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.
Wednesday marks the 150th anniversary of the only battle that Macon saw in the Civil War. While Union General Tecumseh Sherman laid siege to Atlanta, he dispatched more than 2,000 men led by General George Stoneman to cut off the city's crucial rail link with Macon.
Bragg Jam, Middle Georgia’s night of live music, is 24 hours away — 57 bands performing across stages in downtown Macon. Some of those bands are coming from surrounding states, like Those Darlins from Nashville. But most of the talent at Bragg Jam is home grown, like The Whigs, who are from Athens . This is the 15th year of Bragg Jam in Macon, and it’s not like other music festivals. The proceeds of Bragg Jam go to the Ocmulgee Heritage Trail-- a riverfront recreational walk. Think of it as Macon’s equivalent of the Atlanta Beltline. But philanthropy isn’t the only thing separating this night of music from other festivals.
Governor Nathan Deal is offering an explanation as to why his staff contacted the head of Georgia's ethics commission. Holly LaBerge claims that Deal's top aides pressured her to end an investigation into Deal's 2010 campaign.
The Allman Brothers Band was one of the most influential southern rock bands of the 1970s, and their legacy has left a lasting impression on the South, where they were a force for racial integration. So writes Galadrielle Allman in her new book "Please Be With Me: A Song For my Father, Duane Allman."
Georgia's first execution with its new secret source of lethal injection drugs went mostly as planned Tuesday night, despite concerns that it would be a repeat of a botched execution in Oklahoma seven weeks ago.