Macon sees more pedestrian deaths than most places in Georgia. And while the incidents are small when compared to other causes of death, a reporting effort in Macon shows how a pedestrian fatality on our roads cuts into the psyche of our community. GPB Macon and the Telegraph gave voice to a reporting project by student journalists at Mercer University’s Center for Collaborative Journalism.
Georgia’s sports reporters got a closer look at the upcoming college football season at the annual Pigskin Preview event at the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame in Macon Tuesday. Mercer Bears head coach Bobby Lamb was on hand to talk about the changes to his program just up the hill from the Sports Hall. “I think the biggest challenge for us is going into the Southern Conference. Certainly the speed of the conference will be a lot different than what we played last year,” Lamb said. Mercer finished with a 10-2 record in the Pioneer League last year in what was the team’s debut season. They head into Southern Conference play with their 2013 roster plus some new transfers and some freshmen.