Mark Wright sounds like a guy in love. "You see this grand old lady up on the hill. its hard to resist her," Wright said, standing in front of the historic but vacant A.L. Miller school complex just west of Mercer University. "I mean, look at it."
Later this month, the Bibb County Board of Education votes on a budget that cuts spending. Key to the belt-tightening is consolidating schools - and that means closing school buildings.
Three school buildings in close proximity to each in East Macon illustrate the situation.
Mercer University Medical School is hoping to bring in a more diverse student body with the help of Savannah native Dr. Bonzo Reddick. He’ll be heading up diversity efforts at the school’s Savannah campus.
The keynote speaker at what is likely the last commencement exercise at Sweet Briar College in Virginia has criticized the closing of the 114-year-old women's school.
Columbus, Mayor Teresa Tomlinson is a 1987 graduate of Sweet Briar.
Jeremy Barker teaches 3d printing to engineering students. He also has a sideline business printing scale models of actual humans. Baby bumps, super hero costumes, your kids, even your boss....it's all fair game for little, 3d printed statues.