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College Street Bridge construction set to be complete by next semester

The bridge on County Road 5813 — more commonly known as College Street — has been closed since May 26
November 4, 2020
According to Penny Brooks, District Communication Officer for the West Central Region of Georgia, construction of the bridge was scheduled to take six months, and it has remained on schedule despite COVID-19 precautions. 

BREAKING: Macon mayor vetoes county mask mandate

Photo by Mika Baumeister on Unsplash
July 27, 2020
Macon Mayor Robert Reichert vetoed on July 27 a measure passed by the city commission that would mandate masks in Macon-Bibb County.

‘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.

The Macon mayoral election will be different this year. Here’s how

The Macon mayoral election will be different this year. Here’s how
April 28, 2020
The deadline for voter registration in Macon-Bibb County is on May 11. As we gear up for the mayoral election, here are some things you might want to know.

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.

SPLOST funds for Macon-Bibb County distributed

The Delores A. Brooks Recreation Center benefits from SPLOST funds.
March 24, 2020
Over $16 million of Macon-Bibb SPLOST funds from 2016-2018 will be divided among several projects scheduled in 2020.

MerServe plans “Spring Break for Service”

Image provided by MerServe
February 15, 2020
“Spring Break for Service'' has been a MerServe tradition for several years. This year, the four-day event is centered around hunger and homelessness in Macon’s community. 

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.

Ocmulgee hosts Archaeology Ranger Program during Native American Heritage Month

Ocmulgee hosts Archaeology Ranger Program during Native American Heritage Month
November 25, 2019
The Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park is hosting an Archaeology Ranger Program from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Nov. 23. This free event will start at the Visitor Center with a presentation followed by a guided tour of the park led by Ranger Jim Branan.

Warner Robins Museum of Aviation celebrates 35th anniversary

Warner Robins Museum of Aviation celebrates 35th anniversary
November 22, 2019
A gala event was hosted by the Museum of Aviation Foundation to celebrate the anniversary on Nov. 9, with many prominent guests in attendance, including David Perdue, a Georgia senator and the event’s keynote speaker. 

Race for a legacy: Third annual Lauren Giddings 5K to fund Mercer Law students’ bar exam fees

Archived photo by Emily Rose Thorne, 2018
November 6, 2019
Mercer Law School’s Association of Women Law Students will host the third annual Lauren Giddings 5K Nov. 7 in Macon to raise money for a scholarship assisting Mercer Law School students with bar exam expenses, which can amount to over $1,000.

New park opens as latest part of Macon-Bibb’s Blight Remediation Program

This house near Mercer Village on Duncan Ave is marked as blighted.
October 13, 2019
The park includes “new sidewalks, monumental signage and street trees” around Gray Highway and other streets within the area.
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