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‘Absolutely unconscionable’: Macon art community blindsided as Mercer University paints over Black history mural

Artist Joereal Numina paints a mural on the exterior wall of Indigo Salon on Coleman Avenue in 2017. The mural is named “Cultivating New Tones on the Spectral Stage of History.”
April 30, 2020
Numina was invited to paint the mural in 2017. Now that it was destroyed without his consent, he plans to pursue legal action under the Visual Artists’ Rights Act.

New Mercer Village restaurant donates pizzas to first responders and hospital workers

Dahlia Sanchez, Lisa Williams, and Andrew Gates hold a pizza box that reads “We appreciate what you are doing for our community!”
April 13, 2020
JAG’s is offering curbside pickup and to-go orders to limit person-to-person contact. The dining room remains closed until further notice.

Goodbye Sauced! What’s next for this Mercer Village spot?

Lisa Williams, general manager of the pizzeria, stands at the new counter.
January 30, 2020
The new restaurant will serve all of Sauced’s pizza recipes, but will likely have a more simplified menu.

Mercer-grown coffee shop celebrates one-year anniversary 

A Z Beans coffee outside of the Mercer Village storefront.
September 10, 2019
The past, present and future of the Mercer Village staple, according to its co-founders.

Nu-Way coming to Mercer Village

Nu-Way making it's way into Mercer Village
Fountain of Juice to close.
November 14, 2015

Nu-way, an old Macon favorite, finds a new home in the Mercer Village as first reported by The Telegraph. The famous hot dog chain is moving into the space currently occupied by Fountain of Juice. Fountain...

Students and administration wrestle over parking

A Mercer police officer places a parking ticket on the windshield of a car parked next to a yellow curb near the apartments.
November 11, 2015

“It’s like a wrestling match,” said Ashton Cubbedge, a Mercer junior who transferred from Armstrong State University this fall. In this wrestling match, it’s thousands of pounds of steel instead...

Growing Pains: Changes to Dining Options Raise Questions

The hours of operation for all food locations are posted around campus.
September 9, 2015

Record‐breaking freshman classes continue to push the university’s dining resources to its limits. After conducting a market match survey in the spring, Mercer’s administration took the feedback...

Ben Rector wins over Mercer, Macon with bacon song

Ben Rector wins over Mercer, Macon with bacon song
September 27, 2014

On Friday, Sept. 17, Mercer University hosted its first-ever Turn Out to Vote concert, purposed to promote civic engagement within the Mercer University student body and in the community at large. The...

Fountain of Juice opens eco-friendly doors to public

Fountain of Juice opens eco-friendly doors to public
August 18, 2011

On Tuesday, July 12, Fountain of Juice opened its newest location at Mercer Village. Fountain of Juice is owned and operated by two local residents, one of whom is a graduate of Mercer. Carl Phillips...

Rodeo Beach opens in Mercer Village

A customer at Rodeo Beach shops for boots Monday at the company's new retail location in Mercer Village.
February 23, 2011

A customer at Rodeo Beach shops for boots Monday at the company's new retail location in Mercer Village. [nggtags gallery=rodeo,wordpress,...] A new outdoor clothing and supply store opened in Mercer...

New university bookstore opens in Mercer Village

New university bookstore opens in Mercer Village
February 14, 2011

Mercer's bookstore opened Thursday in its new location on the ground floor of The Lofts at Mercer Village, marking the latest retail addition in the university's growing push to redevelop the formerly...

The Village needs a nightlife

The Village needs a nightlife
January 31, 2011

Out of those of you who venture downtown for Macon’s nightlife, how many times have you seen incidents happen downtown, feel upset that you have to go so far from campus just to dance, or experience...

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