MILLEDGEVILLE — Fifteen-year-old Deandre Hooks crouched on the porch of a crumbling, wood-planked house Wednesday morning to complete a writing assignment. The house was nothing special and the heat was blistering, but it didn’t seem to bother him. In fact, he felt perfectly at home.
Outside the big box Macon Mall turns to arts, entertainment to fill empty space By Carl Lewis firstname.lastname@example.org Thursday, Jun. 18, 2009 Instead of showcasing his art in a downtown gallery like other artists, Michael Paul has chosen a different, less obvious place to share his work: the Macon Mall. Paul is taking part in [...]
Ask Andrew Mathis to name his favorite food and he’ll tell you in an instant. “It’s peaches, no question,” he said. Mathis, a 70-year-old from Fort Valley, worked at a peach farm earlier in life and hasn’t missed a single Georgia Peach Festival since the event was launched in 1986.
Seeds of community Vegetable gardens help bring Macon neighbors together By Carl Lewis email@example.com Monday, Jun. 15, 2009 Tucked away in a vacant lot behind Centenary United Methodist Church on College Street sits a humble plot where pole beans, tomatoes, eggplant and okra grow. “But what we’re really growing is hope,” said Mark Vanderhoek, founder [...]
Four years ago, Nduta Mwangi, 39, lived in a small tenement apartment in Kenya, where she and her sisters sewed traditional African dresses for a living. Saturday, she brought those dresses to Macon and put them on sale at the annual Juneteenth Freedom Festival at Tattnall Square Park.
Click here to view this story online at Macon.com By Carl Lewis firstname.lastname@example.org Aug. 13, 2009 Public college students in the midstate may experience canceled classes, longer lines at the cafeteria and less one-on-one time with their professors this fall. As part of a new cost-cutting measure approved Wednesday by the Georgia Board of Regents, [...]