ATLANTA (AP) - The city of Atlanta has agreed to turn the water
back on for the troubled Morris Brown College - in exchange for a
large payment on the college's overdue $380,000 bill.
Fulton County Superior Court Judge Henry Newkirk was expected to issue an order Friday restoring water.
Morris Brown president Stanley Pritchett agreed to immediately pay $100,000. The rest of the bill is expected to be paid by Feb. 17.
The water has been off at the school since Dec. 15 after the school was unable to meet a payment plan with the city to address the outstanding bill. Not having water service threatened to
shutter the school, where classes resume Jan. 9.
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