Mercer sits on the edge of downtown Macon, reaching from College Street to Little Richard Perriman Boulevard to Ash Street in Beall’s Hill. These streets are major downtown connectors for students at Mercer, and they have each been redeveloped in recent years.
Macon Burger Week dazzles Macon for it's fifth yearBy Maura Rutledge | November 11
Mercer casts their votes in the 2022 midterm electionsBy Henry Keating and Maura Rutledge | November 9
Friends of the Library opens bookstore in MaconBy Gabriel Kopp | November 1
Much of the proceeds from the sale and store go towards supporting libraries, including those like Washington Memorial Library on College Street.
Macon community celebrates Pride in the ParkBy Maura Rutledge | October 7
The goal of Macon Pride in the Park was to promote community and acceptance, Macon Pride Vice President Charlotte Storey said.
Macon Pride Festival promises an event-filled week of celebrationBy Maura Rutledge | September 25
As fall approaches, so does the return of the annual Macon Pride Festival. This year's festival is a seven-day long celebration beginning on Sept. 26 full of food, vendors, drag and, of course, pride.
Z Beans Coffee continues expanding across state linesBy Dean Yusuf | September 13
Z Beans Coffee imports its product through fair trade practices directly from farmers in Ecuador with a mission of creating sustainable solutions for hardworking farmers in order to enable them to build a better life for themselves, their families and their communities.
Coffee shop with "grandma’s house" vibes opens in Ingleside VillageBy Tyler Jones | September 5
In 2018, Adriana Horton noticed a vacant space next to Garden Society and became obsessed with the building. She began to envision what her shop would look like, imagining a space that's welcoming, comfortable and authentic.
From Depop flipper to business owner: A Mercer first-year's entrepreneurial journeyBy Henry Keating | August 22
Across the United States and the southeast, people just like Noah Silver have fallen for the retro-vinyl craze.
17th annual Macon Film Festival to feature 80 films, diverse lineupBy Rachel-Kate Bowdler | August 18
The festival spends months curating content for the weekend. This year, more than 80 films will be featured from worldwide submissions with 14 countries represented.
Tatnall Square Park's Mulberry Market offers Mercer community local fresh produce, handmade goodsBy Maura Rutledge | April 26
The weekly market was founded in 2009 by the Community Health Works and the City of Macon as a means to provide sustainable food while also aiding local businesses and farmers, according to the Mulberry Market website.
Atrium Health Navicent’s Food as Medicine Market is available to patients in need of food and food educationBy Dean Yusuf | April 20
An SFP is a food distribution center that gives food to those who have food insecurity. The Food as Medicine Market will also be offering education on general good nutrition.
Macon Mall amphitheater breaks ground, community members hope to see new life in west MaconBy Lars Lonnroth | April 5
“What better place to start the next 200 years than right here, in the center of our community,” Miller said. “This is truly a community effort (…) We’re going to have each and every person provide their input so this can be your amphitheater.”
Hello Boba Café has grand opening as Cherry Blossom Festival beginsBy Dean Yusuf | March 22
Hello Boba hopes to provide Macon and the surrounding areas with a unique, immersive experience within the café.
Macon's annual Cherry Blossom Festival returns from hiatus to celebrate 40th anniversaryBy Henry Keating | March 17
After a two year hiatus, the plan is to bring the festival back at full throttle.
$2 million allocated to Macon violence intervention organizationsBy Samantha Homcy | March 2
In July 2021, the County Commission approved $2,000,000 in American Rescue Plan Act funds to be used for community violence intervention services.
Macon Bagels thrives despite product shortagesBy Henry Keating | February 28
Macon Bagels regularly has partial sell outs, especially of their most popular offerings, like their adobo cheddar bagel, and especially their signature "everything" bagel.