DEAR DR. GOTT: About 30 years ago, my brother-in-law, while working in extreme heat and consuming alcohol, suffered heat stroke. He was left with a strong speech impairment. He cannot pronounce consonants, and his voice is quite rough. He took speech therapy for a while after the stroke, but it did not help. Otherwise, his health is good. He takes no medications and is 74 years old. He has a slight balance problem but can work in the yard, mow with a riding mower, etc. He hasn't seen a doctor in years. He is quite alert. His wife died ...
WASHINGTON - The federal budget deficit is running at a pace that is more than double last year's imbalance through the first four months of the budget year.
DETROIT (AP) - General Motors Corp. reported a $38.7 billion loss for 2007 on Tuesday, the largest annual loss ever for an automotive company, and said it is making a new round of buyout offers to U.S. hourly workers in hopes of replacing some of them with lower-paid help.
GAINESVILLE - Bulloch Academy senior Michael Kimbrell was the state runner-up in the 130-pound weight classification at the Georgia Independent School Association traditional wrestling tournament this past weekend.
LOS ANGELES -- A resoundingly retro Grammy Awards left its biggest winners nearly speechless.
GREENVILLE, S.C. - The charity stripe, in the end, was good to the Lady Eagles, Monday night (Feb. 11). Georgia Southern finished the game hitting 19-of-23 (.826) from the free-throw line to help secure a 59-54 Southern Conference victory at Furman.
PORT WENTWORTH, Ga. - Sugar that was still burning three days after a refinery explosion killed at least five people hampered the search Sunday for three other workers missing since the blast leveled portions of the plant.
Crews used construction cranes to shore up three badly damaged, 80-foot storage silos that rescue workers want to search for the missing men. One of the silos blew up late Thursday, possibly after combustible dust ignited.
Charles E. Patterson, Ph.D., was named recently to the newly created position of associate vice president for research at Georgia Southern University, where he will support and enhance research at the University.
The Georgia Southern women's basketball team will continue its four-game road trip today in a Southern Conference scuffle at Furman. Tip-off versus the Paladins is slated for 7 p.m. at Timmons Arena in Greenville, S.C.
CHEPKIOYO, Kenya - Kenya's opposition leader demanded Saturday that the president resign and new elections be held, dropping a conciliatory stance that had brought hope for a political settlement to end weeks of postelection violence.
WASHINGTON - President Bush is asking Congress to spend money to help businesses root out illegal workers but he did not request additional funds to help legal immigrants become American citizens more quickly.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A classified Pentagon assessment concludes that long battlefield tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, along with persistent terrorist activity and other threats, have prevented the U.S. military from improving its ability to respond to any new crisis, The Associated Press has learned.
WASHINGTON - Sens. Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton competed for Democratic convention delegates across three states on Saturday, locked in a landmark struggle for the party's presidential nomination.
WASHINGTON - By their presence, Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton anointed Washington state as their prime battleground in a trio of Democratic presidential contests Saturday.
WASHINGTON - Despite remarkably quick passage, the economic aid plan and its cash rebates may come too late to prevent a recession this year. For many experts, however, the $168 billion boost to the lagging economy may mean the difference between a short downturn and something much more serious.
Vivian Pryor Crews
With just two games left before a state champion is crowned it's safe to say that the cream has risen to the top.
FALL RIVER, Mass. - Prosecutors in the Massachusetts murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez will not be allowed to introduce evidence about the shooting of a Hernandez friend in Florida a few months before the killing, a judge ruled Wednesday.
ATHENS - Brice Ramsey's edge in Georgia's quarterback competition this spring may not be as big as some believed.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - Hold that gold watch. Peyton Manning is taking one more shot at the silver trophy.
The Minnesota Vikings have made their in-person pitch to Adrian Peterson, the latest step toward resolving the star running back's unclear status.
WASHINGTON - Sharply divided along familiar lines, the Supreme Court took up a politically charged new challenge to President Barack Obama's health overhaul Wednesday in a dispute over the tax subsidies that make insurance affordable for millions of Americans.
Ogeechee Technical College signed articulation agreements with Valdosta State University on Wednesday, simplifying student transition between the two institutions of higher education.
BOSTON - The question, for all practical purposes, is no longer whether Dzhokhar Tsarnaev took part in the Boston Marathon bombing. It's whether he deserves to die for it.
Statesboro police are seeking a woman reported missing since Feb. 24.
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KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Nick Markakis is looking forward to opening day in Atlanta. Crabcakes down south, that's another story.
ATLANTA - North Carolina needed a boost after failing to win consecutive games in a rough February.
FALL RIVER, Mass. - A state police trooper who specializes in fingerprint analysis testified Tuesday in the murder trial of Aaron Hernandez that the fingerprints of the former NFL player and his alleged victim, Odin Lloyd, were found inside a car that was allegedly used to drive Lloyd to his death.
ATLANTA - Jeff Teague scored 25 points, Al Horford added 18 and the NBA-leading Atlanta Hawks rallied from an 18-point deficit to win their fifth straight game, 104-96 over the Houston Rockets on Tuesday night.