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Georgia

Wait.. That's on the Ballot?

In this column, we’ve only really discussed the 2020 presidential race. But that is only one of the many races that will appear on your ballot for the general election Nov. 3. Whether you are planning to vote in person or have been staring at your absentee ballot in confusion, let's discuss what ...

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Macon

Mercer reports 10 new COVID-19 cases

Mercer University announced 10 new cases of COVID-19 across its campuses in its weekly testing summary posted Friday. Of those 10 cases, eight are among students. Five are students on the Macon campus, two are students on the Atlanta campus and one is a student on the Savannah campus. The other two ...

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Georgia

A Mercer student’s guide to voting absentee

Mercer students concerned about going to the polls during a pandemic can now request an absentee ballot online. Anticipating record numbers of absentee voters this election season, Georgia’s Secretary of State office launched a ballot request website Aug. 28.  Any Georgia voter is eligible to request ...

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Macon

BREAKING: Mercer announces 17 new COVID-19 cases

There are 17 new positive cases of coronavirus between Mercer’s Macon, Atlanta and Savannah campuses, according to a weekly testing summary from the university released Friday.Of the 17 cases, 14 are students on the Macon campus, one is a student on the Atlanta campus, one is a student on the Savannah ...

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Macon

Allman Brothers mural coming to downtown Macon

The Sierra Development Group and Argus Eyed Partners, a community development partnership, has unveiled plans for an Allman Brothers Band mural to be painted between the downtown Lofts at Capricorn and Mercer Music at Capricorn.  “The Allman Brothers Band was a magnet for other bands like Wet Willie ...

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Macon

Working for a baseball league in a pandemic 

It’s six o’clock at Luther Williams Field. The sound of ACDC’s “Thunderstruck” blares through the speakers as the baseball players take the field. The smell of bacon floats through the summer air. It’s official: the gates are open for the Macon Bacon’s 2020 baseball season.  Unlike ...

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Macon

BREAKING: Macon mayor vetoes county mask mandate

As Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp and Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms clash over whether local mask mandates can stand, Macon Mayor Robert Reichert vetoed on July 27 a measure passed by the city commission that would mandate masks in Macon-Bibb County. “I truly believe we should do everything within ...

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Macon

SPLOST funds for Macon-Bibb County distributed

On Feb. 18, Macon-Bibb County made decisions about SPLOST funding for 2020.  Special-purpose local-option sales tax, or SPLOST, is an optional sales tax in Georgia used to fund the construction of public facilities such as parks, roads and schools. Macon-Bibb County approved its 1% tax increase SPLOST ...

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Macon

How to make it feel like fall in Macon

Each student at Mercer is probably familiar with brochures that boast the glorious autumns of Macon. With the red-bricked buildings blending beautifully with the surrounding orange leaves and the happy students meandering campus in their boots and cardigans, it all seems too good to be true… Well, ...

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Macon

Here’s what you missed in Macon this summer

This summer, Macon joined several nationwide movements. Lights for Liberty Claire Cox, president of Georgia Women And Those Who Stand With Us, said her organization usually has to travel to Atlanta if they want to engage in national or global activism. In July, they participated in Lights for Liberty ...


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