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 […]

Amicable divorce and joint physical custody benefits parents and children

For many parents, an amicable divorce includes a decision to seek joint physical custody of their minor children. Although it can be given different names, joint physical custody generally means a custody arrangement where children spend an equal amount of time with both parents. Most commonly, the children spend one week at one parent’s house, then the next week at the other parent’s house, and so on, alternating households on a weekly basis.

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

You can teach your child to ride a bicycle with no fear, no tears in a weekend

By Lauren Deal Macon Community News In America, what was once considered a rite of passage for the vast majority of school-aged children is no longer a common experience. Fewer children are learning to ride a bike, despite a growing emphasis on the bicycle as an alternative mode of transportation and an abundance of bicycle-friendly […]

Gleam cleans homes for cancer patients

As summer fades into fall, teachers, staff, and students return to classrooms across Middle Georgia, families across the region are gearing up for hectic schedules of car pool, homework, and extracurricular activities. Before long, the rainy summer of 2018 will be behind us all, and the holidays will be looming ahead of us. Let’s face […]

Rutland Middle School Future Farmers of America restoring tractor

The Rutland Middle School chapter of the Future Farmers of America is led by agriculture teachers Robbie Bartlett and Andrew Reeves. Bartlett recently announced that local FFA Alumni have purchased the middle school chapter a 1926 McCormick Deering tractor. “This is a very unique tractor that is going to be eye-catching,” says Bartlett. “It has […]