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Do Not Cross: Campus crime increased during 2015

Campus crime increased in 2015 Crime on and around Mercer University’s Macon campus rose from 70 incidents in 2014 to 85 during the 2015 calendar year, according to internal reports provided to The Cluster by Mercer Police. More than half of the offenses were entering an automobile (25) or theft ...

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Beloved Community Symposium reaches 12th year

“Shadowed beneath thy hand, may we forever stand, True to our God, true to our native land.” These words may be unfamiliar to you. They're the words to a song called “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” a piece written in the early 20th century that the NAACP established as the Negro National Anthem. It's ...

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College Hill and ArtPlace bringing makers to Macon

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.  The Make End Festival's purpose, according to their official website, is to showcase makers—“people who create original art, craft ...

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Harvest Faire to recreate Hay House history

On the eve of Halloween, the Hay House will open its doors for its annual Harvest Faire. Sponsored by the Knight Foundation—a non-profit dedicated to supporting community engagement—the event will take place between 4:00-7:00 p.m. The Harvest Faire is a recreation of a faire in the 1800s, emulating ...

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Dirt Farmers Marketplace brings fresh, local fare to Macon

Over two years ago, Brendan Rowley became a customer of TheDirtFarmers.com, a local Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) service founded by one of his friends. The subscription service offers customizable boxes filled with seasonal produce, which are delivered to customers throughout Macon on a bi-weekly ...

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Mac Party offers fresh view of Macon

Friday marked a momentous day for the city of Macon as hundreds of students from Mercer University, Wesleyan College and Middle Georgia State University flocked to the first ever Mac Party. Designed to introduce new students to the city of Macon, the Mac Party hosted an array of local businesses, free ...

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First Service Saturday of the semester is on the horizon

MerServe aims to heighten community involvement among students this year by hosting monthly Service Saturdays, which will place student volunteers in contact with local non-profits in need of aid.   The first Service Saturday is to be held Sept. 26 and will take place between 8:30 a.m. and noon.  Students ...

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'Macon Music' calls for contributions from local artists

Calling all Macon musicians! The chance for immense opportunities has landed itself at your feet. I’m talking about a new project to establish musical talent in Middle Georgia. The project takes the form of a CD compiling various artists across the region called ‘Macon Music.’ Shadow Sound Studios ...

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Pet health matters to local business

Everyone has heard the old adage—you are what you eat. It turns out the same saying goes for your pet. TailsSpin, a pet food and accessories store, knows all too well the importance of feeding dogs healthy, all-natural ingredients. Feeding dogs certain foods, like those containing corn, wheat and ...

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Mercer students join community in Celebrating MLK

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy and pursuit of unity, Mercer students spent their Monday off actively engaged with the Macon community at the 25th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast Celebration and following march to the Government Center. At the breakfast, Mercer students ...

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Bear Bites: Stirring Things Up with Ginger Stir-Fry

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 ...

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Hummingbird "goofs" on Clean Air Campaign

Last month, the Hummingbird Stage & Taproom announced it would adopt a Clean Air Campaign, banning smoking inside the bar.  Seventeen days later, The Bird posted on Facebook, "While trending data in broader markets show that non-smoking policies are probably a good idea in health and business, ...

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Bear Bites: Twang

Many people are unaware that there is a town inside of a city here in Macon, Ga. Payne City is completely surrounded by Bibb County and is located off of Vineville Avenue. Inside of the city within a city, there is a quaint restaurant and bar called Twang. Because of its lack of advertisements and ...

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ESPN finds news home right here at Mercer

WMUB, Mercer University’s television station, is streaming now on Cox Channel 112, but the content is neither local nor live coverage… yet. In April, former State Sen. Cecil P. Staton Jr. and neurosurgeon Dr. Joe Sam Robinson donated the studios of WRWR, an independent television station based ...

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Public art displayed on vacant building

The College Hill Initiative wants to bring public art to downtown Macon. The Facade Squad and the Community Foundation of Central Georgia have answered the call with a mural located on a vacant commercial building on College Street. Facade Squad began the process almost two years ago as they applied ...

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Museum comes to Macon until September 16

Looking for a fun and cheap study break on the town? Did you love the latest installment to 20th Century Fox’s “Ice Age” series? Then look no further than the Museum of Arts and Sciences on Forsyth Road, which will continue to host its “Life Through Time: Dinosaurs and Ice Age Mammals” exhibit ...


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