Augusta’s Under the Bridge Ministry is looking for as many as 300 volunteers to set up tables, preach the Gospel and hand out 1,200 hot meals and winter coats during its annual Thanksgiving feast Saturday.
The Rev. Roger Gardner, leader of the New Hope Worship Center’s Bridge Ministry, said he expects 1,200 homeless or impoverished people to attend the one-hour meal, which will begin at 1 p.m. on 15th Street beneath the John C. Calhoun Expressway overpass.
The Dooly County Bobcats ended the run last year. Lincoln County hopes they’re just the start this time.
For the second year in a row, Dooly County will visit Lincoln County in the Class A public state playoffs. But after playing in the 2012 semifinals, the two meet in Lincolnton in the first round as the seventh-seeded Red Devils play the 10th-seeded Bobcats at 7 p.m.on Friday.
Roberta Wilder flipped opened a copy of Fish Eyes this week at the Augusta-Richmond County Public Library, but there were few pages to count in the brightly colored book used to introduce young boys and girls to basic math.
“It looks great on the outside, but the entire middle is missing, except for one page,” Wilder said of the preschool paperback that, along with a spineless copy of Christine Feehan’s romance novel Deadly Game, had made its way into a small cardboard book labeled “recycling.”
Military veterans are dying needlessly because of long waits and delayed care at U.S. veterans hospitals, CNN reports.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is aware of the problems and has done almost nothing to effectively prevent veterans dying from delays in care, according to documents obtained by CNN and interviews with numerous experts.
An undercover investigation by the national Humane Society found Georgia Regents University purchased dogs for experiments from a dealer charged with violations of the Animal Welfare Act and that the university violated federal law when those experiments were performed without proper approval.
According to the Humane Society of the United States, GRU purchased six hound dogs from Minnesota-based dealer Kenneth Schroeder, who has been repeatedly cited by the U.S. Department of Agriculture since 2011 and was charged with violating the Animal Welfare Act in September.
ATHENS, Ga. -- Authorities continued to investigate Wednesday the circumstances that led to the death of a University of Georgia student whose body was found the day before in a west Athens creek.
Though investigators had additional interviews to conduct, the answer to why and how 22-year-old Rebecca Elaine Greene died will likely come down to the results of tests to be conducted at the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Crime Lab, said Mike Ayers, special agent in charge of the GBI’s Athens regional office.