New advertising strategy - chocolate chip cookie scented bus shelters SAN FRANCISCO - Five-year-old Gabby Supapo stuck her nose up in the air and sniffed. ''Oreos,'' she declared. Not exactly what the California Milk Processor Board had in mind when it outfitted five San Francisco bus shelters with ads embedded with the smell of just-out-of-the-oven chocolate chip cookies. The scented bus shelter advertisements made their U.S. debut Monday, according Louis Zafonte, spokesman for ...
Important players aren't always leading scorers. Sometimes, a key team member has to do the dirty work - the small things that don't get noticed. For Statesboro's boys basketball team, Patrick Parker is one such guy. A junior center, Parker has stepped up from his role on the junior varsity team last season to become a key cog for the Blue Devils this winter. As the team dealt with early illnesses and the ...
PORTAL - The Portal boys basketball team continued its hot start to the season on Tuesday evening. Senior forward Fred Williams stole the show, scoring 22 points as the Panthers ran past Metter for a 57-46 victory.
Kacie Lanier's put-back basket with three seconds left lifted the Bulloch Academy Lady Gators to a 59-58 win over David Emanuel Academy in Stillmore Tuesday night.
Brittany Carter is used to being the go-to girl. That became even more apparent after teammate Lauren Akins suffered a broken hand on Nov. 25.
SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J. - All 11 Taco Bells implicated in an E. coli outbreak in New York and New Jersey used the same food distributor, the restaurant chain said Tuesday as health officials tried to pinpoint the source of the dangerous bacteria that sickened at least three dozen people.
NEW YORK - Yes, said Toni Lewis, as she caught a quick dinner on the run at McDonalds before her child's piano lesson. Maybe New York City IS going too far telling people what they can and can't put into their stomachs. But you know what?
Senior John Knox was named region 3-AAAA defensive player of the year on Tuesday, along with five other Blue Devils off a 9-2 team.
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WASHINGTON - Robert Gates won approval by a Senate panel Tuesday to be the next defense secretary after telling the senators the U.S. is not winning the war in Iraq and there could be a ''regional conflagration'' if the country is not stabilized.
BAGHDAD, Iraq - Iraq's prime minister reversed course Tuesday and said his envoys will talk with Iraq's neighbors about the possibility of a regional conference on quelling the violence here, despite opposition to the plan by some key political allies.
JACKSON, Miss. - For Mississippian Rick Looser, the last straw came on an airline flight a couple of years ago when a 12-year-old Connecticut boy sitting next to him asked: ''Do you still see the KKK on the streets every day?''
ATLANTA - Arkansas was the most surprising team in the Southeastern Conference, bouncing back from a 36-point loss in the season opener to win 10 straight games and play for the league championship.
DEAR ABBY: I want "Short on Intimacy," the wife in her 20s with no sex life (10/26), to know that she is not the only wife out there who has this problem. I wish you could have heard some of the wild excuses my husband made about why he couldn't have sex. We have been in counseling for months because of this.
PORTAL - The Portal Panthers dug themselves a 15-4 deficit early in their game against Treutlen Tuesday night, then showed exactly why they're defending state semifinalists in Class A.
Curtis Baptist senior forward Jawan Rouse pushed in a short jumper at the buzzer to give the Crusaders a 52-51 victory over Bulloch Academy Tuesday night.
SAVANNAH - The Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets got into the win column in convincing fashion on Tuesday, beating Islands 69-51 on the road.
Almost once a game, an NFL player absorbs an illegal blow to the head or neck that could put his career - or worse - at risk.
I am currently going through one of those inevitable life cycle changes and it is quite fascinating in some respects.
SAVANNAH - Bulloch Academy claimed the state runner-up trophy Saturday in the inaugural Georgia Independent School Association Clay Target Sports state championship at the Forest City Gun Club in Savannah.
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. - Wanting to return among the elite in golf, Graeme McDowell mapped out a plan last fall. He figured out how many ranking points he would need to get back into the top five in the world.
ATLANTA - When the ballpark named after Ted Turner is demolished in four years, the media mogul hopes the city of Atlanta will convert the vacant area into green space. The Atlanta Braves announced last month that in 2017, they will move out of Turner Field and into a new 42,000-seat, $672 million stadium complex in Cobb County. Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed ...
FLOWERY BRANCH - Falcons offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter isn't saying much about his recent interview with Boise State. Koetter confirmed on Tuesday that he met with Boise State officials, but declined to elaborate. "All I can tell you is the same thing (Falcons head coach Mike Smith) told you yesterday," Koetter said. "I did ...
Six juveniles, ranging in age from 9 to 14 years old, were arrested in connection with a burglary and vehicle break-in, police said.
Five women, four from Statesboro, pleaded guilty last week in federal court for their involvement in a stolen identify tax fraud scheme, U.S. Attorney Edward J. Tarver announced Tuesday in a news release.
Gloria Sue Lane
The Mark Byington era at Georgia Southern is off to an interesting start.