Colleen McMillar

Local government editor

Colleen McMillar is a local government team editor. She came to the AJC in 2006.

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Cuba: A brief history
 It’s the biggest island in the Caribbean, located just 90 miles from Key West. Still many Americans know little about Cuba. For decades, it was considered America’s playground. From the turn of the century through the 1950s, tourists flocked to there. But, by the early 1960s, the countries were estranged and Americans were effectively...

12:30 AM Tuesday, Jun. 30, 2015

It’s the biggest island in the Caribbean, located just 90 miles from Key West. Still many Americans know little about Cuba. For decades, it was considered America’s playground. From the turn of the century through the 1950s, tourists flocked to there. But, by the early 1960s, the countries were estranged and Americans were effectively...
Mercer, Macon now more intertwined
 If there’s a color associated with this city during the month of March, it’s pink. The 10 days of the city’s Cherry Blossom Festival are billed as the “pinkest party on earth,” with pink pancake breakfasts, pink apple sauce-eating contests and a pinkadelic parade through downtown. With Mercer’s improbable...

8:26 PM Saturday, Mar. 22, 2014

If there’s a color associated with this city during the month of March, it’s pink. The 10 days of the city’s Cherry Blossom Festival are billed as the “pinkest party on earth,” with pink pancake breakfasts, pink apple sauce-eating contests and a pinkadelic parade through downtown. With Mercer’s improbable...
Mercer fans revel in victory vs. Duke
 MACON -- Kelly Sullivan would have settled for a good showing. Few people expected the Mercer Bears to pull off an upset win Friday afternoon against No. 3-seed Duke in the second round of the NCAA basketball tournament, least of all Sullivan, a Duke fan by birth. Imagine her surprise when the Bears, making their first appearance in the tournament...

1:29 AM Saturday, Mar. 22, 2014

MACON -- Kelly Sullivan would have settled for a good showing. Few people expected the Mercer Bears to pull off an upset win Friday afternoon against No. 3-seed Duke in the second round of the NCAA basketball tournament, least of all Sullivan, a Duke fan by birth. Imagine her surprise when the Bears, making their first appearance in the tournament...
New route to Big Easy

12:12 AM Tuesday, May. 22, 2012

For most people, the allure of Megabus is as simple as this promo from the company’s website: “The first, low-cost, express bus service to offer city-to-city travel for as low as $1 via the Internet.” Excuse me, did you say as low as $1? The super-cheap Megabus began operating out of Atlanta last November with routes to...