Ag Activity Center

first_imgStudents, alumni and visitors to the Universityof Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences have a new meetingplace. The CAES Activity Center opened Sept. 18 on the Athens, Ga., campus.The Four Towers Building off College Station Road houses the new center. The buildingitself is a historical agricultural symbol on the UGA campus.Its four silo towers frame a building that has served as a dairy barn, poultry researchand extension center and office space. It now houses the UGA Visitors Center on one endand the CAES Activity Center on the other. The Activity Center includes a large conference room, board room and offices of AgAlumni and student organizations. A large exhibit hall features interactive kiosks, videosand displays of the history of the college and Georgia agriculture. It also shows currentresearch, teaching and public service efforts and future careers for students.”This new facility provides a focal point for students, employees, clients andalumni of our college,” said CAES Dean Gale Buchanan. “I believe it will lead togreater awareness and support of our programs and activities.””The conference room is already being booked and used by agricultural and studentgroups,” Buchanan said. “So I know it will be important for so many kinds ofactivities.”To learn more about the Activities Center, contact Louise Hill at (706) 542-3390.last_img read more

Aganan Bridge closed to traffic, repairs underway

first_imgHe noted that all vehicles from crossingAganan going to Barangay Mali-ao or Sta. Barbara will be diverted to thePoblacion or town proper of Pavia. The road going the city will remain one way. ILOILO – The Aganan Bridge in BarangayAganan, Pavia, Iloilo was partially closed to vehicular traffic on Saturday aspersonnel of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) repair adamaged portion of the bridge. This resulted to rerouting of vehicles bound forSta. Barbara and other towns. Mayor Lawrence Anthony “Luigi” Gorricetasaid the bridge was under repair since Friday. Gorriceta explained that aside from oldage, another factor that contributed to the damage of the bridge was the numberof trucks passing the area, particularly overloaded heavy vehicles. According to Gorriceta, they cannotcompromise safety. Motorists and truckers have to take adetour for their safety, he said. The decade-old old bridge wasconstructed by the DPWH Region 6’s 4th Engineering District Office. He appealed to commuters and motoristsfor their patience and understanding. Gorriceta said the repair will last moreor less than two weeks, adding that they will enforce a traffic rerouting inthe area.  The Department of Public Works and Highways installed this road closure signs leading to the Aganan Bridge in Barangay Aganan, Pavia, Iloilo on Saturday. The decade-old bridge rendered impassable as workers started repairing its damaged portion. IME SORNITO/PN Gorriceta said changes on the rerouting planare possible as they are still monitoring the traffic situation in the area.The town mayor deployed 44 traffic aides to man the closures enforced fromBarangay Mali-ao going to Barangay Aganan./PNlast_img read more