PORTLAND, OR - 1986: Darryl Dawkins #53 of the New Jersey Nets looks on against the Portland Trail Blazers during a game played in 1986 at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Portland, Oregon. Copyright 1986 NBAE (Photo by Brian Drake/NBAE via Getty Images)
Photo: Brian Drake
Photo: Brian Drake

The scoop on Friday, August 28: 5 things to know this morning

According to WTOC-TV, a student was wounded in a campus shooting at Savannah State University. As of Thursday evening, the campus is on lockdown. Read more for updates.

2. State health care plan could face big shortfall in coming years

600,000 teachers, state employees, retirees and their dependents found out Thursday that the Department of Community Health officials projected that the State Health Benefit Plan will amass a $42 million shortfall in 2016-2017 and a nearly $301 million deficit the following year. Read more.

3. Former NBA star Darryl Dawkins, known as 'Chocolate Thunder,' has died

Dawkins — the first NBA player to be drafted right out of high school — died Thursday at age 58. Dawkins was known for his tremendous dunking ability. Read more.

4. Explore the Atlanta Beltline in this myAJC special: Click here.

5. First brick set at SunTrust Park

Cobb County government, sponsors and dignitaries from the Braves gathered for the ceremony Thursday morning. The first of 775,000 bricks was laid by Eutis Morris, 83, who laid the first concrete block at Fulton County Stadium and placed the first and last bricks at Olympic Stadium, which later became Turner Field. Read more.

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