Laura Corley is Civic Journalism Fellow for Mercer University’s Center for Collaborative Journalism reporting on topics of public health and education in Bibb County. Laura is also a reporter for The Current and received a Doris O’Donnell Fellowship Award in 2021 to execute an enterprise reporting on Superfund sites in Coastal Georgia.
Laura has worked as an investigative reporter in her home state since 2014 and has covered a range of topics including public safety, government, business and education.
At The (Macon) Telegraph, Laura used open records requests to shine light on the shadows of police misconduct, government salaries, suspicious political connections and more. Her bylines also have appeared in The Douglas County Sentinel, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Georgia News Lab and Georgia Public Broadcasting.
The Forsyth native was named the state’s Emerging Journalist by Georgia Press Association in 2016.
A land swap in Macon-Bibb County means a long-dormant, historic health club in the heart of downtown will see new life.
The number of Georgia charter schools has more than doubled since 2016 and more are planned in areas outside Atlanta including Macon.
The Bibb County School District now has a way to receive anonymous tips regarding threats to student safety — an online portal to help inform the district about student issues or threats to safety and security it might not otherwise know about.
Macon Transit Authority customers soon will no longer have to wonder when their buses will arrive.
A series of small concrete islands is planned to increase pedestrian safety along one of the deadliest highways for foot traffic in Bibb County.