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Mercer plans to build new Innovation Center for entreprenuers

Mercer plans to build new Innovation Center for entreprenuers

Marin Guta, Digital Editor

November 17, 2015

Mercer wants to make Middle Georgia the Silicon Valley of the south

Bear Bites: Ninja

Bear Bites: Ninja

November 11, 2015

Mulberry Street Lane is unassuming to the untrained eye. But the narrow alleyway is steeped in history. At the Downtown Grill, diners can sit at the booth where Greg Allman proposed to Cher. Somewhere over there, rock and roll star Little Richard was arrested for soliciting a male prostitute. But the...

College Hill and ArtPlace bringing makers to Macon

College Hill and ArtPlace bringing makers to Macon

Katie Atkinson, Staff Writer

November 6, 2015

Massive fire-breathing robots -- somebody has to make them. And this November, the College Hill Alliance is holding an inaugural event to highlight those creators.

Dirt Farmers Marketplace brings fresh, local fare to Macon

Dirt Farmers Marketplace brings fresh, local fare to Macon

Mary Lathem, Arts and Lifestyle editor

September 30, 2015

Brendan Rowley talks homegrown goodies.

Mercer cricket kicks off inaugural season with high hopes

Mercer cricket kicks off inaugural season with high hopes

Nicholas Wooten, Managing Editor

September 26, 2015

The crack of cricket bat against ball and the occasional Hindi word between teammates fills the cool summer breeze in Tattnall Square Park. The batsmen, the bowler and the fieldsmen play like they were in the streets of Kolkata or Eden Gardens, far from Macon’s magnolias and cicadas. The Merc...

Restaurants for Mercer Landing Development Announced

Restaurants for Mercer Landing Development Announced

Sarah Pounds, News Editor

September 22, 2015

Chen's Wok, Papa John's Pizza, and (potentially) Momma Goldberg's Deli will be coming to Mercer Landing.

Planet of the Abts brings unique style to the Cox Capitol Theatre

Planet of the Abts brings unique style to the Cox Capitol Theatre

Elliot James, Contributing Writer

September 11, 2015

The doors to the Cox Capitol Theatre swung open on Saturday, Aug. 29, welcoming guests to a special Planet of the Abts (POA) concert. Originally planned to take place at Macon’s beloved Big House, rain in the forecast quickly rearranged the concert to take place at the Cox. When asked if the unexp...

The Historic Power of the Peace Fountain

The Historic Power of the Peace Fountain

Sterling Neill, Contributing Writer

September 9, 2015

Around the year 1914 a magnificent fountain was constructed in Macon, Georgia. It stood triumphant and tall as an icon for Macon and its community members, but the Great Depression took its toll. The fountain was turned off in 1934. For years the fountain sat waterless in a garden, “unt...

Discussions to bring Jersey Mike’s Subs to Mercer Village occuring

Discussions to bring Jersey Mike’s Subs to Mercer Village occuring

Nicholas Wooten

August 19, 2015

New Jersey-based sandwich chain, Jersey Mike's Subs, may soon be on its way to Mercer Village. Jessica Brown, a manager at the Jersey Mike's Riverside Drive location in Macon, said plans haven't been finalized, but there are discussions occurring. "I haven't known long," Brown said. The planned...

Old Miller burns in suspicious fire

Old Miller burns in suspicious fire

Sarah Pounds, News Editor

August 16, 2015

Old A. L. Miller High School burned early Friday morning in a fire without known cause, but plans for redeveloping the property will still move forward. The fire started a little after midnight and primarily affected the gym and cafeteria buildings, the Macon Telegraph reported. Macon-Bibb Coun...

Local musician amplifies Macon Venue Project

Local musician amplifies Macon Venue Project

Marin Guta, Digital Editor

August 13, 2015

Local musician Ryan Glisson thinks Macon’s emerging music scene and economic growth all mean one thing. It’s time to give the Macon Venue Project, MVP, another go. In 2007, Glisson and his friends started MVP by hosting seven or eight music gigs that “were amazingly successful,...

Mercer partners with local neighborhood to help rebuild destroyed playground

Mercer partners with local neighborhood  to help rebuild destroyed playground

Sarah Pounds, News Editor

August 13, 2015

Melted playgrounds belong in horror stories, crime scenes and war zones. So, when Frank Austin came across one last fall in the Macon subdivision of Village Green, he was shocked. “My first feeling was just a feeling of despair,” he said. Austin is the founder and executive direc...

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