CCJ Reports

How is the Macon Transit Authority serving the Macon community? What is it like for residents who rely on Macon transit as their means of transportation?

How is the Macon Transit Authority serving the Macon community? What is it like for residents who rely on Macon transit as their means of transportation?

Summer Perritt, Tabita Strimbu & Jayla Moody, Contributing Writers

December 6, 2016


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As Sherri Morris makes her way onto the bus, she inserts a dollar and a quarter into the fare box. For those relying on the Macon Transit Authority as their means of transportation, this is a daily ritual. “Sometimes it breaks down, sometimes they’re late… [but] it’s very good for the people h...

There was once a large builder’s model of the cruiser USS Macon exhibited in the lobby of City Hall. Where is it now?

There was once a large builder’s model of the cruiser USS Macon exhibited in the lobby of City Hall. Where is it now?

Mitch Jaugstetter, Contributing Writer

December 5, 2016


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MACON, Ga. — A replica of the USS Macon Naval ship is back on display in the lobby of Macon’s Government Building. The Macon Mayor Robert Reichert said that when he became mayor in 2007 he wanted the replica to be moved to city hall. For years, it had been hidden away at a city conference center. ...

Was there a “slave” market in Macon. If so, where was it and who ran it?

Was there a “slave” market in Macon. If so, where was it and who ran it?

Nicholas Wooten & Thais Ackerman, Contributing Writers

November 29, 2016


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MACON, Georgia — There’s no doubt that the merchants, wealthy elite and planters in and around the growing city of Macon had slaves. But exactly how did the enslaved get to Macon and what was the city’s role in the institution? A resident of Macon wanted to know if there was a slave market in Macon an...

What are the reasons for animal cruelty in Macon?

What are the reasons for animal cruelty in Macon?

Vanessa Alva, Matthew Causey & Abbey Reddig, Contributing Writers

November 29, 2016


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MACON, Ga.- Macon-Bibb County had 309 animal cruelty cases from October 2015 to October 2016, said Sonja Adams, the director of the Macon-Bibb County Animal Welfare Center. She attributes this high number to Macon’s poverty. “The ability to provide for the animals or animal takes from their fam...

How do Macon Residents Stay Fit?

How do Macon Residents Stay Fit?

By Adelia Henderson, Hayley Hudson & Kyle Mullins, Contributing Writers

November 17, 2016


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MACON, Ga. — Fitness is an important aspect of everyday life, and members of our community wanted to know: how do the residents of Macon like to stay fit? Macon-Bibb County ranks 146 out of 159 counties in Georgia based on health status, according to countyhealthrankings.org. Various programs ar...

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