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Two-car accident leaves one seriously injured, other in jail

Two-car accident leaves one seriously injured, other in jail

Conner Wood

November 6, 2014

A Mercer University student remains in jail after a two-car accident left 23-year-old Gerald Butler in critical condition. The Bibb County Sheriff's office says David Michael Teasley, 24, was driving a Ford Sport Track when his vehicle collided with Butler's Ford Taurus. The collision happened at ...

BREAKING: Election night results

Jordan Price

November 5, 2014

In an election-night shocker, both David Perdue and Gov. Nathan Deal have significantly outperformed their polls and won their races outright, avoiding what many saw as probable runoffs in both races. Perdue's win helps the GOP take control of the Senate, and Deal's win is one of many surprisingly robust...

BREAKING: Mercer announces $400 million capital campaign

Emily Farlow

October 31, 2014

Mercer University is launching a campaign to raise $400 million, according to a news release from the university. Among the new facilities to be built with the funding are: a $15 million medical facility in Savannah, a $25 million science facility in Macon, a $20 million pharmacy building in Atlanta an...

SGA opposes youth bar ban

SGA opposes youth bar ban

Marin Guta

October 14, 2014

Mercer’s Student Government Association unanimously passed a resolution in opposition to an ordinance intended to forbid people under 21 from entering Macon-Bibb County bars. “The ordinance is uncalled for because it infringes upon our rights and will negatively affect the downtown business,”...

Mercer sophomore dies during fall break

Chelsey Guy

October 6, 2014

Felix Mburu, an undergraduate student on the Macon campus of Mercer University, died in Covington, Ga. during Fall Break. There are few details that have been released regarding Mburu’s death at this time. Instead, Mercer is focusing on remembering Mburu. A grief support group meeting, facilitated...

Ben Rector to headline at Turn Out to Vote Concert

Marin Guta

September 8, 2014

Nashville-based performer Ben Rector will headline the “Turn Out to Vote Concert,” an event designed to promote civic engagement in Macon. Ben Rector, who is known for his alternative contemporary pop music, made waves in the music industry with two of his albums, “The Walking In Between” and...

Bears fall to #17 Paladins 25-20 in their first home loss since 1941

Nicholas Wooten

September 6, 2014

In their first Southern Conference game of the season, the Mercer Bears fell to the #17 Furman University Paladins 25-20. The Bears played well despite their shaky performance in the season opener against Reinhardt University. The defeat marked the first time the Bears have lost at home since 1941,...

Mercer Bears beat Reinhardt Eagles 45-42

Mercer Bears beat Reinhardt Eagles 45-42

Jenna Eason

August 28, 2014

Many fans came out to see the first Mercer football game this year against Reinhardt University. The game ran back and forth between the two teams all night, and they both fought for the victory. Mercer began the game with a touchdown by Alex Lakes, and the extra point kick was good. Ian McIntosh,...

New app keeps students, Macon in the know

New app keeps students, Macon in the know

Marin Guta

August 27, 2014

Mercer Student Government Association recently launched Mercer Mobile, a mobile application that aims to connect students and the local community to Mercer University and Macon. The application is available for download on iOS and Android web-enabled phones or devices. Using Mercer Mobile, students ...

Fire behind Pio Nono Kroger destroys old cotton mill

Fire behind Pio Nono Kroger destroys old cotton mill

Alex Preston

March 24, 2011

A fire broke out Thursday afternoon in the old Atlantic Cotton Mill behind the Kroger on Pio Nono Avenue, emitting a dark plume of smoke that could be seen from as far away as Mercer’s campus. The more than 100-year-old building, which had been planned to be converted into lofts, was almost tota...

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