Local law firm awards scholarship

By Courtney Singer Law Offices of Buzzell, Welsh & Hill The Law Offices of Buzzell, Welsh & Hill, a personal injury law firm in Macon, recently announced the winner of its 2019 college scholarship program. The firm will award a $2,500 educational scholarship to Adrian Robert Thomas, Jr. Adrian, a third-year student at the University […]

Helms College graduates are ready for work force

By Angi Harben Goodwill Industries Final quarter graduates from the Macon campus of Helms College donned caps and gowns for their commencement ceremonies, attended by family members and friends at Anderson Conference Center on January 17, 2019. With programs in Health Services and Hospitality and the Culinary Arts, Helms College earned its national accreditation in […]

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 […]