Community organization promotes financial literacy, feeding homeless

In 2016, Jerrod Echols and his wife Krystle started the Melanated Community Stimulation Project, Inc. (MCSP) to help promote financial literacy, positive community and self-image, educational opportunities, and more. Echols says that the organization has partnered with BB&T and Operation Hope, an outreach of the Buck Melton Community Center, to offer financial literacy programs to […]

Salvation Army battles addiction

“We give kids their parents back.” So says the running headline on the Salvation Army’s Combat-Addiction webpage. Through its addiction recovery program, the Salvation Army helps over 150,000 people per year suffering with drug addiction, helping make families whole again. They provide free counseling, housing, employment assistance, and support for individuals suffering from long-term alcohol […]

Westside graduate prepares to teach in Africa

What started as a summer trip to study abroad in Ghana has turned into a life mission for one Macon native. In the summer of 2014, Kokayi Bakari Postell traveled to Ghana, a country of approximately twenty-seven million people on the Gulf of Guinea in West Africa. The coastal country boasts sandy beaches, mountain waterfalls, […]