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Macon company chosen as 'Face of Manufacturing'


One Macon business is getting the spotlight shined on them for their expertise and their commitment to uplifting society.

For Jamie Weatherford, having this job is pretty sweet.

"I do get fat from eating all the candy. I just hide it well," says Weatherford.

But one thing he can't hide is their success. He says Crown Candy is one of the largest coconut candy manufacturers in the United States.

Caramel coconut tips, chocolate coconut tips, supreme coconut bars, and coconut macaroons are just a few of their specialties, and whether you realize it or not, you sometimes eat sweets made in Macon.

"We have crown candy product, and then we have the same product that may be in a wrap that contains somebody else's name," says Weatherford.

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Spring Fling Day 26: Cleaning Supplies

Spring Fling Day 26: Cleaning Supplies

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

Spring Fling Day 26:  Cleaning Supplies - Today let’s gather your cleaning supplies. Sometimes we try different cleaning supplies and either aren’t happy with the results or don’t like the way they smell. Keep only what you actually use. Combine partially filled bottles (of like products only) and safely dispose of the rest.  This is a good time to also too rags that are even too tattered to be rags. Be sure to check under all of your sinks, in the laundry room and even in the garage.

Man's dead body found in Ocmulgee River in Macon


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The Bibb Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of a man whose body was found Sunday in the Ocmulgee River.

Bibb coroner Leon Jones says kayakers found the man's naked body just before noon on Sunday.

The body was caught in some trees about 5 miles down river from the Spring Street boat ramp in Macon.

Jones says the body had been there several days, and had no visible wounds.

The victim had a full beard, and two tattoos: one on his right side that read "Jesus," and another on his left side that read "Bo Boo."

An autopsy will be performed on the victim Monday morning.


Macon-Bibb District 1 getting second round of focused services

Macon-Bibb County completed a full year of its expanded 5 x 5 Program on April 3 and will begin the second round with District 1 from April 20 – May 22, 2015. Working with District 1 Commissioner Bechtel, the area to receive the targeted services will be encompassed by Northside Drive, Wesleyan Drive, Oxford Road, Oxford Circle, and Marlowe Drive. To view a map of the District 1 area receiving the focused services, click here. For reports and maps from the first round of the program, click here and select the “5 x 5 Neighborhood Improvement Program” tab.

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Confederate Memorial Day honors southern heritage


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On Monday, Confederate Memorial Day, some will gather to remember those who died fighting for the south in the Civil War.

For 150 years, the Sidney Lanier Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy has sponsored a ceremony in Macon to honor the veterans.

Spring Fling Day 25: Sweaters

Spring Fling Day 25: Sweaters

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

Spring Fling Day 25:  Sweaters - Now that Spring is in full swing, it’s time to fling those sweaters. Toss those sweaters that are pilled or stretched out, that you didn’t wear this year, that itch or that you just don’t like.  Make room for cute new ones next winter.

Now go flinging! Please come back and tell me how many sweaters you were able to fling today. #organize #springfling

Spring Fling Day 25: Sweaters

Spring Fling Day 25: Sweaters

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

Spring Fling Day 25:  Sweaters - Now that Spring is in full swing, it’s time to fling those sweaters. Toss those sweaters that are pilled or stretched out, that you didn’t wear this year, that itch or that you just don’t like.  Make room for cute new ones next winter.

Now go flinging! Please come back and tell me how many sweaters you were able to fling today. #organize #springfling