There is no memorial or reminder of the tragedy that occurred at the corner of James Drive and Travis Road six years ago today when a 9-year-old was killed by a hit-and-run driver, but the unsolved case still lingers in the minds of the officers who responded.
ATLANTA — Beating state rival Georgia Southern won't make Georgia Tech's season.
Even so, it provided much-needed relief.
Justin Thomas was the difference in the matchup of spread-option offenses, running for two touchdowns and passing for another, and Georgia Tech beat Georgia Southern 35-24 on Saturday to end a three-game losing streak.
"It's definitely better than being on the other side," said Yellow Jackets senior center Freddie Burden.
Move over Tennessee Hail Mary, Georgia on Saturday walked into a homecoming humbling by Vanderbilt.
The Bulldogs are certainly making it hard on the home fans.
In the first game between the hedges since a last gasp defeat to a top 15 Volunteers team two weeks earlier, the Bulldogs went tumbling down again to 14-point underdog Vanderbilt 17-16 in Sanford Stadium.
Georgia lost at home to the Commodores for the first time since 2006 and for just the third time overall in the last 22 games against them.
CLEMSON, S.C. — Dabo Swinney rolled forward out of his crouch, exhaled deeply and slapped the ground. The Clemson coach knew how fortunate the third-ranked Tigers were to escape with their latest victory.
"There's something to be said for finding a way to win," Swinney said. "And there's something to be said for knowing how to win."
A little luck doesn't hurt either.
The Tigers (7-0, 4-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) needed all of it to squeak past North Carolina State 24-17 in overtime Saturday.
THOMSON — It took a little longer than usual to get rolling, but Thomson’s offensive avalanche eventually buried visiting Baldwin 45-0 on Friday night at The Brickyard.
After scoring 73 and 70 points in its previous two games, the No. 2 Bulldogs endured a scoreless first quarter and led only 3-0 late in the first half against a Braves team that was determined to eat up clock and contain Thomson’s weapons as much as possible.
Augusta University announced Friday it surpassed its $1 million fundraising goal for the second consecutive year.
The 2016 IGIVE campaign raised $1,033,490, university officials told those gathered at the Augusta U Brew-N-Que on campus. IGIVE is an annual campaign for giving to Augusta University and its health system.