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The freshman’s survival guide to Macon

La Berry Frozen Yogurt 4646 Forsyth Road This frozen yogurt shop on Forsyth Road recently opened in 2011. As frozen yogurt continues to become more and more popular, the Macon community and Mercer students cannot get enough La Berry! This frozen yogurt shop has eight different flavors to choose from ...

The Setonian
Bibb County

Macon, Bibb County vote to consolidate governments

After years of controversial discussion and debate, the people of Macon and Bibb County voted to approve consolidation of the two governments on Aug. 1. In order for consolidation to be approved, it had to be passed in Macon and in all of Bibb County. According to The Telegraph, city voters favored ...

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Macon

Historic Macon landmarks worth seeing

Macon is an old city rich with history. Four locations in particular can be deemed vital in terms of their value and significance. The birthplace of Macon resides at Fort Hawkins, built in 1806 as an official U.S. Army Fort and Indian Factory for trading and meeting with Native Americans. As U.S. Army ...

pophamculture
Macon

Popham Culture: Macon must become more bike-friendly

Anything worthwhile deserves protecting. I think most rational people could agree with that. Quality of life is inarguably worthwhile.  The cities that are usually rated with the highest quality of life are generally also rated the most cycling friendly cities in the world.   Because of this, I ...

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Macon

Macon places of worship

St. Paul's Episcopal Church For the last edition of The Cluster, I began a spiritual extravaganza in which I attend various religious services throughout Macon. For this edition, I first went to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, located at the corner of College and Forsyth. The people at St. Paul’s ...

The Setonian
Macon

Zombie 'Thriller' dance comes to Macon

For four Thursdays in October, Valkyrie Anderson, a French one and two teacher at Mount De Sales Academy, showed up at Tatnall Square Park to learn the dance to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.” Those there were preparing for a ghoulish night of fun and dancing at the Zombie Thriller Dance, an annual ...

The Setonian
Macon

Macon smoking ban defeated

In April, the Macon City Council first passed the proposed smoking ban that would have outlawed smoking in bars, nightclubs, restaurants and other public places. Mayor Robert Reichert vetoed that version. Supporters have since revised the ordinance, trying to gain the Mayor’s support, but the revised ...

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Macon

Macon nightlife booming, diverse

The Hummingbird The Hummingbird opened in 2005 and has since become the staple for downtown cool. Offering a steady flow of entertainment on a weekly basis the Bird holds its own with a natural concept of good people, music, and drinking. National, regional and local live music are featured all the ...

The Setonian
Macon

Recent rise in crime impacts Mercer area

Over the past month, Mercer students have seen a rise in criminal activity in the area. More importantly, several of these recent criminal acts have directly affected students on the Macon campus. During the month of September, a car was reported stolen from behind Jittery Joe’s Coffee, two law students ...

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Macon

Coffee shop wars: battle of the bean

With the first round of exams and papers bound to hit agendas in the near future and midterms looming in the distance, Mercerians new and old will be searching for a coffee shop with fast internet and quality caffeine to energize and motivate. Three coffee shops near and dear to students’ hearts are ...

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Macon

Macon knows how to shop 'til you drop

This week, the Cluster has profiled five boutique stores in Macon to help students uncover the best shopping downtown has to offer. Macon boutique stores may be small in numbers but are growing in style and accommodating to students on a college budget. For more information on any of the boutiques please ...

The Setonian
Macon

Bibb County officials seek election reform

A group of eight Bibb County officials made it known in early September their plan to ask local legislators to make county elections nonpartisan. The officials included Bibb County Solicitor-General Otis Scarbary, Probate Judge William Self, District Attorney Greg winters, Sherriff Jerry Modena, Superior ...

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Macon

Macon Exchange Club votes down return of Macon State Fair in 2012

Recently the Macon Telegraph reported the Georgia State Fair would not be returning to Macon in 2012.  The fair has been coming to Macon since 1851 and operated by the Exchange Club of Macon since 1942.  The Fair originated at Stone Mountain, Georgia and moved to Atlanta before finally resting in ...

The Setonian
Macon

check, please!

In the Northwest side of Macon, at 1693 Bass Road, a charming Italian restaurant named Mirko’s Pasta serves up self-proclaimed authentic Italian dishes to those who wish to experience Italy through their taste buds.   I must profess, having visited Mirko’s previously gave me high hopes for my ...

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Macon

Check, please!

When I critique a restaurant, I take into account much more than meal quality.  Every aspect must have consideration.  Seating arrangements, for instance, and how much light enters an establishment can ruin a perfect meal. When I dine I usually go with many of my friends.  My friends and I are loud ...

The Setonian
Macon

Weekly local market opens, 16 farmers sell fresh goods

Macon’s Main Street Program, Community Health Works and Macon Roots have recently collaborated on a new farmers’ market in downtown Macon called Mulberry Street Market. The producer-only farmers’ market will supply local organic meats, produce and eggs in Mulberry Street Park from April through ...

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Macon

Your guide to Bearstock

So, we all know Bearstock is coming up this Saturday, and we all know that it’s going to be completely awesome, as it is every year. But some people don’t know that this year will be a little different than the past few festials, so your pals at The Cluster have prepared this guide to the festivities. ...

The Setonian
Macon

STING, Inc. visits Mercer during college tour, participates in forum

On April 5, Mercer University was one of seven stops during a Cobb County community group’s 2011 College Tour for middle and high school students. STING, Inc., a nonprofit organization in conjunction  with “We Thrive on the Drive”, led students from Pebblebrook High School in Mableton, Chapel ...


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