Three restaurants to be part of new truck stop in south Bibb

Three restaurants, two new to Middle Georgia, will be part of the Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores Inc. under construction on Sardis Church Road off Interstate 75 in the I-75 Business Park. Chester’s chicken, Godfather’s Pizza and Subway would be in the truck stop expected to open in late spring 2017.


Boeing to close Macon plant

The Boeing Co. announced Oct. 17, 2016, it plans to close the Macon facility by the end of the year, putting about 120 employees out of work. The aerospace company has been in Macon about 30 years.



THE ISSUE: Politicians love trying to use the tax code to highlight their goals to voters. This year, it's a battlefield between Hillary Clinton, who wants to boost levies on the rich to pay for expanding social programs, and Donald Trump, who says cutting taxes would gird the economy. The clash has consequences for the rich, poor and those in the middle.


WHY IT MATTERS: Child Care and Pay Equity

THE ISSUE: In much of the United States, families spend more on child care for two kids than on housing. And if you're a woman, it's likely you earn less than your male colleagues even though 1 in 4 households with kids relies on mom as the sole or primary breadwinner. That's according to the latest research that suggests while the U.S. economy has improved, women and their families are still struggling to make the numbers work.



THE ISSUE: The Internal Revenue Service touches everyone, not just taxpayers but anyone who receives a government check, drives on roads made possible by tax revenue or sends a child to a school helped by Washington. It's a touch that can come with a heavy hand, in the eyes of critics who believe the agency's far-reaching powers are abused and need to be tamed.


Cyberattacks on key internet firm disrupt internet services

Withering cyberattacks on server farms of a key internet firm repeatedly disrupted access to major websites and online services including Twitter, Netflix and PayPal across the United States on Friday. The White House called the disruption malicious and a hacker group claimed responsibility, though its assertion couldn't be verified.


Food-coloring startup gives avocado pits new life

When Greg Ziegler was helping his son decide on a science fair project, Ziegler, a professor of food science at Penn State, didn't consult the tea leaves for guidance. Instead, he found the answer — and the idea for his future company — while making guacamole.

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Female farmers a unique, growing breed

There is something special about catching the sun rising above the tips of trees. This is the view that greets Kasie Jo Layman every morning when she goes to work at Sandy Flat Berry Patch, where Layman oversees specialty products for the 400-acre farm.


What's going on in downtown Macon?

A number of new businesses and lofts have opened or under renovation in downtown Macon. Josh Rogers, President/CEO of NewTown Macon gives media a preview of the upcoming annual Tour of Progress open to the public.
Linda S. Morris The Telegraph
What's going on in downtown Macon? 4:05

What's going on in downtown Macon?

Capricorn Records and loft projects move forward 2:14

Capricorn Records and loft projects move forward

Macon zoning board approves Enterprise plan for new building 1:25

Macon zoning board approves Enterprise plan for new building

Beauty queen, athlete talk about dreams at United Way meeting 4:14

Beauty queen, athlete talk about dreams at United Way meeting