An Augusta non-profit wants state regulators to change their minds about who they want to conduct water monitoring on the Ogeechee River. Georgia Environmental Protection Division officials last year chose Georgia Southern University as the institution to study the river after a massive fish kill in 2011. The GSU study would take place over three years but could last longer.
Archaeologists have found the remains of the Camp Lawton stockade wall, establishing the actual layout and site of one of the Civil Wars largest prisoner of war camps. The discovery was made at Magnolia Springs State Park located in Millen.
A bald eagle unable to take wing has found a permanent home at Georgia Southern University. Franklin, a 6-pound bird, will join two other bald eagles now at the university's Center for Wildlife Education. The bird was found running in woods near Tallahassee, Fla., with a fractured wing and other damage. A veterinarian was unable to fix the injuries, meaning the bird cannot fly.
Appalachian State has won seven straight Southern Conference titles, but Georgia Southern entered the Rock ranked as the No. 1 FCS team in the country, ready for a battle against the No. 5 Mountaineers.
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.