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Cherry Blossom Festival officially opens Friday

Cherry Blossom Festival officially opens Friday

It's time to wear pink in honor of Macon's Cherry Blossom Festival.

The official opening ceremony kicks off the festival Friday, March 21 at 11:30 a.m. at Central City Park.

Then, festival-goers can enjoy trolley tours, cemetery spirit strolls, a military ball, lantern tours and a concert, all on Friday.

Macon has a "Need for Speed"

Macon has a "Need for Speed"

Last April, Central Georgians spotted a silver Mustang, built for racing, speeding through Macon. Thursday night, it raced onto silver screens as the movie "Need for Speed' cruised into theaters. 13WMAZ's Elise Brown camped out at the AmStar 16 on Zebulon Road to catch audiences on their way in and out of the first showing. David Jones chose to celebrate his birthday by seeing the film.

Peaches to the Beaches Yard Sale this weekend

Peaches to the Beaches Yard Sale this weekend

The 10th Annual Peaches to the Beaches Yard Sale happens Friday and Saturday along US Hwy 341 from Barnesville to Jesup, GA.

This is not just any yard sale, this is a treasure trove of fun and bargains with antiques, locally crafted items, food and the traditional yard sale fare.  Look for the "Official" signs and banners.

For more information on this event or how to become an "Official Vendor", contact the Telfair County Chamber of Commerce at (229) 868-6365 or email rogers@telfairco.org

More information can also be found on www.peachestothebeaches.com

Soapbox Derby calling for car submissions

Soapbox Derby calling for car submissions

Magnolia Street Soapbox Derby calls for car submissions for this year's race. This year's event is on Saturday, April 12 at noon.

Full Details: Soapbox Derby Submissions

Barden Elementary Students Participate in National Reading Challenge

Barden Elementary Students Participate in National Reading Challenge

On Friday, February 28, Barden Elementary School participated in the Accelerated Reader (AR) Read the Most Coast to Coast event. On this day, students around the country attempted to take a total of 5 million AR tests. Students at Barden Elementary read in their classrooms all day long and took AR tests. Guest readers also visited and participated in the fun.

Annual Student Art Show Opens Friday at The 567 Center for Renewal

Annual Student Art Show Opens Friday at The 567 Center for Renewal
Student artwork will be on display when the Annual Student Art Show opens this week at The 567 Center for Renewal. The opening for the show will be held Friday, March 7, from 6-9 p.m.  During the opening, there will be live music, refreshments, and a Youth Art Month proclamation by the superintendent.  The 567 Center for Renewal is located at 533 Cherry Street in downtown Macon. The art show is sponsored by the Georgia Art Education Association - District 5, and will remain on display through March 25.  

Macon named one of "Best Cities for Feminists"

Macon named one of "Best Cities for Feminists"

Macon was named one of 11 "Best Cities for Feminists" by Estately.

They note Macon's Wesleyan College as one of the reasons.

The site says the cities great for feminists are places that "support inclusive dialogues, has at least a small undercurrent of inclusion, and the potential for new grassroots movements to take hold."

Do you agree with Macon as a selection for the site's list?