Let the rains begin ... well, at least showers of activities with those you love. Welcome April and the signs of spring by taking a walk to admire the beauty and fragrance that only comes this time of year.
Bulloch Academy's doubles team of Kate Anna Akins and Mary Catherine Spigener were crowned GISA Region 2-AA champions during region tournament play Friday at Georgia Southern.
HARARE, Zimbabwe - A presidential runoff between President Robert Mugabe and opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai appeared certain Friday after the ruling party said it had agreed to a second round.
The threat of rain has forced the 26th annual ArtsFest indoors. The Art Stops, youth art exhibits and stage performances will be held in the arts building. The Center for Arts and Theatre will hold the artists' market.
CANBERRA, Australia - A remote-controlled submarine scouring the shipwrecked remains of an Australian warship has revealed new clues to a World War II battle that cost more than 700 lives. But the mystery persists: What caused Australia's worst maritime tragedy?
LONDON - Queen Elizabeth II's husband, Prince Philip, has been admitted to a hospital with a chest infection, Buckingham Palace said Friday.
PARIS - Pirates seized control of a French vessel carrying 30 crew members Friday off the coast of Somalia, the French government and the ship's owner said.
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ABOARD A MILITARY AIRCRAFT - The United States intends to send many more combat forces to Afghanistan next year, regardless of whether troop levels in Iraq are cut further this year, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Friday.
(Note: All information included in this report is taken from law enforcement incident reports and arrest records, which are public records and available for review at any and all local law enforcement agencies. Not every arrest leads to a conviction. Guilt or innocence is determined by the court system.)
To end this week's columns about opening leads, here is an incredible deal.
Hard lessons learned in the past aren't likely to be repeated in the year ahead, but new ones might have to be added to your learning assignments. However, what awaits you looks exciting and hopeful in making life happier and more fulfilling.
DEAR DR. GOTT: Awhile ago, someone wrote saying that doctors are brainwashed. I believe this person was correct to some degree. There are plenty of problems with modern medicine, but there are also some big problems with homeopathic remedies.
DEAR ABBY: I am a divorced woman with two children. Throughout my life, I have always liked having one close female friend and a few other casual acquaintances. But these close relationships last only five to 10 years.
MEMPHIS - The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. ''seems a bigger man'' than he did 40 years ago on the day of his death, Republican presidential candidate John McCain said Friday as he stood outside the motel where the civil rights leader was slain.
KATONAH, N.Y. - The inner circle of founders has been set for as long as anyone can remember - Washington, Jefferson, Adams, Franklin, Hamilton and Madison.
CHICAGO - For nearly a century, insulin has been a life-saving diabetes treatment. Now scientists are testing a tantalizing question: What if pills containing the same medicine patients inject every day could also prevent the disease?
WASHINGTON - Even after another month of strong hiring in June and a sinking unemployment rate, the U.S. job market just isn't what it used to be.
Mr. Charles Edward Bland
ATLANTA - Cameron Maybin drove in the go-ahead run with a chopper against Max Scherzer that bounced over third base in the ninth inning, lifting the Atlanta Braves to a 2-1 victory over the Washington Nationals on Thursday night.
LONDON - On the final point of the first set of his latest Wimbledon disappointment, Rafael Nadal swung his mighty, lefty forehand - and whiffed, accidentally whacking his right leg with his racket.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - NASCAR's national series tracks announced Thursday that they are asking fans to refrain from displaying the Confederate flag at races following the deadly attack at a South Carolina church two weeks ago.
GENEVA - The United States has submitted a formal request for Switzerland to extradite seven FIFA officials arrested in Zurich as part of a corruption probe that has rocked soccer's world governing body.
MANCHESTER, England - England's national teams keep finding ways to make agonizing exits from major soccer tournaments.
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama dearly wanted to get the government in the business of rating colleges and universities based on value and affordability, promising a new system by 2015. Now that goal is shriveling under the weight of a concerted opposition from universities, lawmakers and bureaucrats in Obama's own administration.
WASHINGTON - U.S. unemployment fell to a seven-year low of 5.3 percent and employers hired at a solid pace in June, but other gauges of the job market drew a bleaker picture: A wave of people stopped looking for work, and paychecks failed to budge.
A Metter man was electrocuted Wednesday while working on an air conditioning system at a Neville Dairy Road home.
Mr. Lee Watt Brack Sr.
MONTREAL (AP) - It used to be that the U.S. women's national team was known more for its fierce attack. For the Women's World Cup in Canada, the Americans are finding success with a locked-down defense.