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Mercer Village Hosts St. Patty's Day Party

At the St. Patrick's Day party in Mercer Village, Jonathan Wisdom and Caleb Thornley performed an acoustic set.

The video clip shows the guys covering "Iris" by the Goo Goo Dolls. Wisdom is a member of Macon-based band theKey and Thornley is a Mercer University freshman.

During the event, Barnes & Noble at Mercer University was officially welcomed to the Corridor with a ribbon-cutting and grand opening.

 

Sen. Brown and Rep. Epps Hold Public Hearings

Sen. Robert Brown (D-Macon) and Rep. Bubber Epps (D-Dry Branch) together will hold two public hearings on Saturday, March 6.

At the first, to be held at the Twiggs County Courthouse, Sen. Brown and Rep. Epps will seek input on House Bill 274 and Senate Bill 110 that could affect a Twiggs County landfill, and will also seek input on proposed salary increases for the Twiggs County Board of Education.

The second public hearing will be held at the Bibb Substation on Jeffersonville Road, also to discuss House Bill 274 and Senate Bill 110. House Bill 274, if passed, would re-introduce yard trimmings and vegetative matter to landfills in Georgia.

Who: State Sen. Robert Brown (D-Macon) and Rep. Bubber Epps (D-Dry Branch)

What: Public Hearing # 1 to discuss proposed changes affecting the Twiggs County landfill and to discuss proposed salary increases for Twiggs County Board of Education

March: National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

A proclamation by Mayor Robert Reichert on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at City Hall will commence observance of National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month in Macon and the central Georgia community.

During this month, The Medical Center of Central Georgia (MCCG) will educate the community, including a keynote lecture from a foremost figure in national surgery, Dr. John L. Cameron.

That's according to a MCCG news release.

Downtown Opens Three New Businesses

Three new businesses will open in Downtown Macon on Friday, March 4.

At 10 a.m., Saturna & Company, PC, CPA will open at 505 Second St. Suite 101.

At 4 p.m., Three Brothers Cheesecake and Sweets will open at 592 Cherry St.

At 7:30 p.m. Element Night Club will open at 425 Cherry St.

For more information, contact NewTown Macon at 478-550-2185.

Historic Macon Offers Facade Loans for Downtown Macon

Some of downtown Macon’s facades are about to get a facelift. 

Historic Macon Foundation announced today that its popular facade loan program will expand into downtown Macon.

That's according to a Historic Macon Foundation news release. 

The 1772 Foundation has made $30,000 to Historic Macon Foundation to launch the program. 

This new grant marks the Foundation’s first gift in Macon. 

All $30,000 will be lent to eligible property owners downtown to improve the appearance of their buildings. 

Program details and application instructions can be found online at www.historicmacon.org/loans

Society of Professional Engineers Discuss Passenger Rail

The Middle Georgia Chapter of the Georgia Society of Professional Engineers, in cooperation with the Mercer University School of Engineering, is celebrating Engineers Week 2011 in the middle Georgia area. 

The Society Engineering Chapter and the Engineering School are sponsoring a luncheon in the President’s Dining Room at the University Center on Mercer's campus. 

The luncheon will be held on Monday, February 21 at noon. 

Mr. Gordon Kenna, Chief Executive Officer of Georgians for Passenger Rail, will speak about the passenger rail in the State of Georgia and the ramifications of the Transportation Investment Act (GA HB 277).  

The Georgians for Passenger Rail is an advocacy group promoting the creation of a passenger rail network for Georgia.  The group is focused on bringing passenger rail service to the Macon-Atlanta corridor.

11th Hour Awards After Party Takes Place Downtown

11th Hour Awards After Party Takes Place Downtown

February 24 at Bottoms Up.

Live music by DJ Trent Shawty Slim and Roger Riddle.

Bottoms Up is located at 566 Cherry St.