By Emily Akins Macon Community News Overnight on January 20th, 2019, a rare lunar event will take place, and Maconites will have a prime view. This event combines three lunar marvels: a supermoon, a blood moon, and a total lunar eclipse during the first full moon of January. A supermoon is known as a “perigee [...]

Glass artist crafts commemorative art

By Lauren Deal Macon Community News On the day after Christmas, in 2014, I received a call from my brother telling me that our father had passed away. My family had just been gathered at my house for the holiday. On Christmas Eve, my father interacted with his grandchildren and with friends who came to [...]

Resolve to put your finances in order

By Jim BeallBeall Financial Planning My son is in elementary school and participates in Cub Scouts. In the last two years, he will have made two significant transitions in his young life. In school, fourth grade is where students generally transition from “learning to read” to “reading to learn.” It is a difficult transition for [...]

Douglass Theatre to host art series

By Mel Redd Contributor The Douglass Theatre is pleased to announce the Historically Black College and University Arts Series. The HBCU Arts Series is an ongoing cultural program to highlight the history and value of Historically Black Colleges and Universities, to foster greater public appreciation for their historical legacies, and to provide an outlet for [...]

Massee Lane celebrates their silver anniversary

By Camille Bielby Massee Lane Gardens Massee Lane Gardens celebrates a half-century as one of the most prized camellia gardens in the nation, thanks to the generosity of David Coleman Strother of Fort Valley, Georgia. The central Georgia businessman guaranteed the future of the American Camellia Society when he deeded his private seven-acre camellia garden [...]

The Rookery’s burgers are something to crow about

By Doug DealMacon Community News The word “rookery” means “a breeding ground for birds, particularly crows or rooks (a type of crow).” As applied to the renowned restaurant located at 543 Cherry Street in downtown Macon, it means a breeding ground for delicious food. Getting into the Rookery is often a chore because of the [...]

MGA student center coordinator’s hobby is for the birds

By Sherron SmithMiddle Georgia State University At age 7, Paul Johnson mimicked bird paintings while taking art lessons. Now, he’s channeled his creativity into publishing books about them. Johnson, Student Success Center coordinator at Middle Georgia State University’s Macon Campus, gave a talk at November’s Ocmulgee Audubon Society (OAS) meeting about the history of birding [...]