PANAMA CITY, Fla. - Intense pressure from then-Gov. Jeb Bush, civil rights activists and attorneys for a dead teen's parents did not influence the conclusions of the second autopsy on the boy, the doctor who performed it testified Friday.
DECATUR, Ga. - When Amy Lovell dropped off her son at school, she had to make sure the fifth-grader didn't leave without his french horn.
WASHINGTON - President Bush defended his administration's methods of detaining and questioning terrorism suspects on Friday, saying they are both successful and lawful.
WASHINGTON - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has ordered an overhaul of U.S. Embassy security practices in Iraq, tightening government oversight of diplomatic convoys escorted by private security contractors following the Blackwater USA shooting incident in which 13 Iraqis were killed in Baghdad.
The year ahead could hold many wonderful opportunities for you. But in order to be totally successful with them, only the highest standards must be used. Do things in accordance with your lofty ideals at all times.
Virginia Anne Franklin and Bill Waters were entertained both prior to and after their wedding, which took place at the bride's home on August 18, 2007.
Muriel Fox said, "Women and men have to fight together to change society - and both will benefit.... Partnership, not dependence, is the real romance in marriage."
At 55 years of age, many people dream of the day they will retire. Some make plans to travel and see the world. Still others in their golden years want to continue working in their careers.
DEAR ABBY: It has recently come to my attention that my doctor was married for almost 20 years and divorced his wife to marry a much younger woman. I am upset over this because I feel he just threw her away after she had four children with him.
YANGON, Myanmar - Hoping to deflect outrage over images of soldiers gunning down protesters, Myanmar's hard-line leader announced Thursday he is willing to talk with detained democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi - but only if she stops calling for international sanctions.
George Herbert, a Welsh poet who died in 1633, said, "You must lose a fly to catch a trout."
According to the most recent Georgia Independent School Association (GISA) Coaches Poll, Bulloch Academy is the king of the mountain in Class AA football and the Brentwood Eagles come to Statesboro tonight to try and knock them off.
TOKYO - If you grow old in Japan, expect to be served food by a robot, ride a voice-recognition wheelchair or even possibly hire a nurse in a robotic suit - all examples of cutting-edge technology to care for the country's rapidly graying population.
WASHINGTON - The House passed a bill Thursday that would make all private contractors working in Iraq and other combat zones subject to prosecution by U.S. courts. It was the first major legislation of its kind to pass since a deadly shootout last month involving Blackwater employees.
CARLETONVILLE, South Africa - The last of 3,200 gold miners trapped for more than 24 hours in a deep shaft were brought safely to the surface Thursday night, ending one of South Africa's biggest rescue operations, mining officials said.
We are pleased to announce the engagement of Christina Lynne Akins, daughter of Ms. Kim Coursey of Atlanta and the late Mr. Richard "Larry" Akins of Pembroke, to Jason Randall Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. Randall and Cindy Smith of Twin City, Georgia.
Pam Lee Smith and Eddie Smith of Statesboro announce the engagement of her daughter, Lydia Lee, to Will Riner of Statesboro. Lydia is also the daughter of the late Gary "Buddy" Lee of Statesboro. Will is the son of Betsy Hendrix Riner and Ted and Denise Riner, all of Statesboro.
Q: Our 5-year-old grandson sees his 5-year-old female first cousin from time to time. After they play for a while, he tells her he wants to "touch" her. This has happened twice in recent months. Her parents are very upset, but our grandson's parents read lots of parenting books and seem to think it's no big deal. Your thoughts on this matter?
How hot was it at the Brooklet Peanut Festival last weekend?
LEWISTON, Maine - The folks at the Farmers' Almanac can be forgiven for feeling smug: The 198-year-old publication correctly predicted the past nasty winter while federal forecasters blew it.
WASHINGTON - As the U.S. mourned an American journalist beheaded by Islamic militants, the nation found something of a reprieve with the release of another freelance reporter who had been held hostage for nearly two years by an al-Qaida-linked group in Syria.
As many of you may know, Paula Deen recently held two live shows in Savannah as part of her "Paula Deen LIVE!" tour. I had made plans to attend long before her team reached out to me in late July, and I wouldn't in my wildest dreams have imagined the events that followed.
Somewhere in the neighborhood of 20 years or so ago (not long after Carole and I moved from Arkansas to Statesboro), I learned of an opportunity to tour a WWII vintage U.S. Army Air Force B-17 bomber on display at the Statesboro airport. The study of history has been a favorite pursuit of mine since college, so I jumped at the chance to actually see this famous aircraft, "up close and personal!"
NAPA, Calif. - A powerful earthquake that struck the heart of California's wine country caught many people sound asleep, sending dressers, mirrors and pictures crashing down around them and toppling wine bottles in vineyards around the region. Scores were injured as the temblor knocked out power to thousands, caused gas and water lines to rupture, sparked fires and buckled roads.
MIAMI - Tropical Storm Cristobal is moving erratically north-northeastward away from the Bahamas but is forecast to stay away from the U.S. East Coast.
BRISTOL, Tenn. - Joey Logano surged past Matt Kenseth with 44 laps to go and won for the first time in his career at Bristol Motor Speedway, foiling Kenseth's gambling attempt to secure a spot in NASCAR's playoffs.
CLEVELAND - Nick Davila threw for 237 yards and eight touchdowns and the Arizona Rattlers won their third consecutive ArenaBowl title with a 72-32 victory over the Cleveland Gladiators on Saturday night.
CHENEY, Wash. - Vernon Adams threw for 302 yards and four touchdowns to lead Eastern Washington to a 56-35 victory over Sam Houston State on Saturday in the first college football game of the season.
ATLANTA - A healthy Julio Jones made a big difference for Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons' offense.
Note: "Jerick's journey into the NFL" will run each Sunday during the preseason in the Statesboro Herald.