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Analysis: Democrats running Congress no more successful than GOP in getting budget in on time

WASHINGTON - The most basic job of Congress is to pass the bills that pay the costs of running the government. After criticizing Republicans for falling down on the job last year, Democrats now are the ones stumbling.

October 14, 2007 | By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press Writer | Nation


Alleged captive killings in Iraq fight could be hard to prove as prosecutors target Marines

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Nearly three years after the battle of Fallujah earned Marines more Navy Cross medals for heroism than any other action in Iraq, prosecutors are investigating whether members of one squad killed a group of captured insurgents there.

October 14, 2007 | By THOMAS WATKINS Associated Press Writer | Nation


Aging inmates clogging nation’s prisons

HARDWICK, Ga. - It's about noon in middle Georgia and the sun is beating down on the yard at Men's State Prison.

October 14, 2007 | By SHANNON McCAFFREY Associated Press Writer | Nation


Gingrich decides against 2008 run for president, spokesman says

WASHINGTON - Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich will not run for president in 2008 after determining he could not legally explore a bid and remain as head of his tax-exempt political organization, a spokesman said Saturday.

October 14, 2007 | By LIBBY QUAID Associated Press Writer | Nation


Wedding Planning with Marcy E. Thornton

Weddings across the globe are pretty darn varied. Consider the differences between religious ceremonies, for instance: Protestant Christians stroll up and down the aisle to upbeat marches; blushing Islamic brides propose to their grooms; Mormons take their vows for life as well as the rest of eternity; and Buddhist couples don't actually marry, but instead pledge to pursue the greater Truth. Non-religious ceremonies can get even more diverse, with Medieval-themed dress or even an Elvis officiant.

October 13, 2007 | By MARCY E. THORNTON | Lifestyles Columnists


For the Public Health by Charles Hardy

For many of us, the word "health" is an individual concept: How do I feel today? If I don't feel well, I take my temperature and call my doctor, and he sees me or calls in a prescription.

October 13, 2007 | By CHARLES HARDY | Lifestyles Columnists


Henry Clay, horticulturist

Cooler temperatures and reduced humidity make gardening activities more pleasurable as summer fades and fall arrives. Linked with this period are a number of important horticultural activities that will enhance patios, yards, and gardens for the coming year. Some of these activities include:

October 13, 2007 | By HENRY CLAY | Lifestyles Columnists


Bulloch History by Roger Allen

Cotton is the lifeblood of many Bulloch Countians today, as it has been for more than a hundred years. The word "Cotton" translates to "coton" in French, and evens sounds the same in Arabic: "Qutun". This very versatile fabric revolutionized the way the world's population dressed, not to mention how they ran most of their daily affairs. The cotton plant is actually a member of the Mallow family, which also includes milkweed and hollyhock.

October 13, 2007 | By ROGER ALLEN | Lifestyles Columnists


Astrograph 9/29

You could be quite fortunate with friends or acquaintances willing to work on your behalf in order to gain advantageous arrangements for you. Doors could be opened to you without having to make a request.

October 13, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Turner-Ellrod

Jessica Brooks Turner became the bride of Christopher Ray Ellrod during a 4:30 p.m. ceremony held on April 28, 2007, at the Nevils United Methodist Church. James Taylor officiated.

October 13, 2007 | | Wedding Planner


Bridge 9/29

The opening ceremony for this year's world bridge championships in Shanghai takes place today. The premier events are the Bermuda Bowl, Venice Cup and Senior Bowl. In all three, the American teams start among the favorites.

October 13, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Tyree-Mock

Mr. and Mrs. Tim Tyree of Glennville announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Kristen Leigh Ann Tyree, to Kenton Mel Mock, son of Willette Mock and the late Mel Mock of Rocky Ford.

October 13, 2007 | | Wedding Planner


Neighbor charged in hanging, sexual assault of 6-year-old Texas girl

CORSICANA, Texas - A neighbor of a 6-year-old girl who was found hanged in her family's garage has been charged with sexual assault and capital murder, authorities said Friday.

October 13, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


Indiana father wants to know why police didn’t find young men’s bodies after crash

GARY, Ind. - Bleeding and disoriented after being thrown from a car in a crash, 17-year-old Darius Moore managed to climb a steep embankment in the darkness and walk a quarter-mile to find help. When police arrived, Moore says, he asked them to look for his buddies who had been in the back seat.

October 13, 2007 | By TOM COYNE Associated Press Writer | Nation


Former astronaut’s son buys space tourist ticket, to be first astronaut child to fly in orbit

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - The millionaire son of a retired astronaut is about to follow his father into orbit, after buying a seat on a Russian rocket.

October 13, 2007 | By MARCIA DUNN Associated Press Writer | Nation


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Golf scramble to benefit Feed the Boro event

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following clarification, which will appear in Thursday's print edition. Cash prizes will be awarded for the winner of the 2014 Feed the Boro Golf Scramble, as well as for the longest drive and closest to the pin. Because of incomplete information supplied, the fact that a prize would be awarded to the winner was not included in a front-page article Wednesday.

July 15, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Outdoor Life: Compound bow shooting tips

Georgia's archery season for deer opens September 13th and one of the best things you can do to prepare is to practice with your compound bow. There is nothing worse than having spent hours waiting in a stand only to blow the shot when Big Ed finally shows up.

July 15, 2014 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports


New course, new Tiger

HOYLAKE, England - Tiger Woods was an hour into his practice round Tuesday at the British Open when he stood on the fifth tee with a foreign object in his hand.

July 15, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Dominant pitching could lead to lower mounds once again

MINNEAPOLIS - Baseball has a problem: Clayton Kershaw, Aroldis Chapman, Felix Hernandez and all the other kings of the hill are just too good.

July 15, 2014 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Nibali now strong favorite to win Tour de France

BESANCON, France - With defending champion Chris Froome and two-time winner Alberto Contador out of the race, the path is wide open for Vincenzo Nibali to become the first Italian to win the Tour de France since the late Marco Pantani in 1998.

July 15, 2014 | By JEROME PUBMIRE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Agency toughens protections for pregnant workers

WASHINGTON - For the first time in 30 years, the federal government is issuing new guidelines designed to protect pregnant workers from on-the-job discrimination.

July 15, 2014 | By TOM RAUM Associated Press | World


Group to hold benefit event for son of former Georgia Southern great

A pancake breakfast benefitting "AJ's Medical Fund" will take place from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., on Sunday at Chops on Main.

July 14, 2014 | From staff reports | Georgia Southern


Bulloch County Jail inmate found dead in cell

No foul play is suspected in the death of a Bulloch County Jail inmate, but an autopsy is pending.

July 14, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


72-year-old driver causes crash, raises questions

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - It's been almost two decades since Morgan Shepherd last ran a full Sprint Cup season, and his last national series victory was in 1993.

July 14, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | Sports


Felix v. Wainwright

MINNEAPOLIS - Seattle's Felix Hernandez will start Tuesday night's All-Star game for the American League and Adam Wainwright of the St. Louis Cardinals will open for the National League.

July 14, 2014 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Uggla suspension raises questions

CHICAGO - Dan Uggla's future in Atlanta was in question Sunday after the Braves suspended the struggling second baseman for their final game before the All-Star break.

July 14, 2014 | By JAY COHEN AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves - AP


Plenty of topics at SEC media days

There's plenty of issues to discuss in the Southeastern Conference.

July 14, 2014 | By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer | Sports


Lefty confident about links

HOYLAKE, England - Phil Mickelson rolled long putts across the practice green in front of the Royal Liverpool clubhouse, some of them going in, most of them the right distance. He chirped to the caddie of Brandt Snedeker about their money game, a Mickelson tradition at the majors.

July 14, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


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