In a few days, about 400 families encountering financial difficulty will receive a bit of Christmas cheer, thanks to donations from local citizens and efforts by local law enforcement, businesses and other volunteers.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The Atlanta Falcons closed ranks around embattled quarterback Michael Vick, who was clearly stunned by reports that Jim Mora's father referred to No. 7 as a ''coach killer.''
DEAR DR. GOTT: I am a white male, 90 years of age. My medical history is as follows: measles at age 5, flu at age 32 and "busy legs" syndrome 1969 to present.
BOONE, N.C. - Kevin Richardson rushed for 131 yards and four touchdowns and defending national champion Appalachian State beat Montana State 38-17 on Saturday to reach the semifinals of the NCAA Division I-AA playoffs.
Six players from the Herald coverage area were recently named to the All Region 3-A first team. The group, as voted by coaches from the region, was otherwise dominated by ECI and Savannah Country Day.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - West Virginia is headed to the Gator Bowl for the third time in four years, and the 13th-ranked Mountaineers will play Georgia Tech on Jan. 1 in Jacksonville, Fla.
Texas town almost goes dry MUSTANG, Texas - An unpaid bill nearly caused a supplier to shut off water service to an entire town. Mustang's 40 residents had faced the possibility of losing water service Monday if they didn't find a way to pay a $3,400 bill. Someone made the payment, said Jay Mertz, president of the Angus Water Supply Corp., though he declined to identify the person, the Corsicana Daily Sun reported. ...
DEAR ABBY: My husband, "Jimmy," and I moved to the United States from an Asian country 15 years ago. About seven years ago, he lost a lot of money in the stock market. After that, he quit his well-paying job to do day trading and recover the money he lost. He has tried several strategies; none has made any money.
Donations are being collected for the annual Mayor's Christmas Motorcade, which provides gifts and necessities to patients of Georgia's mental health and retardation facilities.
HOMESTEAD, Fla. - Hard though he tried, Jimmie Johnson just couldn't give another Nextel Cup championship away.
DEAR ABBY: "Worried Sister" (10/4), who asked if she should inform her parents that her sister, "Cindy," is playing the choking game, may feel it is a betrayal if she breaks the confidence. But imagine how she'll feel if her sister dies.
By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Wake Forest's defensive players huddled near the sideline, pushing and shoving, yelling and screaming, jumping and dancing. They were trailing 6-3 and ready to do something about it. Riley Swanson did. Swanson intercepted a pass from Reggie Ball on the next play, sparking a comeback that gave Wake Forest its first Atlantic Coast Conference championship in 36 years and sent the Demon Deacons ...
Statesboro Magazine, a community lifestyles publication founded seven years ago by Andrea Powell, became part of Morris Multimedia, Inc. last week.
Canadian Barbara Seagram has again joined forces with Englishman David Bird to produce another well-written "25" book: "25 Ways to Be a Better Defender" (Master Point Press).
A number of beneficial changes could be in the offing for you. They might include a social and financial shift, or even some major transformations in your lifestyle. Regardless of what transpires, you'll welcome it.
TORONTO - Falcons safety William Moore looked into the crowd in Toronto and began wondering whether he was back home in Atlanta.
The Georgia Southern volleyball team will take on Florida State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament Thursday, Dec. 5, at 5 p.m. The contest will be played in the Stephen C. O'Connell Center on the campus of the University of Florida.
Note: The following is the 14th 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.
NEW YORK - A New York City commuter train rounding a riverside curve derailed Sunday, killing four people, injuring more than 60 and sending a chain of toppled cars trailing off the track just inches from the water, authorities said.
FORT STEWART - Authorities are investigating after a man was found dead at a campsite on Fort Stewart.
Nan Rushing and Buford Brannen, both of Register, have published a new cookbook that is simple and unique.
Q: My 11-year-old son cuts corners on everything. If he does a chore, he'll leave the cleaning products behind. If his bed is hard to make, he hides the sheet in the closet and throws the blanket over the bed. Concerning his schoolwork, he doesn't bother studying for tests - he figures he'll gets A's, anyway. We're now seeing this in his soccer practices, where he literally has started cutting corners. How can we ...
Now that December is here, Christmas shopping is in full swing! It's the season of giving, and while material things are always nice to have, my favorite gifts to offer come from the heart of my home, the kitchen. Most folks can be found at the mall hunting for presents this time of year, but you'd have better luck finding me on the baking aisle of the grocery store. My shopping budget is spent ...
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Boone Aiken of Florence, S.C., announce the engagement of their daughter, Robin Sanders Aiken, to William Harold Bolen Jr., son of Dr. and Mrs. William Harold Bolen of Statesboro.
ATLANTA - Georgia's biggest comeback of the Mark Richt era made Hutson Mason's first start one to remember. Todd Gurley ran for 122 yards and three touchdowns, including two scores after regulation, and Georgia rallied after trailing by 20 points in the first half to beat Georgia Tech 41-34 in overtime on Saturday night. Gurley's 25-yard touchdown run in the second and final overtime gave Georgia its first lead. "We just ...
Georgia Southern's Jelani Hewitt scored a career-high 38 points. Campbell's Quinton Ray didn't score any in regulation, and only two in overtime. Unfortunately for the Eagles, they were the game's most important points Ray stole the ball from GSU's Tre Bussey with 4 seconds remaining, drove the length of the court and laid it in off the glass at the buzzer as the Campbell Fighting Camels ...
WASHINGTON - John Wall had 26 points and 12 assists, Trevor Ariza scored 24 points and made five 3-pointers, and the Washington Wizards beat the Atlanta Hawks 108-101 on Saturday night. The Wizards have won six of their last eight, and have won eight games in November for the first time since 1984. Martell Webster added 19 points for Washington and also had five 3-pointers. Nene, who ...
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - The 110th game between Ohio State and Michigan might have been the most thrilling, a back-and-forth affair that came down to one final play. The Wolverines went for the win - and the Buckeyes stayed undefeated. Tyvis Powell intercepted Devin Gardner's 2-point conversion pass with 32 seconds left and No. 3 Ohio State held on for a 42-41 victory against Michigan on Saturday ...
SAO PAULO - Even before a crane dramatically collapsed and killed two workers at the Sao Paulo stadium, it was clear World Cup organizers would have their hands full trying to deliver all 12 venues by FIFA's end-of-December deadline. <p ...
There's never a dull day for the athletic director of a Football Bowl Subdivision program.