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Former Dalton State professor talks about misconceptions re: the South

Special to SEGAZINE

Larry Cooper, who has released a book titled “Lincoln’s Land,” on his genealogy and the Civil War’s impact on eastern Tennessee, talks about his family being Unionist, not Confederate.
Source: Dalton Daily Citizen

Morris Brown College returns to bankruptcy court with new $1.5 million loan
According to legal filings submitted to the court last week, Morris Brown will be seeking to stay open for the foreseeable future thanks to a new $1.5 million loan that the African Methodist Episcopal Church is willing to provide.

Former Columbus State music professor resigns from Illinois position over selling college’s instruments
Former professor at CSU Robert Rumbelow resigned as director of bands at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign amid allegations that he sold university instruments and kept the money in his bank account.
Source: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer/Sunday

Mercer University’s football program could be major score for local economy
The Middle Georgia Regional Commission has estimated that Saturday’s game and Nov. 23 homecoming, which are both sold out, could net more than $2.5 million combined for the local economy.
Source: Macon Telegraph/Sunday

Mercer University believes football decision will pay off
After a fall of practice, a spring session and a second summer of workouts, Mercer is ready for football for the first time since the early 1940s.
Source: Macon Telegraph/Sunday

Albany schools moving toward “Bring Your Own Technology”
The epicenter of the BYOT initiative in Georgia is located in the Forsyth County School System, which is entering the third year of its ground-breaking program.
Source: Albany Herald/Sunday

UGA students could have free digital textbooks in their future
Students in a couple of UGA introductory biology courses are getting free digital textbooks this semester thanks to a $25,000 University System of Georgia grant.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald

State officials consider armed guards at schools
State School Superintendent John Barge said the state may need to consider helping districts pay for school police officers. “It’ll be an extremely expensive funding issue,” he said. “But what value do you place on the life of children?”
Source: Athens Banner-Herald

Middle Georgia State’s online IT program named most affordable
Consumer information website has ranked the nation’s most affordable online bachelor’s degrees with computer science options.
Source: Macon Telegraph

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