ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Georgia Southern’s smooth sailing in the Football Bowl Subdivision met rough waters Saturday.
The Eagles had no answers for Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds while suffering their worst loss of the season, 52-19, to the Midshipmen at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.
Georgia Southern (8-3) had a seven-game winning streak snapped. The Eagles lost all three of their FBS nonconference games this season.
“We didn’t execute and they did,” Georgia Southern coach Willie Fritz said, summoning up the painful day for the Eagles.
ATLANTA — On a day with more than one significant injury in the cold air at Bobby Dodd Stadium, the biggest came early and hit the hardest.
As Deshaun Watson limped off the field with less than 4 minutes remaining in the first quarter, Clemson’s momentum left with the gifted true freshman quarterback.
Georgia Tech’s defense feasted on the Watson-less Tigers as the Yellow Jackets won 28-6 on Saturday.
“I was so proud of our guys, especially defensively,” Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson said. “We haven’t had a game like that on defense in a while.”
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — This might have been the final game in the Swamp for South Carolina’s Steve Spurrier and Florida’s Will Muschamp.
After Muschamp went conservative again and settled for a field goal to start overtime, Dylan Thompson scored on a 4-yard keeper to give the Gamecocks a 23-20 victory over Florida on Saturday.
South Carolina (5-5, 3-5 SEC) ended a four-game losing streak in Southeastern Conference play and knocked Florida (5-4, 4-4) out of contention in the league’s muddled Eastern Division.
As he was at the opening minutes of the first open enrollment period, Russell Head will be at his computer today just minutes after midnight as the second open enrollment period begins in the health insurance marketplaces under the Affordable Care Act.
He is hoping for a “much better” result from logging onto healthcare.gov, instead of hours staring at an error message and continually refreshing the screen.
Technical education helped Academy of Richmond County student Hope Campbell make the jump from home schooling to public school.
Campbell, 16, transferred to Richmond Academy three years ago and felt lost when deciding which classes to take. After talking to her counselor, she decided to enter the school’s cosmetology “career technical pathway” to learn how to create hairstyles and maintain professionalism with potential clients. She’s earning credits toward college and preparing to enter the workforce after graduation.
There’s no reason to be alarmed by the sound of helicopters over Aiken County Saturday. Officials say it’s just an exercise.
Beginning about noon, several helicopters will fly in and out of Savannah River Site as part of the South Carolina National Guard’s Carolina Thunder exercise, according to a news release.
Simulated rifle fire and battlefield noise may be heard in the area of Highway 125, and several full-size replicas of anti-aircraft weapons have been positioned around the site.
Richmond County officials say the holiday season puts more people at risk of becoming victims of property crimes, but the numbers tell a different story.
Each year in November, sheriff’s offices in both Richmond and Columbia counties ramp up public service announcements with the hope that residents take heed and shop with caution, or else run the risk of a present-less Christmas.
Miniature depictions of a historic train depot on downtown Augusta’s Reynolds Street will soon hang from Christmas trees across the city.
The Southern Railway Freight Station, built in the early 1900s, is the featured landmark on the 2014 Ornament of Hope from the Easter Seals organization. Proceeds from sales of the ornament benefit the agency’s programs to help people with disabilities transition to jobs.
A 10-year extension for construction of the mixed-oxide fuel fabrication facility at Savannah River Site has been approved by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
According to a news release, the NRC signed an order Thursday extending the completion deadline until March 30, 2025. CB&I Areva MOX Services, the facility’s contractor, asked for the extension in May after numerous construction delays, some caused by lower-than-projected annual funding from Congress and delivery delays for components.
An Augusta man accused of receiving a hefty load of drugs by mail was granted a $50,000 bond Friday.
Cecil Ray Hodge, 54, was targeted by Richmond County Sheriff’s narcotics investigators on Nov. 6 based on a tip he would receive a mailed package containing illegal drugs, said Assistant District Attorney Falin Syms. Officers reported finding 13 pounds of marijuana, nearly 6 ounces of methamphetamine, and 163 tablets of morphine.