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Gregg Allman Adds Second Macon Show

Gregg Allman Adds Second Macon Show

After selling out the Grand Opera House in just a few hours, Gregg Allman has added a second show at the historic Macon theater for Jan. 14.

Tickets go on sale 10 a.m., Oct. 4. Prices are $74.50, $64.50 and $49.50.

Heritage Hosts Title I Literacy Night with 'Historical Heroes' Theme

Heritage Hosts Title I Literacy Night with 'Historical Heroes' Theme

Heritage Elementary School hosted a Title I Literacy Night event with the theme "Historical Heroes" on Tuesday, September 10. Staff and students were encouraged to attend the event dressed as their favorite historical figures. Students had the chance to visit book swap tables, where they donated gently used books and swapped them out for another book.

Each student also participated in grade-level activities focusing on curriculum-specific historical figures. Macon Mayor Robert Reichert was the keynote speaker at the event.

Tuesday's Organizing Tip: Keep One Calendar

Tuesday's Organizing Tip: Keep One Calendar

Be prepared for your every day life. Keep ONE single calendar. It doesn’t matter if it is paper or electronic. Use it to write down all of your appointments, schedules and activities. Get it out of your head and down on paper (or in your phone). 

 

Jones Elementary Hosts Title I Meeting, Dress Code Fashion Show

Jones Elementary Hosts Title I Meeting, Dress Code Fashion Show

Jones Elementary School hosted its Title I Annual Meeting on Tuesday, September 10. It was followed by a Dress Code Fashion and Curriculum Showcase.

During the back-to-school event, parents had the opportunity to meet staff and learn ways to enhance their child's success. Afterward, former Jones Elementary students led parents in a "Curriculum Showcase" of what their children will learn by grade during the school year. A free hot dog supper was provided by the school's Parent Teacher Organization (PTO). 

Macon Man Killed on Gray Hwy Remembered As Talented Poet, Rapper

The 25-year-old man who was struck and killed on Gray Highway early Tuesday is being remembered as a talented performer.

Daniel Muhammad, an employee of the Lake Bridge Behavioral Center on Riverside Drive in Macon, was hit by a 2006 Dodge Stratus at around 1:30 a.m., Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones said.

"He was kind of the prototypical spoken word and hip-hop personality," said Jeff Bruce, director of exhibits and collections at the Tubman African American Museum.

"He had a lot of personality," Bruce added. "He was really talented."

Muhammad recently self-published a book on Amazon, Bruce said.

"He performed for us at the Tubman and at local venues ... he was building a reputation and a following," said Bruce.

A 20-year-old woman from Gray was driving a 2006 Dodge Stratus and hit Muhammad on the south side of Gray Highway, between Walmart's entrance and Woodlawn Drive.

Shout-Out to Macon During 2013 Emmy Awards

In what was a big night for the comedy series Veep, two stars from the show walked away with Emmys. One of them has a Macon connection.

Just before 8:30 Sunday night, Tony Hale, winner of the Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, gave a shout-out to his parents, Mike and Rita, who live in Macon. 

Mike Hale is former executive director of Macon State College's Warner Robins campus and former chief information officer of the college.

Tony Hale plays Gary Walsh, an assistant to Vice President Selina Meyer. The role of Meyer is played by Julia Louis-Dreyfus and she won the award for Best Leading Actress in a Comedy Series.

Hale, in character, joined Louis-Dreyfus on stage during her acceptance speech, holding her purse and prompting her to thank her family as he whispered in her ear.

Kohl's Hiring 50,000 for Holidays

(WXIA) -- Kohl's plans to hire about 50,000 seasonal associates nationwide this year.

The department store chain announced Thursday that it hopes to find about 40 employees for each of its 1,158 stores, plus 6,400 people to work in distribution centers and 350 workers in credit operations.