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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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Local News

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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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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Campus News

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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Campus News

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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Local News

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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Georgia

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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Local News

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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Local News

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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Local News

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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Local News

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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Macon

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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Macon

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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Macon

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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