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Things to do in Macon this holiday season

Second-year students Nay Gordon and Sanaa Yusuf bundle up for the incoming winter months and discuss their holiday plans.

Jules Tollett, Lead Arts & Entertainment Writer

November 5, 2019

With the holiday season coming up, Macon is going to be a hotbed of artistic and cultural events. There will be activities for everyone, from festivals to food trucks to fire breathers, all in the heart of the city. 

Michael’s Law Could Bring Change to Bar Crawl

The Crazy Bull is located on Second Street in downtown Macon.

Katie Atkinson, News Editor

August 19, 2016

“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.”

Bear Bites: El Camino

The Bandito and a simple taco make for a full meal at El Camino

Nick Wooten, Managing Editor

April 28, 2016

El Camino, touted as Macon’s first and only authentic taqueria and cantina, is a delightful deviation from the Moonhanger Group’s other popular establishments. The lively, tavern-esque Rookery; the farm-to-table fine-dining Dovetail; and the historic H&H have found their formidable fourth....

Pedestrian bridge installed, construction continues

Construction continues across Mercer University Dr. getting ready for the upcoming school year.

Conner Wood, Editor in Chief

April 14, 2016

The pedestrian bridge may have been installed Wednesday, April 6, but students at Mercer University shouldn’t expect construction on that side of campus to end by the time classes do. “Everything but the hotel is expected to be completed by the first of August,”said Larry Brumley, senior ...

Bear Bites: Bearfoot Tavern

The J.L. Dagg Burger at Barefoot Tavern is one of the items from the restaurant's new menu.

Nicholas Wooten, Managing Editor

February 24, 2016

Bearfoot Tavern is back from an extensive facelift. I’m probably not the first person to say this, but it's about time. In the past, when a friend suggested a meal at Bearfoot, I felt my taste buds protest in disgust. Now, with a new menu, a new location and a pub-esque façade, the recently ...

Mercer plans to build new Innovation Center for entreprenuers

President Bill Underwood announces the introduction of Mercer's Innovation Center which he hopes will be become an entrepreneurial hub for downtown

Marin Guta, Digital Editor

November 17, 2015

Mercer wants to make Middle Georgia the Silicon Valley of the south

Ocmulgee Traders closes doors

Ocmulgee Traders closes doors

Marin Guta, Digital Editor

November 12, 2015

Ocmulgee Traders, a European-inspired grocery store, closed its doors after only 17 months of being open, according to the (Macon) Telegraph. Owner, Steve Bell, announced on the store's closing on its Facebook page: "What an adventure pulling a store together like Ocmulgee Traders, bringing unique ...

Bear Bites: Parish on Cherry

Shrimp and Cajun Crawfish Pasta

August 13, 2015

Fielding a New Orleans-inspired menu beyond the charms of the French Quarter is a tall order. The city’s unique taste profile has been delicately crafted and influenced by Africans, French, Spanish and a host of others that came through the city’s ports. The recently opened Parish on Cherry offers...

Bear Bites: H&H Restaurant doesn't disappoint

Fried chicken is an every day option at Macon's H&H Restaurant.

Nicholas Wooten

October 23, 2014

At 807 Forsyth St., sits an institution that is uniquely Macon. Here, civil rights activists and the NAACP held meetings. Members of the Allman Brothers, Molly Hatchet, and Wet Wille came to eat. Steeped in history and tradition, H&H restaurant is a revered place on the Macon food scene. Despite ...

Downtown venues offer art viewing opportunities

Credit: Emily Farlow

Trevor Young

October 2, 2014

It comes to fruition too often that young adults take for granted the companionship of visual art. The habituation of college life leaves us in a state of overly analytical operation, existing primarily to satisfy the academic expectations that govern our efforts as students. Still, something about the...

Hummingbird "goofs" on Clean Air Campaign

Hummingbird "goofs" on Clean Air Campaign

Amanda Barrentine

September 27, 2014

Last month, the Hummingbird Stage & Taproom announced it would adopt a Clean Air Campaign, banning smoking inside the bar.  Seventeen days later, The Bird posted on Facebook, "While trending data in broader markets show that non-smoking policies are probably a good idea in health and business, ...

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