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Grand jury indicts McDaniel in Giddings case

Grand jury indicts McDaniel in Giddings case

December 7, 2011

On Nov. 15, 2011, a Bibb County grand jury indicted Stephen Mark McDaniel on one count of murder and 30 counts of child sexual exploitation. The indictments were released by the Bibb County Clerk’s Office just after noon. McDaniel is formally charged with the alleged murder of Lauren Giddings, a ...

Tatnall Park Bear statue vandalized

Tatnall Park Bear statue vandalized

November 16, 2011

Two Mercer University undergraduate students have been charged with vandalizing one of Macon Art Alliance’s fiberglass bear statues. The statue was located in Tattnall Square Park and painted by local artist Connie Redd. The two students were booked into the Bibb County Jail, but later bonded out. The...

Recent rise in crime impacts Mercer area

October 5, 2011

Over the past month, Mercer students have seen a rise in criminal activity in the area. More importantly, several of these recent criminal acts have directly affected students on the Macon campus. During the month of September, a car was reported stolen from behind Jittery Joe’s Coffee, two law students...

Middle Georgia area provides internships, economy creates need for work experience

September 21, 2011

While the economic situation remains stagnate, students will have to find more inventive ways to market themselves. Countless companies around the country stress the importance of work experience on any college graduate’s resume. Luckily, several local business and organizations offer internships for...

Mercer student selected to be national fellow

September 21, 2011

Mercer student, Kelvin Graddick recently was selected to participate in the Food and Community Fellows program. Graddick is one of 14 students selected for this year’s program from a pool of 560 applicants. Graddick will return to his hometown of Hamilton, Ga. to revamp the West Georgia Farmers Cooperative. The...

Flute Choir attends National Convention

September 7, 2011

From August Wed., Aug. 10 to Sun., Aug. 14, the Mercer University Flute Choir attended the National Flute Association Convention in Charlotte, NC.  While at the convention, the flute choir had the honor or performing in a showcase. Joanna Malcom, a member of the flute choir, said that the experience...

Fountain of Juice opens eco-friendly doors to public

Fountain of Juice opens eco-friendly doors to public

August 18, 2011

On Tuesday, July 12, Fountain of Juice opened its newest location at Mercer Village. Fountain of Juice is owned and operated by two local residents, one of whom is a graduate of Mercer. Carl Phillips and his wife, Natasha, opened the first Fountain of Juice on Vineville Avenue in November of 2007.  Th...

Graduate takes job with Department of Defense, analyzes submarines

Abby Feine is a 2010 graduate of Mercer. She is now living in Arlington, Va. She performs logistical analysis on submarines for the U.S. Department of Defense in Washington, D.C.

April 27, 2011

For students who think a degree won’t land you a job in this economy, think again. Abby Feine, a 2010 graduate of Mercer, is currently working with Strategic Systems Progams, a part of the Department of Defense, in Washington, D.C. and performs logistical analysis on submarines.   Feine graduated...

New campus restaurants to open

New campus restaurants to open

April 26, 2011

When students return to campus for the fall semester they are going to have a variety of food to choose from in Mercer Village. Both Margaritas Mexican Grill and Fountain of Juice are currently under construction. The Rodriguez family founded Margarita’s Mexican Grill and has been serving the Middle Georgia area since 1988....

New mobile app allows students to contact police instantly

New mobile app allows students to contact police instantly

April 13, 2011

Mercer students can now whip out their smart phones and keep in constant contact with campus and city police. A new web-based app for mobile phones announced recently by the InTown Macon Neighborhood Association and Mercer Police allows students to contact Mercer Police and the Macon Police Department...

Gator-Go 5k run to support wounded military veterans

April 13, 2011

Kappa Sigma Fraternity will host its annual 5k race Saturday, April 16. Registration will open at 8:30 a.m. and the race will begin at 9:45 a.m. The race will benefit military families in need through the Militay Heroes Campaign. The pre-registration fee for the race is $15 and $20 on race day. This...

Mercer lofts set to be finished by summer

Mercer lofts set to be finished by summer

March 30, 2011

The Lofts at Mercer Village, which were originally slated to be open for business by January, should be finished within roughly the next 30 days. Full occupancy is expected for the fall semester of 2011. Jim Daws, president of Sierra Development, said the company had encountered normal construction delays, but t...

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