CLAXTON - A site work crew is preparing the pad for the new City Hall, a $1 million project the city government has been saving for, for years.
Georgia's elementary and middle school students posted mixed results on the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests in the recently completed 2013-14 school year when compared to the previous year.
An Ellabell woman was arrested after she stabbed a man several times with a pair of tweezers. The couple was arguing about a phone when the man began looking for it on the couch, causing the woman's dog to fall off. This made her angry, and the fight ensued.
With something that looks like it's straight out of a Pixar movie, developers Press Play have created a Microsoft exclusive side-scrolling platform video game called "Max: The Curse of Brotherhood." Max, the main protagonist, one day searches online for a way to get rid of his younger brother, Felix, and finds a spell that he reads aloud, which opens up a mysterious portal from which a monster's claw emerges and kidnaps Felix. Without hesitation, Max jumps in after his brother and enters a dangerous, magical world controlled by the evil Lord Mustacho.
Mr. Samuel "Sammy" Cato
Father's Day always offers me a little time to stop and reflect on some of the things I have learned from my dad over our 20-something years together.
BATON ROUGE, La. - Newly crowned Miss USA Nia Sanchez, a fourth-degree black belt in the Korean martial art of taekwondo, says that women need to be able to defend themselves as a way to battle the problem of campus rape and that bringing awareness to the issue is very important.
COCHRAN - Many Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets are spending June at a variety of football camps, including some put on by Mike Hodges at Middle Georgia State College.
PINEHURST, N.C. - Pinehurst No. 2 is anything but perfect for the U.S. Open, at least in the traditional sense of major championships in America.
SAO PAULO - The biggest question for Thursday's opening match of the World Cup isn't whether host Brazil can beat Croatia but how the unfinished and troublesome Itaquerao stadium will hold up in its first ever encounter with a full-capacity crowd.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Florida-Georgia game won't be a pool party.
From staff reports
Summertime and the livin' is easy . . . unless you happen to live in a sweltering climate that induces you to snap at everyone and consider crawling into a freezer. The kids get cranky and look like lobsters from running around. Your patience can run mighty thin.
A new Rasmussen poll finds that just 25 percent of Americans believe the federal government should set school lunch nutrition standards; 51 percent think those decisions should be made locally, while 15 percent prefer to see state governments decide.
WASHINGTON - Anticipating a swift shake-up in their leadership, House Republicans jockeyed for position on Wednesday after Majority Leader Eric Cantor's stunning primary defeat to an underfunded and unknown political newcomer.
Parents who are busy with their smartphones speak more harshly to their kids, one study says. Another notes that a baby's development may be harmed by a parent's excessive texting. But that may not be the whole story.
Every July 4, people celebrate our nation's independence by going camping, watching a fireworks display or grilling some burgers. Sounds like fun! Less fun, however, is living a life shackled to your debt. If you're interested in achieving financial independence, here are some tips to get you started.
SPRING, Texas - A gunman charged Thursday in the killing of four children and their parents was dressed as a delivery man when he arrived at the suburban Houston home where the family was shot to death, officials said.
SPRINGFIELD - What began as a search for a missing Effingham County man Sunday ended with the man found safe, and then criminally charged, Tuesday night.
NEW YORK - David Wright ignited a tiebreaking rally in the seventh inning with a hustle double, Travis d'Arnaud gave Dillon Gee some cushion with a two-run drive later in the seventh and the New York Mets beat the Atlanta Braves 4-1 on Wednesday night for their first four-game winning streak in a year.
Youth travel baseball team Around the Horn 13AAA, won the USSSA Southeast State Championship held at Mill Creek Regional Park last week.
SAO PAULO - Goalkeeper Sergio Romero saved two penalties Wednesday to send Argentina into the World Cup final with a 4-2 shootout win over the Netherlands after the game finished in a 0-0 stalemate.
WASHINGTON - NCAA President Mark Emmert told a Senate committee Wednesday he supports "scholarships for life" and other reforms in how athletes are treated, then did such a good job of casting himself as a powerless figurehead that one senator told him: "I can't tell whether you're in charge or whether you're a minion."
RICHMOND, Va. - Aric Almirola waited two days to experience one of the highlights of his first victory in NASCAR's premier series.
Paul Wesley Brannen
NEW ORLEANS - Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison for bribery, money laundering and other corruption that spanned his two terms as mayor - including the chaotic years after Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005.
Based on the responses I received to last week's column, it's clear that bullying is a real problem in our nation's offices.
WASHINGTON - By its own estimate, the government made about $100 billion in payments last year to people who may not have been entitled to receive them - tax credits to families that didn't qualify, unemployment benefits to people who had jobs and medical payments for treatments that might not have been necessary.
SMITHFIELD, N.Y. - Severe thunderstorms packing strong winds rolled through central New York, killing four people, destroying or damaging numerous houses and knocking out power to more than 70,000 utility customers, officials said Wednesday.
Mr. William T. "Bill" Akers