CCJ Reports

The Bear’s Den: Putting the soul in soul food

The Bear’s Den: Putting the soul in soul food

K.J. Lemoine, Contributing Writer

November 13, 2018


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

The Bear’s Den is a restaurant located just steps away from Tattnall Square Park and Mercer University. It serves Southern soul food favorites such as fried chicken and mac and cheese. The diner is owned by Kevin and Kristi Lyles. Their goal is to make customers feel at home. “To me, soul food...

Local vegan restaurant expands its business

Local vegan restaurant expands its business

Camryn Jackson, Contributing Writer

November 12, 2018


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

The local vegan food truck known for their homemade cinnamon rolls and gluten-free cupcakes has been around for a while now, but only recently has the business opened a storefront. Gourmet Goody Box owners Jessica and John Mack opened their restaurant at 2055 Eisenhower Parkway in early May. The...

Three food deals you can get by showing your ‘I voted’ sticker

Three food deals you can get by showing your ‘I voted’ sticker

Mahima Sultan, Contributing Writer

November 6, 2018


Filed under EngageCCJ, Food, Lifestyle, Local

We all know that on your birthday it’s possible to get discounts on food at practically any location your heart desires: Dunkin Donuts, IHOP, Panera, Olive Garden. You name it! But did you know that you can get discounts on food for participating in the most recent midterm election? It’s tru...

Photo Gallery: Trick-or-treating in downtown Macon

Photo Gallery: Trick-or-treating in downtown Macon

Chas Pridgen, Contributing Writer

November 1, 2018


Filed under A&E, EngageCCJ, Lifestyle, Local

On Halloween, Macon’s downtown businesses gave out candy to trick-or-treaters of all ages. People were smiling, laughing and enjoying the festivities. Many of the people were dressed in costumes. Here are some of our favorites from the night:

Why vote early?

Why vote early?

Ryan Weaver, Contributing Writer

October 30, 2018


Filed under EngageCCJ, Lifestyle, Local

The decision to early vote rather than wait for election day to vote is rising, even in Houston County. We spoke with a few voters to see why they chose to vote early.

Local ministry reverse trick-or-treats at senior apartments

Local ministry reverse trick-or-treats at senior apartments

Aliyah Dorsey, Contributing Writer

October 29, 2018


Filed under A&E, EngageCCJ, Lifestyle, Local

On Oct. 29 The Episcopal and Lutheran Fellowship Macon group met to reverse trick-or-treat. At the event, the ministry group gave out treats to the residents of St. Paul Apartments, a senior apartment complex located at 1330 Forsyth St. The Episcopal and Lutheran Fellowship is a ministry “that ac...

An Explainer: Parking in Downtown Macon

An Explainer: Parking in Downtown Macon

Mahima Sultan, Contributing Writer

October 13, 2018


Filed under EngageCCJ, Explainers, Lifestyle, Local

Downtown Macon recently joined the growing list of cities that no longer provides free parking in their downtown area. When the new parking meters were introduced in July, people had many questions regarding the meter. And some people are still confused on how to use them correctly. This explainer will ans...

A Brief History: “Dungeons and Dragons”

A Brief History: “Dungeons and Dragons”

Chas Pridgen, Contributing Writer

October 12, 2018


Filed under A&E, EngageCCJ, Explainers, Lifestyle

In today’s reboot culture, it’s not just TV and movies that are getting pulled off the shelves and dusted off. There has been a resurgence of the tabletop RPG (role-playing game) “Dungeons & Dragons” that has quickly spread throughout pop culture. How did D&D first come about? “Dung...

An Explainer: Macon Mayhem’s Ice

An Explainer: Macon Mayhem’s Ice

K.J. Lemoine, Contributing Writer

October 11, 2018


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

With the ice hockey season quickly approaching, it’s going to get a little colder at the Macon Coliseum as the Macon Mayhem get ready to take the ice. I asked Game Day Operations Director, Collin Mitchell about what goes into putting the ice down at the Coliseum for the start of the season. Water it down...

An Explainer: The Rules of Cricket

An Explainer: The Rules of Cricket

Ryan Weaver, Contributing Writer

October 11, 2018


Filed under EngageCCJ, Explainers, Lifestyle, Sports

Most Americans have heard of Cricket and know what it looks like when it is played, but few understand how the game is actually played. This guide will help teach you a little about cricket so that if you ever catch a clip of it on the internet or are stuck in an international airport and it’s the...

An Explainer: Self-Care

An Explainer: Self-Care

Aliyah Dorsey, Contributing Writer

October 10, 2018


Filed under EngageCCJ, Explainers, Lifestyle, Local

Self-care is not a new idea, but the popularity of the concept has grown recently. According to Google Trends, after the 2016 election, Google searches for “self-care” reached a five-year high. Self-care has ties to the feminist movement. In 1988, Audre Lorde in her book “A Burst of Light” said, “Car...

Macon Arts Alliance’s Wine & Arts Festival

Macon Arts Alliance’s Wine & Arts Festival

Chas Pridgen, Contributing Writer

October 2, 2018


Filed under A&E, Lifestyle, Local

Macon Arts Alliance’s Wine & Arts Festival on Sept. 28 and Sept. 29 was composed of several events, some of which were free for the public. One of the free events was an art show held the first evening of the festival. It featured local artists who had painted landscapes located in Macon. All of...

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