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Historic Macon proposes historic registry for Ingleside Neighborhood

Historic Macon proposes historic registry for Ingleside Neighborhood

Garret McDowell

April 25, 2012

The Historic Macon foundation has announced plans to register the Ingleside neighborhood for the National Register of Historic Places this summer. The neighborhood in question would be bordered by Pierce Avenue, Overlook Road, Vineville Avenue, and Forest Hill Road. There are a multitude of homes in...

Davis, Lovett win SGA presidential election

Garret McDowell

April 25, 2012

Despite the majority of representatives to this upcoming SGA term being male, the Presidential Election was won by a female, along with the leading Senator-at-Large and Sophomore Class President also being female. Senators Mollie Davis and Josh Lovett won the Presidential Election over former Senators...

Whisper of the River inspires students to make fond memories

Garret McDowell

April 25, 2012

A little under four years ago, I cracked open Ferrol Sams’ infamous book The Whisper of the River as my family went on a small vacation right after I graduated high school. As we all know, Mercer expects us to read this before we show up in August. I figured that this would be a good as time as any...

Lacrosse rounds out program's 2nd season with tough defeats

Lacrosse rounds out program's 2nd season with tough defeats

Garret McDowell

April 25, 2012

The second season for the Mercer Bears’ Division I men’s lacrosse team has come to an end, and the athletics department can be happy with the progress that was made this year. They won their first game against a Division I foe in school history in March against Wagner, and while that was the only ...

Viva la sport!

Garret McDowell

April 25, 2012

After three years of covering college sports and 22 years of watching them, I am sad to say that I no longer respect the sanctity of big powerhouse programs. These financial nightmares do nothing more than destroy the student-athlete program and legacy. I love the small programs. While I have always...

Men's tennis drops final 3, misses A-Sun tournament

Garret McDowell

April 25, 2012

The Mercer men’s tennis team finished their season without a trip to the Atlantic Sun Championships, which is an unfortunate turn of events following some impressive early season wins. The Bears finish their season with a record of 5-13 overall, and 2-7 in the conference. They rounded out the year...

Much-anticipated sports complex begins to take shape

Much-anticipated sports complex begins to take shape

Garret McDowell

April 25, 2012

Over the past few years, the move towards Division I football has been apparent across Mercer’s campus and the Georgia community. The long process of forming a team and constructing the stadium was begun years ago with the official groundbreaking on November 11, 2011. Since then, work has steadily pic...

Mercer alum named CEO of international non-profit

Garret McDowell

April 25, 2012

International non-profit organization Feed the Children has named a Mercer alumni as its new President and CEO, following a recent board of directors’ decision. Kevin Hagan is a College of Liberal Arts graduate from 1995. He matriculated with a Bachelor’s in history, political science and German....

Davis, Lovett win SGA presidential election

Davis, Lovett win SGA presidential election

Garret McDowell

April 13, 2012

Senators Davis and Lovett won this year's SGA presidential election. Davis and Lovett picked up 60% of the vote to Turner and Robinson's 40% from a total number of 832 votes. Despite the majority of representatives to this upcoming SGA term being male, the Presidential Election was won by a female,...

SGA approves judicial branch of government

Garret McDowell

April 11, 2012

It might be a busy campaigning and election season for most members of Mercer’s SGA, but that did not stop them from heavily changing their structure for upcoming terms. In a move that still needs to be passed via student referendum, they have approved legislation that recreates the long lost judicial...

Minority small business ordinance faces trouble

Garret McDowell

April 11, 2012

Recently, a minority and small business ordinance found its way into Macon City Council discussions, as part of the city code was needing revamping. Chapter 16 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Macon needed to be clarified to make sure that minorities and small business enterprises were able to...

Coaching Spotlight: Bob Hoffman

Coaching Spotlight: Bob Hoffman

Garret McDowell

April 11, 2012

There is the common expression that to whom much is given, much is expected. Head coach Bob Hoffman of the Mercer University men’s basketball team is in such a place at the moment. Coach Hoffman is the first coach to bring a postseason crown to Mercer and to the Atlantic Sun. Without a doubt, thi...

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