Outside the Salvation Army shelter in down town Augusta a line of homeless men begins to form along the sidewalk. It’s nearly 30 degrees and they have arrived early in the hopes of getting food and a bed for the night.
Fort Valley State University got a $1 million bio fuel research grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The five-year grant will look at six crops including a type of sugar cane and several grass varieties.
Students at several public universities are planning their response to possible HOPE Scholarship cuts. This comes after Governor-elect Nathan Deal hinted that changes in fee and book allowances may be needed to sustain HOPE.
The public verdict is in and overwhelming: The better the education people get, the stronger the U.S. economy will be, a poll shows. But don't count on folks to support higher taxes to improve schools.