If historical Georgia had adopted a law similar to the proposed Cherokee County illegal alien renters' ordinance, the Peach State would be a far different place. Our population would include fewer Irish boozers, English ne'er-do-wells, Yankee carpetbaggers and Florida refugees. We also might have a paucity of talented tenors, exceptional sailors, inspiring preachers and go-go business leaders.
Gov. Sonny Perdue and his legislative leaders have sent Georgians a clear message, which goes something like this: "Do not expect any grand reform initiatives from state government in the next four years. Georgians let us know in the Nov. 7 election that they are happy about the way things are going. They do not want to rock the boat, and we are not going to rock it."
The fabled New Georgia, promised to appear at any moment since Republicans took power four years ago, emerged in full view in last week's governor's race.
Many Georgia Southern football fans are disappointed with the results of this year's team. Coming off an 8-3 regular season and – well, there's no good way to say this – a collapse in the second half of their playoff game against Texas State, many fans were looking forward to a championship run this year with much of last year's team coming back.
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RIEGELWOOD, N.C. - A tornado flipped cars, shredded trees and ripped mobile homes to pieces in this little riverside community early Thursday, killing at least eight people, authorities said.
George Herman "Babe" Ruth, played at every level of baseball. He started his career with the farm team of the Baltimore Orioles, and the moved up to the big game when he signed with the Boston Red Sox in 1914.
Statesboro took part in another piece of baseball history, but this time those playing in Statesboro actually created it, rather than just observing.
Another legend of baseball made an appearance in the Coastal Empire, actually coming to Statesboro itself.
ATLANTA - Jarrod Saltalamacchia drove in the go-ahead run in the ninth inning, Henderson Alvarez won for the first time in three starts and the Miami Marlins beat the Atlanta Braves 3-2 on Thursday.
On Tuesday at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans at the Sun Belt Football Media Day, SBC commissioner Karl Benson expressed his support for a recent proposal that would change the NCAA Division-I landscape.
DALLAS - Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby had a dire warning Monday for anyone who likes intercollegiate athletics the way they are now.
FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons agreed to a four-year extension with receiver Roddy White on the eve of training camp on Thursday.
INDIANAPOLIS - Jonathan Duncan understands that a perfect NCAA enforcement division won't catch every cheater in college sports. He still believes his team is getting the job done.
INDIANAPOLIS - Dale Jarrett loved his win so much he had to celebrate it with a kiss.
Over the last two decades, cell phones have gone from an expensive (and bulky!) luxury to an absolute necessity - the latter definition, of course, coming from your kids. But the way society is moving, it's becoming more and more difficult to deny that fact. Parents want their kids to have a way to call home in case of an emergency. Kids want to be able to be in contact with their friends.
As a marriage counselor, I see all sorts of couples in my office. They come to me with problems ranging from infidelity to not putting the cap back on the toothpaste. When they decide to go to marriage counseling, most couples have decided that their problems are so big that they need to get it sorted out - or else. However, there are a lot of problems couples have that aren't really problems at all. They're small enough that it's not really worth the argument.
A woman wanted in the 2012 shooting of her ex-boyfriend in Atlanta was apprehended Tuesday, at Claxton Poultry, according to Atlanta police.
The United States falls behind other countries in terms of federal protection and support for working parents. Individual states can implement policies to make it easier to be both a parent and an employee, but a report from the National Partnership for Women and Families shows that states don't rank too high, either.
Pharrell William's song, "Happy", has topped the music charts and kept people dancing all summer long. But do those who "clap along" really know what makes them happy?
Mr. Austin Emerson Deal
ATLANTA - Freddie Freeman hit a three-run homer, Ervin Santana won his second straight start and the Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 6-1 on Wednesday night.
EDINBURGH, Ind. - Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Graham Rahal are used to occasional fireworks when drivers get upset at the track.
NEW ORLEANS -- Georgia Southern and Appalachian State have long been known for having two of the best gameday atmospheres in the Football Championship Subdivision.