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State leaders celebrate future of college education in S. GA

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VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -

State leaders are celebrating Wiregrass Georgia Tech and VSU's efforts to help increase college education in South Georgia.
 
Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle and Senator Tim Golden spoke at Wiregrass Wednesday afternoon. They talked about recent funding Wiregrass received through the state budget to help more students be able to afford a technical college education.
 
"It positions both institutions and the community very strongly, not only to attract people locally but also people from neighboring communities and around the state," said Lt. Governor Casey Cagle.

When asked if he hopes to see this continue, Senator Tim Golden said the state legislature has a responsibility to make sure it continues.

"I think it will have to [continue]...we're close to, just in the last couple of years, a $70 million dollar investment. So, the state's got a lot at stake here to see that this works," said Golden.
 
Cagle and Golden both also praised the college and university's work with South Georgia Medical Center to boost the health care industry in Valdosta.