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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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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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Macon

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 ...

Macon

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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Local News

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, ...

Campus News

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 ...

Local News

Pet health matters to local business

Everyone has heard the old adage—you are what you eat. It turns out the same saying goes for your pet. TailsSpin, a pet food and accessories store, knows all too well the importance of feeding dogs healthy, all-natural ingredients. Feeding dogs certain foods, like those containing corn, wheat and ...

Campus News

Mercer students join community in Celebrating MLK

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy and pursuit of unity, Mercer students spent their Monday off actively engaged with the Macon community at the 25th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast Celebration and following march to the Government Center. At the breakfast, Mercer students ...

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State News

Movie Causes Waves Through Macon, GA

Macon has become a prime location for filmmakers and TV producers. With films being filmed in Macon and going off to have great success, Macon as well as other cities in Georgia is becoming quite the hub for the visual entertainment industry. “It’s been great to see the excitement of people seeing ...

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Macon

Corner Concert to be held at abandoned Shriner Temple

What makes a concert successful? Is it the balanced enigma of polished musical acts? Perhaps it’s the nuance and adornment of creative venues? It could even be as simple as having an energetic, lively and devoted crowd. Andrew Eck believes in a synthesis of all these factors, each critical to pulling ...

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Campus News

Voicebox: What do you think about Mercer's changes?

A buzz of positivity has followed the announcement of a coming-soon residential, retail and commercial development on Mercer University’s campus. Autumn ushered in news of an address change and the proposed plans for new Loft developments along with new campus restaurants and lodging accommodations. Several ...

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State News

Fort Valley woman receives innovative 3-D printed knee

The scars on her knees tell a story of renewal and relief. In December of last year, and again this past May, Kathy Magill underwent two innovative medical procedures in which she received 3-D knee implants. Living on a farm out in Fort Valley, the 67-year-old Magill’s constant rough activity and ...

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Georgia

BREAKING: Election night results

In an election-night shocker, both David Perdue and Gov. Nathan Deal have significantly outperformed their polls and won their races outright, avoiding what many saw as probable runoffs in both races. Perdue's win helps the GOP take control of the Senate, and Deal's win is one of many surprisingly robust ...

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