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Bearly a Democracy: A claw full of knowledge

The attendees at the Bearly a Democracy symposium get interactive as they meet new people.

Sterling Neill, Staff Writer

November 11, 2015

As time for elections swiftly comes our way, Americans rush to cast their votes in hopes of electing an official that will make a difference for the years to come. The Bearly a Democracy symposium provided an avenue to address questions that troubled the student voting population at Mercer Univer...

College Hill and ArtPlace bringing makers to Macon

The Make-End Festival will be held in Tattnall Square Park Nov. 14 -15 and will feature makers and creators from all over.

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.

Bike Macon hopes to unite cyclists

Everyone at the Bike Macon meeting was encouraged to brainstorm ideas for how to make the city more bike and pedestrian friendly. Photo cred Sarah Pounds.

Sarah Pounds, News Editor

August 27, 2015

Jeff Hugdahl has been teaching chemistry at Mercer University for 18 years. And for at least 10 of them, he’s been riding his bike to work. The trip takes him anywhere from 15 to 20 minutes and is made up of roads that weren’t designed for cycling. But Hugdahl said that isn’t an issue for him. ...

Ben Rector wins over Mercer, Macon with bacon song

Ben Rector wins over Mercer, Macon with bacon song

Brett Felty

September 27, 2014

On Friday, Sept. 17, Mercer University hosted its first-ever Turn Out to Vote concert, purposed to promote civic engagement within the Mercer University student body and in the community at large. The concert took place in Mercer Village and was free and open to the community, drawing in a large crowd from around the Middle Georgia area. The concert, which was headlined by popular Nashville based singer-songwriter Ben Rector and featured Macon natives Good Night Alive!, was a joint effort among Tur...

Ben Rector to headline at Turn Out to Vote Concert

Marin Guta

September 8, 2014

Nashville-based performer Ben Rector will headline the “Turn Out to Vote Concert,” an event designed to promote civic engagement in Macon. Ben Rector, who is known for his alternative contemporary pop music, made waves in the music industry with two of his albums, “The Walking In Between” and...

New street signs to revamp look of College Hill Corridor

Alaisha Key

November 2, 2011

Say goodbye to those worn down signs that are posted around Tattnall Square Park, because the College Hill Alliance is plotting to do some much needed redecorating. The College Hill Alliance in conjunction with the College Hill Corridor Commission has been working on a project with local graphic designers...

Rodeo Beach opens in Mercer Village

A customer at Rodeo Beach shops for boots Monday at the company's new retail location in Mercer Village.


February 23, 2011

A customer at Rodeo Beach shops for boots Monday at the company's new retail location in Mercer Village. [nggtags gallery=rodeo,wordpress,...] A new outdoor clothing and supply store opened in Mercer Village earlier this month, making it the latest addition to the neighborhood's burgeoning retail s...

New university bookstore opens in Mercer Village

New university bookstore opens in Mercer Village


February 14, 2011

Mercer's bookstore opened Thursday in its new location on the ground floor of The Lofts at Mercer Village, marking the latest retail addition in the university's growing push to redevelop the formerly blighted area on the edge of campus. The 7,600 square-foot store now operates under the Barnes and Noble name, allowing it to offer a wider range...

The Village needs a nightlife

The Village needs a nightlife

Garret McDowell

February 1, 2011

Out of those of you who venture downtown for Macon’s nightlife, how many times have you seen incidents happen downtown, feel upset that you have to go so far from campus just to dance, or experience any other detriment? Well, other than those places downtown like Envy, Asylum, Power Station, the Rookery...

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