ATHENS, Ga. -- A group that advocates the separation of church and government has called on University of Georgia President Jere Morehead to abolish the position of UGA football team chaplain, now held by UGA football coach Mark Richt’s brother-in-law.
The Freedom from Religion Foundation also accused Richt of using his “public office” to raise money for a Christian ministry.
Richt raised funds in 2014 for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes at a gala event in the Butts-Mehre Building, the headquarters of the UGA Athletic Association, the group charged.
A man wearing a black and green ski-mask robbed an Augusta gas station late Wednesday night, fleeing with an unknown amount of cash.
Richmond County sheriff’s deputies were called to the Circle K gas station off Peach Orchard Road at 11:26 p.m. regarding an armed robbery in progress, according to an incident report. The clerk said a black man walked into the store and pointed a gun at her while demanding money.
An Augusta attorney who admitted he cheated his former law firm partners voluntarily withdrew his name from the roll of attorneys permitted to practice in the federal courts of the Southern District of Georgia.
Timothy E. Moses submitted his letter Tuesday, just days before a scheduled show cause hearing in the Augusta federal court. Moses was summoned to appear in court after the judges learned why he was facing professional disciplinary action.
A new study commissioned by the federal Energy Department found that the U.S. could save $400 million a year if it disposed of weapons-grade plutonium at a New Mexico nuclear waste repository instead of converting the surplus material into mixed-oxide fuel at Savannah River Site.
The report, released Thursday by the Union of Concerned Scientists, was produced by the Red Team, a group of industry experts assembled by U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz to evaluate cost projections and alternatives to the MOX project.
After a long offseason of players lifting weights, learning schemes and going through preseason practice, the work gets put to the test for many area high school football teams Friday with the start of the 2015 season. Here’s a quick primer of what to watch for this year: