Mercer Cluster

Garden Apartments targeted in string of weekend crimes

Garden Apartments targeted in string of weekend crimes

Nicholas Wooten, Managing Editor

April 14, 2016


Filed under Campus, City, News

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 of his room at the 1503 Garden Apartments. Two men brandishing black pistols entered room 106 aroun...

5/4 Music Space to empower Macon Musicians

5/4 Music Space to empower Macon Musicians

Ireal James, Staff Writer

April 14, 2016


Filed under City, Music, News

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 Group is a team of music professionals who collaborate to serve the developmental needs of new ...

Cherry Street Cycles celebrates first anniversary at new location

Cherry Street Cycles celebrates first anniversary at new location

Elliot James, Staff Writer

March 17, 2016


Filed under City, News

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 one year anniversary at its current location at 484 Second St. this Saint Patrick’s Day. “We are a...

Do Not Cross: Campus crime increased during 2015

Do Not Cross: Campus crime increased during 2015

Nicholas Wooten, Managing Editor

February 27, 2016


Filed under Crime, News, Showcase, Uncategorized

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 Cluster by Mercer Police. More than half of the offenses were entering an automobile (25) or theft by...

Beloved Community Symposium reaches 12th year

Beloved Community Symposium reaches 12th year

Sarah Pounds, News Editor

February 10, 2016


Filed under News

“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 Sing,” a piece written in the early 20th century that the NAACP established as the Negro National A...

College Hill and ArtPlace bringing makers to Macon

College Hill and ArtPlace bringing makers to Macon

Katie Atkinson, Staff Writer

November 6, 2015


Filed under City, News, Showcase

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

Harvest Faire to recreate Hay House history

Parker Van Riper, Opinions Editor

October 28, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

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 take place between 4:00-7:00 p.m. The Harvest Faire is a recreation of a faire in the 1800s, emu...

Dirt Farmers Marketplace brings fresh, local fare to Macon

Dirt Farmers Marketplace brings fresh, local fare to Macon

Mary Lathem, Arts and Lifestyle editor

September 30, 2015


Filed under Business, City, News, Showcase

Brendan Rowley talks homegrown goodies.

Mac Party offers fresh view of Macon

Mac Party offers fresh view of Macon

Summer Perritt, Staff Writer

September 24, 2015


Filed under News

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 to introduce new students to the city of Macon, the Mac Party hosted an array of local businesses, ...

First Service Saturday of the semester is on the horizon

First Service Saturday of the semester is on the horizon

Katie Atkinson, Contributing Writer

September 16, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

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

Butterfly Bio Blitz takes wing at the Ocmulgee National Monument

Mary Lathem, Arts and Lifestyle Editor

August 27, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

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 photos of every beautiful butterfly they saw along the way. This event aimed to help park offic...

Discussions to bring Jersey Mike’s Subs to Mercer Village occuring

Discussions to bring Jersey Mike’s Subs to Mercer Village occuring

Nicholas Wooten

August 19, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Bear Bites, Breaking, Business, Campus, City, News

New Jersey-based sandwich chain, Jersey Mike's Subs, may soon be on its way to Mercer Village. Jessica Brown, a manager at the Jersey Mike's Riverside Drive location in Macon, said plans haven't been finalized, but there are discussions occurring. "I haven't known long," Brown said. The planned...

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