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Lofts Phase IV now underway

Summer--the time for holding BBQs, lounging by the pool, and vacationing - but not for College Hill Alliance. While most Mercer University students were off for summer break, progress was made on both Phase III and Phase IV of the Lofts project. The Lofts are residential developments created by the ...

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Macon

Top 7 Mercer Traditions Not to Miss

Welcome Mercerians. For those of you who are new to Mercer University, I think you will find that you have selected an exceptional institution of higher education, one that is rich in heritage and tradition. Surprisingly, though, many folks are not fully aware of the great commemorative events that ...

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PHOTOS: Roundabout opens in Macon

After months of construction and road closure, the roundabout at College and Oglethorpe streets opened Friday. Aug. 15. Community members attended a grand opening, where Macon-Bibb County Mayor Robert Reichert said the roundabout is the first on a public road in Macon. (PHOTOS BY EMILY FARLOW) [gallery ...

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Letter from the editor: The Cluster belongs to students

Past editors in chief will probably disagree with what I’m about to say, but I’m going to say it anyway. Last year was one of the most exciting times to be editor in chief of The Cluster, and I am thankful for the experience. How many people can say they were editor of the school newspaper when ...

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Minor league hockey returns to Macon

[gallery type="rectangular" link="file" ids="12662,12717"] In a unanimous decision by the Macon-Bibb Commission, minor league hockey is on its way back to Macon. Former team Augusta Riverhawks, of Augusta, now renamed Macon Mayhem, recently moved to Macon and will be playing at the Macon Centreplex. Bob ...

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Campus News

What you missed this summer

  TARDIS Library Is Installed -- Funded by a grant from the Knight Neighborhood Challenge, free “Little Libraries” are placed in various locations around Macon. One such library is located on the corner of College Street and Georgia Avenue and is in the shape of the TARDIS from BBC’s “DOCTOR ...

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Macon

Letter from the editor: Bragg Jam a symbol of changing times

When I tell people that I love Macon, I often get strange looks. "Well, you're the only one," many people say. Thankfully, that attitude is changing, and people who don't love Macon or who insist there's nothing to do there are quickly running out of evidence to back up their claims. Naysayers would ...

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Local News

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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Macon

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 ...

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Macon

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, ...

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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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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Macon

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 ...

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