WASHINGTON - Hundreds of thousands of strapped homeowners could get some relief from a plan negotiated by the Bush administration to freeze interest rates on subprime mortgages that are scheduled to rise in the coming months.
BRUSSELS, Belgium - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice won support Thursday on Iran from two key European allies, France and Germany, whose leaders urged continued pressure on Tehran because of its nuclear program, saying the country remains a danger.
RAMALLAH, West Bank - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Thursday he has rejected the concept of a provisional Palestinian state out of concern that the temporary borders of such an entity would become permanent.
Bulloch Academy head boys' basketball coach Chandler Dennard let all of his horses out of the stable Tuesday night as his Gators blasted cross-county rival David Emanuel Academy 89-38.
MOSCOW - Russia will not expand its armed forces on its western border as long as NATO refrains from a military buildup, Russian diplomats and lawmakers said Thursday.
Marcia Collins was named as the new Bulloch County Commission clerk Tuesday during the regular Bulloch County Commissioners meeting. Collins will replace Evelyn Wilson, who will retire as of Dec. 31.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Ford Motor Co. said Thursday it is recalling 1.17 million trucks, sport utility vehicles and vans to fix an engine sensor that could lead to engine stalling.
The Robert Toombs Christian Academy Crusaders used the height of Lance Stokes, the muscle of Jacob Raiford and the quickness of Toreea Stokes to down Bulloch Academy 72-61 Thursday.
(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: A friend of mine who works as a caregiver has no benefits such as medical insurance, sick leave or vacation. She cannot afford to go to the doctor, pay for prescriptions or take time off. She was told by a friend who was a medic in Vietnam that antibiotics such as penicillin and tetracycline work just as well as prescription drugs. She does this only when she is really ill. I think this practice could be dangerous. What do you think?
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A section of a shopping mall's parking deck collapsed Thursday and killed one person, authorities said, as holiday shoppers filled the nearby stores.
Bridge Plus, edited by Sally Brock, is published monthly in England in a small-page format. It probably contains more instructive articles and quizzes than any other bridge magazine.
DEAR ABBY: I read the letter from Belle K. in Cadillac, Mich. (Oct. 17), who had only the yearbook from her senior year in high school and would like to purchase yearbooks from the other three. She asked if there was some way to get her hands on them.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate failed again Thursday to find a way to rein in a tax one senator described as a Frankenstein-like monster about to clobber millions of taxpayers.
ATLANTA - Rookie Jesse Hahn allowed only three hits in six innings to remain unbeaten on the road and the San Diego Padres beat Atlanta 5-2 on Friday night to continue their recent success against the Braves.
FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons won't be easing their way into this season.
INDIANAPOLIS - Juan Pablo Montoya is back at Indianapolis Motor Speedway - one night only, an encore of sorts, in a guest-starring role for Team Penske.
MONTREAL - Two-time winner Jim Furyk birdied two of his last four holes Friday in the Canadian Open to match the Royal Montreal record at 7-under 63 and tie Tim Petrovic atop the leaderboard.
Eric Alonzo (P, GSU)
When Georgia Southern's Edwin Jackson and Garrett Frye were asked what if felt like to be named second-team, All-Sun Belt before the 2014 season, they looked at each other for a quick moment.
The Bulloch County Board of Education is rolling back its millage rate 1 percent to avoid what would have to be announced as an increase in property taxes. Even so, total revenue and local revenue to the schools still will increase compared to last year's.
As teachers prepare for the upcoming school year, Bulloch County Schools Superintendent Charles Wilson addressed the hardships the system has faced in the past months but remained positive the district will overcome them.
MEDIA, Pa. - A psychiatrist's patient ranted about a gun ban at a suburban medical complex before opening fire there, killing his caseworker and grazing his psychiatrist before the doctor pulled out his own weapon and fired back, authorities said Friday.
ATLANTA - This week marks the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Atlanta, one of the key conflicts of the Civil War, and researchers at Emory University's Center for Digital Scholarship have released a mobile app for the tour.
At times, I enjoy the computer because there is so much information accessible at the touch of a button. I remember asking a student to type in the word cuneiform to see what she could find. She said, "It seems to be some kind of language, Mesopotamian or something, printed on a clay tablet. So what's the big deal?"
While vacationing in Helen, Georgia, with her grandparents and cousins during the Fourth of July weekend, 12-year-old Emily Root stepped on what she believed was a fish.
DARBY, Pa. - Authorities are attempting to determine why a man identified as a patient fatally shot a caseworker at a hospital complex in a Philadelphia suburb and whether a psychiatrist who pulled out his own gun and wounded the patient had concerns about him.
WUXI VILLAGE, China - The battle started when a government-hired crew tore down the metal cross atop the one-room church in this village surrounded by rice paddies last month.
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