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Mental illness is a serious problem for many Georgia residents. Tragically, many people do not get the care they need until it is too late. In some cases, mental health care providers are negligent in failing to take immediate action to prevent a victim from harming him or herself.

Everson v. Phoebe Sumter Medical Center

The Georgia Court of Appeals recently addressed a wrongful death lawsuit brought by the family of a Georgia man who died as a result of his untreated mental illness. The lawsuit specifically accused the hospital and psychiatrist who saw the victim a few days before his death with failing to properly diagnose his condition and take appropriate action.

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As a University of Georgia graduate I thought it appropriate to post a tribute to the late great Larry Munson. As most already know, Larry passed away Sunday evening at the age of 89. Munson served more than forty years as the broadcaster for UGA football, and is remembered by many to be the best to ever to call the game. In 1994, Munson was inducted into the Georgia Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame. In 2005, he claimed a spot in the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame. Two years ago, he was inducted into the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame.

Prior to becoming a broadcaster he served in World War II as a medic, and during the war saved enough to enroll in a Minneapolis radio broadcasting school. Larry first began to handle the radio play-by-play for the Bulldogs in 1966 and did so through the 2008 season. Munson was a true bulldog, from 1966 to 2007 Munson amazingly missed only one game when he was recuperating from back surgery in 1990.

Even though Munson hasn’t called a game since 2008, I still find myself turning on the