The Macon-Warner Robins area is a regional market located in Middle Georgia on I-75, a little more than an hour’s drive from Atlanta. The area has a healthy retail environment with a balance of government, industrial and white-collar employment. Robins Air Force Base is a major area employer with some 17,000 military and civilian employees. The Telegraph partners with the Center for Collaborative Journalism, which is comprised of The Telegraph, Georgia Public Broadcasting, 13 WMAZ and Mercer’s journalism program. In addition to its role as a local news watchdog and information provider, The Telegraph strives to give back to the community through service events. It sponsors the annual Golden Eagle Awards for high school seniors selected as the best in their field from throughout Middle Georgia. The Telegraph leads a collaboration among community leaders throughout Middle Georgia that provides needs-based scholarships to enterprising high school seniors who want to further their education at one of seven Middle Georgia colleges.
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