Southeast Bulloch and Screven County were both sent to the losers bracket Thursday in the opening round of the GHSA Class AA Elite Eight.
ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue has ordered north Georgia businesses and utilities to cut their water usage by 10 percent to conserve the state's dwindling water supply during one of the worst droughts in state history.
ATLANTA - Children as young as 2 can be given a nasal spray flu vaccine, a federal advisory panel said Wednesday.
DEAR DR. GOTT: I read your column every day and I want to thank you for the good advice you give to us all.
George Eliot wrote, "All meanings, we know, depend on the key of interpretation."
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Discovery's astronauts used lasers and digital cameras Wednesday to examine the shuttle's wings for any signs of launch damage as they gained on the international space station with every circling of Earth.
WASHINGTON - President Bush continued to step up federal engagement in the California wildfire emergency Wednesday, signing a major disaster declaration that funnels money to people whose property losses aren't covered by insurance.
(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.)
MOSCOW - A Russian man who said he wanted to record a killing for each of the 64 squares on a chessboard was found guilty Wednesday of murdering 48 people in Moscow.
MANSFIELD, Ohio - Karen and Mark Cline were teenagers when they got married and didn't have $150 to pay a photographer for their wedding photos.
SAN DIEGO - The devastating wildfires in Southern California have caused at least $1 billion in damage in San Diego County alone, officials said Wednesday, as easing wind gave firefighters hope that they could begin to gain ground against the flames.
DEAR ABBY: Our 23-year-old son, "Jason," told me yesterday about a letter he had received from his grandmother. In it she complained that she's embarrassed by his having fathered a child out of wedlock and said the situation is "very difficult" for her. She is deeply religious, but known for her affinity for gossip.
In the year ahead, you are likely to fare better in enterprises or activities where you can function independently from others. You won't be particularly happy if you enter an alliance where your liberty is curtailed.
OLYMPIA, Wash. - It's a look that lead-foot drivers know all too well: the crisp black bow tie and blue ''Smokey Bear'' hat of a Washington State Patrol trooper.
DEAR ABBY: I know I should be telling the world how lucky I am and I should be happy, but I'm miserable. I am a 30-something mother of two, recently divorced.
LAS VEGAS - College football fans and ESPN executives aren't the only ones applauding the new championship playoffs.
Mississippi-based regional bank Renasant Corp. announced that it will acquire Georgia-based Heritage Financial Group, the parent of HeritageBank of the South for $258 million in stock. The acquisition will include the two Statesboro branches of Heritage, one on South Main and the second on Northside Drive East.
Mental health experts in Georgia say federal spending cuts will weaken a program that trains ordinary people to provide "first aid" for a person experiencing a mental health crisis.
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When Kristen Welch, blogger at We Are That Family, posted in October an essay called "Dear World: Let's Stop Giving Our Crap to the Poor" an avalanche of commentary followed. Ms. Welch's asserts that those blessed to live in rich countries should give their very best to support those less fortunate. Instead, we often use charity as an excuse to clean out all the broken, stained and unusable items in our house. While many applauded her honesty, others questioned who decides what's crap versus treasure. Should we really fill up landfills instead of donating items to charity ...
BOSTON - People who lost loved ones or were injured in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings are clamoring for justice as jury selection gets underway in one of the nation's most closely watched federal death penalty cases in two decades.
Stuart Scott was in his element, working a "Monday Night Football" game, when he was forced to leave for an appendix operation.
It's a fact that surfaces in drug prevention programs, pop culture references and academic studies - one that makes church-going parents breathe sighs of relief and youth group leaders pat themselves on the back.
However imperceptibly, rites of passage change us, preparing us for new opportunities in life. Here are just a few rites of passage, both painful and joyous, that are requisite in parenthood. Which of these events have you gone through, and which do you have to look forward to?
ATLANTA - The image of Karl Wallenda crossing the Tallulah Gorge is still vivid for those who witnessed it on July 18, 1970.
Mr. and Mrs. Abb Dan Johnson Jr. of Twin City are proud to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Ansley Leigh Johnson, to Carson Hugh Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Edwin Smith Jr. of Vidalia.
EDDYVILLE, Ky. - Sailor Gutzler, the 7-year-old girl who survived a plane crash, walked a mile through the cold, dark woods to safety and then helped authorities locate the wreckage and remains of her family, may not be done helping investigators.
A reader writes that her friends "recently spent around $300 on their daughter's birthday party - her first. They bought lots of stuff to entertain their young guests and extended family. The child, a baby, obviously had no clue what was going on. I should mention that the parents are struggling to make ends meet." She asks for my take on this.