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Just Curious: What are Macon’s lowest and highest recorded temperatures?

Just Curious: What are Macon’s lowest and highest recorded temperatures?

Thais Ackerman, WMAZ Intern

February 8, 2018


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Temperatures are getting back to normal January weather in Macon after a week of shifting conditions.

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Just Curious: Who is Tom Hill Sr.?

Just Curious: Who is Tom Hill Sr.?

Jayla Moody, 13WMAZ Intern

December 10, 2017


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This report has been contributed by Jayla Moody, a student from Mercer University’s Center for Collaborative Journalism. A number of Central Georgia residents pass through, shop, eat and live off of Tom Hill Sr Blvd. We were just curious: who is Tom Hill Sr.? Mercer University Research Services...

Just Curious (feedback edition): When is it appropriate to start playing Christmas music?

Just Curious (feedback edition): When is it appropriate to start playing Christmas music?

Shayna Waltower, 13WMAZ Intern

December 3, 2017


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The holiday season has begun, and Christmas is quickly approaching. Lights and Christmas trees are popping up around the city, and several stores are starting to play their list of seasonal tunes. Everyone has their opinion on when the Christmas season is in full swing, so in this feedback edition...

Just Curious: What are the physical requirements to become a Bibb County sheriff’s deputy?

Just Curious: What are the physical requirements to become a Bibb County sheriff’s deputy?

Jaclyn Ramkissoon, 13WMAZ Intern

December 3, 2017


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We were “just curious” about the physical requirements for becoming a Macon-Bibb County sheriff's deputy. Come to find out, it takes is a physical agility test, which starts off with a quarter-mile run. An applicant must then jump over a chain-link fence, and go under another. The test then...

Just Curious: Who is Luther Williams?

Just Curious: Who is Luther Williams?

Jayla Moody, 13WMAZ Intern

December 3, 2017


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In April 1929, the second oldest minor league baseball field in the country opened in Macon’s Central City Park. The field has become a staple in Macon and Central Georgia. “We’ve had several movies filmed here,” said Macon Bibb-County director of recreation, Robert Walker. “Trouble...

Just Curious: What’s the story behind the Shh! It’s a Wig business in Macon?

Just Curious: What’s the story behind the Shh! It’s a Wig business in Macon?

Shayna Waltower, 13WMAZ Intern

November 10, 2017


Filed under Just Curious, More Student Work

From dramatic statements to subtle styles, wigs have been a part of both men and women’s fashion for hundreds of years. We saw a shop on Vineville Avenue called “Shh! It’s a Wig,” so we were “just curious” about where this business got its name and what makes it unique. Gloria Marable...

Just Curious: Where are Central Georgia’s icons now?

Just Curious: Where are Central Georgia’s icons now?

Shayna Waltower, 13WMAZ Intern

November 5, 2017


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Macon is known for its lengthy list of pop stars, music legends and acting icons who are from the area. We were “Just Curious” about what these celebrities are doing today. Here are seven icons from Central Georgia and a bit about what has been keeping them busy: Gregg Allman founded the Allman Broth...

Just Curious: What’s next for the two First Baptist churches in Macon?

Just Curious: What’s next for the two First Baptist churches in Macon?

Jayla Moody, 13WMAZ Intern

November 2, 2017


Filed under Just Curious, More Student Work

When The First Baptist Church is mentioned, it’s important to decipher between which one is being referred to. There’s two here in Macon, but they share more than just a common name. The First Baptist Church of Christ in Macon and the First Baptist Church of Macon have been a part of our local community since th...

Just Curious: Why is the Georgia Academy for the Blind located in Macon?

Just Curious: Why is the Georgia Academy for the Blind located in Macon?

Jayla Moody, 13WMAZ Intern

November 1, 2017


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The Georgia Academy For The Blind was launched in 1851 by a group of local citizens in collaboration with Walter S. Fortescue, a graduate of The Pennsylvania Institute for the Blind.

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Just Curious: What Do They Do At The Georgia Tech Office On Riverside Drive?

Just Curious: What Do They Do At The Georgia Tech Office On Riverside Drive?

Jaclyn Ramkissoon, 13WMAZ Intern

October 26, 2017


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The office is part of the Enterprise Innovation Institute at Georgia Tech. There are 100 people in the organization, but project manager Paul Todd is the sole person working in the Macon Regional Office.

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Just Curious: Who was Carl Vinson?

Just Curious: Who was Carl Vinson?

Shayna Waltower, 13WMAZ Intern

October 23, 2017


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We were “just curious” about who Carl Vinson was and what roles he played to earn the honor of having buildings and bridges named after him, a memorial on Coleman Hill and exhibits in locations around Georgia. William P. Head is a historian at Robins Air Force Base in Warner Robins. ...

Just Curious: What is the origin of the Cherry Blossom Festival?

Just Curious: What is the origin of the Cherry Blossom Festival?

Jayla Moody, 13WMAZ Intern

October 23, 2017


Filed under Just Curious, More Student Work

Fall is here and it’s bringing cooler weather and shorter days. Before we know it, it’ll be January and cold and eventually, it’ll be March and pink. Macon and other central Georgia residents look forward to a certain event every year and it is something people from all over the world travel...

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