Funeral services have been set for a suburban Atlanta high school player who suffered a deadly spinal cord injury during a preseason football game. The junior at Creekside High School in Fairburn fractured a vertebra in his upper spinal cord during a scrimmage Friday night, investigators in the Atlanta area's Fulton County Medical Examiner's officials have said.
State officials say an unauthorized funeral escort fee the Richmond County Sheriff's Office funnels into an unaudited bank account may be illegal. The sheriff's office has collected hundreds of thousands of dollars derived from $25 fees charged to funeral homes when on-duty deputies escort funeral processions in the county.
Funeral services have been held at Fort Benning for a 92-year-old veteran of three wars. Services for Command Sgt. Basil L. Plumley were held Tuesday at the Infantry Center Chapel on Fort Benning's main post. He died Oct. 10 at Columbus Hospice.