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Cannonball House Director Presents History Lesson at Alexander II

Cannonball House Director Presents History Lesson at Alexander II

Earl Colvin, Executive Director at the Cannonball House, visited Priscilla Stanley's fifth-grade class at Alexander II Magnet School in September to present on the Social Studies standard SS5H1, which says students will be able to identify the major battles of the Civil War; i.e. Battle of Gettysburg, the attack of Fort Sumter, the Atlanta Campaign, Sherman's March to the Sea, and General Grant's surrender of Appomattox Courthouse.

Mr. Colvin came dressed as a Union soldier to share his knowledge. He also brought the type of food the soldiers ate during war (Hardtac).

Bibb Students Compete in State 4-H Congress

Bibb Students Compete in State 4-H Congress

Bibb County senior 4-H’ers competed at the 71st annual State 4-H Congress held at the Crowne Plaza Ravinia in Atlanta. Samaria Spencer, a senior at Central High School, won first place in the Dog Care and Training event.

She is now a Master 4-H’er! Central High School sophomore Jahi Mendes also competed in the Photography Project, and recent Howard High School graduate Reginald Sams competed in the Food, Fast and Fit project. 

Bibb Students Travel to China Over the Summer

Bibb Students Travel to China Over the Summer

Two Bibb County students traveled to China during the summer. The students who went were Howard High School’s Amanda Rowan and Central High School’s Grace Martin.

Amanda and Grace joined the Confucius Institute through Wesleyan College in order to make this trip possible. For a total of 16 days they attended classes with Chinese students learning Chinese history, language and culture. The two students were taught the ways of Confucianism, which focuses on ethics and education, stressing harmony in conduct, honoring parents and love for humanity. They were also assigned to stay with Chinese families. With the families they gained a better understanding of the Chinese culture and daily practices, and enjoyed native dishes.

Back to School Concert

Back to School Concert

Central High School's Orchestra will hold a Back to School Concert on Tuesday, October 1, at 7 p.m. Central High School is located at 2155 Napier Avenue in Macon. Admission is free, and all are invited to attend.

Vineville Academy Hosts Wreath and Pumpkin Auction

Vineville Academy Hosts Wreath and Pumpkin Auction

Vineville Academy of the Arts hosted a Wreath and Pumpkin Auction on Friday, September 20.

Pumpkins and wreathes were made and donated by Vineville Academy students and their parents.

Talk or Dress Like a Pirate for Free Doughnuts

Talk or Dress Like a Pirate for Free Doughnuts

Celebrate International Talk Like a  Pirate Day with doughnuts!

Speak like a pirate at Krispy Kreme and receive a free, glazed dougnut.

If you wear full pirate attire, then you get one dozen free glazed doughnuts. The offer stands on International Talk Like a Pirate Day, September 19, according to a release.

See the official qualifiers for receiving a dozen:

Macon Named Finalist for Friendliest Town in America

Macon Named Finalist for Friendliest Town in America

The Finalists for Rand McNally’s Best of the Road contest were announced Thursday, and Macon finished in the Top Five for Friendliest City in America. Macon made it to the top five because of votes cast online after a social media push from the City and many local organizations and individuals.

“Once again, our community used social media to let the country know what a great place Macon is to live, work, and play,” says Macon Mayor Robert Reichert. “First, they showed support for improving the Second Street Corridor by winning the Paint What Matters contest and have now let the country know what great people live here. This speaks volumes for the type of community we are in Macon: friendly, active, and supportive.”