WASHINGTON - The nation's passport headaches may be easing a bit, but now comes the bill: almost $1 billion.
The Woodin Nikel is once again at the center of an alcohol controversy in Statesboro. In a 4-2 vote, the Alcohol Control Board decided to revoke the license of the Orient Express' owner Ace Amerson, who also operates the Nikel.
Note: All information included in this report is taken from law enforcement incident reports and arrest records, which are public records and available for review at any and all local law enforcement agencies. Not every arrest leads to a conviction. Guilt or innocence is determined by the court system.
Statesboro Police officers issued 28 citations for underage possession of alcohol last weekend, said Statesboro Police Chief Stan York.
In yesterday's column, I mentioned that if you never double a making contract, you are not doubling often enough. But having said that, I should add that there are times when making a penalty double of a contract you can beat is inadvisable.
WASHINGTON - Ninety-nine U.S. soldiers killed themselves last year, the highest rate of suicide in the Army in 26 years of record-keeping.
ATLANTA - Even with Barry Bonds on the bench, the San Francisco Giants put on quite a power display.
Involving yourself in something you like doing offers you a greater chance for success, because you'll spend quality time on the endeavor to make it what you envision. Don't waste your time engaging in what you truly dislike.
DEAR DR. GOTT: I am writing to see what you think about knee surgery. I have a torn ligament and arthritis in it. My doctor said he didn't know if it would help or not. He also said if I didn't let him go in there and scope it, later on I would have to have knee-replacement suregery. What's your opinion?
ORANGEVILLE, Utah - Surrounded by thick dust and the howl of a crumbling mountain, Jameson Ward had only a moment to decide: Go back and help his fellow miners or get out?
HOUSTON - Two astronauts began a spacewalk Wednesday to prepare a solar array on the international space station for relocation as NASA engineers' concerns over the shuttle Endeavour's heat shield eased.
ATLANTA - Talk about timing. If Bobby Cox was going to break a dubious record, he couldn't have picked a better moment.
WASHINGTON - The Bush administration's move to blacklist Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps as a ''terrorist'' organization is a new salvo in a broader effort to choke off funding to Iranian elements accused of developing nuclear weapons and fomenting violence in Iraq, Afghanistan and the Middle East.
WASHINGTON - The Democratic-controlled Congress and President Bush seem locked in a perverse competition for public unfavorability, according to a new Associated Press-Ipsos poll.
ELLABELL - After swimmers and boaters found three Vietnam-era military rockets tipped with explosive warheads in the Ogeechee River in southeast Georgia, a team of Navy divers searched the river Wednesday to remove and destroy any munitions that remained.
A first-grade teacher asks what she can do about a girl in her class who is completely undisciplined. After nearly two months of this teacher's best efforts, the child's behavior is no better. She is defiant and aggressive toward other kids, and often gets out of her seat and crawls around on the floor. Several years ago she taught the girl's older sister, who also had numerous discipline issues. The home is chaotic, so the teacher doubts she can expect much - if any - help from the parents.
The Georgia Recreation and Parks Association First District held its annual awards banquet last week in Statesboro. Among those in attendance receiving awards was the Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department and its staff.
Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Brannen of Statesboro celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary October 16 on Fripp Island, South Carolina, with their children and grandchildren. The couple married October 16, 1964, at the Calvary Baptist Church. They have two children, Gary Brannen and Jonda Nelson, both of Statesboro; and five grandchildren.
Col. and Mrs. Charles Ray Mize Jr. of Martinez, Georgia, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristina Lee Mize, to Garrett Lee Ralston, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walker David Ralston of Eatonton, Georgia.
Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Martin of Statesboro announce the engagement of their son, John Thomas Martin, to Katie Danielle Miller, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Greg Miller of Kansas City, Missouri.
Nineteen-year-old Christian "Eric" Spencer loves to play his trombone - now.
On my ride to work on the first day of October, I turned on the defrost in my car for the first time this year. When I got to work, I turned off my air conditioning, relishing in the cool, rainy temperatures outside. This season, I've already enjoyed a few weekend brunches on my screened-in back porch, easy like a Sunday morning. I'm always sad to see summer go, but the food of fall and the excitement of the holidays quickly propel me forward.
BALTIMORE - With each passing week, the Atlanta Falcons - and their offense in particular - have become progressively worse.
WASHINGTON - The U.S. military said Sunday it had airdropped weapons, ammunition and medical supplies to Kurdish forces defending the Syrian city of Kobani against Islamic State militants.
ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal questioned Democrat Jason Carter's leadership and faulted his legislative record, while Carter attacked the incumbent over a high unemployment rate and accused him of an ethics scandal.
ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal announced Sunday that he is creating a special team to assess Georgia's preparedness for the Ebola crisis.
BOSTON - Old Ironsides took one last trip around Boston Harbor on Friday ahead of a major, multi-year restoration project, firing its cannons while the Dropkick Murphys punk band and a Boston Pops quintet entertained hundreds of special guests and dignitaries on board.
A sudden plunge in mortgage rates this week raised an urgent question for millions of Americans:
Robert B. Stambuk
Our nation needs to get its fiscal house in order, and to do so citizens must fully demand leaders who are willing to put partisan differences aside and come together to present the American people with honest solutions and consensus proposals that put the national interest ahead of special interests. That is why we were so disheartened to learn that John Barrow is being criticized for his support of a budget based on the plan recommended in 2010 by a bipartisan majority of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform which we co-chaired (Simpson-Bowles Commission).