HIGH ISLAND, Texas - Some residents of Texas and Louisiana fired up generators to cut through the darkness after Hurricane Humberto sneaked up on the Gulf Coast, knocking out power to thousands and flooding streets before fizzling into a tropical depression.
Statesboro High opens its home football schedule tonight when the Blue Devils play Glynn Academy at Womack Field. The game begins at 7:30 p.m. and parking will be a little different for the thousands of fans expected to attend.
Coastal Carolina coach David Bennett may have found what he was looking for last week when his team rallied late to beat Winston Salem State.
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.
In the year ahead, your philosophical outlook and attitude is likely to be greatly strengthened through a number of personal experiences that may be different from previous observations. Your stature will be elevated by these encounters.
DEAR DR. GOTT: Just recently was the fourth anniversary of a life-altering occurrence in our family. A recent column of yours prompted me to write to you in the hope that someone else can be spared the pain we went through because it was missed early on.
DEAR ABBY: My 23-year-old daughter, "Kimberly," is driving me nuts. She's a college grad, a teacher and cheerleading coach, and she still lives at home. She says she can't afford to move out due to lack of money, yet she shops constantly - and I don't mean shopping at discount stores. Kimberly has to have the finest car, clothing, etc. Her credit cards are maxed out. She also has a black lab mix that is destroying my back yard. She spends no time with him.
WASHINGTON - Rejecting calls to leave Iraq, President Bush on Thursday approved gradual U.S. troop reductions from their highest level of the war and said more can return home as progress is made. At the same time he said Iraq needs ''an enduring relationship with America.''
MOUNT HOPE, W.Va. - In his darkest moments, Jack Whittaker has sometimes wondered if winning the nearly $315 million Powerball game was really worth it.
WASHINGTON - Papa salmon plus mama salmon equals ... baby trout?
PADANG, Indonesia - The ground shook so hard Yulinar had to grab a table to steady herself. Minutes later, she heard a warning crackling over the speakers of the neighborhood mosque - a tsunami could crash into her fishing village on Indonesia's Sumatra island at any minute.
NEW YORK - American consumers will be bearing the cost of safer toys, but not until after this year's Christmas season.
For the third straight week, the Bulloch Academy Gators will be physical underdogs.
ATLANTA - Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons wasted no time recovering from a rare two-error inning.
Editor's note: This is the second of three parts of the Associated Press' interview with Republican Senate candidates Jack Kingston and David Perdue. Part three will run in Tuesday's print edition of the Statesboro Herald.
School superintendents in Bulloch and Evans counties say they prefer to rely on law enforcement response instead of arming teachers or other school employees. But now that state law allows it, school officials in Effingham County might take a look.
The cost to attend college has risen sharply over the years. Not surprisingly, so has the number of college graduates with large amounts of debt.
BRASILIA, Brazil - This time for Argentina, it was less about Lionel Messi and more about the men behind him.
HARROGATE, England - Mark Cavendish went down in a late crash. Marcel Kittel's hands went up in victory. And British royals who turned out for the Tour de France debut in England witnessed new signs of a changing of the guard among two of the world's top sprinters.
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. - Billy Hurley III doesn't plan to lose much rest sitting on a third-round lead for the first time on the PGA Tour.
LONDON - Petra Kvitova overwhelmed Eugenie Bouchard 6-3, 6-0 in less than an hour Saturday to win Wimbledon for the second time in the most lop-sided final in more than two decades.
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A total of six people - including one found hiding in a suitcase inside a closet - were arrested Friday in two separate investigations into drug sale or possession, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.
With Friday night's Fourth of July celebrations fresh in the minds of local residents, it's hard to believe that in just 50 days the midair explosions of fireworks will be replaced with the pad-crunching hard hits of Statesboro High football.
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. - Billy Hurley III has been waiting for a breakthrough moment on the PGA Tour. On Independence Day, the former U.S. Navy officer might have set himself up for one this weekend in the Greenbrier Classic.
LONDON - Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic will meet for the Wimbledon title after the old guard held off the new in the semifinals Friday at the All England Club.
RIO DE JANEIRO - It just wouldn't be the World Cup without Germany in the semifinals.
LEEDS, England - So your national team is out of the World Cup in Brazil, Wimbledon doesn't seem the same without Serena Williams or Rafael Nadal and your baseball team is slumping.