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BREAKING: Macon mayor vetoes county mask mandate

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Lars Lonnroth, News Editor

July 27, 2020

Macon Mayor Robert Reichert vetoed on July 27 a measure passed by the city commission that would mandate masks in Macon-Bibb County.

The Macon mayoral election will be different this year. Here’s how

The Macon mayoral election will be different this year. Here’s how

Phoebe Monsour and Elizabeth Tammi

April 28, 2020

The deadline for voter registration in Macon-Bibb County is on May 11. As we gear up for the mayoral election, here are some things you might want to know.

New Mercer Village restaurant donates pizzas to first responders and hospital workers

Dahlia Sanchez, Lisa Williams, and Andrew Gates hold a pizza box that reads “We appreciate what you are doing for our community!”

Conner Hendricks, Staff Writer

April 13, 2020

JAG’s is offering curbside pickup and to-go orders to limit person-to-person contact. The dining room remains closed until further notice.

SPLOST funds for Macon-Bibb County distributed

The Delores A. Brooks Recreation Center benefits from SPLOST funds.

Samantha Homcy, Staff Writer

March 24, 2020

Over $16 million of Macon-Bibb SPLOST funds from 2016-2018 will be divided among several projects scheduled in 2020.

MerServe plans “Spring Break for Service”

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McKenna Kaufman, Contributing Writer

February 15, 2020

“Spring Break for Service'' has been a MerServe tradition for several years. This year, the four-day event is centered around hunger and homelessness in Macon’s community. 

Goodbye Sauced! What’s next for this Mercer Village spot?

Lisa Williams, general manager of the pizzeria, stands at the new counter.

Conner Hendricks, Contributing Writer

January 30, 2020

The new restaurant will serve all of Sauced’s pizza recipes, but will likely have a more simplified menu.

Ocmulgee hosts Archaeology Ranger Program during Native American Heritage Month

Ocmulgee hosts Archaeology Ranger Program during Native American Heritage Month

Phoebe Monsour, Contributing Writer

November 25, 2019

The Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park is hosting an Archaeology Ranger Program from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Nov. 23. This free event will start at the Visitor Center with a presentation followed by a guided tour of the park led by Ranger Jim Branan.

Warner Robins Museum of Aviation celebrates 35th anniversary

Warner Robins Museum of Aviation celebrates 35th anniversary

McKenna Kaufman, Contributing Writer

November 22, 2019

A gala event was hosted by the Museum of Aviation Foundation to celebrate the anniversary on Nov. 9, with many prominent guests in attendance, including David Perdue, a Georgia senator and the event’s keynote speaker. 

Race for a legacy: Third annual Lauren Giddings 5K to fund Mercer Law students’ bar exam fees

Archived photo by Emily Rose Thorne, 2018

Jacob Lugenbeel, Contributing Writer

November 6, 2019

Mercer Law School’s Association of Women Law Students will host the third annual Lauren Giddings 5K Nov. 7 in Macon to raise money for a scholarship assisting Mercer Law School students with bar exam expenses, which can amount to over $1,000.

New park opens as latest part of Macon-Bibb’s Blight Remediation Program

This house near Mercer Village on Duncan Ave is marked as blighted.

Phoebe Monsour, Contributing Writer

October 13, 2019

The park includes “new sidewalks, monumental signage and street trees” around Gray Highway and other streets within the area.

Books, beer and bonding: Washington Memorial Library and Just Tap’d host a monthly book club

Washington Memorial Library is one of many branches losing funding in Macon.

Natalie Yaeger, Lead News Writer

October 9, 2019

Local library staff are working to bring the Macon community closer together through a love of literature at a local venue. Being exposed to new books pushes people outside of their comfort zones, allowing more interaction, development and discussion of ideas. 

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