A class of Oglethorpe Elementary School third graders became the first Tuesday to study inside the new Karl Meschke Archaeological Laboratory at Fort Frederica National Monument.

The students started out in the old digs, the covered area where students have dug up the same artifacts since 1995 on the southern perimeter of the site. But on a chilly morning with their excavations done, that first class walked a few feet to the lab, stamped the dirt off their shoes and went inside where the heat was running.

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Nineteen-year-old Trent Lehrkamp — who police say was left by three minors at the hospital emergency room covered in spray paint, barely breathing and with a mixture of drugs and alcohol in his system that nearly killed him — is out of the intensive care unit.

Cries for justice rang loudly down Parkwood Avenue on Monday where more than 200 people gathered to pray, show their support and, most of all, to call for arrests to be made in the incident that police say put Trent Lehrkamp in the hospital in critical condition and on a ventilator.

The father of a 19-year-old in critical condition in the Brunswick hospital told police his son “never returns home normal” when he goes to the house on St. Simons Island that is the subject of an investigation into an alleged hazing incident, according to a police incident report.