WASHINGTON - The Senate voted overwhelmingly Thursday to boost the federal minimum wage by $2.10 to $7.25 an hour over two years, but packaged the increase with controversial tax cuts for small businesses and higher taxes for many $1 million-plus executives.
PARIS - A long-awaited report says global warming is ''very likely'' man-made, the most powerful language ever used on the issue by the world's leading climate scientists, delegates who have seen the report said Thursday.
Homeowners over age 65 on January 1, 2007 may be entitled to an exemption of the state portion of Property Tax on their personal residence, said Bulloch County Tax Assessor's Chief Appraiser John Scott.
Dell Merritt and Mary-Thomas King didn't know what to expect when they decided to get together. The two, who were freshman roommates at Georgia Teachers College in 1939, hadn't seen each other for 66 years, but the Georgia Southern Centennial gave them a good excuse to return to campus.
BOSTON - The fine grit in polluted air boosts the risk of heart disease in older women much more powerfully than scientists realized, a big federally funded study has found, raising questions of whether U.S. environmental standards are strict enough.
In the year ahead, you are likely to make several interesting alliances with a number of persons you'll meet socially. Although the prime engagement will be one of friendship, their impact will touch other areas of your life as well.
Jimmy Buffett said, "Indecision may or may not be my problem." At the table, we are occasionally unsure of what to do next. Usually, careful analysis will clear the cloudy skies, permitting the sun to shine through. That ought to be the case in this deal. Look only at the North and East hands. South reaches four spades. West guesses well to lead the diamond queen. After East wins the third trick with ...
BIRMINGHAM, England - Police foiled a major kidnapping plot, the first of its kind in Britain, with the arrests Wednesday of nine terror suspects who reportedly planned to torture and behead a British Muslim soldier and broadcast the killing on the Internet.
DEAR ABBY: I am one of your many male readers. Regarding "Betrayed in the Midwest" (Dec. 27), whose fiance, "Reid," impregnated her younger sister, "Lindy," there are at least two major issues that the writer should consider about this man.
Note: All information included in this report is taken from law enforcement incident reports and arrest records, which are public records and available for review at any and all local law enforcement agencies. Not every arrest leads to a conviction. Guilt or innocence is determined by the court system.
DEAR DR. GOTT: I am writing in regard to one of your recent articles concerning treatment of neuropathy. I would like to share with you and your readers my success with the use of veterinary liniment. I use it nightly on the bottom of my feet to relieve the burning and intense pain. After my six-month chemotherapy treatment for ovarian cancer, the burning and pain in my feet became unbearable. After exhausting many treatments, as ...
BOSTON - Lavender and tea tree oils found in some shampoos, soaps and lotions can temporarily leave boys with enlarged breasts in rare cases, apparently by disrupting their hormonal balance, a preliminary study suggests.
NEW YORK - President Bush took aim Wednesday at lavish salaries and bonuses for corporate executives, standing on Wall Street to issue a sharp warning for corporate boards to ''step up to their responsibilities'' and tie compensation packages to performance.
BOSTON - Nine blinking electronic devices planted at bridges and other spots in Boston threw a scare into the city Wednesday in what turned out to be a marketing campaign for a late-night cable cartoon. At least one of the devices depicts a character giving the finger.
Georgia Southern assistant football coach Jeff Beckles is headed to Central Michigan University, he said Wednesday.
A radio talk show recently called to ask how parents should explain school shootings to their kids.
A man was killed and a second was wounded after shots were fired early Sunday morning at Primetime Lounge, police said.
An emotional Jerick McKinnon came back in the game to take a knee on the final play, signifying the end of an era at Georgia Southern. The Eagles beat Western Carolina on Saturday, 35-19, in the final Southern Conference game in Paulson Stadium. McKinnon scored a pair of touchdowns, threw for another and rushed for 64 yards, sharing snaps with freshman quarterback Kevin Ellison in the second half. It is only ...
I recently bought a book titled, "Flatwoods and Lighterknots" by James Elders, which he calls a "cultural visit to the coastal plains of Georgia."
She sat in the sunshine filtering through the windows at a local assisted living home, dressed in her best and obviously pleased to have visitors.
Not long ago, I was driving down a long, flat stretch of highway and listening on my iPod to an interview of Billy Collins, former poet laureate of the United States, he of such soul-ripping lines as, "You will always be the bread and the knife, not to mention the crystal goblet and - somehow - the wine." In the interview, he kept saying things I wanted to remember, bits and pieces of sentences ...
Fundamentals are important to understanding and success, regardless of the subject or activity. According to former New York Mets catcher Clarence "Choo-Choo" Coleman, Mets manager Casey Stengel, frustrated by the ineffectiveness of the team in its first year (1962), decided they needed to return to the basics. During a locker room meeting, he held up a baseball and said, "This is a baseball," to which Coleman interrupted, "Wait, you're going too fast." For ...
Mr. and Mrs. Richard and Linda Leonard of Brooklet, Ga., celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on November 8th, 2013, with family and friends at Trinity Baptist Church. The couple was married on November 7th, 1963, at DeRenne Avenue Church of God in Savannah, Ga. They have three children, six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and one on the way. Their children are Rick Leonard of Gulf Breeze, Fla.; Carey Johnson of Dublin, Ga.; and Michelle Howell ...
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. ➤ ...