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New management takes way at the Macon airports

Doug Faour became the new manager of Macon Downtown Airport and Middle Georgia Regional Airport on Sept. 4. The previous manager, Scott Coffman, left Macon to become the operations manager of Leesburg Executive Airport in Leesburg, Va. Faour previously worked as manager of Herlong Recreational Airport ...

The Setonian

New store comes to the Macon Mall

As many Mercer students have noticed while driving down Mercer University Drive, the Macon Mall has been under construction for quite some time. Many businesses are leaving the mall while a few new businesses are taking their place. One of the most recent additions to the mall is Dry Falls Outfitters, ...

Local News

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 ...

Local News

The freshman’s survival guide to Macon

La Berry Frozen Yogurt 4646 Forsyth Road This frozen yogurt shop on Forsyth Road recently opened in 2011. As frozen yogurt continues to become more and more popular, the Macon community and Mercer students cannot get enough La Berry! This frozen yogurt shop has eight different flavors to choose from ...

The Setonian
Bibb County

Macon, Bibb County vote to consolidate governments

After years of controversial discussion and debate, the people of Macon and Bibb County voted to approve consolidation of the two governments on Aug. 1. In order for consolidation to be approved, it had to be passed in Macon and in all of Bibb County. According to The Telegraph, city voters favored ...


Historic Macon landmarks worth seeing

Macon is an old city rich with history. Four locations in particular can be deemed vital in terms of their value and significance. The birthplace of Macon resides at Fort Hawkins, built in 1806 as an official U.S. Army Fort and Indian Factory for trading and meeting with Native Americans. As U.S. Army ...


Popham Culture: Macon must become more bike-friendly

Anything worthwhile deserves protecting. I think most rational people could agree with that. Quality of life is inarguably worthwhile.  The cities that are usually rated with the highest quality of life are generally also rated the most cycling friendly cities in the world.   Because of this, I ...


Macon places of worship

St. Paul's Episcopal Church For the last edition of The Cluster, I began a spiritual extravaganza in which I attend various religious services throughout Macon. For this edition, I first went to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, located at the corner of College and Forsyth. The people at St. Paul’s ...

The Setonian

Zombie 'Thriller' dance comes to Macon

For four Thursdays in October, Valkyrie Anderson, a French one and two teacher at Mount De Sales Academy, showed up at Tatnall Square Park to learn the dance to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.” Those there were preparing for a ghoulish night of fun and dancing at the Zombie Thriller Dance, an annual ...

The Setonian

Macon smoking ban defeated

In April, the Macon City Council first passed the proposed smoking ban that would have outlawed smoking in bars, nightclubs, restaurants and other public places. Mayor Robert Reichert vetoed that version. Supporters have since revised the ordinance, trying to gain the Mayor’s support, but the revised ...


Macon nightlife booming, diverse

The Hummingbird The Hummingbird opened in 2005 and has since become the staple for downtown cool. Offering a steady flow of entertainment on a weekly basis the Bird holds its own with a natural concept of good people, music, and drinking. National, regional and local live music are featured all the ...

The Setonian

Recent rise in crime impacts Mercer area

Over the past month, Mercer students have seen a rise in criminal activity in the area. More importantly, several of these recent criminal acts have directly affected students on the Macon campus. During the month of September, a car was reported stolen from behind Jittery Joe’s Coffee, two law students ...

Local News

Coffee shop wars: battle of the bean

With the first round of exams and papers bound to hit agendas in the near future and midterms looming in the distance, Mercerians new and old will be searching for a coffee shop with fast internet and quality caffeine to energize and motivate. Three coffee shops near and dear to students’ hearts are ...


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

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 ...


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

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 ...


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 ...


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