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Do Not Cross: Campus crime increased during 2015

Do Not Cross: Campus crime increased during 2015

Nicholas Wooten, Managing Editor

February 27, 2016


Filed under Crime, News, Showcase, Uncategorized

Campus crime increased in 2015 Crime on and around Mercer University’s Macon campus rose from 70 incidents in 2014 to 85 during the 2015 calendar year, according to internal reports provided to The Cluster by Mercer Police. More than half of the offenses were entering an automobile (25) or theft by...

Campus Crime Report: Mercer Construction continually targeted

Campus Crime Report: Mercer Construction continually targeted

Nicholas Wooten, Managing Editor

January 28, 2016


Filed under Business, Campus, Crime

Lofts Phase V faces nearly $14,000 in damages after a string of crime-related incidents on construction site.

DO NOT CROSS: Approaching holidays sees rise in thefts

DO NOT CROSS: Approaching holidays sees rise in thefts

Nicholas Wooten, Managing Editor

December 3, 2015


Filed under Crime, News

As the holiday season approaches, thefts are on the rise. From Oct. 12 to Nov. 23,  thirteen criminal offenses occurred on the Macon campus. Nine of these cases were thefts by taking. CRIMES OF NOTE: Oct. 30: A person stole $200 worth of copper refrigeration tubing from the roof of Mercer Lofts Phase V...

Campus Crime Update: Lofts Vandalization, Car Break-ins and battery case

Campus Crime Update: Lofts Vandalization, Car Break-ins and battery case

Nicholas Wooten, Managing Editor

October 28, 2015


Filed under Breaking, Campus, Crime, News, Showcase

From late Sept. 30 to Oct. 12, there were three documented criminal incidents on campus

Do not Cross: Update on Crime and Safety at Mercer

Do not Cross: Update on Crime and Safety at Mercer

Nicholas Wooten, Managing Editor

October 15, 2015


Filed under Campus, Crime, News, Uncategorized

On Oct. 1 — the last day allowed by federal law — Mercer University Police posted their annual Crime Awareness and Campus Security report to their website in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. The document includes information f...

Two Mercer students confess to vandalizing bear statues

Two Mercer students confess to vandalizing bear statues

Marin Guta

March 18, 2015


Filed under Campus, Crime, News

Two Mercer students from Kappa Alpha fraternity confessed on Wednesday to vandalizing two bear sculptures. Mercer University's Police Department found the missing bear statues on the corner of Coleman Avenue and Adams Street at 5 a.m. on Tuesday, according to Chief Garry Collins. The two fibergl...

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


Filed under Breaking, Campus, City, Crime, News, Sports, Student Government

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...

Mercer University baseball player arrested

January 18, 2015


Filed under Baseball, Breaking, City, Crime, News, Sports

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...

Mercer reacts to Florida State shooting

Mercer reacts to Florida State shooting

Marin Guta

November 22, 2014


Filed under Breaking, Campus, City, Crime, News

A shooting this week at a Florida State University has prompted other schools -- including Mercer -- to scrutinize their own campus safety plans. FSU was praised for their timely response to tragedy. Once the university received notice of the gunman’s whereabouts, FSU's campus police officers stormed into Strozier li...

Two-car accident leaves one seriously injured, other in jail

Two-car accident leaves one seriously injured, other in jail

Conner Wood

November 6, 2014


Filed under Breaking, Campus, City, Crime, News

A Mercer University student remains in jail after a two-car accident left 23-year-old Gerald Butler in critical condition. The Bibb County Sheriff's office says David Michael Teasley, 24, was driving a Ford Sport Track when his vehicle collided with Butler's Ford Taurus. The collision happened at ...

Future of historic Grant's uncertain

Future of historic Grant's uncertain

Brett Felty

September 27, 2014


Filed under Campus, City, Crime, News

The future of historic Grant’s Lounge on Poplar Street in downtown Macon is up in the air after a shooting that occurred behind the lounge in early September left five people wounded. Gene Dunwody Sr., the landlord of the property, which has been the home of Grant’s Lounge since its opening in 1971,...

Recent rise in crime impacts Mercer area

October 5, 2011


Filed under City, Crime, News

Over the past month, Mercer students have seen a rise in criminal activity in the area. More importantly, several of these recent criminal acts have directly affected students on the Macon campus. During the month of September, a car was reported stolen from behind Jittery Joe’s Coffee, two law students...

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