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Mercer plans to build new Innovation Center for entreprenuers

[video credit="Marin Guta " align="right"][/video] Mercer's new vision is to make Middle Georgia the Silicon Valley of the South with the introduction with the  Mercer Innovation Center. The center aims to provide a physical space for technology, programming, resources and access to a talent pool, ...

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College Hill and ArtPlace bringing makers to Macon

Massive fire-breathing robots: somebody has to make them. And this November, the College Hill Alliance is holding an inaugural event to highlight those creators.  The Make End Festival's purpose, according to their official website, is to showcase makers—“people who create original art, craft ...

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Mary Janiga: Named for greatness

The game of golf has been with freshman Mary Augusta Janiga from the moment she entered the world. She shares her namesake with the course that takes breathes away  — The Augusta National. The National, host of one of golf’s four majors — The Masters Tournament — resides in Augusta, Georgia, ...

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Harvest Faire to recreate Hay House history

On the eve of Halloween, the Hay House will open its doors for its annual Harvest Faire. Sponsored by the Knight Foundation—a non-profit dedicated to supporting community engagement—the event will take place between 4:00-7:00 p.m. The Harvest Faire is a recreation of a faire in the 1800s, emulating ...

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Dirt Farmers Marketplace brings fresh, local fare to Macon

Over two years ago, Brendan Rowley became a customer of TheDirtFarmers.com, a local Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) service founded by one of his friends. The subscription service offers customizable boxes filled with seasonal produce, which are delivered to customers throughout Macon on a bi-weekly ...

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Mac Party offers fresh view of Macon

Friday marked a momentous day for the city of Macon as hundreds of students from Mercer University, Wesleyan College and Middle Georgia State University flocked to the first ever Mac Party. Designed to introduce new students to the city of Macon, the Mac Party hosted an array of local businesses, free ...

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First Service Saturday of the semester is on the horizon

MerServe aims to heighten community involvement among students this year by hosting monthly Service Saturdays, which will place student volunteers in contact with local non-profits in need of aid.   The first Service Saturday is to be held Sept. 26 and will take place between 8:30 a.m. and noon.  Students ...

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Bear Bites: Maggio’s Italian Grill gets almost perfect marks

When you're here, you're special. Unlike its larger Italian counterparts, the simplicity of Maggio’s is refreshing. You won't find tacky ornamental work or stereotypical prints of the Tuscan countryside. There are no frills, but Maggio's doesn't need to use cheap tricks. Any trip to this Italian ...

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The Historic Power of the Peace Fountain

[embed]https://youtu.be/aXK4q0Fjpvs[/embed] Around the year 1914 a magnificent fountain was constructed in Macon, Georgia. It stood triumphant and tall as an icon for Macon and its community members, but the Great Depression took its toll. The fountain was turned off in 1934. For years the fountain ...

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New buses a possibility down the road

The cones are gone. The new asphalt is smooth. Dark. A stretch of Mercer University Drive was under construction this summer as part of the Second Street Corridor project, a Macon-Bibb initiative that is working to make it easier to come downtown. The first few legs of that process have been completed. ...

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Butterfly Bio Blitz takes wing at the Ocmulgee National Monument

On Saturday, August 22, the Ocmulgee National Monument hosted its third annual Butterfly Bio Blitz. Participants armed with cameras and sunscreen explored the park from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., snapping photos of every beautiful butterfly they saw along the way. This event aimed to help park officials ...

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19 must eats in Macon: H&H, Bear's Den, The Back Burner and more

It may be known as the ‘Heart of Georgia’, but Macon’s culinary talents suggest it should be called “Georgia’s Kitchen.” From soul food and fusions to Caribbean delight, everyone's palate receives some attention in “The Central City.”    In honor of the Class of 2019, here are 19 ...

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Brick Campaign to benefit Tattnall Square Park

In order to make the new fountain in Tattnall Square Park aesthetically pleasing and sustainable, personalized bricks are being sold to complete the design. Ron Lemon, board member, helped set up a fundraising campaign of purchasing bricks to memorialize a loved one, business, pet or anything else. “We ...

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Fire destroys inside of Nu-Way Wieners, plans for repair in works

Jim Cavacias and Spyros Dermatas stood watching 99 years burn. Aside from shedding tears, it was all the owners could do as Macon-Bibb firefighters worked to extinguish the flames engulfing Nu-Way Wieners early Friday morning. The broken storefront windows deceive those who pass by 430 Cotton Avenue, ...

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Four local finalists in Knight Cities Challenge

The Knight Foundation announced 126 finalists in its Knight Cities Challenge, and four of those finalists are Maconites. Their ideas involve retaining talent, creating opportunity, and enhancing community engagement. The finalists said they are excited to move forward in the process and hope to have ...


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