Strengthen your community to fortify your future

By Jim Beall Beall Financial Planning Social media is a useful tool to stay in touch with old friends and acquaintances. It can come in handy when the unexpected occurs. Recently, a friend’s family was traveling home to Georgia when their car broke down in North Carolina. After the call from his wife, my friend […]

Dental treatment for better sleep

By Dr. Shelia Shah Macon Smiles Snoring may seem like a harmless sleeping habit, but it may be having a more significant impact on your daily life than you think. Commonly referred to as “sleep apnea,” snoring is basically a condition where your airways collapse, shrink or are blocked, preventing you from getting enough air […]

Farm to table is a concept that will Grow on you

By Doug DealMacon Community News If you don’t know already know where it is, it can be challenging to spot this month’s featured local restaurant. Even if you have GPS running, you may easily overlook it. Since the restaurant is nestled between an electrical power sub-station and a chiropractor’s office, your first instinct might be […]

Macon Writers Group publishes anthology

By Alexandria BrooksMiddle Georgia State University In 2009, shortly after taking a faculty position in the English department of what is now Middle Georgia State University, Dr. Shane Trayers founded the Macon Writers Group to create a community for writers living in the region. “Before I moved here, I had a pretty supportive community of […]

Buckner’s wins fried chicken showdown

By Doug Deal Macon Community News Fried chicken is the ultimate comfort food. When it is crispy, juicy, and seasoned to perfection, this dish can please anyone except a dyed-in-the-wool vegan. Unfortunately, great bone-in fried chicken can be hard to find. Because of the breading and deep frying, fried chicken runs a-fowl (pun intended) of […]

County wins SeeClickFix awards

By Chris FlooreMacon-Bibb County For 2018, Macon-Bibb County has been ranked in the Top 10 of most engaged and most responsive local governments by SeeClickFix. The announcement was made in a web post on the SeeClickFix website in early February. The most engaged local governments were determined by the number of requests per capita submitted […]

Riverside Cemetery spring spirit stroll

By Cowan Merritt Guest Contributor Stroll among a Victorian rural garden, an oasis of greenery and calm in the midst of a bustling, modern Southern city at Historic Riverside Cemetery & Conservancy. In one of Georgia’s most exclusive underground clubs, you’ll learn many secrets and stories of those buried there. Discover the beauty, landscape, and […]

La Bella Morelia serves superb Mexican

By Doug Deal Macon Community News Living in Macon and Middle Georgia, there are many options for Mexican food that run the gamut of both quality and variety. At our paper, we do not obsess over “authenticity” since that is for the native chefs of the regions represented to debate. We just appreciate good food, […]

Helms College graduates are ready for work force

By Angi Harben Goodwill Industries Final quarter graduates from the Macon campus of Helms College donned caps and gowns for their commencement ceremonies, attended by family members and friends at Anderson Conference Center on January 17, 2019. With programs in Health Services and Hospitality and the Culinary Arts, Helms College earned its national accreditation in […]