ATHENS, Ga. (AP) University of Georgia officials are marking what they call the best fundraising year in the school's history. <br />
The Athens Banner-Herald reports that donors set the fundraising record in new University of Georgia President Jere Morehead's first year in office. <br />
University fundraisers received gifts and pledges for $126.4 million in the fiscal year that ended June 30. That's up 8 percent from the previous years. <br />
Officials say the number of donors also increased. Large and small gifts came from nearly 57,000 contributors, up 4 percent over the previous year. <br />
Jackson EMC President/CEO Chip Jakins announced Wednesday that its renewable energy supplier, Green Power EMC, has reached an agreement to purchase the full output of a new 52-Megawatt solar array planned for construction in Jeff Davis County near Hazlehurst.
Due to program and enrollment growth at its Cumming Campus, the University of North Georgia plans to lease the top floor of the Cumming City Hall for its Master of Business Administration and continuing education and professional development programs, that according to Associate Vice President of University Relations Kate Maine.