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Native remains ‘back where they belong’ after reburial at Ocmulgee

Native remains ‘back where they belong’ after reburial at Ocmulgee

Katie Atkinson, Managing Editor

November 10, 2017


Filed under City, News, Showcase

For members of the Muscogee Creek Nation, the Ocmulgee National Monument in Macon has been sacred ground for hundreds of years. But in the 1930’s, archeologists unearthed millions of objects from the Ocmulgee, including the remains of people who were buried at the site. Now, some of those people h...

Macon Change: The Fuller Center for Housing works to improve Macon

Macon Change: The Fuller Center for Housing works to improve Macon

Drew Daws, Contributing Writer

October 5, 2017


Filed under City, News, Showcase

For the past six years, the Fuller Center for Housing of Macon has worked to promote positive change in low income areas near Mercer University. Dianne Fuller, the center’s executive director, hopes to improve the Napier Heights community, which includes parts of Pio Nono Avenue and homes near I-75...

Business Insight: Comics Plus

Business Insight: Comics Plus

Trevor Odom, Contributing Writer

September 23, 2017


Filed under City, News, Showcase

The Avengers, Wonder Woman and Thor. All of these movies were first comics. You can find these and many more comic books at a comic book store in downtown Macon. Comic Plus, owned by Will Peavy, moved to downtown Macon this summer. The store, which was previously on Northside Drive, isn’t a typical ...

Ampersand Guild is on the move

Ampersand Guild is on the move

Elliot James, Lead Writer

September 20, 2017


Filed under City, News, Showcase

Ampersand, the local Macon artist guild and art gallery, is transitioning into a new location due to expansion. The new guild hall and art gallery will be located at 382 Cherry Street in Downtown Macon. The guild will be moving into the old Children’s Museum, which closed in 2014. On Aug. 30, Ampersa...

Mulberry Market helps students keep it fresh at their Back to School Bash [GALLERY]

Mulberry Market helps students keep it fresh at their Back to School Bash [GALLERY]

Marianna Bacallao, Photo Editor

September 4, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, City, Galleries, Showcase

The Mulberry Market hosted a Back to School Bash on August 23 that was designed to showcase what the market has to offer. Students who found their way to Tattnall Square Park found face painting, live music and food trucks, in addition to the artisan goods and produce usually found at Mulberry Market. The...

What’s new in Macon this fall

What’s new in Macon this fall

Kat Heesh, Copy Editor

August 19, 2017


Filed under City, News, Showcase

Macon has changed since students left campus in May. A few local restaurants have closed their doors while others have now made Macon their home.

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Nathan Watson is along for the ride at Learn and Earn

Nathan Watson is along for the ride at Learn and Earn

Katie Atkinson, Managing Editor

August 14, 2017


Filed under City, News, Showcase

Bicycles hang from the walls of a tiny room at Strong Tower Church and a group of young boys moves to their work stations. They pick up wrenches and wait for instruction. These kids are part of Macon’s Learn and Earn bike program, where students are given a used bike and taught how to fix it up. After ten hours of repair work, they get to take their bike home. “I call it a free bike but, they've earned a bike. They are not just given a bike that they’ll go lose tomorrow,” Nathan Watson said. “They’ve got some sweat equity in it.  They really are earning the bikes and they know how to fix them after that too.”

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Olive in a Bottle sells more than your typical salad dressing

Olive in a Bottle sells more than your typical salad dressing

Will Darragh, Staff Writer

February 22, 2017


Filed under Business, City, News, Showcase

Though January has come and passed, it’s not too late to start that new year's resolution of eating healthier. There is one Macon business that has a healthy and natural way to do just that. Olive in a Bottle, located off of Bass Road, is Macon’s own specialty olive oil and vinegar store. The...

First ever Koncert for Kids brings Mercer music to downtown Macon

First ever Koncert for Kids brings Mercer music to downtown Macon

Will Darragh, Staff Writer

February 9, 2017


Filed under City, Music, News

At the Koncert for Kids event, four Mercer artists performed, and audience members were asked to donate to charity by putting pocket money into the bucket of their favorite artist.

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Golden Bough has cats, books and Macon history

Suzanna Price, Contributing Writer

October 16, 2016


Filed under Business, City, News

When you first walk into Golden Bough, a used bookstore on Cotton Avenue, you are struck with the nostalgia and historical interest that can only come from books. Eric Wakefield, the store owner, has done his best to preserve and improve the building that began as an antiquarian bookstore in 198...

Metropolitan Opera Live’s “Don Giovanni” to be broadcast at the Douglass Theater

Metropolitan Opera Live’s “Don Giovanni” to be broadcast at the Douglass Theater

Elliot James, Staff Writer

October 13, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, City

A broadcast of the world-renowned opera “Don Giovanni” will come to the Douglass Theatre live and in high definition on Saturday, Oct. 22. The Italian opera was composed by Mozart, with libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte. In conjunction with the Metropolitan Opera Live in HD series, “Don Giovanni” will...

Groundbreaking ceremony for Mercer Music at Capricorn draws a crowd

Groundbreaking ceremony for Mercer Music at Capricorn draws a crowd

Katie Atkinson and Will Darragh

October 9, 2016


Filed under City, News, Showcase

Mercer University, NewTown Macon, and The Lofts at Capricorn came together last week to hold a special groundbreaking ceremony for Mercer Music at Capricorn on Oct. 6. Mercer students, businessmen, local artists and more gathered beside the dusty yellow brick building that used to be one of the most...

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