Augusta dropped from GRU signs

AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) - The word 'Augusta' has been left out of signs being installed at Georgia Regents University and some people in the area aren't happy about it.

School officials said the city's name would be included in the signs after Augusta State and Georgia Health Sciences combined. When officials chose GRU as the name for the newly merged school, some residents protested. They said dropping 'Augusta' from the title was offensive to the city and Augusta State University.

Last summer, officials agreed to use signs reading "Georgia Regents University Augusta" throughout the campus.