ATLANTA - The leader of Georgia's black lawmakers group said Friday that a push in the Legislature to apologize for the state's role in slavery may be dead for the year.
WASHINGTON - The Justice Department weighed political activism and membership in a conservative law group in evaluating the nation's federal prosecutors, documents released in the probe of fired U.S. attorney show.
VATICAN CITY - Benedict XVI criticizes the ''cruelty'' of capitalism and colonialism and the power of the wealthy over the poor in his first book as pope released on Friday.
Although you are likely to have better earning powers than you did last year, unless you're careful your extravagant urges could negate your gains. Try to budget funds in ways that promote growth, not loss.
DEAR ABBY: One of my sons, "Clayton," is in his early 20s - tall, slim, handsome and intelligent. He dated a girl in high school, "Julie," who was the love of his life. They broke up and got back together several times, until she finally moved on and married a nice young man.
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BROOKLET - Bryan County's Ricky Myrick got the complete game, pitched six shutout innings and struck out nine Southeast Bulloch batters on 106 pitches as the Redskins knocked off the Yellow Jackets (8-7, 3-4 Region 3-AA) 9-2 Thursday night in Brooklet.
Today is Friday the 13th - considered unlucky by some. But it will prove to be unlucky for very few of them, if any.
ATLANTA - The sexually transmitted disease gonorrhea is now among the ''superbugs'' resistant to common antibiotics, leading U.S. health officials to recommend wider use of a different class of drugs to avert a public health crisis.
COLUMBUS, Ohio - A federal grand jury indicted a U.S. citizen on charges of joining al-Qaida and conspiring to bomb European tourist resorts and U.S. government facilities and military bases overseas.
Both Screven County tennis teams picked up 5-0 wins over Souteast Bulloch Thursday in Brooklet.
DEAR DR. GOTT: You have helped so many people, I thought you could answer a question about milk of magnesia. I have been taking it every night for about a year. My doctor recommended it. The reason for taking it is, I had a cardiac cath several years ago. It caused an aneurysm with internal bleeding, then I developed a hernia in the same area and had more surgery. The femoral nerve was damaged, leaving me with chronic pain. I have been going to a pain clinic in the St. Louis area and am on narcotic meds, which cause constipation ...
ADEL, Ga. - Two Adel insurance agents were charged Thursday with signing up eight elderly people and even a dead man for health coverage without bothering to get their permission, officials said.
BAGHDAD - A suicide bomber blew himself up in the Iraqi parliament cafeteria Thursday, killing at least eight people - including at least two lawmakers - and wounding about 30 in a stunning assault in the heart of the heavily fortified, U.S.-protected Green Zone.
RALEIGH, N.C. - The disgraced district attorney in the Duke lacrosse rape case apologized to the three athletes in a carefully worded statement Thursday as their lawyers weighed whether to sue him - and some legal experts say they have a case.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Julio Teheran struck out nine over six innings in his final tuneup for opening day and the Atlanta Braves defeated the Miami Marlins 9-2 on Wednesday.
BROOKLET – Southeast Bulloch High School will send its baseball, soccer, and track teams into competition throughout the rest of the spring in search of region and state recognition, but one of the school's most prestigious and highly decorated squads will wrap up its 2014 campaign this weekend.
CHICAGO - In a stunning ruling that could revolutionize a college sports industry worth billions of dollars and have dramatic repercussions at schools coast to coast, a federal agency said Wednesday that football players at Northwestern University can create the nation's first union of college athletes.
Just when you think the first weekend of the NCAA tournament couldn't possibly top itself, it happened again.
NEW YORK - After deciding close calls on the field since 1876, baseball opens a high-tech control room this weekend where the fates of batters, pitchers, runners and fielders will be decided by umpires up to 2,600 miles away in the building where the Oreo cookie was invented.
One Saturday morning last November, Leland Riggs, 97, a veteran of the World War II Battle of Guadalcanal, was surprised and saddened to find his American flag and its 20-foot pole missing from his front yard. A landmark to neighbors, Riggs' lighted flag is flying again through the efforts of Boy Scouts of Troop 342.
One person cashed two fraudulent checks for more than $9,000 total, and another person tried to cash one for more than $1,900, Statesboro police said.
Ten mini-grants will buy a total of six iPads at three Bulloch County schools, enable cartoon-based learning on two campuses and fund a Georgia history field trip, a lunchtime book club, a school play, a motivational speaker and the Whoville Shopping Village.
The students come from all over the world and arrive at Georgia Southern University without knowing a single person in the area. These international students are here to study and learn, but often find themselves feeling lost and alone.
NEW YORK - When her abusive husband left for work last fall, she grabbed her kids, her dog and her bags, only to run up against a heart-wrenching obstacle: None of the city's more than 50 domestic violence shelters would accept the pet.
WASHINGTON - The Secret Service sent three agents home from the Netherlands just before President Barack Obama's arrival after one agent was found inebriated in an Amsterdam hotel, the Secret Service said Tuesday.
NEW YORK - Zack Greinke and the Los Angeles Dodgers have knocked Alex Rodriguez and the New York Yankees off baseball's payroll perch, part of an offseason spending spree that has the average salary approaching $4 million for the first time.
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Despite what you continue to see in the national news, the Affordable Care Act has brought about many positive changes to our health care system – especially for small business owners.