Wesleyan College’s Mathews Athletic Center invites all Middle Georgians to experience Chinese qigong

By Kathy Malone Wesleyan College Yoga has become a well-accepted method to combine movement with mindfulness. In addition to Yoga, Qigong and Tai Chi are popular among Body and Brain practice on A campus of Wesleyan College in Macon. Tai Chi has been around Wesleyan for many years when Lisa Pang introduced the practice to […]

Middle Georgia State honors alumni

By Sheron K. Smith Middle Georgia State University Wanda Barrs, co-owner of Gully Branch Tree Farm in Bleckley County, is the 2018 recipient of the Legacy of Leadership honor, while Edward D. Lukemire, the chief judge with the Superior Court of Houston Judicial Circuit, is this year’s Outstanding Alumni in awards that the Middle Georgia […]

Local sorority chapter to host pageant

Lauren Deal Macon Community News The Alpha Rho Chapter of Lamda Kappa Mu Sorority, Inc., is hosting the Miss “I Am Beautiful” Pageant on March 16, 2019, for any Bibb County girl in grades 6-8. Pageant coordinator Shana Johnson Burton will lead an informational meeting for interested girls and their parents on Saturday, November 10, […]

Bibb County School District wins Radish Award

By Abbie King Georgia Organics The Bibb County School District won the bronze recognition at the 2018 Golden Radish Awards held at the Georgia Freight Depot. The Golden Radish Award publicly recognizes Georgia school districts for exhibiting best practices in farm to school programs, such as local food procurement, exposing students to new foods through […]

Macon man driven by his faith to quilt

By Lauren Deal Macon Community News Looking at Charles Cheek’s beautiful, handmade quilts, it’s hard to imagine that he never picked up a sewing needle before 2010. He practiced taekwondo, rode motorcycles, and raised a tomboy in his daughter, Jessica, who shares his goofball personality, but he didn’t try handcrafting textiles until a dream guided […]

Org helps Parkinson patients

By Gil Thelen Me-Over-PD Foundation The Me-Over-PD Foundation (MOPD) seeks Middle Georgia Parkinson’s Disease sufferers willing to wage total war against their condition. Four dozen area Parkies worked together in 2018 to learn about, and take effective action against, the neurological malady. The group is ongoing, meeting quarterly. I am president of MOPD, a Middle […]

Tzango’s tops on tamales, tacos, tasty treats

By Doug Deal Macon Community News Tzango Cocina Del Mundo has been on my family’s culinary radar for a while. Although they are currently found downtown at 336 Second Street in the revitalized downtown Macon, we first discovered them when they were on Hartley Bridge Road in South Bibb. Over the years, we have celebrated […]

Cannonball House hosts fall candlelight tour

By Lauren Deal Macon Community News The Cannonball House offers one of Macon’s most entertaining historical experiences, combining beautiful Greek Revival architecture, period furnishings, and fascinating stories of the past. Built in 1853 for Judge Asa Holt, Macon architect Elam Alexander designed the home as a retirement residence for the judge and his wife at […]