Macon-Bibb County’s Director of Parks and Beautification wins Solar Advocate Award

By Chris Floore Macon-Bibb County Macon-Bibb County’s Director of Parks and Beautification, and Vice Chairman of the Jones County Board of Commissioners, Sam Kitchens received the 2018 Solar Advocate Award from the Georgia Solar Energy Association on Thursday, December 13, 2018, at the organization’s annual Holiday Celebration. Sam Kitchens, Macon-Bibb Director of Parks and Beautification. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Middle Georgia State Prof named Governor’s Teaching Fellow

By Sheron Smith Middle Georgia State University Dr. Monica Miller, assistant professor of English at Middle Georgia State University, has been selected as a 2018-19 Governor’s Teaching Fellow for the academic year symposium program. As one of 18 faculty members from institutions of higher education across the state of Georgia, Miller was selected after a […]

Macon woman turns 70, graduates

By Sheron Smith As a practical matter, Margaret Wallace didn’t “need” a college degree. Better known around these parts as Margaret Snow, her name adorned many a real-estate sign during a successful, decades-long career as an agent and broker. About 10 years ago, shortly before she turned 60, she became a compliance investigator with the […]

Real estate photographer shoots dream homes

Robin Gatti, Bibb County resident, mother, and owner of Robin Gatti Photography, is all about professional real estate photography. She has been photographing homes for sale, businesses, interior decorator show rooms, renovated homes and anything else real estate-related throughout Middle Georgia for the last 10 years. “I had always wanted to do photography but could […]