Here is my diagnosis of why Ben Carson, the retired pediatric neurosurgeon who currently is running second in GOP polls for president, will never win the White House.
He says he never yells. He says that if faced with a mass killer with a gun, he would not submit but would fight back.
Three Effingham County men have secured a $150,000 loan and $2 million in insurance as they try to turn a good idea — a hunter’s tree stand that circles a tree — into a successful business.
Minis Hillis came up with the idea for the stand that allows hunters to watch for prey from every direction and enlisted the help of his neighbor and avid hunter Dennis Kessler and a second friend, Kevin Diaz.
The three men set up a limited liability company — 360 Treestands — and went after a patent.
Hillis got a structural engineer to help him build a cardboard mockup of the tree stand, which is shaped like an octagon.
Work crews with the Georgia Department of Transportation have finished a project to improve the intersection of U. S. 80, Pine Barren and Louisville roads in Pooler.
Bad weather forced GDOT to put off installation of new traffic signals until this week, but the goal was for immediate activation. The new lights are designed to provide extra time for drivers who need to turn left at the intersection.
As with any traffic signal, motorists should be cautious if they drive up to the new light during a malfunction.
URBANA — David Hard, 38, of Rantoul was charged with two counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse during his arraignment Friday at the Champaign County Courthouse.
Hard was arrested Thursday in Rantoul for allegedly inappropriately touching a minor, according to Julie Ogle, spokeswoman for State's Attorney Julie Rietz.
Two young cousins alone and lost in the Appalachian woods ate sticks and slept on the ground during a 20-hour ordeal that ended when searchers found them unharmed Friday in the rugged terrain in the Red River Gorge area of Kentucky, the mother of one boy said. The boys, ages 5 and 7, were found about a mile from the family's campsite in the popular recreation area, Kentucky State Police Trooper Joe Veeneman said.
Flood advisory issued for areas along river
Jacksonville’s National Weather Service office has issued a Coastal Flood Advisory for low-lying areas along the city’s river and tributaries for this weekend and into early next week.
Residents are encouraged to use caution when traveling in the San Marco, Southampton and Ortega neighborhoods, especially during high tides, due to the potential of road flooding.
High tides are expected to occur at the Southbank Riverwalk at these times:
■ Saturday — 9:19 a.m.