CCJ Reports

It’s complicated. The relationship between food service workers and their customers

It’s complicated. The relationship between food service workers and their customers

Sonya Green, Engagement Reporter/Coordinator

March 27, 2019


Filed under Engagement Projects, Macon Food Story, More Student Work, Showcase

Student journalists at Mercer University are conducting an experiment that you are invited to join. As part  On the Table: Talking about Dining and Working in Middle Georgia is an ongoing conversation happening between servers and customers in the Facebook group, Macon Food Story. Join the group and join the conversation....

Where are the best restaurants in Middle Georgia? Vote now in Munch Madness

Where are the best restaurants in Middle Georgia? Vote now in Munch Madness

Staff Report

March 14, 2019


Filed under Engagement Projects, Macon Food Story, Showcase

MACON -- Middle Georgia has hundreds of restaurants — many are locally owned, unique establishments that have been serving good food to us for decades or who have popped up and become cult favorites. The Telegraph, 13WMAZ, Mercer University’s Center for Collaborative Journalism and Georgia Public Broadcasting have ...

Which restaurant will win the Munch Madness competition? You decide.

Which restaurant will win the Munch Madness competition? You decide.

Sonya Green, Engagement Reporter/Coordinator

March 14, 2019


Filed under Engagement Projects, Macon Food Story, Showcase

With March Madness comes Munch Madness. What's better than taking in a game while eating food from one of your favorite restaurants? Whatever your mood, there are many places to choose from. It's what inspired our Munch Madness competition. We want to know what you think. Just like March Madness,...

Ask us your questions about food in Macon

Ask us your questions about food in Macon

Sonya Green, Engagement Reporter/Coordinator

January 10, 2019


Filed under Engagement Projects, Macon Food Story, Macon Me Curious, More Student Work, Showcase, Video

Macon Me Curious wants to answer your food-related questions. Since September, Macon Food Story has reported everything from the best corner cafes to holiday traditions from around the world. We want your help to continue to explore the intersections of food and life. Tells us what you want to know...

How good can a cafeteria meal be? This is what an $8 school lunch looks like

How good can a cafeteria meal be? This is what an $8 school lunch looks like

Samantha Max, Report for America corps member

September 16, 2018


Filed under Engagement Projects, Macon Food Story, Showcase, Uncategorized

The scent of fresh-baked biscuits filled the kitchen at Stratford Academy on a September morning. While one cafeteria helper loaded trays of bacon into the oven for the upcoming breakfast break, two others chopped up piles of squash, carrots and Brussels sprouts. In the Stratford cafeteria, students...

This chef’s looking to his roots to put a new twist on soul food

This chef’s looking to his roots to put a new twist on soul food

Samantha Max, Report for America corps member

September 14, 2018


Filed under Engagement Projects, Macon Food Story

Michael Twitty doesn’t cook the same macaroni and cheese his mom taught him to make. It’s loaded with cream cheese and sour cream, and anyone who’s eaten at a Kosher deli might say it tastes kind of like noodle kugel. The chef and author has adapted and transformed a lot of the foods he grew ...

7 soul food restaurants in Georgia that serve more than chicken and mac & cheese

7 soul food restaurants in Georgia that serve more than chicken and mac & cheese

Justin Baxley, Telegraph staff writer

September 13, 2018


Filed under Engagement Projects, Macon Food Story, Showcase

Finding good soul food can be a tough task. There are plenty of places that serve your standard fried chicken and mac and cheese. While good, those don’t appeal to everyone. Here is a list of seven soul food restaurants in Georgia that will leave you wanting more. 1. H&H (Macon) This restaurant is a Macon staple serving...

Now serving: Locally grown peaches and hydroponic lettuce on the school lunch line

Now serving: Locally grown peaches and hydroponic lettuce on the school lunch line

Samantha Max, Report for America corps member

September 7, 2018


Filed under Engagement Projects, Macon Food Story

MILLEDGEVILLE, GA -- A first-grader at Lakeview Primary School quietly studied the options on the lunch line, unsure what he wanted to eat. He decided on the nachos — a scoop of ground chicken with a bag of Doritos, beans, and a bowl of steamed corn and peppers. At the end of the line, a ca...

All Bibb County students eat for free. That could be in jeopardy

All Bibb County students eat for free. That could be in jeopardy

Samantha Max, Report for America corps member

September 3, 2018


Filed under Engagement Projects, Macon Food Story

Dozens of kindergarteners lined up in the cafeteria at Alexander II Magnet School, eyeing their lunch options. On the menu that Tuesday, the students could choose between chicken patty sandwiches, spaghetti with meat sauce and an array of fruits and vegetables. A stack of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches...

All Bibb County students eat for free. That could be in jeopardy

All Bibb County students eat for free. That could be in jeopardy

Samantha Max, Report for America corps member

September 3, 2018


Filed under Engagement Projects, Macon Food Story

Dozens of kindergarteners lined up in the cafeteria at Alexander II Magnet School, eyeing their lunch options. On the menu that Tuesday, the students could choose between chicken patty sandwiches, spaghetti with meat sauce and an array of fruits and vegetables. A stack of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches...

Hundreds wait to receive a hot meal, but it’s uncertain when it might arrive

Hundreds wait to receive a hot meal, but it’s uncertain when it might arrive

Samantha Max, Report for America corps member

August 13, 2018


Filed under Engagement Projects, Macon Food Story

Every weekday around noon, Sherry Hatcher answers a knock on her door. The 70-year-old lives alone in a highrise apartment building on Gray Highway, and her daily visitor is a welcome break from the quiet of her otherwise lonely home. Hatcher is one of the 1,200 home-bound residents of Middle Georgia...

Hundreds wait to receive a hot meal, but it’s uncertain when it might arrive

Hundreds wait to receive a hot meal, but it’s uncertain when it might arrive

Samantha Max, Report for America corps member

August 13, 2018


Filed under Engagement Projects, Macon Food Story

Every weekday around noon, Sherry Hatcher answers a knock on her door. The 70-year-old lives alone in a highrise apartment building on Gray Highway, and her daily visitor is a welcome break from the quiet of her otherwise lonely home. Hatcher is one of the 1,200 home-bound residents of Middle Georgia...

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