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One year since All About Animals break-in


A year ago this month, Crystal Fessler broke into All About Animals Rescue in Macon, letting some of the animals loose. Since then the rescue has gotten around $100,000 in donations.

Volunteer Lacey Templeton remembers getting the call about what happened. "The police were here, we were just trying to get dogs to the vet, that was our main concern," said Templeton.

About a dozen dogs were injured and some killed. "We still miss the three dogs that we lost. But so much good has come out of this really tragic situation," she said.

Donations poured in from all around the world. "And we were able to build a pole barn, and that takes our dogs out of the elements, which is fantastic. In addition to the pole barn there's a bath house that's built onto the end of that. We had some plumbing issues addressed," said Templeton.

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Taste and See Coffee Shop Opens New Alley


Macon is home to one of many dark alleyways that we all try to avoid.

Now one of those alleys have been revitalized for people to enjoy, maybe even with a cup of coffee.

The Taste and See coffee shop located in downtown Macon on Poplar St. has unveiled "The Narrow Way," an alley for people to sit and enjoy the outdoors.

Just in time for the beautiful fall weather the alley comes complete with fountains, greenery and flowers, and is a beautiful addition to the shop.

For those upcoming chilly winter days and nights, the relaxing spot is equipped with a volcanic rock fire pit to warm your hands and feet.

Fall Fling Day 20: Kids Toys

Fall Fling Day 20: Kids Toys

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Fall Fling Day 20:  Kids’ Toys

Sundance to bring film workshops to Macon


The Sundance Institute through a grant from the Knight Foundation will bring "artist development day labs" to Macon.

The day labs include workshops and panels from a wide array of screenwriters, producers, composers and filmmakers.

In addition to the events at the select cities, 12 filmmakers from the eight cities, Macon; Akron, Ohio; Charlotte, N.C.; Detroit; Miami; Philadelphia; San Jose, Calif.; and St. Paul, Minn.; will be made "Sundance | Knight Fellows." They will take part in special screenings and panels at the Sundance Film Festival in 2015 in Utah.

The event kicks off in Miami next week (Oct. 25), and the following cities will have their dates announced throughout 2015.

Attendence is free but requires an online RSVP through the Sundance Institute.


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Group names Navicent Health president CEO of the Year


The Georgia Alliance of Community Hospitals has named Dr. Ninfa M. Saunders, president and CEO of Navicent Health, as its 2014 CEO of the Year.

The Alliance recognizes a CEO annually that it believes has helped push their institution to be successful, while also continuing efforts to provide world class care and community benefit, according to a news release.

"Hospital leaders are facing more challenges than ever before and we see some of the greatest innovation and leadership each year when we select our CEO to honor," Alliance President Monty Veazey stated in the news release. "Dr. Saunders has taken a strong hospital and made its future even more compelling. She exemplifies dedication and excellence and that is why the Alliance is proud to recognize her as our 2014 CEO of the Year."

Fall Fling Day 19: Socks

Fall Fling Day 19: Socks

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Fall Fling Day 19:  Socks

Fall Fling Day 18: Inside Your Purse

Fall Fling Day 18: Inside Your Purse

Welcome to the Fall Fling. Join us every day in October to start flinging the clutter from your life!

Fall Fling Day 18:  Inside Your Purse