A New Zenith for Macon

As the legend goes the call letters for Macon’s first radio station WMAZ stood for Watch Macon Attain it’s Zenith.  (The term zenith is often used to mean “highest point”).  With the re-imagining of its downtown, the consolidation of its government and the spectacular of Mercer University as a cyclist for growth, perhaps a new…

History of Hutchings Funeral Home

The year was 1895.  The population for The City of Macon, based on 1890 Cencus figures, was 19,200.  The automobile was yet about twelve years in the future.  Gas and coal-oil were the main sources of light, as electricity was just being introduced.  Such was the life in Macon when C.H. Hutchings, Sr. entered the…

Revitalization Through Preservation

Historic Macon Foundation (HMF) makes a visible impact in the Macon community by carrying out its mission of community revitalization by preserving architecture and sharing history.  The ongoing work of HMF is evident by the 14 historic districts with over 6,000 homes listed in the National Register of Historic Places.  Over the course of 30…

Cliffard Whitby

CEO & Founder of Whitby, Inc. He’s an early starter, analytical to the core, a visionary, and one of Macon-Bibb County’s best hopes for a bright economic future.  But most of all, he still believes Macon can have a vibrant future for our children if we reimagine the Macon our children deserves. Born and raised…