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Middle Georgia high schools set own football schedules amid COVID-19 concerns

There are only about 900 fans allowed in capacity at the Ed Defore Sports Complex (pictured).
October 1, 2020
High schools were allowed to begin play by Sept. 4 and were already allowed to practice in pads as of Aug. 1.  Despite these dates, many high schools have delayed their season until October, if not later. 

Garden Apartments targeted in string of weekend crimes

Garden Apartments targeted in string of weekend crimes
April 14, 2016

Mercer University students were targets in a string of weekend crimes following Bearstock Saturday April 9. The most violent involved a Mercer University student being robbed at gunpoint inside...

5/4 Music Space to empower Macon Musicians

Andrew Eck, 5/4 Music Space Co-owner, stands next to historical piano at the business' brick in mortar on Walnut Street.
April 14, 2016

The 5/4 Management Group, who recently launched 5/4 Music Space on Walnut Street in Macon, Georgia, is seeking artists who are interested in enhancing their musical talents in a major way. 5/4 Management...

Cherry Street Cycles celebrates first anniversary at new location

Cherry Street Cycles celebrates its first anniversary at their new location on Second Street in Macon, Georgia.
March 17, 2016

First opening seven years ago on Cotton Avenue in Macon, Georgia, Cherry Street Cycles has built a name for itself among the downtown crowd. And the specialty bicycle store will be celebrating its...

Do Not Cross: Campus crime increased during 2015

Do Not Cross: Campus crime increased during 2015
February 27, 2016

Campus crime increased in 2015 Crime on and around Mercer University’s Macon campus rose from 70 incidents in 2014 to 85 during the 2015 calendar year, according to internal reports provided to The...

Beloved Community Symposium reaches 12th year

Rev. Dr. C.T. Vivian, noted civil rights leader, will give the first Keynote Address entitled
February 10, 2016

“Shadowed beneath thy hand, may we forever stand, True to our God, true to our native land.” These words may be unfamiliar to you. They're the words to a song called “Lift Every Voice and...

College Hill and ArtPlace bringing makers to Macon

The Make-End Festival will be held in Tattnall Square Park Nov. 14 -15 and will feature makers and creators from all over.
Fire-breathing robots, wooden books and illuminated bike parades coming to Tattnall Square Park
November 6, 2015
Massive fire-breathing robots -- somebody has to make them. And this November, the College Hill Alliance is holding an inaugural event to highlight those creators.

Harvest Faire to recreate Hay House history

Head to the Harvest Faire Hay House recreation on Halloween eve from 4:00-7:00 p.m.
October 28, 2015

On the eve of Halloween, the Hay House will open its doors for its annual Harvest Faire. Sponsored by the Knight Foundation—a non-profit dedicated to supporting community engagement—the event will...

Dirt Farmers Marketplace brings fresh, local fare to Macon

As part of the initiative Georgia Grown, the newly opened Dirt Farmer's Marketplace offers a fresh selection of local products. Pictured from left to right: Mike Lavender, Assistant Manager; Moriah Lavender, General Manager; Brendan Rowley, Owner-Operator.
Brendan Rowley talks homegrown goodies.
September 30, 2015
Brendan Rowley talks homegrown goodies.

Mac Party offers fresh view of Macon

The Student Government Organization hosts a Mac Party for Mercer students and others to come and experience what Macon has to offer.
September 24, 2015

Friday marked a momentous day for the city of Macon as hundreds of students from Mercer University, Wesleyan College and Middle Georgia State University flocked to the first ever Mac Party. Designed...

First Service Saturday of the semester is on the horizon

Janea Feeney helps paint the exterior of a house as part of the 2014 MLK Day of Service.
On Sept. 26, MerServe wants to have 50-60 students volunteering in the community.
September 16, 2015
MerServe aims to heighten community involvement among students this year by hosting monthly Service Saturdays, which will place student volunteers in contact with local non-profits in need of aid.

Butterfly Bio Blitz takes wing at the Ocmulgee National Monument

The Butterfly Bio Blitz is a free, annual event open to the community.
August 27, 2015

On Saturday, August 22, the Ocmulgee National Monument hosted its third annual Butterfly Bio Blitz. Participants armed with cameras and sunscreen explored the park from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., snapping...

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