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Ocmulgee Brewpub is located at 484 Second Street in downtown Macon, Ga. Photo via Facebook

COVID-19 has made service industry jobs tougher. These Mercer students say Macon’s restaurants are no exception

Nadia Pressley, News Editor March 4, 2021
According to the National Restaurant Association, restaurant employment has decreased and $240 billion in sales have been lost. This isn’t just a national impact; the effects of COVID-19 have impacted local restaurants right here in Macon. 
The bridge on County Road 5813 — more commonly known as College Street — has been closed since May 26

College Street Bridge construction set to be complete by next semester

Sydney Roe, Contributing Writer 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. 
Photo by Mika Baumeister on Unsplash

BREAKING: Macon mayor vetoes county mask mandate

Lars Lonnroth, News Editor 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.
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.”

‘Absolutely unconscionable’: Macon art community blindsided as Mercer University paints over Black history mural

Emily Rose Thorne, Digital Editor 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

Phoebe Monsour and Elizabeth Tammi 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.
Dahlia Sanchez, Lisa Williams, and Andrew Gates hold a pizza box that reads “We appreciate what you are doing for our community!”

New Mercer Village restaurant donates pizzas to first responders and hospital workers

Conner Hendricks, Staff Writer 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.
The Delores A. Brooks Recreation Center benefits from SPLOST funds.

SPLOST funds for Macon-Bibb County distributed

Samantha Homcy, Staff Writer March 24, 2020
Over $16 million of Macon-Bibb SPLOST funds from 2016-2018 will be divided among several projects scheduled in 2020.
Image provided by MerServe

MerServe plans “Spring Break for Service”

McKenna Kaufman, Contributing Writer 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. 
Lisa Williams, general manager of the pizzeria, stands at the new counter.

Goodbye Sauced! What’s next for this Mercer Village spot?

Conner Hendricks, Contributing Writer 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

Phoebe Monsour, Contributing Writer 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

McKenna Kaufman, Contributing Writer 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. 
Archived photo by Emily Rose Thorne, 2018

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

Jacob Lugenbeel, Contributing Writer 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.
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