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Stacey Norwood

Stacey Norwood

From the day he first handed a bank teller a note demanding all the 100s, 50s, and 20s she had in her drawer, Jason Howard has damned himself with his own words. That was May 18, 1995, at the First Bank of Coastal Georgia in Richmond Hill. The hand-scrawled message,

A pre-holiday sweep intended to purge Macon parks of homeless camps raises local ire on both sides, while leaving lingering questions on how best to tackle a complex problem. It’s a kind of Christmas miracle, really … albeit a little late. It is high noon on December 28, and though

Abductors: Don’t misunderstand who I am. I have a routine and a schedule. I also have the self-discipline and organization to keep track of the time … and I know when I’m missing time. That last time really pissed me off because you took me with an empty stomach and

This house that I build: Homes, Houses are built to be functional, beautiful and filled w/love, eventually some of these houses become haunted. This house that I build, I build with pain, agony, torment, despair, hatred and rage. This one is haunted as it’s being constructed. Anticipating the mob’s desire

Wanted since 2004 for the murder of his mother and stepfather in Liberty County, the jig was finally up for Jason Howard, alias Kevin W. Lewis, in 2012 when Macon police arrested him as a transient looting local automobiles. Among the collection of “peculiar items” later discovered at the remote

Though a pounding gullywasher has given way to a light summer sprinkle, I am crossing my fingers and praying to the parking space gods for mercy as I frantically search for a spot within shouting distance of Piedmont Brewery & Kitchen. It’s just past high noon on this drizzly day

A rash of brazen armed robberies across Macon this summer continues to strain county resources while putting local retailers and shoppers on edge. Officer Dominique Williams is talking a mile a minute from behind the wheel of her county-issued patrol car.  I’ve volunteered for a media “ride-along” and the Macon-Bibb

Growler USA has taken the old campfire song 99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall to heart, done it one better, and created the craft brewpub of a tailgater’s dreams. The concept is deliciously simple: Offer a mouthwatering menu of upscale pub-grub plus more than 100 local craft beers and

When it comes to the old arthouse two-step in Macon, Georgia, we like to do the damn thing. Say what you will, but no shortage of curious patronage or enthusiastic support for trying something new on stage or in studio seems to have stifled many aspiring artists over the years

• THE COLD CASE FILES • When the city fathers of Macon undertook the architecture and design of Rose Hill Cemetery in 1840, they envisioned a glorious “City of the Dead” that would “rob even the grave of its accustomed gloom.” And as good Christians are wont to do, these