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Raeshan Davis says her main concerns are student loans and jobs Raeshan Davis says her main concerns are student loans and jobs
Annette Smith, a medical Arts teacher Annette Smith, a medical Arts teacher
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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Folks across the country were glued to their TVs today, watching history in the making, as President Barack Obama begins his second term. Many in South Georgia are also hoping that today marks an important day for the country, in moving forward as a whole.

Some Albany State University students spent Monday volunteering, but the conversation was about President Barack Obama beginning his second term.

Raeshan Davis says as a college student, her main concerns are student loans and jobs. "We're coming out, we're trying to better ourselves, and so at the end of the day, what are we going to do in terms of jobs. Because I know there's a big issue with jobs and that's one of the main things that we really focused on even on the campus of Albany State University."

During his inaugural address, President Obama called for common ground over the next four years. He said we will seize this moment if we seize it together, something folks in Albany are echoing.

"I'm looking forward to seeing everyone come together and work together on common terms and having goals set for the people that we can move the economy forward, move the relationships forward, so we can build our country and be ready for the next generation to take over," said Annette Smith, a medical Arts teacher at Merry Acres Middle Magnet School.

And Davis says while the recent presidential campaign seemed to pull the country apart, now is the time to pull together, no matter what side you were supporting.

"I don't think we should be divided because at the end of the day he is the person in charge. And so it's like ok, yeah we may have our different views, but this is who they put in charge so now we need to work with him instead of working against him so we can get where we need to get in the next four years."

Four years which President Obama says will be full of hard work to get this country back on track.

 

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