ATLANTA - Speeders beware. In a move aimed at getting Georgians to slow down when they get behind the wheel, Gov. Sonny Perdue wants to boost fines for those with the heaviest lead feet. Perdue said Tuesday that Georgia's drivers are among the fastest in the nation and the speed has led to more fatal accidents, spiraling trauma care costs and chronic traffic congestion. ''We've got to stop the excessive speeding,'' Perdue ...
WASHINGTON - Anti-terror legislation sped toward passage in the House on Tuesday, the first in a string of measures designed to fulfill campaign promises made by Democrats last fall.
MOGADISHU, Somalia - Attack helicopters strafed suspected al-Qaida fighters in southern Somalia on Tuesday, witnesses said, following two days of airstrikes by U.S. forces - the first U.S. offensives in the African country since 18 American soldiers were killed here in 1993.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Bobby Petrino turned basketball-crazy Louisville into a national college football power in four years, so perhaps his next challenge with the Atlanta Falcons may not seem so imposing.
You will find an abundance of activities and interests being offered in the year ahead that will more than delight and accommodate your needs. Exciting, fun times are in the offing, which you'll find very satisfying and fulfilling.
DEAR DR. GOTT: I am an 83-year-old man. For some time, I have had an embarrassing lapse that I couldn't seem to control. No matter how carefully I cleaned myself after defecating, there would be a slight escape of feces soiling my underwear. Sometimes, I had to change and rinse my underwear as much as three times a day. It was most embarrassing to go around smelling like an old outhouse.
It's hard to get SEB's James Scott out of position. That's because the sophomore Yellow Jacket has started at four different positions so far this season. And if his team was in a pinch, head coach John Page fells the 6-foot-1, 190-pound athlete could man the point, too. "He probably could play just about every position on the floor, to tell you the truth," said Page. As it is, Scott tends ...
GLENDALE, Ariz. - Not even close. Florida - yes Florida - owned the field it wasn't supposed to be on, embarrassing Heisman Trophy winner Troy Smith and No. 1 Ohio State 41-14 on Monday night to run away with the national championship. Chris Leak and Tim Tebow showed off coach Urban Meyer's twin quarterback system to perfection as the No. 2 Gators became the first Division I school to hold football and ...
WARSAW, Poland - A second prominent Catholic clergyman resigned Monday after allegations about his links to the communist-era secret police, and the prospect that more clerics may have been compromised threatened the church's reputation as a bastion of opposition to the old regime.
ATLANTA - Prosecutors plan to go to a grand jury with their case against two women accused of running a brothel out of a mansion in an exclusive suburban neighborhood, and they continue to compile a list of the suspects' alleged customers.
ATLANTA - Georgia Tech coach Chan Gailey said Monday that he interviewed with the Miami Dolphins and was waiting to hear if he was still a candidate to replace Nick Saban.
ATLANTA - For Calvin Johnson, this was a no-brainer. Georgia Tech's star receiver announced Monday that he will give up his senior season to enter the NFL draft, fully aware that he should be one of the top players selected. Even his parents, who are adamant that he get his college degree, knew there was no use putting off the pros any longer. ''It's one of those situations where he's got to ...
Ogden Nash wrote, "A door is what a dog is perpetually on the wrong side of." Bridge players sometimes find themselves in the wrong hand, which is usually fatal. At other times, they do not operate their doors - entries - correctly. That applies to this deal. You are in six spades. West leads a trump and East follows suit. What is your plan? North made a splinter response, showing at least four-card ...
DEAR ABBY: I am in dire need of your help. I have four brothers and one sister. My oldest brother stays with his girlfriend. My sister stays out of town. My second-oldest brother goes to college during the week and comes home on weekends. This leaves me, my third-oldest brother and my little brother at home.
WASHINGTON - In a blunt challenge to President Bush, the leader of the Senate's new Democratic majority said Monday he will ''look at everything'' within his power to wind down the war in Iraq, short of cutting off funding for troops already deployed.
Last week, Julie and I drove to our favorite nursery - which I call the grass and tree place - to pick up some Calliope plants to block the neighbor's view of our garage door. Notice how I used flower and grass language because my wife doesn't think I have any idea what the difference is between flowers and grasses. Also notice I did not show off my extensive knowledge of the Calvin cycle of ...
Q: My 5-year-old son is an only child who I homeschool. He talks back, argues and generally wears me down. I need help getting to him to realize that no is no, that I mean what I say. I know I'm the problem. Help!
Note: The following is the 15th in a series of columns that will describe towns and communities, past and present, that were settled after Bulloch County was first settled. Some have since been cut into other counties.
Katie Jasionowski, a prekindergarten teacher at Langston Chapel Elementary School, is on a quest for a family in need.
On the other side of the state, my mobile phone produced the bell chime that sounds like an elevator reaching its destination. A friend had sent me a message that read, "Y'all might want to call in reinforcements, there's gonna be some property destroyed in the Boro tonight!"
"Joy to the world, the Lord is come!
It is so hard to believe another year is almost history. There are just a few days left to decorate, shop, wrap, bake, visit, light candles and sing carols. Remember to keep the holiday frenzy in check, being mindful of what's really important during the Christmas season. Make the most of every day this month with family traditions, and try celebrating a few of the following holidays.
Dr. Arnold "Arnie" Cooper
CLAXTON - An early season non-region matchup turned into a tooth-and-nail struggle as Claxton outlasted Southeast Bulloch in double-overtime by a count of 77-71 Saturday evening in the Tiger's Den.
ATLANTA - If offense was the only requirement, Auburn would be a shoe-in for the BCS championship.
Brittany Hodges and Holli Wilkins each scored 18 points, and Furman overcame a 12-point early second-half deficit to post a 67-62 Southern Conference women's basketball victory over Georgia Southern on Saturday in Hanner Fieldhouse.