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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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Georgia

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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Georgia

Planned cutbacks to trim HOPE scholarships by 10 percent

ATLANTA –  A recently proposed overhaul of the HOPE scholarship could mean that many Mercer students will have to pay at least $400 more for tuition when they return to campus this fall – and possibly up to $1,200 more in the coming years depending on future lottery revenues. The Georgia House ...

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Macon

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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Macon

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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Macon

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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Georgia

Mercer graduate elected Ga. governor

Mercer graduate Nathan Deal was inaugurated as Georgia’s 82nd governor at a ceremony in Atlanta on Jan. 10. Deal, a former trustee for the university, is the 7th Mercer alumnus to hold the office of Governor of Georgia and the 11th to become a governor. Due to inclement weather brought on by ...


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