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Georgia

Bears drop to 0-2 on the season with loss to Georgia Tech

  Mercer’s trip up Interstate 75 did not end in a victory as it dropped its outing against in-state opponent the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 35-10. The Bears fall to 0-2 on the season while Georgia Tech remains undefeated. For a short time in the first quarter the Bears held a touchdown lead. ...

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Macon

Bear Bites: Grow

  Nestled on Riverside Drive is a culinary jewel that doesn’t disappoint. Locally sourced and served, the cuisine at Grow is a cut above. The restaurant has one simple tagline: “fresh local food,” and the owners intend to live up to that. A quick chat with owner Saralyn Harvey told us ...

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Macon

Tips to stay sane this school year

  It’s the start of a new semester, and everyone seems to be giving out advice to incoming college students. But after a summer of interning, traveling, working or just relaxing, the transition for returning students can be just as tough. Just like that, we’re back to caf-eating, summer ...

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Macon

Have recent changes to Greek recruitment been positive?

This will be my second year going through recruitment as a member of a Greek organization. I have enjoyed every moment with my sisters — from being recruited to doing the recruiting. But over the last three years of my Greek life participation, recruitment has definitely changed. Since I was a freshman ...

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Macon

'Bax Trax': Are you ready for some football?

  Football is ready to kickoff at Mercer on Sept. 1, as the Bears embark on a quest for their first Southern Conference (SoCon) title. For the first time since the program was restarted in 2013, the Bears will have their first true senior class. A big group of key guys who helped build the program ...

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Georgia

20 great food stops in Macon

The best way to learn about a city is to sample its food. Cooking is like any other artform; the end product is just one you consume with your mouth rather than with your hands, your eyes or your ears. The methods of preparation and presentation are creative expressions influenced by time and place, ...

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Macon

Michael’s Law Could Bring Change to Bar Crawl

One of Georgia’s newest laws may change the downtown bar scene this year. People under 21 will not be allowed to enter a bar,  an establishment that receives 75 percent or more total annual gross revenue from alcohol sales, unless they are accompanied by a parent, guardian, or spouse who is 21 years ...

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Macon

Russ looking to go out on top

  John Russ handed the ball off and his running back pitched it back to him. He cocked his arm and fired a deep ball towards the end zone. The stadium held its collective breath as receiver J.T Palmer laid out for the ball in the middle of double coverage. Russ threw his arms skyward as the ...

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Macon

Curtis feeling 100 percent going into season

  Mercer football has had only one FCS All-American in the program’s history, and his name is Chandler Curtis. The junior wide receiver from Calhoun jumped into the national spotlight two years ago as a freshman, earning Third-Team All-America recognition after a campaign in which he produced ...

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Macon

‘The Ruling’: Projecting Mercer football’s season

  As John Russ took a knee, it was as if Mercer football’s prayers had finally been answered. The disappointment of so many close games -- losses of five, three, two, one, three and two over two seasons -- was finally forgotten for one night: Nov. 7. On a brisk Saturday night in Five Star Stadium, ...

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Macon

Kyle Lewis drafted 11th overall by Seattle Mariners

In a matter of four years, Kyle Lewis went from running up-and-down a basketball court to being an 11th overall pick in the MLB draft. After three seasons at Mercer, Lewis was drafted by the Seattle Mariners Thursday, becoming the highest-drafted baseball player in program history. The selection ...

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Macon

Mercer loses beloved icon and former Cluster editor-in-chief

The Cluster and Mercer lost one of its own with the death of alumnus, Robert L. Steed. Steed graduated from Mercer in 1958 and was a lifelong icon and trustee of the school. He died in his home in Buckhead on June 4. “Bob Steed was one of Mercer’s most loyal sons,” Mercer University President ...

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Macon

Mercer On Mission groups begin work in developing countries

Shopping list: large backpack, hiking pants, sandals and malaria pills. These are some of the items necessary for Mercer students and faculty members participating in Mercer On Mission programs this summer as they work on various projects in developing countries. “The overall objective for Mercer ...

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Macon

Racially charged vandalism, fires in Sherwood Hall

Following recent bulletin board fires and outbreak of racially charged vandalism in Sherwood Hall, Dean of Students Douglas Pearson met with students for an open forum Thursday evening. “This is very serious. We are looking at criminal activity here, and we are treating it as such,” Pearson said.  A ...

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Macon

Inside the Den: Men's basketball's Jaylen Stowe

https://soundcloud.com/youngspeak-sports/inside-the-den-mens-basketballs-jaylen-stowe Men's basketball is in its offseason, but it's still making noise. The Bears have added five new players to the roster, including two transfers. Hayes and Justin talk to freshman Jaylen Stowe about the offseason and ...

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Macon

Garden Apartments targeted in string of weekend crimes

Mercer University students were targets in a string of weekend crimes following Bearstock Saturday April 9. The most violent involved a Mercer University student being robbed at gunpoint inside of his room at the 1503 Garden Apartments. Two men brandishing black pistols entered room 106 around 11:30 ...

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Macon

Pedestrian bridge installed, construction continues

The pedestrian bridge may have been installed Wednesday, April 6, but students at Mercer University shouldn’t expect construction on that side of campus to end by the time classes do. “Everything but the hotel is expected to be completed by the first of August,”said Larry Brumley, senior vice ...

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Bibb County

Young Life seeks to serve high schoolers

Imagine yourself trying to break through to a 16-year-old high school student on an emotional and spiritual level. A kid who has turned to partying, drinking and other destructive habits to handle the daily trials and tribulations of everyday life. What would you say? This is a challenge that Mercer ...


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