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...

Central Georgia Corner Cafe Series Part 3 – Kountry Kitchen

Central Georgia Corner Cafe Series Part 3 – Kountry Kitchen

Amyre Makupson, CCJ Broadcast News Director

November 8, 2018


Filed under Macon Food Story, WMUB Programming

The Kountry Kitchen in Twiggs County is the kind of lunch place where everybody knows your name. “I see people I know all the time from up here. I meet people up here all the time that I already knew”, said longtime patron Cody Young. Maurice James, the owner of the Kountry Kitchen, is from...

Over one million Georgia residents are hungry. Deer hunters are trying to fix that

Over one million Georgia residents are hungry. Deer hunters are trying to fix that

Samantha Max, Telegraph/Report for America corp member

November 5, 2018


Filed under Macon Food Story, Showcase

EATONTON, GA - On a crisp late October morning, Drew Copeland and a team of helpers hung a hundred-pound buck from the ceiling of his shed and sliced open its torso. A pile of organs and blood spilled onto the cement floor. “We wash and clean a lot,” he said with a laugh. Copeland’s not afraid...

Breaking down the news

Breaking down the news

Samantha Max, Telegraph/Report for America corp member

November 2, 2018


Filed under Macon Food Story, Showcase

Are you confused by the news? Do you want to learn more about how journalists research and write stories? Telegraph reporter Samantha Max is here to answer your questions! She’ll be breaking down the news with readers on Facebook Live, starting this month. If you want to join her, email [email protected]

Central Georgia Corner Cafe Series Part 2- Rustic Bistro and Bakery

Central Georgia Corner Cafe Series Part 2- Rustic Bistro and Bakery

Amyre Makupson, CCJ Broadcast News Director

October 31, 2018


Filed under Macon Food Story, WMUB Programming

Shelly Berryhill, a customer of the restaurant says, “Hawkinsville has needed a place like this for a long time. It’s a great place to eat and a great place to meet people.” The restaurant has been open for nearly a year and a half. It ended up in Pulaski County by chance after owners Paul and...

Six months after Kroger closes, what’s left for residents to feed their families?

Six months after Kroger closes, what’s left for residents to feed their families?

Samantha Max, Telegraph/Report for America corp member

October 29, 2018


Filed under Macon Food Story, Showcase

MACON, GA - Grocery shopping is no longer an easy errand for west Macon resident Angelica Williams. She sometimes spends two hours on two different buses to get to the Kroger in north Macon. It used to take her 30 minutes on the bus to reach the Pio Nono Avenue location before it closed in ...

Every strike out this high school pitcher makes helps feed someone in need

Every strike out this high school pitcher makes helps feed someone in need

Eryn Lee, Telegraph Intern

October 26, 2018


Filed under Macon Food Story, More Student Work, Showcase

MACON, GA - High school senior Karsen Ochs, a pitcher for the First Presbyterian Day School softball team, is using her athletic talent on the field to give back to the community. ‘Strike Out For Hunger With Karsen Ochs’ is a fundraising campaign where people can either make a flat donation or pledg...

Central Georgia Corner Cafe Series Part 1 – Thompson’s Cove

Central Georgia Corner Cafe Series Part 1 – Thompson’s Cove

Amyre Makupson, CCJ Broadcast News Director

October 26, 2018


Filed under Macon Food Story, Showcase, WMUB Programming

“It’s so good, they have got to come back! It is good cooking," said co-owner Mary Thompson. They specialize in fried fish. Co-owner Ronnie Thompson said, “We have catfish, seafood, shrimp. Oysters, scallops, crab, trout, and a perfect filet." Many patrons have been eating at Thompson’s...

‘Everybody knows you by name’ at this small town soul food and seafood restaurant

‘Everybody knows you by name’ at this small town soul food and seafood restaurant

Justin Baxley, Telegraph Reporter

October 23, 2018


Filed under Macon Food Story, Showcase

JEFFERSONVILLE, GA - The Kountry Kitchen & Seafood restaurant serves up more than just soul food. It also dishes out a hearty side of community. “I basically come here for the home feeling. Everybody knows you by name,” customer Tameka Walker said. Located on Magnolia Street in Je...

Backpack Ministry Uses Pumpkins to Feed Children

Backpack Ministry Uses Pumpkins to Feed Children

Amyre Makupson, CCJ Broadcast News Director

October 18, 2018


Filed under Macon Food Story, Showcase, WMUB Programming

Forrest Hills United Methodist Church in Macon is busy filling up bags for children, but it has nothing to do with trick or treating. They’re focused on filling book bags instead. Brenda Lambert is kind of like a trick or treater in reverse. Every week, Brenda and her team fill book bags with food,...

Becoming a Great Dinner Party Host

Becoming a Great Dinner Party Host

Amyre Makupson, CCJ Broadcast News Director

October 15, 2018


Filed under Macon Food Story, WMUB Programming

The Community Foundation of Central Georgia is hoping that a simple conversation around the dinner table can lead to changes in the community Organizers say that the goal of this Wednesday’s ‘On the Table’ event is to bring people together from across Macon-Bibb County so they can talk about...

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