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Macon’s Ocmulgee National Monument gets new distinction as Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park

Macon’s Ocmulgee National Monument gets new distinction as Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park

Natalie Yaeger, Staff Writer

April 9, 2019


Filed under City, Showcase

Macon’s Ocmulgee National Monument has become Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park due to a larger public lands bill that has affected over two million acres of American public lands nationwide. This new distinction as a National Historical Park also brings along a major expansion with the Ocmulgee Mounds quadrupling in size.

The recent government shutdown explained and what to expect if it happens again

The recent government shutdown explained and what to expect if it happens again

Cooper Lentz, Contributing Writer

February 8, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

The United States government closed in early January and it may do so again after the senate votes on the night of Feb. 8. Many people may not have really understood what the shutdown meant the first time or what to expect moving forward. This leads to the question: how does a government shutdown affe...

Butterfly Bio Blitz takes wing at the Ocmulgee National Monument

Butterfly Bio Blitz takes wing at the Ocmulgee National Monument

Mary Lathem, Arts and Lifestyle Editor

August 27, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

On Saturday, August 22, the Ocmulgee National Monument hosted its third annual Butterfly Bio Blitz. Participants armed with cameras and sunscreen explored the park from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., snapping photos of every beautiful butterfly they saw along the way. This event aimed to help park offic...

Ocmulgee Indian Celebration educates and entertain

Ocmulgee Indian Celebration educates and entertain

Jenna Eason

September 27, 2014


Filed under City, News

On Sept. 20 and 21, the Ocmulgee National Monument hosted its annual Ocmulgee Indian Celebration. According to Lonnie Davis, a cultural resource specialist at the monument, this was the twenty-third celebration, which began in 1990. According to Davis, President Roosevelt gave an executive order in ...

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