Tragedy struck the Lucas family this weekend. Elaine Lucas, of the Macon City Council, and her husband David, of the General Assembly, have lost their son Al. The Macon Telegraph has the details here. You can sign an online condolence book here.

Al played for the Panthers for several years and then took up with an AFL Arena Football team. He attempted a tackle this week and suffered fatal injuries.

James Joyner, who taught Al in college, has some thoughtshere.