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Traci Burns

Traci Burns

Considering our climate here in middle Georgia, there aren’t a lot of opportunities for us to enjoy traditional winter sports – the only kind of skiing that gets done around here is behind a boat out on the lake every summer. But lucky for us, the Macon Mayhem, members of

In May of 2015, the Historic Macon Foundation announced a new vision statement during their annual meeting. On the surface, the change was slight, just one word adjusted – the earlier version stated that Historic Macon aimed to be “the premier preservation organization in the region,” whereas the new statement

When I talked to Santa Claus on the phone this morning, he was cheerfully zooming up I-75, heading towards one of several retail-store appearances scheduled on his busy December calendar. Instead of a famous red-nosed reindeer guiding his sleigh, a robotic GPS voice gave instructions in the background to help

There’s something thrilling about the specific combination of sensory input that hits you when you first walk into an arcade – between the chorus of video-game noises, the bright blinking lights, and the familiar retro graphics of the games themselves, you can’t help feeling like an excited little kid again.

A lifelong music aficionado, Ross Riddle majored in Music Business at Belmont University in Nashville; during his college years, he interned at Sony Music, then later took a job working in their mailroom. A budding interest in fashion brought him to New York in 2010, where he found an internship

There are some people who are born knowing what it is they want to do in life, and they push forward, powered by that knowledge and certainty, to fulfill what they’ve always known as their destiny. There are people who don’t ever seem to be able to pick a path

For as long as I can remember, libraries have been magical places for me. Even as an adult, I’m transfixed with joy when I walk inside a library building – I love the intentional quiet, the sharp smell of books, the feeling of walking down aisle after aisle filled with

Florence Allen spent the bulk of her career working in the insurance industry. Owning a small business, much less a toy store, wasn’t something she’d ever expected to do, but here she is, ten years in, having created a thriving little niche in the middle Georgia marketplace. William’s Fun Smart

case you’ve been living under a rock, let me remind you that Macon has our very own radio station – 100.9 The Creek, named after the mound-builders who settled our area, has been working hard to celebrate our heritage, promote community pride, amplify cool authentic local voices, and play the

There’s a solid tradition of big, over-the-top rock musicians and bands performing alongside a symphony orchestra; Roger Waters, Elton John, Eric Clapton, and even Metallica have chosen to attempt to merge the boisterous, excited rawness of rock with the more precise, melodic rhythms of the symphony, and the results are