ALBANY, Ga. (AP) - Albany State University has refunded a $3 million donation from the Ray Charles Foundation after failing to construct a performing arts center the money was meant to be used for.
The Albany Herald (http://bit.ly/13iTTYr) reports the Ray Charles Foundation went to the Georgia Attorney General's Office for help to reclaim the money. A spokesman for the foundation says the money was supposed to be used to construct a performing arts center in honor of the late singer's mother, Retha Robinson.
Ray Charles, who died in 2004, was an Albany native and also donated $1 million to Morehouse College in Atlanta. The school built a 76,000 square-foot performing arts center in the singer's name at a cost of $20 million.
Sunday, May 19 2013 1:03 PM EDT2013-05-19 17:03:59 GMT
CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) – The team of Chris Coffey and Nick Pratt caught a five-bass limit weighing 24.91 pounds to take first place and the $2,000 prize in the Trucks-N-Trailers May CBA Open Bass tournamentMore >>
The team of Chris Coffey and Nick Pratt caught a five-bass limit weighing 24.91 pounds to take first place and the $2,000 prize...More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 2:33 PM EDT2013-05-18 18:33:06 GMT
Imagine having a drink with dinner at a restaurant only to be pulled over on the way home and slapped with a DUI. More >>
Imagine having a drink with dinner at a restaurant only to be pulled over on the way home and slapped with a DUI. That could happen under a proposed plan to toughen the drunk driving laws across the country, and it has restaurateurs alarmed.More >>
It's all about the odds, and one lone ticket in Florida has beaten them all by matching each of the numbers drawn for the highest Powerball jackpot in history at an estimated $590.5 million, lottery officials...More >>
Some lucky person walked into a Publix supermarket in suburban Florida over the past few days and bought a ticket now worth an estimated $590.5 million - the highest Powerball jackpot in history.More >>