Debra Brentnell of Statesboro and David Brentnell of Alpharetta announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristy Brentnell of Statesboro, to Kyle Simonelli, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Simonelli of Macon.
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ACWORTH, Ga. - Three boys ages 8 and 9 were being held Monday in a detention center on charges of kidnapping and raping an 11-year-old girl in the woods near a suburban apartment complex, officials said.
KALAPARA, Bangladesh - A section of a bridge collapsed Saturday under the weight of thousands of hungry cyclone victims rushing toward a relief center in southwestern Bangladesh. At least one person died and dozens were injured, officials said.
DEAR ABBY: I was going to a hair salon about five times a year to have my hair cut and styled. A few months back, the owner, who had always cut my hair, went out on maternity leave, so another stylist cut my hair. I mentioned to her that, as I have gotten older, my hair has thinned, that I hated how it looked and didn't know how to cut it anymore. She gave me a beautiful cut.
BAGHDAD - The U.S. military on Saturday blamed the deadly bombing of a pet market in Baghdad on Iranian-backed Shiite militants, raising concerns that Shiite extremists activity could escalate and jeopardize waning violence in Iraq.
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NEW YORK - From her baptism in Liberia to Christmas years later in her adopted New York City, Mamie Manneh never lost the longing to celebrate religious rituals by eating monkey meat.
BAGHDAD - The smell of grilled fish and the sound of children's laughter provided moments of joy for many Iraqis Saturday as the government reopened Abu Nawas Street, a famous riverside promenade that has been largely barricaded from the public since the U.S.-led invasion.
Friends and acquaintances who have been helpful to you in the past are likely to continue to be the very ones who offer the greatest support to your efforts in the year ahead. Do all that you can to protect and nurture these relationships.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Lou Brissie and Morrie Martin shared much more than a uniform when their baseball careers briefly intersected in 1951 as teammates with the Philadelphia Athletics.
WAYNESBURG, Pa. (AP) - His chanting is rhythmic and rapid, a staccato string of numbers that quickly grows hypnotic as auctioneer Kevin Teets scans the audience, eyes darting between buyers on opposite sides of the room.
JERUSALEM - Next week's Mideast peace conference is unlike any previous U.S. attempt to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict because the price of failure has risen dramatically: radical Islamists could gain the upper hand in Palestinian areas and in an increasingly polarized Middle East.
Elizabeth Celine "Lise" Coston became the bride of Christopher Matthew Fogg during a 4 p.m. ceremony held on May 18, 2007, at St. Elizabeth Church, a historic century-old church where Lise's parents were married, in Paincourtville, La. Father Jason Labbe officiated.
PADMA, Bangladesh - In the days since a devastating cyclone struck impoverished Bangladesh, this village has grappled with impossible questions.
The August First Friday event happens to coincide with the first day of school for Bulloch County public school students this year.
BROOKLET - As fall practices begin throughout the state, few schools carry over as much momentum as the Yellow Jackets of Southeast Bulloch.
Students around the state are ready to get back to school, but 16 teams from around south Georgia are already on the softball diamond as Bulloch Academy hosted the first day of the third annual Miriam Burnette Memorial "Striking out Alzheimer's" tournament Wednesday on the grounds of Georgia Southern University.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Quarterback battles and signal-caller questions abound in the Southeastern Conference going into preseason camps around the league.
AKRON, Ohio - Tiger Woods finds out over the next two weeks if his season is over or just getting started.
WASHINGTON - After a dismal winter, the U.S. economy sprang back to life in the April-June quarter, growing at a fast 4 percent annual rate on the strength of higher consumer and business spending.
Statesboro Christian Bookstore will close for the last time Saturday.
LOS ANGELES - Tommy La Stella put together his second straight three-hit game and fourth since making his major league debut in late May. Freddie Freeman broke out of his slump, too. Their offense just wasn't enough to keep Atlanta's winning streak going.
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FLOWERY BRANCH - Matt Ryan is expanding his leadership role to include teaching young players and other newcomers in his seventh training camp with the Falcons.
AKRON, Ohio - The landmark at Firestone Country Club is among the most popular in America, a massive water tower in the shape of a golf ball on a tee.
PORTAL - No matter the expectations, the preseason preparations rarely change for the Portal Panthers.
Two down, one big one to go.
DALTON - The challenges presented by an influx of unaccompanied children and youths from Central America streaming across the southern border into the United States have reached Dalton.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - A 9-year-old girl who was struck by a plane that crash-landed on a beach while she vacationed with her family has died from her injuries, law enforcement officials in Florida said Tuesday.