COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) - A suicide bomber killed 14 people at an opening ceremony for a marathon Sunday, including a government minister who was nearing the starting line with a flag and a former Olympian. More than 90 others were wounded in the attack.
WASHINGTON - Veterans Affairs employees last year racked up hundreds of thousands of dollars in government credit-card bills at casino and luxury hotels, movie theaters and high-end retailers such as Sharper Image and Franklin Covey - and government auditors are investigating, citing past spending abuses.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A crewman who died at the site of a sinking fishing boat in the Bering Sea fell from a rescue basket being pulled into a helicopter, a rescuer has testified.
KIEV, Ukraine - On a typical day she may chair a cabinet meeting, visit coal miners or fly to Brussels for a summit. But before she steps out of her home, she sculpts her rich blond hair into a peasant-style braid. Only then does she become the prime minister every Ukrainian can instantly identify.
Ten Georgia Southern University alumni were honored for their career achievements and support of the University at the annual Alumni Awards Banquet Saturday, April 5 in the Nessmith-Lane Center for Continuing Education Ballroom.
(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.)
ELON, N.C. - Georgia Southern could not hold onto early leads in both games Sunday at Elon, losing 11-10 and 12-8 in Southern Conference play. The Eagles (16-14 overall, 4-5 SoCon) lost for the sixth time in the last seven games, including five straight in league play.
Special Michelle Cawthorn received the Wells/Warren Professor of the Year Award at the Georgia Southern University Honors Day Convocation last week. Cawthorn is an assistant professor in the Department of Biology.
The fifth annual Derrick Plankenhorn Invitational track meet was rained out Saturday and is rescheduled for Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Southeast Bulloch High School.
Making its mainland U.S. debut, the musical "On Dragonfly Wings" opens Thursday in Georgia Southern University's new Black Box Theatre located in the Center for Art and Theatre. The show, presented by Georgia Southern University Theatre and Performance, runs April 10 -13 and 15 -19 with evening shows starting at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday's matinee at 2 p.m.
Mr. and Mrs. John C. Cook of Pembroke announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda M. Foster of Statesboro, to Robert L. Scott Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Scott Sr. of Brooklet.
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Lord of Dublin, Ga., announce the engagement of their daughter, Nikki Lord of Dublin, to Keith Messer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Messer.
Lt. Col. (Ret.) and Mrs. Christopher Curry of Jesup, Ga., announce the engagement of their daughter, Christy Janette Curry of Statesboro, to John Weston Rikard, son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Rikard of Marietta, Ga.
Strong, healthy and resilient families spend lots of time together. Each family needs quantity as well as quality time. Active lifestyles of today take away valuable time and create family stress. According to Dolores Curran, family columnist, you can tell if your family stress level is high if your family feels:
For Dr. Al Mooney, Director of Addiction Medicine and Recovery at Willingway, one of the key factors that distinguishes this week's Addiction Update Conference is its "focus on the solutions rather than the problems."
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