Richmond County public schools will be open Columbus Day to make up for closing Sept. 2 because of Tropical Storm Hermine. Students originally had Oct. 10 off, but the Richmond County School Board voted unanimously Tuesday to make up the day.
“We need every minute we can get for instruction,” Richmond County Superintendent Angela Pringle said. “And this was our only possible makeup day without cutting into Thanksgiving break.”
A University of Georgia graduate researcher was killed and two other bicyclists were injured Monday evening in east Athens by a suspected impaired driver.
Ashley Block, 25, who was a graduate student in Integrative Conservation and Anthropology at UGA, was killed during the Monday night group ride organized by The Hub Bicycles on South Milledge Avenue. She was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.