Georgia's public colleges and universities will have to earn the money they get from taxpayers by helping more students get a degree. The change is part of a new funding formula approved Wednesday by a commission appointed by Gov. Nathan Deal.
The Georgia Sports Hall of Fame Authority has voted to extend its negotiations with Halls of Fame Inc. of Macon until July 31. The authority is negotiating to transfer the operations of the museum to Halls of Fame Inc., the lone group to submit a bid to take over the museum.
The Georgia Music Hall of Fame drew some of its biggest crowds of the year during its final weekend. The Macon museum shut its doors on Sunday. Officials say it drew more than 670 people on Sunday after attracting more than 650 people on Saturday. Poor attendance was cited as a reason for the shutdown, and the museum had been averaging fewer than 100 visitors a day.
The University of Georgia is cutting another 18 jobs from its agriculture and enviromental sciences college. The school's dean, Scott Angle, tells the Athens Banner-Herald it's also selling a 522-acre agricultural research farm in Oconee County.