10 Questions with Macon’s own Curtis Worthy, 2016 Georgia Music Award nominee

On June 11, 2016, singers, musicians, and performers from all over Georgia gathered at the Grand Opera House in Macon for the 5th annual Georgia Music Awards. Macon native Curtis Worthy was nominated for Best Male Hip-hop Artist 2016, and Macon Community News was fortunate to ask him 10 questions about his music. Q: What …

Southern Fried Championship Wrestling brings professional wrestling to Macon

Three years ago, Charles Anschutz and Chris Nelms attended a wrestling event and thought they could do it better. They wanted to make wrestling like it used to be - an intimate, family-friendly experience for the fans with some of the best talent in the country. After much planning and action, Anschutz and Nelms were …

Film Festival’s casting workshop helps budding actors

Do you want to be an actor? Well, just like with any other job, you really have to sell yourself. On July 23, the third day of the Macon Film Festival, casting director Cynthia Stillwell held a casting workshop at the Tubman Museum on Cherry Street in Macon titled “Answering the Needs and Desires of …

‘Guide to the Issues’ Offers Georgia-focused Solutions

This guest post is by the brilliant think tank author Benita Dodd, Vice-President of the Georgia Public Policy Foundation (GPPF). The foundation's mission is to improve the lives of Georgians through public policies that enhance economic opportunity and freedom. ‘Guide to the Issues’ Offers Georgia-focused Solutions By: Benita Dodd The media hype surrounding the political parties’ …

Words in action: How one man is changing the way kids communicate

If things had gone according to the plan laid out by Howard University’s Master’s in Fine Arts program, Joshua Peltier would be the next Steven Spielberg or Martin Scorsese. Instead of a movie set, however, he spends many of his days behind prison walls and couldn’t be happier about it. “I wanted to be a …

“Billion Dollar Baby” event discusses the Georgia movie industry

Approximately 50 people attended the "Billion Dollar Baby" event during the Macon Film Festival. A panel of 8 experts from the film industry, education and community organizations each gave a brief presentation of their role in bringing movies to Georgia. The panel was hosted by the Macon Film Commission's Terrell Sandfefur and took place Friday …

Also this weekend, Georgia’s own Southern Fried Championship Wrestling comes to Macon

La Bamba Mexican Grill at 3704 Northside Dr., Macon is hosting a live outdoor wrestling event on Saturday July 23. The event starts at 6 PM and will feature a number of matches, including the main event between Logan Creed and Trevor Aeon. Match tickets are $12 for ringside seats and $10 for general admission and can …

Events this week Thursday July 21 to July 27, 2016

This coming week, there are a number of interesting events in and around Macon in association with the Macon Film Festival and Bragg Jam. Thursday July 21, the Macon Film Festival will be showing Pretty and Pink, the 1980's John Hughes classic film staring Molly Ringwald at the Douglass Theatre at 355 Martin Luther King …

Macon Beer Company announces Festie Besties Bottle Release Party set for July 27, 6-10 pm

On July 27, 2016, Macon Beer Company will host the Festie Besties Bottle Release Party at their brewery in downtown Macon to celebrate the release of bottled versions of two of their beers. Guests will receive take-home gifts of a 22 ounce bottle of each beer, Macon Movies and Macon Music. There will be live …

Help needy Bibb County students with these school supply drives

Ah yes, it’s that time of the year again. Many parents start singing the lyrics, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” Although Andy Williams was talking about the Holiday season around Christmas, Bibb County parents start it up just before school starts in early August. Most children do not have the same reaction. …