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New Mercer Village restaurant donates pizzas to first responders and hospital workers

Dahlia Sanchez, Lisa Williams, and Andrew Gates hold a pizza box that reads “We appreciate what you are doing for our community!”

Conner Hendricks, Staff Writer

April 13, 2020

JAG’s is offering curbside pickup and to-go orders to limit person-to-person contact. The dining room remains closed until further notice.

Goodbye Sauced! What’s next for this Mercer Village spot?

Lisa Williams, general manager of the pizzeria, stands at the new counter.

Conner Hendricks, Contributing Writer

January 30, 2020

The new restaurant will serve all of Sauced’s pizza recipes, but will likely have a more simplified menu.

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.

Nu-Way coming to Mercer Village

Nu-Way making it's way into Mercer Village

Justin Baxley, Sports Editor

November 14, 2015

Nu-way, an old Macon favorite, finds a new home in the Mercer Village as first reported by The Telegraph. The famous hot dog chain is moving into the space currently occupied by Fountain of Juice. Fountain of Juice will close for good over the upcoming Thanksgiving break. The restaurant opened in...

Students and administration wrestle over parking

A Mercer police officer places a parking ticket on the windshield of a car parked next to a yellow curb near the apartments.

Justin Baxley, Sports Editor

November 11, 2015

“It’s like a wrestling match,” said Ashton Cubbedge, a Mercer junior who transferred from Armstrong State University this fall. In this wrestling match, it’s thousands of pounds of steel instead of flesh and bones. And the winner’s prize is a parking space instead of a gold belt. But...

Growing Pains: Changes to Dining Options Raise Questions

The hours of operation for all food locations are posted around campus.

Sophie Peel and Nicholas Wooten

September 9, 2015

Record‐breaking freshman classes continue to push the university’s dining resources to its limits. After conducting a market match survey in the spring, Mercer’s administration took the feedback they received from interviews of faculty, staffs and students to heart when adding the two new...

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...

Fountain of Juice opens eco-friendly doors to public

Fountain of Juice opens eco-friendly doors to public

August 18, 2011

On Tuesday, July 12, Fountain of Juice opened its newest location at Mercer Village. Fountain of Juice is owned and operated by two local residents, one of whom is a graduate of Mercer. Carl Phillips and his wife, Natasha, opened the first Fountain of Juice on Vineville Avenue in November of 2007.  Th...

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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