ATLANTA — Atlanta police say a U.S. marshal has been shot in the leg in southwest Atlanta.
Department spokeswoman Kim Jones said Thursday morning that the marshal was shot on Diana Drive, about six miles south of downtown Atlanta.
Jones says the marshal has been taken to the Atlanta Medical Center.
Information on what the marshal was investigating and the extent of the marshal’s injury was not immediately available.
Historic Augusta is asking the public to unite at today’s meeting against the city’s plans to tear down an antebellum courthouse annex and weigh in on the “futuristic” design of a proposed new Information Technology building.
An undercover investigation by the national Humane Society found Georgia Regents University purchased dogs for experiments from a dealer charged with violations of the Animal Welfare Act and that the university violated federal law when those experiments were performed without proper approval.
According to the Humane Society of the United States, GRU purchased six hound dogs from Minnesota-based dealer Kenneth Schroeder, who has been repeatedly cited by the U.S. Department of Agriculture since 2011 and was charged with violating the Animal Welfare Act in September.
The Charlie Norwood Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Augusta confirmed Wednesday that three of its cancer patients died needlessly in the past two years because of long waits and delayed care in the hospital’s gastrointestinal program.
The hospital declined to release the names of the victims; however, the deaths have reportedly been tied to the medical center’s former director, Rebecca Wiley.
Carter Harwell has joined an elite group by earning every merit badge the Boy Scouts of America offers.
The national Boy Scouts of America office doesn’t keep track of such accomplishments, but BSA Public Relations Director Deron Smith said “it is a rare achievement.” Carter, 13, believes he’s the 210th Boy Scout to earn all 133 merit badges.
The Evans resident became a Boy Scout in October 2011.
The University of South Carolina Aiken was recently ranked one of the best colleges in the South for catering to veterans, according to a poll conducted by US News and World Report.
In its first list ranking colleges across the country, the magazine’s Best Colleges for Veterans ranked USC Aiken second out of the region’s top 17 colleges.
According to the magazine, schools must be certified for the GI Bill and participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program and Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges Consortium (SOC) to be eligible for the list.
As the joke at Georgia Regents goes, Jaiden Brandt is saving his best for his final race.
The Jaguar senior is seeking his first cross country win. Ever.
He didn’t win an event in high school. Brandt’s been oh so close in college, but he’s still been short.
Now, he gets what’s likely his final opportunity – even though he knows winning is probably unrealistic because of the strong competition.
A half-century later, the death of President John F. Kennedy continues to affect Americans.
Its recollection evokes a wistful sadness about what might have been.
Its mystery provokes conspiracy theories about how it could happen.
Its mention prompts vivid memories among many who were children when it happened just before Thanksgiving Day in 1963.
We asked Dr. Lee Ann Caldwell, the director of the Center for the Study of Georgia History at Georgia Regents University and historian-in-residence for the university, why the event still resonates.
Elwyn Beddingfield was tending to his cow pasture in Dearing when he came across a letter meant for Heaven.
From high atop his tractor he spotted a partially deflated white balloon tangled in some bushes in the distance.
Beddingfield said he’s found weather balloons in his fields before, but something was different about this one. As he got closer, he noticed a small, white ribbon tied to the base of the balloon.
Augusta’s Under the Bridge Ministry is looking for as many as 300 volunteers to set up tables, preach the Gospel and hand out 1,200 hot meals and winter coats during its annual Thanksgiving feast Saturday.
The Rev. Roger Gardner, leader of the New Hope Worship Center’s Bridge Ministry, said he expects 1,200 homeless or impoverished people to attend the one-hour meal, which will begin at 1 p.m. on 15th Street beneath the John C. Calhoun Expressway overpass.
The Dooly County Bobcats ended the run last year. Lincoln County hopes they’re just the start this time.
For the second year in a row, Dooly County will visit Lincoln County in the Class A public state playoffs. But after playing in the 2012 semifinals, the two meet in Lincolnton in the first round as the seventh-seeded Red Devils play the 10th-seeded Bobcats at 7 p.m.on Friday.
Rain expected later this week could bring an end to the current dry spell.
The latter part of the year has seen little rain after a wet summer.
In fact, the three months from September to November was the fifth driest of that time frame in history, according to Georgia climatologist Bill Murphey.