Macon’s famous Yoshino cherry trees are blooming right on cue for the International Cherry Blossom Festival. But for the uninitiated, it may be difficult to distinguish cherry blossoms from Middle Georgia’s many other flowering trees that bloom in the springtime.
The CEO of Macon's Cherry Blossom Festival is out after just four months on the job. Richard Brewer tendered his resignation on Tuesday, saying he intends to move back to Charleston, S.C. and continue with the festival consulting business he shuttered when he came to Macon.
Macon's annual Cherry Blossom Festival has opened for a 10-day run that features music and a lion and tiger show. The popular festival opened Friday, with country singer Tanya Tucker as the featured performer. A golf tournament and strongman competition are among the events scheduled Saturday.