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.
Hephzibah Middle School will be closed for the remainder of the day after a gas leak was discovered Friday morning.
Students were transported to Hephzibah High School while officials determined the cause of the leak. Dee Griffin, spokeswoman for the Augusta Fire Department, said the smell is coming from a leaky valve on the roof of the building.
The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division is investigating an Aiken County detention center deputy who was recently fired for policy violations.
The allegations of misconduct go back to September, but the sheriff’s office didn’t make the information public until Thursday, through a news release.
The release stated that the deputy, who will not be identified during the investigation, was terminated and all information was turned over to SLED to determine whether any of the violations were considered criminal acts.