OMAHA, Neb. - The first title was hard for Oregon State. The repeat seemed easy.
Oregon State ended one of the most dominant runs in the 61-year history of the College World Series with a 9-3 victory over North Carolina on Sunday night. The Beavers became the first team in a decade to capture consecutive national titles.
ATLANTA - Brian McCann delivered the slump-busting big hits the Atlanta Braves desperately needed.
It is almost certain Bulloch County commissioners will vote to raise our taxes Tuesday. It is not something they want to do, but it seems most have decided it is something they must do. We, too, have come to the same conclusion: We must pay more to maintain the quality of life we have built and cherish.
Statesboro attorney Hal Roach, Jr. was elected vice chairman of the Georgia State Personnel Board. Roach was appointed to the State Personnel Board by Gov. Sonny Perdue in 2006.
Longtime banker Wayne Dasher was appointed vice president in charge of The Claxton Bank's new loan production office in Glennville, according to an announcement by Ralph A. Dixon, president and chairman of the board.
OMAHA, Neb. - Oregon State's Jorge Reyes got himself and his team a whole lot closer to the national championship trophy that's been teasing him.
PETALUMA, Calif. - Elwood, a 2-year-old Chinese Crested and Chihuahua mix, was crowned the world's ugliest dog Friday, a distinction that delighted the New Jersey mutt's owners.
CANTON, Ohio - The boyfriend of a missing pregnant woman was arrested on two counts of murder charges Saturday, and a body believed to be hers was found nearly a week after she vanished from her home, authorities said.
WAYCROSS, Ga. - Ernest Sweat paused by the charred pine trunk he found burning like a match two months ago and wondered - could he have stopped the largest Southeastern wildfire in more than a century?
More and more Americans are sticking closer to home. Expensive gasoline, stressful airports, and hectic jobs are all forces driving the desire to create peaceful respites to be enjoyed without leaving the comfort and security of home. As a result, the distinction between indoors and outdoors is becoming more blurred. People are seeking to create sophisticated spaces in outdoor settings where they can entertain friends and family year-round. This desire is driving the movement to create outdoor "rooms."
And then it rained. Thick and heavy, the water hit the roof, hit the ground like a percussion instrument and the music surrounded the house, surrounded me.
Mr. and Mrs. William Patrick Crawford III of Nevils and James Andrew Barrow of Claxton announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their daughter, Jami Teal Barrow, to Brian Wayne Newland, son of Joanne Newland and the late Wayne Newland of Statesboro.
Mr. and Mrs. Allen R. Gaskins of Statesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Cristle Michelle Gaskins of Statesboro, to Geoffrey Taylor Chaney, son of Patsy Chaney and the late W. Lloyd Chaney.
Mrs. Lona Mae Menefield will celebrate her 99th Birthday on Saturday, June 30, 2007, with a reception to be held at her residence on Johnson Street in Statesboro beginning at 1 p.m. Mrs. Menefield, born June 29, 1908, has two children, Carolyn Lee and Earline Sharpe; 15 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. The public is invited to attend.
Back during the land boom of '04 I came up with one of my bright ideas. I'd heard of guys who were making tons of money in land development and decided to take my rightful place among those successful entrepreneurs. Like any good businessman I started off with a reasonable mission statement. "It is my intention to rake in enough money to retire and just live off the fat of the land." That sounded pretty good so I proceeded forward and put together a business model.
FLOWERY BRANCH - The mandate came from the top of the Atlanta Falcons' chain of command when the offseason began.
In 2006, Angie Hitchens and Brandon Blair founded 180 fitness. Angie had managed Gold's Gym for 10 years prior to its closing and Brandon was an employee of Gold's. Together they have a commitment at 180 to bring our community together through fitness and wellness.
Kentucky State University's president has decided to take a $90,000 pay cut from $350,000 so that two dozen workers at the university can see their hourly wage rise to $10.25, Slate reported.
MADRID - The World Health Organization declared it's ethical to use untested drugs and vaccines in the ongoing Ebola outbreak in West Africa although the tiny supply of one experimental treatment has been depleted and it could be many months until more is available.
FERGUSON, Mo. - Police in riot gear fired tear gas into a crowd of protesters in a St. Louis suburb where an unarmed black teenager had been fatally shot by police over the weekend, as tension rose even amid calls for collective calm.
CAIRO - A temporary Israel-Hamas truce was holding for a second day Tuesday as marathon, indirect negotiations on a lasting cease-fire and a long-term solution for the battered Gaza Strip were set to resume in Cairo.
Federal figures show Georgia's Medicaid and PeachCare enrollment jumped 16 percent since October - the highest percentage increase among states that have rejected the expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.
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ATLANTA - Kevin Correia won in his debut with the Dodgers, outpitching All-Star Julio Teheran and leading Los Angeles over the slumping Atlanta Braves 6-2 on Monday night.
BROOKLET - Southeast Bulloch had its season opener crashed by an old rival as Screven County ran away with a 7-5 victory on Monday afternoon.