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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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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 ...

Local News

'Macon Music' calls for contributions from local artists

Calling all Macon musicians! The chance for immense opportunities has landed itself at your feet. I’m talking about a new project to establish musical talent in Middle Georgia. The project takes the form of a CD compiling various artists across the region called ‘Macon Music.’ Shadow Sound Studios ...


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