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 […]

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 […]

Streetline interactive percussion program enjoys community support and increased participation

By Charlene Griffin-Walker CEO/Co-founder at Streetline Streetline is a free year-round, comprehensive 501c3 percussion program. Over the past nine years, Streetline Percussion ENT has been providing 30-50+ inner-city youths from our surrounding community with new avenues of living, learning, and self-expression through music. We are an interactive percussion program emphasizing music education and performance as […]

Bibb County magnet schools are accepting online applications until December 11

The online application process for the Bibb County School District’s magnet schools and programs for the 2019-2020 school year opened on Wednesday, November 14, and will remain open through December 11. After the application period closes, students will be unable to apply to enter these magnet programs for the 2019-2020 school year. The district’s magnet […]

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 […]