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Mercer-grown coffee shop celebrates one-year anniversary 

A Z Beans coffee outside of the Mercer Village storefront.

McKenna Kaufman, Contributing Writer

September 10, 2019

The past, present and future of the Mercer Village staple, according to its co-founders.

Drawn to Macon 2: Art Exhibit Returns

Craig Coleman's art on display at the Macon Arts Alliance.

Jules Tollett

February 12, 2019

The Macon Arts Alliance is hosting an art exhibit for the second year in a row named “Drawn to Macon 2”. The exhibit centers around the ideas of the different types of drawing, and mainly focuses on art that pushes the boundaries of what has previously been done. This exhibit features art from several local...

Michael’s Law Could Bring Change to Bar Crawl

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

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.”

Artistic innovators show off art and gadgets at Make-End Festival

A festival-goer participates in the

Summer Perritt and Katie Atkinson

November 19, 2015

The Make-End Festival  celebrates "makers" or people who create original art, craft or technology-based works at Make-End Festival at Tattnall Square Park.

Mercerians, prepare to be entertained: even more of Macon’s most beloved arts venues

The historic Bell House, home to the Robert McDuffie Center for Strings, opens its doors to students and faculty for numerous student recitals and concerts.

Conner Wood, Editor in Chief

August 27, 2015

Here is a bigger and better list of the local cultural experiences that abound in and around town for the lover of the arts in us all.   Douglass Theatre Recently renovated, The Douglass Theatre has been a cornerstone in Macon’s downtown music and film scene since 1921. Otis Redding, James Br...

Local musician amplifies Macon Venue Project

One of the MVP's shows in 2008

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,...

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...

Bear Bites: Stirring Things Up with Ginger Stir-Fry

Bear Bites: Stirring Things Up with Ginger Stir-Fry

Chelsey Guy

October 9, 2014

Downtown Macon is a almost a city of its own with its charming stores, dazzling nightlife, artsy culture and delicious restaurants. There is something for everyone downtown; the hard part is deciding what to do and when to do it. Among this variety of fun and activities lies Ginger Stir-Fry, a modern restaurant that stands out on the ...

7th annual Weaver's Weekend to take place this Saturday

Caitlin Glasscock

August 22, 2014

Weaver’s Weekend is an annual fundraising event for the Friends of Mike Weaver Foundation, a foundation that supports the memory of Mike Weaver. Weaver, who died at the age of 20 in an altercation, is now remembered with a scholarship in his name. Weaver was passionate about music and baseball. The...

Macon knows how to shop 'til you drop

Macon knows how to shop 'til you drop

Kaitlin Marrin

September 21, 2011

This week, the Cluster has profiled five boutique stores in Macon to help students uncover the best shopping downtown has to offer. Macon boutique stores may be small in numbers but are growing in style and accommodating to students on a college budget. For more information on any of the boutiques please...

check, please!

check, please!

Gene Mitchell

September 21, 2011

Downtown Macon has opened up its heart and shown the world how hard work and creativity makes a restaurant successful.  This week I explored the back alleys of downtown to find the hidden treasures that await in a little restaurant (located at 574 Mulberry Street) called Tokyo Alley. Atmosphere The hidden restauran...

New downtown nightclub tells gay patrons "to act straight" or leave

New downtown nightclub tells gay patrons "to act straight" or leave

Elizabeth Bibb

March 21, 2011

Macon’s newest night spot, Club Element, has come under fire recently for alleged homophobic comments made by a bouncer during the club's opening night. The club, which opened March 4, is located in the storefront formerly occupied by Synergy, a venue that catered to the LGBT community. Colby Cain,...

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