Hill Hall Restoration Funding Cut

A historic building on Savannah State University's campus may not be restored after a change in the state budget. Hill Hall is in need of restoration after a fire destroyed the interior of the building a few years ago. SSU was set to get $750,000 from the state to complete the restoration, but now Gov. Sonny Perdue has deferred the money because he doesn't feel the restoration is necessary at this time.

Dr. Carlton Brown, the university's president, says one way or another, the building will be restored. "We will do what Savannah State University has always done, which is in spite of what may happen, we will be pressing towards the same goals to open the building."

Dr. Brown says once Hill Hall is restored, it will be used as the enrollment management center.

Reported by: Hena Daniels, hdaniels@wtoc.com