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10 restaurants we wish we had back in Macon

Macon in Bibb County, GA, is a city filled with great restaurants and interesting takes on all kinds of food. While we love what we have, there will always be a few places that we miss. This includes Del Taco, The Shrimp Boat, ShowBiz Pizza, Shoney’s, Pig ‘n Whistle, T.K. Tripps, Green Jacket, Champs Deli Sandwich Shop and Burger Chef.

Living Columns & Blogs

Proud to call Georgia home

Hahira was the brunt of stereotypical jokes about Southerners, but enjoyed its 15 minutes of fame when Ray Stevens memorialized the small south Georgia town in 1980 with the lyrics of his hilarious tune about the antics at a Shriners’ convention.

Mark Ballard

Taking measure without measuring up

There’s a large drawer in the antique wooden desk that’s in our office. For many years it has held various notepads, other miscellaneous office-related materials and two nice metal rulers that are tucked in the very front. I purchased these rulers many years ago and used them relentlessly during my art school days. Throughout the years, they have accurately measured just about anything you could possibly imagine.

Prayer of the Day

Prayer for today (9/25/16)

Most precious Jesus, you are our all in all. Our needs are no longer, for by your grace, they have become blessings. You, with love, invite us to come to your well of redemption. It is there the chains of sin are broken, never to bind us again. It is there that we receive healing for our pain and suffering. Thank you Jesus, for loving us just as we are and for giving us hope for tomorrow. Amen.

Prayer of the Day

Prayer for today (9/27/16)

Father, instead of complaining all the time over things gone wrong, give me a thankful heart and an appreciative spirit to be able to always give you thanks for all things good and all things bad. Keep my soul filled with praises to you O God, knowing you won’t put no more on me than I can bear. Only you know the duration of my soul. It’s all about you. Help me to get through in the name of Jesus. Amen.

Family

Living with Children: Parental fork in the road

In the late 1960s, America came to a fork in the parenting road and took the road never traveled. My generation did what no generation in any culture at any time in history had ever done: we broke with the parenting traditions of our foremothers and forefathers. When the time came, we refused to take the well-worn parenting baton and carry it forward. And as poet Robert Frost foresaw, albeit upside-down, it has made all of the difference.

Family

Lori Borgman: Getting burned and bummed on fall crafts

It's PSL season. You know what that is, right? Pumpkin spice latte. It's not just a drink, it is the official kickoff for fall - the ref's whistle signaling that it's time to break out the sweaters, boots, cider, pumpkins, candy corn and endless adorable crafts.

Family

Ex-etiquette: Distant daughter

Q: My ex and I share custody of our daughter, and lately I've noticed that my daughter never wants to talk to me when she is at her mother's house. She seems happy at my house and likes to talk to her mom when she calls, but distant and withdrawn from me when she's with her mom. I've discussed this with her mother, but since it's not happening at her house, she really doesn't care. What's good ex-etiquette?

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