JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga. - For nearly 60 years, Jekyll Island has been Everyman's island.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - When news broke that Bank of America Corp. was testing a new credit card available to customers who may be illegal immigrants, the reaction was predictably harsh.
What is it like to spend 100 years in the same neighborhood? Ask Bernice Hodges Deal and she'll tell you all about growing up near Akins Pond Road, walking with friends and cousins along the creek, and marrying Horace Deal before moving just seven miles away from where she was born.
PARIS - In a stealthy overnight heist, burglars slipped into the Paris apartment of Picasso's granddaughter and spirited away two portraits of women the artist loved, slicing one of the paintings out of its frame.
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DEAR DR. GOTT: My 70-year-old father has just been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. Is there any hope of recovery?
Henry James wrote, "Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind."
DEAR ABBY: I'm writing in response to the letter from "Teresa in Daytona, Fla." (Jan. 14), who said she loves her husband dearly in the daytime, but at night she'd like to file for divorce. She said that the night before she wrote you, she'd had a nightmare that a growling animal was stalking her and awoke to find the noise was coming from him.
You stand to be exceptionally lucky in the way things turn out in the year ahead when promoting a complicated enterprise or venture. As long as you stay true to the cause and keep the faith, Dame Fortune will lend a hand.
HARTFORD, Conn. - Amid a growing obesity epidemic in the United States, an insurance company has started giving customers another reason to slim down by being one of the first in the nation to offer discounts to customers who keep a low body-mass index.
BROOKLET - The Portal Panthers traveled to Southeast Bulloch Monday night to take on the Yellow Jackets in the first round of the SEB Yellow Jacket tournament. The game was full of offense from the start as the Panthers were able to pin eight runs in three innings on Yellow Jacket starter Scotty Beegle.
NEW YORK (AP) - Wall Street rebounded fitfully Wednesday from the previous session's 416-point plunge in the Dow industrials as investors took comfort from comments by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke but still showed signs of unease about the economy.
LONDON - British pianist Joyce Hatto, hailed after her death as a neglected genius, owed her reputation to performances stolen from other artists, her husband has admitted, saying he was desperate to have her life end ''on a high note.''
LONDON - A mother who feared she might lose custody of her obese 8-year-old son unless he lost weight was allowed to keep the boy after striking a deal Tuesday with social workers to safeguard his welfare.
NEW YORK - Stocks had their worst day of trading since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks Tuesday, hurtling the Dow Jones industrials down more than 400 points on a worldwide tide of concern that the U.S. and Chinese economies are stumbling and that share prices have become overinflated.
With Statesboro looking for its first playoff win in nearly three years last week, junior linebacker Ricky Lee stepped up to help ensure the Devils' postseason run will continue.
ATLANTA - Devin Oliver and Jordan Sibert each scored 20 points, Vee Sanford added 15 and Dayton beat Georgia Tech 82-72 on Wednesday night.
BROOKLET - The Southeast Bulloch Football banquet will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 11, at 6 p.m., in the high school cafeteria.
ATLANTA - Talk about role reversal.
NEW YORK - Alex Rodriguez benched himself at his own grievance hearing. The New York Yankees star walked out in the middle of a session Wednesday, furious arbitrator Fredric Horowitz refused to order baseball Commissioner Bud Selig to testify. The move, followed by angry statements accusing Selig of bias and the entire arbitration process of flaws, appeared to be a prelude ...
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Anna Claire Knight had a career day for Georgia Southern, but unfortunately for the Eagles, she was just about the only one scoring in the second half. Knight scored 28 and 15 of GSU's 27 second-half points, but Cal State Northridge was too much to handle as the Eagles lost 70-58, on Tuesday at Hanner Fieldhouse. No other GSU player finished with double digits. Georgia Southern (1-3) led 31-28 at the ...
For the past month, the Southern Conference has been watching the league's frontrunners, Samford, Wofford and Chattanooga, to see which one will reach out and take the 2013 SoCon championship. None of them did. On Saturday, while Wofford was losing to Appalachian State and Chattanooga was losing in overtime to Samford, Furman (6-5, 5-2 SoCon), which was 2-4 and 0-2 at one point this season, put itself into position to claim the ...
For the first time in three seasons - which must seem like an eternity to a perennially successful program - Statesboro is back in the second round of the state football playoffs. The Blue Devils (10-1) didn't draw the easiest of roads for their postseason adventure. Statesboro had to travel all the way over to Cairo last Friday night, but paraded back to town with the school's first postseason victory since a win ...
FLOWERY BRANCH, - The music was blaring in the Atlanta Falcons locker room Tuesday, which made it seem like old times. Hardly. The Falcons (2-8) are mired in a four-game losing streak and all but assured of their first losing season since 2007 heading into Thursday's prime-time game against the first-place New Orleans Saints. For players such as quarterback Matt Ryan, these are the strangest of times. "It's certainly not ...
In our youth one of the coolest places to go to find useful stuff at a cheap price was the government surplus depot. It was a veritable promised land of equipment for those of us who were cutting edge outdoorsmen. Whether you wanted a truck or just a pair of real life combat boots you could buy it there for a song.
The Bulloch Academy Lady Gators scored 31 points in the first quarter and coasted to a 50-29 victory over David Emanuel Academy in the opening day of the eighth annual Lady Gator Classic pre-season basketball tournament Tuesday. "The girls really did a good job in the first quarter," said BA head coach Paul Webb. "They were really focused." In the first eight minutes, senior Danielle Atkinson popped off 10 points, including two ...
ATLANTA - Coach Paul Johnson has a long list of issues Georgia Tech must correct before this week's game against FCS opponent Alabama A&M. In a 55-31 loss at No. 8 Clemson last week, the Yellow Jackets' offense blocking poorly on the perimeter, ran incorrect routes and often failed to cut off pursuit. Defensively, the Jackets struggled against deep passes, created just one takeaway and allowed 556 total yards. The kicking ...
RALEIGH, N.C. - A North Carolina appeals court Tuesday preserved a lawsuit that could force the University of Maryland to pay a $52 million fee for leaving the Atlantic Coast Conference. <p style="color: #333333; font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: ...
NEW YORK - Yankees President Randy Levine testified at Alex Rodriguez'sgrievance hearing Tuesday and denied conspiring with Major League Baseball on the 211-game suspension given to the New York third baseman last summer. <p style="color: #333333; font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, ...