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Senior Capstone project raises funds to end sex trafficking

Sarah Ugan

March 19, 2015

“Every number has a name. Every name has a story.” So says the straightforward home page of Decoding Freedom’s website. Those numbers are statistics about sex trafficking, and those names are real people who can tell heart-rending stories of their experiences right here in Middle Georgia. Decoding...

Genghis Grill to come to North Macon

Genghis Grill to come to North Macon

March 19, 2015

Dinner and a show will be provided by the new stir-fry restaurant opening in Macon where the healthy food will be cooked in an open kitchen for an audience to watch. Genghis Grill is opening on March 23 on Bowman Road to add to the Macon environment, said William Conner, an owner of the restaurant...

Fire destroys inside of Nu-Way Wieners, plans for repair in works

Fire destroys inside of Nu-Way Wieners, plans for repair in works

March 14, 2015

Jim Cavacias and Spyros Dermatas stood watching 99 years burn. Aside from shedding tears, it was all the owners could do as Macon-Bibb firefighters worked to extinguish the flames engulfing Nu-Way Wieners early Friday morning. The broken storefront windows deceive those who pass by 430 Cotton Avenue,...

Bear balloon group soars 19 miles into atmosphere

Bear balloon group soars 19 miles into atmosphere

February 26, 2015

  It was a cold January morning when a group of Bears went where no Bears had been before, making affordable access to the high atmosphere for Mercer research a possibility. James McNichols, Spencer Penley and Natasha Finnegan, a group of juniors in Mercer’s engineering program, built and successf...

How smart is your Georgia county?

How smart is your Georgia county?

Marin Guta

February 23, 2015

Looks like Oconee County is filled with smarty pants. Oconee County earned first place with the highest percentage of people over 25 years with a graduate degree (22.06 percent), according to FindTheBest's map showing the most educated counties in Georgia. As mentioned in today's "Five Things," The online research website analyzed...

Local Business Owner Sews On Despite Tragedy

Local Business Owner Sews On Despite Tragedy

Nicholas Wooten, Managing Editor

February 14, 2015

The skin on his ring and pinky fingers doesn't belong to him. His clothes and the closet that housed them are just a memory. His room is a burnt out shell. But, Aaron Brown sat behind his sewing machine smiling. The 23-year-old entrepreneur’s long journey has always had one constant—that smile. Brown...

Four local finalists in Knight Cities Challenge

Four local finalists in Knight Cities Challenge

February 4, 2015

The Knight Foundation announced 126 finalists in its Knight Cities Challenge, and four of those finalists are Maconites. Their ideas involve retaining talent, creating opportunity, and enhancing community engagement. The finalists said they are excited to move forward in the process and hope to have...

Five things to start your week: Tom Brady best quarterback to ever live? Man fires shots at Mercer Police, Kim's data-saving plea, Founders' Day, Japanese journalist beheaded

Five things to start your week: Tom Brady best quarterback to ever live? Man fires shots at Mercer Police, Kim's data-saving plea, Founders' Day, Japanese journalist beheaded

Marin Guta

February 2, 2015

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady gets to add another Super Bowl ring to his collection. Just in case you missed Super Bowl XLIX, the New England Patriots clinched a win over the Seattle Seahawks in a nail-biting game that ended 28-24. Now that the 37 year old has four Super Bowl titles underneath his belt, many believe that this will settle the dispute that...

Pet health matters to local business

Pet health matters to local business

January 29, 2015

Everyone has heard the old adage—you are what you eat. It turns out the same saying goes for your pet. TailsSpin, a pet food and accessories store, knows all too well the importance of feeding dogs healthy, all-natural ingredients. Feeding dogs certain foods, like those containing corn, wheat a...

Mercer students join community in Celebrating MLK

Mercer students join community in Celebrating MLK

Sarah Pounds

January 29, 2015

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy and pursuit of unity, Mercer students spent their Monday off actively engaged with the Macon community at the 25th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast Celebration and following march to the Government Center. At the breakfast, Mercer students greeted...

Movie Causes Waves Through Macon, GA

Movie Causes Waves Through Macon, GA

Chelsey Guy

January 28, 2015

Macon has become a prime location for filmmakers and TV producers. With films being filmed in Macon and going off to have great success, Macon as well as other cities in Georgia is becoming quite the hub for the visual entertainment industry. “It’s been great to see the excitement of people seeing...

Mercer University baseball player arrested

January 18, 2015

Mercer baseball player Nate Moorhouse was arrested and charged with second degree burglary after reportedly kicking in a door at Envy Nightclub early Friday morning, according to a news release. As of Saturday, he has been released from jail. A witness called police around 12:40 a.m. Friday saying...

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