Brochures in hand, Carol and John Eggerding had imagined life in a close-knit community by Lake Lanier, staring at mountain vistas and rubbing elbows at the clubhouse. Little did they know they would wake up to a nightmare in their cul-de-sac dream home at Seasons on Lanier.
In Georgia courts, seeking the death penalty is a costly proposition. From jury selection to attorney pay, from hours upon hours of pretrial preparation to added costs for juror lodging and transportation, capital trials are by far the most expensive criminal proceedings undertaken in local superior courts.
Drive around Northeast Georgia Medical Center these days, and you can't help but notice that the landscape is changing. Exterior work is basically finished on two major construction projects, the Women & Children's Pavilion and the North Patient Tower. And down the road, a new three-story addition looms over the Imaging Center.
Don Carter and Jimmy Carter, who are not related, became friends before Jimmy was elected governor and later president. One day, walking on a beach along the Georgia coast, Don told the future governor that he would like to serve on the Game and Fish Commission, the forerunner to the Department of Natural Resources.
Bill Evans knew progress was headed his way - he had a clue about it in 1956.
Steven Ballowe, former superintendent of Gainesville city schools, began his administrative career 30 years ago as the assistant principal of an inner-city school in South Carolina plagued by racial disharmony.
Back in the 1940s, poll worker Melvin Thomas hand counted votes past midnight in a school house, illuminated by the light of gasoline lanterns.
No Father's Day cards this year. All I can offer now is this tribute. It's hard to believe I'm even writing the words.
Helium has now seeped from all the red, white and blue balloons that lined Green Street for the Memorial Day parade. The cheering crowds have shuffled home and all the barbecue has been eaten.
James Brooks walks past two manicured lawns on College Avenue, proudly proclaims their owners' history and narrows his eyes in contempt.
They're cute but not harmless. Little pink plastic pigs, dogs, frogs and other animals that would fit perfectly in a menagerie of knickknacks are actually cigarette lighters showing up increasingly at convenience store counters.
Georgia schools already struggling to shed negative labels of "needs improvement" and not making "adequate yearly progress" are in an even deeper hole this year as basic proficiency standards get tougher.
Good things come in small packages. That's what many drivers are finally discovering. After a decade-long love affair with SUVs, high gas prices have compelled Americans to reconsider the merits of small cars. And some are discovering that today's compact cars are nothing like the poorly made "econo-boxes" they remember from the previous gas crisis in the 1970s. In fact, small cars have suddenly become cool, according ...
It took an armed standoff with police to finally get Ron the help he needed for his depression. Suicidal and waving a loaded .357 Magnum in a public place, the bankrupt 46-year-old was certain he would be shot by officers.
What started out with a mile-long line at the Delta check-in area, ended up as being one of the most life-changing weeks in my life. We arrived at the airport around 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 5 to begin our weeklong trip to Montego Bay, Jamaica. We were going to the Caribbean Christian Centre for the Deaf to stay on the school's campus to take part in a mission trip.
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The interim deal struck with Iran by the "5 plus 1" powers shows promise for achieving the end that Iran will not wind up with a nuclear program. Whether it is the deal that will be responsible for that end depends, of course, on whether Iran was building nuclear weapons at all. If Iran does not develop nuclear weapons, we may never know whether it was the deal that brought that about.
WASHINGTON - The six-month deal between U.S.-led negotiators and Iran will make an Iranian atomic bomb more likely, not less, because it significantly strengthens the very regime in Tehran that so desperately wants nuclear weaponry.
WASHINGTON - Dan Snyder remains adamant that he will not change the nickname of his beloved football team.
LOGAN, Utah - Members of the Oneida Indian Nation are demanding that the National Football League's Washington Redskins change the team's name to something less offensive to American Indians. Sportscaster Bob Costas calls the current nickname "an insult, a slur."
The Gettysburg Address was a long time "a-birthing," almost nine decades, or, as Lincoln said in one of the best-known phrases in American politics: "Four score and seven years ago"- 87 years being the time between the adoption of the Declaration of Independence and when Lincoln delivered his address at Gettysburg.
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