NEW ORLEANS (AP) - BP was encouraged early Friday by results from an experimental cap shutting in oil from its busted Gulf of Mexico well, saying everything was holding steady 17 hours into the effort.
BP vice president Kent Wells said on a conference call that there was no evidence of a leak in the pipe under the sea floor, one of the main concerns. Wells spoke 17 hours after valves were shut to trap oil inside the cap, a test that could last up to 48 hours.
ATLANTA (AP) - Former governor Roy Barnes holds a big lead in the race for the Democratic nomination for governor of Georgia, while the Republican race is likely headed to a runoff, according to a poll reported Thursday.
Here are short biographies of the seven Democrats seeking their party's nomination to run for Georgia governor. Democratic voters will decide among them in Tuesday primary election:
Name: Thurbert Baker
Here are short biographies of the seven Republicans seeking their party's nomination to run for Georgia governor. Republican voters will decide among them in Tuesday primary election:
Name: Jeff Chapman (Did not respond to request for information)
ATLANTA - Maybe it's a bid for redemption. Or an act of atonement. Or, as former Gov. Roy Barnes says, maybe he is again seeking his old office out of a sense that if he didn't take on Georgia's most pressing problems, no one else would.
SAVANNAH - By now, Bill Bolton suspects he won't be the next governor.
SAVANNAH - Despite a skimpy budget, Democrat Carl Camon has made his bid for governor a statewide effort.
SAVANNAH - Little has changed for Jeff Chapman since last September, when he entered the race for this year's Republican nomination for governor.
ATLANTA - Nathan Deal's campaign for governor is not about glamour.
ATLANTA - Thurbert Baker's gubernatorial campaign had just moved into its new rental home last week and was soaking in the atmosphere of worn carpet, bare walls and rooms empty except for desks and laptop computers.
ATLANTA - Karen Handel is a planner, the kind of person who wants to know that before she takes the first step, the second and third are already mapped out.
SAVANNAH - Eric Johnson's political career was supposed to be winding down five years ago.
SAVANNAH - Democrat Randal Mangham is the stealth candidate for governor.
ATLANTA - Insurance Commissioner John W. Oxendine has the credentials to be one of Georgia's most influential Republican insiders.
MACON - Dublin naive DuBose Porter is running his gubernatorial campaign in the same way he ran as the underdog candidate for the state House of Representatives in 1982: at the grass roots level.
On Wednesday, the FPCA Highlanders took another step towards their goal of being back to back state champions. FPCA defeated Lagrange Academy in the first ...
The Highlanders are once again celebrating. On Friday night at Brewton Parker College in Mount Vernon, the FPCA basketball program won big games and big ...
ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Community Affairs has awarded $4.25 million in grants in 12 communities, including Riceboro, to build new single family homes ...
Frank Long Elementary School recently announced its second nine-weeks honor rolls:
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Well folks, there are a few anglers catching some fish.
The Long County School System announced Monday that all 18 members of the system's custodial staff were certified in the Buckeye Honors Program, which ...
Despite a game effort, Bradwell Tigers fell to soccer powerhouse Long County 5-1 Friday in Ludowici.
Taylors Creek Elementary School recently announced its second nine-weeks honor rolls:
Asya Renea Roberts was born at 12:29 p.m. Jan. 16 to Latrice Roberts of Hinesville.
During the first weeks of the Trump administration, a recurring theme has been the president's sinking popularity in the polls.
The early 2017 season has been tough for the Long County High School baseball team, losing the first three games on the diamond, whether home ...