LONDON - At midnight, like magic, Harry Potter appeared.
MARIETTA, Ga. - Naomi Klein and Shannon Ross weren't taking any chances.
NEW YORK - Poker champion Phil Laak has a good chance of winning when he sits down this week to play 2,000 hands of Texas Hold'em - against a computer.
Mr. and Mrs. Ricky Powell of Mabelvale, Ark., announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Kristi Elaine Powell of Mabelvale, Ark., to Matthew Ein Sammons, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Sammons Jr. of Register and Mr. and Mrs. Jamie Kirby of Wadley, Ga.
Len Davis of Statesboro announces the engagement of his daughter, Michelle Bryson of San Francisco, Calif., to Koshy Varghese, son of Mr. and Mrs. P.O. Varghese.
Mr. and Mrs. Richard D. Boyd of Kennesaw, Ga., announce the engagement of their daughter, Alexandra M. Boyd of Kennesaw, to Nathaniel 0. Counts, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Counts of Statesboro.
Mr. and Mrs. Tony L. Nessmith Sr. of Statesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Tiffany Lynn Nessmith of Statesboro, to Jonathan David Patterson, son of Bro. and Mrs. Don D. Patterson.
Mr. and Mrs. Bernest Walker Jr. of Statesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Tina Renée Stevens of Valdosta, to Timmy Lee Holmes, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Holmes.
Up until about a year ago, when people mentioned the Food Network or Fox News, I could only nod in vague understanding because, up until about a year ago, my television viewing, which could be called minimal at best, was limited to one really clear channel, two sporadically clear channels and two more on-a-cloudless-night-after-nine-o'clock-maybe channels. I was restricted to viewing what is known as network television by a tall tower of aluminum stuck into the ground just outside the dining room window and connected to the television by a long spool of coaxial cable that my poor daddy, on ...
Many of the places that people live in Bulloch County today have their own rather curious histories of exactly how they got founded and why. One such example is Aaron, located 14 miles northwest of Statesboro. While there is a popular myth it's named after the brother of Moses, the truth is much simpler: it was settled by Hubert Aaron and is named for that family.
ATLANTA - Juan Encarnacion drove in the go-ahead run in the eighth and added a sacrifice fly in the ninth to back seven strong innings from Adam Wainwright as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Atlanta Braves 4-2 on Friday night.
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PORTAL - The 2013 football season began with Trent Thomas trying to make a name for himself with his new Portal Panther teammates.
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons hope to find clarity in the competition to determine quarterback Matt Ryan's backup in Friday night's preseason opener against the Miami Dolphins.
WASHINGTON - The current Ebola crisis in West Africa is on pace to sicken more people than all other previous outbreaks of the disease combined, a U.S. health official said Thursday.
ATLANTA - A roomful of reporters and TV cameras tracked every word that Emory physicians said at a Friday news conference preceding the arrival of two Americans stricken with Ebola.
MOSCOW - Russia banned most food imports from the West on Thursday in retaliation for sanctions over Ukraine, an unexpectedly sweeping move that will cost farmers in North America, Europe and Australia billions of dollars but will also likely lead to empty shelves in Russian cities.
PRETORIA, South Africa - The chief prosecutor in Oscar Pistorius' murder trial said Thursday in closing arguments that the athlete repeatedly lied during testimony in a crude attempt to defend against a murder charge for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia - They were leaders of Cambodia's infamous Khmer Rouge, the fanatical communist movement behind a 1970s reign of terror that transformed this entire Southeast Asian nation into a ruthless slave state - a place where cities were emptied of their inhabitants, religion and schools were banned, and anyone deemed a threat was executed.
HONOLULU - Iselle was supposed to weaken as it slowly trudged west across the Pacific. It didn't - and now Hawaii is poised to take its first direct hurricane hit in 22 years.
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For a number of years, Prevent Child Abuse Bulloch County has conducted the annual back-to-school supply drive, Stuff the Bus.
MARIETTA, Ga. - People across the country who want to memorialize the late 22-month-old Cooper Harris have created a fundraising campaign online to build a park in his memory.
LONDON - As a deadly Ebola outbreak continues in West Africa, health officials are working to calm fears about how the virus spreads, while encouraging those with symptoms to get medical care. Typically, outbreaks of the disease have been in other parts of the continent, not in West Africa.
SEATTLE - The Seattle Mariners handed Atlanta its eighth straight loss, with Dustin Ackley and Logan Morrison hitting home runs in the third inning to beat the Braves 7-3 Wednesday.
ATHENS - Coach Mark Richt isn't sure when Malcolm Mitchell and Justin Scott-Wesley will be cleared medically to play, so he's counting on Georgia's entire group of receivers to fill the void.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - After a bit of confusion, Tiger Woods finally arrived at Valhalla on Wednesday.