WASHINGTON - Anti-war Democrats in the Senate failed in an attempt to cut off funds for the Iraq war on Wednesday, a lopsided bipartisan vote that masked growing impatience within both political parties over President Bush's handling of the four-year conflict.
NORFOLK, Va. — A prosecutor, sheriff and investigators are scheduled to meet Monday to review evidence collected in the weeks since dogs and equipment associated with dog fighting were seized from a home owned by Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick. No charges have been filed in the case, but Surry County Commonwealth’s Attorney Gerald Poindexter said Wednesday as many as six to 10 people could be involved. Dog fighting is a felony in Virginia. ‘‘I’m ...
NEW YORK — Hank Aaron will take on an increased role with the Atlanta Braves following the team’s sale Wednesday from Time Warner Inc. to Liberty Media Corp. The deal, which Braves chairman Terry McGuirk said values the franchise at $450 million, was unanimously approved by baseball owners at a special meeting called Wednesday night to beat a midnight change in tax laws. The companies were set to transfer the team later in the evening. ...
WASHINGTON — Even with patchwork pitching, the Washington Nationals are suddenly winning. Ryan Church hit a go-ahead, three-run double, the Nationals’ bullpen provided five shutout innings, and last-place Washington beat the Atlanta Braves 6-4 Wednesday night for its fifth victory in six games. Church’s liner to right-center off Kyle Davies (1-2) capped a four-run fifth in which the Nationals batted around and all of the runs were unearned, thanks to second baseman Kelly Johnson’s fielding ...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Dale Earnhardt Jr. was docked 100 points Tuesday, and his crew chief was fined $100,000 and suspended for six races for an illegal part at Darlington Raceway. The penalty, for illegal modifications to the rear wing on Earnhardt’s Car of Tomorrow, is a significant setback in his team’s bid to win a Cup title before racing’s most popular driver leaves after the season. Dale Earnhardt Inc. will appeal, team president Max Siegel ...
Matt Miller's clutch two-run shot in the seventh inning gave Georgia Southern the lead it needed as it avenged an earlier 12-5 loss to the Mercer Bears with a 4-3 win in the last home game of the 2007 season.
DEAR DR. GOTT: I am a mid-40s female who had successful surgery to remove a rectal villous adenoma, which had almost penetrated the colon wall but fortunately was not cancerous. The surgeon said that as a follow up, I should have a flexible sigmoidoscopy in six months, and, if that looked OK, then a colonoscopy every two to three years for the rest of my life. However, shortly after my surgery, the surgeon had his ...
ATLANTA - Dylan is going home. For the past two years, the loggerhead sea turtle has been a popular attraction at the Georgia Aquarium, flapping around his tank in front of about 5 million visitors. Tuesday morning, veterinarians at the aquarium loaded the 7-year-old into the back of a van for a six-hour ride to Jekyll Island on the Georgia coast, where Dylan was first discovered as a hatchling straggler left behind by ...
Bridge, as we all know, is played by pairs - you and your partner. But in a head-to-head team match, you and your partner play with another pair and compare scores. The two of you, say, sit North-South at one table and your teammates are East-West at the other table.
LYNCHBURG, Va. - The Rev. Jerry Falwell, the television evangelist who founded the Moral Majority and used it to mold the religious right into a political force, died Tuesday shortly after being found unconscious in his office at Liberty University. He was 73.
LYNCHBURG, Va. - The Rev. Jerry Falwell has died, according to an aide. Falwell was hospitalized in "gravely serious" condition Tuesday after being found unconscious in his office Tuesday, a Liberty University executive said. Ron Godwin, executive vice president of Falwell's university, said Falwell was found unconscious after missing an appointment Tuesday morning. Falwell, a television evangelist who founded the Moral Majority, became the face of the religious right in the 1980s. He later became ...
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A number of new developments might occur that will set the scene for many years to come. Fortunately, you will be the author and initiator of your own future. Make the most of what is offered you.
DEAR ABBY: To this day, the story of my mother's letter from Dear Abby continues to be a family favorite.
SAN DIEGO - The face- and fingerprint-matching technology that has been touted over the past decade as a sophisticated new way to stop terrorists and illegal immigrants from entering the country through Mexico has one major drawback: U.S. border inspectors almost never use it.
Mrs. Dolores M. Campbell
ATLANTA - In a game of runs, Georgia Southern came up short against Georgia State on Friday night in Atlanta.
BROOKLET - For the first time in her high school career, Southeast Bulloch's Jasmine Roberts is on a basketball team that is striking fear into opponents.
STILLMORE - The Bulloch Academy Lady Gators dominated David Emanuel Academy on the road Friday, winning 58-38.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -Eastern Illinois forward Sabina Oroszova tallied 20 points, 17 rebounds and five assists, and Georgia Southern shot a shade under 28 percent from the floor as the Panthers posted a 57-50 women's basketball victory over the Eagles in the first game of the Hampton Inn Oceanfront Holiday Classic Friday afternoon.
ATLANTA - When he first looked at Atlanta's 2013 schedule, Tony Gonzalez was thrilled to see a late December rematch with the San Francisco 49ers.
LAS VEGAS - Although Fresno State fell one win short of a BCS berth, the Bulldogs still got a high-stakes trip to Vegas for the final game of quarterback Derek Carr's career.
METTER - The Guido Evangelistic Association hosted its annual "Gathering" dinner last month at the Hamstra Worship Center to thank supporters of the ministry.
Three programs that feed people in need – the Food Bank Inc., Rebecca's Café and the Food Bank's Morning Outreach – plan to move to a shared location on Statesboro's west side in the early months of 2014.
Janet Sasser Bazemore
So much for a quiet offseason as Georgia Southern transitions to the Football Bowl Subdivision.
Trees are decorated, school is just about out and radio stations are pumping out the carols nonstop, but it isn't quite Christmas until the Statesboro boys basketball team has taken on some of Georgia's best at the annual U-Save-It tournament on the road at Albany.
The East division of Region 3-A is one of the most competitive regions in the state for football, but Portal and Claxton managed to place an impressive 22 players on the All-Region squad for the recently-completed season.
FLOWERY BRANCH - The ugliest low points of a miserable season for Matt Ryan and the Falcons have come on the road.
ATHENS - For the second consecutive year, Georgia scheduled a morning game to accommodate some 4,000 local elementary school children, faculty and staff who visited Stegeman Coliseum on Thursday.