City turns water off at Morris Brown College


Officials from Morris Brown College met with city administrators after water service was shut off to the historically black college until the school pays its $380,000 water bill.

Acting President Stanley Pritchett said in a statement Monday that the school has requested more meetings with city officials to resolve the issue before classes resume on Jan. 9.

On Sunday, the school e-mailed more than 7,000 former students seeking donations. Morris Brown needs $1.5 million to pay bills and other operating costs.

Meanwhile, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that a bank representing investors who purchased bonds to construct a building on the Morris Brown campus is foreclosing on the property, saying the school defaulted on a $13.1 million debt. A foreclosure sale is scheduled for Jan. 6.

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