Streetline interactive percussion program enjoys community support and increased participation

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 [...]

Sauced tops in two-topping toe-to-toe

By Doug Deal Macon Community News Few things are more enjoyable than a nice slice of pizza or two paired with a salad and a drink for a refreshing lunch during a busy day. Generally, the service is fast, and you can find deals at a reasonable price. Macon is loaded with options for a [...]

Bibb County magnet schools are accepting online applications until December 11

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 [...]

Wesleyan College’s Mathews Athletic Center invites all Middle Georgians to experience Chinese qigong

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 [...]

Middle Georgia State honors alumni

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 [...]

Local sorority chapter to host pageant

Lauren Deal Macon Community News The Alpha Rho Chapter of Lamda Kappa Mu Sorority, Inc., is hosting the Miss “I Am Beautiful” Pageant on March 16, 2019, for any Bibb County girl in grades 6-8. Pageant coordinator Shana Johnson Burton will lead an informational meeting for interested girls and their parents on Saturday, November 10, [...]

Bibb County School District wins Radish Award

By Abbie King Georgia Organics The Bibb County School District won the bronze recognition at the 2018 Golden Radish Awards held at the Georgia Freight Depot. The Golden Radish Award publicly recognizes Georgia school districts for exhibiting best practices in farm to school programs, such as local food procurement, exposing students to new foods through [...]

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 [...]

Org helps Parkinson patients

By Gil Thelen Me-Over-PD Foundation The Me-Over-PD Foundation (MOPD) seeks Middle Georgia Parkinson’s Disease sufferers willing to wage total war against their condition. Four dozen area Parkies worked together in 2018 to learn about, and take effective action against, the neurological malady. The group is ongoing, meeting quarterly. I am president of MOPD, a Middle [...]