ATLANTA - A loss to Washington left the Braves talking about the need to sweep the New York Mets in a series beginning Monday. But even that might not be enough to revive Atlanta's playoff hopes.
MINNEAPOLIS - Somewhere, Michael Vick must have been shaking his head.
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In a ceremony Thursday afternoon, community members presented Georgia Southern University with a bronze bust cast in the likeness of legendary coach Erskine "Erk" Russell. Longtime friends of Coach Russell dedicated the bust with comments on his extraordinary coaching career and personal attributes. Russell, who coached the Eagles to three national championships, including a perfect 15-0 season in 1989, was the key figure in reviving a sport that had been discontinued on campus during World War II. Russell passed away last September at the age of 80.
CLAXTON - The Claxton Tigers began their first home game of the 2007 season with a bang. However, the Tigers could not maintain momentum throughout the night, falling to the Trojans of Johnson County by a 12-0 margin.
Pinewood senior Lane Miller galloped for two late fourth-quarter touchdowns to help the Patriots put away a determined Bulloch Academy squad 19-0 at Gator Alley Friday night.
When James Edward Oglethorpe arrived in what was to become the new colony of Georgia, things were relatively peaceful. The two "world wars," currently being fought between the world's three super powers, (Spain, France and England) were being fought up in Canada and the northern colonies or over in Europe.
Over the past decade there has been considerable research into how fat plays a role in heart disease. What has become clear is that although a low fat diet will help with weight loss, it is actually the types of fats that we consume that have the greatest risk of causing heart disease.
The murder of Matthew Shepherd, beaten to death, apparently, because of his openly-professed homosexuality - virtually no one has offered a defense of this terrible crime. No doubt some do condone such, but not with God's approval. Murder, and the hatred that leads to it, are condemned soundly, in no uncertain terms, in both Old and New Testaments.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Millions of families that turned to federal and state governments for help in collecting child support payments will now have to pay more for the service.
CAIRO, Egypt - The new video message from Osama bin Laden appeared on militant Islamist Web sites Saturday, a day after it was released by a U.S.-based terrorist monitoring organization.
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Subtropical Storm Gabrielle moved toward the East Coast, where a tropical storm warning was in effect for North Carolina's shoreline early Saturday.
EDITOR'S NOTE - Associated Press Writer Olga R. Rodriguez is in the Nicaraguan coastal town of Puerto Cabezas, where villagers and lobstermen caught in Felix's grip described at length for the first time how they survived days in the violent, debris-strewn sea, even being blown into a neighboring country.
MINDEN, Nev. - In their quest to find missing aviator Steve Fossett, searchers have come across uncharted plane crashes six times. But none of the wrecks shed light on what may have happened to the multimillionaire.
Happy times and potentially rewarding alliances are indicated in the year ahead, especially if you dwell in a spiritual search to learn how you relate to others. Opportunities for bettering your world will come of it.
Smartphones - and the apps, photos and texts that come with them - are hard to resist. Americans log more than an hour of screen time on the devices each day, according to a December 2013 data analysis from Nielsen.
ATLANTA - More time-management issues. A blown lead in the fourth quarter. Another loss outside the NFC South.
I hit an owl.
Southeast Bulloch High School's competitive cheerleading team finished off a hugely successful season last weekend with a third-place finish in the Georgia Class AAA State Cheerleading Championships.
Southeast Bulloch and Statesboro High Schools' JROTC Raider Teams traveled recently to the State Raider Meet at Spaulding High School in Griffin, and each took home top honors.
CHICAGO - On a very memorable Sunday, Pastor Laura Truax surprised her congregation with a bold announcement: She was about to hand out money to everyone.
FERGUSON, Mo. - Crews erected barricades around the building where a grand jury has been considering whether to indict the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, even as a grand jury decision seemed unlikely this weekend.
Mrs. Charity Blackburn Bragg
Ohio State finally took control of its game against Indiana in the fourth quarter. That was still better than Florida State.
The Atlanta Falcons won't apologize for somehow being in first place with a losing record.
ATHENS, Ga. - Nick Chubb and Georgia took care of Charleston Southern early, looking to carry the momentum into next week's state rivalry game against Georgia Tech.
ATHENS - Nick Chubb and Georgia took care of Charleston Southern early, looking to carry the momentum into next week's state rivalry game against Georgia Tech.
WARSAW, Poland - Officials in a Polish town have opposed a proposition to name a playground after Winnie-the-Pooh due to the bear's unclear gender and immodest clothing.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - In the squalid Jacksonville dogfighting kennel, a champion named Bulletproof Sam sat in a makeshift wooden cage, his teeth exposed from a missing snout.
It's last Monday morning and according to the weather report - and somebody got it right this time - it's raining very hard with thunder and lightning, and it's nice to be inside looking out. This afternoon, we have a 100 percent chance of very heavy rain, high winds and a get-ready-to-hunker-down warning, which I will do my best to follow the directions. One of my colleagues has just told me we're not supposed to have this kind of stuff this late in the year. Since he teaches Algebra, what does he know? He knows this: it is ...