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Community gathers to ‘Take Back the Night’

Community gathers to ‘Take Back the Night’

Rebecca Mayo

April 13, 2011

Dozens of students and members of the community will march from Third Street Park to Washington Square Park to raise awareness about sexual assault. The Crisis Line and Safe House’s annual “Take Back the Night” event will take place April 14 from 7 – 9 p.m. in downtown Macon. April is sexual assault awareness month, and Macon’s ...

PHOTOS: Severe thunderstorms ravage campus, downtown

PHOTOS: Severe thunderstorms ravage campus, downtown

April 5, 2011

[nggallery id=10] Severe thunderstorms tore through Middle Georgia early Tuesday morning, killing as many as five people in the region and knocking down at least one tree on Mercer's campus. A campus-wide weather alert was sent out to members of the Mercer community around 10:45 p.m. Monday, warning students of a tornado alert lasting until 5 a.m. While damages were minimal Tuesday morning...

Mercer student found dead in apartment near campus

Mercer student found dead in apartment near campus

clewis

March 31, 2011

A Mercer exchange student from China was found dead Thursday afternoon in his apartment less than a block away from campus. Tianliang Zhang, a 24-year-old graduate engineering student, was found lying unconscious in his bedroom around 4 p.m. by his roommates at 1252 Shamrock Street, Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones said. Zhang was last seen alive Tuesday night, and Jones said...

Welcome to the "Danger Zone"

Welcome to the "Danger Zone"

Rebecca Mayo

March 30, 2011

The newly installed raised crosswalks in Mercer Village still pose a danger to students despite being updated to elevate campus safety. These safety measures have not helped because problems still exist, if not more than before. A little more than a month ago, the improved crosswalks were installed in ...

Cherry Blossom Festival Street Party cancelled due to severe weather conditions

Cherry Blossom Festival Street Party cancelled due to severe weather conditions

March 26, 2011

The mayor's office issued the following press release this evening in relation to the Cherry Blossom Festival Street Party scheduled for tonight: Macon, GA, 3/26/11 – In light of current weather conditions and forecasted weather for tonight, Mayor Robert Reichert has cancelled this evening’s Cherry Blos...

Cherry Blossom Festival coming into full swing

Cherry Blossom Festival coming into full swing

Rebecca Mayo

March 16, 2011

    Macon’s International Cherry Blossom Festival has been a local tradition for almost 30 years. The annual festivities are held every year in Central City Park and have provided fun for families in the Macon area as well as out-of-state and even international visitors. This year, mo...

Macon hosts third-annual blues festival

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March 16, 2011

  Downtown Macon got a serious case of the blues when the third annual Blues Festival came to town Saturday, March 5. The festival, named The Blues is Alright Tour, was held at the Macon Centerplex and combined the best of old school sounds and new school blues. The event was catered to an ov...

Macon’s newest club opens downtown

Macon’s newest club opens downtown

Eric Brown

February 23, 2011

Listen up, Mercer partiers: Macon’s downtown club scene is about to get a bit more wild and exciting as the city’s largest club first opens its doors at 9 PM on March 4th for Macon’s First Friday event. Element Nightclub, located at 425 Cherry St., aims to be Macon’s newest nightlife hotspot,...

Miss Molly trolley destroyed by fire

Miss Molly trolley destroyed by fire

clewis

February 23, 2011

One of Mercer's two student trolleys inexplicably burst into flames early Friday morning just moments after dropping off its last load of passengers at Greek Village. The driver of the iconic "Miss Molly" trolley was traveling north on Stadium Drive near the University Center around 3:30 a.m. when he noticed smoke ...

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