When James Edward Oglethorpe arrived in what was to become the new colony of Georgia, things were relatively peaceful. The two "world wars," currently being fought between the world's three super powers, (Spain, France and England) were being fought up in Canada and the northern colonies or over in Europe.
Over the past decade there has been considerable research into how fat plays a role in heart disease. What has become clear is that although a low fat diet will help with weight loss, it is actually the types of fats that we consume that have the greatest risk of causing heart disease.
The murder of Matthew Shepherd, beaten to death, apparently, because of his openly-professed homosexuality - virtually no one has offered a defense of this terrible crime. No doubt some do condone such, but not with God's approval. Murder, and the hatred that leads to it, are condemned soundly, in no uncertain terms, in both Old and New Testaments.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Millions of families that turned to federal and state governments for help in collecting child support payments will now have to pay more for the service.
CAIRO, Egypt - The new video message from Osama bin Laden appeared on militant Islamist Web sites Saturday, a day after it was released by a U.S.-based terrorist monitoring organization.
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Subtropical Storm Gabrielle moved toward the East Coast, where a tropical storm warning was in effect for North Carolina's shoreline early Saturday.
EDITOR'S NOTE - Associated Press Writer Olga R. Rodriguez is in the Nicaraguan coastal town of Puerto Cabezas, where villagers and lobstermen caught in Felix's grip described at length for the first time how they survived days in the violent, debris-strewn sea, even being blown into a neighboring country.
MINDEN, Nev. - In their quest to find missing aviator Steve Fossett, searchers have come across uncharted plane crashes six times. But none of the wrecks shed light on what may have happened to the multimillionaire.
Happy times and potentially rewarding alliances are indicated in the year ahead, especially if you dwell in a spiritual search to learn how you relate to others. Opportunities for bettering your world will come of it.
DEAR DR. GOTT: I visit France every so often since my son and his family have lived there for over 10 years. I noticed some things about medical care in France. First of all, when my daughter-in-law calls her children's pediatrician (a first class one, I may add), he answers the phone and gives her advice. He doesn't have a nurse or secretary do it.
DEAR ABBY: While I was visiting, my best friend's live-in companion stole some money out of my purse. I told my friend, and she confronted him in my presence. He lied about it and denied it. Because I had stopped at the store on the way over there, I knew exactly how much cash was in my purse and where it was located. The circumstances left no room for doubt. I was heartbroken, as was she.
WASHINGTON - The U.S. government has obtained a new video of Osama bin Laden marking the sixth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks and is analyzing it, a counterterror official said Friday.
Carol Hughes of Camden, Del., announces the engagement of her daughter, Dwana L. Hughes of Statesboro, to Berma Owens Jr., son of Laney Owens and Berma Owens Sr.
BAKER CITY, Ore. - Two weeks after Doris Anderson disappeared while hunting with her husband, the 76-year-old lay next to a creek surrounded by thick brush, alone and with no food or supplies.
PORTIMAO, Portugal - The mother of a British girl whose disappearance sparked an international search is considered a suspect in the case, friends and family said Friday. The girl's aunt said police suggested 4-year-old Madeleine McCann might have been killed accidentally.
BROOKLET - Most softball tournaments are scheduled for the preseason or for the region and state competitions, but down in Brooklet, an annual midseason tradition is about to renew itself.
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks cancelled a scheduled meeting between their CEO and city civil rights leaders Wednesday, prompting one of the group's leaders to say his community was greatly offended.
ATLANTA - Billy Horschel showed why he might be the hottest player in golf at the moment with another 4-under 66 on Friday in the Tour Championship. It was his 10th straight round in the 60s. He already has a victory and a runner-up finish in the FedEx Cup playoffs.
Dr. Al Mooney, the director of addiction medicine and recovery at Willingway, is officially releasing the second edition of "The Recovery Book" at the Cape Cod Symposium on Addictive Disorders.
University System of Georgia Chancellor Hank Huckaby announced Thursday a new Campus Safety and Security Committee that will review and develop recommendations on matters related to public safety at the system's 31 public colleges and universities.
PEMBROKE - In a battle of two teams searching for their first win of the season, it was Bryan County that came up with all of the big plays.
FLOWERY BRANCH - One week ago, Gabe Carimi was being groomed to be the Falcons' version of John Havlicek who could play backup roles across the offensive line.
PRETORIA, South Africa - During his trial, Oscar Pistorius sometimes retched and sobbed. The double-amputee Olympian sobbed again on Thursday, this time in apparent relief as a judge said the evidence did not support a murder conviction for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
PORTAL - In football, no team can afford to be content.
For the second straight game, Bulloch Academy will be keying on a player who wears the number 5 on his jersey. But BA head coach Terence Hennessy hopes it goes better than it did last week.
ATHENS - Georgia's Michael Bennett was taken aback when he heard the stat.
CHICAGO - It's been 11 weeks since Jimmie Johnson's last victory and he suffered through one of his typical summer swoons.
DUBLIN - Bulloch Academy freshman Kyle Samuels was the only Bulloch Academy runner, varsity or middle school, to finish in the Top 10 of the Trinity Christian Crusader Cross Country Invitational Tuesday.
ATLANTA - Chris Kirk and Billy Horschel have little in common except a clean card of 4-under 66 at the Tour Championship and their chances at the biggest payoff in golf.
NEW YORK - The nation's gathering war against a new upsurge in Islamic terror hung heavy over the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks Thursday, stirring both anxiety and determination among those who came to ground zero to remember their loved ones.