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    Several years ago, Macon-Bibb County and the Macon-Bibb County Urban Development Authority teamed up with other entities to create a master plan for downtown Macon. For almost a year, they set up work sessions with citizens, businesses and organizations to define and create an urban core plan that is now known as the Macon Action […]

    Article · September 7, 2016 by

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    Above: A film still from “Dope.” Sundance Film Forward–an initiative of the Sundance Institute and the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities–aims to spark a cultural dialogue by connecting filmmakers and audiences. The organization takes movies, and the people who make them, on the road. This month, it is stopping in Macon, Ga. […]

    Article · March 28, 2016 by

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    Above: Tattnall Square Park in Macon, Ga. Photo courtesy of Ron Lemon. Often referred to as “a city within a park,” Macon, Ga. is home to an impressive amount of green space. In creating the blueprint for Macon in the early 1800s, the city’s official surveyor, James Webb, was heavily influenced by primeval Babylon–hence the […]

    Article · March 14, 2016 by

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    Campers and coaches at the 2015 Otis Music Camp. Photo courtesy of Otis Redding Foundation. It’s been 48 years since Otis Redding Jr. passed away, but his legacy lives on. In 2007, his wife, Zelma Redding, founded the Otis Redding Foundation, a Knight Arts grantee. She was determined to follow through with her husband’s mission […]

    Article · December 14, 2015 by

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    Perseverance and philanthropy are just two of the topics that will be covered by Beverly Knight Olson–a Knight Foundation trustee and daughter of Knight Foundation co-founder James L. Knight–when she speaks at a Lunch ’n’ Learn event in Macon, Ga., on Thursday, Nov. 19. Both characteristics, she says, define the Knight family and their value system. […]

    Article · November 17, 2015 by

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    The Tubman Museum. Photo via the Tubman Museum Facebook page. The Tubman Museum in Macon, Ga. is dedicated to educating people about African American history, art and culture. Based out of an expansive new 49,000-square-foot facility as of earlier this year, the museum–which has received more than $250,000 in funding from Knight Foundation through multiple […]

    Article · October 30, 2015 by

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    Photo: A nighttime view of the tasting tent at Macon Octoberfest. Photo via festival website. A huge white tent, food vendors, a stage and, of course, barrels of brewed ale await patrons at Octoberfest in Macon, Ga.’s Tattnall Square Park. Scheduled to take place from Oct. 23-25, this year’s event marks the third annual Macon […]

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