CANTON, Ga. -- Students at a public high school near Atlanta are rallying behind a teacher who says he’s standing up for his Christian beliefs and what he views as his right to talk about Jesus in the classroom.
Hundreds of students poured into hallways at Sequoyah High School Tuesday, holding signs and chanting in support of history teacher John Osborne.
Osborne said he didn’t feel supported by administrators, so he decided to take a few days off, he told WXIA-TV. He said he’s talked about God at school for years.
The lineup for the 2014 Guitar Pull once again features some of the hottest names in country music.
Hunter Hayes, Joe Nichols, Kip Moore, Thompson Square, Dan & Shay and Dustin Lynch will perform at the charity concert on Nov. 18 at James Brown Arena, according to a news release. The show begins at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets, costing $35, will be sold Sept. 20 only, beginning at 10 a.m., at the arena box office, 601 Seventh St. There is a limit of four tickets per purchase.
John Mellencamp will be making a stop in Augusta next summer as part of his Plain Spoken tour.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer will release his Plain Spoken album on Sept. 23.
Mellencamp will bring the music from the album to Bell Auditorium on June 20 at 7:30 p.m. Concert-goers will receive a digital copy of the album with the purchase of tickets, which go on sale at 10 a.m. Sept. 19.
Tickets will be available at the James Brown Arena box office, (877) 4AUGTIX or at georgialinatix.com.
ATLANTA – Most faculty and staff at the University System of Georgia will be paying more for their health care with the Board of Regents’ unanimous vote Tuesday.
The roughly 100,000 people covered by the system’s health plans didn’t get an increase last year. This year’s is due to a combination of overall medical inflation, reassessment of coverage expenses and the regents’ changing approach.
SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Yelling they wanted a sit in, volunteer protesters took turns Tuesday morning sitting at the feet of a wall of Savannah-Chatham police officers who were dressed in riot gear with shields poised.
The police stayed put, even as the protesters taunted them with names — “fat,” “Mr. Moustache,” etc. — and began banging on the officers’ shields. When one protester tried to push backward through the officers, the police took him down, pulling him behind the wall of shields and fake arresting him.