PORTIMAO, Portugal - The mother of a British girl whose disappearance sparked an international search is considered a suspect in the case, friends and family said Friday. The girl's aunt said police suggested 4-year-old Madeleine McCann might have been killed accidentally.
WASHINGTON - Employers sliced payrolls by 4,000 jobs in August, the first such decline in four years and a stark sign that a painful credit crunch that has unnerved Wall Street is putting a strain on the national economy.
BAGHDAD - Four U.S. Marines were killed in fighting in Anbar province, and three soldiers were killed by a roadside bomb in northern Iraq, the military said Friday.
NEW YORK - Pity the fisherman or sailor who staggers on deck in the morning and through bleary eyes sees a 100-foot-long water spider coming at him, buzzing ominously.
VIENNA, Austria - Pope Benedict XVI paid solemn tribute to Holocaust victims Friday, extending his ''sadness, repentance and friendship'' to the Jewish people as he began a three-day pilgrimage to Austria.
The state board that oversees the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) Thursday approved a $385.7 million budget that includes a $5 per credit hour increase in student tuition. The board's approval came during its monthly meeting, which was held at Coosa Valley Technical College in Rome. Ogeechee Technical College is part of the system.
Lindsay Ann Akins of Statesboro became the bride of James Nathan Hodges of Reidsville during a 6 p.m. ceremony held on Saturday, June 23, 2007, at the Statesboro Primitive Baptist Church. Elder Randy Waters officiated.
Ann Landers wrote, "If I were asked to give what I consider the single most useful bit of advice for all humanity, it would be this: Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life, and when it comes, hold your head high. Look it squarely in the eye, and say, 'I will be bigger than you. You cannot defeat me.'"
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Bullard of Fayetteville, N.C., announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Stephanie, to Dane Beall, son of Mr. and Mrs. Danny Beall of Statesboro.
Georgia Southern coach Chris Hatcher said his biggest concern going into his first season with the Eagles is the fear of the unknown.
Canadian communications theorist Marshall McLuhan wrote, "'Money talks' because money is a metaphor, a transfer, and a bridge."
Ideas to advance your interests in the year ahead should not be treated frivolously. More than a few will have great potential, but they will count for nothing if you don't first put them to the test.
DEAR ABBY: I'm married to a wonderful man with a big family secret. His brother "John" used to be his sister "Joanne." This does not bother me in the least because I met John as a man, and I consider him a man 100 percent.
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.
Wilma L. Brannen
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Billy Butler hit a tiebreaking single, Salvador Perez and Omar Infante drove in two runs each with big hits in a five-run sixth inning, and the Kansas City Royals beat the San Francisco Giants 7-2 Wednesday night to even the World Series at one game apiece.
The Statesboro Athletic Hall of Fame is proud to announce the upcoming addition of six new members.
ATHENS - Mark Richt said he was optimistic on Wednesday as Georgia was expected to file a request with the NCAA for tailback Todd Gurley's eligibility to be reinstated.
The Denver Broncos fear no one in the AFC, nor should they given their recent record.
As the Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets entered the 2014 season, they knew that they would need a spark. The entire offensive backfield from last season had graduated, leaving SEB to rely heavily on youth and inexperience.
Atlantic Coast Conference football has enjoyed a long run in the starring role on Thursday Night Lights.
All the hand-wringing over the SEC's near-monopoly of the top 5 might well prove a moot point.
ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal pledged an exhaustive review of the state's system for funding schools this week, 13 days before voters go to the polls.
Boars. Wild hogs. Feral pigs.
It's time to get your annual Scare on the Square.
OTTAWA, Ontario - A gunman with a scarf over his face killed a Canadian soldier standing guard at the nation's war memorial Wednesday, then stormed Parliament in a hail of gunfire before he was shot to death by the usually ceremonial sergeant-at-arms, authorities and witnesses said.
Consumers in Georgia and three other states who were helped by navigators for the 2014 insurance exchanges tended to be people of color who were not financially secure, a recently released report says.
With Halloween just around the corner, here are three films that will give viewers a fright without gratuitous violence.
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - An Ohio man detained for nearly half a year in North Korea returned to a very emotional homecoming Wednesday amid tears of joy and hugs from his wife and surprised children.