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.
AVONDALE, La. - A few weeks ago, Ben Martin had missed seven of eight cuts and figured he'd better make some changes.
EVANSTON, Ill. - Northwestern University's football players will cast ballots Friday on whether to form the nation's first union for college athletes - a potentially landmark vote that will be kept sealed for months and possibly years.
Critical postseason matchups in baseball, soccer and track are on the minds of many schools right now, but softball is stealing the show at Trinity Christian School.
ALBANY - The Bulloch Academy girls notched only two points during the first day of competition in the GISA Class AAA state track and field championships at Hugh Mills Stadium here Thursday.
RICHMOND, Va. - They are calling it "Track Takeover" at Richmond International Raceway, and track President Dennis Bickmeier hopes allowing fans onto the racing surface a few hours before race time on Saturday night will not only improve their experience at the 0.75-mile oval, but bring more of them, or bring them back.
If Statesboro can have something like a literary Hannah Montana, its own iCarly of young adult literature, Maya Van Wagenen, 15, author of "Popular: Vintage Wisdom for the Modern Geek" appears headed for that level of teen celebrity.
The Rev. Bill Coen, the minister of music at Statesboro First Baptist Church, is retiring from ministry this week after serving for half a century.
INDIANAPOLIS - With concealed weapons now legal in all 50 states, the National Rifle Association's focus at this week's annual meeting is less about enacting additional state protections than on making sure the permits already issued still apply when the gun owners travel across the country.
BOISE, Idaho - Wranglers in the West who have for decades cashed in on the allure of getting on a horse and setting out on an open trail say they have had to add bigger horses to their stables to help carry larger tourists over the rugged terrain.
Mr. Bobby Jerome Barnard
As the 2014 soccer season began, Statesboro knew that this could be its year.
One night after a 1-1 pitcher's duel was rained out in the fifth inning, a brand new game saw Statesboro's bid for a region baseball championship come to an end.
After running through their sub-region schedule in impressive fashion, the Statesboro Blue Devils left no doubt as to who the class of Region 3-AAAA is this season.
CHICAGO - There was a giant replica cake right next to the Ernie Banks statue, and an old-time band played as fans made their way through the main entrance.