In a few days, about 400 families encountering financial difficulty will receive a bit of Christmas cheer, thanks to donations from local citizens and efforts by local law enforcement, businesses and other volunteers.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The Atlanta Falcons closed ranks around embattled quarterback Michael Vick, who was clearly stunned by reports that Jim Mora's father referred to No. 7 as a ''coach killer.''
DEAR DR. GOTT: I am a white male, 90 years of age. My medical history is as follows: measles at age 5, flu at age 32 and "busy legs" syndrome 1969 to present.
BOONE, N.C. - Kevin Richardson rushed for 131 yards and four touchdowns and defending national champion Appalachian State beat Montana State 38-17 on Saturday to reach the semifinals of the NCAA Division I-AA playoffs.
Six players from the Herald coverage area were recently named to the All Region 3-A first team. The group, as voted by coaches from the region, was otherwise dominated by ECI and Savannah Country Day.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - West Virginia is headed to the Gator Bowl for the third time in four years, and the 13th-ranked Mountaineers will play Georgia Tech on Jan. 1 in Jacksonville, Fla.
Texas town almost goes dry MUSTANG, Texas - An unpaid bill nearly caused a supplier to shut off water service to an entire town. Mustang's 40 residents had faced the possibility of losing water service Monday if they didn't find a way to pay a $3,400 bill. Someone made the payment, said Jay Mertz, president of the Angus Water Supply Corp., though he declined to identify the person, the Corsicana Daily Sun reported. ...
DEAR ABBY: My husband, "Jimmy," and I moved to the United States from an Asian country 15 years ago. About seven years ago, he lost a lot of money in the stock market. After that, he quit his well-paying job to do day trading and recover the money he lost. He has tried several strategies; none has made any money.
Donations are being collected for the annual Mayor's Christmas Motorcade, which provides gifts and necessities to patients of Georgia's mental health and retardation facilities.
HOMESTEAD, Fla. - Hard though he tried, Jimmie Johnson just couldn't give another Nextel Cup championship away.
DEAR ABBY: "Worried Sister" (10/4), who asked if she should inform her parents that her sister, "Cindy," is playing the choking game, may feel it is a betrayal if she breaks the confidence. But imagine how she'll feel if her sister dies.
By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Wake Forest's defensive players huddled near the sideline, pushing and shoving, yelling and screaming, jumping and dancing. They were trailing 6-3 and ready to do something about it. Riley Swanson did. Swanson intercepted a pass from Reggie Ball on the next play, sparking a comeback that gave Wake Forest its first Atlantic Coast Conference championship in 36 years and sent the Demon Deacons ...
Statesboro Magazine, a community lifestyles publication founded seven years ago by Andrea Powell, became part of Morris Multimedia, Inc. last week.
Canadian Barbara Seagram has again joined forces with Englishman David Bird to produce another well-written "25" book: "25 Ways to Be a Better Defender" (Master Point Press).
A number of beneficial changes could be in the offing for you. They might include a social and financial shift, or even some major transformations in your lifestyle. Regardless of what transpires, you'll welcome it.
Injuries can be damaging to NFL teams - and to Pro Picks, which is hurting after an awful week in which even our Best Bet flopped, for the first time.
SPARTANBURG, S.C. -Georgia Southern men's soccer senior goalkeeper Neal Bates has been named SoCon Player of the Week for his work between the pipes between Oct. 28, and Nov. 5.
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Elon coach Matt Matheny hopes to make his final season in the Southern Conference a memorable one.
ATLANTA - The ACC isn't as top-heavy as a cursory glance would indicate.
ST. SIMONS ISLAND - Davis Love III was in the learning center at Sea Island Golf Club over the weekend when he looked out the door at four players hitting balls, including PGA Tour rookie Kevin Tway. It brought back memories of Love's early days on tour. And he has every reason to suddenly feel much older than 49. <p class="MsoNormal" ...
PORTLAND, Ore. - With federal and state online health care marketplaces experiencing glitches a month into implementation, concern is mounting for a vulnerable group of people who were supposed to be among the health law's earliest beneficiaries.
Metter police hope citizens can identify a man they said robbed a fast-food restaurant employee at gunpoint.
The following are among the food service establishments inspected in August and September by the Bulloch County Health Department. The department scores on a 100-percentile scale. Kitchens are inspected at least every four months and are required to post their score sheets in public. The score and selected comments from health inspectors are included in each report. All eating establishments are located in Statesboro, except where noted. To view all restaurant scores, visit www.bullochhealthdepartment.com. ➤ ...