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Mercer Hires Two Football Coaches

MACON, Ga. - Mercer head football coach Bobby Lamb announced the addition of Grant Cain and Justin Brown to the program's coaching staff in an announcement made Wednesday. Cain joins the staff as a defensive assistant while Brown is in line to serve as defensive line coach.

"At the time we began looking at Grant, he had several offers elsewhere," Lamb said. "He worked at Coastal Carolina with a coach that started that program from scratch, so he brings knowledge from that standpoint. As the main recruiter for Coastal Carolina in the state of Georgia north of I-20, he holds important ties to the Georgia football community. He is also a Georgia native and played at Harrison High School, so he has a great name in-state that will help with our recruiting efforts."

Clint Eastwood Film Preparations Continue

Preparations continued today for Macon's turn before the Hollywood cameras Thursday.

Workers today moved stools and other equipment into the Cheers bar on Northside Drive, where film crews will reportedly film a scene Thursday morning.

Film legend Clint Eastwood will reportedly be there tomorrow to film a scene for an upcoming movie.

It'a s baseball film called "Trouble With the Curve."

A businessman in the neighborhood says he's been told filming will start around 5 tomorrow morning.

Later Thursday, Eastwood and company are expected film a game scene at Macon's historic Luther Williams Field.

13WMAZ talked to people who will play baseball players in the Eastwood film. They said they had wardrobe fittings on Monday.

Sean DeFoe of the Bibb County's Sheriff's Department said they have not been contacted about road closures yet,

Macon Police: Riverside Drive Motel 6 Robbed

Macon Police want to find the person responsible for a robbery at a hotel Wednesday morning.

Dispatchers say someone robbed the Motel 6 located at 2690 Riverside Drive near Pierce Avenue.

It happened just before 6:30 a.m.

No further detail were available.

Check back for updates to this story today.

Local Author Visits Vineville Academy for Read-Aloud

Local Author Visits Vineville Academy for Read-Aloud

Local author and professor Dr. Catherine Meeks visited Vineville Academy of the Arts on February 27 to read to students. To learn more about her visit, click here.

Bears Beat Savannah State For 11th Win

SAVANNAH, Ga. - The Mercer baseball team exploded for six runs in the fifth inning to pull away for an 8-5 win against in-state rival Savannah State on Tuesday evening at Tiger Field.

The win was head coach Craig Gibson's 250th of his nine-year career with the Bears. Gibson is one just three head coaches to tally at least 250 career wins in the 64-year modern history of the Mercer baseball program.

Mercer (11-3) won its fifth-straight contest against Savannah State (3-9) and is tied for fourth in the nation with its 11 total wins so far this season.

After Bears starter Dimitri Kourtis and Tigers starter Tommy Freeman matched zeros over the first three innings, sophomore Nick Backlund got Mercer on the scoreboard first in the top of the fourth. The San Jose, Ca. native crushed a solo home run, his Atlantic Sun leading sixth of the season, to give the Orange and Black an early 1-0 advantage.

Mercer Accepts Bid To Postseason Tourney

MACON, Ga. - Mercer Athletics Director Jim Cole announced Tuesday that the men's basketball team is set to host a first round game of the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament after accepting a bid extended by the organization's selection committee. Mercer's opening game is scheduled for a 7 p.m. tip at the University Center on March 13.

Tickets are set to go on sale Wednesday morning at a base price of $10 per seat.

"We're extremely excited to be playing March basketball here at the University Center," Cole said. "It's a testament to the strength of our program and support from the middle-Georgia community that we've earned the right to host a first round game."

Prep Scores For March 5

Here are your prep sports scores reported to 13WMAZ for Monday, March 5.

Prep Baseball:

GISA

Windsor 21  Griffin Christian 7

GHSA

Mary Persons 4  Crawford Co. 1

Prep Soccer:

GHSA

Mary Persons 6  Rutland 2