NEW YORK - After jamming malls on Friday for discounted flat-screen TVs and toys, shoppers clicked onto their computers at work Monday as retailers ushered in the start of the online shopping season with bargains and marketing hype.
BAGHDAD, Iraq - President Bush and Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki will discuss a speedier hand-over of security control to Iraqi forces as a prelude to the start of a U.S. withdrawal when they meet in Jordan this week, top Iraqi government officials said Monday.
STATESBORO - Environmentalists have sued to halt logging of cypress and other trees growing in a privately owned lake, arguing the Army Corps of Engineers wrongly determined no permit was required.
Georgia Southern's football season of discontent ended Saturday the same way it began on Sept. 9 – with a loss to an opponent that would not have competed with previous Eagle teams. But except for the uniforms, the 2006 version of Georgia Southern football was not remotely similar to past teams. And nowhere was that more evident than in the ultimate judge of every GSU season: wins and losses. The 3-8 record was the ...
The Bulloch Academy boys basketball team finished off a sweep of Briarwood Thursday night with a 44-37 win over the Buccaneers.
Portal Middle splits with Collins The Portal Middle boys basketball team defeated Collins Middle 48-8 on Wednesday night to start the season 1-0. Jamie Hagins scored 14 points and Tony Mikell scored 10 for the Panthers who played great team defense. Corey Walker turned in an stellar performance as well. In girls action, Collins topped Portal 27-23. Nikki Sims and Jalvin Jones had eight points each while Boshna Williams added seven. ...
Justin Houston led the Blue Devils with 17 points a several crucial free throws in the final minute as Statesboro’s boys basketball team held off a second-half Jenkins (Savannah) rally to win on the road, 54-46. The Blue Devils led 30-15 at halftime before Jenkins began hitting shots and snagging offensive rebounds. SHS held a 36-29 lead after three quarters, but Jenkins continued to fight. Statesboro’s lead was cut to three with just 53 seconds ...
Once you break free of all ambiguity in your assessments, considerable progress can be made in achieving your ambitions in the year ahead. The sooner you confront whatever is bothering you, the sooner you'll succeed.
Man angry about penis enlargement mails doctor a bomb PHILADELPHIA - A man who mailed a bomb to a doctor because he was angry about how his penis enlargement surgery turned out was sentenced to four years and 10 months in prison. Blake Steidler, 25, of Reamstown, put the bomb in the mail on Feb. 11, 2005, in North Bloomfield, Ohio, addressed to the doctor in Chicago. After returning home, Steidler called ...
Charlton County 43, Screven County 6 FOLKSTON - Dwhite Dasher ran for a 34-yard touchdown and threw for five more, as the No. 1 ranked Indians of Charlton County took it to the Gamecocks of Screven County Friday night, 43-6. Charlton County (11-0) opened the second half with an onside kick and went on to score 20 third quarter points to pad their lead at 36-0. The Gamecocks lone score came in ...
GARDEN GROVE, Calif. - Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael A. Monsoor had just an instant to react when a hand grenade was tossed into his rooftop hideout in Iraq.
BAGHDAD, Iraq - America's hand-wringing over whether the violence in Iraq amounts to a civil war, while on the surface a semantic distinction, mirrors deeper divisions over how far the U.S. should go to try to salvage a desperate situation.
LONDON - The wife of an ex-KGB agent fatally poisoned in Britain and the Italian security expert he met the day he fell ill both showed traces of the same radioactive substance found in the dead man's body, friends and officials said Friday.
WASHINGTON - The Bush administration is hammering out its largest-ever appeal for more Iraq war funds - a record $100 billion, at least, and that figure reflects cuts from wish lists originally circulating around the Pentagon.
AMSTERDAM, Netherlands - City officials say they will turn off the red lights and shutter a third of the prostitution ''windows'' in Amsterdam's famed Red Light District, where scantily-clad ladies of the night have beckoned customers for hundreds of years.
ATLANTA - Some residents of the area around Turner Field said they were shocked and surprised to hear of the Atlanta Braves' announcement that they plan to build a new stadium in suburban Cobb County. Tracey Long, 41, has lived several blocks from the current home stadium, Turner Field, for about 10 years and said she's very involved with her neighborhood. While out walking her dog Monday morning, she said she and other ...
Matt Kenseth did his best to put on a brave face following his worst performance of the season, which just happened to come at the worst possible time in his championship battle with Jimmie Johnson.
ATLANTA - Coach Paul Johnson hopes Georgia Tech is on the verge of something special. Against No. 8 Clemson, the Yellow Jackets will have their biggest test yet in 2013. The Tigers (8-1, 6-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) have won two in a row since suffering an embarrassing home loss to Florida State three weeks ago, but the Tigers are a tough draw for Georgia Tech (6-3, 5-2 ACC). Clemson's offense ranks ...
An outpouring of community care and support was shown to a wounded warrior and his family Sunday evening at the Olive Garden restaurant in Statesboro.
In three years, 18 authors with local ties have been honored for their success by Statesboro: The Write Place.
CLAXTON - Job Training Unlimited Inc., a Claxton-based company that provides job readiness services funded under the federal Workforce Investment Act in 17 Georgia counties, moved its offices this summer into a county-owned building previously used by Ogeechee Technical College.
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Note: The following is the 11th in a series of columns that will describe towns and communities, past and present, that were settled after Bulloch County was first settled. Some have since been cut into other counties.
A radio talk show recently called to ask how parents should explain school shootings to their kids.
A man was killed and a second was wounded after shots were fired early Sunday morning at Primetime Lounge, police said.
An emotional Jerick McKinnon came back in the game to take a knee on the final play, signifying the end of an era at Georgia Southern. The Eagles beat Western Carolina on Saturday, 35-19, in the final Southern Conference game in Paulson Stadium. McKinnon scored a pair of touchdowns, threw for another and rushed for 64 yards, sharing snaps with freshman quarterback Kevin Ellison in the second half. It is only ...
I recently bought a book titled, "Flatwoods and Lighterknots" by James Elders, which he calls a "cultural visit to the coastal plains of Georgia."
She sat in the sunshine filtering through the windows at a local assisted living home, dressed in her best and obviously pleased to have visitors.