FOLKSTON, Ga. - Mark Ruggiero has 400 firefighters, 56 engines, 49 bulldozers and nine helicopters under his command. And that still won't be enough to snuff out the wildfires that have shrouded the Okefenokee Swamp in smoke and flame for the past month.
CULLOWHEE, N.C. – Jeremiah Parker hit a ninth inning home run but that would be the only offense for Georgia Southern as the Eagles dropped a 4-1 decision Friday night at Western Carolina. The Eagles (32-25 overall, 12-13 Southern Conference) dropped their seventh SoCon opener in the nine league series.
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Alfred Hitchcock said, "This paperback is very interesting, but I find it will never replace a hardcover book -- it makes a very poor doorstop."
CALHOUN, Ga. - Increasingly fearful of getting swept up in a government raid, some illegal immigrants in this Georgia carpet-mill town and around the country are drawing up legal instructions designating someone to take care of their children if the parents are jailed or deported.
LYNCHBURG, Va. - Spiritually, the Rev. Jerry Falwell seemed prepared for his passing.
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.
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 license temporarily suspended for prescription drug abuse. Before I see the substitute surgeon the clinic will hire as a replacement, I'd like to know ...
ATLANTA - Dylan is going home.
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.
PRETORIA, South Africa - For five days, Oscar Pistorius endured a withering cross-examination at his murder trial from a prosecutor who pounced on apparent inconsistencies in his testimony. Yet, legal analysts said Tuesday, expert witnesses who will testify for the defense could undermine the prosecution's efforts to prove Pistorius killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on purpose after an argument.
AUGUSTA - The moment doesn't get much bigger than this - a 20-foot putt on the 18th green Sunday at Augusta National for the win.
On April 26, Southeast Bulloch will welcome its 20th class into the athletic hall of fame as the school holds its annual banquet and induction ceremony.
Southeast Bulloch's senior girls made it a career sweep, winning a fourth consecutive region championship at the Region 1-AAA track and field meet Tuesday in Brooklet.
Georgia Southern baseball players Will Middour and Aaron Palmer have been dismissed from the program, GSU head coach Rodney Hennon said on Tuesday.
BOSTON - Survivors, first responders and family members of those killed in the Boston Marathon bombing marked the anniversary Tuesday with tributes that combined sorrow over the loss of innocent victims with pride over Boston's resilience in the face of a terror attack.
NEW YORK - Marking the 67th anniversary of the day Jackie Robinson broke baseball's color barrier, the Rev. Jesse Jackson praised Commissioner Bud Selig for the strides the sport has taken in minority opportunities over the past two decades.
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Improvement in the economy after years of austerity has led to a discussion of whether the city of Statesboro should give its employees a 2.5 percent raise instead of a smaller raise and another one-time bonus.
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DAHLONEGA, Ga. - Tuition is going up for Georgia students at all 31 state colleges and universities under a budget plan approved Tuesday by the state Board of Regents, including the largest increase of $372 more per semester for Georgia Tech undergraduates.
BOSTON - Survivors, first responders and family members of those killed came together Tuesday to mark the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing with solemn ceremonies.
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