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BREAKING: Trolley service pushed back to 10 p.m. Friday

Mercer's trolley service will not begin running until 10 p.m. tonight because of a scheduling conflict caused by the recent fire that destroyed the "Miss Molly" trolley last week.

Dean of students Doug Pearson said in an email Friday afternoon that he plans to meet next week with NewTown Macon – the group that operates the service – to ensure that the trolley schedule is not interrupted again in the future.

"Obviously (NewTown) is facing challenges as they deal with being down," for the time being, Pearson said.

The trolley service has been operating under tight constraints after losing one of its two vehicles in an unexplained fire Friday near the University Center. NewTown's other trolley, "Sweet Melissa," has been running double time to pick up the slack.

Student body President Trenton White told The Cluster Friday afternoon that SGA would do whatever it can to make sure the trolley service runs smoothly in the coming weeks.

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