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Police were searching Wednesday for an “armed and dangerous” suspect in the fatal shooting of a man Wednesday morning at World Changers Church International in College Park.
Floyd Palmer, 52, is wanted in connection with the fatal shooting in the church’s chapel, according to Fulton County police Cpl. Kay Lester.
Lester said Palmer, a former employee who resigned in August, “walked calmly into the church and left just as calmly,” after the shooting.
Police have not identified the victim who was shot around 10:30 a.m. and later died. Lester said it was not yet clear whether the victim was targeted by the shooter or shot randomly. Lester said the victim was leading prayer at the time of the shooting in the chapel where 20 to 25 people were gathered. Lester said police were in the process of interviewing witnesses.
Channel 2 reported that the victim was a member of the church’s production crew and a facilities maintenance manager at the church.
Creflo Dollar is the pastor of the megachurch. He was not at the church at the time of the shooting, according to Lester.
Earlier police said the suspect left the scene in a black Subaru.
Karen Webb, who had taken her mother to the church for Bible study, told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that she was told the victim was shot six times.
“I brought my mother up here to go to church — every Wednesday she attends Bible study. As soon as we get here I’m told someone has been shot,” Webb said. “He was one of the praise leaders.” Webb said she was told the shooter was a 20-year member of the church.
Antonio Wills, a former member who lives near the church, said the incident sends “a shock wave through the city.”
Wills said his thoughts were on the man who was killed.
“Hopefully everybody will pray for the victim’s family,” he said.
Fulton County Police asked the school district to lock down Bethune Elementary School and McNair Middle, according to schools spokeswoman Susan Hale. She said the lockdown was lifted around 11 a.m. There was no disruption to the schools or testing, she told Channel 2.
Dollar started World Changers Ministries in 1986 with eight members, holding services in the cafeteria of a local elementary school, according to the church’s website. Its campus now occupies 81 acres, with services held in the 8,500-seat World Dome. Dollar is a regular on the Trinity Broadcasting Network.
South Carolina loss boosts Georgia’s chances in East
7:27 pm October 14, 2012, by Tim Tucker
Georgia’s hopes of reaching the SEC Championship game despite its ugly loss at South Carolina got a boost Saturday night when the Gamecocks followed their domination of the Bulldogs with a loss at LSU.
South Carolina’s 23-21 loss, one week after its 35-7 rout of Georgia, means UGA will represent the Eastern Division in the SEC title game if:
South Carolina loses at least one of its three remaining SEC games, the most difficult of which is this week at Florida.
And Georgia beats its four remaining SEC opponents, including — most challengingly — Florida.
Those are big ifs, of course.
“Right now, I think the best thing for Georgia is to focus on getting better, focus on (this week’s opponent) Kentucky,” UGA coach Mark Richt said Sunday. “It’s kind of a boring answer, as always, but it’s really what we’ve got to do.
“We’ve got some things we’ve got to clean up. We’ve been giving up too many big plays. We’ve got to make sure we get back to running the ball like we (were) early in the year. … We need to get more turnovers. We need to protect the ball a little better. We’ve still got things to clean up in some of our special-teams areas.
“We want to finish strong, and if we can keep improving as we go, we’ve got a chance to have some fun in the end here. But we’ve got a ways to go.”
This past weekend’s results — South Carolina’s loss, Florida’s victory at Vanderbilt and Georgia’s bye — left the Gators (6-0, 5-0 SEC) alone in first place in the SEC East. South Carolina (6-1, 4-1) and Georgia (5-1, 3-1) are even in the loss column. All other East teams have at least three league losses.
Because of its loss to South Carolina, Georgia would lose a tiebreaker with the Gamecocks; that’s why Georgia needs them to lose again. If Florida beats South Carolina on Saturday in Gainesville but loses to Georgia on Oct. 27 in Jacksonville, that would leave the Gators and Bulldogs with one SEC loss each (provided UGA beats Kentucky) and the Dogs with the tiebreaker advantage over Florida.
Richt took advantage of Georgia’s open date to watch his son play quarterback for Mars Hill (N.C.) College. Jon Richt set school single-game records for passing attempts (52), completions (33) and passing yards (370) as Mars Hill defeated Catawba 35-28. “I guess I can be a dad who can brag a little bit, but Jon played well,” Richt said. “It was the last time I’ll probably ever get to see him play college ball in person, so it was a treat for me and the family.” … Georgia’s 7 p.m. Saturday game at Kentucky (1-6, 0-4) will be televised on FSN, it was announced Sunday. … Georgia inched up one spot to No. 13 in this week’s Associated Press media poll and remained No. 12 in the USA Today coaches’ poll.
Murray found out that his father, Denny Murray, had been diagnosed with thyroid cancer. “Papa Murray,” as Aaron referred to him in another tweet, is undergoing surgery today at the Moffit Cancer Center in Tampa.
Apparently Denny Murray had been diagnosed “a few weeks ago,” but the parents only told Aaron on Sunday. Aaron Murray and his brother drove to Tampa yesterday.
How bout them Dawgs!!! What a shameful performance this past Saturday. They have to be the most underrated team in all of the SEC. Them gamecocks spanked your puppies back into the stoneage. Murray was terrible and I agree with Steve Spurrier’s comments about you could always count on them Dawgs having two or three key players suspended,"
Dawg players are whiney little babies with a rap sheet and delusional fans. They live in 1980 and think that anytime a player scores a touchdown or two they have the next Herschel Walker on their hands. Dawg fans are so pathetic, Aaron Murray’s and Christian Robbinson’s house even got egged and toilet paper rolled over the loss.
Saturday proved that the Dawgs are overrated and have not accomplished nor have learned anything from their past failures. My Gators are going to chomp chomp you little puppies in the swamp in just a few weeks.
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ATHENS - Georgia has suffered its first major injury of the 2012 season.
Michael Bennett, the team's leading receiver through five games, is out for the remainder of the season after tearing the ACL in his right knee during Tuesday's practice.
UGA head athletic trainer Ron Courson, through a team spokesman, said Bennett would undergo surgery at a date to be determined.
Bennett, a redshirt sophomore, emerged this season as one of the team's top weapons on offense. He is leading the team with 24 catches for 345 yards and four touchdowns.
The only consolation for the Bulldogs, as they prepare to face No. 6 South Carolina, is that they are fairly deep at receiver: Five different players have caught a touchdown, and that doesn't include Malcolm Mitchell - who has moved back full-time to offense - or Chris Conley - a sophomore whose role had diminished a bit this season.
Mitchell and Conley's role should be increased greatly now. Mitchell played cornerback for the first four games of the season, but had moved back to offense with the defense at full strength. Mitchell (six catches for 74 yards this season) was the team's leading receiver last year. Conley (four catches for 46 yards) emerged as a reliable receiver last year, along with Bennett.
The team also has two senior starters: Marlon Brown (17 catches for 272 yards, 3 touchdowns) and Tavarres King (16 catches for 307 yards, three touchdowns). Junior Rantavious Wooten (six catches, 99 yards, 1 TD) could also see a greater role.
But Bennett had emerged as one of the team's top threats, not only in the possession receiver role he had as a freshman, but in all phases of the passing game.
"God has a plan for me and everything happens for a reason," Bennett posted on his Twitter account on Tuesday. "Get ready for a historic season Dawg nation. Our boys are gonna get it done!"
Read more here: http://www.macon.com/2012/10/03/2199905/georgias-bennett-suffers-season.html#storylink=cpy