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I-75 construction to be finished by 2013, adds two traffic lanes

Christopher Kennedy

November 2, 2011

Construction seems to be everywhere in the Mercer-Macon community. For the past year, construction in North Macon on I-75 has left people wondering what the final project will look like. It began in August of 2010 and is scheduled to conclude in May of 2013. The project contracted to cost about $55 million...

Macon smoking ban defeated

Christopher Kennedy

October 30, 2011

In April, the Macon City Council first passed the proposed smoking ban that would have outlawed smoking in bars, nightclubs, restaurants and other public places. Mayor Robert Reichert vetoed that version. Supporters have since revised the ordinance, trying to gain the Mayor’s support, but the revised...

Complaint filed against Macon police

Christopher Kennedy

October 19, 2011

Recently, a Mercer student’s vehicle was stolen and recovered by Macon Police. However, the way the recovery was conducted has become a matter of considerable controversy over the past weeks. Lynah Stone was taken to the site where her vehicle was recovered, and faced the suspects. Despite being accompanied...

FBI annual crime statistics inconsistent with city data

Christopher Kennedy

October 5, 2011

The FBI’s annual Uniform Crime Report for 2010 showed that crime increased in both the city of Macon and Bibb County last year. These reports are easily accessible and often a starting point for any person or event coming to Macon when crime and safety are concerns. The report shows 708 violent crim...

Mercer Players end longest-lived show

Mercer Players end longest-lived show

Christopher Kennedy

October 5, 2011

The Mercer Theatre Department held the last performance of the hit musical: I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change on September 25th, 2011. This show is the second-longest running Off-Broadway musical and is now the longest running show in Mercer Theatre history. The story is told through short, mos...

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