WASHINGTON - Attacks on U.S. and Iraqi troops and Iraqi civilians jumped sharply in recent months to the highest level since Iraq regained its sovereignty in June 2004, the Pentagon told Congress on Monday in the latest indication of that country's spiraling violence.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Atlanta Falcons coach Jim Mora believes quarterback Michael Vick and defensive end John Abraham will start Sunday against the Carolina Panthers even though both players have significant injuries.
In the year ahead, exciting times are in the offing with a raft of new places, new faces, new sights and sounds ready and waiting for you to experience and enjoy. More of everything is possible.
We normally consider promotion to be a good thing. We have been moved into a higher position, with, usually, greater remuneration attached. Of course, if we were in a competition for the promotion, the loser would feel unhappy.
TEHRAN, Iran - President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad suffered an embarrassing blow in local council races, according to partial election results Monday, in voting viewed as a sign of public discontent with his hard-line stance.
BEIJING - North Korea insisted Monday it be treated as a full-fledged nuclear power as six-nation arms talks convened for the first time since its atomic test, but the United States said time was running out for Pyongyang to dismantle its nuclear arsenal and threatened more sanctions.
University police accept toys for ticket payments
ATLANTA - Georgia Tech's 9-6 loss to Wake Forest in the Dec. 2 ACC championship game in Jacksonville was so disappointing tailback Tashard Choice can hardly talk about it, much less bring himself to look at the game film.
DEAR DR. GOTT: I sympathize with the woman who has been experiencing excruciating itchy sensations in various parts of her body. For years, I suffered on and off at night with excruciating pain in my feet. The sensation was hot but could be confused with the feeling of cold.
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IPSWICH, England - Police on Monday arrested a 37-year-old grocery store clerk on suspicion of killing five prostitutes - slayings that struck terror in this quiet English community.
DEAR ABBY: I am responding to "Concerned Mom in New Jersey" (11/4), who feels her daughter, "Dayna," should be paid more for baby-sitting because the other girl in the neighborhood receives a higher rate. I think your advice was a little off-base.
"Ho! Ho! Ho! Merry Christmas!" These words should bring joy to each one, but they can ring a sour note if you happen to be the victim of identity theft! In the course of the holiday season you will write checks, charge to your credit cards, mail bills, call home on your cell phones, order new checks or maybe even apply for another credit card. Chances are you don't give these everyday transactions a second thought. But someone else may.
Lillie Gaskins of Douglas, Ga., announces the forthcoming marriage of her son, John Gaskins, to Delinda Hall, the daughter of Johnnie Hall of Statesboro and the late Theresa Hall.
Dr. and Mrs. Leo G. Parrish Jr. of Statesboro and Drs. Rebecca and Charles S. Thomas III of Statesboro and Winston-Salem, N.C., announce the engagement of their daughter, Lindsey Ann Thomas of Chapel Hill, N.C., to Timothy Daniel Murphy of Chapel Hill, N.C., son of Dr. and Mrs. Daniel F. Murphy of Greensboro, N.C.
Football programs in the counties surrounding Bulloch have seen varying degrees of success over the past few years, but all seem primed to make a run towards the postseason in 2014.
FLOWERY BRANCH - When the Atlanta Falcons drafted Jake Matthews, they figured he would take over at left tackle someday.
The intersection around West Main and College streets will be closed from about 8:30 p.m. today until 6 a.m. Tuesday for completion of the crosswalk upgrade, said engineer Marcos Trejo in the city's engineering department.
SAVANNAH - Regardless of whether he wins his race for Congress this fall, Augusta businessman and Republican Rick W. Allen is on the brink of joining an exclusive club in Georgia politics - candidates willing to spend $1 million of their own money seeking election.
FERGUSON, Mo. - An unarmed 18-year-old whose fatal shooting by police has sparked a week of protests in suburban St. Louis suffered a bullet wound to his right arm that may indicate his hands were up or his back was turned, a pathologist hired by his family said Monday.
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Camilo Villegas got some help from an unlikely source on his way to his first victory in a while.
BROOKLYN, Mich. - It had been 13 years since Jeff Gordon's last victory at Michigan - which came during the same season as his most recent championship on NASCAR's top series.
ATLANTA - Mike Minor needed a reason to believe he could work his way back to his 2013 form.
Georgia Southern University will host Adriana Bosch, an award-winning series producer and filmmaker, as this year's Hispanic Heritage Month guest speaker.
If you are on social media, you have probably seen friends, politicians, athletes or celebrities recently dump a bucket of ice water over their head. This chilly "challenge" they are doing is the Striking Out ALS: Ice Bucket Challenge, and it is taking over the social media world. The task is a campaign to raise money and awareness for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also referred to as ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease.
BAGHDAD - Boosted by two days of U.S. airstrikes, Iraqi and Kurdish forces on Monday wrested back control of the country's largest dam from Islamic militants, a military spokesman in Baghdad said, as fighting was reported to be underway for the rest of the strategic complex.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - In a business where patience is part of the process, Kentucky bourbon makers are making a big bet by stashing away their largest stockpiles in more than a generation.
Sara Ashley Sparks of Aiken, South Carolina, became the bride of James Daniel Dowdy of Greensboro, Georgia, during a 5 p.m. ceremony held on Saturday, August 16, 2014, at the St. John's United Methodist Church in Aiken. The Rev. Donnie Bates officiated.
On one of my websites I, along with a team of certified parent coaches, answer questions submitted by parents. In the last two days, 67 percent of the questions have concerned toilet training. A 3-year-old is afraid of the potty. A 26-month-old will only use the potty independently if he's not wearing clothes. A 23-month-old seems oblivious to mom's expectations. And so on.
Mr. and Mrs. Dennis and Kathy Moore of Statesboro celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday, August 15, in Register. The couple was married on August 15, 1964, at the Statesboro Primitive Baptist Church. They have three children, Amy Moore Bettinger, Lisa Moore Judy and Dennis F. Moore III, all of Register; and six grandchildren. Mr. and Mrs. Moore are lifetime residents of Bulloch County and are graduates of Statesboro High School. They are both retired and enjoy spending time with their grandchildren.