SYLVESTER, Ga. - Government and company scientists went through one of the nation's largest peanut butter plants Friday, trying to figure out how salmonella got into batches of the spread.
BAGHDAD, Iraq - The Iraqi commander of the Baghdad security crackdown announced Tuesday that Iraq will close its borders with Syria and Iran for 72 hours as part of the drive to end the violence that has threatened to divide the capital along sectarian lines.
Three Lady Gamecocks scored in double figures to lead Screven County to a 61-21 win over Jefferson County Wednesday in the region 3-AA tournament at Josey. The win secured a trip to the state playoffs for Screven, which improved to 22-4. Kadedra Evans scored 12 points while Ashley Loundy and Kiki Warren added 10 apiece for the Lady Gamecocks, who continue tournament play at Josey Friday with a 4 p.m. game against Swainsboro.
DEAR ABBY: My sister and I live with our aunt because our mother is in jail and our father is nowhere to be seen. She was the only one willing to take us in. However, she uses drugs and has many criminal types in and out of the apartment.
SAVANNAH - The No. 3 seed Portal Panthers dismantled the No. 7 seed Claxton Tigers Wednesday night, 73-35, in the first round of the region 3-A basketball playoffs.
ATLANTA - Government scientists struggled Thursday to pinpoint the source of the first U.S. salmonella outbreak linked to peanut butter, the kid favorite packed into millions of lunchboxes every day.
WASHINGTON - Breaking ranks, a small band of House Republicans declared their opposition to a troop buildup in Iraq on Wednesday, and President Bush appeared resigned to passage of a nonbinding measure disapproving of his decision.
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. - Roland Henkel quit smoking in September and has been doing the math ever since: A week added to his life. More than 2,100 Marlboro Lights he hasn't smoked. And more than $400 he didn't spend on cigarettes.
The NBA banished Tim Hardaway from All-Star weekend in Las Vegas because of his anti-gay remarks.
BROOKLET - Morgan Jones got her first hat trick of the year and sister Kacey earned the shutout as the Southeast Bulloch Lady Yellow Jackets (1-0-1) knocked off the Screven County Lady Gamecocks 5-0 on a cold Tuesday night at SEB's Fred Shaver Field.
ATLANTA - West Virginia and Kentucky - states known for high levels of obesity, diabetes and smoking - have the highest proportion of people with heart disease in the nation, U.S. health officials said Thursday.
Any important alterations you orchestrate yourself should turn out as well as you anticipate, provided they were well thought out and researched for the good they might provide.
BOONE, N.C. – Tiffany Brown and Ashley Melson combined for 38 points as the Lady Eagles concluded a three-game road trip with a 68-61 win over
King Charles I of England said, "Never make a defense or an apology until you are accused." That's an interesting comment from a king who was accused of being a "tyrant, traitor, and murderer," and who three times refused to plead at his trial.
DEAR DR. GOTT: My husband once had a huge boil on his elbow. His doctor prescribed antibiotics, which didn't work. He then sent him to a surgeon to have it lanced. The surgeon refused to lance it because he said that last time he lanced a boil, it went all over his office. He charged $60 for doing nothing. After this, we decided to try my family cure for boils: a package of dry yeast in a glass of tomato juice. After a few days of drinking this every day, the boil was gone, never to return. It can ...
Frank Brannen Richardson
BROOKLET - The Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets came up short in a season-opening 44-26 loss to Pierce County last Friday night.
ATLANTA - Kyle Kendrick allowed only three hits in seven scoreless innings, Carlos Ruiz homered and drove in two runs, and the Philadelphia Phillies shut out the struggling Atlanta Braves 4-0 on Tuesday night.
NEW YORK - U.S. captain Tom Watson went with experience and a gut feeling Tuesday night when he filled out his Ryder Cup team with Keegan Bradley, Hunter Mahan and Webb Simpson.
The Statesboro Lady Blue Devils knocked off Burke County and Southeast Bulloch on Tuesday in volleyball action.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Thirty teens "overwhelmed" their minders at a juvenile detention center by simultaneously breaking out of four dormitories and then crawling under a weak spot in a chain-link fence. By Tuesday evening, seven were still on the run.
The "Broadway in the Boro" event, which benefits two worthy causes, is set for Saturday evening at Statesboro High School.
A man accused of beating another to death last week now faces a murder charge.
In the time gap between the end of spring and the beginning of fall hunting seasons, there is a unique outdoor activity for lovers of archery. Let me offer up the idea of bow fishing. This is a sport that combines the skill of archery with the enjoyment of fishing.
NEW YORK - Wilting in high heat and humidity, Eugenie Bouchard became the latest top woman to lose at the U.S. Open, ending her streak of making the semifinals at each Grand Slam tournament this year.
ATLANTA - With their playoff hopes uncertain, Atlanta's struggling batters picked a bad time to get no-hit by Cole Hamels and three Philadelphia relievers.
After the last two weekends, all four Bulloch County teams have now played a game on the regular season schedule, including Bulloch Academy playing a pair.
NORTON, Mass. - Chris Kirk made three big putts and captured the biggest win of his career Monday in the Deutsche Bank Championship. Whether that was enough for U.S. captain Tom Watson to add him to the Ryder Cup team was the least of his concerns.
Tony Stewart has one final shot to make the Chase, and it's not a very good one: He must win Saturday night at Richmond, where he last visited Victory Lane in 2002.
TUSCALOOSA - The Alabama quarterback competition continues, even though the opener was all Blake Sims.