NEWTON, Ga. - Nine people were killed and a hospital was evacuated after it was damaged when powerful storms packing tornadoes hit south Georgia.
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The month of March may roar in like a lion or quietly whisper like a lamb. Whatever the weather, let the breezes stir your imagination and beckon you outside for fun with your family. Fly a kite, look for leprechauns and four-leaf-clovers, or soak up the sun – take in every beautiful day of March with those you love.
Gray-brown like south Georgia dirt, the hickory nut rolls around in the palm of my hand. It is cracked, but still whole. The little point at the end, what the botanists call a stigma, is worn down to a smooth nub.
Richard Glisson of Statesboro and Mary Ann McCall of Sylvania announce the engagement of their daughter, Robin Elizabeth Glisson of Sylvania, to Harold David Anderson, son of Harold Ronald Anderson of Waycross and Carolyn McNear of Guyton.
Charles Ray Thornton and Mrs. Sam Reeves of Washington announce the engagement of their daughter, Daisy Ellen Thornton of Statesboro, to James Benji Lewis of Statesboro, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jan Price of Statesboro.
ATLANTA - A small college in Ohio was thrown into mourning Friday after a bus carrying the baseball team tumbled over the side of a highway overpass and slammed onto the pavement 30 feet below, killing four students, the driver and his wife.
NASSAU, Bahamas - Her coffin covered in a pink rhinestone-studded blanket, Anna Nicole Smith was buried Friday as she lived: extravagantly dressed in a designer gown and surrounded by a small cadre of competing admirers.
WASHINGTON - The Bush administration took a major step Friday toward building a new generation of nuclear warheads, selecting a design that is being touted as safer, more secure and more easily maintained than today's arsenal.
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From Staff Reports The No. 2 seed Screven County Lady Gamecocks outscored the No. 1 seed Squaws of Dodge County 11-1 in overtime to advance to the quarterfinals of the GHSA Class AA state playoffs with a 55-45 win. Eleven was the magic number for SCHS – they scored exactly 11 points in each of the game's four quarters and in the overtime period. "I told ...
ENTERPRISE, Ala. - Administrators at a high school where eight students died in a tornado were warned about severe weather nearly three hours before the twister struck, raising questions Friday about whether classes should have been dismissed earlier.
STILSON - Former Georgia Southern and current NFL players Adrian Peterson and Kiwaukee Thomas were the highlight of an assembly Wednesday at Stilson Elementary School. The assembly was aimed at encouraging the students to study hard for the upcoming CRCT test (kindergarten through fourth grade) and the Georgia Writing test (fifth grade).
Mr. and Mrs. Pat Kennedy of Glennville announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Candice Delaina Kennedy, to Lee Thomas Elrod, son of Mr. and Mrs. Mal Elrod of Statesboro.
When it comes to milking the clock it is evident the Portal basketball team is not made up of a group of farmers. The Panthers moved to within one game of making their first ever appearance in the Final Four of the boys Class A state basketball tournament as they held on down the stretch Thursday night to beat Atkinson County, 65-53, ...
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 ...
By MATT YOGUS
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."
Georgia Southern University's Theatre and Performance Program will present Pearl Cleage's "Flyin' West" starting today.
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