Polls open for primary election day in Johnson CountyThe polls are open today for primary election day in Johnson County. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Look up your polling place here.Voters can return their ballot to any of the Johnson County Election Office’s 167 polling locations or to the 24-hour, drive-thru ballot boxes at the Election Office in Olathe. Ballots must be returned by 7 p.m.Ballots can still be returned by mail, but they must be postmarked by 7 p.m. and received by the Election Office by Friday. Here are tips on the mail-in ballot.Click here for our election primers to see who is on the ballot and where they stand on the issues.Merriam to host city council, planning commission comprehensive plan meeting Aug. 5The city of Merriam will host a joint city council and planning commission comprehensive plan meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 5.The meeting will take place virtually at 7 p.m. following the 6 p.m. planning commission meeting. Those interested can tune into the meeting with this link and the following password: 201844.More information about the city’s comprehensive plan can be found at www.merriam2040.org.Roeland Park sees progress on R Park renovationsThe city of Roeland Park is seeing progress on R Park renovations, according to a city tweet.R Park renovations are to be completed by fall 2020, and include the following: a shelter, restrooms and a hammerhead near 55th Terrace. The two part improvement project was awarded to MegaKC for $1.1 million in March.
The University of Georgia will file a reinstatement request with the NCAA on behalf of suspended running back Todd Gurley, the school said Wednesday morning in a statement.Gurley, one of the leading Heisman Trophy contenders, has been suspended since Oct. 9 when the school acknowledged it was looking into a possible violation of NCAA rules. Gurley was accused of accepting money from a sports memorabilia dealer in exchange for signing autographs, potentially violating the NCAA’s extra benefit rules.In a written statement, Gurley admitted for the first time that he had done something wrong.I want to thank the University, coaches, teammates, and the Bulldog Nation for their patience and support. I take full responsibility for the mistakes I made, and I can’t thank the University, my coaches, and teammates enough for supporting me throughout this process. I’m looking forward to getting back on the field with my teammates.” Apr 12, 2014; Athens, GA, USA; Georgia Bulldogs running back Todd Gurley (3) looks on from the sideline during the second half of the Georgia Spring Game at Sanford Stadium. The Red team won 27-24. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports“Todd has taken responsibility for his actions and is ready to rejoin his teammates,” Gurley’s attorney, William King, said in the statement. “The university has been great throughout the past two weeks and has done everything it can to support Todd.”Until now, the accusations had rested on the claims made by a disgruntled memorabilia dealer.RELATED | Todd Gurley’s future at UGA remains unclearRELATED | UGA could sue dealer for making Gurley break rulesMORE | UGA Athletic Director statement on Todd GurleyFiling the request for reinstatement is an indication that the matter could be resolved soon, and almost certainly before Georgia’s next game on Nov. 1 against Florida. Georgia officials met with NCAA staff members last week in Indianapolis, and typically the reinstatement request – which is the final step following an investigation – can be turned around quickly.Gurley has missed two games for 6-1 Georgia, which ranks ninth in the Amway Coaches Poll. <!–iframe–>
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