By Emily Akins Macon Community News Overnight on January 20th, 2019, a rare lunar event will take place, and Maconites will have a prime view. This event combines three lunar marvels: a supermoon, a blood moon, and a total lunar eclipse during the first full moon of January. A supermoon is known as a “perigee [...]
By Lauren Deal Macon Community News On the day after Christmas, in 2014, I received a call from my brother telling me that our father had passed away. My family had just been gathered at my house for the holiday. On Christmas Eve, my father interacted with his grandchildren and with friends who came to [...]
By Jim BeallBeall Financial Planning My son is in elementary school and participates in Cub Scouts. In the last two years, he will have made two significant transitions in his young life. In school, fourth grade is where students generally transition from “learning to read” to “reading to learn.” It is a difficult transition for [...]
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 [...]
By Camille Bielby Massee Lane Gardens Massee Lane Gardens celebrates a half-century as one of the most prized camellia gardens in the nation, thanks to the generosity of David Coleman Strother of Fort Valley, Georgia. The central Georgia businessman guaranteed the future of the American Camellia Society when he deeded his private seven-acre camellia garden [...]
By Doug DealMacon Community News The word “rookery” means “a breeding ground for birds, particularly crows or rooks (a type of crow).” As applied to the renowned restaurant located at 543 Cherry Street in downtown Macon, it means a breeding ground for delicious food. Getting into the Rookery is often a chore because of the [...]
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.