TOKYO - Japan's abhorrent practice of enslaving women to provide sex for its troops in World War II has a little-known sequel: After its surrender - with tacit approval from the U.S. occupation authorities - Japan set up a similar ''comfort women'' system for American GIs.
NEW ORLEANS - To many, the B.W. Cooper projects are 56 terrifying acres of government-issue housing marked by bloodshed, drugs and blight. To Barbara Williams, they're home.
DEAR DR. GOTT: Vicks VapoRub and soap under my sheets work for me. Thanks. I have both your books ("No House Calls" and "Live Longer, Live Better"). The first one I got from a used bookstore.
DEAR ABBY: I am 24 years old and pregnant by a married man. I didn't find out that he was married until after I learned I was pregnant. I love him so much, and he swears he loves me, too.
WAYCROSS - Dozens of residents were forced to evacuate for a few hours and authorities closed a highway early Wednesday after a wildfire that has spread rapidly through the Okefenokee Swamp crossed a highway and began moving toward a community south of Waycross.
The late comedian Mitch Hedberg once said, "I wanna hang a map of the world in my house. Then I'm gonna put pins into all the locations that I've traveled to. But first, I'm gonna have to travel to the top two corners of the map so it won't fall down."
SYLVANIA - The Screven County Lady Gamecocks had no problems with Pierce County, winning 5-0 in the first round of the GHSA Class AA state tennis tournament.
Georgia Southern scored 11 unanswered runs during the middle innings to defeat Georgia State 13-9 Wednesday afternoon at J.I. Clements Stadium. The Eagles (24-22 overall) completed the two-game sweep of their in-state rival.
WAYCROSS, Ga. - As a spreading wildfire in the Okefenokee Swamp neared her mobile home, Lynn Adams and her two grandchildren were roused at 1 a.m. Wednesday and told by sheriff's deputies to evacuate.
BROOKLET - The Southeast Bulloch Lady Yellow Jackets are in the state playoffs for the first time since 2005, and to add to the excitement, five SEB soccer players - including two brothers and two sisters - were named to the Class AA/A All-Area 3 team.
Jenkins County infielder Caleb Chance is playing his first year of varsity baseball this season, and the Eagles couldn't be happier. Ever since Chance's first varsity hit - a double that drove in three and put his team ahead for the win over East Laurens - JCHS has known that they have something special on their hands. The 5-foot-7 junior gets on base a lot has become a trendsetter.
Josh Lairsey allowed just one earned run in eight innings of work pitching Georgia Southern past Georgia State 9-4, Tuesday night at J.I. Clements Stadium. The Eagles, who won their third straight, improved to 23-22 overall as they begin an eight-game homestand.
MANOR, Ga. - Alan and Laura Davis finally took down the sprinkler that sprayed water across their roof for days while a wildfire raged through pine forest less than a mile from their home.
DEAR DR. GOTT: I have three questions for you. I am a 65-year-old lady in fairly good health. I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia about five years ago, which I am learning to live with.
MILFORD, Pa. - For 48 days, Eric Frein was everywhere and nowhere, supposedly sighted again and again, only to melt back into the woods in a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse.
FORT KENT, Maine - A Maine judge gave nurse Kaci Hickox the OK to go wherever she pleases, handing state officials a defeat Friday in the nation's biggest court case yet over how to balance personal liberty, public safety and fear of Ebola.
MOJAVE, Calif. - A winged spaceship designed to take tourists on excursions beyond Earth's atmosphere exploded during a test flight Friday over the Mojave Desert, killing a pilot in the second fiery setback for commercial space travel in less than a week.
The Humane Society of Statesboro and Bulloch County is hosting a standup comedy show fundraiser on Friday at the Russell Union Ballroom at Georgia Southern University. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the door.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - The University of North Carolina has tried for years to remove the stain of an academic scandal that began with an office administrator setting up sham classes to help struggling students - only to see things get worse.
SHANGHAI - Nicolas Colsaerts of Belgium is among the longest hitters in golf. When he's hitting it straight, it can be a dangerous combination.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Will Muschamp has been on the losing end of the Florida-Georgia series his entire career.
ATLANTA - Georgia Tech's Paul Johnson expects the next two weekends to provide clarity in the muddled ACC Coastal Division race.
ATLANTA - The NCAA upheld its four-game suspension of Georgia tailback Todd Gurley on Thursday night, ending the school's final hope of having its biggest star in uniform for Saturday's game against Florida.
FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons haven't backed up their offseason promise to be more physical and limit mistakes.
The Portal Panthers started the year with back-to-back wins, but they knew the schedule would get tougher as the year went on.
Mrs. Eva Roberson Bland Blackburn
In 2009, Barack Obama was sworn in as the 44th president of the United States of America and the nation's first African-American commander-in-chief. Pilot Chelsey B. "Sully" Sullenberger successfully crash landed a U.S. Airways jetliner with 155 people on board in the Hudson River.
Struggles at the beginning of the season put Statesboro in an unfamiliar spot.
BROOKLET - Southeast Bulloch has passed the first test, but there is still plenty more work to be done.