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2010-08-26 15:29:00

MACON, Ga., Aug. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, Georgia's academic, civic, economic, and government leaders began a long-awaited conversation about the future of our state. The Macon State College Conference Center played host to the 2010 GeorgiaForward Forum. Over 200 stakeholders, representing every corner of the state, convened at the Conference Center to discuss the most pressing challenges facing Georgians today, including the economy, water equity, education, and...

2009-11-10 17:27:00

ATLANTA, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Special Olympics will hold three events in the Macon area this week: an announcement about a state games moving to Warner Robins in August 2010 on Thursday, and the State Horse Show in Perry and the Southeast Powerlifting Invitational in Macon this weekend, Nov. 13-15. The Horse Show features more than 200 athletes from all over the state competing to be Georgia's best in showmanship, dressage, English and western riding, and riding trails at...

2008-07-27 12:00:31

By Travis Fain, The Macon Telegraph, Ga. Jul. 27--Bragg Jam was headed for a record-breaking year Saturday evening, exceeding even organizers' expectations. Large crowds packed music venues, and the music spilled into the streets. Hundreds came to the Ocmulgee Heritage Trail for an afternoon of family events, balanced against the backdrop of a little rock 'n' roll. But the festival, named for a pair of musician brothers killed in a 1999 car accident, was nearly assured financial...

2008-07-17 12:00:49

By Phillip Ramati, The Macon Telegraph, Ga. Jul. 17--Jon Allen always has been a couple of decades late when it comes to his love of music. When he was growing up and a middle-school student at Stratford Academy in Macon, his musical tastes leaned more toward acts such as the Beach Boys rather than the grunge movement of the early 1990s. Now, about to turn 28, Allen finds himself immersed in the music of yet another bygone era. Playing keyboards as part of jazz singer Steve Tyrell's...

2008-06-19 12:00:59

By Linda S. Morris, The Macon Telegraph, Ga. Jun. 19--A proposed power plant in Barnesville is planning to use wood that would normally rot in the forest or in landfills to create enough electricity to power about 40,000 homes. Charlotte, N.C.-based Rollcast Energy Inc. plans to invest $160 million and create 22 jobs with an annual payroll of $1.2 million-$1.5 million when it builds a biomass plant to produce electricity. The plant will cover 2 to 3 acres on the Martin Luther King Jr....

2008-06-14 09:00:20

By Jennifer Burk, The Macon Telegraph, Ga. Jun. 14--Bibb County officials have hired Florida-based Crowder Disaster Recovery to complete debris cleanup in the unincorporated area of the county, Commission Chairman Charlie Bishop announced Friday. Sarasota, Fla.-based Solid Resources Inc. also was hired to monitor the cleanup, Bishop said. The two private contractors will relieve county crews of cleanup duties resulting from the Mother's Day storm that dropped an estimated more than...

2007-10-01 12:00:26

By Jake Jacobs, The Macon Telegraph, Ga. Oct. 1--Two Middle Georgia art teachers celebrated the end of a journey this weekend with 20 of their fellow travelers. Ana Duhon of Macon's Westside High School and Grace Sharpe of Warner Robins High School are marking the final stages of study for a master's degree in arts integration from Lesley University at Vineville Academy. A celebration took place at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the school. The women look to have their master's degrees from the...