Week 7 in the Southern Conference saw a slew of high-scoring contests including the top-ranked Georgia Southern Eagles crushing Furman 50-20 at Paulson Stadium. Five different players rushed for touchdowns to go along with 361 total rushing yards for the Eagles.
Georgia Southern, ranked No. 1 and No. 17 UT-Chattanooga, ranked No. 14 before last week’s loss, will tangle it up at Paulson Stadium and UTC will seek its first conference win of the season and third win overall.
A Metro-rural split has opened up on the question of Sunday alcohol sales. Since Gov. Deal signed a law letting local governments put Sunday alcohol sales on ballots, a flurry of Metro Atlanta governments have committed to a vote. But more rural areas mostly haven't taken up the issue either way. The reluctance might not be all about conservative voters.
State transportation officials have sharpened their focus on high speed rail between Atlanta and Chattanooga. Jill Goldberg with Georgia’s Department of Transportation says a presentation last night in Chattanooga unveiled a final set of plans, all directly involving the Interstate-75 corridor.
The next step to linking Atlanta through northwest Georgia to Chattanooga with high speed rail was presented Thursday night. The Georgia Department of Transportation says the latest plans unveiled whittle-down more than a dozen proposals to four.