CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - A patched-up Atlantis blasted off with seven astronauts Friday on the first space shuttle flight of 2007, putting NASA back on track after a run of bad luck and scandal that included a damaging hailstorm and a lurid love triangle.
Its big orange fuel tank covered with white blotches where the foam insulation had been repaired, the spaceship rose from its seaside launch pad with a roar and climbed into a clear and still-brightly lit sky at 7:38 p.m. EDT, setting a course for the international space station.
Plans have been finalized for the wedding of Bethany Lynn Wood and Stephen Sean Fox.
Pitcher A.J. Battisto of the Georgia Southern baseball team was selected by the Florida Marlins, Friday afternoon, in the 30th round of the 2007 Major League Baseball Draft.
Abbe D'Allanival said, "The more alternatives, the more difficult the choice."
ATLANTA - Alfonso Soriano hit three home runs in the first four innings and the Chicago Cubs continued their strong road play by beating the Atlanta Braves 9-1 on Friday night.
WASHINGTON - Bitter divisions over the Iraq war, particularly on Capitol Hill, led the Bush administration to change course and replace Gen. Peter Pace as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, a grim Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Friday.
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Ms. Linda Tuthill and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Thomas Rushing, all of Statesboro, announce the engagement of their daughter, Marissa Ann Talon Rushing of Statesboro, to Michael Franklin Fleming Jr. of Riverdale, Ga., son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Franklin Fleming Sr. of Rock Hill, S.C., and Mr. and Mrs. Jackie and Debbie Holloway of Jackson, Ga.
Mr. and Mrs. Ben G. Buie Jr. of Brooklet announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Lorraine Buie, to Corey Madison Hendrix of Statesboro, son of Mr. and Mrs. G. Tracy Hendrix of Statesboro.
SAN ANTONIO - One of the most anticipated debuts in NBA finals history was way, way off the mark.
WAUSAU, Wis. _ Severe thunderstorms and tornadoes tore through the Upper Midwest on Thursday, damaging homes and a resort, producing baseball-size hail and dropping more than 6 inches of rain in some areas.
WASHINGTON - Even as it bowed to complaints about vacation-ruining passport delays, the Bush administration insisted Friday it is pressing ahead with restrictions next year that could mean even bigger travel headaches.
Police departments around the country are relaxing age and fitness standards, forgiving minor criminal convictions and easing other requirements to relieve shortages in their ranks and find officers who are wiser, more worldly and cooler-headed in a crisis.
LOS ANGELES - Paris Hilton's release from jail may be short lived.
Hours after she was sent home under house arrest Thursday for an undisclosed medical condition, the judge who put her in jail for violating her reckless-driving probation ordered her into court to decide if she should go back behind bars.
The Portal Panthers started the year with back-to-back wins, but they knew the schedule would get tougher as the year went on.
Mrs. Eva Roberson Bland Blackburn
In 2009, Barack Obama was sworn in as the 44th president of the United States of America and the nation's first African-American commander-in-chief. Pilot Chelsey B. "Sully" Sullenberger successfully crash landed a U.S. Airways jetliner with 155 people on board in the Hudson River.
Struggles at the beginning of the season put Statesboro in an unfamiliar spot.
BROOKLET - Southeast Bulloch has passed the first test, but there is still plenty more work to be done.
ATLANTA - Georgia's rough-and-tumble campaigns for governor and U.S. Senate are nearing the end - or at least the next round.
Statesboro police seek the public's help in learning more about a possible hit-and-run incident Wednesday night on Lanier Drive.
I have had a certain amount of interest concerning John Forbes Nash Jr. ever since Julie and I saw the very loosely-based movie on his life, "A Beautiful Mind." I also liked the fact that he was born in Bluefield, West Virginia - only a hop, skip and jump from Huntington - and I could claim a certain amount of kinship. The man was a mathematical genius, a schizophrenic and pretty odd. I do not claim any of what I just wrote as kinship. His basic theory was, "any abstract Riemannian manifold can be isometrically realized as a submanifold of Euclidean space."
A Millen man who allegedly had inappropriate contact with a juvenile via the Internet ended up behind bars on child molestation charges.
Here are the five best reasons to get a divorce.
With Halloween coming up, many people are thinking of the things that scare them, prompting a new survey showing which jobs American workers fear the most.
The average American family's financial picture may be flat or even flailing, set against a backdrop of little lucrative work for men who didn't go to college and an income gap between the richest and everyone else that is widening. But for all the headlines and hand wringing, not much has been said about how marriage could stabilize families.
Mrs. Eva Roberson Bland Blackburn
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Madison Bumgarner pitched five innings of near-perfect relief and the San Francisco Giants held off the Kansas City Royals 3-2 Wednesday night in Game 7 of the World Series for their third championship in five seasons.