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Five things to start your week: Tom Brady best quarterback to ever live? Man fires shots at Mercer Police, Kim's data-saving plea, Founders' Day, Japanese journalist beheaded

Five things to start your week: Tom Brady best quarterback to ever live? Man fires shots at Mercer Police, Kim's data-saving plea, Founders' Day, Japanese journalist beheaded

Marin Guta

February 2, 2015


Filed under Breaking, Campus, City, Crime, News, Sports, Student Government

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady gets to add another Super Bowl ring to his collection. Just in case you missed Super Bowl XLIX, the New England Patriots clinched a win over the Seattle Seahawks in a nail-biting game that ended 28-24. Now that the 37 year old has four Super Bowl titles underneath his belt, many believe that this will settle the dispute that...

Mercer University baseball player arrested

January 18, 2015


Filed under Baseball, Breaking, City, Crime, News, Sports

Mercer baseball player Nate Moorhouse was arrested and charged with second degree burglary after reportedly kicking in a door at Envy Nightclub early Friday morning, according to a news release. As of Saturday, he has been released from jail. A witness called police around 12:40 a.m. Friday saying...

Mercer reacts to Florida State shooting

Mercer reacts to Florida State shooting

Marin Guta

November 22, 2014


Filed under Breaking, Campus, City, Crime, News

A shooting this week at a Florida State University has prompted other schools -- including Mercer -- to scrutinize their own campus safety plans. FSU was praised for their timely response to tragedy. Once the university received notice of the gunman’s whereabouts, FSU's campus police officers stormed into Strozier li...

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


Filed under Breaking, Campus, City, Crime, News

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 ...

Future of historic Grant's uncertain

Future of historic Grant's uncertain

Brett Felty

September 27, 2014


Filed under Campus, City, Crime, News

The future of historic Grant’s Lounge on Poplar Street in downtown Macon is up in the air after a shooting that occurred behind the lounge in early September left five people wounded. Gene Dunwody Sr., the landlord of the property, which has been the home of Grant’s Lounge since its opening in 1971,...

Recent rise in crime impacts Mercer area

October 5, 2011


Filed under City, Crime, News

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...

Mercer Police chief, students offer safety tips

Elizabeth Bibb

August 18, 2011


Filed under Campus, Crime, News

Safety on and off campus remains an important issue for both new students and upper classmen. Students returning to campus should remember to stay aware no matter how comfortable they have become with the area. Police Chief Gary Collins, along with the entirety of the Mercer Police Department, made...

Cause of Mercer student's death remains a mystery

Cause of Mercer student's death remains a mystery

clewis

April 13, 2011


Filed under City, Crime, News

Investigators still don't know what caused Mercer international student Zhang Tianliang* to be found dead in his apartment about a block away from campus Thursday, Mar, 31. Zhang, a 24-year-old graduate engineering student from Yinchuan City, China, was found lying unconscious in his bed around 4 p.m. by his r...

New mobile app allows students to contact police instantly

New mobile app allows students to contact police instantly

April 13, 2011


Filed under Campus, City, Crime, News

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...

Mercer student found dead in apartment near campus

Mercer student found dead in apartment near campus

clewis

March 31, 2011


Filed under Campus, City, Crime, News

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...

Police beat roundup: Jan.-Feb.

Police beat roundup: Jan.-Feb.

March 16, 2011


Filed under Campus, Crime, News

Mercer Police received a total of 14 emergency calls during the months of January, February. Jan. 31: A student reported her vehicle was missing. The car turned out to be stolen. Macon Police recovered the car at a local apartment complex. The ignition was damaged and several items were missing fro...

Police find no evidence for alleged assault, robbery of student on campus

Police find no evidence for alleged assault, robbery of student on campus

clewis

March 16, 2011


Filed under Campus, Crime, News

Police have found no evidence for the alleged assault of a student on campus that prompted a University-wide safety alert to be sent out in December. An investigation and video analysis into the event has concluded that the male student who claimed he was hit in the face and robbed by a man in front...

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