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Macon

Macon mayor calls for community efforts to end violence

The Macon Violence Prevention Program has sent a call-to-action for local Macon nonprofits and community efforts: send us an idea to reduce violent crime, and we will fund it. “Macon-Bibb county is experiencing an unacceptable spike in crimes like murder, aggravated assault, especcialy during these ...

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Macon

Must-eats in Macon

A long day of moving and unpacking is sure to work up an appetite. Check out the following restaurants for a bite to recharge before the new school year starts. Chico & Chang A staple of any good Mercer Bear’s diet, Chico & Chang is a Korean-Mexican fusion restaurant serving up superb dishes ...

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State News

A guide to voter registration

Many hail registering to vote as one of the most important steps in an adult’s life, and it is one of the few things that being 18-years-old still opens to the young American. Registering to vote allows Americans to take a step towards becoming a civically responsible citizen. Many over the years ...

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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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