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State News

Kemp says no to state shut-down, encourages vaccines

Brian Kemp, the governor of Georgia, is taking some action to protect the state against COVID-19, but he is still refusing to shut down the state. Kemp says his stance against closing the state is due to the fact he does not want to stop Georgians from being able to provide for their families. However, ...

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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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Campus News

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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State News

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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