Empathy and neighborly aid shown during Hurricane Michael and Hurricane Irma in Macon and other parts of Georgia needs to be present on a daily basis to help those fighting poverty and to improve our cities.
Anya Silver died of metastatic inflammatory breast cancer. Her husband, Andrew Silver, lists a few pointers for friends and family of the 30 percent of breast cancer patients with incurable, chronic illness.
Macon-Bibb County, Georgia, want voters to approve an Other Local Option Sales Tax, OLOST, to bring in more revenue. The one-cent sales tax should offset property taxes, but the government will still benefit.
On the Table Macon aims to bring community members together to talk to folks they may not otherwise encounter or spend time with and for a meal and talk. It is led by Community Foundation of Central Georgia.
Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is being ruthlessly and unfairly attacked by Democrats such as Sen. Mazie Hirono of Hawaii over accusations of sexual assault from Christine Blasey Ford that aren’t true.
People in Middle Georgia feel that their health is poor at a higher rate than most of the nation. Georgia’s decision to reject Medicaid expansion via the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) has made the situation worse.
Although some money from a tax cut resulting from an end to government assistance to the poor would make its way to charitable organizations, it seems unlikely that private groups would be able to replace SNAP.
Anya Silver, who dies recently of cancer, was a Macon woman who spread goodness through the community, inspiring everyone who came within her orbit, including members of St. Francis Episcopal Church and poetry lovers.
Middle Georgia congressman Austin Scott supports a version of the farm bill that takes away food from people who need it, says a Macon nun. She wants him to join Sens. David Perdue and Johnny Isakson for better bill.
Polls taken around Labor Day in Georgia always favor Democrats over Republicans, so the election strength Stacey Abrams is showing over Brian Kemp is most a mirage, as past votes for Deal and David Perdue have shown.
Former Georgia Secretary of State Cathy Cox’s letter to the editor defending Georgia’s electronic voting system doesn’t persuade columnist Bill Ferguson, who maintains that the current system has flaws that must be fixed.
Macon Food Story is a project of the Collaborative Journalism, The Telegraph, Georgia Public Broadcasting Macon and 13WMAZ. It explores food in the South, touching on health, history, access and culture.
As the Macon-Bibb County community struggles through hard public financial times, it’s worth rememebering that there are many ways residents can help each other: either through one-on-one reaching out or through the many nonprofits here.
A survey of the Macon, Middle Georgia, community shows most people can’t correctly identify fake news and have a tough time distinguishing opinion. People rated local news poorly when it came to credibility and engagement.
In seeking a new voting system for Georgia, Secretary of State Brian Kemp has opened himself to charges of special-interest and place the state in the possible situation of spending millions of dollars to return to how elections used to be conducted.
Macon-Bibb County Commission has passed a budget that again fails to meet the legal requirements of the consolidated charter and the continued incompetence of the commissioners is a slap in the face to the taxpayers.
Democrats, who think all Republicans are racists, are pushing the false idea that Randolph County, Ga., wants to consolidate voting precincts in a move to hurt Stacey Abrams in her governor’s race against Republican Brian Kemp.
Macon-Bibb County’s funding issues are putting libraries, arts programs, public transit and more in jeopardy. But it can’t be laid at the feet of the county commission. Ultimately, it’s the public who has to step up and take control.