Mon., March 11, 2013 4:00pm
GPB Macon and our partners at The Telegraph and the Center for Collaborative Journalism at Mercer University are embarking on a new project we call "Macon in the Mirror," and if you live in Macon-Bibb County, we're going to want to talk to you.
Tue., January 8, 2013 6:19pm
Eight public institutions of higher education across Georgia officially became four on Tuesday, as the state Board of Regents gave final approval to a consolidation scheme that’s been more than a year in the making. While substantive changes have been—and continue to be—in progress, the big day on campus was all about branding.
Wed., November 14, 2012 5:00pm
University System of Georgia officials could merge more state schools. The state Board of Regents on Wednesday discussed ways to streamline both property and personnel.
Mon., October 29, 2012 6:00am
Georgia Regents University Augusta is the official name of a new institution resulting from the merger of two Augusta universities. The decision came after some objected to dropping Augusta from the name. And it has branding implications for both the university and the city.
Wed., October 24, 2012 3:39pm
Members of a group pushing to keep the name ‘Augusta’ in a new consolidated university in that city say they’re confident the two sides will come to a compromise. They reject the name ‘Georgia Regents University’ chosen by administrators.
Wed., July 4, 2012 11:00am
The merger of Augusta State and Georgia Health Sciences universities will create a new institution. But it doesn’t yet have a name, and there's a lot riding on what it will be called.
Mon., April 9, 2012 10:30am
A possible merger to consolidate Macon and Bibb County governments is causing angst for some city and county workers. Police officials have unanswered questions about pensions for officers if the consolidation plan is passed later this year.
Thu., March 22, 2012 3:23pm
House approves a bill allowing citizens of Macon to decide whether to merge city and county governments. Bill now goes to governor. Consolidation efforts go back nearly 100 years.
Tue., December 27, 2011 4:00pm
Lawmakers are preparing new legislation on consolidation. Past efforts have failed. Changes in leadership make merging city and county more likely.
Thu., October 20, 2011 4:09pm
The University System of Georgia could announce as early as Dec. 1 which colleges and programs are top candidates for consolidation. Chancellor Hank Huckaby says in the next ten days, he will release the criteria guiding the recommendations.