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Playground and garden coming to Ingram-Pye elementary


Students at Ingram-Pye Elementary in Macon will soon have a new place to play and grow vegetables.

The groundbreaking for the playground and garden happened Wednesday morning.

Community leaders, Ingram-Pye's principal, and some students took part.

According to a news release, Perdue Farms and the Macon-Bibb Government sponsored the garden project, while GE Capital sponsored the playground, totaling to about $35,000.

Principal Quintin Green says the project is a great opportunity for his students.

"We have about 20 to 25 minutes for recess for all of our students, and that will be a wonderful reward for them. After working hard during the school day, we give them some time to come out and play," Green said, "Play is important for young people."

Leadership Macon, Lowes, and Macon Roots partnered together to supply materials.

Mellow Mushroom to celebrate 40th anniversary with 1974 prices

Mellow Mushroom to celebrate 40th anniversary with 1974 prices

ATLANTA (WXIA) -- Mellow Mushroom is celebrating its 40th birthday Wednesday by offering some items on its menu at 1974 prices.

The restaurant, which was founded in Atlanta by Georgia Tech students, says on its Facebook page that it is celebrating with a Way Out Wednesday Party.

As part of the celebration, one customer will win a trip to Amsterdam.

Check if your car has been recalled


(WXIA) -- A free online search tool helps drivers determine if their cars have been recalled.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration launched the website, which contains information for all major light vehicles and motorcycles.

To see if your car is part of an uncompleted recall, visit safecar.gov/vinlookup and enter your car's Vehicle Identification Number. A VIN is located on the dashboard of the driver's side or on the driver's side door on the door post, where the door latches when it's closed.


McDonald's coffee to hit supermarkets

McDonald's coffee to hit supermarkets

(USA TODAY)Not too many years ago, this would have been unthinkable:  buying a bag of McDonald’s-branded coffee at the grocery store.

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Business support for Eisenhower revamp


The sign on A& R Furniture's front door lets passersby know its open for business, but the lots next door and across the street tell a very different story.

"I was shocked, surprised whatever you want to say when Taco Bell just closed down," business owner Abraham Abu Aziza said.

Abu Aziza says he opened his store on Eisenhower Parkway and has been neighbors with blight ever since.

"If somebody would be responsible just to clean this part here just make Eisenhower look a lot better than what it is. I wish somebody would be responsible for that just to keep Eisenhower as clean as they can because it really does make a difference," he said.

That's exactly why Macon-Bibb commissioners approved a community improvement district.

Commissioner Al Tillman says, "I think it's necessary because you want to have the same thing in your area that other parts of town."

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