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Army Spc. Angel Laureano holds a vial of the COVID-19 vaccine, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, Md., Dec. 14, 2020. Free for use photo by Lisa Ferdinando.

All Georgians now eligible for COVID-19 vaccine, Mercer Macon distribution remains unclear

Mary Helene Hall, Managing Editor March 26, 2021
All residents of Georgia age 16 and over are eligible starting today to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, according to an announcement from Georgia Governor Brian Kemp. 
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.
LGBTQ+ youth are disproportionately made targets of bullying and violence.

Bullying persists beyond school walls for Georgia’s bisexual students, but times are changing

Emily Rose Thorne, Digital Editor March 25, 2020
A Pew Research Center study found that 30% of bisexuals were subjected to slurs or jokes, while 31% were rejected by a friend or family member due to their sexuality.
The Crisis Line & Safe House of Central Georgia (CL&SH) opened a new center in Macon this summer. Photo by Addison Robinson.

What You Missed in Macon this Summer

Emily Rose Thorne, News Editor August 14, 2018

The Macon Bacon played (and won) their first home game The new collegiate summer baseball team -- which includes Mercer University students Brandon Michie, Ben Brock, Sean McDermott and Alex Crotty...

ICE police officer making an arrest. Photo provided by Wikipedia Commons.

A Need to Know Basis: Immigration

Marianna Bacallao, Layout Editor August 14, 2018

The crisis at the United States border has dominated national news for months, but there is still confusion about the fate of separated families and what this means for immigration policy as a whole. Here’s...

The Crazy Bull is located on Second Street in downtown Macon.

Michael’s Law Could Bring Change to Bar Crawl

Katie Atkinson, News Editor August 19, 2016
“Just because you’re at a place that sells alcohol doesn’t mean you’re there to drink,” Neese said. “It’s fun to go out with your friends and to just have fun. You can still be safe and not drunk to do that.”

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...

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...

Fort Valley woman receives innovative 3-D printed knee

Fort Valley woman receives innovative 3-D printed knee

Nicholas Wooten November 20, 2014

The scars on her knees tell a story of renewal and relief. In December of last year, and again this past May, Kathy Magill underwent two innovative medical procedures in which she received 3-D knee implants. Living...

"Government belongs to us"

"Government belongs to us"

Nicholas Wooten October 23, 2014

The Georgia College Press Association and Mercer University’s Center for Collaborative Journalism teamed up to provide concerned citizens, lawmakers, students, and members of the media with insight into...

State cutbacks to decrease HOPE scholarship for many Mercer students

Elizabeth Bibb March 16, 2011

A bill recently passed in the Georgia Senate will cut HOPE scholarship payouts by $320 million. This overhaul means that many Mercer students will have to pay at least $400 more for tuition when they return...

Cherry Blossom Festival coming into full swing

Cherry Blossom Festival coming into full swing

Rebecca Mayo March 16, 2011

    Macon’s International Cherry Blossom Festival has been a local tradition for almost 30 years. The annual festivities are held every year in Central City Park and have provided fun...

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