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By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Several south Georgia projects got axed from next year's state budget by the House of Representatives.

The vacant lot at Albany State University for the Ray Charles Fine Arts Building will likely remain vacant for now. 1.8-million dollars for the project was cut.

Also cut, 1.6-million dollars that Darton College had planned to use to purchase the Albany Museum of Art and its property. Friday, Dr. Everette Freeman and Mayor Willie Adams went to the capitol to ask Senators to re-instate the money. Darton College is also calling local leaders.

"We are booming, we're busting at the seams so our hope is that it will be placed on the Senate budget and will then pass through that route," said Krista Robitz, Darton College.

Some of the local projects that did get funding are a New Health and Human Service Building for Georgia Southwestern State University at 1.1-million dollars, the Oakland Library in Lee County at 2-million, the Allied Health Building at Moultrie technical College at 9.5-million and the Agricultural Testing Laboratory in Tift County at 24-million dollars.

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