UGA student found dead after hit-and-run crash near campus

According to Whiten’s obituary, he graduated from Oconee Christian Academy in 2018 and spent the first two years of his college career at Florida State University. He played club golf at both universities.

“When not traveling, he spent most of his time with his girlfriend Emma,” the obituary said.

The family will hold a private memorial service and asked for no flowers. Donations can be made to Oconee Christian Academy in Whiten’s memory, according to the obituary.

The investigation into the collision remains ongoing, Barnett said. Anyone who may have witnessed the crash or has information regarding the incident is asked to contact Officer James Trotter at [email protected] or 762-400-7326 or Lt. Jonathan McIlvanie at [email protected] or 762-400-7089. Anonymous tips can be made by calling Crime Stoppers at 706-705-4775.

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DUI Driver Hit Clayton County Police Vehicle and Attempted to Flee nnOn March 19, 2021, just past midnight, a Clayton...

Posted by Clayton County Police Department on Monday, March 22, 2021

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A man called 911 Tuesday after the first shootings at Young’s Asian Massage in Acworth and said a man seen in surveillance footage could be his son and that he had “a tracker on his phone,” according to emergency call recordings. Another anonymous caller, the recordings show, told a 911 dispatcher that the suspect had been kicked out of his parents’ house."},{"_id":"ESWGK2MOMFEPJBUTEW7VLFVTF4","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1616194412314},"type":"text","content":"Robert Aaron Long, 21, has been charged with aggravated assault in addition to eight counts of murder; one shooting victim is recovering. Long, once an avid churchgoer who has been baptized twice, told police he was battling a sex addiction, had previously visited the Atlanta spas and had attacked them to eliminate his temptations. He was apprehended about 150 miles south of Atlanta on his way to Florida, where he told police he intended to attack the porn industry."},{"_id":"T4HBXKA6ZRELBJZ7KVUQBLBASI","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1616253871006},"type":"text","content":"Long once checked himself into a rehab clinic for sexual addiction and was so intent on avoiding pornography that he blocked websites from his computer and only used a flip phone as he worried about falling “out of God’s grace,” The New York Times reported. 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Aaron had gone to his girlfriend’s home in Chattanooga and was expected home by 10 p.m., police records show. But at 12:30 a.m. the following morning, Long texted them saying he was not coming home because he “wanted a fresh start.”"},{"_id":"ZSOJ5XDXL5E4NNIPY6YR7OLBCM","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1616194412325},"type":"text","content":"Long’s church condemns the shootings"},{"_id":"5QY2BZLRPVDWJP54GDWC6H5J6Q","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1616194412326},"type":"text","content":"Long joined a pair of Christian groups — First Priority and Fellowship of Christian Athletes — while at Sequoyah High School in Canton, school yearbooks show. He worshipped at Crabapple First Baptist Church in North Fulton County. 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The shootings were a total repudiation of our faith and practice, and such actions are completely unacceptable and contrary to the gospel.”"},{"_id":"UD3RM43LCVG5PG5DY5LYTZT7ZY","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1616194412332},"type":"text","content":"Purity culture"},{"_id":"P62KYHZ4LNCR5NR5ZNLTIM2JMU","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1616253871016},"type":"text","content":"The “purity culture” embedded in the youth programs of conservative churches creates a cognitive dissonance for teens, said Ryan Clark, a Decatur minister who explores topics of religion and sexuality in the podcast “Touch.”"},{"_id":"Z3H3KHF5KJFYLOUT7O5DETPHXY","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1616194412333},"type":"text","content":"“Their hormones are raging, but they want to please the Lord,” he said. “In some kids’ minds it causes an existential crisis. Either I’m being controlled by the devil or I have some sort of demon, because all the hard work I’m doing isn’t working.”"},{"_id":"WOQMNMYJPFEMNE32OPXV4YNRVU","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1616194412334},"type":"text","content":"The emphasis on chastity in the evangelical churches grew in the 1980s and 1990s as a reaction to societal changes pastors saw as challenging to their moral authority, including the availability of birth control, legalization of abortion and feminism, Clark said. In the 1990s and 2000s, massive Christian rock festivals drew thousands of young people to hear a message stressing the importance of sexual purity."},{"_id":"WVHJOJ7PTFADTOA5BFU5IWIOEA","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1616194412335},"type":"text","content":"This stress of sublimating sexual urges is complemented in many conservative churches with teachings that both place women on a pedestal and make them subservient to men, he said. The stresses caused by this mixture of sex and religion can have toxic results, he said."},{"_id":"3DA5QYID5FFMXG3ZQ4F5C4RAIY","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1616194412336},"type":"text","content":"Clark added that “oftentimes in evangelical churches if all the Christian stuff you do doesn’t cure you of your sexual desire, you will label yourself — sometimes with help of a minister — as a sexual addict.”"},{"_id":"LSKNXHGKBBDHHFEQZSMBMKFHPU","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1616194412337},"type":"text","content":"Most evangelical protestant churches teach that salvation is permanent, so Long’s decision to be rebaptized is unusual. 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