DEAR DR. GOTT: A few months ago, I had a carotid doppler done, and it found that my right internal carotid artery values reach only 134 cm/second, reflecting a moderate stenosis of 50 percent to 70 percent in that vessel. The doctor suggests taking medication, which I am quite concerned about.
ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue, fresh off his resounding re-election win, proposed a $20.2 billion budget plan on Wednesday that would boost salaries for teachers, preserve more land and cut taxes for retirees.
BAGHDAD, Iraq - Iraq's prime minister has told Shiite militiamen to surrender their arms or face an all-out assault by U.S.-backed Iraqi forces, senior Iraqi officials said Wednesday, as American and Iraqi troops prepared major military operations aimed at ending sectarian warfare in Baghdad.
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Don't get discouraged at those times when the breaks don't come about in the ways you anticipate. Your prospects for everything going well are good, but in their own time.
ATLANTA - Ra'Sean Dickey scored a season-high 21 points, Javaris Crittenton made two key baskets down the stretch and Georgia Tech held on for a rare win over No. 11 Duke, beating the Blue Devils 74-63 on Wednesday night.
Alfred Hitchcock said, "Seeing a murder on television ... can help work off one's antagonisms. And if you haven't any antagonisms, the commercials will give you some."
DEAR ABBY: I just finished reading your list of questions for "Are You Ready for Parenthood?" (12/6). Your advice was fine, if you were addressing a mature adult. To reach a 15-year-old, try this:
ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia attacked with its 3-point shooting in the first half and then scored inside in the final 20 minutes while beating South Carolina 80-56 on Wednesday night to end a four-game losing streak.
Prison life may be dangerous, but getting out can be deadly, too. Newly released inmates were almost 13 times more likely than the general public to die during their first two weeks of freedom, a study in Washington state found.
WASHINGTON - Anti-terror legislation sailed through the House on Tuesday, the first in a string of measures designed to fulfill campaign promises made by Democrats last fall.
FORT STEWART, Ga. - They've done it twice already in four years, but the third time isn't any easier - Sgt. Michael Konvicka picks up his rifle to go to war while his wife takes up her knitting needles and crochets blankets to help pass the time while he's away.
Portal Middle sweeps RMS The Portal Middle School boys basketball team defeated Reidsville Middle Wednesday by a score of 45-35. Corey Walker led the Panthers (6-2) with 18 points and Jamie Hagins added 12. The defensive efforts of Devon Spells, Tony Mikell and Nolan Clark also added in the victory. The Lady Panthers (6-2) also got a win, defeating RMS 49-37. Nikki Sims led Portal with 14 points, Jalvin Jones and Boshna ...
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Greg Biffle was cruising around Las Vegas Motor Speedway at 204 mph when his tire exploded, sending him crashing into the wall. Knocked unconscious, he dislocated his right shoulder and briefly had blurred vision.
The 2006 All-Region team for Region 3-AA was announced on Wednesday. Southeast Bulloch placed four players on the team: pitcher Megan Barnwell, outfielder DeAnn Lewis, utility player Ciera Weaver and catcher Brittany Page The Lady Gamecocks of Screven County put five members on the team: pitcher Elizabeth Poythress, catcher Brandy Evans, first baseman Kate Blackburn, third baseman Shanita Patterson and outfielder Carly Bess. Both SEB and Screven County advanced to the ...
PORTAL - The Portal Panthers dug themselves a 15-4 deficit early in their game against Treutlen Tuesday night, then showed exactly why they're defending state semifinalists in Class A.
Curtis Baptist senior forward Jawan Rouse pushed in a short jumper at the buzzer to give the Crusaders a 52-51 victory over Bulloch Academy Tuesday night.
SAVANNAH - The Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets got into the win column in convincing fashion on Tuesday, beating Islands 69-51 on the road.
Almost once a game, an NFL player absorbs an illegal blow to the head or neck that could put his career - or worse - at risk.
I am currently going through one of those inevitable life cycle changes and it is quite fascinating in some respects.
SAVANNAH - Bulloch Academy claimed the state runner-up trophy Saturday in the inaugural Georgia Independent School Association Clay Target Sports state championship at the Forest City Gun Club in Savannah.
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. - Wanting to return among the elite in golf, Graeme McDowell mapped out a plan last fall. He figured out how many ranking points he would need to get back into the top five in the world.
ATLANTA - When the ballpark named after Ted Turner is demolished in four years, the media mogul hopes the city of Atlanta will convert the vacant area into green space. The Atlanta Braves announced last month that in 2017, they will move out of Turner Field and into a new 42,000-seat, $672 million stadium complex in Cobb County. Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed ...
FLOWERY BRANCH - Falcons offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter isn't saying much about his recent interview with Boise State. Koetter confirmed on Tuesday that he met with Boise State officials, but declined to elaborate. "All I can tell you is the same thing (Falcons head coach Mike Smith) told you yesterday," Koetter said. "I did ...
Six juveniles, ranging in age from 9 to 14 years old, were arrested in connection with a burglary and vehicle break-in, police said.
Five women, four from Statesboro, pleaded guilty last week in federal court for their involvement in a stolen identify tax fraud scheme, U.S. Attorney Edward J. Tarver announced Tuesday in a news release.
Gloria Sue Lane
The Mark Byington era at Georgia Southern is off to an interesting start.