DENVER - Jeff Francoeur sat on the couch in the Atlanta clubhouse munching on a plate of barbecued ribs.
WAYCROSS - Hundreds of southeast Georgia residents were unable to return to their homes Friday morning as wildfires that have already blackened more than 95 square miles threatened to spread in the area and jump a major highway.
During pregnancy there are many things an expectant mother can do to ensure the best possible health for herself and her unborn child. Some of the more obvious things include getting plenty of fluids, taking prenatal vitamins and consuming healthful foods. When concentrating on selecting a healthy diet for herself and her baby, a pregnant woman should also concern herself with food safety. Food borne illness, an infection or intoxication caused by consumption of contaminated foods, is of particular concern to pregnant women. Specifically, a food borne illness called listeriosis, caused by the bacterium, Listeria monocytogenes.
The sky was a blue glass bottle pouring out the white light of the sun. It puddled in the grass of what was once the Wesleyan Botanical Garden and what has been for probably 75 years Washington Park. It was a perfect spring Saturday in Macon, like so many perfect spring Saturdays I'd spent there, anesthetized by youth and privilege and oblivious to the gifts of freedom and promise.
Nancy Astor, the first woman to serve as a member of the House of Commons, said, "One reason I don't drink is that I want to know when I am having a good time."
PORTAL - Brandon Mock went the distance and struck out 14 Emanuel County Institute batters on 123 pitches as the Portal Panthers knocked off the Bulldogs on Senior Night in Portal Thursday in a game with playoff implications for both teams. The Panthers (12-12, 8-4 Region 3-A) took a half-game lead over ECI (11-11, 7-4) in the region standings. The No. 2 seed gains home-field advantage in the first round of the region playoffs.
WASHINGTON - Economic growth slowed to a near crawl of 1.3 percent in the first three months of 2007, the worst performance in four years. The main culprit: the housing slump.
ALBANY - Bulloch Academy senior James Conner won the Class AA state championship in the discus throw Friday at the GISA state track and field meet. The senior won with a throw of 124-11.
DEAR ABBY: I baby-sit during the day for a family with three children -- a 9-year-old girl who's in school the majority of the time, a 4-year-old boy who plays well on his own, and a 5-month-old baby girl who requires a lot of attention.
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.
Mr. and Mrs. William R. Smoak of Beaufort, S.C., announce the engagement of their daughter, Margaret Ruth Smoak of Statesboro, to John I. Hagan II, son of Mr. and Mrs. John I. Hagan.
To the citizens of Statesboro/Bulloch County:
In 1894, the Reverend B. J. Bridges began the first of two Negro religious papers, The Evangelist. He then either replaced this paper with (or added another), The Advocate, in 1895. In 1894, the Reverend Scarborough started another paper, in Zoar this time, named The Zoar Banner, which he then soon renamed The Zoar Blade. In 1896, Reverend Harmon Hodges, with the financial support of Colonel Robert Lee Moore, started a Populist Party newspaper named The Silver Dollar.
Gena Leigh Kennedy and Gabriel Clifford Manning were united in holy matrimony on Saturday, April 28, 2007, at Statesboro First United Methodist Church. The Rev. Steve Kegley performed the 6:30 p.m. double ring ceremony.
Annie Nell Bowen Brady
NEW YORK - An arbitrator Friday threw out Ray Rice's indefinite suspension by the NFL for punching his then-fiancee and now wife in a hotel elevator, freeing him to play again.
COLUMBIA, Mo. - After three quarters smothered by Arkansas, Missouri found a way out. It's been that way most of the year, simply finding ways to get the job done.
ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia won't be playing in the Southeastern Conference championship game.
ALPHARETTA, Ga. - Many Black Friday shoppers say they avoided spending money on Thanksgiving Day because, they say, the holiday should be a time for family.
NEW YORK - For some Americans on opposite sides of a national debate, Michael Brown has become a symbol, epitomizing their polarized views on who bears the blame for the toll of young black men killed by police officers. Brown was a gentle giant, in one version. A defiant troublemaker, in another.
AUSTIN, Texas - A gunman fired more than 100 rounds at downtown buildings in Austin and tried to set the Mexican Consulate ablaze early Friday before he died during a confrontation with police, authorities said.
While it is easy to look back on your life and see where you could have done things differently, I believe that everything happens for a reason. Your mistakes are there to teach you lessons, and your successes are there to remind you that your life hasn't been all that bad. With that said, everyone has regrets. Here are 10 simple things to try and avoid regretting later in life.
Love is all about feelings, right? We lead with our hearts and ignore our heads. Not exactly. It turns out there is a lot of physiology and psychology involved in falling in love and maintaining relationships. If you want to make yours last, you might want to read up on current scientific findings.
Who doesn't love coming up with baby names?
DES MOINES, Iowa - Christmas tree likely will cost a little more this year, and growers like John Tillman say it's about time.
Mrs. Sara Lanier Aspinwall
ATLANTA - After two men were shot and killed as they slept outside in Atlanta, police say they fear a gunman might be targeting homeless people.
Bulloch County Schools' speech-language pathologists hosted a "Success with Stuttering" workshop on a recent teacher workday, co-sponsored by the Georgia Learning Resource System and the Stuttering Foundation of America.