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Stacey Norwood

I'm Stacey, and Macon has been my home for a few years now. As a writer and former editor, it's fun to use my professional skills to personally promote what I believe is one of Georgia's greatest undiscovered jewels. Maybe it's because I'm new to scene, or maybe my background enables me to spot a pearl in the oyster, but I promise you, Macon has everything you need to live your very best life. (In partnership with Macon-Bibb County Convention and Visitor Bureau, all editorial content and opinions are my own.) 

Brush Up On Your Mercer Trivia!

As Mercer University wades knee-deep into 2016Homecoming festivities, it seems only fitting to honor the oldest private university in all of Georgia with a top 16 list #MercerHC16. Here’s a few facts and bits of trivia you may not know about Mercer for #MUhomecoming:…

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Step Into "The Past" Outside My Front Door

Ever since I’ve moved to the College Hill Corridor this past summer, I’ve developed a growing flirtation with the idea that Macon needs a book and I need to write it. As a ghostwriter, I’ve actually written 5 books, but never anything under my own name or about a subject I am particularly passionate about…

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10 Reasons to Get Lost in Lane's Corn Maze

If someone had taken me aside 10 years ago and told me how much I would enjoy getting lost in a 7-acre corn maze in Fort Valley, Georgia, I would have told them they were nuttier than a Georgia pecan. I was, after all, a former lead singer in a rock and roll band, a crime reporter turned lifestyles magazine writer, carefree, and single. In other words, I was cool…

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3 Local Wedding Venues That Are Off the Beaten Path

The first thing a girl thinks about after getting engaged is, of course, the dress. The second is where the wedding itself will be held, and the third? The reception site, of course. For couples tying the knot in the spring - also known as cherry blossom season in these parts - Macon is an ideal destination. In March and early April, the 300,000 Yoshino cherry trees throughout Macon are in varying stages of bloom and for a brief, sparkling moment, the entire city is awash in pink, with a backdrop of blue skies and typically temperate weather…

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10 Wedding Trends That Will Make You Say ‘I Do’

Ladies, start your Pinterest engines - the wedding style pundits have spoken, and 2017 is a lock. With another bridal fashion week behind us and surges of inspiration ranging from trickled-down traditions to scene-stealing pastels, brides still in the planning stages have a veritable bouquet of options to choose from. Here are 10 spring and fall 2017 wedding trends to watch for:…

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The Lullaby of Crickets

I am a blink away from falling asleep at the Jarrell 1920 House Bed and Breakfast in Juliette, Georgia, lulled into slumber by the soothing sound of crickets making their night music just outside my open bedroom windows…

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The Sacred Spirits and Lost Secrets of Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park: Part 1

I am carefully traversing the access road from the Ocmulgee National Monument Visitor Center to the park’s main attraction – the mysterious ancient mounds that rise majestically from the earth upon which they are constructed. Though my trusty little Nissan Versa is neither loud nor imposing, I am driving slowly and with some care, lest a doe and her young, a wee woodland critter or a fellow human, hiking along the 5 miles of marked trails, should dart out in front of me unexpectedly…

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