SYLVESTER, Ga. - Government and company scientists went through one of the nation's largest peanut butter plants Friday, trying to figure out how salmonella got into batches of the spread.
BAGHDAD, Iraq - The Iraqi commander of the Baghdad security crackdown announced Tuesday that Iraq will close its borders with Syria and Iran for 72 hours as part of the drive to end the violence that has threatened to divide the capital along sectarian lines.
Three Lady Gamecocks scored in double figures to lead Screven County to a 61-21 win over Jefferson County Wednesday in the region 3-AA tournament at Josey. The win secured a trip to the state playoffs for Screven, which improved to 22-4. Kadedra Evans scored 12 points while Ashley Loundy and Kiki Warren added 10 apiece for the Lady Gamecocks, who continue tournament play at Josey Friday with a 4 p.m. game against Swainsboro.
DEAR ABBY: My sister and I live with our aunt because our mother is in jail and our father is nowhere to be seen. She was the only one willing to take us in. However, she uses drugs and has many criminal types in and out of the apartment.
SAVANNAH - The No. 3 seed Portal Panthers dismantled the No. 7 seed Claxton Tigers Wednesday night, 73-35, in the first round of the region 3-A basketball playoffs.
ATLANTA - Government scientists struggled Thursday to pinpoint the source of the first U.S. salmonella outbreak linked to peanut butter, the kid favorite packed into millions of lunchboxes every day.
WASHINGTON - Breaking ranks, a small band of House Republicans declared their opposition to a troop buildup in Iraq on Wednesday, and President Bush appeared resigned to passage of a nonbinding measure disapproving of his decision.
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. - Roland Henkel quit smoking in September and has been doing the math ever since: A week added to his life. More than 2,100 Marlboro Lights he hasn't smoked. And more than $400 he didn't spend on cigarettes.
The NBA banished Tim Hardaway from All-Star weekend in Las Vegas because of his anti-gay remarks.
BROOKLET - Morgan Jones got her first hat trick of the year and sister Kacey earned the shutout as the Southeast Bulloch Lady Yellow Jackets (1-0-1) knocked off the Screven County Lady Gamecocks 5-0 on a cold Tuesday night at SEB's Fred Shaver Field.
ATLANTA - West Virginia and Kentucky - states known for high levels of obesity, diabetes and smoking - have the highest proportion of people with heart disease in the nation, U.S. health officials said Thursday.
Any important alterations you orchestrate yourself should turn out as well as you anticipate, provided they were well thought out and researched for the good they might provide.
BOONE, N.C. – Tiffany Brown and Ashley Melson combined for 38 points as the Lady Eagles concluded a three-game road trip with a 68-61 win over
King Charles I of England said, "Never make a defense or an apology until you are accused." That's an interesting comment from a king who was accused of being a "tyrant, traitor, and murderer," and who three times refused to plead at his trial.
DEAR DR. GOTT: My husband once had a huge boil on his elbow. His doctor prescribed antibiotics, which didn't work. He then sent him to a surgeon to have it lanced. The surgeon refused to lance it because he said that last time he lanced a boil, it went all over his office. He charged $60 for doing nothing. After this, we decided to try my family cure for boils: a package of dry yeast in a glass of tomato juice. After a few days of drinking this every day, the boil was gone, never to return. It can ...
FALL RIVER, Mass. - A judge rejected a request Friday by prosecutors in ex-New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez's murder case for his jailhouse phone recordings, then ordered them to turn over to the defense copies of calls they acknowledged already having.
SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Georgia Southern surrendered a 13-point second half advantage on Thursday night to drop a 74-61 decision to the Wofford Terriers in the final regular season league meeting between the programs. The Eagles were outscored 33-9 over the final 12:14 as the Terriers converted a 11-point deficit into a 13-point victory.
PEBBLE BEACH - Andrew Loupe knows how one week can change everything. He can only hope his 8-under 63 in the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am is the start of another one.
In its final season as a member of the Southern Conference, Georgia Southern is the unanimous pick by the league's coaches to win the softball championship.
ATLANTA - A little more than a week after snow trapped commuters in cars and children on school buses in metro Atlanta, state officials say they overreacted to information from federal forecasters and posted incorrect information on giant message boards over freeways, warning drivers of a new storm watch.
DUBLIN, Ga. - The first word about fog or smoke on Interstate 16 came at 7:46 a.m. on Feb. 6, 2013, from a caller wanting emergency officials to know about a section of road where it was difficult to see.
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A little more than four months before the U.S. World Cup opener, Clint Dempsey is trying to regain his form.
SOCHI, Russia - They're designed to celebrate a millennium of Russian might and this country's modern rebound, and kick off two weeks of extraordinary human endeavors and planetary sportsmanship. But the ceremony opening the Sochi Olympics on Friday, more than anything, will be about one man: Vladimir Putin.
By MIKE ANTHONY