ATLANTA - A pair of Bible classes are set to appear in Georgia's public school classrooms next year, with supporters calling them a chance to teach students an important historical text and critics fearing they could be used as a jumping-off point for pushing religious beliefs.
MACON - The Bulloch Academy varsity boys finished third and the girls took fourth in their season-opening track meets against stiff Class AAA competition in a multi-team meet at First Presbyterian Day School.
If you gave someone one dollar and he handed you three dollars in return, you would be happy to keep playing for as long as he was willing (assuming, of course, that he was not giving you three-dollar bills). But sometimes bridge players who are due to receive three tricks from a suit end up with only one - as the declarer did in this deal.
WASHINGTON - In a direct challenge to President Bush, House Democrats unveiled legislation Thursday requiring the withdrawal of U.S. combat troops from Iraq by the fall of next year. The White House said Bush would veto it.
NEW YORK - Screams poured from the burning building along with smoke and flames: ''Help me! Help me! Please! Please!'' Bystanders looked up to see a woman toss her children out the window one at a time to those below.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands - Moving more quickly than expected, the 11-nation body overseeing a long-secret archive of Nazi war records set procedures in motion Thursday to open millions of files on concentration camps and their victims before the end of the year.
CHICAGO - Can you put a price on a good night's rest?
You should be able to look for some favorable changes to take place in areas relating to your work or career. Although some may involve far more input on your part, they also carry with them far larger rewards.
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.
DeAngelo Tyson, a 6-foot-2, 295 pound defensive tackle at Statesboro has verbally committed to play football for the University of Georgia in 2008. Tyson, a junior, visited the campus this past weekend and was impressed with what he saw.
DEAR DR. GOTT: I am 62 years old. I need your opinion and advice on my two medical conditions.
DEAR ABBY: I am in a very awkward situation. I was married last week and am very happy with my new husband, "Ralph." However, when people ask, "Where did you two meet?" that's when the glamour shatters.
MADISON, Wis. - With the thermometer hovering at 22, and the wind ripping off a frozen Lake Mendota, Rink DaVee and his brother Jim decided to take a stroll.
VINELAND, Colo. - Farmer Phil Prutch isn't sure about putting Colorado convicts to work in his fields this summer. But then again, he says, he doesn't have much of a choice.
Georgia Southern held Kennesaw State to just four hits - all in the third inning - but the Owls scored seven runs that frame and held on for a 7-4 win Sunday afternoon at the Eagle Invitational, held at J.I. Clements Stadium. The Eagles (11-7) doubled up KSU on hits but stranded 12 runners.
Mrs. Margaret Geraldine "Nana" Owens Harvey
BROOKLET - Coming off a tough three-point loss to Bryan County last week, the Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets will look to notch their first win of the season tonight as they face the undefeated Dodge County Indians at Fred Shaver Field.
The last time Statesboro carried an 0-2 record into its third game of the season, the members of the 2014 Blue Devils were in diapers - if they had even been born yet. A team with a history of excellence such as Statesboro means that rough starts like the last 0-2 beginning in 1998 won't come around very often.
The third time will be the charm for the Bulloch Academy defense against highly-touted tailbacks.
SAVANNAH - The Screven County Gamecocks continued in dominating fashion on Thursday, hammering Windsor Forest 36-8 at Memorial Stadium.
The Royal and Ancient Golf Club at St. Andrews is no longer just for men.
ALBANY - Shirley Mae Almer died a few days before Christmas in 2008 at a Minnesota hospital where the 72-year-old woman was already weak with illness when she was fed peanut butter contaminated with salmonella.
NEW YORK - Home Depot said that 56 million debit and credit cards are estimated to have been breached in a data theft between April and September at its stores in the U.S. and Canada. That makes it the second-largest breach for a retailer on record.
Rural health care - and what to do about it - has emerged as a political issue during this election year.
Pittman Park United Methodist Church women's ministry invites area ladies to join them for tea on Saturday at 1 p.m.
The first Dr. Hudson J. Powell Sr. Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament is fast approaching.
A man who has been missing since Wednesday from a personal care home "walked away voluntarily," and Bulloch County sheriff's investigators say they are seeking to find him for "his own safety."
Mr. Jesse L. Bath
ATLANTA - Christian Bethancourt had a three-run single to help the Atlanta Braves beat the Washington Nationals 3-1 on Wednesday night and preserve their fading playoff hopes.
ATLANTA - The short week came at a good time for the Atlanta Falcons.