LINCOLN, Neb. - The Nebraska Supreme Court ruled Friday that electrocution is cruel and unusual punishment, outlawing the electric chair in the only state that still used it as its sole means of execution.
LOS ANGELES - Police on Friday were trying to piece together the motives of a gunman who went on an hours-long rampage and engaged police in an 11-hour standoff a day earlier.
April, Arshe and Theron of Statesboro announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their mother, Miss Irene Sapp Johnson, to Mr. Calvin Walker. The future groom is the son of Theron Coney of Metter and Almeta Mincey Reed of Statesboro.
KIRKWOOD, Mo. - A gunman carrying a grudge against City Hall left a suicide note on his bed warning ''The truth will come out in the end,'' before he went on a deadly shooting spree at a council meeting, his brother told The Associated Press on Friday.
PORT WENTWORTH - A powerful explosion that ignited in a storage silo at a sugar refinery killed at least four people, injured dozens of the more than 100 employees working the night shift and all but demolished the plant that's been a core part of this small community's economy for 90 years.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. and Lori T. Lee of Statesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Sabrina Irene Lee, to Brian Michael Bradley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis and Patricia B. Bradley of Claxton.
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NAIROBI, Kenya - Kenya's rival political parties appear close to an agreement to share power, working on the details of a deal to end weeks of postelection bloodshed that has killed more than 1,000 people, the chief mediator and a leading negotiator said Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. Rufus O. Hendrix Jr. of Portal announce the engagement of their daughter, Joey Waters Hendrix of Statesboro, to Loyd Alexander Morris, son of Mr. and Mrs. Loyd A. Morris.
In the joy and excitement of becoming followers of Jesus, new Christians may not understand the nature of their commitment to God. It is important that those who teach others the way of the Lord try to help them grasp the fact that they are beginning a journey that will involve temptation and even suffering. An informed faith, although perhaps inexperienced, involves more than the hasty promise to Jesus: "I will follow you wherever you go." (Compare Matthew 8:19) It requires an understanding of the self-sacrificing nature of Christianity, and a willingness to follow God when other concerns compete ...
Back in the early days, people in Bulloch County, and particularly in Statesboro, had some curious thoughts about the way things should run. Take the subject of animals, for instance, and most particularly, those roaming freely throughout the four corners of Main Street.
Statesboro Police responded to Statesboro High School Friday morning after school officials received a tip that a student may have a weapon.
After winning its 10th-consecutive game at home, the Georgia Southern women's basketball team will leave the comforts of Hanner Fieldhouse and battle Southern Conference foe Wofford today in Spartanburg, S.C. Tip-off at Benjamin Johnson Arena is slated for 4 p.m.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Wayne Anderson and Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie W. Anderson of Statesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Misty Leigha Anderson of Tampa Bay, Fla., to Sean Edwin Santiago of Tampa Bay, Fla., son of Mr. and Mrs. íEdwin Santiago of Snellville, Ga.
HAMPTON, Ga. - After the glitz of Daytona, it's time for the NASCAR grind.
Bulloch County sheriff's deputies are asking the public's help in finding a woman and her 2-year-old son who left their home in the far southeastern part of the county.
WASHINGTON - Internet activists declared victory over the nation's big cable companies Thursday, after the Federal Communications Commission voted to impose the toughest rules yet on broadband providers like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T to prevent them from creating paid fast lanes and slowing or blocking Web traffic.
James Nevil, a Boy Scout with Statesboro Primitive Baptist Church's Troop 342, invites the public to attend a flag retirement ceremony at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the Boy Scout Hut on East Main Street, just across from the church.
A federal judge has cleared the way for Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson to be reinstated, ruling that an NFL arbitrator "failed to meet his duty" in a child abuse case that shook the league.
If you want to install a birdhouse - and make sure it will attract birds looking for that extra something - the Averitt Center for the Arts has a workshop for you.
Bulloch Academy senior Will Marsh scored a career-high 27 points to lead the Gators to a 61-47 thrashing of Tiftarea Academy in the first round of the GISA Class AAA state boys' basketball playoffs Thursday night.
ANAHEIM, Calif. - Los Angeles Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton is meeting with Major League Baseball officials about a disciplinary issue.
It was a sad day in August 1977 for Elvis Presley fans. The iconic singer died too soon. With nothing left but his legacy, fans held on to his memory.
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Nope, this isn't about Cormac McCarthy's novel. This is more along the lines of the aging process. I have listed some of the aggravations concerning this topic in the past. Namely stuff like the lessening of hand-eye coordination, lack of stamina, having to take numerous pills, and the inability to keep up with young boys on the basketball court to name a few. This issue reared its ugly head again recently battering me in a most merciless manner.
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks took the lead with a 13-0 run in the third quarter and went on to a 104-87 victory Wednesday night over the Dallas Mavericks, who were without suspended guard Rajon Rondo.
INGLEWOOD, Calif. - The Inglewood City Council unanimously approved a $2 billion stadium plan backed by St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke that clears a path for the NFL to return to the Los Angeles area for the first time in two decades.
MIAMI - A chemist working out of his suburban South Florida garage was sentenced Wednesday to 18 months in prison for supplying banned performance-enhancing substances to a clinic whose customers included professional baseball players such as New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez.
SAVANNAH - A police officer who fatally shot a handcuffed man won't face criminal charges after a grand jury concluded Wednesday that the suspect was armed with a handgun police missed while patting him down.