SAO PAULO - The biggest question for Thursday's opening match of the World Cup isn't whether host Brazil can beat Croatia but how the unfinished and troublesome Itaquerao stadium will hold up in its first ever encounter with a full-capacity crowd.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Florida-Georgia game won't be a pool party.
From staff reports
Summertime and the livin' is easy . . . unless you happen to live in a sweltering climate that induces you to snap at everyone and consider crawling into a freezer. The kids get cranky and look like lobsters from running around. Your patience can run mighty thin.
A new Rasmussen poll finds that just 25 percent of Americans believe the federal government should set school lunch nutrition standards; 51 percent think those decisions should be made locally, while 15 percent prefer to see state governments decide.
WASHINGTON - Anticipating a swift shake-up in their leadership, House Republicans jockeyed for position on Wednesday after Majority Leader Eric Cantor's stunning primary defeat to an underfunded and unknown political newcomer.
WASHINGTON - Congress is moving with what one senator called "lightning speed" to help thousands of military veterans enduring long wait times for VA medical care.
SAVANNAH - Celebrity cook Paula Deen, whose career was derailed after she admitted using racial slurs, is going digital.
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FLOWERY BRANCH - For Julio Jones, eight months away from football "feels like an eternity."
LOS ANGELES - Shelly Sterling's attorney will be in probate court Wednesday to seek an emergency order for a hearing so a judge can confirm her authority to sell the Los Angeles Clippers, according to an individual familiar with the matter.
The movement on Georgia Southern's football two-deep has continued into the offseason, as the loss of a running back has appeared to cause a chain reaction on offense.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. - The Minnesota Vikings have signed draft pick Jerick McKinnon to a contract.
Friends of Dr. Kathryn Simmons Lovett shared fond memories Tuesday of the woman who graciously sold her childhood home place in the name of progress.
Dr. Kevin Judy will leave his current post as the Bulloch County Schools' assistant superintendent of human resources for a new job as superintendent of the Emanuel County Schools beginning July 1.
The Statesboro Lions Club recently accepted a precious personal treasure and passed it along to a museum where it can be admired and appreciated by others.
CHICAGO - Justin Ruggiano hit an RBI single with two outs in the ninth inning Friday that sent the Chicago Cubs over the Atlanta Braves 5-4.
BROOKLET - No matter the strategy of any football team, it's pretty likely that the team's head coach will preach special teams as one of the most important factors for success.
SILVIS, Ill. - Jordan Spieth felt great Thursday on the first tee of the John Deere Classic. He heard not only his name, but, for the first time, the phrase "defending champion."
ATHENS, Ga. - Michael Phelps has never been the patient type.
LOUDON, N.H. - NASCAR President Mike Helton said Friday there is no animosity from the governing body toward the recently formed, nine-team Race Team Alliance that will collaborate on initiatives and issues facing auto racing.
SOUTHPORT, England - Mo Martin had a plan for Royal Birkdale, and it's working better than she imagined at the Ricoh Women's British Open.
RIO DE JANEIRO - The most entertaining World Cup in a generation comes down to a final match that pits the planet's best player against the tournament's best team.
Mr. and Mrs. Vance A. Haesemeyer of Hudson, Wis., announce the engagement of their daughter, Julia Nicole, to Samuel Bayne Hill, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Groover Hill.
Dr. and Mrs. Frank Saucier of Columbus, Ga., are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Michelle Carolyn Saucier, to Taylor Landry Lewis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Brian Hoenie of Statesboro, Ga.
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Hensley of Brooklet, Ga., announce the engagement of their daughter, Brooke Nicole Hensley of Brooklet, to Jesse Hunter Bates, son of Mr. Rusty Bates of Baxley, Ga., and Ms. Sheila Cason of Claxton, Ga.
CLEVELAND - LeBron James' latest decision is in: He's returning to Cleveland.
WASHINGTON - A key Republican said Friday that President Barack Obama's multibillion-dollar emergency request for the border is too big to get through the House, as a growing number of Democrats rejected policy changes Republicans are demanding as their price for approving any money.
Dr. Ruthie Crider, of Statesboro, was invited back to "Untold Stories of the E.R." and will appear in the season premiere titled "Turtle Trouble" at 9 p.m. Friday on the Discovery Fit & Health cable channel and at 9 p.m. Saturday, July 26, on TLC.