WASHINGTON - A historic veto showdown assured, Democratic leaders agreed Monday on legislation that requires the first U.S. combat troops to be withdrawn from Iraq by Oct. 1 with a goal of a complete pullout six months later.
MOSCOW - Former President Boris Yeltsin, who hastened the collapse of the Soviet Union by scrambling atop a tank to rally opposition against a hard-line coup and later pushed Russia to embrace democracy and a market economy, died Monday at age 76.
BLACKSBURG, Va. - Chemistry professor Joe Merola tried to give a lecture Monday, but looking out at 100 Virginia Tech students' faces - and the sweat shirt he'd placed on the seat of a slain student - he couldn't do it.
WASHINGTON - For most of her life, Jean Taylor has lived in northern New Jersey near the largest oil refinery on the East Coast.
WASHINGTON - Bolstered by a fresh show of support from President Bush, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales sought Monday to move beyond calls for his resignation, though questions lingered about his credibility after the firings of federal prosecutors.
Last month, about a mile from where I live, there was a sign flashing: "County Sheriff Enforces Aggressive Driving." Hmm!
BOONE, N.C. – After finishing as the runner-up to Appalachian State for the past four years, Georgia Southern's track and field team finally achieved their first Southern Conference Outdoor Championship, accruing 223.5 points at the ASU Track at Kidd Brewer Stadium in Boone, N.C.
DEAR ABBY: After reading the letter from "Invaded" (March 9), and her description of the behavior of "Thelma," the gossipy coordinator, I was disgusted. That woman should be reported to personnel for her nosiness and big mouth.
Both your social life and your material affairs can experience some favorable times, but it won't be by accident. The wonderful way you treat people will have a great influence on the fulfillment of your desires.
Sea Island Bank has announced several staff promotions in Statesboro and Savannah, according to Executive Vice President Gary L. Johnson. In making the announcement, Johnson said Chad Wiggins and Ken Rabitsch were named senior vice presidents while Gay Dailey was appointed vice president.
The Statesboro Girls Track Team is in third place after day one of the Region 3-AAAA Championships at the Georgia Southern University Track and Field Complex.
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The Georgia Southern Eagles have been through a lot over these past few years. New offenses, new defenses, new coaches and new transfers have completely changed the look of the once-dominant Eagles, and with all of the wholesale changes to the program, the 3-8 2006 season left a bad taste in the mouths of many fans. The arrival of first-year head coach Chris Hatcher to the Eagle football family seems to have re-energized the fan base and the program as a whole, and Saturday GSU fans and former players were given a glimpse of the "Hatch Attack" in action.
Mr. and Mrs. R. Kenny Stone of Statesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Caroline Rebecca Stone of Statesboro, to Ryan Troy Hooker, son of James L. Hooker and the late Martha A. Hooker.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The challenge finally arrived for Rory McIlroy, and he was better than ever Sunday to win the PGA Championship.
ATLANTA - A long rain delay and extra innings tested the Washington Nationals' mental and physical strength.
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. - Tony Stewart pulled out of the NASCAR race at Watkins Glen Sunday, 12 hours after the three-time champion struck and killed a sprint car driver who had climbed from his car and was on the darkened dirt track trying to confront Stewart during a race in upstate New York.
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Rory McIlroy played the kind of golf Saturday that typically would put him in control at a major championship. Staked to a one-shot lead in the PGA Championship, he made three birdies over his last four holes for a 4-under 67.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Jake Matthews' first live NFL action gives Atlanta coach Mike Smith reason to think the No. 6 overall draft pick has potential to become an elite player.
The Statesboro Lady Blue Devils opened their 2014 campaign with a high-scoring shootout, splitting a doubleheader with visiting North Cobb Christian on Saturday at Mill Creek.
It was supposed to be over, America's war in Iraq. So all the old emotions boiled up anew as Americans absorbed the news that U.S. bombs were again striking targets in the nation where the United States led an invasion in 2003, lost almost 4,500 troops in the fight to stabilize and liberate it and then left nearly three years ago.
JEKYLL ISLAND - The underground aquifer that coastal Georgia relies on for its main source of drinking water was considered so pristine that state lawmakers 15 years ago declared it off-limits to well drillers looking for a place to stash extra water for use in periods of drought.
Statesboro-based Boy Scouts of America Troop 342, and other Scouts and their leaders from the Coastal Georgia Council, recently went on a life-changing summer trek through the Sangre de Cristo Mountains at Philmont Scout Ranch near Cimarron, New Mexico.
"Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing … But if you remain in me and my words remain in you, you may ask for anything you want, and it will be granted! When you produce much fruit, you are my true disciples. This brings great glory to my Father." (John 15:5-8)
(Note: The following is the second of two columns from Bulloch County resident Ruth Green outlining her concerns with some county government issues. The first column ran in Wednesday's Statesboro Herald.)
It's fair to say that after Georgia Southern's first fall scrimmage, there's competition for the quarterback spot.
ATLANTA - Stephen Strasburg can't explain why he has struggled on the road this season.
A 38-year-old man left with his wife and two children after threatening to kill the children and himself, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.