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Expansion and Development in the Greater Decatur area

Lots o’ good news

Posted by alalto on May 19, 2009


There was a lot of good news announced in the Decatur Daily today.

The city council unanimously approved the $800,000 requested by the colleges for the arts campus. The county of course also approved their portion a few days ago. The city donated the money, as well as the property, to the State Board of Education, for the campus.

An interesting note was made that Morgan County is the most populous county in the state that does not have an institution of higher education within its borders.

I’m really happy about this. Not only with this provide for improved access to education in the city, and economic development in downtown, but it will also keep some of the oldest buildings in downtown from being demolished.

Another development with this is that the two year college chancellor is planning to resign. What we saw last time this happened was another slow down on this project. They’re saying that the chancellor stepping down shouldn’t have any effect on the project. And, I’m praying that this is true…

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One Response to “Lots o’ good news”

  1. Atrian said

    http://www.decaturdaily.com/detail/41782.html

    I am surprised that the Athens’ faculty was not aware of the technicalities on offering a major considering that the art professors at Calhoun talk about these things all the time. That’s slightly alarming.

    But then there are several alarming aspects about this project. There’s too much politics going on in the background.

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