NEW YORK - Nature's fury made life miserable Wednesday from one end of the nation to the other, with people forced out of their homes by wildfires near both coasts and the Canadian border and by major flooding in the Midwest.
Nelson and Diane Lightsey of Statesboro announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Shera Elizabeth Lightsey of Statesboro, to Michael Christopher Harper of Statesboro, son of Mike Harper of Buford, Ga., and Lee Schoch of Summerville, S.C.
Mr. and Mrs. Buck Sheffield of Statesboro announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Jessica D'Laine Sheffield, to David Allen Boss, son of Mr. and Mrs. Marcus Boss of Swainsboro.
The Marquise du Defend, Marie De Vichy-Chaconne, in a 1763 letter to her husband, wrote, "It is only the first step that is difficult."
SHANGHAI, China - China vowed Wednesday to crack down on contaminated and sometimes deadly food and drugs after a string of sensational revelations about the safety of Chinese products.
Blowing up the Sears Tower, beheading the Canadian prime minister, unleashing a flood on lower Manhattan - homegrown radicals have dreamed up lots of horrific plots that have gone nowhere.
Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, the Hungarian-born biochemist who isolated vitamin C, wrote, "Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen, and thinking what nobody has thought."
TIFTON - The casting call for a horror movie about a monster hog drew crowds from across Georgia and beyond.
HOUSTON - Two national hurricane experts say they expect an especially active storm season in the Atlantic this year, with one predicting 17 tropical storms and hurricanes.
Horseback riders will hit the trail Saturday as the Third Annual Saddle Up St. Jude Bulloch County benefit trail ride takes place. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the ride starts from Clark Farm at 10 a.m.
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MIAMI - The first named storm of the year formed Wednesday off the southeastern U.S. coast, more than three weeks before the official start of the Atlantic hurricane season, forecasters said.
"He who has ears to hear, let him hear." - Jesus, Matthew 11:15
Mr. and Mrs. Mickey Nesmith of Statesboro, Ga., are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Cindell Samantha Nesmith of Statesboro, to Matthew Walker Mathis, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Mathis of Statesboro.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand - Two miles under the sea where satellites and planes are looking for debris from the missing Malaysian jet, the ocean floor is cold, dark, covered in a squishy muck of dead plankton and - in a potential break for the search - mostly flat. The troubling exception is a steep, rocky drop ending in a deep trench.
CHULA VISTA, Calif. - The Chula Vista school district not only measures the academic progress of Marina Beltran's second-grader, it also measures her son's body fat.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - First yet again this season, the Florida Gators want more. Much more.
MARTINSVILLE, Va. - Jimmie Johnson doesn't dwell on the negatives when he thinks about himself or his Hendrick Motorsports team when it comes to Martinsville Speedway, and that's more than understandable. He has won eight times at the track in 24 career starts.
ATLANTA - For the Atlanta Braves, spring training turned into a matter of survival.
DAVIDSON, N.C. - Josh Wirsu tossed a season-high seven innings and struck out a team-best 13 batters as the Georgia Southern Eagles evened the three-game series with a 7-5 win over the Davidson Wildcats at Wilson Field on Saturday.
God must be a track and field fan.
When first-year Georgia Southern offensive coordinator Doug Ruse talks about his football philosophy, it's easy to imagine the words coming from the lips of Jeff Monken, Paul Johnson, even Erk Russell.
Bulloch County Schools students in third through eighth grade will take the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests beginning Monday and ending April 9.
Human resources pros at major Bulloch County employers, including Georgia Southern University as well as industries such as Viracon, report difficulty finding qualified people for mechanical and technical jobs and certain other specialized work.
The video, recorded on an iPhone, lasts less than eight minutes. The message is simple: We're brothers despite our differences.
DETROIT - General Motors announced two more recalls late Friday, bringing to 4.8 million the number of cars, trucks and SUVs the automaker has called back for repairs in the past month.
LOS ANGELES - A magnitude-5.1 earthquake centered near Los Angeles caused no major damage but jittered nerves throughout the region as dozens of aftershocks struck into the night.