WAYCROSS, Ga. - As a spreading wildfire in the Okefenokee Swamp neared her mobile home, Lynn Adams and her two grandchildren were roused at 1 a.m. Wednesday and told by sheriff's deputies to evacuate.
ASSOCIATED PRESS MIAMI - Miguel Olivo scored on a passed ball to cap a four-run rally in the ninth inning against Tim Hudson and Bob Wickman, and the Florida Marlins beat the Atlanta Braves 4-3 Wednesday night. Hudson had a career-high 12 strikeouts and took a six-hit shutout into the ninth, but Miguel Cabrera, Cody Ross and Aaron Boone singled to load the bases starting the inning. Wickman (1-1) came on, and Olivo ...
BROOKLET - The Southeast Bulloch Lady Yellow Jackets are in the state playoffs for the first time since 2005, and to add to the excitement, five SEB soccer players - including two brothers and two sisters - were named to the Class AA/A All-Area 3 team.
Jenkins County infielder Caleb Chance is playing his first year of varsity baseball this season, and the Eagles couldn't be happier. Ever since Chance's first varsity hit - a double that drove in three and put his team ahead for the win over East Laurens - JCHS has known that they have something special on their hands. The 5-foot-7 junior gets on base a lot has become a trendsetter.
Josh Lairsey allowed just one earned run in eight innings of work pitching Georgia Southern past Georgia State 9-4, Tuesday night at J.I. Clements Stadium. The Eagles, who won their third straight, improved to 23-22 overall as they begin an eight-game homestand.
MANOR, Ga. - Alan and Laura Davis finally took down the sprinkler that sprayed water across their roof for days while a wildfire raged through pine forest less than a mile from their home.
DEAR DR. GOTT: I have three questions for you. I am a 65-year-old lady in fairly good health. I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia about five years ago, which I am learning to live with.
Aldous Huxley said, "There's only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self."
WASHINGTON - Sales of existing homes plunged in March by the largest amount in nearly two decades, reflecting bad weather and increasing problems in the subprime mortgage market, a real estate trade group reported Tuesday.
The Statesboro girls track and field team placed fourth at the Region 3-AAAA meet Monday at Georgia Southern. Lywanna Melvin qualified for the state meet in the discus throw. Here are the finals results:
Things will be picking up for you in areas that have been problematic, concerning your chosen field of endeavor. Seeds that you've taken great pains to sow will be harvested during the coming months.
WASHINGTON - An Army Ranger who was with Pat Tillman when the former football star died by friendly fire said Tuesday he was told by a higher-up to conceal that information from Tillman's brother.
WASHINGTON - A new report by a public safety group throws into question the ability of police and firefighters to locate people through their cell phones when they dial 911 in an emergency.
MIAMI - Four Atlanta relievers combined to pitch six shutout innings, and the Braves scored all of their runs with two out to beat the Florida Marlins 11-6 Tuesday.
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LEXINGTON, Ky. - Seventh-ranked Kentucky put six players in double figures in the scoring column, led by Bernisha Pinkett's 19 points, and used its full-court pressing defense to force 35 Georgia Southern turnovers as the Wildcats downed the Eagles 103-38 in their home opener Wednesday afternoon in Memorial Coliseum.
ATLANTA - Mayor Kasim Reed met Wednesday with Atlanta Braves executives to discuss next steps following the team's decision to leave downtown and build a new $672 million stadium in nearby Cobb County, according to Gov. Nathan Deal.
The Colts and Titans would very much like to forget last weekend's debacles. They'll get a chance right away.
Statesboro's Sherrodric Rawls is well aware of the fact that he and the rest of his senior teammates only get one more crack at the playoffs and he intends to make the most of it. The Blue Devils came within seconds of the state championship game in Rawls' freshman season, but haven't advanced farther than the first round since.
CLEMSON, S.C. - No. 8 Clemson has another chance in the national spotlight - and doesn't want to blow it like last time.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Steven Jackson was looking forward to showing what he could do on a winning team, to really making his mark on the national stage.
PITTSBURGH - Mike Tomlin isn't much on public gratitude. Still, the perpetually focused Pittsburgh Steelers coach went out of his way to thank the fans who showed up at Heinz Field to watch his team drum the Buffalo Bills 23-10 on Sunday for its third win of the season. "It's not something we take for granted," Tomlin said. <p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt: ...
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ATLANTA - Atlanta's mayor said Tuesday that the city will demolish Turner Field after the Braves leave for a new stadium in the suburbs in 2017. Mayor Kasim Reed said at a news conference that the stadium will not be left vacant after the team starts playing at a new field in Cobb County in three years. "We're going to have a master developer that is going to demolish the Ted and ...
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It's a postseason party and plenty of area teams are invited. Beginning this Friday, 192 teams throughout Georgia will begin a five-week sprint to claim one of seven GHSA state championships up for grabs. With six teams from Bulloch and its surrounding counties in the hunt, there should be plenty of thrilling football still on the schedule. Leading the charge into the postseason is grizzled playoff veteran Statesboro. The Blue Devils ...
Alexis Sams was thrown to the wolves as a freshman during the 2012-13 season for the Georgia Southern women's basketball program. Though the Eagles lost their season opener on the road at Auburn on Saturday, 69-59, it was apparent how far the sophomore point guard has come. "She has been tremendous in the preseason for us and she was really, really solid against Auburn," second-year GSU coach Chris Vozab said. "She did ...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Determined to learn exactly what caused his mystery illness in 2011, Trevor Bayne made repeated visits to the Mayo Clinic over the last two years, asking questions about his health and medical history. The youngest winner in Daytona 500 history wasn't sick and he wasn't suffering from any of the symptoms - nausea, fatigue, double vision and numbness in his arm - that had sidelined Bayne for five races in ...
ST. SIMONS ISLAND - Drew Weaver remembers the day he realized this year would test him like no other. It was April 1 - no joke. Turn the calendar back one year. Weaver, the former British Amateur champion and Walker Cup player, got engaged to longtime girlfriend Elizabeth Bills last November. They set out to plan their wedding, figuring the best time would be that window between Q-school finals and the start ...
"A friend is someone who will bail you out of jail - A best friend is one who sits beside you in the cell and says, "Man that was fun."