WASHINGTON - Army Secretary Pete Geren on Thursday ruled out extending troop deployments beyond the current 15 months, saying that longer tours in Iraq put stress on soldiers and their families, and have contributed to an increase in suicides.
WASHINGTON - The stories seem strange but riveting. A heart attack victim recalls floating in the air, watching paramedics revive him. A surgical patient remembers hovering, watching the doctors operate.
UH-MAY, Mexico - Thousands of Mayan Indians lost homes as Hurricane Dean blew through the Yucatan peninsula, but their real wealth was the trees, now scattered and broken in the storm's wake. Village after village is carpeted with fallen mangoes, oranges, guanabanas and mameys that will never be harvested.
WASHINGTON - The Iraqi government will become more precarious over the next six to 12 months and its security forces have not improved enough to operate without outside help, U.S. spy agencies conclude in a new assessment of the country's political and military fortunes.
Four tenants at the Morris Heights are tired of needed repairs not getting done and they say they're not going to take it any more.
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.
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The Statesboro Police department has collected the alcohol licenses for those businesses who had their license suspended or revoked at the August 16th Alcohol Control Board meeting.
ATHENS - The August heat wave that's pushed temperatures above 100 degrees across Georgia has also plunged the state deeper into drought, with 70 counties now considered the driest that experts would expect in a century.
Be alert for opportunities that may come from that which you produced in the past, including some of the same people who were involved. What was once so successful for you can be so again.
DEAR ABBY: I am a 14-year-old girl with a big problem. My family consists of my mother, father, older brother, "Jared" (age 19), and younger brother, "Jonas" (age 11). So what's the problem? I have just learned there was another brother!
DEAR DR. GOTT: I'm not completely satisfied with my current internist and would like to establish myself with another doctor. Aside from checking with my friends and the doctors they're established with, please advise me on the best procedure for finding a new doctor and the correct protocol for the first visit. For example, should I let my new doctor know I was not satisfied with my previous doctor (no names), list the reasons why, etc.? What should I expect, if anything, on a first visit, aside from discussing current health concerns?
A convicted murderer was about to be executed by a firing squad. When asked if he had a last request, he replied, "Why, yes -- a bulletproof vest."
One of the greatest assets you'll have is an awareness of how the picture in life can quickly change. Having this complete understanding gives you a sense of timing for taking action that leads to success.
CAREY, Ohio - At the end of a long block of flooded homes, Mike Watkins used a generator to try to pump 4 feet of water out of his mother's basement. But he was clearly in a losing battle.
If you have turned on a TV or opened a newspaper in the past few months, you probably are aware Georgia chose not to expand Medicaid as part of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
DALLAS - Youngor Jallah spent the last three weeks confined to her small apartment with her children and boyfriend, fearing they had contracted the deadly Ebola virus from her mother's fiance.
ATLANTA - Democrat Michelle Nunn of Georgia is out with another ad showing her with former President George H.W. Bush, who's asked her not to use him in her campaign for the state's open Senate seat.
OSIJEK, Croatia - Former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger lived the American dream.
ATLANTA - Democrat Jason Carter's call for a separate state education budget and his promise that it will increase funding for schools is the hallmark of his campaign for Georgia governor against incumbent Republican Nathan Deal.
It didn't take long for Brad Keselowski to earn an unpleasant reputation in NASCAR. He was aggressive on the track, brash and arrogant off of it, and rubbed most of his competitors the wrong way.
LONDON - Rejected time and again for the 2022 Winter Olympics, the IOC will soon be seeking suitors for the 2024 Summer Olympics.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Alex Gordon took a big rip at a batting-practice fastball, fouled it off badly into the cage, and ducked when the carom nearly hit him in the head.
CLAXTON - As football season began back in August the goal was clear for the Claxton Tigers.
This week is National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week, and Georgia Southern University's Office of Alcohol & Other Drugs Programs has a variety of student events planned throughout the week to bring attention to the serious public health issues posed by excessive drinking among college students.
The recent arrest of one man has cleared two burglary investigations, police said.
A first-grade teacher asks what she can do about a girl in her class who is completely undisciplined. After nearly two months of this teacher's best efforts, the child's behavior is no better. She is defiant and aggressive toward other kids, and often gets out of her seat and crawls around on the floor. Several years ago she taught the girl's older sister, who also had numerous discipline issues. The home is chaotic, so the teacher doubts she can expect much - if any - help from the parents.
The Georgia Recreation and Parks Association First District held its annual awards banquet last week in Statesboro. Among those in attendance receiving awards was the Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department and its staff.
Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Brannen of Statesboro celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary October 16 on Fripp Island, South Carolina, with their children and grandchildren. The couple married October 16, 1964, at the Calvary Baptist Church. They have two children, Gary Brannen and Jonda Nelson, both of Statesboro; and five grandchildren.
Col. and Mrs. Charles Ray Mize Jr. of Martinez, Georgia, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristina Lee Mize, to Garrett Lee Ralston, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walker David Ralston of Eatonton, Georgia.