UGA's beloved Chapel Bell to be in place before start of football season

The University of Georgia's beloved Chapel Bell, which is at an Ohio foundry for repairs, will be shipped home soon and will be in place for the start of football season, according to the university spokesman and the foundry vice president.

The bell itself, which fans ring after Georgia victories, is ready for shipment now, The Verdin Co. Vice President Dave Verdin said. But the timbers that will support it in a newly built tower won't be ready until next week, he said. Verdin's company, in Cincinnati, is one of the few that can do this work, UGA Physical Plant Assistant Vice President Tom Satterly said.

The tower is being built by university workers and will look like the old one, Satterly said. It will be installed behind the university chapel on North Campus early next month, he said. The bell, removed this spring for the repairs and refurbishing, will be in place before the Aug. 30 home game against Georgia Southern.

"It's gonna look terrific. ..." Satterly said. "A lot of pride's going into constructing this tower."

Read more of this story in Wednesday's Telegraph.