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The Setonian
Campus News

BREAKING: Mercer announces $400 million capital campaign

Mercer University is launching a campaign to raise $400 million, according to a news release from the university. Among the new facilities to be built with the funding are: a $15 million medical facility in Savannah, a $25 million science facility in Macon, a $20 million pharmacy building in Atlanta ...

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Macon

Bear Bites: H&H Restaurant doesn't disappoint

At 807 Forsyth St., sits an institution that is uniquely Macon. Here, civil rights activists and the NAACP held meetings. Members of the Allman Brothers, Molly Hatchet, and Wet Wille came to eat. Steeped in history and tradition, H&H restaurant is a revered place on the Macon food scene. Despite ...

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Campus News

Mulberry Market is "moo"ving to Tatnall

[gallery type="rectangular" ids="13570,13571,13572,13573"] Photos by Carina Plasencia Fresh, locally grown food is now accessible to a larger and more diverse portion of Macon’s population.The Mulberry Market, a local producers-only farmer’s market, has outgrown their original location on Mulberry ...

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State News

"Government belongs to us"

The Georgia College Press Association and Mercer University’s Center for Collaborative Journalism teamed up to provide concerned citizens, lawmakers, students, and members of the media with insight into government transparency protocols. “It’s important to educate students,” said Jessica Farmer, ...

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Campus News

SGA opposes youth bar ban

Mercer’s Student Government Association unanimously passed a resolution in opposition to an ordinance intended to forbid people under 21 from entering Macon-Bibb County bars. “The ordinance is uncalled for because it infringes upon our rights and will negatively affect the downtown business,” ...

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Local News

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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Local News

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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Local News

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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Macon

Ocmulgee Indian Celebration educates and entertain

[gallery type="rectangular" ids="13328,13329,13330,13331"] On Sept. 20 and 21, the Ocmulgee National Monument hosted its annual Ocmulgee Indian Celebration. According to Lonnie Davis, a cultural resource specialist at the monument, this was the twenty-third celebration, which began in 1990. According ...

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Campus News

Future of historic Grant's uncertain

The future of historic Grant’s Lounge on Poplar Street in downtown Macon is up in the air after a shooting that occurred behind the lounge in early September left five people wounded. Gene Dunwody Sr., the landlord of the property, which has been the home of Grant’s Lounge since its opening in ...

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Campus News

Good NeighBEARS keep Macon beautiful

[gallery type="rectangular" ids="13298,13299,13300,13301,13302,13303,13304"] On Sept. 14, Mercer University hosted its annual community service day, Be A Good NeighBEAR. The Mercer University Center for Leadership and Volunteerism organizes this project each year with hopes that it will continue to ...

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Campus News

Ben Rector wins over Mercer, Macon with bacon song

On Friday, Sept. 17, Mercer University hosted its first-ever Turn Out to Vote concert, purposed to promote civic engagement within the Mercer University student body and in the community at large. The concert took place in Mercer Village and was free and open to the community, drawing in a large crowd ...

The Setonian
Macon

Softball teams gives back to the community

Mercer Softball has made a mission to be seen and involved in the Macon community. In aim to do so, team members have devoted themselves to helping youth in the Macon community engage in athletics, especially softball. This fall, they reached out to a local middle school to help students with the fundamentals ...

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Macon

Comparing killings in Macon and Ferguson

  Ferguson, Missouri and Macon, Georgia have both seen killings by white police officers of large, unarmed black men apparently acting erratically and, to varying degrees, threateningly.  Some responses to the killing in Jefferson of Michael Brown on Aug. 9, both by looting protesters and militaristic ...

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Macon

Down by the Riverside brings live music to a place for the dead

When Riverside Cemetery was established in 1887, it was meant to be more than just a place for the dead. Rural garden cemeteries, as they are called, were created on the outskirts of towns to be public parks for the living, as well as the final resting place for the dead. The Historic Riverside ...

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Campus News

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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Campus News

New app keeps students, Macon in the know

Mercer Student Government Association recently launched Mercer Mobile, a mobile application that aims to connect students and the local community to Mercer University and Macon. The application is available for download on iOS and Android web-enabled phones or devices. Using Mercer Mobile, students ...

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Macon

CCJ and Macon-Bibb seek solutions to blight

When Angela Manson drives around the neighborhood in which she grew up, she can still remember familiar houses and their occupants. But many of those houses in Macon's Pleasant Hill neighborhood are now run-down, abandoned or gone. "It's very disheartening when you drive up the street and you ...


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