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Here’s what you missed in Macon this summer

Here’s what you missed in Macon this summer

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.

Mercer announces new beer garden

Mercer announces new beer garden

Marianna Bacallao, Editor-in-Chief

August 14, 2019

Mercer University Athletics will be partnering with the Macon Beer Company to host a “bear” garden during football games. The garden will be located on Black Field, next to Five Star Stadium. 

Mercer class helps organize Take Back the Night march to support domestic violence survivors

Mercer class helps organize Take Back the Night march to support domestic violence survivors

Ian Henshaw, Contributing Writer

April 23, 2019

Mercer students combined efforts with the Crisis Line and Safe House of Central Georgia to host a march in support of domestic violence survivors in Macon.

Macon’s Ocmulgee National Monument gets new distinction as Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park

Macon’s Ocmulgee National Monument gets new distinction as Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park

Natalie Yaeger, Staff Writer

April 9, 2019

Macon’s Ocmulgee National Monument has become Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park due to a larger public lands bill that has affected over two million acres of American public lands nationwide. This new distinction as a National Historical Park also brings along a major expansion with the Ocmulgee Mounds quadrupling in size.

Intergenerational Housing Project to start next fall

Intergenerational Housing Project to start next fall

Zaira Khan, Contributing Writer

April 9, 2019

After two years of planning, Mercer students are set to move into Carlyle Place to begin an intergenerational housing project. Carlyle Place is a “life plan community formerly known as a continuing care retirement community,” according to Chief Administrative Officer Thomas Rockenbach. They ...

Police Blotter: harassing communications, theft by taking, entering auto and fraud

Police Blotter: harassing communications, theft by taking, entering auto and fraud

Emily Rose Thorne, News Editor

March 27, 2019

Mercer Police have responded to three car break-ins, two instances of harassing communications and other crimes, such as theft by taking and fraud, across campus in March 2019. Harassing communications Chief of Police Gary Collins responded to a report March 5 that the complainant had received ...

Increased security, new cameras, police radios and more: how Mercer has improved campus safety since 2018

Increased security, new cameras, police radios and more: how Mercer has improved campus safety since 2018

Emily Rose Thorne, News Editor

March 11, 2019

The day after a Macon man fired six shots at a group of students and a recent graduate walking in Mercer Village in January 2018, University President Bill Underwood said that the school would increase its security measures. Underwood said in a statement following the shooting that “for the foreseeable fu...

Southern Poverty Law Center reveals Nuwaubian “hate group” still active in Macon

Southern Poverty Law Center reveals Nuwaubian “hate group” still active in Macon

Emily Rose Thorne, News Editor

March 11, 2019

Macon is home to a religious sect designated a “Black nationalist hate group” by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), according to a report the SPLC recently released naming all active hate groups in the United States. This is the fifth year that the Nuwaubian Nation of Moors has been reported in ...

New “blight tax” could discourage investment in Macon, according to Mercer professor

New “blight tax” could discourage investment in Macon, according to Mercer professor

Rylee Kirk, Lead News Writer

March 7, 2019

Macon-Bibb’s county commissioners approved a new tax on blighted homes Feb. 19, according to an article by WGXA. This tax will charge the owners of blighted properties seven times the current millage rate, according to an article by the Macon Telegraph. A millage rate is the number that is multip...

Mercer medical students grow fresh produce for Middle Georgia food bank

Mercer medical students grow fresh produce for Middle Georgia food bank

Rylee Kirk, Lead News Writer

February 28, 2019

Two third-year students at the Mercer University School of Medicine are growing fresh produce for a local food bank to combat a lack of access to fresh food in Macon. Ayana Graham and Austin Miller started growing fruits and vegetables at a community garden owned by Centenary United Methodist Church last ...

Trump endorses Georgia gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp in Sunday visit to Macon

Trump endorses Georgia gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp in Sunday visit to Macon

Emily Rose Thorne, News Editor

November 5, 2018

United States President Donald Trump arrived at the Middle Georgia Regional Airport Nov. 4 to pledge support for Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp. The president said that Kemp’s opponent, Democratic Minority House Leader Stacey Abrams, would endanger the historically red state with s...

Macon gains new leader focused on growing the city

Macon gains new leader focused on growing the city

Maison Roland Clouatre

September 28, 2018

The Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce gained a new asset, President and CEO Yvonne Williams, this fall. Her vision for the city includes branding a riverwalk along the Ocmulgee River, building more greenways and linear parks and making Macon friendly to bikers, walkers and skaters. Williams said...

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