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General Assembly appropriated $6 Million dollars for ABAC buildings

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May 19, 2008

Tifton -- Three original buildings on the Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College campus are about to be restored.

Tift Hall always served as the primary administration building until it was closed last July.

The ABAC President's office had to be re-located for the first time in 99 years.

Lewis and Herring Halls were used as dormitories until they were closed about 15 years ago.

The General Assembly appropriated about $6 Million dollars for the renovations.

"Our campus has a typical front circular drive, and it is the front door to the college, and it's closed.  So we hope this will provide renewed contact with the public.  We've been working really hard for a long time to try to find state funding to help rehabilitate the front of our historic campus," said ABAC President David Bridges.

The first phase of construction is expected to begin in the next 6 to 9 months. It will probably take 2 or 3 years to complete the project.

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