With the founding of the Trustees Colony of Georgia in 1733, a method of land ownership was devised, which became known as the "Tale Male." This meant that 50 acres of land was given to each male, with no more than 500 acres being owned by anyone grantee. This system also provided very little security, for there were nine ways in which the land granted to you could be taken away, including if there were no male heirs to inherit the land, or even the failure to attempt to grow Mulberry Trees.
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Authorities say a 17-year-old camp counselor has been arrested after teaching the ''choking game'' to two boys who passed out for several minutes.
WEST SALEM, Ill. - Bricks shook loose and fell from buildings. Walls cracked. Books tumbled off shelves.
WASHINGTON - President Bush on Friday signed a one-week extension of current farm law as the House and Senate continued to argue over how to pay for a multibillion-dollar farm bill.
WASHINGTON - The White House on Friday vigorously defended the 14-year-old free-trade agreement among the United States, Mexico and Canada against sharp criticism from Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama.
PESHAWAR, Pakistan - A Taliban commander blamed for the deadliest attack on U.S. troops since they entered Afghanistan in 2001 has been killed in a shootout with security forces in Pakistan, American and Pakistani officials said.
PORTO ROTONDO, Sardinia - Perhaps it was the setting - one of Italy's most romantic resorts. Or the company - standing next to Italy's famously flirtatious premier.
WASHINGTON - The Federal Aviation Administration is going to begin alerting its top headquarters officials when field inspectors miss airline safety inspections, Transportation Secretary Mary Peters announced Friday.
A brilliant pitchers' duel spiraled out of control late in the game as Trinity Christian School beat Bulloch Academy 6-0 in a pivotal GISA Region 2-AA baseball match-up at Gator Alley Friday.
DAMASCUS, Syria - Former President Carter defied U.S. and Israeli warnings and met Friday with the exiled leader of Hamas and his deputy, two men the U.S. government has labeled terrorists and Israel accuses of masterminding attacks that have killed hundreds of civilians.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands - The son of the Dutch defense chief was killed Friday by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan, and the Taliban claimed they deliberately made the young lieutenant a high-profile target.
NEW YORK - The tragic sinking of the Titanic nearly a century ago can be blamed on low grade rivets that the ship's builders used on some parts of the ill-fated liner, two experts on metals conclude in a new book.
SHELBYVILLE, Ind. - Maybe it was a lifetime of chores on the family farm that accounts for Edna Parker's long life. Or maybe just good genes explain why the world's oldest known person will turn 115 on Sunday, defying staggering odds.
WASHINGTON - Homeland Security Department employees mostly are an unhappy lot.
In just three short years high school football participation has decreased by 10 percent, according to statistics from the National Federation of State High School Associations- and many states are beginning to take notice.
ATLANTA - Julio Teheran pitched seven strong innings and the Atlanta Braves took advantage of Milwaukee reliever Will Smith's seventh-inning ejection for allegedly using pine tar in a 10-1 victory Thursday night.
I believe it was back in 1939 when a very popular author, James Thurber, wrote a short novel about an unusual man he named "Walter Mitty." It became so well read that it was produced for Broadway, made into a movie around 1947 - which I remember watching - and remade in 2013. If you're one of those purists, I guess you won't like my position, but I really liked Danny Kaye and Ben Stiller, who played the role of Walter Mitty. I suppose my reason for being so attached to the character is that, like many others (I hope ...
ATLANTA - J.R. Smith knocked down a tough 3-pointer, then another. Turning toward the fans, their heckling transformed to groans, he blew off his right index finger and motioned toward his side, like he was holstering his pistol.
Mrs. Mattie Lou Dukes Williams
ATLANTA - Williams Perez gave up one run over five innings in his first major league start and fellow rookie Todd Cunningham drove in the tiebreaking run with a groundout as theAtlanta Braves beat the Tampa Bay Rays 2-1 on Wednesday night.
NEW YORK - Win or lose the Belmont Stakes, Triple Crown hopeful American Pharoah is expected to keep racing for the rest of the year.
SAN FRANCISCO - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Wednesday it's his responsibility to hear directly from New England quarterback Tom Brady in his appeal of his four-game suspension in the deflated footballs case.
Deacon Eddie Mincey Jr.
One of the most accomplished athletes in recent history at Bulloch Academy made her move to the next phase of her athletic career Tuesday afternoon in front of friends, family and teammates.
By PAUL NEWBERRY
ATLANTA - â Erasmo Ramirez won his second straight start, Asdrubal Cabrera homered and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Atlanta Braves 5-3 on Tuesday night.
Mr. Paul Howard Bass
I've got to hand it to the National Football League. While already the unquestioned king of the sporting landscape, the NFL is once again dominating headlines despite being right in the middle of its own offseason.
ATLANTA - Atlanta fans love a big winner, and they love big stars.