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Soapbox Derby at Second Sunday Brunch THIS weekend!

Second Sunday Brunch is this Sunday, April 10. This Sunday, from 1-3 p.m. in Washington Park, families can bring chairs and picnics to enjoy the even'ts featured live music from St. Francis.

This Second Sunday will also feature the Magnolia St. Soapbox Derby. Soapbox racing teams will compete for trophies for the fastest car and most creative structure.

The timed racing event takes place on Magnolia Street’s hill beside Washington Park. Registration begins at noon, with the race starting at 3 p.m.

The event is free and open to the community. Food and drinks will also be available on site.

Minor Spill Reported

270 gallons of water was discharged into a ditch feeding the Ocmulgee River Sunday.

A Macon Water Authority news release says the cause of the spill was grease.

"There are no commercial grease sources upstream from this location and residential grease is not regulated," the release says.

Debris was removed from the surrounding area as well as the area that was affected. 

The line will be cleaned and will be added to the weekly "hot spot" inspection list, a Macon Water Authority news release says.

Public Meeting to Discuss Restructuring of Macon, Bibb Co. & Payne City

Sen. Robert Brown has announced a public meeting regarding the restructuring plan for Macon, Payne City and Bibb County.

It will be held in the Macon City Hall chambers immediately following the regularly scheduled City Council meeting on Tuesday, April 5.

Invitations have been sent to other members of the Bibb County legislative delegation, Macon’s mayor and City Council, the Bibb County Commission and the Macon Water Authority.

City Council President Miriam Paris will chair the meeting.

What: Public Meeting


When: Tuesday, April 5, 2011, immediately following City Council meeting.


Where: Macon City Council Chamber, Macon City Hall, 700 Poplar St., Macon



Church Yard Sale to Benefit Japan Tsunami & Earthquake Victims

A church-wide yard sale will be held to benefit victims of the Japanese tsunami / earthquake.

100% of the proceeds go to relief effort.

The sale is April 16 from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Mabel White Baptist Church.

Mabel White Baptist Church is at 1415 Bass Rd. in Macon.

Big Screen Movie Night: Pretty in Pink

Tonight in Tattnall Square Park, the movie Pretty in Pink will be shown on a big screen.

The College Hill Corridor is announcing on its Facebook page that  the person with the pinkest outfit tonight will win TWO TICKETS to the Corey Crowder and Ocha La Rocha concert this Saturday.

Show starts at 8 p.m.

Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, snacks, and friends! All are welcome!

What The Heck is A "Whaley" ?

What The Heck is A "Whaley" ?


                      What the Heck is a "Whaley"

I guess it was about 2 years ago, me and some friends of mine had been asked to play a show way out past Forsyth at a little music hall. I hadn’t been playing the mandolin very long, and was real excited. We got there checked in, tuned up and did our thing inside, a nice little building with theater seats.

After the show I went outside to cool down and there were several lean-to type structures and musicians were gathered up in small groups just a playing.

Mercer Village Hosts St. Patty's Day Party

At the St. Patrick's Day party in Mercer Village, Jonathan Wisdom and Caleb Thornley performed an acoustic set.

The video clip shows the guys covering "Iris" by the Goo Goo Dolls. Wisdom is a member of Macon-based band theKey and Thornley is a Mercer University freshman.

During the event, Barnes & Noble at Mercer University was officially welcomed to the Corridor with a ribbon-cutting and grand opening.