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"Who Booked This Fiasco?"

"Who Booked This Fiasco?"

by Floco Torres

Was Lupe Fiasco being removed from the stage at an “unofficial” inauguration party a publicity stunt or actual activism?

Who actually booked this fiasco? (Pun intended) Type in Lupe Fiasco in the Twitter search box and you’ll get this plus MORE when it comes to opinions on this subject. If you look closely, the Internet at times has a way of making us smarter and dumber at the same time. (My buddy Chris Floore said something like this the other day)

As a Lupe fan, it seems to me that there are so many angles to this incident that it’s hard to be looked at objectively.

Main Street Macon Takes Helm of ShopLocalMacon.com

Main Street Macon Takes Helm of ShopLocalMacon.com

Macon, GA --  Main Street Macon is proud to announce that it has taken over promotion and maintenance of the ShopLocalMacon.com website. A press conference will be held on Wednesday, January 23 at 11:00 a.m. in Third Street Park to make the official announcement and talk about the importance of shopping locally.

“Main Street Macon is proud of the partnership that has been forged with the College Hill Alliance. We are both working on economic development projects and promoting our local, independent businesses shows businesses considering Downtown and College Hill that we care about them and understand the importance of independent businesses in our economy,” said Mechel McKinley, Main Street Macon Manager.

Mark Cotton


The son of a career Army man, Mark Cotton lived in many places of the world before his family settled in their native Alabama. Raised to be athletic, well-read and to always do the right thing, a career in law enforcement was a calling for him. He worked his way through junior college and then Auburn University, majoring in Criminal Justice. He applied to, and was hired by, the Macon Police Department upon graduation. He finished first in academics in his recruit class and took naturally to the life of a patrol officer.

Lt. Cotton served the department for almost 28 years in a variety of capacities – on patrol, as an investigator with the drug and narcotics unit, as a member of the old Crime Suppression Unit, as a bike patrol officer downtown, as a task force officer with the Drug Enforcement Agency and, most recently, as the director of police training. His true passion, though, was serving with the SWAT team. 

Rev. Al Sharpton to Speak in Macon for Black History Month

Rev. Al Sharpton to Speak in Macon for Black History Month

Reverend Al Sharpton makes his way to Macon to speak for Black History Month. He'll speak at Beulahland Bible Church in Macon on Sunday, February 24 at 11 a.m.

On Sunday, February 3, Mercer University's professor Dr. Chester Fontenot, Jr.will speak at the church on Sunday, February 3 at 7:30, 9:15 and 11 a.m.

City Audit Review & State of the City

City Audit Review & State of the City

Fiscal Year 2012 Audit to be Reviewed with City Council
Public to Get State of the City in Month-Long Series


At a Worksession on Tuesday, January 8, Miller Edwards from Mauldin & Jenkins, Certified Public Accountants and Consultants, will discuss the Fiscal Year 2012 (FY12) Audit with Macon City Council. (FY12 runs from July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012.) The Worksession will be held in Council Chambers at City Hall beginning at 5:00 p.m.

Copies of the information provided to City Council will be available for the press ahead of the meeting, and Mayor Robert Reichert will be available for interviews following the meeting.

Mayor, Commissioner to Proclaim 'I Love Macon Day' Tuesday

Mayor, Commissioner to Proclaim 'I Love Macon Day' Tuesday

Mayor Robert Reichert and Bibb Co. Commissioner Sam Hart are slated to proclaim Tuesday, January 8, 2013 as "I Love Macon Day."

The proclamation takes place in Rosa Parks Square at 2 p.m. Tuesday.
Maconites who sign the pledge write what they love about Macon.

The Top 10 Reasons People Love Macon, curated by I Love Macon's Susannah Maddux:

1. The history

2. Downtown

3. Nu-Way

4. The people

5. Specific local organizations

6. A great city to raise a family

7. So many free, fun things to do

8. Our arts scene and the creative class

9. Music

10. I love Macon because it is my home. No matter where I move or where I go, Macon is always my home. I love coming back.