Veteran journalist Michael Caputo, currently at American Public Media in St. Paul, Minnesota, is joining GPB's growing bureau in Macon. Current bureau chief Adam Ragusea is leaving to join the journalism faculty at Mercer University.
GPB Macon, The Telegraph, and Mercer University's Center for Collaborative Journalism are embarking on a months-long reporting project on blight. That word means different things to different people, but any definition would include a house like 1261 Hartley Street in South Macon.
A self-proclaimed “modern day picker,” John Jones owns EcoRecycle and buys, sells and restores vintage and antique items. He spends Sundays running his shop at Smiley’s Flea Market on Hawkinsville Road.
Helen Meadors has seen a lot of weird things in Macon. But nothing topped her drive down Riverside Drive in the winter of 2008 -- a sight that remains a mystery. Meadors and a friend were leaving a downtown business when they noticed a peculiar sight on the side of the road, just east of Burger King. “There’s a large pile of red clay pointed at the top and it looks like an ant hill,” Meadors recounted. “Somebody has made a welded sculpture of Santa Claus in a sleigh and the reindeer are ants and on the side of the sleigh it says, ‘Ho, ho,’ and he is driving the ants.”
For 29-year-old Father Dawid Kwiatkowski in Macon, one of the most important parts of his Sunday routine, apart from leading worship, is checking in on the children of the parish as they learn the ways of the faith.
Macon is a place where strange things happen, and most people can tell you a story about the weirdest thing they ever saw. Everett Verner saw it on his lunch break while sitting outside the Cox Capitol Theatre.
Three Atlanta-based panelists talk about how to create a vibrant local and global visual arts scene in a discussion hosted by the Macon Arts Alliance and Mercer University's Center for Collaborative Journalism.