PORTAL - The Portal Panthers have not won a state playoff game for as long as anyone can remember, so Saturday night's down-to-the-wire victory over the visiting Patriots of Wilcox County was extra sweet.
WASHINGTON - High school students are getting better grades and taking more challenging courses, but that apparent progress is not showing up on national math and reading tests.
ATLANTA - The Civil War brought hard times to Georgia, with Union troops torching Atlanta and cutting a swath of destruction through the state before delivering Savannah to President Abraham Lincoln as an early Christmas gift on Dec. 22, 1864.
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CHARLESTON, S.C. – Tiffany Brown's 17 points, including a pair of late free throws, and Chequilla Jessie's 13-point, 10-rebound performance lifted the Lady Eagles over College of Charleston, 52-50, Saturday afternoon at Charleston's Kresse Arena.
The Statesboro Lady Blue Devils couldn't overcome a 15 point second half deficit, eventually falling to Westlake 59-50 in Atlanta on Friday in the first round of the GHSA Class AAAA first round.
Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield, who died in 1773, wrote to his son, "Prepare yourself for the world, as the athletes used to do for their exercise; oil your mind and your manners, to give them the necessary suppleness and flexibility; strength alone will not do."
There is a strong possibility that a hobby or an avocation could be turned into something that would generate additional new income for you in ways you never thought possible. This labor of love has promise.
DEAR DR. GOTT: Last year, I experienced what I thought might be a "silent heart attack." I had chest pain that extended up to my jaw and ears with a feeling of pressure, etc., that lasted for about two minutes. After another bout of the same thing a week later, I went to my family doctor, who did an EKG and ordered a barium swallow. The final diagnosis was "esophageal spasms," and nothing else was said or done. It seemed to go away for a while, but the other day, it happened again, and it scares me. I was wondering ...
DEAR ABBY: How do I politely tell my mother-in-law to stop doing my laundry? It all started when I was on bed rest due to my pregnancy. I didn't mind her doing an occasional load to help us out. But now she does it anytime she's over to watch the kids.
Recently, some of the most popular books among young readers have taken the form of historical fiction diaries. Series such as Dear America-which tells of different periods in our country's past through the eyes of various teens and preteens-have earned a special place on the shelves of both reluctant and avid readers. Now there comes a new line of similar novels: namely, the Lady Grace Mystery series, which is penned by various authors and published by Random House books.
In 1916, the United States Congress considered the state of America's roads, and found them severely lacking. They, therefore, proceeded to pass the Federal Aid Road Act, in which $75 million was allotted over a five-year period to be given to the states to create a system of paved roadways which connected their cities to each other, and eventually, to their neighboring states. In fact, officials of the Savannah Automobile Club (SAC) had already sponsored a fact-finding tour of the state's roads in the summer of 1914. Starting in Savannah, the group caravanned across state to Columbus.
The Internal Revenue Service will refund an estimated $10 billion in 2007 to telephone customers who paid federal tax on their long-distance service during the past three years. Federal courts ruled that the IRS was not justified in collecting this excise tax, collected by telephone service companies through customer bills. As of September 2006, the tax no longer appears on telephone bills.
Bertie Mae Garrett has done it again. Her "Chug Chug Lady from Georgia" was the first. This second much larger book (603 pages) is entitled "Gathering Jewels." Her niece, Carolyn Mandes, brought me this big book.
Mr. and Mrs. Fontev and Deborah Dale of West Palm Beach announce the engagement of their daughter, Danielle Marie Dale of West Palm Beach, to Arthur S. Rawls, son of Mr. and Mrs. Handy Rawls of Brooklet.
WASHINGTON - The United States is considering deploying about 150 soldiers for military exercises to begin in Poland and Estonia in the next few weeks, a Western official said Saturday. The exercises would follow Russia's buildup of forces near its border with Ukraine and its annexation last month of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula.
INDIANAPOLIS - Jeff Teague scored a playoff career-high 28 points and Paul Millsap added 25 as eighth-seeded Atlanta rolled past top-seeded Indiana 101-93 on Saturday night, taking a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven series.
HILTON HEAD ISLAND - Luke Donald believes he's got the right game on the right course - and is ready to make up for so many near-misses at the RBC Heritage.
SYLVANIA - More than two centuries after a daring British surprise attack routed American forces at Brier Creek, new efforts are underway to preserve one of Georgia's least explored Revolutionary War sites.
GROVETOWN, Ga. - Georgia's top Republican Senate hopefuls are scrambling to prove who'd be the most conservative opponent to take on Democratic favorite Michelle Nunn in a race that will help determine which party controls the Senate for the final two years of President Barack Obama's term.
Statesboro's VFW post has an aging membership, including World War II and Korean War veterans now in their 80s and 90s. Its leaders, several of whom pull double duty just to fill the slate of 12 officers, say the post will fold this year unless it can recruit younger veterans.
PARIS - Four French journalists held hostage in Syria for 10 months have been released, officials said Saturday, the latest batch of reporters to be freed in what has become the world's deadliest conflict for the media.
KATMANDU, Nepal - The rescuers moved quickly, just minutes after the first block of ice tore loose from Mount Everest and started an avalanche that roared down the mountain, ripping through teams of guides hauling gear.
BOSTON - With an expanded field of runners and the memory of last year's bombings elevating interest in one of the world's great races, the 2014 Boston Marathon could bring an unprecedented wave of visitors and an influx of tourism dollars to the area.
WASHINGTON - Democrats sweating this year's elections may be hoping that the Obama administration's latest delay to the proposed Keystone XL pipeline takes a politically fraught issue off the table for the midterms.
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NEW YORK - Aaron Harang threw no-hit ball for seven innings but was pulled after 121 pitches, and reliever Luis Avilan gave up David Wright's two-out single in the eighth as the Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets 6-0 Friday night.
On a gloomy day at Cross Creek High School in Augusta, Statesboro's track and field squads held off Mother Nature and the rest of Region 3-AAAA with region championships for both the girls -who secured their sixth consecutive region crown - and the boys.
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - K.J. Choi's early tee time and quick start moved him to the top of the rain-delayed RBC Heritage on Friday.
Statesboro's golf squads will wrap up their regular seasons today as they host the Blue Devil Classic at the Georgia Southern University Golf Course at Noon.