Ed Grisamore

Ed Grisamore

The daily reminders of ‘nothing just happens’

Fallen Macon-Bibb firefighter Randy Parker was inspired by “Nothing Just Happens” sermon from Bishop T.D. Jakes. And that has inspired Heritage Elementary School to adopt the slogan and their year’s theme.

Ed Grisamore

Sometimes, Santa even gets a casting call

You never stop being Santa, Lewis Chapman has found over the years. When he’s in character, Chapman was hoisted plenty of children to his knee and helped with fundraisers benefiting Jay’s Hope, schools and hospitals, among others.

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You can judge a bookstore by its cover

Gottwals Books on Riverside Drive in Macon, Ga., now features a mural of book covers on its facade. Grouped among classics such as “Gone with the Wind” and “To Kill a Mockingbird” is “True Gris,” columnist Ed Grisamore’s first book.

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When you wish upon a star

A Monore County, Ga., teen makes a wish to attend a concert by country music star Luke Bryan. Not only does his wish come true, it exceeds his dreams as he gets to perform on stage with the singer.


Life and the art of palavering

Ed Grisamore might not have know what “palaver” meant, but he’d been doing it his whole life. Now he’s a member of a Palaver Clubs at Idle Hour in Macon, Ga., and talks, listens and talks some more.

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Costumes make her ‘sew’ happy

Shelley Kuhen has been costume designer at Theatre Macon, in Macon, Ga., for 170 main stage productions and 37 shows for the Youth Actors Company. She has also worked on Mercer University productions and for Riverside Cemetery’s “Spirits in October.’’

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Nancy Grace has new projects in store as TV show nears end

Macon native Nancy Grace, one of the country’s most high-profile legal analysts, has anchored and hosted television shows for the past 20 years. Now, as her current show nears the end, she is preparing for other projects, including appearances for her new book, “Murder in the Courtroom,” which will bring her to Macon, Georgia, on Oct. 16.

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First jobs are often the best teachers

Labor Day pays tribute to working men and women. I delivered newspapers, fried up chicken and stocked store shelves when I was a teenager. They weren’t glamorous jobs, but they instilled in me a strong work ethic and pride in a job well done.


'Q' and 'U' get married

Stratford kindergarten students attended the wedding of the letters of "Q" and "U" last week. The girls dressed up as queens, and the boys were quarterbacks. They have been studying the alphabet all school year, and Q was the last letter in the unit. The Rev. Joe McDaniel, of Musella Baptist Church, officiated the wedding.
Ed Grisamore Special to The Telegraph
'Q' and 'U' get married 2:00

'Q' and 'U' get married

Former Sunday School teacher reflects on his recovery 1:04

Former Sunday School teacher reflects on his recovery

Video: Local poet James Brown remembers Martin Luther King Jr. 1:13

Video: Local poet James Brown remembers Martin Luther King Jr.

Bibb County's first fatal shooting of 2017 0:57

Bibb County's first fatal shooting of 2017