PORTAL - The Portal Panthers have not won a state playoff game for as long as anyone can remember, so Saturday night's down-to-the-wire victory over the visiting Patriots of Wilcox County was extra sweet.
WASHINGTON - High school students are getting better grades and taking more challenging courses, but that apparent progress is not showing up on national math and reading tests.
ATLANTA - The Civil War brought hard times to Georgia, with Union troops torching Atlanta and cutting a swath of destruction through the state before delivering Savannah to President Abraham Lincoln as an early Christmas gift on Dec. 22, 1864.
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CHARLESTON, S.C. – Tiffany Brown's 17 points, including a pair of late free throws, and Chequilla Jessie's 13-point, 10-rebound performance lifted the Lady Eagles over College of Charleston, 52-50, Saturday afternoon at Charleston's Kresse Arena.
The Statesboro Lady Blue Devils couldn't overcome a 15 point second half deficit, eventually falling to Westlake 59-50 in Atlanta on Friday in the first round of the GHSA Class AAAA first round.
Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield, who died in 1773, wrote to his son, "Prepare yourself for the world, as the athletes used to do for their exercise; oil your mind and your manners, to give them the necessary suppleness and flexibility; strength alone will not do."
There is a strong possibility that a hobby or an avocation could be turned into something that would generate additional new income for you in ways you never thought possible. This labor of love has promise.
DEAR DR. GOTT: Last year, I experienced what I thought might be a "silent heart attack." I had chest pain that extended up to my jaw and ears with a feeling of pressure, etc., that lasted for about two minutes. After another bout of the same thing a week later, I went to my family doctor, who did an EKG and ordered a barium swallow. The final diagnosis was "esophageal spasms," and nothing else was said or done. It seemed to go away for a while, but the other day, it happened again, and it scares me. I was wondering ...
DEAR ABBY: How do I politely tell my mother-in-law to stop doing my laundry? It all started when I was on bed rest due to my pregnancy. I didn't mind her doing an occasional load to help us out. But now she does it anytime she's over to watch the kids.
Recently, some of the most popular books among young readers have taken the form of historical fiction diaries. Series such as Dear America-which tells of different periods in our country's past through the eyes of various teens and preteens-have earned a special place on the shelves of both reluctant and avid readers. Now there comes a new line of similar novels: namely, the Lady Grace Mystery series, which is penned by various authors and published by Random House books.
In 1916, the United States Congress considered the state of America's roads, and found them severely lacking. They, therefore, proceeded to pass the Federal Aid Road Act, in which $75 million was allotted over a five-year period to be given to the states to create a system of paved roadways which connected their cities to each other, and eventually, to their neighboring states. In fact, officials of the Savannah Automobile Club (SAC) had already sponsored a fact-finding tour of the state's roads in the summer of 1914. Starting in Savannah, the group caravanned across state to Columbus.
The Internal Revenue Service will refund an estimated $10 billion in 2007 to telephone customers who paid federal tax on their long-distance service during the past three years. Federal courts ruled that the IRS was not justified in collecting this excise tax, collected by telephone service companies through customer bills. As of September 2006, the tax no longer appears on telephone bills.
Bertie Mae Garrett has done it again. Her "Chug Chug Lady from Georgia" was the first. This second much larger book (603 pages) is entitled "Gathering Jewels." Her niece, Carolyn Mandes, brought me this big book.
Mr. and Mrs. Fontev and Deborah Dale of West Palm Beach announce the engagement of their daughter, Danielle Marie Dale of West Palm Beach, to Arthur S. Rawls, son of Mr. and Mrs. Handy Rawls of Brooklet.
MESA, Ariz. - Michael Phelps is making a comeback after nearly two years out of the pool for the simplest of reasons: He missed the sport that has been his entire life.
SYLVANIA - The Screven County boys and girls tennis teams each advanced to the second round of the GHSA Class AA state playoffs on Wednesday.
College of Charleston pitcher Eric Bauer allowed three hits in 6.2 shutout innings and the Cougars evened the season series with a 5-3 win over the Georgia Southern Eagles on Wednesday at J.I. Clements Stadium.
After the Bulloch County Board of Education increased Superintendent Charles Wilson's salary in his new two-year contract and heard a report of increased state funding, teachers and other school employees voiced a desire for raises.
A Guyton man was killed Wednesday morning in a motorcycle crash. Another man remains in critical condition after both motorcycles collided, according to Georgia State Patrol reports.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - A degenerative eye disease slowly robbed Roger Pontz of his vision.
ATLANTA - Pinch-hitter Evan Gattis broke an eighth-inning tie with a two-run double off A.J. Ramos, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 3-1 Wednesday for their ninth win in 12 games.
LEAVENWORTH, Kan. - An Army private convicted of leaking classified documents to WikiLeaks won an initial victory Wednesday to living as a woman when a Kansas judge granted a petition to change her name to Chelsea Elizabeth Manning.
ELLIJAY, Ga. - Criticized by one group as the "guns everywhere" bill, Georgia took a big step Wednesday toward expanding where licensed carriers can take their weapons, with the governor signing a law that allows them in bars without restriction and in some churches, schools and government buildings under certain circumstances.
SAVANNAH - The state Environmental Protection Division will no longer require developers to keep a 25-foot construction buffer from the edge of some coastal salt marshes, and the decision has Georgia conservation groups in an uproar.
WASHINGTON - Grappling with fast-changing technology, Supreme Court justices debated Tuesday whether they can protect the copyrights of TV broadcasters to the shows they send out without strangling innovations in the use of the internet.
Willingway, specialists in addiction treatment, will host more than 600 alumni, family and friends during its 38th annual homecoming event this weekend at Marriott Springhill Suites Conference Center.
The Bulloch County Board of Education will need to make a major decision by July 15, 2015. That's when state law requires all school systems to notify the Georgia Department of Education which of four new education models they will use.
Netflix subscribers may have to fork out $1 to $2 more per month if they want to keep feeding their video-streaming addiction in the near future.
MANHATTAN - An old adage tells people to "put your money where your mouth is." Well, you really shouldn't.