DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Naval forces of Iran's hardline Revolutionary Guards captured 15 British sailors and marines at gunpoint Friday in the Persian Gulf - an audacious move coming during heightened tensions between the West and Iran.
HULL, Mass. - In the final months of Rebecca Riley's life, a school nurse said the little girl was so weak she was like a ''floppy doll.''
WASHINGTON - The House voted Friday for the first time to clamp a cutoff deadline on the Iraq war, agreeing by a thin margin to pull combat troops out by next year and pushing the new Democratic-led Congress ever closer to a showdown with President Bush.
Note: All information included in this report is taken from law enforcement incident reports and arrest records, which are public records and available for review at any and all local law enforcement agencies. Not every arrest leads to a conviction. Guilt or innocence is determined by the court system.
Note: This is a health information column by Statesboro physician Christopher Munger. Look for the column to appear every other Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Donny and Gina West of Brooklet announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley West of Brooklet, to Andrew Geddis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles and Nicole Knight.
Johnny Murray of Omaha, Neb., and Shirley Murray of Statesboro request the honor of your presence at the marriage of their daughter, Desiree Murray, to Charvis Davis, son of Charles and Lucretia Davis and Virginia and Larry Cone.
Welcomed changes could be in the offing for you where your social life is concerned. This is apt to be due in most part to a very special individual you meet who will introduce you to new people and places.
DEAR ABBY: I work in a public library, where I deal with a lot of children and process many library card applications. I have a question for today's parents and was wondering if your readers would respond.
Almost everybody has heard of the "Flying Tigers," the American pilots who were fighting the Japanese, but few people know of it's Bulloch County connection. Their commander, General Robert Lee Scott Jr., or "Scotty" as he was called when he was young, was born in Waynesboro on April 12, 1908. He spent much of his childhood with his grandfather, B.H. Scott, who lived in Bulloch County.
ALBANY, N.Y. - Rat poison was found in pet food blamed for the deaths of at least 16 cats and dogs, but scientists said Friday they still don't know how it got there and predicted more animal deaths would be linked to it.
DEAR DR. GOTT: I have suffered for more than 60 years with headaches, and nothing I have tried, until now, has helped me. Years ago, I was told by a doctor that my headaches were true migraines. Later, a neurologist told me after more tests were done (which included a brainwave, brain scan and more), that my headaches were vascular.
PORTAL - A moment of silence before the first pitch in remembrance of fallen Bryan County classmates who died in a car accident on Wednesday outside of Pembroke brought the Redskins (4-6, 1-2) onto the diamond with heavy hearts, and the Portal Panthers (7-5, 4-0) were able to increase their perfect region 3-A record to 4-0.
Mr. and Mrs. Marquard Y. Lett Jr. of Hackettstown, N.J., formerly of Augusta, announce the engagement of their daughter, Lyndsay Hudson Lett of Augusta, to Charles Eugene Riley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Riley of Milledgeville, Ga.
D.S. Hautman Jr.
NEW YORK - Aaron Harang threw no-hit ball for seven innings but was pulled after 121 pitches, and reliever Luis Avilan gave up David Wright's two-out single in the eighth as the Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets 6-0 Friday night.
On a gloomy day at Cross Creek High School in Augusta, Statesboro's track and field squads held off Mother Nature and the rest of Region 3-AAAA with region championships for both the girls -who secured their sixth consecutive region crown - and the boys.
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - K.J. Choi's early tee time and quick start moved him to the top of the rain-delayed RBC Heritage on Friday.
Statesboro's golf squads will wrap up their regular seasons today as they host the Blue Devil Classic at the Georgia Southern University Golf Course at Noon.
ATLANTA - There's no bigger long shot in the NBA playoffs than the Atlanta Hawks.
The Friday series opener between the Georgia Southern Eagles and the Samford Bulldogs has been postponed due to rain.
PARIS - Rafael Nadal's mastery of the Monte Carlo clay courts seems to be over.
MOKPO, South Korea - The captain of a sunken South Korean ferry was arrested Saturday on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need, as investigators looked into whether his evacuation order came too late to save lives. Two crew members were also arrested, a prosecutor said.
A family that runs together … collects many tennis shoes and wins lots of medals. The Smith family, of Collins, has plenty of both.
Lillian Akers Brown of Statesboro and James Michael and Mariana Brown of Chatsworth, Ga., announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary Katherine Brown of Statesboro, to Nathaniel Taylor Kittrell, son of Charlie Tull Kittrell Jr. and Debbie Harper Kittrell of Waynesboro, Ga.
Mr. and Mrs. Steve Wildes Pope of Waycross, Ga., announce the engagement of their daughter, Haley Joye of Waycross, to Simon Mikell Peed, son of Mr. and Mrs. F. Gates Peed of Statesboro.
Editor's note: This article is part of "The Ten Today," a series by Deseret News National that examines the Ten Commandments in modern society. This story explores the first commandment: "I am the LORD thy God ... thou shalt have no other gods before me."
Editor's note: This article is part of "The Ten Today," a series that examines the Ten Commandments in modern society. This story explores the seventh commandment.
Editor's note: This article is part of "The Ten Today," a series that examines the Ten Commandments in modern society. This story explores the second commandment.