Our network

Shopping & Services

Downtown Opens Three New Businesses

Three new businesses will open in Downtown Macon on Friday, March 4.

At 10 a.m., Saturna & Company, PC, CPA will open at 505 Second St. Suite 101.

At 4 p.m., Three Brothers Cheesecake and Sweets will open at 592 Cherry St.

At 7:30 p.m. Element Night Club will open at 425 Cherry St.

For more information, contact NewTown Macon at 478-550-2185.

Historic Macon Offers Facade Loans for Downtown Macon

Some of downtown Macon’s facades are about to get a facelift. 

Historic Macon Foundation announced today that its popular facade loan program will expand into downtown Macon.

That's according to a Historic Macon Foundation news release. 

The 1772 Foundation has made $30,000 to Historic Macon Foundation to launch the program. 

This new grant marks the Foundation’s first gift in Macon. 

All $30,000 will be lent to eligible property owners downtown to improve the appearance of their buildings. 

Program details and application instructions can be found online at www.historicmacon.org/loans

11th Hour Awards After Party Takes Place Downtown

11th Hour Awards After Party Takes Place Downtown

February 24 at Bottoms Up.

Live music by DJ Trent Shawty Slim and Roger Riddle.

Bottoms Up is located at 566 Cherry St.

Save A Pet Adoptions

Save A Pet will be holding a dog adoption event at the Macon PetSmart on Saturday, February 19.

The event is scheduled from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Contact Rosie at saveapetrosie@gmail.com for more information.

Most dog adoptions are $125, and most dogs are spayed/neutered, microchipped and are up-to-date on shots.

'10 Great Dates' to Energize Marriages

Middle Georgia Healthy Community Initiative is Celebrating National Marriage Week Feb. 13 – 17. 

10 Great Dates kick-off is Thursday, February 17, 6:30 p.m. at Hephzibah Dining Hall located on Zebulon Rd. in Macon. 

Authors of 10 Great Dates, David and Claudia Arp, will be present to take the couples through their date night. 

Free dinner will be served.

For more information or to register, visit www.mgchmi.org.

Date Night Topics will include:

Date 1 – Choosing a High-Priority Marriage

Date 2 – Learning to Talk

Date 3 – Resolving Honest Conflict

Date 4 – Becoming an Encourager

Date 5 – Finding Unity in Diversity

Date 6 – Building a Creative Love Life

Date 7 – Sharing Responsibility and Working Together

Date 8 – Balancing Your Roles as Partner and Parent

The 567 Art Opening Scheduled for First Friday

The 567 Art Opening Scheduled for First Friday

The 567 Gallery will host an opening reception for their February art show featuring the works of Susan Raza this Friday, Feb. 4, from 6 to 9 p.m.

Raza's eclectic creations involve photography drawn from travel experiences to West Africa and the Southwestern U.S., still lifes experimenting with composition and color, painted furniture, prints, poems, and alters that express her spirituality.

Raza has a degree in Interior Design and currently makes a living as a decorative painter and color consultant. She has previously worked as a textile designer and print colorist. Her other experience in the arts includes photography, print making, writing, and ethnic dance and music.

Light refreshments wil be served.

Westside High Students Open & Manage Spear-It Shop

“This is an historic day for Westside High School,” Westside High DECA Vice President Kiara Fuller told the assembled guests at a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the school’s new store. “The Spear-It Shop is a school-based enterprise designed to teach students all aspects of running a business. As one of Ms. Wall’s Marketing students, I am proud that I was able to be a part of this process.”

Students, teachers, school and district administrators, and community members gathered at the school on Tuesday January 18 to celebrate the opening of the store as an opportunity for students in the Marketing Career Pathway.