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Macon

5/4 Music Space to empower Macon Musicians

The 5/4 Management Group, who recently launched 5/4 Music Space on Walnut Street in Macon, Georgia, is seeking artists who are interested in enhancing their musical talents in a major way. 5/4 Management Group is a team of music professionals who collaborate to serve the developmental needs of new ...

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Macon

Mercer student robbed at gunpoint in 1503 Garden Apartments

A Mercer University student was robbed at gunpoint inside of his room at the 1503 Garden Apartments Saturday night. Two men entered the on-campus apartment around 11:30 p.m. and the pair made off with several items. Only one resident was home at the time of the incident.  “It is still under investigation,” ...

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Macon

Mercer Bear caught between music and medicine

Justis Ward is known around the campus of Mercer University for his beautiful, angelic voice. On any given day during the spring, you may hear his voice drifting through the warm air as he performs the national anthem at a lacrosse game. Or, in the winter months, you might encounter him belting out ...

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Macon

Do Not Cross: Campus crime increased during 2015

Campus crime increased in 2015 Crime on and around Mercer University’s Macon campus rose from 70 incidents in 2014 to 85 during the 2015 calendar year, according to internal reports provided to The Cluster by Mercer Police. More than half of the offenses were entering an automobile (25) or theft ...

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Macon

Friends, family say Bryan left powerful legacy

Whenever Jibri Bryan jumped above the rim in Hawkins Arena, the stadium lights would almost form a halo around his 6-foot-4 frame. The sixth-year senior will never step foot on the court again. He was tragically shot and killed on Feb. 2 at the Flash Foods gas station on the corner of Forsyth and ...

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Georgia

Season 17 of ‘The Biggest Loser’ inspires audiences

The most recent season of “The Biggest Loser” boasted new features — a new gym, a new house and new host Bob Harper. For season 17 which began Jan. 4, the theme “Temptation Nation” dominated the contestants’ time on the show. During the premiere episode, competitors were tempted with an ...

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Macon

Bear Bites: Bearfoot Tavern

Bearfoot Tavern is back from an extensive facelift. I’m probably not the first person to say this, but it's about time. In the past, when a friend suggested a meal at Bearfoot, I felt my taste buds protest in disgust. Now, with a new menu, a new location and a pub-esque façade, the recently re-opened ...

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Macon

Chilly weather checklist

With the weather soon warming up, it’s time to complete your winter bucket lists. These five activities are sure to provide you and your loved ones enough fun to last these final chilly days. See a movie with friends. Staying indoors and watching a movie is a guaranteed fun way to get out of the ...

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Macon

Middle Georgia Comic Con to provide multi-fandom fun

Middle Georgia Comic Con will return to the Macon Centreplex this weekend for its 3rd consecutive year.  This family-friendly, fan-run convention focuses on bringing the convention experience one might find in a larger city to Middle Georgia. MGA Con has continued to grow since its inception and ...

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Macon

Beloved Community Symposium reaches 12th year

“Shadowed beneath thy hand, may we forever stand, True to our God, true to our native land.” These words may be unfamiliar to you. They're the words to a song called “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” a piece written in the early 20th century that the NAACP established as the Negro National Anthem. It's ...

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Macon

Campus Crime Report: Mercer Construction continually targeted

Lofts Phase V  Criminals continue to target Mercer University construction sites. From Oct. 2 to Dec. 6, these areas were either burgled or vandalized a total of seven times, and all but two incidents involve the new Lofts Phase V on Mercer University Drive. According to estimates made in Mercer police ...

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Georgia

Dance Theatre of Harlem comes to the Douglass Theatre

Known for thrilling performances and an eclectic and demanding repertoire, the Dance Theatre of Harlem from New York City, New York is coming to Macon. Calling itself a “leading dance institution of unparalleled global acclaim,” the Dance Theatre of Harlem will be performing at the historic Douglass ...

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Macon

2016 brings changes to Macon and Mercer

Donn Rodenroth, The Telegraph Flooding in Macon Takes Over Ocmulgee River Flash floods popped up in Georgia over the winter break with the Ocmulgee River cresting at nearly 28 feet in early December and lowering less than a foot by January. According to Liz Fabian at the Telegraph, cleanup crews gathered ...

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Macon

Capricorn office space restoration at crossroads

Among the vanities housed at Bryan Nichols’ storage building sits stacks of someone else’s treasure. There are ticket stubs from every Allman Brothers Band concert in 1974-1975, photographs of artist Andy Warhol and newspapers that chronicle the rise of the presidential peanut farmer Jimmy Carter. ...

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Macon

DO NOT CROSS: Approaching holidays sees rise in thefts

As the holiday season approaches, thefts are on the rise. From Oct. 12 to Nov. 23,  thirteen criminal offenses occurred on the Macon campus. Nine of these cases were thefts by taking. CRIMES OF NOTE: Oct. 30: A person stole $200 worth of copper refrigeration tubing from the roof of Mercer Lofts Phase ...


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