With the founding of the Trustees Colony of Georgia in 1733, a method of land ownership was devised, which became known as the "Tale Male." This meant that 50 acres of land was given to each male, with no more than 500 acres being owned by anyone grantee. This system also provided very little security, for there were nine ways in which the land granted to you could be taken away, including if there were no male heirs to inherit the land, or even the failure to attempt to grow Mulberry Trees.
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Authorities say a 17-year-old camp counselor has been arrested after teaching the ''choking game'' to two boys who passed out for several minutes.
WEST SALEM, Ill. - Bricks shook loose and fell from buildings. Walls cracked. Books tumbled off shelves.
WASHINGTON - President Bush on Friday signed a one-week extension of current farm law as the House and Senate continued to argue over how to pay for a multibillion-dollar farm bill.
WASHINGTON - The White House on Friday vigorously defended the 14-year-old free-trade agreement among the United States, Mexico and Canada against sharp criticism from Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama.
PESHAWAR, Pakistan - A Taliban commander blamed for the deadliest attack on U.S. troops since they entered Afghanistan in 2001 has been killed in a shootout with security forces in Pakistan, American and Pakistani officials said.
PORTO ROTONDO, Sardinia - Perhaps it was the setting - one of Italy's most romantic resorts. Or the company - standing next to Italy's famously flirtatious premier.
WASHINGTON - The Federal Aviation Administration is going to begin alerting its top headquarters officials when field inspectors miss airline safety inspections, Transportation Secretary Mary Peters announced Friday.
A brilliant pitchers' duel spiraled out of control late in the game as Trinity Christian School beat Bulloch Academy 6-0 in a pivotal GISA Region 2-AA baseball match-up at Gator Alley Friday.
DAMASCUS, Syria - Former President Carter defied U.S. and Israeli warnings and met Friday with the exiled leader of Hamas and his deputy, two men the U.S. government has labeled terrorists and Israel accuses of masterminding attacks that have killed hundreds of civilians.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands - The son of the Dutch defense chief was killed Friday by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan, and the Taliban claimed they deliberately made the young lieutenant a high-profile target.
NEW YORK - The tragic sinking of the Titanic nearly a century ago can be blamed on low grade rivets that the ship's builders used on some parts of the ill-fated liner, two experts on metals conclude in a new book.
SHELBYVILLE, Ind. - Maybe it was a lifetime of chores on the family farm that accounts for Edna Parker's long life. Or maybe just good genes explain why the world's oldest known person will turn 115 on Sunday, defying staggering odds.
WASHINGTON - Homeland Security Department employees mostly are an unhappy lot.
Fronta Nell Lovett-Jones
There is no shortage of great golf to be found in the coastal Georgia area, especially in the spring.
Region play hasn't been kind to Bulloch Academy this baseball season, and Thursday afternoon the Gators did themselves no favors trying to get off ...
SAN JOSE, Calif. - A new coach is making the decisions after a pair of historically bad games. Nearly half the projected starters are sidelined.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - John Calipari knows people in Memphis are still pretty upset with how he abandoned their Tigers to take the Kentucky coaching job and ...
WASHINGTON - Cancer patients often wonder "why me?" Does their tumor run in the family? Did they try hard enough to avoid risks like smoking, too ...
A fire alarm that sounded Thursday afternoon at Statesboro High School was caused by a faulty sensor. There was no fire, said Bulloch County Schools ...
Carrie Sue Holmes
For the second year in a row, Southeast Bulloch can claim to be the strongest school in class 3A.
Before the sun had risen on Tuesday, Georgia Southern freshman Seth Shuman was already awake and looking forward to another day under center as a ...
AUSTIN, Texas - Defending champion Jason Day lasted only six holes at the Dell Technologies Match Play until a heavy heart forced an early departure.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Tennessee's Rick Barnes has coached in the Big East, the Atlantic Coast Conference and the Big 12. He's made the NCAA ...
CLAXTON - Talmadge Yarbrough had just sat down at his desk and opened a box of pecans when he let out a gasp that could have ...
Tuesday's morning Bulloch County Commissioners meeting saw something a little unusual: a standing room only crowd.
Georgia Southern Football ramped up spring practice two weeks ago before players paused for spring break. The banks of Beautiful Eagle Creek were alive again ...