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 [...]
As 2019 quickly approaches, if we’re not careful, we can become like this young man trying all we can to stop a speeding train from crashing, just to arrive at the point of throwing our hands up and expecting the inevitable. Hope becomes distant, honesty seems far-fetched, and our future starts looking bleak.
By Veronica MillerGoodwill of Middle Georgia Veronica Brandon Miller and Denisia Franklin from Goodwill of Middle Georgia are taking their feel-good message to the airwaves with a new radio show, “Tell Me Something Good.” The segment, which airs on Wednesdays on 100.9 The Creek at 8:00 a.m., focuses on the good that is happening in [...]
For many parents, an amicable divorce includes a decision to seek joint physical custody of their minor children. Although it can be given different names, joint physical custody generally means a custody arrangement where children spend an equal amount of time with both parents. Most commonly, the children spend one week at one parent’s house, then the next week at the other parent’s house, and so on, alternating households on a weekly basis.
By Amy Bell Office of the Circuit Public Defender Each year since 2014, the Juvenile Division of the Macon Judicial Circuit’s Office of the Circuit Public Defender has tried to reach some of the struggling families we have served. Our goal is to provide these families with presents, food, Christmas trees, books, art sets and/or [...]
By Lauren Deal Macon Community News Ben Trofemuk and Kendall Joyner are juniors at ACE (Academy for Classical Education) in Macon. The two met and became friends through their experiences in the ACE band in 8th grade. “Our second year at ACE, he was in band, and I was in band, and we just cliqued,” [...]
By Charlene Griffin-Walker CEO/Co-founder at Streetline Streetline is a free year-round, comprehensive 501c3 percussion program. Over the past nine years, Streetline Percussion ENT has been providing 30-50+ inner-city youths from our surrounding community with new avenues of living, learning, and self-expression through music. We are an interactive percussion program emphasizing music education and performance as [...]
By Regina Davis Macon Roving Listeners I believe that we can all agree that this has been quite a tumultuous year throughout these great United States. We have had many personal and collective challenges that we have had to overcome. The simple fact that we are right here, right now lets us know that we [...]
The online application process for the Bibb County School District’s magnet schools and programs for the 2019-2020 school year opened on Wednesday, November 14, and will remain open through December 11. After the application period closes, students will be unable to apply to enter these magnet programs for the 2019-2020 school year. The district’s magnet [...]
By Kathy Malone Wesleyan College Yoga has become a well-accepted method to combine movement with mindfulness. In addition to Yoga, Qigong and Tai Chi are popular among Body and Brain practice on A campus of Wesleyan College in Macon. Tai Chi has been around Wesleyan for many years when Lisa Pang introduced the practice to [...]
By Sheron K. Smith Middle Georgia State University Wanda Barrs, co-owner of Gully Branch Tree Farm in Bleckley County, is the 2018 recipient of the Legacy of Leadership honor, while Edward D. Lukemire, the chief judge with the Superior Court of Houston Judicial Circuit, is this year’s Outstanding Alumni in awards that the Middle Georgia [...]