AMERICUS — Georgia Southwestern State University’s economic impact on the region was $103.2 million in Fiscal Year 2021, up 15 percent from last year at $89 million. The University System of Georgia and its 26 institutions served as a significant source of stability and played a critical role in the state’s recovery with a $19.3 billion statewide economic impact. While the USG’s overall impact was up 3.8 percent from Fiscal Year 2020, GSW had the largest percentage increase from a single institution in the system.
TIFTON — Students can now compete for a spot in one of the most prestigious organizations on the Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College campus, the ABAC Ambassadors. Ambassadors’ advisor Sunny Ross Sparrow said the application process is vigorous, and only the best-qualified and -motivated students are selected to represent ABAC.
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ALBANY — Starting Wednesday, the westbound lane of the 2000 block of East Broad Avenue will be closed from 7:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. weekdays due to SPLOST VII sidewalk construction, Albany officials announced. The work will be done during the weekdays, and East Broad Avenue will be open...
ALBANY — The Dougherty County District Attorney’s office isn’t taking a summer vacation when it comes to prosecuting violent crimes in the community. That was the pledge Dougherty DA Greg Edwards made in announcing two recent convictions, one a stabbing murder and the other involving a driver who fired multiple times from a shotgun while attempting to flee pursuing police officers through residential areas.