CCJ Reports

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...

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: 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...

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: ...

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