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Thomas Bemke, 60, walks a mile through knee-high weeds on the shoulder of Gray Highway in 90-degree heat one day early in May 2022 to buy groceries at Dollar Tree. Bemke said he is extra cautious on his trek because of the number and speed of semis on the highway.

Pedestrian safety is their goal but Macon’s deadliest streets are out of their control

Laura Corley, Civic Journalism Fellow May 18, 2022

A narrow trail of matted grass that stretches for a mile or so through knee-high weeds along the deadliest corridor here for pedestrians marks the route Thomas Bemke treads twice each week to buy groceries. The...

County Health Ranking report: How healthy are Bibb County residents?

County Health Ranking report: How healthy are Bibb County residents?

Laura Corley, Civic Journalism Fellow May 16, 2022

Bibb County residents have among the lowest health outcomes in the state, according to a recently released report for 2022 County Health Rankings by the University of Wisconsin’s Population Health Institute. The...

Dan Sims hugs his wife, Traci, after the Bibb County Board of Education voted 6-2 to appoint him to superintendent.

Dan Sims to ‘take the baton’ as next Bibb Schools Superintendent

Laura Corley, Civic Journalism Fellow May 10, 2022

A new leader is set to take the helm of Bibb County Schools. Dan Anthony Sims, one of five associate superintendents from Atlanta Public Schools, was cemented as the district’s new superintendent...

Fans hang their hands over the railing and high-five players and coaches in this Mayhem file photo.

Mayhem to host Nickelodeon Night

Andrew Fleming, Center for Collaborative Journalism March 21, 2022

The Macon Mayhem will celebrate a promotional “Nickelodeon Night” as they face-off against the Vermilion County Bobcats on March 26 at the Macon Coliseum. The Mayhem will don specialty “Spongebob...

Tiny Tour of the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame

Trevor McMullen, Center for Collaborative Journalism March 2, 2022

Located in downtown Macon, the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame is a culmination of sports excellence at all levels in the Peach State. Offering tours and rentals, the GSHOF has proven to be an asset to the...

Tiny Tour: Homer and Ruth Drake Field House

Al Wooten, Center of Collaborative Journalism March 2, 2022

Homer and Ruth Drake Field House is located at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia. The field house was opened in 2013 for Mercer’s men’s football and lacrosse teams. It sits in the south endzone of...

Tiny Tour: Tattnall Square Park

Naya Tillitt, Center for Collaborative Journalism March 2, 2022

Tattnall Square Park is recognized by exploregeorgia.com as the second oldest park in the state of Georgia, as well as one of the oldest of all U.S. urban parks. With all the park has to offer, it is a...

Tiny Tour: The R. Kirby Godsey Administration Building at Mercer University

Samantha Vaquero, Center For Collaborative Journalism March 2, 2022

Mercer University located in Macon, GA has a building named after R. Kirby Godsey who was the 17th president of the university, and it was constructed in 1874. The R. Kirby Godsey Administration Building...

Tiny Tour: Hardman Hall

Avni Trivedi, Center for Collaborative Journalism March 2, 2022

Hardman Hall, originally Hardeman Library, was built in 1907. After being remodeled by Dr. Hardman in 1936, Hardman Hall became home to the art department on Mercer’s Campus. Inside you can find studios...

Audiogram: Claude Smith Field Mercer Baseball

Naya Tillitt, Center for Collaborative Journalism February 23, 2022

Mercer University Baseball took on Eastern Kentucky University at home on Sunday, Feb. 20, 2022 at Claude Smith Field in Macon, Georgia. It was the third and final game of a weekend series against EKU....

Audiogram: The Sound of Mercer Intramural Basketball

Al Wooten, Center of Collaboritve Journalism February 23, 2022

Mercer University hosts an intramural basketball game on February 21, 2022. This series of basketball games can be found in the University Center. Mercer's intramural basketball league is an inclusive...

A Minute at Hawkins Arena

Trevor McMullen, Center for Collaborative Journalism February 23, 2022

Every year, 358 NCAA Division One Men's Basketball teams compete for one of the 68 spots in "March Madness". One such team is Mercer University, who is attempting to get into the "Big Dance" for the first...

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