NEW YORK - With his furnace sputtering its final gasps, Charles Comito decided it was time to trade in his heating oil system for natural gas this year. The switch cost $4,400, a price he says will be worthwhile in the chilly months ahead.
The Georgia Southern Botanical Garden will holds its annual Farm & Forest Festival and Plant Sale today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The festival allows children of all ages to see what farm life was like back in the 1920s and 1930s through arts & crafts, games and activities. Farm-fresh produce provided by local farmers will be available for purchase at the Farmer's Market. Admission to the event is free.
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Wedgie-proof underwear earned 8-year-old twin boys a spot Friday on ''The Ellen DeGeneres Show.''
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - The National Civil Rights Museum, built around the motel where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in 1968, is drawing criticism that its governing board is too white and too closely tied to big business to watch over such an important piece of black history.
RICHMOND, Va. - A judge who ordered a woman to drop her pants and decided a custody dispute by flipping a coin was removed from the bench by the Virginia Supreme Court on Friday.
VILLAHERMOSA, Mexico - Military trucks hauled bottled water, food and clothing to Mexico's flooded Gulf coast Friday as rescue workers in helicopters and boats worked furiously to retrieve thousands of victims stranded on rooftops.
SUPERIOR, Wis. - Toxic fumes are believed to have killed four workers whose bodies were pulled from a 12-foot-deep sewer line near a construction company landfill, authorities said Friday.
MINNEAPOLIS - General Mills on Thursday recalled about 5 million frozen pizzas sold nationwide under the Totino's and Jeno's labels because of possible E. coli contamination.
ORME, Tenn. - As twilight falls over this Tennessee town, Mayor Tony Reames drives up a dusty dirt road to the community's towering water tank and begins his nightly ritual in front of a rusty metal valve.
SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Wofford ended last season as one of the hottest teams in the nation, winning its last five games. Due to slow start that contributed to a 7-4 record it was left out of the FCS playoff field.
High-school homecomings conjure up memories of mums with the number of a specific football player in the middle, members of the homecoming court nervously walking across the field at halftime with each secretly wishing that their name would be called and the night-ending homecoming dance.
In the year ahead, you are likely to become more actively involved in social outlets than you are usually accustomed to. This may enable you to become involved with a totally new circle of friends who will turn out to be quite fortunate for you.
Bulloch County was named along with Griffin, Savannah and Valdosta-Lowndes County to receive a total of $2.2 million in state grants during the 29th Annual Keep Georgia Beautiful Awards Luncheon in Atlanta. The grants come from the state's Solid Waste Trust Fund (SWTF) to implement four new regional recycling collection programs.
Journalist Abigail van Buren said, "True, a little learning is a dangerous thing, but it still beats total ignorance."
DEAR DR. GOTT: I am a 53-year-old cancer survivor. I had a laryngectomy to remove my vocal cords. I went through chemotherapy and radiation before the surgery but had to have the cords removed anyway. As you can imagine, I was in extreme pain for weeks and weeks and was on Demerol and IV morphine.
HOOVER, Ala. - Southeastern Conference players have mostly been content to let league administrators and coaches take up the drumbeat for NCAA reform - not that they're complaining.
Georgia Southern announced the hiring of Kelly Carter as the Eagles' new cross country and track and field head coach on Thursday.
HOYLAKE, England - Rory McIlroy had everything go his way Thursday in the British Open.
Bi-Lo's Statesboro location will kick off the opening of its new pharmacy Friday with Georgia Watermelon Queen Jennifer Eadie.
SAVANNAH - A casino boat stuck on a rocky sandbar freed itself Thursday without help from tow boats and returned to its home dock, a day and a half after the vessel ran aground during its first passenger cruise out of Savannah.
Angie McBride first read about the Statesboro Herald's "60-Second Grocery Grab" contest on June 8, the day it was announced in the paper.
Georgia Southern Director of Athletics Tom Kleinlein announced Wednesday that six new members will be inducted into the Georgia Southern Athletics Hall of Fame Oct. 11.
Now that Georgia's controversial gun-carry legislation has taken effect, hospitals across the state are trying to figure out how to respond to it.
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HOYLAKE, England - Even when he's not the favorite, Tiger Woods is still the show at the British Open.
OYONNAX, France - Sitting on a roadside guard rail, wincing and rubbing his lower back, Andrew Talansky looked ready to quit the Tour de France in the middle of Stage 11. The Tour's Web site and French TV commentators said his race was over. So did some English-language Twitterati.
As part of the celebration of the 140th anniversary of the founding of the Willow Hill School, the Willow Hill Heritage and Renaissance Center will host a Sons and Daughters of Willow Hill Revival, July 29-31.