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Past articles by Samantha:

‘If we don’t burn it, nature will’: Georgia blazes old fears, leads nation in prescribed fire

As wildfires ravage the West, environmentalists and landowners in Georgia and the Southeast are preventing uncontrolled blazes and preserving the environment with prescribed burns. → Read More

Beyond pro-life or pro-choice: What the ‘Heartbeat bill’ means for women in Georgia

Georgia passed one of the most restrictive abortion bills in the country and already faces a shortage of OB-GYNs, abortion clinics and has an excess of crisis pregnancy centers. How do pro-life, pro-choice women feel about new law? → Read More

Need help with your U.S. citizenship application? This Middle Georgia group can help

Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Atlanta, the Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials and Middle Georgia immigrants’ rights groups are hosting a free citizenship clinic in Macon. → Read More

Bibb County has a blight problem. Here are some ideas to solve the widespread issue

Nearly 4,000 structures in Bibb County are vacant, and residents are frustrated. Five months reporting the Building Blocks from Blight series revealed some potential solutions to tackle Macon blight. → Read More

‘Focus on getting better, Mama,’ Central High student tells her sick mom before graduation

Joy Marshall, 44, will miss her daughter Joynadia’s graduation from Central High School as she battles lymphoma at Medical Center, Navicent Health in Macon, GA. Marshall was diagnosed 3 years ago. → Read More

Some call east Macon a ‘ghost town.’ But these folks won’t give up on their community

Fort Hill is known for its violence and crime. Shootings, drug dealing and poverty have plagued the east Macon neighborhood for decades. Current and former residents want to rebuild the blighted community. → Read More

‘We’re the forgotten ones.’ Unionville residents urge county to clean up blighted homes

These three Unionville residents have lived on Hortman Avenue for decades. They pay taxes on the homes they own, and they want the county to clean up blight in the dilapidated neighborhood. → Read More

The HIV epidemic is hitting Middle Georgia hard, reports say. Here’s who wants to change that

Georgia residents face the second-highest chances of HIV diagnosis in the country. Rates are also high throughout Bibb county and Middle Georgia. Nearly 2,700 were diagnosed with HIV in Georgia in 2017. → Read More

Introducing the Telegraph’s Building Blocks from Blight podcast

Check out the trailer for the Building Blocks from Blight podcast: telling the story of blight in Macon, Georgia, one block at a time. Stay tuned for this 5-episode series, dropping at the end of May. → Read More

County hasn’t helped neighbors of ‘Herman Munster’ house. ‘That’s Macon,’ woman says.

Patricia Westfaul has lived next to a vacant house for 14 years. She urged the county to clean up the mess outside her window at her home on Bay Point Drive in western Bibb County on April 29, 2019. → Read More

Meet the woman behind this Macon nonprofit that restores homes of elderly and disabled

Rebuilding Macon has repaired and revitalized hundreds of homes throughout Bibb County, GA since 1992. The nonprofit takes a proactive approach to blight, helping low-income elderly and disabled homeowners. → Read More

How do you help Macon’s at-risk youth? Teach them history, Pleasant Hill native says

Black students score lower and are more likely to be suspended than their white counterparts. A retired dentist in Macon wants to help them beat the odds by teaching them about local black history. → Read More

Retired dentist Thomas Duval teaches children to take pride in local history

Interview with retired dentist Thomas Duval in Washington Memorial Library in Macon on April 22, 2019. → Read More

Coliseum’s newest residents get second chance at medical field thanks to Caribbean schools

U.S. medical schools are competitive. Thousands of applicants are rejected each year. Caribbean medical schools offer an alternative option for students with lower GPAs and test scores to become doctors. → Read More

‘We’re just forgotten.’ How Macon neighbors are trying to put their historic area back on the map.

The North Highlands neighborhood east of downtown is one of Macon, Georgia’s most historic neighborhoods. But amid old and beautiful homes, blight has started to spread. Residents hope to eliminate the issue. → Read More

These North Highlands residents don’t want blight to take over their neighborhood

North Highlands is a quiet neighborhood east of downtown, nestled between the Ocmulgee River and Gray Highway. Amid its historic homes, several vacant properties have become blighted. Residents are determined to address the issue before it spreads. → Read More

‘Paradise’ lost? Kings Park residents ‘worked too hard’ to give up on their community

Kings Park was once a sought-after neighborhood for black residents in Bibb County, but blight and crime have taken over as renters have moved in. The neighborhood association hopes to save the community. → Read More

These Mercer students are giving back to an East Macon community near campus

Kings Park has a brand new community center and renovated playground, but for months the center sat empty. Now, Mercer University students come twice a week to help kids in the neighborhood with their homework and play games. → Read More

‘It’s been a long journey’: 43 immigrants become U.S. citizens in Macon courthouse

The U.S. District Courthouse in downtown Macon GA erupted with applause Wednesday morning when 43 immigrants from 21 countries took the oath of citizenship at the court’s annual naturalization ceremony. → Read More

North Macon resident wants Bibb County to clean up blight

Most houses on South Northwoods Drive in Macon, Georgia have manicured lawns and fresh coats of paint, but some vacant houses have started to decay, and residents worry blight will set into the neighborhood. → Read More