPB Intern

October 26, 2017


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In September, the home of Ruth Hartley Mosley, a prominent figure in Macon’s history, was officially placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Just Curious: Who was Carl Vinson?

Just Curious: Who was Carl Vinson?

Shayna Waltower, 13WMAZ Intern

October 23, 2017


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We were “just curious” about who Carl Vinson was and what roles he played to earn the honor of having buildings and bridges named after him, a memorial on Coleman Hill and exhibits in locations around Georgia. William P. Head is a historian at Robins Air Force Base in Warner Robins. ...

Just Curious: What is the origin of the Cherry Blossom Festival?

Just Curious: What is the origin of the Cherry Blossom Festival?

Jayla Moody, 13WMAZ Intern

October 23, 2017


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Fall is here and it’s bringing cooler weather and shorter days. Before we know it, it’ll be January and cold and eventually, it’ll be March and pink. Macon and other central Georgia residents look forward to a certain event every year and it is something people from all over the world travel...

Just Curious: What is the oldest grave in Macon’s Rose Hill Cemetery?

Just Curious: What is the oldest grave in Macon’s Rose Hill Cemetery?

Jaclyn Ramkissoon, 13WMAZ Intern

October 23, 2017


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Halloween is weeks away, but stores are already preparing for the holiday. We were feeling a little spooky, but more so curious about the oldest grave site in Rose Hill Cemetery. Macon-Bibb’s cemetery administrator Marvia Mitchell says the oldest grave belongs to Caroline Wilson. She was buried...

What You Missed in Macon This Weekend

What You Missed in Macon This Weekend

Taylor Drake, The Creek Intern

October 18, 2017


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An Interview With Rich Williams of Kansas

An Interview With Rich Williams of Kansas

Drew Daws, 11th Hour Intern

October 18, 2017


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Known as the “Guitar Player’s Guitarist,” Rich Williams has been with the band Kansas, an iconic American rock group, since 1973. He has traveled across the country for over 40 years performing and has no plans of stopping anytime soon. Prior to forming Kansas, he was a member of White Clover,...

Just Curious: What is the history of Washington Park

Just Curious: What is the history of Washington Park

Jacklyn Ramkissoon, Practicum Student at WMAZ

September 20, 2017


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This report has been contributed by Jaclyn Ramkissoon, a student from Mercer University’s Center for Collaborative Journalism. A popular venue for Second Sunday concerts or family picnics, Washington Park has an interesting landscape and design. We were “just curious” how it came to be th...

Mercer women’s soccer team keeps up its strong play

Mercer women’s soccer team keeps up its strong play

Ryan Weaver, Telegraph Practicum Student

September 18, 2017


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  Mercer’s women’s soccer team continued its winning streak, adding two more this weekend. The streak is up to four as Mercer sits at 6-4. The first win came against Presbyterian in a 1-0 decision in South Carolina on Friday, and that was followed by a 6-0 win over South Carolina State...

Nathan Watson Is Along For The Ride At The Learn And Earn Bike Shop

Nathan Watson Is Along For The Ride At The Learn And Earn Bike Shop

Katie Atkinson, GPB Intern

September 8, 2017


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Watson keeps Learn and Earn running on bike donations from the community. Kids at Learn and Earn meet twice a week to take the bikes apart and rebuild them again. At the end of the program, Watson signs off on their hours, and they get to pick out a free bike to bring home.

Midstate Red Cross providing ‘everything we can’ to Hurricane Irma evacuees

Midstate Red Cross providing ‘everything we can’ to Hurricane Irma evacuees

Noemi Griffin, Telegraph Intern

September 8, 2017


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The Central/Midwest Georgia Red Cross center is welcoming Hurricane Irma evacuees from Florida and South Georgia. The shelter has been providing housing, food and more.

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