Authorities say at least seven people were injured in Georgia as powerful storms roared across the state Thursday, damaging homes, downing trees and zapping power. National Weather Service meteorologist Robert Garcia said a survey team plans to visit Gordon County Friday afternoon to determine whether a tornado was responsible for destroying one home and damaging several others near Calhoun.
Several men have been evicted from a Salvation Army shelter in Rome amid controversy over recent vandalism. Salvation Army Capt. Tim Farrell tells the Rome News-Tribune that some people might consider him Grinch-like for ordering the men to leave so close to the holidays. But Farrell says he had no choice.
Petition signers ask Shorter University to reconsider an employee policy. People who work there must agree to sign lifestyle statement or risk termination. Meanwhile, another Baptist university has extended benefits to same sex partners.