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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...

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...

2008-07-15 09:01:16

By Julie Hubbard, The Macon Telegraph, Ga. Jul. 15--Twiggs County principals will be pulling out their dusty paddles when school resumes and using them when students act up. At least that's the school system's aim. The Twiggs County school board reinstated its corporal punishment policy this summer to allow students to be spanked to curb misbehavior. Some board members felt that in many cases, detention for students or a scolding wasn't working. "We had a policy but we weren't...

2008-07-13 09:00:29

By Phillip Ramati, The Macon Telegraph, Ga. Jul. 13--Thanks to hot summertime temperatures and a dearth of high-profile offices up for grabs, local political experts are predicting relatively low voter turnout in Tuesday's primaries. Houston County voting officials are predicting turnout of a little more than 20 percent, while Bibb County officials expect that about 30 percent of registered voters will cast ballots. "Typically, you have lower voter turnout in a primary than a general...

2008-06-25 18:03:07

By Amy Leigh Womack, The Macon Telegraph, Ga. Jun. 25--A WMAC News Talk 940 radio personality was charged with misdemeanor marijuana possession Tuesday, according to Macon police. Daniel Shane McBryde, 37, of Macon was released from the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center late Tuesday afternoon on $390 bond, according to jail records. McBryde is co-host of the station's morning show that airs weekdays from 6:05 a.m. to 9 a.m., according to the Cumulus Broadcasting station Web site....

2008-06-25 00:02:50

By Amy Leigh Womack, The Macon Telegraph, Ga. Jun. 24--A WMAC News Talk 940 radio personality was charged with misdemeanor marijuana possession this afternoon, according to Macon police. Daniel Shane McBryde, 37, of Macon was being held on $390 bond at the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center, according to jail records. McBryde is co-host of the station's morning segment that airs weekdays from 6:05 a.m. to 9 a.m., according to the Cumulus Broadcasting station Web site. Contacted...

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...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'