Five of the 10 Augusta Animal Services advisory board members resigned as of Friday after months of frustration over a high euthanasia rate and what they call the shelter director’s lack of effort to increase adoptions.
Dr. Joseph Murphy, a former Augusta State University dean of education, died Wednesday at the age of 83, but colleagues said he left behind a lasting memory in education in Augusta.
“He provided a lot of change as we moved from Augusta College to Augusta State University,” said Paulette Harris, who holds the Cree Walker Endowed Chair in College of Education at Georgia Regents University. “The time he was there we were growing tremendously in education.”
Agencies teamed up in Richmond County for a two-day operation serving warrants and using community-oriented policing to focus on known gang members.
A team of more than 80 representatives from the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office, the Georgia Department of Corrections, the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles and the U.S. Marshal’s Service conducted the operation Wednesday and Thursday.
The Todd Gurley case continues to grow interesting.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Friday afternoon that his University of Georgia suspension will likely last all season.
Someone familiar with the NCAA investigation of the possible violations by the running back told the AJC that it’s a “significant” case of the sale of memorabilia and that Gurley is unlikely to be cleared to return to the field this season.