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48th Brigade at Camp A⁺ erbury. Middle Georgia troops prepare to deploy to Afghanistan.

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Summer is here and you and your loved ones have decided to stay-caon in Middle Georgia. This historic heartland offers residents and tourists a wide variety of things to do, see, and experience. For wildlife and outdoor sports enthusiasts, don’t miss the upcoming Perry Buckarama hosted by the Georgia Wildlife Federaon. 2

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Jenny Cook

Are you wondering what to do, now that summer is in full swing? Well, there are so many excing places to visit and things to do right here in our own hometowns! Boredom is simply not on the list for folks in Middle Georgia. Summer is all about enjoying the sun; spending me with family; and travelling. Taking the opportunity to travel is one of life’s most fulfilling and rewarding adventures. We get to experience the joys of learning new things, eang great food, and parcipang in acvies that challenge the mind, body, and soul. What be⁺ er way to enjoy life than to appreciate what the Earth and its people have to offer? As a child, I traveled extensively with my family. My father, who worked for a company establishing libraries in French-speaking countries of the world, would take us on the most excing adventures. On one vacaon, he would take us to experience posh 5-star hotels in Switzerland and the next, have us camp outdoors in Canada’s wild north. It was fun and excing and I never lost that spirit of adventure. Now that I live in Middle Georgia, I sll find myself exploring and looking for opportunies to travel through Georgia’s spell-binding historic heartland. Our team is excited about this month’s issue. We spoke with community members, who contributed to our informave and educaonal features, and gave us food for thought on travel and adventure. Let this summer spur that explorer inside you, with all the great places and events featured in our “Stay – caons” arcle. Middle Georgia experts weigh in on some intriguing and entertaining escapades right where we live! Take advantage of the numerous museums that offer a glimpse into our rich history, or enjoy outdoor acvies the enre family can appreciate. If you happen to be travelling out of the state, country, or Middle Georgia, travel experts provide great planning ps that will save you hundreds of dollars, me lost from work, and unnecessary stress. Our feature on the 48th Brigade will be sure to ignite a deep gratude towards the men and women who have recently been deployed to Afghanistan. We are hoping you will write le⁺ ers to the troops. Be sure to e-mail them to us. If you haven’t had the opportunity to visit our website, do so! We have a number of excing interacve features with daily updates, great arcles, a fun photo gallery, and much more. Be sure to keep vising our website, as we connue to add new features. The website is an extension of Around Town magazines and the community we support. We, along with the support from our adversers, are doing this for you, our community. We appreciate your support and your many le⁺ ers, suggesons, ideas, and encouraging comments. Keep ‘em coming!


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Around Town: Community Update

C ONSTRUCTION B EGINS AT T ERMINAL S TATION IN D OWNTOWN M ACON Last month, The City of Macon and NewTown Macon announced the beginning of construcon at theTerminal Staon. Mayor Reichert, members of NewTown Macon, and Urban Development Authority discussed future construcon plans of the staon. New construcon and renovaons will update the facility, making it a locaon of community pride while offering office and event rental space inside the Terminal Staon. The Terminal Staon is located at 200 Cherry Street. For more informaon, contact NewTown Macon at (478) 722-9909.

For more informaon about this new and improved registraon process, call (478) 633-2639.

J OSHUA H OUSE E ARLY C ARE AND L EARNING C ENTER G RANTED L ICENSE The Department of Early Care and Learning granted licensure to Joshua House Early Care and Learning Center. Joshua House is a faith based iniave of the Greater Lile Rock Bapst Church. The center provides child care and educaon services Joshua House Early Care and to children ages 6 weeks to 4 Learning Center. years of age. The program’s director, Ms. Sheila Jefferson Rivers, has worked for the past 10 years as Director of the Dhahran Academy Pre School in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. Joshua House has chosen the High Reach Curriculum for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers as the guide for its instrucon. For enrollment and more informaon, call Sheila Rivers at (478) 745-1657 or visit

Pictured: The Terminal Staon located in Downtown Macon.

N EW AND I MPROVED R EGISTRATION P ROCESS AT T HE M EDICAL C ENTER OF C ENTRAL G EORGIA The Medical Center of Central Georgia recently announced a new and improved paent registraon process to improve paent access and sasfacon. Effecve June 9th, registraon services for Radiology, Respiratory, Albert Luce Heart Tower and Inpaent admissions will be relocated to the Luce Registraon Lobby in the beauful Albert Luce Heart Tower, with convenient parking access in the Orange Parking Deck. Upon arrival, paents will experience a quick, easy, and customer-focused check-in process via self-service kiosk technology. The current Dismissal Area and Visitor Entrance will not change.

S HAHENSHAH C UISINE OF I NDIA C ELEBRATES 4 Y EAR A NNIVERSARY Shahenshah Cuisine of India is celebrang their 4-year anniversary on July 22. Owned and operated by Ram Saran, Shahenshah Cuisine of India provides a number of delectable items, including chicken kka, buer chicken, and boneless fish. Shahenshah Cuisine of India is located at 5022 Romeiser Drive in Macon. For more informaon, call (478) 476-0331 or visit

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This award is given to a nurse at each facility who shows extraordinary compassion to the paents and demonstrates leadership.

The new Professional Sciences and Conference Center at Macon State College has earned a significant award from a naonal organizaon. Every year, the Georgia Branch of the Associated General Contractors of America present Build Georgia Awards to members and their construcon teams for their most significant and remarkable projects. Chris R. Sheridan and Company, general contractors of Macon, earned a first place award for construcon of Macon State’s Professional Sciences and Conference Center.

Faircloth has been a nurse at Coliseum Medical Centers since 2001 and she works in the Cardiovascular OR. Jackson was chosen for the Coliseum Northside Hospital “Nurse Makes A Difference Award” for 2009. She has been a nurse for more than 26 years and a CNH employee for 6 years, in nursing educaon and the emergency department. Troer has been with CPC since 1998. She works with paents in Chemical Dependency services and has several cerficaons in this field; she is a Cerfied Addicon Counselor and Cerfied Anger Management Specialist. Congratulaons Coliseum Nurses!

The building, situated along the college’s lake to the north of the Charles H. Jones Building, is home to offices and classrooms for the School of Informaon Technology and School of Business. The building was under construcon for about two years. Despite suffering about $300,000 in damage from the May 2008 tornado that hit the campus, the facility was completed about two months ahead of schedule and was opened in January. The Professional Sciences and Conference Center, as well as the new Educaon Building, complement the college’s growth of bachelor’s degree programs and substanal enrollment increases, which began about 10 years ago. Macon State now offers 17 bachelor’s degrees with 29 majors and enrolls about 6,400 students.

Eyde Faircloth

Eldarada Jackson

Sherry Troer



Patricia Faulk Duncan, director of the Women on the GO Network, Inc., and owner of Wonderland Support Services, LLC, was featured in the June 2009 issue of Black Enterprise Magazine.

Pictured: The Professional Sciences and Conference Center at Macon State College.

C OLISEUM N URSES M AKE A D IFFERENCE Coliseum Medical Centers recently recognized the following recipients: Eyde Faircloth, RN at Coliseum Medical Centers; Eldarada Jackson, RN at Coliseum Northside Hospital; and Sherry Troer, RN at Coliseum Psychiatric Center. Each year during Nurses Week, Coliseum Medical Centers, Coliseum Northside Hospital, and Coliseum Psychiatric Center recognize their nursing staff with the “Nurse Makes a Difference” Award.

Black Enterprise provides more than 3.7 million readers with informaon on African America business markets, financial management, entrepreneurship, and careers. Patricia is featured as an independent movaonal speaker for the Professional Woman Network, an internaonal consulng organizaon on female issues.

Patricia Duncan

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Happy Birthday!

Michael "Slade" Hodge

Celebrated age 1 on June 4 Parents of Brittany and Michael Hodge Brother of Caden Hodge

Bill Dodd

Ann Brooks

Sharyn May

Celebrated on June 16

Celebrated on June 25

Born February 20 7 lbs. 6oz., 21� long Daughter of Marni and Stephen Bird

Cora Michelle Monroe

Born on April 14 6 lbs. 15 oz., 19" long Daughter of Kimberly and Chris Monroe

Celebrating age 7 on July 10


Stork Watch!

Elizabeth Harrison Bird

Serenity SeRene

Noah Michael Nunez

Celebrating age 7 on July 10 Son of Yvette and Chris Nunez Brother of Lola and Teegan

Celebrating on July 2

Jennifer and Kevin Bucholtz Celebrated their 1st Wedding Anniversary on June 22

Carolyn and Edwin Gibbs

Celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary on July 3

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Pathfinder of the Month: Providing Students Multi-Cultural Experiences the importance of learning. He grew to learn and appreciate French culture and to teach the language with world history. Caldwell also shared his knowledge about mulculturalism and the importance of embracing other cultures with his students.

James Caldwell James Caldwell has been selected as Around Town magazine’s July Pathfinder. Caldwell worked as an educator and professor for many years before rering a few years ago. Originally from Montgomery, Alabama, Caldwell learned French and began teaching language classes in high school. He moved to Macon during his high school years and flourished during that me. Caldwell’s interest in mulculturalism began at an early age, when he says he was able to fully integrate into an all-white school. “When I came here over 40 years ago back in the late 60’s to an all-white school, I had no problems, really,” explains Caldwell. “…course I had to adjust to a completely new environment, having come from Montgomery, Alabama… and I did quite well. I aributed that to my having worked in Montgomery, Alabama with a White family.” Caldwell was mentored by the family and when he moved to Macon, the students at his school were very recepve towards him. He aributes his background in being mentored by his Alabama family to teaching others about

Not only did Caldwell teach his students French, he introduced a different world to many of them. “I took French and took history and combined it together, into what I called, French civilizaon,” explains Caldwell. “And in that course, I had a component that allowed us to go to different museums and to do some travelling and things of that sort. So, as I connued to do that, I got involved in Theatre Macon and I would take the kids to the plays… and I would take kids to many operas that would perform here.” As a result of encouraging his kids to a⁺ end events around town, Caldwell became involved with many boards. “This interest in geng involved on community boards grew out of my being a history, humanies, and French teacher,” says Caldwell. At one point, he sat on several different boards, including MidSouth Federal Credit Union. He currently is a member of the Hay House board. Due to his numerous community efforts, Caldwell was awarded the

Governor’s award in 2008. “One of my former students suggested that I become a recipient of the Governor’s award for humanies,” Caldwell says. He was recognized for reaching across various cultural, mul-economic, and racially diverse populaons and in doing so, geng his students involved in the community. Throughout his teaching career, Caldwell has taken many of his students to Europe and says one of his greatest joys was witnessing students, who had never been to France, stand in awe of the museums and structures sca⁺ ered throughout Paris. “To see the excitement in these students’ eyes or to see a student’s reacon to the Louvre or to go to places in France, aer having read about it in class, all my efforts seemed worth it then,” Caldwell says. “I think experiencing different cultures is an essenal aspect and component of teaching. One has to transcend differences and different cultures. We need to reach these different cultures…” Caldwell’s background in exposing his students to various cultures connues to be seen today. Sing on the board of the Hay House has allowed him to think outside the box. “My outreach is more diverse and I might be able to tap into an audience that has never come to the Hay House before,” says Caldwell. “It is so important for people to get involved in the community. There’s so much to do… we all have to take advantage of what’s being offered here in Macon.” ATNM

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“STAY–cations” in Middle Georgia >> A Middle Georgia Itinerary of To-Do’s


ummer is here and you and your loved ones have decided to stay-caon in Middle Georgia. This historic heartland offers residents and tourists a wide variety of things to do, see, and experience. You don’t have to drive for hours to swim, bike, hike, or a⁺ end intriguing shows. Middle Georgia has it all. Read on for a fullfledged inerary for three types of travelers: adventurous traveler; historic anque explorer; and the ulmate entertainment/shopping traveler. Plan your STAY–caon without spending a ton of money on gas; visit places around town you haven’t go⁺ en to before; and don’t forget to enjoy your summer!

Adventure Traveler


Spend the day at High Falls Park in Jackson, Georgia. Remember to pack a delicious and nutrious lunch. So, before heading off to enjoy High Falls, stop and shop at Yvonne’s Natural Market for some great treats. Enjoy organic sandwiches and salads, gluten-free products including chips and other great snacks, and pack a delicious smoothie in your cooler for your outdoor adventure. The park features a gorgeous 650 acre lake, RV campsite, picnic shelters, and pioneer campground. Adventure travelers can enjoy hiking along the park’s 4.5 mile trail, swimming in the pool for a fee, fishing, playing golf for a very low fee, and boang.


Start your day with a visit to the historic Indian Mounds. Nestled in East Macon, the park stretches from Emery Highway to the Ocmulgee River, although access to the river is limited by Interstate 16. These impressive mounds were constructed between 900 and 950 AD and were ceded to the state of Georgia in 1828. Today, visitors can tour the mounds between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily.

Dine at El Sombrero to experience a taste of Mexico. This unique restaurant offers customers an impressive array of Mexican dishes, including the popular Chile Rellenos Poblano, which is a stuffed pepper.


The Ocmulgee Heritage Trail offers miles of walking and biking along the river. The new Amerson Water Works Park has a playground for children, as well as a boat launch. The river is great for canoeing and kayaking. For organized float trips on the river, contact Ocmulgee Expedions at (478) 757-8226.

Bike along the Ocmulgee River in the aernoon and experience an appreciaon for Middle Georgia’s shared rich cultural heritage. The trail features the Ocmulgee Naonal Monument, Historic Rose Hill Cemetery, and Macon’s original water works. Don’t feel like hauling your bike to the park? You can either walk or rollerblade the trail, which is 9 miles long. Porons of the trail are concrete and lit, while other parts are gravel and only accessible from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Stay in Bibb County on your final stay-caon day by spending the day at Lake Tobesoee. The lake is man-made and offers a number of excing acvies for the adventure traveler. There are no boang restricons. However, a Georgia Cerficate of Boat Registraon and a validaon decal is required to legally operate a boat or personal watercra on public waters in Georgia. The excepon is for sailboats under 12 feet in length and canoes, kayaks, row boats, and rubber ras that have no mechanical propulsion. Enjoy fishing? Lake Tobesoee offers both bank and boat fishing. Everyone over the age of six must purchase a daily admission cket or posses an annual permit if ulizing the lake. Year round parks include Sandy Beach, Claystone, and Arrowhead Beach. Families can enjoy clean facilies with full electrical and water outlets along with accessible park rangers. End the day at Shahenshah Cuisine of India and escape to the southeastern part of the world. This authenc North Indian restaurant is a family-owned and operated eatery that provides a number of delectable items, including chicken kka, buer chicken, and boneless fish.

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Adventure Traveler

El Sombrero Restaurant (478) 257-6617

For more information, call these resources:

High Falls Park (478) 993-3053

Indian Mounds (478) 752-8257

Yvonne’s Natural Market (478) 254-3670

Amerson Water Works Park (478) 722-9909

Lake Tobesoee

Ocmulgee Expeditions: (478) 757-8226


(478) 474-8770

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Historic Antique Explorer DAY 1

If you’re into history and anques, Middle Georgia has some of the best anque shops in the region. Drive to Payne City and visit the 16,000 square feet of anques at Payne Mill Anques shop. Owner Billy Bagwell and his wife, Wanda, have overseen the shop since 1993 and many of the anque dealers have been with the store that long. With a large variety of fine, old furniture, books, fine china, and any collecble you can possibly image, Payne Mill Anques is the perfect stay-caon acvity. “Customers are always treated well here,” says Billy. “Everyone can come in here … and the inventory is constantly changing.” Looking for a unique, old anque? Payne Mill has it all! Aer spending hours at the anque store, drive less than a block to Harpin’s restaurant. Located across the train tracks in Payne City, Harpin’s Restaurant is famous for its gourmet style food, with a relaxed atmosphere. The menu is filled with appezing entrees fit for any taste, with a variety of tasteful and healthy selecons such as shepherd’s pie, house salads, soups, pastas, and many types of sandwiches.


Travel back to 1806 when Fort Hawkins was established by President Thomas Jefferson and Indian Agent Col. Benjamin Hawkins. The structure was used as an official U.S. Army Fort and Indian Factory for trading and meeng with Nave Americans. Considered the birthplace of Macon, the facility is open on select days during the month. Enjoy the Seventh Annual July 4th Celebraon with patrioc acvies this month. Visitors can enjoy a fresh air barbecue luncheon from 12 to 2 p.m. “At 2 p.m., Col. Hawkins will share his revoluonary war experience and dramac reading of a poem we call, ’15-Star Spangled Banner,’” says Chairman of Fort Hawkins, Marty Wille. Living history demonstraons will take place throughout the day and visitors will have the opportunity to view the archaeological dig. The block house, which is a replica of the original Fort Hawkins, will be open for tours.


Macon’s famous Museum of Arts and Sciences has gems for every member of the family. Get the kids out of bed early to experience our planet’s many wonders. Through July 31,

Macon offers residents a plethora of exploraon with its many museums, such as the Georgia Music Hall of Fame, Georgia Sports Hall of Fame, and the Museum of Arts & Sciences.

visitors can enjoy shows at the planetarium at 2 and 4 p.m. Visitors can also enjoy exhibits including Josh Simpson: A Visionary Journey in Glass, which allows the museum to celebrate the universe through fine art as part of the Internaonal Year of Astronomy, and the July 17 exhibit featuring the PieperPower Collecon of Photorealisc Watercolors. Your kids will enjoy the mini zoo, a great art room, and a play area designed to inspire the archaeologist in your child. End the day by ordering a pizza at Giuseppe’s Pizza and Pasta restaurant, which serves up an impressive array of pizzas, sandwiches, calzones, salads, pasta, and their famous weggie. Enjoy an outdoor deck or comfortable, laid-back indoor dining with huge flat screen TV’s.

Ultimate Entertainment/Shopping Traveler DAY 1

Into shopping? Love entertainment? The month of July has excing things the enre family will enjoy. Get your shopping experience on at The Shoppes at River Crossing. A number of excing chain stores include Belk’s, Merle Norman, Gymboree, and Dilliard’s. Enjoy a smoothie at Smoothie King or relax with a book at Barnes and Nobles. Head off to Edgar’s Bistro and enjoy live music on Friday nights

Historic Antique Explorer


For more information, call these resources:

Fort Hawkins (478) 742-3003

Payne Mill Antiques (478) 741-3821

Museum of Arts and Sciences (478) 477-3232

Harpin’s Restaurant (478) 742-5252

Giuseppi's Pizza & Pasta (478) 477-7400

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during the month of July. Bobby Hall, K Mo, Graed by Grace and Mosley Dixon Project are bands that will be playing on an inmate outdoor deck at Edgar’s. Enjoy the specialized culinary appezers while relaxing in Georgia’s gorgeous evening weather. Not into live music? Then enjoy a couples night out with a community cooking class entled Sizzlin’ Summer Nights. Join Polly’s Hospitality Instute’s senior instructor Chef Jay Stancill, on the pao of Edgar’s Bistro. Learn how to turn a summer evening cookout into a romanc evening under the stars. In addion to assisng with the preparaon of a great meal, you’ll get ps on wine pairings and table-scraping ideas to add a touch of class to your next gourmet meal from the grill.


Stop and shop local at some of Middle Georgia’s most interesng stores. Want to improve your health? At Mia’s Health Food store, you’ll find a number of healthy vitamins, supplements, and snacks. If you’re looking to spruce up your living environment, drive to the north side of town and browse through Market Square’s interior decorang inventory. The store sells great furniture, design pieces, and offers design services. Get your heart beat revved up with the ulmate experience of inline skang and skateboarding from 12 to 8 p.m. at Central City Park. Or enjoy a summer tap dance class at Theatre Macon. Teenagers and parents are encouraged to a⁺ end and learn steps, combinaons, as well as numbers from 42nd Street, Crazy for You, Dames at Sea, The Drowsy, Chaperone, and much more.

Day 3

Start the day off at the naon’s largest sports museum. With 43,000 square feet featuring over 3,000 arfacts, the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame is a fun place to explore. Aer a fun-filled day, take in a game at Luther Williams Ball Park in Macon. Macon is bringing baseball back with games held regularly through the summer at the park. Delve into a delectable meal at Fresh Air Barbecue. Their award-winning barbecue will be sure to have you ordering in for months. Try their barbecue chicken plate, which includes half of a chicken, coleslaw, baked beans, sliced pickle, bread and crackers, or their barbecue rib plate with Brunswick stew, baked beans, coleslaw, sliced pickle, bread, and crackers. ATNM

Ultimate Entertainment/Shopping Traveler For more information, call these resources: Edgar’s Bistro (478) 471-4864 Mia’s Health Food (478) 742-0624 Fresh Air Barbecue (478) 477-7229 Market Square (478) 477-5722 Central City Park (478) 742-7124 Theatre Macon (478) 746-9485 Georgia Sports Hall of Fame (478) 752-1585 Macon Baseball (478) 750-9000



Planning Your Summer Vacations >> Tips on how to plan and what to keep on your to-do travel list


chool is out and summer camp is almost over. Now it’s me to plan where to go on vacaon. Many families in Middle Georgia are planning to stay in Middle Georgia. If so, turn to our feature entled ‘Stay caoning in Middle Georgia,’ for ps on great events taking place in and around town before school begins. For the rest of us, who yearn to stretch our legs and allow our curiosity to take us elsewhere, read on for ps on how to plan for the next vacaon and what to keep on your to-do travel list. So, where do you start? Deborah Adler works as a travel consultant for Sterling Brownell Travel agency. She says most people have an idea of what kind of vacaon they want. For those who are new to travel, talking with a travel agent is a good idea. Many have first-hand knowledge of desnaons that may be hard to find on the internet. They can also help with providing invaluable informaon about great deals and ps on what to do if something goes wrong. When it comes to making a decision, families need to decide what will be most enjoyable. “They need to determine how long the trip will be, how many people will be going on the trip, and if there’s children involved,” says Adler. “All these [factors] will affect what kind of trip it will be.” Budget is also important when it comes to making a decision. Nancy Wells works as a travel leisure consultant for Ship and Shore Travel located on Vineville Avenue in Macon. The company has been offering travel services for 41 years. “The level of budget is important to know,” says Wells. “Also, I always ask if they’re celebrang a parcular event, like a birthday. We always want to make sure the vacaon fits the client.” When it comes to planning, it is important to involve the enre family in the process. “Make a list of what will be the most enjoyable acvies,” explains Vanessa Jones, who works at AAA Travel Agency in Macon. One of the most important things to keep in mind when it comes to travel is that rules and regulaons are always changing. Travelers are required to research and keep informed on updated policies. Not 18

doing so may cost you me and money. “If they plan to leave the country, [travelers] must look up passport regulaons,” explains Jones. “They need to go on the website ( to see what the passport regulaons are.” According to the U.S. Department of State website, “all U.S. cizens traveling by air are required to present a passport book to enter or reenter the United States. Also, all U.S. cizens must show proof of identy and proof of U.S. cizenship when entering the United States from Canada, Mexico, Bermuda and the countries of the Caribbean by land or sea.” Before you pack your bags to go on your long-awaited trip, keep these ps in mind: “Be aware of the currency and currency conversion,” explains Wells. “Pracce safety – the same safety rules as you would at home. If you’re geng into a taxi, get into one the hotel recommends. Also, be aware of the customs and culture of the place you are vising; learn as much about the area before you leave; and be aware of special holidays.” When it comes to dealing with jet lag, experts recommend travelers avoid alcohol and drink plenty of fluids. Read the rules and regulaons of airlines prior to packing your bags. Weight limitaons and the amount and size of baggage requirements vary from one airline to the other. This is why Jones recommends that travelers consider shipping their baggage. “It’s worth it for consumers to look into package and delivery companies,” explains Jones. Fees are surprisingly affordable, compared to paying overage fees for a heavy bag. Another p for those opng to travel by car is to get vehicles inspected. Recently, a Middle Georgia family drove their minivan to Canada and while they were hours from their desnaon, the transmission failed. It cost the family thousands of dollars to rent a vehicle to drive the rest of the way, as well as repairs on their current minivan, and me off from work. “Having those arrangements in advance and ancipang certain expenses when you travel will make your travelling experience more pleasant,” says Jones.

Tips on ground and air travel • Safety begins when you pack. To help avoid becoming a target, do not dress so as to mark yourself as an affluent tourist. Expensive-looking jewelry, for instance, can draw the wrong a⁺ enon. • Carry the minimum number of valuables, and plan places to conceal them. Your passport, cash and credit cards are most secure when locked in a hotel safe. When you have to carry them on your person, you may wish to put them in various places rather than all in one wallet or pouch. Avoid handbags, fanny packs and outside pockets that are easy targets for thieves. Inside pockets and a sturdy shoulder bag with the strap worn across your chest are somewhat safer. One of the safest places to carry valuables is in a pouch or money belt worn under your clothing. • As much as possible, plan to stay in larger hotels that have more elaborate security. Safety experts recommend booking a room from the second to seventh floors above ground level – high enough to deter easy entry from outside, but low enough for fire equipment to reach. • Use the same common sense traveling overseas that you would at home. Be especially cauous in (or avoid) areas where you may be more easily vicmized. These include crowded subways, train staons, elevators, tourist sites, market places, fesvals and crimeridden neighborhoods. • When you rent a car, choose a type that is commonly available locally. Where possible, ask that markings that idenfy it as a rental car be removed. Make certain it is in good repair. If available, choose a car with universal door locks and power windows, features that give the driver be⁺ er control of access. An air condioner, when available, is also a safety feature, allowing you to drive with windows closed. Thieves can and do snatch purses through open windows of moving cars. Don't leave valuables in the car. Source: U.S. Department of State Travel


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48th Brigade at Camp Atterbury >> Middle Georgia troops prepare to deploy to Afghanistan Check out our 48th Brigade Photo Gallery online! Visit:


here’s roughly 4,000 Naonal Guardsmen in Georgia… and the [mission] is to train Afghan security forces and the Afghan police for their operaon,” says Lt. Col. Ken Baldwski, who works as the state public affairs officer for the Naonal Guard. “They’ve been training here for one month.” Headquartered in Macon, Georgia, the mission of the 48th is to mobilize; conduct post mobilizaon training; and deploy rapidly to a conngency area by air, sea, and land to conduct mobile combined offensive and defensive operaons worldwide.

Lee Durham. “Ulmately, the mission is for the Afghan structure to sustain themselves.” The Army has experienced tremendous success in Afghanistan and the Brigade is eager to join the other U.S. Military soldiers working to secure

by Em Fergusson

Naonal Army and the Afghan police force so they can drive out the insurgency and get that country back its own support – to where their own naonal force is in power,” says Carter. The soldiers are now ready to deploy. Georgia’s 48th Brigade has the support of their family, friends, and community. Brigadier General Lawrence Dudney began his career as an enlisted soldier in Springfield, Georgia, and says each unit has a family support group. “Some of the same soldiers, about 65% are going back for the third me,” he says. “The biggest bulk of our force is part-me and quite a lot of the soldiers work in law enforcement. So, we have the skill set that will bring about success.” Around Town magazines recently joined other visitors at Camp A⁺ erbury in Indiana last month to visit with the 48th Brigade, as they prepared for their mission overseas. We encourage, you, our readers and community members, to support your Naonal Guard by e-mailing le⁺ ers to these brave men and women.

The Brigade has been Em Fergusson, Around Town’s managing editor, is pictured with troops staoned at Camp at Camp Aerbury in Indiana. Visit to A⁺ erbury in Indiana for view a gallery of photos she took while vising Camp Aerbury. Send several months in your leers to the troops to Em, and she will publish them on the preparaon for their Around Town website! deployment. The Camp is Indiana’s premiere naonal security in the country. training center and one of the Army’s Afghanistan will connue to grapple with pla orms for deploying soldiers to the Taliban and remaining members of Alnumerous locaons around the world. Qaeda, as they rebuild a country torn by The camp has been providing training war, with assistance from the U.S. Military. support for the U.S. Military for over 60 Col. Durham says it takes a long me for a years and since 2003, has deployed more naon to build itself and paence and than 42,500 Naonal Guard and Army perseverance is needed. Reserves. Tradionally, the Naonal Guard were always ready to assist, but Winning the war on terror is a challenging rarely were called. “Now, the Guard is being used more and more to conduct the and oen, overwhelming feat. The men and women from the 48th have bravely war on terrorism,” says Baldwski. come forward to serve their country and no one has been more impressed than Aer the September 11, 2001 a⁺ acks, the 148th Brigade Support Ba⁺ alion United States launched a military Commander, Perry Carter. “The recruing campaign (Operaon Enduring Freedom) has been outstanding in the state of to destroy Al-Qaeda terrorist training Simply e-mail the leers to: Georgia,” he says.” Many soldiers feel a camps inside Afghanistan. Today, the; we will sense that this is their mission and we’ve Taliban connues to threaten the daily lives of those living in Afghanistan through had an amazing turnout. We actually had post your leers on our website:; and leers extoron, torture, kidnapping, and a⁺ acks 175% in our ba⁺ alion… I had to tell some will be sent directly to the troops. For on Afghan government buildings, resulng of the soldiers they couldn’t come out on more informaon about the 48th the mission.” Carter states the mission is in many local naonals being killed or Brigade, visit very important to the Afghanistan severely injured. “Our goal there, is to ATNM populaon. “We want to train the Afghan build security for the populace,” says Col. 20

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In last month’s issue of Around Town magazine, I enjoyed reading about Virginia Witherington. She gave her secret of living well as “good eating with lots of fruits and vegetables and exercise… and lots of walking.” I couldn’t have said it better myself. Let me add simple stretching and balancing exercises that can be done while sitting or standing. This summer, take advantage of our abundant supply of fruits and vegetables available at Yvonne’s Natural Market. We now carry Pete Cimino’s produce. Pete is a local certified organic farmer who has been growing organic produce for Maconites for many years. What a treat to carry Cimino Farms produce along with our other 100% certified organic produce. Taking a high quality whole food vitamin will also complement good eating habits and exercise. With chemically laden air, water, and soil, and lifestyles that are fast-paced, it is necessary to supplement organic meals. Vitamins, like food, need to be organic for best absorption and quality. At Yvonne’s, we keep our prices low and our quality high. Our hard work, experience, training, and great service will bring you back. We have lots of gluten-free products, as well as smoothies, juices, salads, and sandwiches. We look forward to serving you soon!


SHAHENSHAH CUISINE OF INDIA Escape to paradise with the experience of tasty specialized meal items at Shahenshah Cuisine of India. The restaurant opened its doors four years ago and has been serving impeccable North Indian dishes since then. “We serve all kinds of Indian food,” says Rajesh Kumar, who co-owns the restaurant with his uncle, Ram Saran. “We have lamb, chicken, shrimp, vegetables, and different kinds of specials.” Kumar moved to Macon from California and has been serving customers special dishes for 19 years. Shahenshah Cuisine of India is a family-owned and operated eatery that provides a number of delectable items, including chicken kka, buer chicken, and boneless fish. “Our most popular item is our chicken korma and chicken kka masala,” says Kumar. For lunch, hungry customers can sasfy their appetes with a hot buffet that includes specialized dishes such as goat, lamb, chicken, and a variety of vegetables. During the weekends, culinary specialists cook on an outdoor skillet. Beer and wine also are available.


Beaufully decorated, with authenc pieces of decorated art, the restaurant offers Middle Georgians the opportunity to retreat to Northern India and enjoy a refreshing eang experience. “We try to offer different flavors for our dishes,” says Kumar. The restaurant creates a different version of the flat bread that can be ordered with whole wheat flour. Customers can finish off their meal with Indian tea, soda, or mango juice. Customer sasfacon is paramount with customized dishes made to order. Full service catering also is available upon request, and includes meal planning, service, and clean-up. Shahenshah is open Monday to Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for buffet and 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. for dinner; Friday to Sunday from 11:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m. for buffet and 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. for dinner. Shahenshah Cuisine of India is located at 5022 Romeiser Drive in Macon. For more informaon, call (478) 476-0331 or visit for a complete list of menu items.

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SHAHENSHAH CUISINE OF INDIA MEU Visit for a complete list of menu items.

Appetizers SAMOSA VEGETABLE (TWO): Crisp turnover, filled with mildly spiced potatoes and peas SHRIMP PAKORA: Fresh shrimp marinated in exoc spices and ba⁺ er fried

Tandoori Specialties NAN (Specialty Bread) baked in a clay oven CHICKEN TIKKA: Thick and juicy cubes of chicken roasted in our tandoor oven FISH TIKKA: Boneless fish marinated in aromac herbs and spices, then broiled in Tandoor

Vegetarian Dishes ALLO CHHOLE CHANA MASALA: Chickpeas or diced potatoes cooked in the popular Punjabi s tyle MATAR PANIR OR MATAR ALLO: Green peas with homemade Indian cheese or potatoes cooked in a mildly spiced sauce

Combination Dinners MIXED GRILL: Splurge any day of the week on assorted delicacies from our charcoal-fired tandoor oven. Includes Chicken Tandoori, Chicken Tikka, Seekh Kabab, and Shrimp served with chutney, rice and Naan bread, and soup. NON-VEGETARIAN THALI: Chicken Soup, chicken Tikka Masala or Lamb Curry, Vegetable Korma, Dal, Rice, Raita, Papadum and Naan bread

Seafood Specialties SHRIMP MASALA: Shrimp sauteed in a zesty kka masala sauce, with touch of onion, pepper, and fenugeek leaves FISH TIKKA MASALA: Fish kka roasted in our clay oven and tossed in a deliciously zesty sauce

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by Ann Smith

by Lee Shepphard

Recently I read a morning devoonal that used the term “vital acvity.” The point I took away from the message is that there is a big difference between doing lots of stuff and doing stuff that ma⁺ ers. I felt a need to examine my own acvity and consider whether it is vital or trivial. How much me do I devote to things that really ma⁺ er? When I had small children, my Sunday School teacher Ann Smith used to tell us young parents, “the Business Development kitchen floor will keep.” She had Specialist worked while raising three children of (478) 731-9025 her own and it was her belief that it was more important to spend me with our small children than to clean house. Now I was not an obsessive housekeeper anyway, so heeding her advice w as easy for me. However, I knew people who kept immaculate homes before children and were struggling to do so with scky-fingered toddlers running around. I did what was necessary to keep the house sanitary, but the more vital acvity was being involved with my children. I am a strong proponent of “me” me. There must be a balance between what we do for other people and taking care of ourselves. But we were not put on this earth jus t to take care of ourselves. We have an obligaon to be engaged in vital acvity. Here in the United States, we consume more and throw away more than we should. Our overconsumpon leaves others with inadequate resources. As our north Georgia neighbors struggle with water shortages, I walk through my own neighborhood and see sprinkler systems watering lawns as it rains! By turning off our sprinklers, we can help others without even leaving our homes. Is a lush gr een lawn vital when others need water? Somemes vital acvity can be as simple as sending an e-mail t o let someone know you are thinking about them. My husband recently parcipated in a Kairos prison ministry weekend. The morning he was to leave, he received an e-mail from a friend who had been caring for a family member recovering from surgery. That she took me to remember him amid her own life events meant a lot to him. When I c onsider the me I spend mindlessly on the internet and compare it to what our friend did, I can see the difference between trivial and vital acvies. Vital acvity not only helps another, it helps you. Geng your focus off yourself helps you put your own issues in perspecve. Instead of feeling sorry for yourself, you instead see just how blessed you are when you are a⁺ enve to the needs of others. Wife of Jim Smith, mother of Nick and J ., CPA, business owner, consultant, volunteer, teacher, writer, Ann’s life is a connuing quest to learn about balance and priories! 24

Dr. Lee Sheppard Senior Pastor Mabel White Baptist Church (478) 474-7577

About three years ago, Gina and I went on an Alaskan cruise. For one of our shore excursions, I decided to go halibut fishing. If it has sc ales, feathers or fur, I will chase it! I w as so excited I could hardly wait to get there. My guide met me at the dock and took me on a 30 minute boat ride to the place where I would fish. The scenery w as just incredible and I was reminded of how majesc God’s creaon really is. Upon my arrival, my guide showed me the type of bait I w ould use and the proper fishing technique. Almost immediately I began to catch fish. I caught several nice halibut, cod and rock fish. It was a trip I’ll never forget.

As I sat reminiscing about that fishing excursion, I was reminded of something in God’s Word. In the New Testament there were three disciples who were fishermen: Peter, James, and John. When Jesus met them, He said, “Follow me and I will make you fishers of men.” These three men walked away from their nets and followed Jesus, and the impact of their surr endered lives changed the world. Those of us who ar e Christ-followers owe a debt of gratude to the faithful fishers of men who have cast the gospel into the hearts of men, w omen, boys, and girls through the years. Here are some keys to successful fishing for men: • You have to be in the right locaon. In order to catch fish you’ve got to be where they are. Get out in the marketplace and mingle with those who don’t know Chris t. • You have to use the right bait. Your personal story and the gospel are your tools for success. • You have to keep casng. I always tell people to share whenever the Holy Spirit gives you the nudge. Just be available, obedient, and persistent. • You will eventually catch a fish. There is nothing like being there when someone surrenders their heart and life to Christ.

Not long ago God gave me the opportunity to talk to a 96 yearold lady about her relaonship with God. The result was that she received Jesus as her Lord and Savior, and two weeks later she went home to be with Him. Ther e are people all around us that need the Lord. Don’t miss an opportunity t o be faithful; let’s go fishing! Lee Sheppard is the Senior Pastor of Mabel White Bapst Church. He received his Bachelor of Ministry degree from the Bapst College of Florida; Master of Divinity from Southwestern Bapst Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, TX; and Doctor of Chrisan Ministry from the Southern Bapst School of Biblical Studies in Jacksonville, FL. Lee and his wife, Gina, have three children, Mahew, Meagan, and Micah.

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by Paul Tobin

by Jeff Holland Okay, who thinks tennis is not a cardio sport? If you are one of millions of tennis players who think just hing a ball gives you a workout, you are dead wrong. The key to exercise is sustained aerobic acvity in your target zone for 30 minutes a day. Tennis alone does not always provide this workout, but cardio tennis does!!

It’s been almost two years since turmoil began in the financial markets. During that me, your own financial picture, along with that of virtually every other investor, has probably changed. Sll, you can do a lot to get back on track toward the future you’ve envisioned by starng today. What moves should you make? Here are a few to consider: Jeff Holland

Assess your current situaon. You’re well aware of the change in your por olio’s value over the past two years, and you may well have already made some adjustments. But if you’re going to posion yourself properly for the future, you need to review your savings, spending, investments, insurance, and income needs. Financial Advisor Edward Jones (478) 757-0210

Re-evaluate your goals. Since you are already reviewing your financial picture, now is a good me to also re-examine your goals. Do you know when you plan to rere? When you do rere, what sort of lifestyle do you envision? If you haven’t already done so, idenfy your goals and put a price t ag on them. Review your strategy for reaching your goals. Once you know how much money your goals may require, you’ll need to review your savings and investment strategies to determine if they are likely to provide sufficient funds. Look at your investment mix to see if it ’s providing the right combinaon of growth and income opportunies. Because different investments carry different levels of risk, it ’s essenal that you know your risk tolerance and factor it into your investment decisions. Start making necessary changes. To a⁺ ain the goals you’ve idenfied, you may need to make some changes. To achieve your long-term objecves, you may need a good amount of exposure to investments that have the potenal to provide growth, such as stocks. Consequently, you may need to rebalance your por olio with the help of a pr ofessional financial advisor. Be flexible. Aer you’ve idenfied your goals and revised your investment strategy accordingly, you have taken some important steps — but you’re sll not done. So you will need to be flexible with your investment moves and prepared to make changes as necessary. In short, establish an investment strategy that’s right for your needs and follow it as best you can, but be prepared to adjust your path as me goes by. By staying diligent, you can help yourself advance toward your important goals. Jeff Holland is a graduate of Georgia College and St ate University and is married to Elizabeth; they have one daughter, Lucy. 26

Cardio tennis is a new acvity that takes place on the tennis court featuring drills to give players of all USPTA P-1 Professional abilies an ulmate, high-energy Head Pro workout. Cardio tennis includes warmJohn Drew Tennis Center up, cardio, and cool- down phases. If Assistant Coach you are looking for a great new way to GA College get in shape and to burn calories, why (478) 320-4574 not try cardio tennis? There are drills for absolute beginners to advanced players - all of which provide a great cardio workout while improving tennis skills. Cardio tennis is more fun than working out in a gym or performing other forms of exercise, because parcipants are outside in the elements and enjoying the game of tennis at the same me. Paul Tobin

Benefits of Cardio Tennis: 1. You consistently elevate your heart rate into your aerobic training zone; 2. It is much more fun than working out on a machine; 3. You get short cycles of high intensity workouts and periods of rest, almost like interval training, which burns more calories; 4. It is a fun group acvity where players of all abilies enjoy tennis together; 5. Even though you are playing tennis, the primary focus is on geng a great workout; 6. You naturally improve your game because you hit so many balls and repeat various shots. The session takes place on a tennis court and is run by a qualified tennis coach, who is cerfied by the USTA. The main purpose of the session is to provide an enjoyable work out. It’s not about forehands and backhands, it’s about geng in to an appropriate cardio zone and geng a great workout. The key element is the free heart rate monitors the players must wear so they can see if they are working hard enough (or too hard). The heart rate monitors helps the player stay within their cardio level, if they are working too hard, they stop unl their heart rate falls back into proper levels. Your body controls the work-out. To find out more about Cardio Tennis contact Head Tennis Pro Paul Tobin at (478) 320-4574 or e-mail Paul at Paul has been trained by the USPTA to conduct Cardio Tennis Classes.

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by Dr. Bailey Phillips

by Dr. Sheila Shah

Traveling can be rough on the body. It can leave you stressed, red, sff and sore. Treat travel as an athlec event. Warm up before seling into a car or plane, and cool down once you reach your desnaon. Take a brisk walk to stretch your muscles. In an Airplane Use a rolled-up pillow or blanket to maintain a curve when you sit in your Dr. Bailey Phillips seat. Tuck the pillow behind your back Chiropractor and just above the beltline and lay Phillips Chiropractic another pillow across the gap between (478) 475-4131 your neck and headrest. Check all bags heavier than 5 to 10 percent of your body weight. Overhead liing of any significant amount of weight should be avoided to reduce the risk of pain in the low er back or neck. While liing your bags, stand right in front of the overhead compartment so the spine is not rotated. Sing directly under the air controls increases tension in neck and shoulder muscles. Travelling by Car Adjust the seat so you are as close to the steering wheel as comfortably possible. Your knees should be slightly higher than your hips. Consider a back support. Using a support ma y reduce the incidence of low back s train and pain. 1. Exercise your legs while driving to reduce the risk of swelling, fague, or discomfort. Open your toes as wide as you can, and count to 10. Count to five while you ghten your calf muscles, then your gluteal muscles. Roll your shoulders forward and back, making sure to keep your hands on the steering wheel and your eyes on the road. 2. To minimize arm and hand tension, hold the steering wheel at 3 o’clock and 7 o’clock, periodically switching to 10 o’clock and 5 o’clock. 3. Take rest breaks. Never underesmate the potenal consequences of fague to yourself and your passengers. Safe Travel for Children 1. Always use a car seat when traveling with children below the age of 4 and weighing less than 40 pounds. 2. Make sure the car seat is appropriate for the age and size of your child. A newborn in fant requires a different seat than a 3 year old toddler. 3. Car seats for infants should always face the rear and be placed in the back, center seat of a car. In a crash, the forces and impact will be spr ead more evenly along the back and shoulders, providing more protecon for the neck. If an air bag bec omes deployed, the force could seriously injure or kill a child or in fant in the front seat. If you follow these simple ps, you can enjoy pain free, safe travel. If you do experience pain and stress on your back, doctors of chiropracc are trained and licensed to diagnosis and treat problems of the spine. 28

The percentage your insurance boasts about is rarely true. It may claim to pay 100% toward prevenve care, but in reality, it may only pay 85% of total cost. This is because dental insurance companies only pay 100% of what they decide to pay – not 100% of the actual fees. There usually, but not always, is a "least cost alternave" clause. This may mean payment toward a Silver Amalgam Dr. Sheila Shah filling, but not the extra cost of White Dentist Composite Resin fillings. The insurance MaconSmiles company may pay toward a Removable (478) 757-8714 Paral Denture, but not toward a Fixed Bridge which is cemented into place. They also may not pay toward replacing a missing tooth, if it wasn't pulled while under your current insurance. Cleanings once every 6 months or twice per year? There is a difference! You need to know which way your insurance pays. If it pays once every 6 months, unless the last cleaning it paid towards was not one day less than 6 months ago, it won't pay again. If it pays twice a year, then you don't have to worry about how precisely your cleanings are spaced apart. Also remember dental deducbles are almost always present, and might even be applied to prevenve treatments! It may help to think of insurance as merely a "coupon" for a more accurate picture of what it provides for you. Call your provider's toll-free number and ask about the "fine poin ts." Keep in mind your insurance company is in business to make a profit. They are not guardians of your health. It is in their financial interest to find reasons not to pay for treatments. When they deny paying toward a procedure, they are not implying that it was not appropriate; they are merely following the contract purchased, including all the fine-point exclusions – which they likely made no concerted effort to inform you of when you purchased it. Talk with your denst and his/her team so they know any financial concerns you have. They can keep your necessary care affordable and maximize the benefits you can get from your insurance. Q: Can dental work be filed under Medical insurance? A: Medical insurance can oen be filed at the dental office! TMJ/Migraine and Snoring Appliance Therapies are examples. Treatments for Periodontal (Gum) Disease may also be covered by medical insurance when other health problems are present that weaken the immune system, such as diabetes, immune disorders, or medicaons designed to suppress the immune system. Send your quesons to Dr. Shah at her personal email address:

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by Beth McKinnon

by Nancy White Dear Beth, I was just offered a promoon. I’m scared I won’t be able to handle the work, although I get outstanding reviews in my work now. I don’t know whether to take it or not. Wha t should I do? C Dear C, When others see strengths in you that you don’t see in yourself, it usually means that you have some negave Beth McKinnon, concepts about yourself that aren’t CPCC true. We all have negave inner Executive/Life Coach dialogue that says things like: “You Accessing Success can’t succeed on your own. You’re not (478) 475-9391 smart enough, Who do you think you are?” Psychologist Rick Carlson names this kind of negave self-talk, the Gremlin. If we buy into Gremlin talk, it can hold us back. When w e are about to step into something new, the Gremlin voice gets stronger than ever creang fear and uncertainty saying things like: “This is too risky. You’re not ready.” If you are viewed as highly competent, but you don’t view yourself that way, your Gremlin is probably in high gear. To manage the gremlin: write down every negave thing the gremlin says to you. Keep a Gremlin journal. Some people like to draw a picture of the nasty lile crier in there. Put this journal in the back of a close t. The idea is t o externalize it and get it out of your head, where it has so much and in to a closet where it has very lile. Every me that voice comes back during your day, take a minute and banish it back t o its closet. Just recognizing your negave self talk and nocing how quickly it brings you down can help you let go of believing in it. You can change these negave thoughts. It takes some discipline, but the reward is you get to be happier and more successful. Once the gremlin is set aside you can take a be⁺ er look at what this promoon can do for you. Take some me to think about it and list the posive things about this promoon. I would imagine you might see many pluses if you put the gremlin aside long enough to look at them. It ’s all about your decision and what’s right for you. But if you are able to manage your gremlin, at least you will have a clear sense of wha t’s your best decision. Whatever opportunies and challenges come your way in life, I have some advice: “Don’t believ e everything you think,” as quoted by Thomas E. Kida. To submit your quesons, email with Ask Beth in the subject line. Be th is a naonally cerfied performance coach and cofounder of Accessing Success, a company offering coaching and seminars. Beth helps her clients overcome their personal obstacles and move into the inspired high-energy acon necessary to compel them forward to success in every area of their lives. 30

Nancy White

Appropriaons, Vice Chairman of Public Safety, and Chair of Rules Macon City Council

August 1st will mark my 3-year anniversary on Macon City Council. Half of my 3-year tenure was spent under Mayor Ellis, and the most recent half under Mayor Reichert. To me, the most rewarding role of a council member is making a difference to individual constuents. Believe me, we love hearing from community members and helping to solve issues and problems. This makes our service tangible and measurable and grafying. The downside is that council members oen do not have the authority to resolve your issues. I’d like to explain our powers so you will know how to best leverage your relaonships with your local elected officials.

First, city council members may not give orders to city employees or department heads. All administrave and execuve authority resides with the mayor. What is within the authority of city council is the power to appropriate money, approve budgets and the city’s organizaonal structure, pass laws, and conduct external audits. Council may also invesgate the operaons or conduct of a city office or ag ency. These powers are exercised only upon a majority v ote of council. Second, when you have an issue with city ser vices – be it garbage collecon, street lighng or neighborhood blight assistance is at your fingerps. Simply e-mail or phone Macon’s customer service department. Our website also has a link t o customer service. Each request is documented, assigned a requision number, and followed up on. Third, if your concerns are with appropriaons and policy, please note that all commiee and full council meengs are open to the public. No mee ng is allowed to take place without advance public noce. You can view our meeng agendas and schedules on the city w ebsite. They are updated late Friday aernoon (usually aer business hours) for the following week. Despite quips to the contrary, council is an affable group and we share many good laughs. We are diverse and reflect many walks of life, which is the intent of a cizen legislature. Do we have personality conflicts and disappointments along the way? Sure, just like we all do in with family, work, and social groups. But at the end of the day, your city council members are unanimously eager to assist you individually and to improve Macon’s safety, quality of life and economic viability. Help us along the way by your presence and feedback. Nancy White lives in North Macon and was elected by North Macon residents. She occupies the Ward 5, Post 2 seat.

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School News: Spotlighting Achievements

Ma Adams, Principal of Howard Middle School, recently presented the Huskies "Top Dawg" award to Parker Toland. This award is earned by an 8th grade student who achieves the best overall performance in both academics and athlecs. Toland played on the Middle School Football, Baseball, Basketball, and Wrestling Teams and also ran track, while maintaining A's and B's. Great job!

FPD Elementary music teacher Katy Nichols recently received the school’s William H. Bragg Teacher of the Year Award. Nichols has taught at FPD since 2002. Pictured: FPD headmaster Gregg Thompson and elementary music teacher Katy Nichols.

The Springdale Math Team recently placed second in the Bibb County Elementary Math Team Compeon. Pictured (le to right): Coach Pam Corbi, Clarissa Holleman, Coach Deborah Russ, Harris Karim, Thomas Clion, Stephen Mosley, Michelle Tang, and Nicholas Ayerbee.

Mount de Sales Academy recently announced their salutatorian and valedictorian for the Class of 2009. Ben Land is the valedictorian. He plans on a⁺ ending Georgia Instute of Technology. Ashley Price is the salutatorian. She will a⁺ end Mercer University. Congratulaons!

Jada Elyse Davis, was named Vineville Academy’s “Arst of the Year.”

Congratulaons to the Tanall Trojans, 2009 GISA AAA Baseball State Champions for the second consecuve year! Way to go!

The Stra ord Academy Upper School Chorus, under the direcon of Toni Stallworth, recently performed their program for a capve audience delighng the residents of Morningside Assisted Living.

More School News ONLINE! Updated DAILY!


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Liza Klyachkin, Hania Bisat, and Holly Stephens, finished 1st, 3rd, and 4th in the individual tennis region tournament and each were undefeated in the team state tournament which lead Stra ord to the State Championship. The Varsity Boys' Team, State Champions also placed all 7 players on the All-Region Team – an unprecedented feat. Congratulaons!

Mount de Sales Academy senior David Garofalo recently signed a naonal le⁺ er of intent with Emory University to play soccer. Pictured (le to right) Front Row: David Garofalo and mother Cathy Garofalo. Back Row: MDS Athlec Director Robert Slocum, MDS President Katy Prebble, and MDS Varsity Soccer Coach Iain Jones.

Mount de Sales Academy senior Mitchell Midkiff recently signed a naonal le⁺ er of intent to play tennis at Young Harris College. Pictured (le to right) Front Row: Mitchell Midkiff, flanked by parents Linda and Paul (MDS Upper School Counselor and Varsity Tennis Coach). Back Row: MDS President Katy Prebble, Mitchell's grandmother Joyce Dell, sister and MDS 8th grade student Maggie, and MDS Athlec Director, Robert Slocum.

“Building Stronger Communities”

Mount de Sales Academy junior T.J. Wilkason was awarded third place in the electrical engineering category at the Intel Internaonal Science and Engineering Fair. T.J. was interviewed by representaves from Intel. He was also interviewed by Conan O’Brien. Pictured: MDS junior T.J. Wilkason with Tonight Show host Conan O’Brien.



Around Town: Events


Dinner and a Classic Time: 5:30 p.m. dinner; Movie 6:30 p.m. Locaon: Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 Second St., Macon Cost: $17.50 Contact: (478) 257-6391, Dinner and a classic movie showing every Wednesday at Cox Capitol Theatre.


Kid’s Summer Book Groups Time: 4:15 p.m. Locaon: Barnes and Noble in Macon, The Shoppes at River Crossing Cost: Free Contact: (478) 474-0161 Kids in grades 4 – 6 can earn a free book by reading eight books and turning in a completed journal sheet. Pick up your journal sheet at your Macon Barnes and Noble. The school with the highest parcipaon gets a prize for their media center.


Kid’s Summer Book Groups Time: 4:15 p.m. Locaon: Barnes and Noble in Macon, The Shoppes at River Crossing Cost: Free Contact: (478) 474-0161 Kids in grades 1 – 3 can earn a free book by reading eight books and turning in a completed journal sheet. Pick up your journal sheet at your Macon Barnes and Noble. The school with the highest parcipaon gets a prize for their media center.


Wini McQueen: The History of the Dream Project Time: 6 – 7:30 p.m. Locaon: Tubman Museum, 340 Walnut St., Macon Cost: Non-member: $6 for adults; $5 for Senior Cizens; $5 for Military with ID; $4 for Children 4-17; $4 for College Students with ID; Free for children under 4 Contact: (478) 743-8544, This exhibion will feature a selecon of works from the ambious History of the Dream Project. In 2001 the 34

Tubman Museum commissioned arst Wini McQueen to create texle panels to be installed in the atrium of the new Tubman Museum facility in downtown Macon. The finished commissioned, which includes 130 works of art, is entled the History of the Dream.


Free Music Fridays Time: 7 – 9:30 p.m. Locaon: Edgar's Bistro, 5171 Eisenhower Pkwy., Macon Cost: Free Contact: (478) 471-4250 Join us on the pao every Friday night for Free Music Fridays! Local favorites such as Sco Baston, K. Mo, Red Swill, Jeremy Johnson, Oh Dorian, and more perform live on Edgar's Bistro pao.


Summer Enrichment Program Time: 10:30 – 5:30 p.m. Locaon: Georgia Children’s Museum, 382 Cherry St., Macon Cost: $175 per child for members; $200 per child for non-members Contact: (478) 755-9539 Kids will learn about the earth, North America, the United States, Georgia, and Macon. Each day will feature different acvies.

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Free Live Music Fridays Time: 7 – 9:30 p.m. Locaon: Edgar's Bistro, 5171 Eisenhower Pkwy., Macon Cost: Free Contact: (478) 471-4250 Join us on the pao every Friday night for Free Music Fridays! Local favorites such as Sco Baston, K. Mo, Red Swill, Jeremy Johnson, Oh Dorian, and more perform live on Edgar's Bistro pao.

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Chicago Time: 8 p.m. Locaon: Macon Lile Theatre, 4220 Forsyth Rd., in Macon Cost: Adults $18; $15 Seniors 60 years and older; $10 for students through age 23 with valid school ID. Contact: (478) 471- 3342, July 2009 Chicago has everything that makes Broadway great: a universal tale of fame, fortune and all that jazz; one show-stopping-song aer another; and the most astonishing dancing you’ve ever seen. The winner of six Tony Awards, Chicago has enjoyed revived popularity following the success of the 2002 feature film. Not recommended for children under 12.

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The Producers Time: July 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, and 25 at 8 p.m.; July 12 a t 2:30 pm; July 15, 16, 22, and 23 at 7:30pm Locaon: Theatre Macon, 438 Cherry St., Macon Cost: Reservaons Required. Adults $20; Seniors $18; and Students $12. Reservaons begin July 6. Contact: Call (478) 746-9485 from 10 am – 3 p.m., Monday – Saturday The Producers is the story of a washed-up Broadway producer and his nerdish accountant, who devises the ulmate scam: Sell several hundred percent of shares in a new musical to rich, a⁺ enon-starved old ladies, and then produce a show so awful and offensive it can't help but fail, so the investors will never have to be repaid.

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The Art of Food Preservaon Time: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Locaon: The Cannonball House, 856 Mulberry St., Macon Contact: (478) 748-2862, See costumed historians in the original brick Cannonball House kitchen as they prepare summer’s harvest for the winter. Learn about 19th Century food preservaon techniques.

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Wesleyan Market Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Locaon: Wesleyan College, Front Campus, 4760 Forsyth Rd., Macon Cost: Free and open to the public. Contact: (478) 757-2802, Held monthly, this fun community event features a variety of locally Around Town – North Macon

grown and produced items ranging from flowers and organic fruits and vegetables to baked goods. Music, fun and educaonal events also offered.

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WWE Raw Presents Summer Slam Tour Time: 7:30 p.m. Locaon: Macon Centreplex, Macon Coliseum Cost: For pricing, visit: World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. is the parent company of the popular professional wrestling shows Raw, Smackdown, and ECW. The WWE for a long me was known as the WWF (World Wrestling Federaon), but changed their name to World Wrestling Entertainment in 2000.

J ULY 17 – A UGUST 7 In Moon Time: Tuesdays – Fridays, 12 – 5p.m. and on Saturdays, 12 – 3 p.m. Locaon: Middle Georgia Art Associaon Gallery, 2330 Ingleside Avenue in Ingleside Village Cost: Free Contact: (478) 744-9557, “In Moon”, Middle Georgia arsts capture a fleeng moment of life and nature in both 2 dimensional and 3 dimensional art in any art media. ‘In Moon’, as different as each individual arst, promises to be a very entertaining and enlightening show.

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Moonlight Miles 5K Fun Run Time: 7:30 – 9 p.m. Locaon: Luther Williams Field, 150 Willie Smokie Glover Dr., Macon Cost: Pre-registraon, $20 by July 13; aer July 13, registraon fee is $25 The route begins at Tatnall Square Park and runs through beauful In-Town Macon to Poplar Street and back to the park.

Macon Cost: Free Contact: College Hill Corridor is proud to offer free movies with a twist! Revisit spots around town you may have forgoen... or never knew were there!

484 First St., Macon Cost: Tickets are $5 Contact: Celebrate the beginning of Bragg Jam 2009 with live music, and a silent and live aucon of rare music and art memorabilia.

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Community Cooking Class: Sizzlin’ Summer Nights Time: 6 – 8 p.m. Locaon: Edgar’s Bistro, 5171 Eisenhower Pkwy., Macon Cost: $45 per person/$80 per couple Contact: (478) 471-4250 Join PHI Senior Instructor Chef Jay Stancill on the pao of Edgar’s Bistro and learn how to turn a summer evening cookout into a romanc evening under the stars. Menu includes: Cedar plank salmon, Grilled Tuna, Roasted sweet potatoes with herbed buer, Grilled romaine salad with raspberry vinaigre⁺ e, chevre and pecans and Wine pairing.

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Leonardo Da Vinci Exhibit Time: Tuesday – Saturday at 10:30 am – 5:30 pm Locaon: Georgia Children’s Museum, 382 Cherry St., Macon Cost: Admission $3 Contact: (478) 755-9539; Catch Leonardo Da Vinci exhibit before it leaves July 24. Special events on First Fridays!

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Bragg Jam Kick-off Time: 9 – 11 p.m. Locaon: Armory Ballroom,

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CD Release Party Time: 6 – 9 p.m. Locaon: The SoChi Gallery, 534 Second St., Macon Cost: Admission $10 Contact: (478) 238-6630, The Jazz Associaon of Macon is hosng a CD release party for Mose Davis for his album, “Sunshine.”

Bragg Jam Concert Crawl 2009

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The Secret Garden Time: 9 p.m. Locaon: Beall's Hill Community Garden in

Bragg Jam Fesval Time: 10 – 5 p.m. Concert cr awl from 6 – 2 a.m. Locaon: Central City Park in downtown Macon Cost: Fesval is free; $20 for Concert Crawl at concert crawl venues. Visit for details. Contact: (478) 365-7472, Events scheduled for this year include a live animal show presented by the Museum of Arts and Sciences, the mul-talented, kid-friendly musician Pam Blanchard and the Sunny SideUp Band presented by the Georgia Music Hall of Fame, and a Spaghe Eang Contest for all ages sponsored by Spaghe Alley. Concert Crawl Venues include: Cox Capitol Theatre, 567 Café, Hummingbird Stage and Taproom, Red Eye Tavern, Rookery, Rivalry’s on Northside, and Shamrock.


(478) 474-1999 “Building Stronger Communities”



P UBLIC – E LEMENTARY Academy for the Blind

2895 Vineville Avenue Macon, GA 31204 (478) 751-6083 Director: Dr. Dorothy Arensman


Alexander II (Magnet)

1156 College Street Macon, GA 31204 (478) 779-2700 Principal: Dr. Linda Bivins PTA President: Joanna Giens-Summerow


3600 Brookdale Avenue Macon GA 31204 (478) 779-2800 Principal: Vicki Williams

Dames Ferry

545 Highway 18 West Gray, GA 31032 (478) 986-2023 Principal: Ms. Estelle Jacobs PTO President: Jason Cheyney

Gray Elementary

273 Railroad Street Gray, GA 31032 (478) 986-6295 Principal: Cecil Pa⁺ erson PTO President: Lisa Gay Gray_Elementary_School


PTA Co-Presidents: Sco and Donna Pervis

Samuel Hubbard

558 Highway 83 South Forsyth, GA 31029 (478) 994-7066 Principal: Ms. Angela Dillon PTO President: Rob Blair

Sonny Carter

5910 Zebulon Road, Macon, 31210 (478) 779-3350 Principal: Ms. Kelly Cuasey PTO Co-Presidents: Beth McCart and Kay Mixon


4965 Northside Drive Macon, GA 31210 (478) 779-3750 Principal: Ms. Amy Duke PTC President: Bonnie Leight

Rosa Taylor

2976 Crestline Drive Macon, GA 31204 (478) 779-3550 Principal: Dr. Susan Simpson PTA President: Tammy Burch

T. G. Scott

70 Thornton Road Forsyth, GA 31029 (478) 994-3495 Principal: Dr. Richard Bazmore PTO President: Marci Sink

6050 Thomaston Road Macon, GA 31220 (478) 779-4700 Principal: Ms. Donna Jackson PTA President: Stephanie Vanaken



Vineville Academy (Magnet)

2350 Alandale Drive Macon, GA 31211 (478) 779-3600 Principal: Dr. Keela Malone PTO President: Anastashia Glover


1301 Shurling Drive Macon, GA 31211 (478) 779-2100 Principal: Ms. LaQuanda Brown

McKibben Lane

990 Newport Road Macon, GA 31210 (478) 779-3150 Principal: Dr. Sherri Flagg 36


4831 Mamie Carter Drive Macon, GA 31210 (478) 779-2650 Principal: Dr. Efrem Yarber 2260 Vineville Avenue Macon, GA 31204 (478) 779-3250 Principal: Ms. Paule⁺ e Winters PTO President: Sonia Duggan


P UBLIC – M IDDLE , CONT’D Forsyth, GA 31029 (478) 994-6186 Principal: Dr. Mike Hickman PVC President: Ginger Baldwin

Clifton Ridge

169 Dusty Lane Macon, GA 31211 (478) 743-5182 Principal: Mr. Wes Cavender PTO President: Kim Lanford

H.G. Weaver

2570 Heath Road Macon, Georgia 31206 (478) 779-4650 Principal: Dr. Pam Carswell


6600 Forsyth Road Macon, GA 31210 (478) 779-3500 Principal: Mr. Ma Adams PTO President: Lisa DeWees

Miller (Magnet)

751 Hendley Street Macon, GA 31204 (478) 779-4050 Principal: Mr. Steven Jones

William Hubbard

500 Highway 83 South Forsyth, GA 31029 (478) 994-6803 Principal: Mr. Steve Edwards PTO President: Susan Wood

P UBLIC – H IGH Central (Magnet)

2155 Napier Avenue Macon, GA 31204 (478) 779-2300 Principal: Dr. Erin Weaver

Howard High

6600 Forsyth Road Macon, GA 31210 (478) 779-4850 Principal: Ms. Karen Yarbrough


Hutchings Career Center

Banks Stevens

Jones County High

1210 Shurling Drive Macon, GA 31211 (478) 779-2200 Principal: Robert Stevenson 66 Thornton Road July 2009

2011 Riverside Drive Macon, GA 31204 (478) 779-2550 Principal: Mr. Ron McCall 339 Railroad Street

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P UBLIC – H IGH , CONT’D Gray, Georgia 31032 (478) 986-5444 Principal: Mr. Chuck Gibson



Mount de Sales Academy


Progressive Christian Academy

300 Montpelier Avenue Forsyth, GA 31029 (478) 994-2812 Principal: Mr. Jim Finch 1646 Upper River Road Macon, GA 31211 (478) 779-4100 Principal: Dr. Sam Scavella


2851 Heath Road Macon, GA 31206 (478) 779-3800 Principal: Ms. Laura Perkins

P RIVATE Covenant Academy, Inc.

4652 Ayers Road Macon, GA 31210 (478) 471-0285 Acng Headmaster: Todd Whetsel

First Presbyterian Day School

5671 Calvin Drive Macon, GA 31210 (478) 477-6505 Headmaster: Mr. Gregg Thompson Viking Involved Parent President: Elaine Wright

Middle Georgia Christian School

5859 Thomaston Road Macon, GA 31220 (478) 757-9585 Director: Mr. Stan Frank PTFA President: Walter Calhoun 433 Highway 41 South Forsyth, GA 31029 (478) 994-5986 Headmaster: Ms. Martha Krepps

Montessori of Macon

436 Forest Hill Road Macon, GA 31210 (478) 757-8927 Principal: Ms. Tanya Melville

St. Joseph’s Catholic School 905 High Street Macon, GA 31201 (478) 742-0636 Principal: Dr. Kaye Hlavaty School Board President: Steve Dillard Home/School Associaon CoPresidents: Laurie Gregory and Michelle Mayhue

St. Peter Claver Catholic School

133 Ward Street Macon, GA 31204 (478) 743-3985 Principal: Ms. Ellen Marie Hagar PTO President: Verda Colvin

Stratford Academy

6010 Peake Road Macon, GA 31220 (478) 477-8073 Head of School: Dr. Robert Veto Stra ord Interested Parents President: Erin Bickley www.stra

Tattnall Square Academy

111 Trojan Trail Macon, GA 31210 (478) 477-6760 Headmaster: Mr. Barney Hester Trojan Legion President: Michael Knapp

Wimbish Adventist School

640 Wimbish Road Macon, GA 31210 (478) 477-4600 Principal: Ms. Ruth Ann Fillman “Building Stronger Communities”

Home/School Co-Presidents: Tracy Reab and Anna Marie Davis

Windsor Academy

4150 Jones Road Macon, GA 31216 (478) 781-1621 Headmaster: Mr. John Cranford PTA President: Angela Hardy

Woodfield Academy

4375 Rivoli Drive Macon, GA 31210 (478) 477-9844 Headmaster: Becky Sessions

Student Safety Tips Walk directly to your designated school bus stop when you leave home in the morning and walk directly to your home in the afternoon when you are dropped off at your school bus stop. Walk the route with the fewest streets to cross from your home to the school bus stop. Cross the street at street corners or at designated cross walks. Watch for vehicles approaching or making turns before you cross a street. Never cross the street between parked vehicles. Never accept a ride from a stranger. Face traffic when walking to a bus stop on a road without a sidewalk. Always cross in front of the bus and NEVER behind the school bus. Use extra caution at a bus stop before the sunrise by wearing reflective clothing. Leave home early enough so you arrive at the bus stop at least five minutes before the school bus is scheduled to arrive.


Monroe Academy

151 Madison Street Macon, GA 31201 (478) 742-3134 Principal: Dr. Bey J. Tolbert



Mary Persons

851 Orange Street Macon, GA 31201 (478) 751-3240 President: Ms. Kathleen R. Prebble Parents Associaon President: Sara Morgan


Stand in line facing traffic so you can see the school bus approaching the bus stop. Tips provided courtesy of Bibb County School District.


Resources WORSHIP OF


AFRICAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL Saint Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church 2501 Shurling Drive Macon, GA 31211 (478) 745-0507 Sunday Worship: 9:30 a.m. Pastor: Rev. Ronald L. Slaughter

BAPTIST First Bapst Church of Christ 511 High Place Macon, GA 31210 Sunday Service: 11 a.m. Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Pastor: Dr. Bob Setzer, Jr. www. Highland Hills Bapst Church 1370 Briarcliff Road Macon, GA 31211 (478) 746-4846 Sunday Service: 11 a.m. Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Pastor: Jim Dant Ingleside Bapst Church 834 Wimbish Road Macon, GA 31210 (478) 477-7251 Sunday Services: 9:30 and 11 a.m. Pastor: Dr. Timothy A. McCoy Lakeview Bapst Church 7065 Mosely DixonRoad Macon, GA 31210 (478) 474-8868 Sunday Services: 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Pastor: Rev. Mark Grinstead Mabel White Memorial Bapst Church 1415 Bass Road Macon, GA 31210 (478) 474-7577 Sunday Service: 10:30 a.m. Sunday Bible Study: 9:15 a.m. Mount Zion Bapst Church 7015 Rivoli Road Macon, GA 31210 (478) 994-0838 Sunday Service: 10:30 a.m. Sunday Bible Study: 9:15 a.m. Pastor: Stan Braley New Heights Bapst Church 158 Lamar Road




Macon, GA 31220 (478) 757-2240 Sunday Service: 11 a.m. Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Pastor: Mark S. Johnson

Interim Pastor: Rev. Steve Johnson

Northway Church 5915 Zebulon Road Macon, GA 31210 (478) 476-1971 Sunday Services: 9 and 10:30 a.m. Pastor: Rev. Kevin Mills

All Saints' Anglican Church 1694 Wesleyan Drive Macon, GA 31210 (478) 405-9111 Sunday Services: 11 a.m. Email:

Pine Forest Bapst Church 1848 Tucker Road Macon, GA 31220 (478) 788-3883 Sunday Services: 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday Bible Study: 9:45 a.m. Pastor: Dr. Norm Yukers Tabernacle Bapst Church 6611 Zebulon Road Macon, GA 31220 (478) 476-3507 Sunday Service: 10 a.m. Sunday School: 8:45 a.m. Pastor: Dr. David Hunter Tanall Square Bapst Church 4925 Zebulon Road Macon, GA 31210 (478) 477-4587 Sunday Service: 10:45 a.m. Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Interim Pastor: Max Pa⁺ erson Vineville Bapst Church 2591 Vineville Avenue Macon, GA 31204 (478) 743-9366 Sunday Services: 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. Sunday Bible Study: 9:35 a.m. Pastor: Dr. Bill Hardee Wesleyan Drive Bapst Church 939 Wesleyan Drive Macon, GA 31210 (478) 474-0730 Sunday Services: 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Pastor: Rev. Troy Dykes West Highland Bapst Church 4505 Mercer University Drive Macon, GA 31210 (478) 474-0600 Sunday Service: 10 a.m. July 2009


CATHOLIC Saint Joseph Catholic Church 830 Poplar Street Macon, GA 31201 (478) 745-1631 Sunday Masses: 7:45 and 9:30 a.m., 12:10 and 5 p.m. Pastor: Father Allan J. McDonald Saint Peter Claver Catholic Church 131 Ward Street Macon, GA 31204 (478) 743-1454 Sunday Masses: 9 and 11:15 a.m. Pastor: Father Adam Kasela

CHURCH OF CHRIST Forest Hills Church of Christ 800 Forest Hill Road Macon, GA 31210 (478) 474-2233 Sunday Service: 9:30, 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Minister: Bob Myhan North Macon Church of Christ 1190 Bass Road Macon, GA 31210 (478) 471-0901 Sunday Bible Study: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Services: 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.

DISCIPLES OF CHRIST First Chrisan Church 2306 Vineville Avenue Macon, Georgia 31204 (478) 742-2522 Sunday Service: 11 a.m. Pastor: John B. Carroll

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Saint Francis Episcopal Church 432 Forest Hill Road Macon, GA 31210 (478) 477-4616 Sunday Eucharists: 8, 8:45, and 11 a.m. Sunday School: 10 a.m. Pastor: Joseph Shippen www.s Saint James Episcopal Church 1080 Courtland Avenue Macon, GA 31204 (478) 745-5146 Sunday Eucharist: 10 a.m. Rector: Rev. Carl Buice Saint Paul Episcopal Church 753 College Street Macon, GA 31201 (478) 743-4623 Rector: Camille Hegg

GREEK ORTHODOX Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church 859 First Street Macon, GA 31201 (478) 621-0744 Sunday Service: 10 a.m. Priest: Fr. Julian Damian


Lutheran Church of the Redeemer – ELCA 390 Pierce Avenue Macon, GA 31204 (478)742-4281 Sunday Services: 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Educaon Hour for all ages: 9:15 a.m. Pastor: Rev. Jim Braswell


Mulberry Street United Methodist Church 719 Mulberry Street Macon, GA 31201 (478) 745-8601 Sunday Worship: 9 and 11:00 a.m. Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Pastor: Rev. Tommy Marn Park Memorial United Methodist Church 5290 Arkwright Road Macon, GA 31210 (478) 477-3740 Sunday Service: 11 a.m. Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Pastor: Cecil Hazen

Centenary Church 1290 College Street Macon, GA 31201 (478) 742-8926 Sunday Service: 11 a.m. Sunday School: 10 a.m. Pastor: Dr. Tim Bagwell

Riverside United Methodist Church 735 Pierce Avenue Macon, GA 31204 (478) 746-9688 Sunday Services: 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Pastor: Rev. Stephen A. Waldorf

Doles United Methodist Church 6258 Thomaston Road Macon, GA 31220 (478) 477-6097 Worship Service: 10:30am Pastor: Rev. Alan Fennell

Vineville United Methodist Church 2045 Vineville Avenue Macon, GA 31204 (478) 745-3331 Sunday Services: 9, 8:45, and 11 a.m. Pastor: Dr. Marcus Tripp

Forest Hills United Methodist Church 1217 Forest Hill Road Macon, GA 31210 (478) 477-1161 Sunday Services: 8:30, 9:30 and 10:55 a.m. Pastor: Shane Green Ingleside United Methodist Church 3187 Ridge Avenue Macon, GA 31204 (478) 474-1703

NON-DENOMINATIONAL Church of the Wildwood 701 Greentree Parkway Macon, GA 31220 (478) 474-4842 Sunday Service: 11 a.m. Sunday Bible Class: 10 a.m. Pastor: Paul J. Dziadul Sr. CONTINUED ON PAGE

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Congregaon Sha’arey Israel 611 First Street Macon, GA 31201 (478) 745-4571 Friday Service: 6:15 p.m. Saturday Service: 9:30 a.m. Rabbi: Rachel Bat-Or

Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity – LCMS 1899 Tucker Road Macon, GA 31220 (478) 474-8393 Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. Bible Classes: 9:45 a.m. Pastor: Rev. Karl K. Schmidt

Martha Bowman Memorial United Methodist Church 500 Bass Road Macon, GA 31210 (478) 477-1901 Sunday Services: 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday Contemporary: 9:30 and 11 a.m. Pastor: Dr. Jay Harris




Sunday Service: 11 a.m. Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Pastor: Rev. Deborah W. Holt


Northside Chrisan Church 5024 Northside Drive Macon, GA 31210 (478) 477-6539 Sunday Service: 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Pastor: Rich DeWees

Temple Beth Israel 892 Cherry Street Macon, GA 31201 (478) 745-6727 Friday Service: 6:30 p.m. Rabbi: Laurence Schlesinger



Christ Episcopal Church 582 Walnut Street Macon, GA 31201 (478) 745-0427 Sunday Eucharists: 8 and 11 a.m. Sunday Children’s Service: 9 a.m.


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NON-DENOMINATIONAL, CONT’D Emmanuel Church 621 Foster Road Macon, GA 31210 (478) 474-4898 Sunday Service: 10 a.m. Pastor: Rev. Rob Farr Living Water Fellowship 6120 Thomaston Road Macon, GA 31220 (478) 477-9419 Sunday Service: 11 a.m. E-Mail: Pastor: Steven Scarborough Moral Compass Ministries 2901 Joycliff Road Macon, GA 31211 (478) 345-0062 Sunday School: 9 am Sunday Service: 10:15 am Pastor: Larry B. Johnson New City Church Meeng at Cox Capitol Theater 382 Second Street Macon, GA 31201 (478) 957-9260 Sunday Services: 10:30 a.m. Pastor: Rev. Keith Watson Rhema Internaonal Ministries, Inc. 107 Highway 49, Suite C Macon, GA 31211 (478) 841-2915 Sunday Service: 10 a.m. Sunday School: 9 a.m. Thursday Bible Teaching: 7 p.m. CEO/Founder: Dr. Irene and Chief Elder Lamar Belle Senior Pastors: Curs and LaWanda Carswell

Piedmont Church Meeng at Stra ord Academy 6010 Peake Road Macon, GA 31210 (478) 955-3367 Sunday Services: 9:15 and 10:45 a.m. Lead Pastor: Jerry Dingmore

ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN Saint Innocent Orthodox Church 7301 Rivoli Road Macon, GA 31210 (478) 994-1648 Sunday Divine Liturgy: 10 a.m. Pastor: Father Chris Williamson

PENTECOSTAL Word Aflame Tabernacle 1780 Tucker Road Macon, GA 31220 (478) 477-5747 Sunday Services: 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Pastor: Pastor Marcantel

PRESBYTERIAN First Presbyterian Church 682 Mulberry Street Macon, GA 31201 (478) 746-3223 Sunday Services: 9 and 11:15 a.m. Sunday School: 10:10 a.m. Pastor: George W. “Chip” Miller Grace Community Church 1090 Washington Avenue Macon, GA 31201 (478) 757-6577 Sunday Service: 10 a.m. Pastor: Bob Veazey North Macon Presbyterian Church 5707 Rivoli Drive Macon, GA 31210 (478) 477-7777 Sunday Service: 10:45 a.m. Pastor: Peter M. Dietsch Northminster Presbyterian Church 565 Wimbish Road Macon, GA 31210 (478) 477-6646 Sunday Services: 8:45 and 11 a.m. Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Pastor: Dr. Jarred Hammet Saint Andrews Presbyterian Church 501 Bass Road Macon, GA 31210 (478) 474-4451 Sunday Service: 11 a.m. Pastor: Rev. John Napoli III Vineville Presbyterian Church 2193 Vineville Avenue Macon, GA 31204 (478) 742-7379 Sunday Service: 11 a.m. Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Pastor: David C. Jordan Washington Avenue Presbyterian Church 939 Washington Avenue Macon, GA 31201 (478) 743-3345 July 2009

PRESBYTERIAN, CONT’D Sunday Services: 11:00 a.m. Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Pastor: Rev. P. Henderson Lile Zion Presbyterian Church 2131 Vineville Avenue Macon, GA 31204 (478) 390-0053 Sunday Services: 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Pastor: Rev. Jess Stanfield

PROTESTANT Macon Wesleyan Church 2171 Forest Hill Road Macon, GA 31210 (478) 471-9038 Sunday Services: 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Pastor: Mark A. Atkinson St. Andrew Chrisan Church 6220 Thomaston Road Macon, GA 31220 (478) 757-1810 Sunday Service: 11 a.m. Sunday School: 10 a.m.

REFORMED AND EVANGELICAL Redeemer Bapst Church Meeng at Covenant Academy 4652 Ayers Road Macon, GA 31210 (478) 718-8343 Sunday Services: 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. Pastor: Eric Freel

SEVENTH-DAY ADENTIST Wimbish Road Seventh-day Adenst Church 640 Wimbish Road Macon, GA 31210 (478) 477-4300 Sabbath School: 9:15 a.m. Divine Worship: 11 a.m. Pastor: Maurice Wi

UNITARIAN High Street Unitarian Universalist Church 1085 High Street Macon, GA 31201 (478) 741-1714 Sunday Services: 11 a.m. Minister: Rev. Rhe Baird Around Town – North Macon


Chamber of Commerce Driving force for business and economic development in Central Georgia. 305 Coliseum Dr., Macon, GA 31201 P.O. Box 169, Macon, GA 31202 (478) 621-2000 Cooperave Extension Service 736 Riverside Dr., Macon, GA 31201 (478) 751-6338 Economic and Community Development Department 439 Coon Ave., Macon, GA 31201 (478) 751-7190

C IVIC & N ON -P ROFIT 100 Black Men of Macon Improving the lives of the community’s youth through mentorship, educaon, and support. 1680 Broadway St. Macon, GA 31201 (478) 744-9820 4-H and Youth — Macon 736 Riverside Dr., Macon GA 31201 (478) 751-6338 American Cancer Society Naonwide community-based voluntary health organizaon dedicated to eliminang cancer and prevenng cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer through research, educaon, advocacy, and service. 804 Cherry St., Macon, GA 31201 (478) 743-6391, American Heart Associaon 3312 Northside Dr., Ste. 140-A Macon, GA 31210 (478) 405-3200 American Legion and Auxiliary P.O. Box 6523, Macon, GA 31208 (478) 474-7799

Big Brothers Big Sisters Volunteers are matched with children and serve as friends, mentors, and role models. 193 Pierce Ave., Macon, GA 31204 (478) 745-3984

Educaon First Works to deliver results in the area of public relaons, preparing children to learn, and ensuring quality teaching and leadership in public schools. 577 Mulberry St., Macon, GA 31201 (478) 743-0000

Boys and Girls Clubs of Cen tral Georgia Enables all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potenal as producve, caring, and responsible cizens. 277 Marn Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Macon, GA 31201 (478) 743-4153 Boy Scouts of America, Central GA Council 4335 Confederate Way Macon, GA 31217 (478) 743-9386 Community Partnership Facilitates broad-based collaboraon among business and community leaders, service providers, and community residents to improve the well-being of children and families. 116 Pierce Ave., Macon, GA 31204 (478) 464-3020 Consumer Credit Counseling Service — Macon Helps idenfy soluons to creditor calls, garnishments, or bankruptcy. 277 Marn Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Ste. 202 Macon, GA 31201 (478) 745-6197 Downtown Macon Lions Club Support to Bibb and surrounding counes through primary mission of iniaves and fund raising efforts to enhance the quality of life for the blind and visually impaired. Vineville United Methodist Church 2045 Vineville Ave., Macon, GA 31204 Meeng: Thursday, 12 p.m. (478) 745-1299 Exchange Club of Macon Exchange is business and professional men and women meeng together and working together to make our naon a be⁺ er place. Meeng: Thursdays, 11:45 a.m. Monument Room at the Centreplex 200 Coliseum Dr., Macon, GA (478) 477-0003 Contact: Gary Hinebaugh, Secretary

Friends of the Macon-Bibb County Libraries Support volunteer efforts to raise funds for the improvement of the MaconBibb County Libraries. P.O. Box 5412, Macon, GA 31208 (478) 744-0824, Georgia District Office of Kiwanis Internaonal, Inc. — Macon Division 9 182 Riley Ave., Macon, GA 31204 Meeng: Tuesday, 12 p.m. Contact: Alexia Lieber (478) 474-6169 Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia Builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a be⁺ er place. 6869 Columbus Rd., Lizella, GA 31052 (478) 935-2221 Golden Opportunies Provides programs and services to keep adults 55 and older informed and involved. Wellness Center, 3797 Northside Dr. Macon, GA 31210 (478) 757-7817 Goodwill Industries of Middle Georgia Builds lives, families, and communies one job at a me by helping people discover and develop their God-given gis through work and career development services. 5171 Eisenhower Pkwy. Macon, GA 31206 (478) 475-9995 In STEP With Singles, Inc. An inter-denominaonal single adult ministry whose mission is to minister to the spiritual and emoonal needs of singles adults of all ages in the Middle Georgia area. P. O. Box 26245, Macon, GA 31221 (478) 747-6663 Jay's HOPE Foundaon Improves the quality of life of children with cancer and extends hope to families through educaonal, spiritual, CONTINUED ON PAGE

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Art Partners and Friends Provides art instrucon and free materials so that people who, due to economic circumstances, disability, or lack of opportunity, now can learn the joy of art. 333 Coon Ave., Macon, GA 31201 (478) 743-3144



Be⁺ er Business Bureau of Central Georgia, Inc. 277 Marn Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Suite 102, Macon, GA 31201 (478) 742-7999


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emoonal, financial, and social support. 1157B Forsyth St. Macon, GA 31201 (478) 238-6360

1160 Forsyth St., Macon, GA 31201 (478) 746-4090,

Macon Soccer Club Promotes the growth of soccer by providing high quality soccer programs for all ages and ability levels. 4510 Raley Rd., Macon, GA 31206 (478) 471-6443,

Junior League of Macon Promotes volunteerism, develops the potenal of women, and improves the community through the effecve acon and leadership of trained volunteers. 2055 Vineville Ave. Macon, GA 31204 (478) 743-0847 Kiwanis Club of Macon A global organizaon of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a me. Mulberry United Methodist Church 719 Mulberry St., Macon, GA 31201 Meeng: Tuesday, 12 p.m. Contact: Jim Tessmer (478) 972-4195 Kiwanis Club of North Macon 3914 River Place Dr., Macon, GA 31210 Wager’s Grill Meeng: Wednesday, 12 p.m. Contact: Alexia Lieber (478) 474-6169 Macon Area Habitat for Humanity Makes the dream of owning a simple, decent, and affordable house a reality. 3225-A Rice Mill Rd., Macon, GA 31206 (478) 784-6800, Macon Outreach 267 First St., Macon, GA 31210 (478) 743-8026, Client line Macon Volunteer Clinic Provides the medically underserved with excellent healthcare. 376 Rogers Ave., Macon, GA 31204 (478) 755-1110 Meals on Wheels of Macon and Bibb County, Inc. 1212 Gray Hwy., Macon, GA 31211 (478) 745-9140 Pilot Club of Macon The mission of Pilot Internaonal is to improve the quality of life in communies throughout the world. Meeng: First Tuesdays at 6 p.m. 102 Preston Ct., Macon GA 31210 (478) 741-5123, Ronald McDonald House of Central Georgia Provides a place for families to stay when their child is in a hospit al far from home.

Rotary Club – Downtown Meeng: Wednesdays at 12:30 p.m. Macon Centreplex 200 Coliseum Dr., Macon 31217 Rotary Club – Macon Meeng: Mondays at 1 p.m. First Presbyterian Church 682 Mulberry St., Macon 31201 Rotary Club – Uptown Meeng: Thursdays at 12 p.m. Idle Hour Country Club 5171 Eisenhower Pkwy., Macon 31206 Save a Pet Rescues animals from the county pound and places them into foster homes unl a permanent home is located. P.O Box 408, Bolingbroke, GA 31004 (478) 808-9472, Salvaon Army 1925 Broadway St., Macon, GA 31206 (478) 746-8572 United Way of Central Georgia 277 Marn Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Suite 301, Macon, GA 31201 (478) 745-4732,

C LUBS Career Women’s Network of Macon Brings together women of achievement and influence to network ideas and to solidify effecve relaonships. Meeng: 11:30 a.m. First Tuesday of the month Ramada Plaza 108 First St., Macon 31201 Cost: $10 Reservaons 808-8281 Central Georgia Adversing Federaon Provides and promotes a be⁺ er understanding of the funcons of adversing and its values. P.O. Box 586, Macon, GA 31202 (478) 475-8555 Macon Professional Women’s Sertoma Club Provides service to mankind by communicaon of thoughts, ideas, and concepts to accelerate human progress in health, educaon, freedom, and democracy. Meengs: 12 p.m., first and third Wednesday of each month. P.O. Box 1961, Macon, GA 31202 (478) 471-6900 E-mail: July 2009

Macon Tennis Associaon John Drew Smith Tennis Center 3280 N. Ingle Pl., Macon, GA 31210 (478) 477-1957, Macon Tracks Running Club P.O. Box 26455, Macon, GA 31221 (478) 972-6772, Macon Waves Swim Club P.O. Box 7942, Macon, GA 31209 (478) 746-6186 MOMS Club of Macon Moms Offering Moms Support is a nonprofit organizaon for at-home mothers. Middle Georgia Camera Club Promotes interest in photography. Meengs: 7:30 p.m., first and third Thursday of each month. Locaon: Northminster Presbyterian Church, 565 Wimbish Rd., Macon (478) 971-3357, hp:// Middle Georgia Woodworkers Associaon Be⁺ er your woodworking skills and get involved in community projects. Meengs: 2nd Tuesdays, 7 p.m. Gymnasium of Vineville Bapst Church Phil Hill, (478) 993-5551 Swim Macon Aquacs Club Provides private and group swim lessons, summer leagues, masters program, and compeve swim team. 5097 Northside Dr., Macon, GA 31210 (478) 474-9689

E CONOMIC D EVELOPMENT Historic Macon Foundaon Educates the greater Macon community about its history and historic preservaon; preserves and restores historic buildings and neighborhoods. 1083 Washington Ave., Macon, GA 31201 (478) 742-5084 Macon-Bibb County Economic Opportunity Council 653 Second St., Macon, GA 31201 (478) 738-3240 Macon-Bibb County Health Dept. Protects the health of people and their environment. 171 Emery Hwy., Macon, GA 31217 Around Town – North Macon


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Middle Georgia Regional Development Center 175-C Emery Hwy., Macon, GA 31217 (478) 751-6160,

Macon-Bibb County Parks and Recreaon Department Central City Park P.O. Box 247, Macon, GA 31201 (478) 751-9280

NewTown Macon 479 Cherry St., Macon, GA 31201 (478) 722-9909 Rebuilding Macon. Inc. Rehabilitates homes of low-income homeowners, parcularly the elderly and the disabled, so that they may connue independence. 3864 Lake St., Macon, GA 31204 (478) 744-9808 UGA Business Outreach Services 200 Marn Luther King Jr. Blvd. E. Macon, GA 31201 (478) 751-6592

R ECREATION & C ULTURE Cannonball House 856 Mulberry St., Macon, GA 31201 (478) 745-5982, Tours Cox Capitol Theatre Public facility for movies, concerts, and special events. 382 Second St., Macon, GA 31201 (478) 257-6391 Douglass Theatre 355 Marn Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Macon, GA 31201 (478) 742-2000 Federated Garden Clubs of Macon 730 College St., Macon, GA 31201 (478) 742-0921 Georgia Music Hall of Fame 200 Marn Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Macon, GA 31202 (478) 750-8555 Grand Opera House 651 Mulberry St., Macon, GA 31201 (478) 301-5470 Hay House 934 Georgia Ave, Macon, GA 31201 (478) 742-8155,

Macon-Bibb County Convenon and Visitors Bureau 200 Cherry St., Macon, GA 31201

Macon Film and Video Fesval Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 Second St. Macon, GA 31201 Macon Lile Theatre 4220 Forsyth Rd., Macon, GA 31210 (478) 477-3342 Middle Georgia Art Associaon 2330 Ingleside Ave., Macon, GA 31204 (478) 744-9557 MidSummer Macon 4760 Forsyth Rd., Macon, GA 31210 (478) 757-5174 Museum of Arts and Sciences 4182 Forsyth Rd., Macon, GA 31210 (478) 477-3232, Ocmulgee Naonal Monument 1207 Emery Hwy., Macon, GA 31217 (478) 752-8257,


Central Georgia CASA Speaks for the best interests of abused and neglected children involved in the juvenile courts; promotes and supports quality volunteer representaon for children to provide each child a safe, permanent, and nurturing home. 640 Plum St., Macon, GA 31201 (478) 238-6318 Crisis Line & Safe House of Central Georgia Provides 24-hour hotline, safe shelter, and support services for domesc violence and rape crisis. 277 Marn Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Macon, GA 31201 (478) 745-9292 Crossroads Counseling Center 500 Bass Rd., Macon, GA 31210 (478) 475-4608 Macon Rescue Mission, Inc. 774 Hazel St., Macon, GA 31201 (478) 743-5445 ADOPTION/ FOSTER CARE Covenant Care of Macon 3950 Ridge Ave., Macon, GA 31210 (478) 475-4990 DFACS — Bibb County 456 Oglethorpe St., Macon, GA 31201 (478) 751-6051 Georgia Industrial Children's Home 4690 North Mumford Road Macon, GA 31210 (478) 474-8220

Sidney Lanier Coage 935 High St., Macon, GA 31201 (478) 745-3132

Hephzibah Children's Home 6601 Zebulon Rd., Macon, GA 31220 (478) 477-3383

Theatre Macon 438 Cherry St., Macon, GA 31201 (478) 746-9485

Methodist Home 304 Pierce Ave., Macon, GA 31203 (478) 751-2800

Tubman African-American Museum 340 Walnut St., Macon, GA 31201 (478) 743-8544

Prevent Child Abuse Heart of Geor gia 640 Plum St., Suite 202 Macon, GA 31201 (478) 238-6349

S UPPORT O RGANIZATIONS ABUSE AND BATTERY Bibb Co. Public Schools, Social Ser vices 484 Mulberry St., Macon, GA 31201 (478) 765-8607 “Building Stronger Communities”

ALCOHOL/DRUG/EATING TREATMENT CENTERS Alcoholics Anonymous St. Francis Episcopal Church 432 Forest Hill Rd., Macon, GA 31210 (478) 746-6652 CONTINUED ON PAGE


Macon Arts 486 First St., Macon, GA 31201 (478) 743-6940

Macon Film Guild Screens recently released, award winning, and crically recognized works by contemporary independent American or foreign directors; films typically not available to a Middle GA audience. Locaon: Douglass Theater 55 Marn Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Macon (478) 742-2000



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Coliseum Psychiatric Center 340 Hospital Dr., Macon, GA 31217 (478) 741-1355 Family Behavioral Care of Central GA 135 N. Crest Blvd., Macon, GA 31210 (478) 474-4321 CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT Child Support Enforcement 2720 Riverside Dr., Macon, GA 31209 (478) 752-1500 CRISIS HOTLINES First Steps Bibb County Niki Robinson at (478) 633-7284 Save-A-Life Ministry 112 Pierce Ave., Macon, GA 31204 (478) 755-1343 Teen Parent Center 456 Bay St., Macon, GA 31201 (478) 751-4035 CHRONIC FATIGUE SUPPORT SERVICES CFS/CFIDS/FM Support Group Provides informaon and support to persons with Chronic Fague Syndrome (CFS) and Fibromyalgia (FM). Meeng: First Saturday of each month (except July), 1 p.m. Coliseum Medical Centers 5th floor classroom Macon, GA 31211 (478) 475-4908 DISABILITY SUPPORT SERVICES ARC of Macon Works to improve the quality of life of individuals with developmental disabilies. 4664 Sheraton Dr., Macon, GA 31210 (478) 477-7764 Disability Connecons 170 College St., Macon, GA 31201 (478) 741-1425, Ext. 101




Children of these young survivors meet simultaneously in the Beach Buddies Club. Women and children meet separately, but meeng mes and dates are the same. Forest Hills United Methodist Church, 1217 Forest Hill Rd. Macon, GA 31210 Contact: Laura Paxton (478) 718-4123 HOPE FLOATS MS Support Gr oup Pinegate Rerement Center 300 Charter Blvd., Macon 31210 Meeng: 6:30 p.m. Contact: Marty Beliveau (478) 742-9011 EMERGENCY RELIEF SERVICES American Red Cross 195 Holt Ave., Macon, GA 31201 (478) 743-8671 HOSPICE SERVICES United Hospice of Macon 2484 Ingleside Ave., Bluiding B Macon, GA 31204 (478) 745-9204 VistaCare 750 Baconsfield Dr., Suite 115 Macon, GA 31211 (478) 750-9777 LUPUS SUPPORT SERVICES Lupus Support Group Meeng Lupus paents or anyone interested in learning more about the illness. Peyton Anderson Health Educaon Center 877 Hemlock St. Meeng: Every 2nd Saturday, 12:30 p.m. Contact: Nikkii Hatcher (478) 238-6862 PARENTING/FAMILY SERVICES Babies Can't Wait 2520 Riverside Dr., Macon, GA 31204 (478) 745-9200

Healing Center Foundaon for Children with Disabilies 7440 Thomaston Rd., Macon, GA 31220 (478) 757-1338

Child Care Resource and Referral Agency of Central GA 277 Marn Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Suite 104, Macon, GA 31201 (478) 752-7800

Source Care Management 1760 Bass Rd., Suite 203, Macon, GA 31210 (478) 471-0782

Crossroads Counseling Center 144 Pierce Ave., Macon, GA 31204 (478) 475-4608

DISEASE SUPPORT GROUPS Breast Cancer Support Gr oup for Young Survivors

Family Advancement Ministries Provides financial assistance, life skill July 2009



programs, counseling, and baby supplies to expectant women and parents with preschool age children. 538 Orange St., Macon, GA 31201 (478) 746-9803 570 High Pl., Macon, GA 31201 (478) 745-7165 Family Counseling Center of Central Georgia Provide counseling to families. 277 Marn Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Suite 203, Macon, GA 31201 (478) 745-2811 Georgia Stepping Stones Maximizes individual potenal throughout life’s stages. 2940 Riverside Dr., Suite 99 Macon, GA 31204 (478) 474-8552 Lighthouse For Families A Ministry of The Methodist Children's Home provides Medicaid counseling for families, children, and youth. 116 Pierce Ave., Macon, GA 31204 (478) 464-3001 Medcen Community Health Foundaon P.O. Box 6000, Hospital Box 78 Macon, GA 31208 (478) 633-6182 Nana's Creaon & Youth Services Provides the following services to youth and their families: parenng, early intervenon, home evaluaons, family assessments, crisis intervenon, visitaon supervision, case management, anger management, and conflict resoluon. 3014 Gray Hwy., Suite 7 Macon, GA 31211 Quality Care for Children An all-in-one resource for and about child and school-age care. 277 Marn Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Macon, GA 31201 (478) 752-7800 Has your listing information changed? Email changes to Help us make sure your organization’s information is presented correctly. Around Town – North Macon

U.S. G OVERNMENT Senators (6-year terms)

Saxby Chambliss (R) (term expires 1/15) U.S. Senate Telephone: (202) 224-3521 Macon Office: 300 Mulberry Street, Suite 502 Macon, GA 31201 Telephone: (478) 741-1417 Johnny Isakson (R) (term expires 1/11) U.S. Senate Telephone: (202) 224-3643 Atlanta Office: Telephone: (770) 661-0999

Macon Office: 682 Cherry St., Macon, GA 31201 Telephone: (478) 464-0255

S TATE G OVERNMENT Georgia Representatives (2-year term) Tony Sellier (R) District 136 680 Marshall Mill Road Fort Valley, GA 31030 Home: (478) 825-2888 Email: 601 Coverdell Legislative Office Building Atlanta, GA 30334 Office: (404) 656-0254 Allen Peake (R) District 137 103 Colony Court Macon, GA 31210 Office: 474-5633 Office Email: 504 Coverdell Legislative Office Building Atlanta, GA 30334 Office: (404) 656-0188 Nikki T Randall (D) District 138 Post Office Box 121 Macon, GA 31202 Home: (478) 474-7932 Email: 404 Coverdell Legislative Office Building Atlanta, GA 30334 Office: (404) 656-0109 David Lucas (D) District 139 2594 Saratoga Drive Macon, GA 31211 Office: (478) 755-0115 509 Coverdell Legislative Office Building Atlanta, GA 30334 Office: (404) 656-0220 Bubber Epps (D) District 140 Post Office Box 236 Dry Branch, GA 31020 Office: (478) 743-9901 Email: 411 Coverdell Legislative Office Building Atlanta, GA 30334 Office: (404) 656-0126


Governor Sonny Perdue (R) (term expires 1/11) State Capitol Atlanta, GA 30334 Office: (404) 656-1776 Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle (R) (term expires 1/11) State Capitol Atlanta, GA 30334 Office: (404) 656-5030

L OCAL G OVERNMENT BIBB COUNTY OFFICIALS: Bibb County Courthouse P.O. Box 4708 Macon, GA 31208 Telephone: (478) 749-6400 Commissioners: (4-year term expires 12/12) Meet 1st and 3rd Tuesdays at 6 p.m. Telephone: (478) 621-6345 Samuel F. Hart, Sr. (D) – Chairman Lonzy Edwards (D) – District 1 Bert Bivins (D) – District 2 Elmo Richardson (R) – District 3 Joe Allen (D) – District 4 Shelia Thurmond – Clerk of Board Other Elected Officials: Leon Jones, Coroner Telephone: (478) 621-6314 Jerry Modena, Sheriff Telephone: (478) 746-9441 Thomas W. Tedders, Tax Commissioner Telephone: (478) 621-6300 Appointed Officials: Steve H. Layson, Chief Admin. Officer Virgil Adams, Attorney Sam Kitchens, Dir. Bldgs. & Prop Tony Rousey, Computer Center Dir. Deborah Martin, Finance Dir. Marilu Cowan, Human Resources Dir. Doug Furney, Tobesofkee Dir. Barry Smallwood, Purchasing Agent Ken Sheets, Engineer CITY OF MACON OFFICIALS: City Hall P.O. Box 247 Macon, GA 31202 Mayor (4-year term) Robert Reichert (D) (term expires 12/11) Telephone: (478) 751-7170 City Council Members Ward 1, Post 1: Rick Hutto, (478) 738-9777 Ward 1, Post 2: Lonnie Miley, (478) 742-1558 Ward 1, Post 3: Elaine Lucas, (478) 779-2550 Ward 2, Post 1: James Timley, (478) 474-1668 Ward 2, Post 2: Mike Cranford, (478) 746-0704 Ward 2, Post 3: Ed Defore, (478) 474-0754 Ward 3, Post 1: Larry Schlesinger, (478) 741-7745 Ward 3, Post 2: Alveno Ross, (478) 743-7460 Ward 3, Post 3: Tom Ellington, (478) 742-8863 Ward 4, Post 1: Miriam Paris, (478) 746-6557 Ward 4, Post 2: Charles Jones, (478) 785-9100 Ward 4, Post 3: Virgil Watkins, Jr., (478) 335-7809 Ward 5, Post 1: Lauren Benedict, (478) 746-4422 Ward 5, Post 2: Nancy White, (478) 743-8141 Ward 5, Post 3: Erick Erickson, (478) 471-8381

“Building Stronger Communities”

City Council Staff: Joyce Humphrey, Clerk of Council Dorothy Tuggle, Assistant Clerk of Council Mary Lee Rogers, Minutes Clerk Bibb County Courts: Bibb County Courthouse 601 Mulberry St. Macon, GA 31201 SUPERIOR COURT: Martha Christian (12/12), Chief Judge Telephone: (478) 621-6620 S. Phillip Brown (12/12), Judge Telephone: (478) 621-6328 Ed Ennis (12/10), Judge Telephone: (478) 621-6575 Tilman E. “Tripp” Self, III (12/10), Judge Telephone: (478) 621-6545 Lamar W. Sizemore, Jr. (12/10), Judge Telephone: (478) 621-6535 George B. Culpepper, III, Senior Judge Telephone: (478) 621-6575 C. Cloud Morgan, Senior Judge Telephone: (478) 621-6341 Tommy Day Wilcox, Senior Judge Telephone: (478) 751-4139 Howard Simms (12/12), District Attorney Telephone: (478) 621-6427 Dianne Brannen (12/12), Clerk Telephone: (478) 621-6527 STATE COURT: J. Taylor Phillips, Senior Judge Telephone: (478) 621-6676 William P. Adams (12/10), Judge Telephone: (478) 621-6676 Otis Scarbary (12/12), Solicitor-General Telephone: (478) 621-6572 Greg Guest, Chief Probation Officer Telephone: (478) 621-6330 Donna Scarbary, Clerk Telephone: (478) 621-6676 CIVIL & MAGISTRATE COURT: William C. Randall (12/10), Judge Telephone: (478) 621-6338 Cedric T. Leslie, Associate Judge Telephone: (478) 621-6505 William Shurling, Associate Judge Telephone: (478) 621-6505 Tommy Alston, Sheriff Telephone: (478) 621-6468 Phyllis Willis, Clerk Telephone: (478) 621-6495


Representative (2-year term) Jim Marshall (D) (term expires 1/11) 8th District Telephone: (202) 225-6531


PROBATE COURT: William J. Self, II (12/12), Chief Judge Sherri G. Lanford, Clerk Telephone: (478) 621-6494 JUVENILE COURT: Thomas J. Matthews, Chief Judge Othniel W. McGehee, Senior Judge Quintress J. Gilbert, Judge Darcy Sutton, Clerk Telephone: (478) 621-6448 CITY OF MACON MUNICIPAL COURT: City Hall Macon, GA 31298 Telephone: (478) 751-7154 Robert Faulkner, Chief Judge Robert Herndon, Judge Kay Gerhardt, Judge Althea Buafo, Judge Bryan Tiller, Judge Reza Sedghi, Judge John Pattan, Dir. Macon Municipal Court







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L IBRARIES : Riverside Branch Library Charles A. Lanford Library Shurling Branch Library Washington Memorial Library West Bibb Branch Library


(478) 757-8900 (478) 621-6970 (478) 744-0875 (478) 744-0800 (478) 744-0818 (478) 474-1999

P ETS : Animal Control Humane Association of Georgia, Inc.


(478) 751-9200 (478) 745-4099 (800) 275-8777

See pages 44 & 45 for a Listing of Schools


(478) 746-9441


D RIVER ’ S L ICENSE (T UES . – S AT.)((478) 751-6031 F IRE D EPARTMENT

(478) 474 -1999

H OSPITALS : Children's Hospital (478) 633-8150 Coliseum Medical Center (478) 765-7000 Coliseum Psychiatric Center (478) 201-6500, (478) 741-1355 Central Georgia Rehab (478) 201-6500

AT&T Cox Communications Georgia Natural Gas Services Georgia Power Company Macon Water Authority Public Works City of Macon Administration Dispatch Landfill SCANA Energy Sanitation Streets Trash/Refuse/Waste Pick-Up (City) Trash/Refuse/Waste Pick-Up (County) Recycling

(888) 757-6500 (478) 784-8000 (888) 442-7489 (888) 660-5890 (478) 464-5600 (478) 751-9122 (478) 751-2789 (478) 751-9123 (478) 751-9296 (877) 467-2262 (478) 751-9125 (478) 751-9124 (478) 751-9123 (478) 746-7230 (478) 751-7959

These numbers are provided courtesy of Around Town North Macon, your community resource, (478) 474-1999. 46

July 2009

Around Town – North Macon


Edward Jones ................................................25 MidSouth F ederal Cr edit Union .........25 (800) 736-8407

Clothing, Footwear & Jewelry

Goodwill Indus tries...............................13 Run Fit Sports ................................................19


Walker Dental Group – Dr. Ash P. Walker....Inside Front Cover Lisenby Orthodoncs – Dr. Clay Lisenby ..............................11 MaconSmiles – Dr. Sheila K. Shah ....................... 5


Macon St ate.....................................13 Straord Academy...............................25

Employment Services/Coaching

Accessing Sucess – Beth McKinnon....13 Houston Healthcare..............................5 Randstad..............................................27

Event Facility

Home Interiors/Services

Atlanta Custom Candles......................13 Carlton Interiors..................................17 Frames Etc...........................................19 Isabel’s.................................................31 Juicy Junk .........................................23 Lipson F abrics..................................25 Macon Bedroom and Maress Outlet........48 (478) 405-0679 3815 Mercer University Drive, Macon Market Squar e..................................17


Blue Cross Blue Shield – T om Burns.....7




Steve Schr oeder Phot ography..........IBC

Physicians & Medical Services

Cavaliere Weight Management – Dr. Maria Ca valiere......................21 Baker Hearing Aids ..............................7

Coliseum Professional Pharmacy........11 Kennedy Drugs ....................................21 Medical Center of Central Georgia......BC Phillips Chir opracc........................29 Southeastern Urology Associates.......29 Urology Specialists of the South.........31


Monkey Joe’s.......................................11 Tennis Coaching by Paul Tobin.............31

Restaurants/Food Services

El Sombr ero.....................................22 (478) 257-6617 4646 Forsyth Rd., Macon Giuseppi’s Pizza and P asta..................23 H a r p i n ’s. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 3 Shahenshah Cuisine of India...............22 Super Suppers......................................23


Ship & Shore Travel Agency................19 (478) 743-9553

Central Georgia Convenon Complex.......47

Graphic Design Ser vices KMG Designs (478) 394-2208

Health, Beauty, and Fitness

Barber Shop Around the Corner..........29 Body Evoluon – Mary Toole................3 Merle Norman Cosmecs....................19 (478) 254-5524 Shoppes at River Crossing 5080 Riverside Dr., Suite 114 Mia’s Health Foods..............................29 Medi-Thin............................................31 Nutra-FITness......................................7 Signature Salon – Sandy Gorman........19 Yvonne’s Natural Market.....................21 (478) 254-3670 4123 Forsyth Road, Macon The W ax Strip .....................................19

Home Improvement & Repair

A-1 Air Duct Cleaning (also dryer vents) (478) 731-9616 Residenal & Light Commercial Archadeck......................................9 Carpet Cur e.....................................41 Emerson’s Pool & Spa .........................33 EXOVATIONS..........................................9 Mid-Georgia Flooring..........................27 Shepherd P aving.................................35 Sules Hardwood Flooring .................9 Tradions in Tile and Stone...............27

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Around Town July 2009 - Macon  
Around Town July 2009 - Macon  

Monthly community magazine for Middle Georgia residents.