Linda S. Morris, The Telegraph

Linda S. Morris

The Telegraph

Macon, GA, United States

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Past articles by Linda:

For the second time in three years, Macon zoning officials say no to Dollar General

Macon’s zoning commission voted 5-0 Monday to deny an application for Dollar General to build a store at 6855 Thomaston Road in Macon. The commission heard testimony Feb. 11 for and against the plan. → Read More

About 150 attend zoning meeting about Dollar General. They have to wait for decision

The Macon-Bibb County Planning & Zoning Commission heard a lot of testimony Monday for and against a Dollar General going at 6855 Thomaston Road. But it decided to wait until next meeting Feb. 25 to vote. → Read More

National discounter growing at fast pace. Some Bibb residents want to keep it away

Dollar General plans to build a store at 6855 Thomaston Road with a later phase to include a convenience store, gas pumps and other commercial if rezoning is approved. Several neighbors do not want it. → Read More

Nashville star named to headline CBF concert; famous clown to be parade grand marshal

Country music star Drake White will headline the main concert during the 35th Cherry Blossom Festival, March 22-31. Ronald McDonald clown to be parade grand marshal, actor Michael O’Leary as celebrity marshal. → Read More

Want to start a new business but need some help? This free workshop may be the ticket

Mercer University’s Innovation Center and the Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce have collaborated to develop a program designed to connect people who want to start a business with how to get it done. → Read More

Free service will provide rides in downtown Macon from offices, hotels, parking decks

Gene Watson saw a need for an alternative shuttle service downtown Macon and partnered with HopOn Athens to create HopOn Macon. Three low-speed electric vehicles will travel three routes and provide free rides. → Read More

Macon’s Red Cross is on the move, but this time it’s not to help with a disaster

American Red Cross Central Midwest Georgia office at 195 Holt Ave. plans to sell that building and to move to 6080 Lakeside Commons Drive in north Macon. The Red Cross has owned the building since 1944. → Read More

A new restaurant is planned on one of Macon’s busiest roadways

A new restaurant serving sandwiches and seafood plans to move into the former Zeafood Time building at 2330 Riverside Drive. Anna and Jeoff Huang, who own Teriyaki House, also on Riverside Drive, bought it. → Read More

Five businesses may be coming to a proposed shopping center on Hartley Bridge Road

Proposed shopping center on Hartley Bridge Road would add up to five new businesses. A Florida company has applied to Macon-Bibb zoning office to allow the development at 4617 Hartley Bridge Road. → Read More

Merger of Georgia and Texas banks finalized with combined $17 billion in assets

Houston, Texas-based Cadence Bancorporation, the holding company of Candence Bank N.A., announced Wednesday it has completed its merger with Georgia-based State Bank Financial Corp. → Read More

‘I would not be anywhere else on Christmas Day,’ says volunteer at annual feast

Hundreds of people attend the 23rd annual Anita Ponder and Friends Christmas Feast held at Terminal Station in Macon on Christmas Day. More than 225 volunteers help serve the meal, provide clothes, toys. → Read More

Woman hired when Whitby was Industrial Authority chairman sues authority, county

Brittany Childs, who was hired by the Macon-Bibb County Industrial Authority in April 2014 as an administrative assistant, has filed a lawsuit says she was fired in 2017 because she is a black woman. → Read More

Although this 82-year-old Macon restaurant changed hands in September, few noticed

Smith and Sons Foods Inc., more commonly known as S&S Cafeterias, changed ownership in late September. It’s new CEO is Rick Pogue, who has long history with Luby’s cafeteria in Texas. → Read More

Unauthorized plan for Macon shopping center posted on Facebook concerns developer

Atlanta developer The Bishop Co. said an unauthorized copy of a conceptual site plan posted on Facebook for a proposed shopping center in north Macon could cause issues with potential tenants. → Read More

Even though Satterfield’s closed in June, its story continues under new ownership

Marla Kaplan, a Macon native, and her husband Ben Hampton of Atlanta have bought Satterfield’s barbeque restaurant in Macon, will retain the name and some of the menu items. → Read More

New Macon bar will encourage audience participation with dueling piano show

Macon businessman Todd Miles plans to open Macon Smiles LLC, a dueling piano bar, Friday at 570 Mulberry St. in downtown Macon. The audience is encouraged to participate as the pianists put on a show. → Read More

Zoning board hears from Dollar General developer and residents who oppose store

Some residents opposed plans for a Dollar General at 4397 Jeffersonville Road, Macon because of crime and traffic issues. Zoning board approves rezoning to allow the store. → Read More

More charging stations for Tesla cars likely means more customers for Bibb businesses

Ten charging stations are being built on Tom Hill Sr. Boulevard in north Bibb County. The eight Tesla stations in downtown Macon near the Visitors Center stay busy. → Read More

This doggie daycare would let your pet lounge on a couch, just like at home

Jackie Schultz plans to open a dog and cat daycare and boarding facility in Lizella if approved by Macon’s zoning commission and she gets the license needed from the state. → Read More

National furniture company to open its first Georgia outlet store in Macon

Ashley HomeStore furniture store in Macon has been acquired by Russell Turner Furniture which will renovate the store and change it to an outlet store -- the first one in Georgia. → Read More