ATLANTA - A couple of days before Georgia Tech faced its state rival, coach Mark Richt went to one of his assistants with a bold idea.
ATLANTA - Bobby Cox wanted Tom Glavine back, and Glavine was drawn to a return to Atlanta.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Georgia Southern put up a fight against Duke four days earlier but never managed to run with a weakened Illinois squad as the Illini beat the Eagles 85-50 Friday night.
DEAR ABBY: I have a friend, "Karen," who was once married to "Zack." They divorced and went their separate ways, but nine years later they are back together. I am almost certain they have not remarried, although Karen uses his last name and refers to him as her husband.
DEAR DR. GOTT: My husband, 50, recently died of an apparent heart attack. I say apparent because an autopsy was never performed even though the hospital nurse told us one would be done. He was a long-distance runner who collapsed 2 miles into a 13-mile run, with no witnesses.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida coach Urban Meyer sure knows how to win rivalry games.
ATLANTA - Reggie Ball has a way of bouncing back from his lowest moments. He'll certainly need those powers of recovery on Saturday. The Georgia Tech quarterback is coming off a miserable performance against Georgia, but he doesn't have long to fret about it. The No. 23 Yellow Jackets (9-3) are facing 16th-ranked Wake Forest in the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game, with the winner claiming a spot in the Orange Bowl. ...
ATHENS - No matter what happens Saturday, Georgia Tech knows it will be playing for a conference championship and a trip to the Orange Bowl next week.
Hairy arms may gain a man a Guinness record JACKSON, Wis. - Jon Sanford takes good care of his hair, washing it regularly and conditioning it occasionally. Now he might break a record for that hair - on his arms. One particularly long strand measured 4.1 inches. If the measurement is ruled official by Guinness World Records, Sanford will have topped the previous record of 3.96 inches. ''It's my mutant hair,'' said Sanford, ...
Balance was the key word this season in the Atlantic Coast Conference, so it's fitting that four schools shared the spotlight on the all-conference team.
ATLANTA - Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints did just fine without their top receiver.
BALTIMORE - Any chance the Pittsburgh Steelers had of returning to the Super Bowl was seemingly laid to rest by the Baltimore Ravens.
In the year ahead, you'll have staying power with endeavors or enterprises that could lead to more abundant circumstances. Although your progress should be steady, it doesn't need to be speedy.
Identity theft victim flips out at IHOP QUINCY, Mass. - John Russo says he has been a victim of identity theft. So when he was asked to fork over a photo ID just to be seated at an IHOP pancake restaurant, he flipped. '''You want my license? I'm going for pancakes, I'm not buying the Hope diamond,' and they refused to seat us,'' Russo said, recounting his experience this week at the Quincy IHOP. ...
DEAR ABBY: As a licensed marriage and family therapist, a licensed professional counselor and a stepparent, I would like to offer some information to "Ashamed in the South" (10/7) that might help to ease her mind.
Georgia Southern junior forward Kameron Dunnican has left the team and will look to transfer. Dunnican left the team before a 75-73 overtime loss to Campbell on Saturday.
PORTAL – Not satisfied with a trip to the Final Four last season, the Portal Panthers boys basketball team has big dreams for the 2013-14 season which tips off tonight against Montgomery County.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Mike Smith knows the value of a strong finish, even in a dismal season such as this one.
The just-ended rivalry week ranks among the best that college football has seen in forever.
NEW YORK - As the big-money free agents negotiated, dozens of players with lower profiles waited to find out whether they would be dumped on the market by their clubs Monday night.
AUBURN, Ala. - Don't call the Auburn Tigers lucky. The third-ranked Tigers have navigated a season of close calls and amazing finishes to make it into Saturday's Southeastern Conference championship game against No. 5 Missouri. They balk at any notion that this is a lucky team, though. <p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; line-height: ...
For several years, I commuted back and forth on Highway 67 South to Bryan County serving as a school psychologist in the Bryan County school system. Each day, I would pass Hodges Antiques, occasionally stopping in.
Rain may have turned some people away from Mainstreet Farmers Market this year, but those who shopped on the market's 34 regular-season Saturdays spent more on fresh produce and other items than ever before.
TORONTO - Falcons safety William Moore looked into the crowd in Toronto and began wondering whether he was back home in Atlanta.
The Georgia Southern volleyball team will take on Florida State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament Thursday, Dec. 5, at 5 p.m. The contest will be played in the Stephen C. O'Connell Center on the campus of the University of Florida.
Note: The following is the 14th in a series of columns that will describe towns and communities, past and present, that were settled after Bulloch County was first settled. Some have since been cut into other counties.
NEW YORK - A New York City commuter train rounding a riverside curve derailed Sunday, killing four people, injuring more than 60 and sending a chain of toppled cars trailing off the track just inches from the water, authorities said.
FORT STEWART - Authorities are investigating after a man was found dead at a campsite on Fort Stewart.
Nan Rushing and Buford Brannen, both of Register, have published a new cookbook that is simple and unique.
Q: My 11-year-old son cuts corners on everything. If he does a chore, he'll leave the cleaning products behind. If his bed is hard to make, he hides the sheet in the closet and throws the blanket over the bed. Concerning his schoolwork, he doesn't bother studying for tests - he figures he'll gets A's, anyway. We're now seeing this in his soccer practices, where he literally has started cutting corners. How can we ...