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Ocmulgee Indian Festival

Ocmulgee Indian Festival

Elizabeth Daniels

September 23, 2018


Filed under City, News

This past weekend, Macon held one of largest gatherings of Native Americans in the United States for the 27th consecutive time: The Ocmulgee Indian Festival. It boasted over 200 craftsmen and artisans showcasing their handiwork, engaging storytellers and gifted dancers. There were also living histo...

Mill Hill Community Arts Center: Six Months Later

Mill Hill Community Arts Center: Six Months Later

Maison Clouatre

September 11, 2018


Filed under City, News

Just across the Ocmulgee River, at 213 Clinton St., sits the community of Mill Hill—home to the Mill Hill Community Arts Center that opened in March 2018. Mill Hill is the site of the first textile mill to come to Bibb County.  Today, the Mill Hill Community Arts Center sits in a fully restored ...

Macon Beer Festival to benefit men’s thirst and health

Macon Beer Festival to benefit men’s thirst and health

Rylee Kirk, Lead Writer

August 30, 2018


Filed under City, News

Maconites drank beer to help raise money for Pints for Prostates, a national campaign aiming to educate men about prostate cancer at The Macon Beer Festival on Aug. 25. The festival is “a health fair disguised as a beer festival- it’s a party for a cause,” according to the official festival webs...

Macon Film Festival to welcome college students with free entry and advanced film technology

Macon Film Festival to welcome college students with free entry and advanced film technology

Emily Rose Thorne, News Editor

August 15, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, City, News, Previews

The Macon Film Festival will return downtown this week for its 13th year, this time with Mercer University as its presenting sponsor. The festival features live screenings of independent films, question-and-answer sessions with filmmakers, after parties and celebrity guests. Students who present a college ID at the fes...

Georgia Beef Board hosts first Macon Burger Week

Georgia Beef Board hosts first Macon Burger Week

Laurel Huster, Lifestyle and Opinions Editor

August 15, 2018


Filed under City, News

The Georgia Beef Board is hosting Macon Burger Week Aug. 20-26 with specials at restaurants across Macon. In total, 15 restaurants will create a special burger and sell it for $5 during the week, according to Katylyn Malia, director of industry information and public relations for the Georgia Beef Boar...

What You Missed in Macon this Summer

What You Missed in Macon this Summer

Emily Rose Thorne, News Editor

August 14, 2018


Filed under Campus, City, News, Showcase, State

The Macon Bacon played (and won) their first home game The new collegiate summer baseball team -- which includes Mercer University students Brandon Michie, Ben Brock, Sean McDermott and Alex Crotty -- played their first home game at the sold-out, recently renovated Luther Williams Field in June. They de...

Mercer alumnus startup to replace Jittery Joe’s as Mercer Village’s cultural hub

Mercer alumnus startup to replace Jittery Joe’s as Mercer Village’s cultural hub

Marianna Bacallao

August 12, 2018


Filed under Business, City, News

Jittery Joe’s in Mercer Village announced it would be closing its doors July 29. The coffee shop will reopen in at the end of August as Z Beans Coffee, under the management of recent Mercer graduate Shane Buerster. “The employees with Jittery Joe’s have all been offered jobs with Z Beans,” Buers...

Mercer and Macon communities respond to Bearstock 2018

Mercer and Macon communities respond to Bearstock 2018

Emily Rose Thorne, Lead Writer

April 24, 2018


Filed under Campus, City, News, Showcase

Mercer students and Macon community members had varied reactions to the issues that arose during this year’s Bearstock, such as the cancellation of the outdoor portion. The daytime concert, which is free and open to the public, was previously scheduled for April 7 in Tattnall Square Park from 1 to...

Mercer prepares to give Capricorn Records a revitalizing makeover

Mercer prepares to give Capricorn Records a revitalizing makeover

Matthew Causey, Staff Writer

March 7, 2018


Filed under Business, City, News

There’s a culture and history surrounding Capricorn Records, and now there’s Lofts surrounding it too. But, on the inside of that worn building, a revitalization is being planned. In 2015, Mercer partnered with NewTown Macon to begin the transformation of the original Capricorn studio. The L...

Here are some volunteer opportunities this spring

Here are some volunteer opportunities this spring

Serena Golden, Contributing Writer

March 1, 2018


Filed under City, News

Although holiday volunteer opportunities are over, there are still many ways for Mercer students to donate their time to the Macon community this spring. MerServe Opportunities MerServe, Mercer University’s board for service-leadership, coordinates service opportunities for students along with t...

The Greater Macon religious community is hosting a discussion on immigration

The Greater Macon religious community is hosting a discussion on immigration

Jayla Moody, Arts and Entertainment Editor

February 9, 2018


Filed under City, News

A group of local religious leaders and educators are hosting an interfaith discussion on immigration that is designed to attract people from all backgrounds, even those with no strong interest in politics. On Feb. 13 at 7:30 p.m., students and community members can come to the President’s Dining Ro...

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