Tue., March 25, 2014 6:00am
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.
Fri., March 21, 2014 7:29am
Lots of professionals are now supplementing their income as freelancers or striking out on their own altogether. No doubt some of those people are running businesses with their friends, even though that can be fraught with challenges, according to workplace expert Brandon Smith. He says building a business relationship with a friend requires a ton of conversation up front to set roles, expectations and ways to handle conflict.
Tue., March 18, 2014 7:25am
Poet Anya Silver is, by many accounts, the Mercer University English professor that students hope they get. But at age 42, she also has advanced, incurable breast cancer.
Mon., March 17, 2014 7:26am
"One Way Out: The Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band" by longtime Guitar World Magazine editor and writer Alan Paul pays special attention to the band's formative years in Macon circa 1970.
Fri., March 14, 2014 7:32am
Accepting a great career opportunity sometimes means workers have to leave a position they’ve had for only a short time. Workplace and career expert Brandon Smith says such a short stint in a job has the potential to raise red flags with future employers, but he says workers can minimize such damage.
Wed., March 12, 2014 4:40pm
Legislation to erect a granite monument of the Ten Commandments at Georgia’s state capitol is headed to Governor Nathan Deal’s desk.
Mon., March 10, 2014 4:45am
Morehouse College is joining a renewed national effort to educate and support young, African-American men. Dr. John Silvanus Wilson said recently that won’t mean rolling out a specific new program, but it will include a variety of adjustments at the historically black college that results in a rejuvenated approach to producing the “Morehouse man.”
Fri., March 7, 2014 8:32am
When Cleveland marketing professional Kelly Blazek got a LinkedIn invitation from a young woman she didn’t know, she didn’t just ignore it. She sent Diana Mekota a blistering response calling her “entitled,” “inappropriate” and “tacky.” Brandon Smith says Mekota wasn’t wrong to reach out; likewise, Blazek wasn’t necessarily wrong to decline the invitation.
Tue., March 4, 2014 8:44am
Georgia’s state House passed a bill late Monday designed to push back against the federal Affordable Care Act by preventing state government from helping in the implementation and enforcement of the law also known as "Obamacare."
Mon., March 3, 2014 8:55am
The lifestyle of the homeless is rugged and unforgiving. While Macon has several shelters that are open during the day, only one—the Salvation Army—lets people sleep overnight. And with only a couple dozen beds available, lots of people end up in the elements. About fifty of Macon's civic leaders got a taste of what that's like Thursday. At Central City Park, people gathered around campfires and chatted. No one would have mistaken them for homeless people, with their North Face jackets.