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Olive in a Bottle sells more than your typical salad dressing

Olive in a Bottle sells more than your typical salad dressing

Will Darragh, Staff Writer
February 22
Filed under Business, City, News, Showcase

Though January has come and passed, it’s not too late to start that new year's resolution of eating healthier. There is one Macon business that has a healthy and natural way to do just that. Olive in a Bottle, located off of Bass Road, is Macon’s own specialty olive oil and vinegar store. The...

First ever Koncert for Kids brings Mercer music to downtown Macon

First ever Koncert for Kids brings Mercer music to downtown Macon

Will Darragh, Staff Writer
February 9
Filed under City, Music, News

At the Koncert for Kids event, four Mercer artists performed, and audience members were asked to donate to charity by putting pocket money into the bucket of their favorite artist.

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Golden Bough has cats, books and Macon history

Suzanna Price, Contributing Writer
October 16
Filed under Business, City, News

When you first walk into Golden Bough, a used bookstore on Cotton Avenue, you are struck with the nostalgia and historical interest that can only come from books. Eric Wakefield, the store owner, has done his best to preserve and improve the building that began as an antiquarian bookstore in 198...

Metropolitan Opera Live’s “Don Giovanni” to be broadcast at the Douglass Theater

Metropolitan Opera Live’s “Don Giovanni” to be broadcast at the Douglass Theater

Elliot James, Staff Writer
October 13
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, City

A broadcast of the world-renowned opera “Don Giovanni” will come to the Douglass Theatre live and in high definition on Saturday, Oct. 22. The Italian opera was composed by Mozart, with libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte. In conjunction with the Metropolitan Opera Live in HD series, “Don Giovanni” will...

Groundbreaking ceremony for Mercer Music at Capricorn draws a crowd

Groundbreaking ceremony for Mercer Music at Capricorn draws a crowd

Katie Atkinson and Will Darragh
October 9
Filed under City, News, Showcase

Mercer University, NewTown Macon, and The Lofts at Capricorn came together last week to hold a special groundbreaking ceremony for Mercer Music at Capricorn on Oct. 6. Mercer students, businessmen, local artists and more gathered beside the dusty yellow brick building that used to be one of the most...

Enactus aims to stimulate local business innovation

Enactus aims to stimulate local business innovation

Vanessa Alva, Staff Writer
October 5
Filed under City, News, Organization Spotlight

Enactus is an international organization present in 36 countries where it’s active in more than 17,000 universities. Now, they’ve made their way to Mercer University. Enactus — “En-trepreneurial, Act-ion, and Us” — is a community service based organization that implements entrepreneur...

Historic Macon announces second annual Fading Five list

Historic Macon announces second annual Fading Five list

Elliot James, Staff Writer
October 2
Filed under City, News

The Historic Macon Foundation recently released its new Macon’s Fading Five list for 2016. This list showcases the top five historic structures and properties throughout Macon that are at-risk by neglect or possible demolition. The public nomination for these properties is made in May each year, and t...

“Fame” to feature Mercer music students, contest winners

“Fame” to feature Mercer music students, contest winners

Rylee Kirk and Kyle Mullins, Contributing Writers
October 2
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, City

The touring cast of the beloved Broadway musical “Fame” will visit Macon’s Grand Opera House as part of its annual Broadway Series. Showings will be October 2-3 at 7:30 p.m. “Fame” follows the adventure of young hopefuls in dance, music and theater. Conceived from both the Academy Award-win...

Unforgettable entertainment abounds at Macon’s many arts venues

Unforgettable entertainment abounds at Macon’s many arts venues

Mary Lathem, Arts & Entertainment Editor
August 29
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, City

You may have chosen to attend Mercer for a wide variety of reasons, but did you know that Macon is a thriving hub for entertainment and the arts? With links to Otis Redding, Little Richard and the Allman Brothers Band, Macon’s artistic heritage has become a source of community pride. Fortunately, M...

Reboot Retrocade & Bar Set to Open in Mid-October

Reboot Retrocade & Bar Set to Open in Mid-October

Summer Perritt, Opinions & Lifestyle Editor
August 20
Filed under Business, City, News

Macon’s newest bar may also be its nerdiest.

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Michael’s Law Could Bring Change to Bar Crawl

Michael’s Law Could Bring Change to Bar Crawl

Katie Atkinson, News Editor
August 19
Filed under Business, City, News, State

“Just because you’re at a place that sells alcohol doesn’t mean you’re there to drink,” Neese said. “It’s fun to go out with your friends and to just have fun. You can still be safe and not drunk to do that.”

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Fun away from home: How international students can spend their summer abroad

Fun away from home: How international students can spend their summer abroad

Shayna Waltower, Contributing Writer
June 6
Filed under City, Lifestyle, Showcase

Picking strawberries, spending hours on a lake, attending a concert series and touring the World of Coke in Atlanta. These are all activities that international students can take part in if they are staying in Macon this summer, thanks to Mercer’s International Students Department. While most...

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