The Statesboro-Bulloch County Recreation Department opened its 2007 Spring season with more than 20 games Thursday evening at Mill Creek Park. Boys and girls compete in age groups from 4 years old to 14. The season continues through the end of April.
BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) - A 6-year-old boy who vanished a week ago while playing near his trailer-park home was found slain Thursday, and the police chief said a registered sex offender and three other suspects would probably be charged with murder.
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The Savannah Christian Raiders traveled to Statesboro to take on the SHS Blue Devils (3-4-2, 2-3) Thursday, and due to the outstanding play of both keepers, the game ended in a 0-0 tie.
Have you ever seen spots in front of your eyes? Perhaps it happened when your photograph was taken using a flash. Or, at the bridge table, maybe you held an array of noncourt cards. One of the key skills of a bridge expert is making maximum use of his spot-cards. This deal is an excellent example. South was in four spades. West led the diamond three. South, hoping the lead was away from the queen, called for dummy's jack, then took East's queen with his ace. How did South continue?
PORTAL - A late Portal rally was not enough to overcome a five-run sixth inning by Metter as the Panthers fell to the Tigers by a score of 10-6 in Portal on Wednesday night.
DEAR DR. GOTT: I'm concerned about my husband's health. He is 34 years old and physically fit. However, his paternal grandfather died suddenly of a heart attack at age 42, and his father just had his second valve-replacement surgery at the age of 62.
Life may take on new meaning for you when numerous opportunities present themselves to bring out the best that is in you. Handled wisely, things could make a dramatic difference in your position and status.
DEAR ABBY: I have enjoyed the columns you've printed about people whose names matched their professions, and wonder if you would be interested in an incident that happened to my sister. Her name is Dragony, and she works in a pharmacy located in a medical building. Her license plate reads DRAGONY. Well, someone went into the pharmacy and asked the girl at the counter, "Who is Dr. Agony?" I still laugh when I think about it. -- KATHI IN CALIFORNIA
Bulloch Academy's track teams notched over 150 points each to easily win the Gators' first home meet of the season Wednesday.
BAGHDAD - Bomb deaths have gone down 30 percent in Baghdad since the U.S.-led security crackdown began a month ago. Execution-style slayings are down by nearly half.
WASHINGTON - Democratic-backed legislation to withdraw U.S. combat troops from Iraq cleared an initial Senate hurdle Wednesday, but Republicans confidently predicted they had the votes to defeat it. President Bush backed them up with a veto threat.
STAFFORDSVILLE, Ky. - The bidding for the black pony started at $500, then took a nosedive.
TRENTON, N.J. - Heart attack patients have a slightly higher risk of death if they go to the hospital on the weekend, when they are more likely to miss or wait longer for crucial treatments, one of the largest studies of the issue finds.
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NEW YORK - Jordan Walden got the final out with the bases loaded after Atlanta manager Fredi Gonzalez pulled star closer Craig Kimbrel, and the Braves held off the New York Mets 7-5 Saturday night.
BOSTON - "I need to run."
Nearly 24 hours after their three-game series was slated to begin, Samford battled through cold, damp conditions to claim a 7-2 victory over Georgia Southern.
JACKSON, Wyo. - No one can say precisely when the mountainside collapsing into this Wyoming resort town will give way. But it appears increasingly likely that when it does, it's going to take a piece of Jackson with it.
WASHINGTON - The United States is considering deploying about 150 soldiers for military exercises to begin in Poland and Estonia in the next few weeks, a Western official said Saturday. The exercises would follow Russia's buildup of forces near its border with Ukraine and its annexation last month of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula.
In just the last four years, the Statesboro Kiwanis Rodeo has become one of the most anticipated events of the year in the Boro.
INDIANAPOLIS - Jeff Teague scored a playoff career-high 28 points and Paul Millsap added 25 as eighth-seeded Atlanta rolled past top-seeded Indiana 101-93 on Saturday night, taking a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven series.
HILTON HEAD ISLAND - Luke Donald believes he's got the right game on the right course - and is ready to make up for so many near-misses at the RBC Heritage.
SYLVANIA - More than two centuries after a daring British surprise attack routed American forces at Brier Creek, new efforts are underway to preserve one of Georgia's least explored Revolutionary War sites.
GROVETOWN, Ga. - Georgia's top Republican Senate hopefuls are scrambling to prove who'd be the most conservative opponent to take on Democratic favorite Michelle Nunn in a race that will help determine which party controls the Senate for the final two years of President Barack Obama's term.
Statesboro's VFW post has an aging membership, including World War II and Korean War veterans now in their 80s and 90s. Its leaders, several of whom pull double duty just to fill the slate of 12 officers, say the post will fold this year unless it can recruit younger veterans.
PARIS - Four French journalists held hostage in Syria for 10 months have been released, officials said Saturday, the latest batch of reporters to be freed in what has become the world's deadliest conflict for the media.
KATMANDU, Nepal - The rescuers moved quickly, just minutes after the first block of ice tore loose from Mount Everest and started an avalanche that roared down the mountain, ripping through teams of guides hauling gear.
BOSTON - With an expanded field of runners and the memory of last year's bombings elevating interest in one of the world's great races, the 2014 Boston Marathon could bring an unprecedented wave of visitors and an influx of tourism dollars to the area.