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BREAKING: Eight Atlanta students, five Macon students test positive for COVID-19

BREAKING: Eight Atlanta students, five Macon students test positive for COVID-19

Mary Helene Hall, Managing Editor

September 25, 2020

Fourteen people on Mercer’s Macon and Atlanta campuses tested positive for COVID-19 this week.

BREAKING: Mercer announces 17 new COVID-19 cases

BREAKING: Mercer announces 17 new COVID-19 cases

Mary Helene Hall, Managing Editor

August 28, 2020

There are 17 new positive cases of coronavirus between Mercer’s Macon and Atlanta campuses, according to a weekly testing summary from the university released Friday.

Allman Brothers mural coming to downtown Macon

Allman Brothers mural coming to downtown Macon

Ivy Marie Clarke, Arts & Culture Editor

August 25, 2020

The Sierra Development Group and Argus Eyed Partners, a community development partnership, has unveiled plans for an Allman Brothers Band mural to be painted between the downtown Lofts at Capricorn and Mercer Music at Capricorn. 

Working for a baseball league in a pandemic 

Photo provided by Jen Jones

Jen Jones, Layout Editor

August 24, 2020

Being a CPL intern is work, but at the end of the day one of the best experiences a journalism student can have in the sports world.

BREAKING: Macon mayor vetoes county mask mandate

Photo by Mika Baumeister on Unsplash

Lars Lonnroth, News Editor

July 27, 2020

Macon Mayor Robert Reichert vetoed on July 27 a measure passed by the city commission that would mandate masks in Macon-Bibb County.

The Macon mayoral election will be different this year. Here’s how

The Macon mayoral election will be different this year. Here’s how

Phoebe Monsour and Elizabeth Tammi

April 28, 2020

The deadline for voter registration in Macon-Bibb County is on May 11. As we gear up for the mayoral election, here are some things you might want to know.

SPLOST funds for Macon-Bibb County distributed

The Delores A. Brooks Recreation Center benefits from SPLOST funds.

Samantha Homcy, Staff Writer

March 24, 2020

Over $16 million of Macon-Bibb SPLOST funds from 2016-2018 will be divided among several projects scheduled in 2020.

How to make it feel like fall in Macon

Archived photo from October 26, 2019

Mary Helene Hall, Contributing Writer

October 26, 2019

Macon has completely forgotten our beloved cozy season and has jumped straight from summer to winter. What’s the deal?

New park opens as latest part of Macon-Bibb’s Blight Remediation Program

This house near Mercer Village on Duncan Ave is marked as blighted.

Phoebe Monsour, Contributing Writer

October 13, 2019

The park includes “new sidewalks, monumental signage and street trees” around Gray Highway and other streets within the area.

“Macon Peace”: Local organizations aim to decrease youth violence

Photo courtesy of Macon Peace

Sterling Neill, Contributing Writer

September 28, 2019

Organizer and creator of the community organization LJ Malone said he believes that the citizens of Macon desperately need a new approach to handling violence. He got the idea to start this organization while advocating for music artists in the Macon area.

Upcoming walk for domestic violence supports the cause in Macon

Mercer senior Emma Johnston helps lead a domestic violence prevention walk with Crisis Line and Safe House in April 2019. Archived photo provided by Emma Johnston

Mary Helene Hall, Contributing Writer

September 27, 2019

The walk is hosted in memory of Crystal Harris, a nursing student who was killed by her ex-boyfriend in an act of domestic violence Oct. 3, 2005. Organizer Lekeshia Henderson said there has been a decent turnout in the past, but she has higher hopes for this year and that Mercer students will get involved.

Here’s what you missed in Macon this summer

Jenny Wright (left) and Courtney Britt (right) stand for a moment of silent reflection during Lights for Liberty, a candlelit vigil protesting the conditions of migrant detention centers.

Marianna Bacallao, Editor-in-Chief

August 15, 2019

This summer, Macon joined several nationwide movements and welcomed a new business on Pio Nono Avenue. Here's what you missed while you were away.

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