WAYCROSS, Ga. - In the week he's spent fighting the vast wildfire in southeast Georgia, Gino Fisher still can't get used to local residents stopping to shake his hand, pat him on the back and offer hot meals and snacks.
The real-time clock on the 2008 presidential contest started ticking last week in the Deep South, in out-of-the-way Orangeburg, S.C. It took a bit of horse trading, much of it in Atlanta six years ago, to pin down the South Carolina beginning, but it worked.
BROOKLET - The Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets and the Metter Tigers ended region play in a pitchers' duel Tuesday night at SEB with both pitchers going the distance and combining for 22 strikeouts. MHS senior Josh Vining got the complete-game five-hit shutout, striking out eight as the Tigers (17-9, 12-2 Region 3-AA) knocked off SEB 2-0 in Brooklet.
DEAR DR. GOTT: I am a healthy 5-foot-tall, 100-pound, 63-year-old woman. My blood pressure is normal. I eat healthy and generally exercise two to three times per week. My cholesterol is 265, HDL 76, LDL 171 and triglycerides 88. The last time I had it taken was five years ago, and the total was 231 with an LDL of 139. I asked the doctor about taking omega-3 fish oil, and he felt that it only helps the good cholesterol and would not help me. I have been reading about niacin and was going to start taking it, but I am ...
You might go through somewhat of a weeding-out process where your relationships are concerned. It might become quite clear to you who meets your standards and who doesn't and will do something about it.
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DEAR ABBY: I had to write after reading the letter from "Ready to Serve in New Hampshire" (Feb. 23), who felt compelled to delay her dinner party when her guests brought fresh vegetables from their garden.
BELTSVILLE, Md. - Unless someone or something stops it soon, the mysterious killer that is wiping out many of the nation's honeybees could have a devastating effect on America's dinner plate, perhaps even reducing us to a glorified bread-and-water diet.
ATLANTA - Chipper Jones kept up his torrid hitting with a two-run double, the Atlanta bullpen shut down Philadelphia over the final four innings and the Braves edged the Phillies 4-3 Wednesday night.
Napoleon Hill, who died in 1970, was one of the earliest writers of personal-success literature. He wrote, "When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal."
WASHINGTON - Congress failed to override President Bush's veto of legislation requiring the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq on Wednesday, a defeat for anti-war Democrats that triggered immediate talks on a new measure to fund the conflict.
DEAR DR. GOTT: I am a 61-year-old woman who has always been in good health. About three months ago, I noticed my left arm felt different than normal. There was a kind of tingling feeling that ran from my palm up the underside of the arm to my shoulder. It almost feels like a sunburn. I have been to my doctor, who had me get an MRI and blood work. Nobody can find anything wrong. At first the sensation came and went. Now it seems to be constant. Should I be concerned about this?
WAYCROSS, Ga. - Firefighters on Monday asked for arson experts to investigate whether someone may have set several small fires that have broken out near a huge 80,000-acre wildfire in southeast Georgia.
DEAR ABBY: I am a 28-year-old woman and have been dating a 26-year-old man I'll call "Chris" for four months. We have become good friends. On our last date, the topic of sex came up, and Chris told me that he was a virgin and that it was very important for him to find a girl who had "never been with anyone" either.
WAYCROSS - All schools in Atkinson County were closed Tuesday as a smaller wildfire about 20 miles west of the massive Ware County blaze grew to 4,200 acres.
ELON, N.C. - Jenifer Rhodes tallied 20 points and seven rebounds, and Elon shot 55 percent in the second half to top Georgia Southern 85-60 in a Southern Conference women's basketball game Saturday afternoon at Alumni Gym.
SOCHI, Russia - All the gloom and grim talk leading to the Sochi Olympics at last gave way to more uplifting things.
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. - The wind was so strong, the conditions so demanding, that Jimmy Walker felt like Saturday at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am was competing against the golf course instead of the rest of the field.
ATLANTA - Malcolm Brogdon had a wonderful homecoming.
ATHENS - Kenny Gaines scored all of his 14 points in the second half, Brandon Morris and Charles Mann each added 10 points and Georgia beat Texas A&M 62-50 on Saturday night.
Six runners from Millen will raise funds for the Wounded Warrior Project and the Fisher House at Fort Gordon.
SAVANNAH - While Republicans in eastern Georgia say they're more committed than ever to defeating Democratic U.S. Rep. John Barrow in the fall elections, GOP voters may have a tougher time than expected choosing a nominee in the primary.