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Civil War Symposium returns in November, to feature lectures on Sherman's march and period life in Augusta

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 12:49pm

Area residents can relive the intricacies of life during national conflict when the fourth annual Civil War Symposium returns this November.

The program, The War Comes to Georgia, will feature lectures by Civil War authors and performances by the 8th Georgia Regimental Band of Rome. The symposium will be Nov. 6-8 at the Augusta Museum of History and the Morris Museum of Art.

Nancy Glaser, the executive director of the history museum, said talks will focus predominantly on Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman’s march through Georgia and its adverse effects on the Augusta area.

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Paine president resigns

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 12:37pm

 

George C. Bradley resigned as president of embattled Paine College on Tuesday as the institution continues efforts to maintain its accreditation after several years of financial mismanagement and fiscal instability.

In a statement to alumni, board of trustees Chairman Silas Norman said Bradley “desires to spend more time with his family and believes that the college is in a good state to transition out.”

Samuel Sullivan, the provost and vice president of academic affairs, will serve as acting president, Norman said.

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Barrow to hold annual military academy day

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 12:06pm

U.S. Rep. John Barrow will hold his annual Academy Day in Augusta this weekend to familiarize students and their families with the application and nominations process for the nation’s military service academies.

The event, which lasts from 10 a.m. to noon Sat­urday at Georgia Regents University’s Maxwell Per­forming Arts Center, is free and open to the public, and high school students and graduates interested in applying are urged to attend.

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