Joe Kovac is a longtime reporter with the Macon Telegraph.
The sight itself is spooky and beyond kooky: A bloody-faced, coverall-clad skeleton suspended in midair on a post jutting from the rear of a pickup truck. It's been turning heads around Macon, Ga., for years at Halloween.
It was early 2015. Jay Towns was unemployed. He had recently been fired from his job at a tree-removal service near his hometown 75 miles southeast of Macon.
The spelling — in hand-painted, ripe-tomato-red letters — is shakier than the ramshackle plywood fruit stand they advertise: “P-E-C-H-E-S.”
A new documentary film about Little Richard, the Macon-born architect of rock ’n’ roll, is a nuanced exploration of his life and career and the path he forged for generations of entertainers.
A federal judge in Middle Georgia on Tuesday ruled in favor of a U.S. Air Force officer, granting a preliminary injunction in the officer’s fight against the Pentagon’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate.