CCJ Reports

Downtown business owner balances family and work

Downtown business owner balances family and work

Skye Crump, Contributing Writer

March 2, 2019


Filed under A&E, EngageCCJ, Lifestyle, Local

Golden Bough Bookstore is an independently owned bookstore downtown on Cotton Avenue. You might have passed by before without even noticing the store. But what lives inside might surprise you. The store is full of books, but three cats also live at the store. Trinity, Siren and Titan are the...

Beverly Knight Olson Children’s Hospital Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Beverly Knight Olson Children’s Hospital Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Meg Oldham, Contributing Writer

March 2, 2019


Filed under Audiograms, EngageCCJ, Local

After years of planning, Macon’s new Beverly Knight Olson Children’s Hospital opened its doors on Feb. 26. At a ribbon cutting ceremony that morning, members of the Macon community gathered outside of the brand new building to recognize those who were involved in taking the children’s hospital...

The sounds of ballroom dancing

The sounds of ballroom dancing

James Yoo, Contributing Writer

March 2, 2019


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

Rudy Mendes, a local artist, teaches the Urban Contemporary Ballroom Dancing class at the Mill Hill Community Arts Center in Macon. The class has been going on since Jan. 28 and meets every Monday evening from 7 p.m to 9 p.m. The final class is on March 4. “We’re probably gonna extend ...

The sounds of a library

The sounds of a library

Lindsey Farni, Contributing Writer

March 2, 2019


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

When you think of a library, you might think of complete silence. But that's not the case. Take a listen and hear what the Washington Memorial Libary sounds like on a busy day.

The sounds of B. Monroe Salon

The sounds of B. Monroe Salon

Cheyenne Hines, Contributing Writer

March 2, 2019


Filed under Audiograms, EngageCCJ, Lifestyle, Local

Recognize these sounds? These are classic hair salon sounds, specifically those at B. Monroe Salon in Macon. When entering the salon, your ears will fill with sounds of hairdryers, wash bowls, scissors and many more. Take a listen above and hear the sounds of a stylist using several different tools ...

The sounds of art

The sounds of art

Sam Jacobs, Contributing Writer

March 2, 2019


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

The 567 Center for Renewal hosts various art classes on eight-week rotations, and this rotation included a beginners pottery wheel class. The class, taught by John Skelton, covered basic techniques for creating and decorating pottery. For more information on their art classes check out the 567 Cente...

First Friday Art Crawl Schedule

First Friday Art Crawl Schedule

Shaila Warren, Contributing Writer

February 28, 2019


Filed under A&E, EngageCCJ, Lifestyle, Local

Downtown Macon is full of life, art and history. On March 1, downtown will be full of art galleries for people to enjoy. This First Friday event is all about the art. This event is held by The 567 Center for Renewal and it is a way for art lovers all over to see work displayed by local and student artists. ...

Who is Alex C. Habersham?

Who is Alex C. Habersham?

Victoria Whitehead, Contributing Writer

February 27, 2019


Filed under EngageCCJ, Local

Alex C. Habersham is a man of many titles. Some label him as an enterprising businessman, while others call him a mentor, still others esteem him as humanitarian, and the rest consider him a city board member. However people decide to label Habersham, he considers himself to be an educator. Habersham...

Macon’s Cookin’ event coming March 1

Macon’s Cookin’ event coming March 1

Lindsey Farni, Contributing Writer

February 26, 2019


Filed under A&E, EngageCCJ, Lifestyle, Local

Want to eat and give back to the community at the same time? Then mark your calendars for March 1. Rebuilding Macon Inc. is holding their second annual Macon’s Cookin’ fundraising event at The Blacksmith Shop on March 1 from 7-10 p.m. According to Rebuilding Macon Inc.’s website, their missi...

Downtown to host First Friday Art Crawl

Downtown to host First Friday Art Crawl

Sam Jacobs, Contributing Writer

February 25, 2019


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The 567 Center for Renewal is hosting an art crawl on March 1 that will feature later hours for art-loving night owls. As part of March’s First Friday event, the art crawl will cover five art galleries in the historic downtown area: Travis Jean Emporium, Macon Arts Alliance, the 567 Center for Rene...

Macon Outside event provides information about local adventures

Macon Outside event provides information about local adventures

Victoria Whitehead, Contributing Writer

February 22, 2019


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With spring and summer right around the corner, let Macon Outside expand your road to adventure. Whether planning for yourself or the family, Macon Outside is an opportunity to acquire insight and resources in planning and executing a memorable Middle Georgia nature experience. Middle Georgia is scat...

The History of Black History Month: An Explainer

The History of Black History Month: An Explainer

Aliyah Dorsey, Contributing Writer

February 22, 2019


Filed under EngageCCJ, Explainers, Local

Black History Month is the annual celebration of black creators and influencers who have shaped not only American history but world history as well. But where did this tradition come from? Black History month is the creation of Harvard graduate and historian Carter G. Woodson, during the fifteenth...

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