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.
MINNEAPOLIS - It's BYOB at the home of the Minnesota Twins for this week's All Star Game.
Athletes, motivational speakers, artists, and others in successful careers know the value of visualizing success. The Olympian's training is not only physical, but mental. In advance of the race, he visualizes lining up at the start; he hears the gun and sees himself running, then crossing the finish line first. By doing these mental exercises, he affirms his ability to win even before suiting up.
WASHINGTON - Military officers testified that there was no "stand-down order" that held back military assets that could have saved the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans killed at a diplomatic outpost and CIA annex in Benghazi, Libya. Their testimony undercut the contention of Republican lawmakers.
FLOWERY BRANCH - The mandate came from the top of the Atlanta Falcons' chain of command when the offseason began.
In 2006, Angie Hitchens and Brandon Blair founded 180 fitness. Angie had managed Gold's Gym for 10 years prior to its closing and Brandon was an employee of Gold's. Together they have a commitment at 180 to bring our community together through fitness and wellness.
Kentucky State University's president has decided to take a $90,000 pay cut from $350,000 so that two dozen workers at the university can see their hourly wage rise to $10.25, Slate reported.
MADRID - The World Health Organization declared it's ethical to use untested drugs and vaccines in the ongoing Ebola outbreak in West Africa although the tiny supply of one experimental treatment has been depleted and it could be many months until more is available.
FERGUSON, Mo. - Police in riot gear fired tear gas into a crowd of protesters in a St. Louis suburb where an unarmed black teenager had been fatally shot by police over the weekend, as tension rose even amid calls for collective calm.
CAIRO - A temporary Israel-Hamas truce was holding for a second day Tuesday as marathon, indirect negotiations on a lasting cease-fire and a long-term solution for the battered Gaza Strip were set to resume in Cairo.
Federal figures show Georgia's Medicaid and PeachCare enrollment jumped 16 percent since October - the highest percentage increase among states that have rejected the expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.
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ATLANTA - Kevin Correia won in his debut with the Dodgers, outpitching All-Star Julio Teheran and leading Los Angeles over the slumping Atlanta Braves 6-2 on Monday night.
BROOKLET - Southeast Bulloch had its season opener crashed by an old rival as Screven County ran away with a 7-5 victory on Monday afternoon.
The consensus seemed almost unanimous last month at the Sun Belt Football Media Day in New Orleans - whoever has a quarterback and plays defense will win the Sun Belt.
GREENSBORO, N.C. - The Atlantic Coast Conference owns a few prized possessions that once were property of the Southeastern Conference.