Macon’s famous soul food restaurant is back. After closing its doors a year ago, the H&H reopened Wednesday. In the 1970s, the restaurant became known as a place where up-and-coming bands like the Allman Brothers could get a plate of soul food for cheap. “Mama" Louise Hudson first opened H&H in 1959 and had been serving up plates of love and soul food until the she ran into financial trouble.
This holiday weekend, communities all over South and Middle Georgia are marking the 20th anniversary of the worst natural disaster in the state’s history. In Macon, Tropical Storm Alberto hit on July 5th 1994 causing the Ocmulgee River to overflow. Macon’s water plant was completely submerged by the flood. But out of that storm came a new facility on higher ground.
Three men were struck by a pickup truck and killed while trying to cross I-85 in Atlanta’s northeast suburbs Tuesday morning. While police say it appears the men were intoxicated, this accident does highlight the fact that Georgia is among a group of southern states with the highest rates of pedestrian fatalities. That’s according to a new study by the National Complete Streets Coalition. The report shows roads in Columbus, Atlanta and its northern suburbs are very dangerous for people on foot. But Macon tops the list when it comes to per capita pedestrian deaths in Georgia.