CCJ Reports

Side Hustles: Farmers Markets

Side Hustles: Farmers Markets

Amyre Makupson, CCJ Broadcast News Director

July 3, 2019

Tisha Carr was looking for a change. “I really just wanted to get out of the corporate world and out of the retail business. I wanted to be home with my family,” said Tisha Carr, the co-owner of Bone Creek Farm. After spending years working retail, Tisha and her husband decided to expand their...

Macon Music Presents: Mercer Music at Capricorn

Macon Music Presents: Mercer Music at Capricorn

Amyre Makupson, CCJ Broadcast News Director

July 2, 2019

Amyre Makupson:Thank you so much for watching Macon Music, we are on location today with Larry Brumley, he's a senior vice president with Mercer University overseeing the rebirth of Capricorn recording studios. Larry, thanks so much for joining us. Larry Brumley: Pleasure to be with you. Amyre...

Side Hustles: Etsy

Side Hustles: Etsy

Amyre Makupson, CCJ Broadcast News Director

June 6, 2019

It’s called side hustles – not a full time job, or even a part time job – just something people do on the side to bring in extra money. I met a former Macon High School teacher who turned a love of painting into extra pocket change, with the help the internet selling site .. Etsy. “I’ve...

Macon Music: Summer Showcase Part 2

Macon Music: Summer Showcase Part 2

Amyre Makupson, CCJ Broadcast News Director

May 31, 2019

Amyre Makupson and Steve Moretti continue part two of the Macon Music summer showcase.

Macon Music: Summer Showcase Part 1

Macon Music: Summer Showcase Part 1

Amyre Makupson, CCJ Broadcast News Director

May 30, 2019

Amyre Makupson and Steve Moretti discuss the summer music showcase and listen to a set by James Worsham at the Society Garden.

Macon Music Showcase Brings Local Artists to the Spotlight

Macon Music Showcase Brings Local Artists to the Spotlight

Amyre Makupson, CCJ Broadcast News Director

May 23, 2019

Amyre Makupson/Center for Collaborative Journalism, Mercer University: When you think of music in Macon, chances are names like Otis Redding, The Allman Brothers, even Little Richard come to mind. But what about names like Louise Warren, James Worsham or even Charles Davis – have you heard of them?...

Shopping Local is easy in Downtown Macon

Shopping Local is easy in Downtown Macon

Amyre Makupson, CCJ Broadcast News Director

May 16, 2019

Unique locally grown and handmade products, fresher food, and a connection to the community. According to research by the Advocates for Independent Business, you get all these things when you buy local. At the Mulberry Market, you'll find a lot more than just fresh produce. “I come here every...

Pleasant Hill Grows Relationship in Community Garden

Pleasant Hill Grows Relationship in Community Garden

Amyre Makupson, CCJ Broadcast News Director

May 3, 2019

The Pleasant Hill neighborhood is trying to help people bond over dirt and seeds with a community garden. "We thought that we would start a community garden to try and put the elderly together with young people so we would be able to let them know what our plans were for the community. We wanted it...

Bear Minimum: Final Episode

Bear Minimum: Final Episode

Amyre Makupson, CCJ Broadcast News Director

May 1, 2019

Studio Production wraps up the comedic, retro style newscast.

Hot Takes: Final Episode

Hot Takes: Final Episode

Amyre Makupson, CCJ Broadcast News Director

April 29, 2019

Studio Production completes their final debate program, this week discussing Hulu versus Netflix.

The Power of the Knot

The Power of the Knot

Amyre Makupson, CCJ Broadcast News Director

April 26, 2019

Clipping coupons, grocery shopping and cookies are all basic life skills that are often learned at home. New this year, a Macon high school is taking what some people learn in the kitchen and teaching it in the classroom via an after-school program. Chances are you've heard the old saying ‘give...

How Much Should You Tip?

How Much Should You Tip?

Amyre Makupson, CCJ Broadcast News Director

April 25, 2019

Amyre: 18% … that’s what Business Insider says you’re supposed to tip your server at a restaurant. But in reality, is 18% too much or not enough? We hit the lunch crowd in downtown Macon to find out how much money is being left on the table. For more on this story, click here.

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