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Just Curious: What is the genealogical and historical room at Washington Memorial Library?

Just Curious: What is the genealogical and historical room at Washington Memorial Library?

Paige Hill, WMAZ Intern

March 15, 2018


Filed under Just Curious, Showcase

From a small idea in 1926, the Washington Memorial Library has evolved into what some would consider one of the best genealogical libraries in the southeast.

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Just Curious: Who was the first African American police officer in Macon?

Just Curious: Who was the first African American police officer in Macon?

Thais Ackerman, 13WMAZ Intern

March 2, 2018


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We sat down with Murial Jackson, head of Middle Georgia archives at Washington Library, to find the answer.

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Just Curious: What is the secret to keeping the spark alive in a marriage?

Just Curious: What is the secret to keeping the spark alive in a marriage?

Thais Ackerman, 13WMAZ Intern

March 2, 2018


Filed under Just Curious, Local

Arthur and Jane Brook married on Dec. 20 1952 and welcomed children, grandchildren and great grandchildren to their family over the course of their life together.

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Just Curious: What is the history of Ingleside Village?

Just Curious: What is the history of Ingleside Village?

Connor Cable, 13WMAZ Intern

February 21, 2018


Filed under Just Curious, More Student Work

Macon has a storied history, and there are many different parts to this history. Everything from the streets of downtown to Mercer University, all of it contributes to Macon in a unique way. One of these is the Ingleside Village, located on Ingleside Avenue in Macon. We were “Just Curious,” what is the history of Ingleside village?

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Just Curious: What do firefighters do when they aren’t out fighting flames?

Just Curious: What do firefighters do when they aren’t out fighting flames?

Avery Braxton, 13WMAZ Intern

February 21, 2018


Filed under Just Curious, More Student Work, Showcase

Have you ever wondered what in the world firefighters do when they are not fighting fires?

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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


Filed under Just Curious, More Student Work, Showcase

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


Filed under Just Curious, More Student Work

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


Filed under Just Curious, More Student Work

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


Filed under Just Curious, More Student Work

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


Filed under Just Curious, More Student Work

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


Filed under Just Curious, More Student Work

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...

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