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Vandalized Statue of Bear Replaced in Tattnall Park
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Vandalized Statue of Bear Replaced in Tattnall Park

A new fiberglass bear makes its debut in Tattnall Square Park Wednesday after the first one was vandalized a year ago.

Part of the College Hill Bear Trail, this fiber glass bear reigns at the corner of Coleman Ave. and Adams Street across from Mercer University's campus.

PHOTOS | College Hill Bear Trail

Macon Arts Communications Director Jonathan Dye says it took a year to replace the bear due to a few factors. They were waiting on the artist's schedule to clear, having the money to replace the bear and then having an automotive clear-coat put on the bear.

Once the bear was finished with an automotive grade clear-coat, donated by Youmans Chevrolet, Parks and Recreation received the bear and then they were able to install the bear Wednesday.

Artist Connie Redd painted a new bear after the original was vandalized in November 2011. 

Dye says she changed the design from the original bear in Tattnall Square.

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