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The Bulletin—September 21, 2012

Emory University
Published September 21, 2012

The Bulletin compiles news from in and around the US South. We hope these posts will provide space for lively discussion and debate regarding issues of importance to those living in and intellectually engaging with the US South.

  • A recent report commissioned by the Pew Charitable Trusts, which was conducted by the firm Ecotrust, revealed that overfishing for south Atlantic sea bass and red snapper are costing Southeast and Gulf Coast states nearly one hundred million dollars in combined losses resulting from fewer fishing trips for those species.
  • The past week the Georgia Secretary of State announced that the Georgia State Archives would close effective November 1, 2012. A great deal of protest followed this announcement, including letters from the American Historical Association and the Society of American Archivists, the Association of Canadian Archivists, and others. Georgia would have been the only state in the nation to close its central state archives. Then, on Wednesday, Governor Nathan Deal pledged that he would keep the archives open; however, the archives will be open for shorter hours and with a reduced staff.