Georgia running back/one-time Heisman hopeful/possible demigod Todd Gurley won't be on the field against Arkansas tomorrow, but Gov. Nathan Deal and Democratic challenger Jason Carter are counting on him to help run up the score Nov. 4.
Athens-Clarke County Police Chief Jack Lumpkin will retire by Jan. 18, he announced today.
But Lumpkin's career may not be over. He's one of the three finalists for the open police chief's position in Savannah, the Morning News reported.
Lumpkin explained his decision as a financial one: He has two grandchildren and wants to be able to send them to college. By retiring in Athens, he can draw his pension as well as a salary from another community.
His full statement is below:
Word came in yesterday that Rachel Bailey, a longtime Flagpole contributing writer who has penned many great arts and music features over the last several years, fell and suffered a rather serious head injury Friday, Aug. 2.
Though Rachel is now home and expected to make a full recovery, friends are seeking donations to help offset the costs of her hospital stay.
From the Rachel's Noggin blog:
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Me, Flagpole music editor Gabe Vodicka, beer writer Jacob Yarbrough and film critic Derek Hill, that is. It went about like you'd expect.
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People are bummed that the mural on the side of the former Sunshine Cycles store on West Washington Street (it moved to Baxter Street in April) has been painted over.
Philanthropy—the Tennessee-based Christian women's clothing store that is taking over the space—posted a message from landlord Corky Sams on Facebook explaining the decision:
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