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Ayers visit spawns anger, indifference
Controversial past creating concern among community members
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Bill Ayers
In 2009, as word spread on the campus of Georgia Southern University and throughout Statesboro that a member of a 1970s terrorist group was scheduled to speak on school grounds, resentment and protest emerged. Ultimately, William "Bill" Ayers was not allowed to speak due to security costs and concerns, Georgia Southern officials said. And now, two years later, the return of Ayers to Bulloch County is being met with less resistance, but again sparking controversy and becoming a divisive issue for some.
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