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Voters waiting in early morning line at Macon
Voting in the 2020 Presidential Election
Chance Allen December 2, 2020

College students joined the nation’s voters flooding the polls to cast ballots during the Nov 3 election. Of particular interest was the presidential race which focused...

Mercer students wrapping up classes say not having a break this Fall made for a stressful semester.
Mercer Students React to Fall Break Changes
Chance Allen December 2, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic caused Mercer students to wrap up Fall Semester with absolutely no breaks. Initially, it was found that this would be a better option for students to...

Highlight Videos on the 2020 Football Season around Macon-Bibb County
Highlight Videos on the 2020 Football Season around Macon-Bibb County
November 30, 2020

Students in a video class at Mercer’s Center for Collaborative Journalism made short films for various high school football teams around the greater Macon area. Some students...

Cost of COVID: Ingleside Village Pizza
Cost of COVID: Ingleside Village Pizza
Micah Johnston November 30, 2020

Tina Dixon shares how Ingleside Village Pizza has adapted to continue to serve Macon despite the pandemic.

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Chadwick Boseman in a scene from the movie 42 where parts of it was filmed at Luther Williams Field in Macon.
Actor Chadwick Boseman, Became Legendary Portraying Legends
Chance Allen November 30, 2020

Chadwick Boseman would have celebrated his 44th birthday on Nov. 29. On Aug. 28, Boseman died from Stage 4 colon cancer.  At 43-years-old, Chadwick Boseman had been recognized...

Just Tap
Just Tap'd Halloween Trivia Night
Lillie King • November 12, 2020

Here are some sounds from Macon’s Just Tap’d Halloween Disney Trivia Night. Lots of costumes were worn and a bunch of fun was had. 

Photo story: It feels like Christmas
Photo story: It feels like Christmas
Hunter Gause • November 12, 2020

Christmas only comes around once a year, but people seem to decorate earlier and earlier each year. In 2020, a few places in Mercer Village have gotten in the holiday spirit...

Taste of Black-Owned Mercer and Macon
Taste of Black-Owned Mercer and Macon
Fatmata Kargbo • November 12, 2020

Oct. 31, 2020, The Gamma Iota Gamma Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. and the Mercer Chapter of the NAACP hosted the First Annual Taste of Black-Owned Mercer and Macon....

5 Reasons to go natural
5 Reasons to go natural
Fatmata Kargbo • November 3, 2020

About four years ago, I made the decision to go natural. For a long time, I always said I would never go natural. I thought my hair would be too difficult to handle. Then,...

6 Reasons to be an only child or from a big family
6 Reasons to be an only child or from a big family
Hunter Gause, Lillie King • November 3, 2020

I’ve been an only child all my life and it has many highs and few lows. The happiest moments definitely outweigh the saddest moments when I look at my life, and if I...

Sounds of a gas station
Sounds of a gas station
October 21, 2020
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The Macon Newsroom features work from the collaboration among Mercer's Center for Collaborative Journalism, 13WMAZ, Georgia Public Broadcasting and The Telegraph
The Macon Newsroom features work from the collaboration among Mercer's Center for Collaborative Journalism, 13WMAZ, Georgia Public Broadcasting and The Telegraph