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Mercer's Avery Ward (84), left, and John Russ (7) celebrate after the first touchdown in their game against The Citadel.

Mercer downs Western Carolina to get back to .500

Justin Baxley, Sports Editor October 15, 2016

After a bye week and two road games, the Mercer Bears found comfort inside of Five Star Stadium as they moved to 3-3 on the season with a win over the Western Carolina Catamounts (1-5) after a strong second...

Chandler Curtis. Photo credit goes to the timesfreepress.com.

Bax Trax: Three things to watch for Georgia Tech

Justin Baxley, Sports Editor September 10, 2016

The Bears are set to take on their first FBS team since the program restarted in 2013. A battle for Interstate 75 is set up for Saturday as they take on in-state power Georgia Tech. Here are three...

Four sexual assaults have been reported to Mercer Police in the last four months

Four sexual assaults have been reported to Mercer Police in the last four months

Nicholas Wooten, Editor-in-Chief June 1, 2016

Four sexual assaults were reported during the spring 2016 semester. Records recently released from the university indicate incident reports for sexual assaults were filed on Feb. 1, Feb. 14 and May...

Racially charged vandalism, fires in Sherwood Hall

Racially charged vandalism, fires in Sherwood Hall

Katie Atkinson, Staff Writer May 2, 2016

Following recent bulletin board fires and outbreak of racially charged vandalism in Sherwood Hall, Dean of Students Douglas Pearson met with students for an open forum Thursday evening. “This is very...

Garden Apartments targeted in string of weekend crimes

Garden Apartments targeted in string of weekend crimes

Nicholas Wooten, Managing Editor April 14, 2016

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...

Mercer student robbed at gunpoint in 1503 Garden Apartments

Mercer student robbed at gunpoint in 1503 Garden Apartments

Nicholas Wooten, Managing Editor April 10, 2016

A Mercer University student was robbed at gunpoint inside of his room at the 1503 Garden Apartments Saturday night. Two men entered the on-campus apartment around 11:30 p.m. and the pair made off with...

Jibri Bryan goes up against a defender in the Bears' game against the Chattanooga Mocs, February 2015.

‘Buy them or else’: Investigator testifies Jibri Bryan was killed in drug deal

Nicholas Wooten, Managing Editor March 2, 2016

When Jibri Bryan backed his white Monte Carlo into the Flash Foods parking lot on the corner of College and Forsyth streets, he was there to buy drugs, said a Bibb County investigator. Joe Kovac Jr....

Do Not Cross: Campus crime increased during 2015

Do Not Cross: Campus crime increased during 2015

Nicholas Wooten, Managing Editor February 27, 2016

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...

(Photo taken by Geovic Jadol).

We will: Jibri Bryan Tribute

Justin Baxley, Sports Editor February 4, 2016

As the Sports Editor, I feel it is my duty to write this piece — albeit with a heavy heart. I would like to take this opportunity and use my platform to speak to his family, friends and teammates. To...

Buzz surrounding Mayhem remains as season progresses

Buzz surrounding Mayhem remains as season progresses

Nicholas Wooten, Managing Editor November 22, 2015

Georgia’s historic heartland is not the first place that comes to mind when someone mentions hockey. But the winter sport has a rich and interesting history in Macon. The Macon Mayhem’s inaugural season...

Royal Johnson members Andy Johnson (guitar and vocals), Chance Royal (guitar), Kevin Vines (bass and vocals), and Joanie Ferguson (drums and vocals) take photo for Belly Full album release.

Macon-based band Royal Johnson releases debut album “Belly Full”

Ireal James, Contributing Writer November 10, 2015

Over the past six months, the Macon-based band Royal Johnson has worked its way up from a group of two Georgia-born artists to a four-member band consisting of members from Washington and Michigan. Citing...

From the Big Apple to Bear territory: Freshman brings well known photography project to Mercer

From the Big Apple to Bear territory: Freshman brings well known photography project to Mercer

Katie Atkinson, Staff Writer September 27, 2015

Millions of followers. Thousands of portraits taken. Countless stories told. This is the legacy of Humans of New York, a project kick-started by photographer Brandon Stanton. Showcasing nearly 5,000 street...

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