Georgia technical college officials are making a final push to get people to the state high school equivalency test, the GED, before the end of the year.
“We’ve really been making a conscientious effort to contact students who have completed parts of it to let them know if they didn’t complete the test by the deadline they’d have to start the whole process over,” said Athens Technical College Executive Vice-president Dan Smith.
The last day to take the GED test through Athens Tech is Dec. 13, Smith said.
ATLANTA — Georgia veterans filing disability claims often face longer delays than their counterparts in other states.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Atlanta’s U.S. Veterans Affairs office has almost 21,000 claims that have been pending for longer than 125. That’s the third highest total among 56 veterans benefits offices around the country. Only offices in St. Petersburg, Fla., and Winston-Salem, N.C. have more.
Police are searching for a man who fled East Central Regional Hospital early Thursday.
Joshawa Leundre Clark, 21, ran from the hospital about 1:40 a.m., according to a Richmond County Sheriff’s Office incident report. He was admitted to the institution on a court order because he was diagnosed as a paranoid schizophrenic.
He is described as a black male, 5 feet, 8 inches tall, with black hair and brown eyes, and was last seen wearing a white T-shirt, blue jeans, red socks and orange shower shoes.
WALKER COUNTY, Ga. — In a case that could renew the debate over stand-your-ground laws, authorities in northwest Georgia say one man shot and killed another after the shooter felt threatened by a 72-year-old who turned out to be a wandering Alzheimer's patient.
Walker County authorities told the Chattanooga Times Free Press (http://bit.ly/1bXSw3m ) that the victim, Ronald Westbrook, walked about three miles in the sub-freezing temperatures before knocking on Joe Hendrix's door just before 4 a.m. Wednesday.
BEAUFORT, S.C. — Authorities have charged two Parris Island Marines in connection with an attempted armed robbery which left another Marine dead.
The Beaufort Gazette reports Beaufort police say 18-year-old Pfc. Sierra Danielle Powers and 20-year-old Pfc. Brandi Toniqua Hardy are charged with criminal conspiracy for their roles in the attempted robbery during a drug deal last Friday. Both are in jail pending bond hearings.