WASHINGTON - Bowing to President Bush, the Democratic-controlled Congress lined up reluctantly Thursday to provide fresh billions for the Iraq war without the troop withdrawal timeline that drew his earlier veto.
DEAR DR. GOTT: I suffer from restless-legs syndrome and have tried the soap-under-the-sheet treatment without experiencing relief. I am now using Excedrin during the day and 20 milligrams OxyContin at night, when the pain in my legs gets so bad I can't get rid of it. I even get up and take hot baths or ride my bicycle to get some relief. This does help a little but not for long.
Former Georgia Southern University baseball standout Brian Rogers got the call all baseball players await, again. For the second time in his career, and first this season, Rogers received the call to join the Pittsburgh Pirates.
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BAGHDAD - Iraqi police dragged a body from the Euphrates River on Wednesday and said it was one of three American soldiers abducted in an ambush claimed by al-Qaida. The U.S. military has yet to identify the victim and pressed ahead with its search through sweltering flatlands south of Baghdad.
WASHINGTON - A former Justice Department official at the center of the uproar over prosecutor firings told House investigators Wednesday that Attorney General Alberto Gonzales tried to review his story of the dismissals with her at a time when lawmakers were homing in on conflicting accounts.
BENSON, Minn. - The gray, sandy mix of turkey droppings and other bits and pieces flowing through Greg Langmo's fingers back onto the floor of his barn isn't just funky dirt, it's fuel.
DEAR ABBY: Like "Fine, Thank You in Gastonia, N.C.," I, too, was annoyed when people greeted me with the mindless, "How are you?" "How ya doin'?" etc., which required me to respond to someone who clearly had no interest in a real response. (I understand their feigned interest is more automatic than rude.)
Joint endeavors look promising for you, but they must be handled with considerable skill. Should one be mismanaged, you could find obstacles starting to block your path instead of trails being blazed.
Two days of music and family fun will not only provide entertainment this Memorial Day weekend, but will raise money for the Children's Miracle Network.
ATLANTA - Oliver Perez pitched seven scoreless innings, David Wright hit his fourth homer in the last four games and the New York Mets beat the Atlanta Braves 3-0 on Wednesday night.
SAVANNAH, Ga. - After more than five weeks of wildfires, smoke and little rain, Ware County is expected to ban fireworks through the Memorial Day and Fourth of July holidays as severe drought conditions has left lawns, leaves and bushes as combustible as kindling.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Seeking to rally support for the war, President Bush released intelligence asserting that Osama bin Laden in 2005 ordered creation of a terrorist unit to hit targets outside Iraq, including the United States.
Most of the time when you are the declarer in a trump contract, you will have more trumps than the dummy. Then, when you count your losers at trick one, it is relatively simple. You look at your 13 cards and take dummy's high cards into account. But occasionally the dummy will have longer trumps than you. When counting losers in this situation, you must look at your partner's 13 cards and take your high cards into account. Mentally move around the table and sit on your partner's lap!
SOPERTON - The Portal Panthers' reign atop Region 3-A came to an end after nearly three years Tuesday night as Treutlen claimed a 68-62 victory in the region's tournament championship game.
SOPERTON - The Claxton girls erased an eight-point deficit in a thrilling semifinal win Monday night, but couldn't make lightning strike twice.
MONTREAL – Georgia Southern cornerback Laron Scott signed a three-year deal to play for the Montreal Alouettes. Scott, who was with the New York Giants organization for the majority of the 2013 season, signed on Tuesday with the Canadian Football League team. He becomes the fourth Eagle to play in the CFL.
MARTINEZ - John Milledge Academy had a surge of 3-pointers in the fourth quarter and held off Bulloch Academy 68-63 on Tuesday in the first round of the GISA Region 4-AAA tournament at Augusta Prep.
Georgia Southern usually has a good turnout on opening weekend.
There are hundreds of small ponds in the Southeast Georgia area and thousands more around the state. Those waters account for nearly half of the recreational fishing done in Georgia and of course serve multiple purposes in many cases. Water for livestock and crop irrigation are the two most frequent uses of farm ponds other than for fishing.
SOCHI, Russia - The politics got a little hotter. The slopes got a lot slushier.
NEW YORK - Goodbye, Dan Marino and Shannon Sharpe. Hello, Tony Gonzalez.
CHICAGO - Northwestern quarterback Kain Colter testified Tuesday that he was essentially paid to play via his scholarship as the National Labor Relations Board opened a closely watched hearing on a bid to form what would be the first union for college athletes in U.S. history.
Georgia Southern fullback Dominique Shawn Swope has been arrested and charged with aggravated battery, Statesboro police announced Tuesday morning.
This week as friends think back on the life of R.C. Webb, many are calling up memories of the Nic Nac Grill.
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Don G. Aaron Sr.
Winter weather brought most of Bulloch County to a standstill last week.
The Bulloch Academy middle school Lady Gators won their region title Tuesday, completing the season with a perfect record after a 32-17 win over Thomas Jefferson.