It was a spur-of-the-moment jaunt. A whim. An impulse. Katherine and I were visiting our friend Lee Lee in Atlanta one hot summer weekend and, with nothing in particular to do, the three of us decided that a Braves game might be fun. I had never been to a Braves game and, though my awakening to the truth of baseball as metaphor for practically the entire human experience was yet to come, I was eager to get to Fulton County Stadium and immerse myself in the iconic sights and sounds and smells.
Occasionally a study or survey is reported suggesting a link between active religious faith and physical and/or mental well-being. Though there are many exceptions to this, people who go to church, statistically speaking, experience better health than those who avoid spiritual groups. A number of reasons are suggested for this connection, including (1) the fact that Christianity teaches respect for the body, and (2) the positive social relationships that can be found in religious circles.
Note: The following begins a four-part series on the expansion of rail service in Bulloch County.
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic - Jamaica opened shelters nationwide on Saturday and Cuba declared a ''state of alert'' as the Caribbean's warm waters fueled a strengthening Hurricane Dean, with forecasters predicting the storm could grow to a powerful Category 5.
BEIJING - Floodwaters from heavy rains poured into two coal mines in a town in eastern China, leaving 181 miners trapped and feared dead, government officials and state media said Saturday.
HUNTINGTON, Utah - With underground rescue operations halted and the fate of six miners still a mystery, officials on Saturday hoped a fourth borehole drilled deep into a collapsed mine would finally provide clues to whether the men were alive.
In the year ahead, patience may be required for something big that could be very important to you. If you give everything adequate time to develop properly, you should see things slowly panning out as you had hoped.
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.
RICHMOND, Va. - Two of Michael Vick's alleged cohorts in a dogfighting enterprise entered guilty pleas Friday, leaving the Atlanta Falcons quarterback on his own to cut a deal or face trial on federal charges.
DEAR DR. GOTT: I've had a really bad time for years with an itch problem. It's only on my arms. They say it's eczema, but I have no red bumps, no sores, no nothing! Just itching. I have tried everything I can think of. I have been to so many doctors that I have lost track of them. If you can, please help me! Thank you.
SAVANNAH - In a historic neighborhood of homes built in the 1800s, Roy Hill's new house went up in a single day after trucks hauled it to Savannah in pieces built inside a North Carolina factory.
We all have good days and bad days. But often there seems to be no rationale for them - as in this deal. Look at the South hand. Only your side is vulnerable. After two passes, your right-hand opponent opens one no-trump, 15-17 points. What would you do?
NEW YORK - Stocks soared Friday, propelling the Dow Jones industrials up more than 180 points, after the Federal Reserve, acknowledging that the stock market's plunge posed a threat to the economy, slashed its discount rate by a half percentage point.
HOUSTON - Astronauts prepared for an upcoming spacewalk and worked on chores at the international space station Friday, a day after learning they wouldn't have to repair a gash in their ship.
DEAR ABBY: My boyfriend and I were together for two years when suddenly his father passed away. Prior to his father's death, we had a good relationship.
My best fishing buddy is Coach Steve Cisson. He's a machine when it comes to finding and landing all kinds of creatures from the deep. Most of the things I know about the sport, I learned from him including the fact that you should never go out in a small boat on a big lake when there is a storm brewing. I wish to convey that message to you today so that you will not blunder into the trap he led me into one day on Clarks Hill Lake.
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's health care law is enmeshed in another big legal battle after two federal appeals courts issued contradictory rulings on a key financing issue within hours of each other Tuesday.
Over the past couple of months, Carmike Cinema 12 in Statesboro has undergone extensive exterior and interior renovations. If you have been over that way, you have noticed the repainted exterior of the building. Inside, you will also see fresh paint, wallpaper and bathroom renovations.
If you have ever wanted to soothe your baby by letting the infant sleep in bed with you, you may want to reconsider. A new study says that bed sharing is the No. 1 cause of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).
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Voters across Georgia will decide 21 primary runoff races during balloting Tuesday, including a high-profile Republican Senate contest between U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston and businessman David Perdue. Here are five things to know about Tuesday's election.
HRABOVE, Ukraine - Bowing to international pressure Monday, pro-Moscow separatists released a train packed with bodies and handed over the black boxes from the downed Malaysia Airlines plane, four days after it plunged into rebel-held eastern Ukraine.
The Georgia State Conference of the NAACP recently announced its 2014 Freedom Summer Fellows, including one based at Georgia Southern University.
An armed robbery in Brooklet Sunday night has been turned over to agents from the Statesboro office of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.
LOS ANGELES - The chief financial officer of Donald Sterling's properties said Monday that the billionaire may be forced to sell a large portion of his real estate empire to cover $500 million in loans if he persists in refusing to sell the Los Angeles Clippers for $2 billion.
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Defending national champion Florida State and Miami are the favorites to win their Atlantic Coast Conference divisions.
There is no clearer example of the disconnect between NASCAR and its teams then the fight earlier this year over the procedures to cool cars down during qualifying.
HOYLAKE, England - The celebration began long before Rory McIlroy had a chance to drink out of the claret jug.
A Rocky Ford woman was killed Sunday when she lost control of her vehicle on Georgia Highway 17.