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Tuesday, Dec 7, 2021

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Macon

Macon knows how to shop 'til you drop

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 ...

The Setonian
Macon

Bibb County officials seek election reform

A group of eight Bibb County officials made it known in early September their plan to ask local legislators to make county elections nonpartisan. The officials included Bibb County Solicitor-General Otis Scarbary, Probate Judge William Self, District Attorney Greg winters, Sherriff Jerry Modena, Superior ...

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Macon

Macon Exchange Club votes down return of Macon State Fair in 2012

Recently the Macon Telegraph reported the Georgia State Fair would not be returning to Macon in 2012.  The fair has been coming to Macon since 1851 and operated by the Exchange Club of Macon since 1942.  The Fair originated at Stone Mountain, Georgia and moved to Atlanta before finally resting in ...

The Setonian
Macon

check, please!

In the Northwest side of Macon, at 1693 Bass Road, a charming Italian restaurant named Mirko’s Pasta serves up self-proclaimed authentic Italian dishes to those who wish to experience Italy through their taste buds.   I must profess, having visited Mirko’s previously gave me high hopes for my ...

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Macon

Check, please!

When I critique a restaurant, I take into account much more than meal quality.  Every aspect must have consideration.  Seating arrangements, for instance, and how much light enters an establishment can ruin a perfect meal. When I dine I usually go with many of my friends.  My friends and I are loud ...

The Setonian
Macon

Weekly local market opens, 16 farmers sell fresh goods

Macon’s Main Street Program, Community Health Works and Macon Roots have recently collaborated on a new farmers’ market in downtown Macon called Mulberry Street Market. The producer-only farmers’ market will supply local organic meats, produce and eggs in Mulberry Street Park from April through ...

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Local News

Your guide to Bearstock

So, we all know Bearstock is coming up this Saturday, and we all know that it’s going to be completely awesome, as it is every year. But some people don’t know that this year will be a little different than the past few festials, so your pals at The Cluster have prepared this guide to the festivities. ...

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Macon

Fire behind Pio Nono Kroger destroys old cotton mill

A fire broke out Thursday afternoon in the old Atlantic Cotton Mill behind the Kroger on Pio Nono Avenue, emitting a dark plume of smoke that could be seen from as far away as Mercer’s campus. The more than 100-year-old building, which had been planned to be converted into lofts, was almost totally ...

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State News

Cherry Blossom Festival coming into full swing

    Macon’s International Cherry Blossom Festival has been a local tradition for almost 30 years. The annual festivities are held every year in Central City Park and have provided fun for families in the Macon area as well as out-of-state and even international visitors. This year, ...

The Setonian
Macon

Macon hosts third-annual blues festival

[gallery]   Downtown Macon got a serious case of the blues when the third annual Blues Festival came to town Saturday, March 5. The festival, named The Blues is Alright Tour, was held at the Macon Centerplex and combined the best of old school sounds and new school blues. The event was catered ...

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Local News

Bearstock bands announced

  UPDATE: Find more information on Bearstock here! Fans of Bearstock need wait no more. On Wednesday, Quadworks held a press conference to announce the three headlining bands at this year’s music festival. Headlining the event are electro-hop group 3OH!3, Atlanta-based rapper Roscoe Dash, and ...

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Macon

Student-led spring conference to address local poverty

A Mercer service learning organization recently announced plans to host a spring conference to tackle the issue of local poverty. The Local Engagement Against Poverty conference will take place March 17 as a way to bring Macon's inequality to the forefront of student attention and kick off a university-wide ...

The Setonian
Georgia

Decision delayed on Music Hall of Fame potential location change

The future of a cultural landmark in downtown Macon is uncertain as board members of the Georgia Music Hall of Fame Authority struggle with the decision to keep the museum in Macon or move it to one of three other cities. On Sept. 30, the Georgia Music Hall of Fame Authority issued a Request For Proposals ...

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Macon

Groupon comes to Macon

This is a sample of a Groupon discount sent to your e-mail address. “Get it, Share it, Enjoy it.” These are the three steps needed to become a certified Groupon addict. Coupon junkies, get ready.  On Monday, Jan. 24 one of the most recognized up-and-coming coupon sites  known as “Groupon” ...

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Local News

Floco’s Modern Life

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="322" caption="Promo shot of Floco Torres"][/caption] At approximately 2:52 p.m. every Friday afternoon, I feel it. By “it” I’m referring to that campus-wide anxiety “to do.” You know what I mean. You don’t really care what you do. You just want ...

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Local News

An interview with Andy Hull

Over the past four years, Andy Hull has established a record as one of the most talented and emotionally honest emerging musicians. As the frontman for Atlanta-based rock act Manchester Orchestra, his band’s brand of intricate, stripped-down and highly charged rock leads to a multitude of critical ...


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