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 […]

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 […]

Local Doulas host Climb out of the Darkness event

Local birth doulas Britney Mims Asbell and Cristiana Fischer have united to host Macon’s Climb Out of the Darkness fundraiser on Saturday, June 23rd, 2018, at 10:00am, at the Ocmulgee National Monument in Macon, Georgia. Both Britney and Cristiana assist with childbirths for Middle Georgia families, and their dedication to women’s postpartum mental health is […]

DAR announces Research Day

Guest post by Sandra Darby On Saturday, July 14, Central Georgia Genealogical Society and the Nathaniel Macon Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will co-host a research day at the Washington Memorial Library in Macon. The library’s Genealogical and Historical Room has many books, microfilm and other resource materials for family history research. At […]

Pilot International comes together in friendship and service

Nestled in the furthest northern reaches of Bibb County, between the Academy of Classical Education and the Monroe County line is the headquarters of Pilot International. The multi-national service organization was founded in Macon in 1921 by Elizabeth Leonard and 40 local businesswomen. The organization was a female answer to Rotary International and Lion’s Club, […]