WASHINGTON - Exotic animals captured in the wild are streaming into the U.S. by the millions with little or no screening for disease, leaving Americans vulnerable to a virulent outbreak that could rival a terrorist act.
From staff reports
BAGHDAD, Iraq - Kidnappers released about 70 people snatched in a mass abduction by suspected Shiite militiamen who answer to a key backer of the prime minister - a sign the militants went too far and Iraq's leader may be yielding to intense U.S. pressure to crack down on sectarian violence.
WASHINGTON - Americans' approval of President Bush's handling of Iraq has dropped to the lowest level ever, increasing the pressure on the commander in chief to find a way out after nearly four years of war.
Note: All information included in this report is taken from law enforcement incident reports and arrest records, which are public records and available for review at any and all local law enforcement agencies. Not every arrest leads to a conviction. Guilt or innocence is determined by the court system.
The visiting Portal Panthers turned a tie ball game at halftime into a nine-point cushion at the end of the third quarter, then held on to defeat Screven County on Saturday, 74-68.
WASHINGTON - Democrats embraced Rep. Nancy Pelosi as the first woman House speaker in history on Thursday, then quickly snubbed her, selecting Steny Hoyer of Maryland as majority leader against her wishes.
These animals and many others await adoption at the Bulloch County Animal Shelter. Please call 764-4529 or visit the shelter Mon. - Fri., 1-5 p.m. or Sat., 10 a.m. - noon. Adoption fees are $35 and include shots, worming, and a coupon for spaying or neutering that is provided by the Humane Society.
Brittany Marie Mallard of Lexington, S.C., became the bride of Jonathan Daniel Mize of Union, S.C., during a 6:30 p.m. ceremony held at the Lexington United Methodist Church in Lexington on August 19, 2006. The Rev. Matthew Williamson officiated.
Christmas has begun for the Bresslers! I am one of those people who just can't wait until the lights go on every tree and bush in sight, the malls are decorated to the point of insanity and every church turns to page one in the hymnal and the choir and congregation begin belting out, at the top of their voices, favorite carols. I realize that Christmas should not be the highlight of the year as there would be no Christmas without Easter, and yet the little boy in me has to sing and smile and wish the happiest of ...
There's an old axiom you're only as good as your last game.
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.
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ATLANTA - Atlanta's Matt Ryan and Miami's Ryan Tannehill showed how starting quarterbacks should handle preseason openers.
During Jeff Monken's four years as Georgia Southern's head coach, the Eagles didn't shy away from contact in practice.
A new study from Bridging the Gap reports holes in previously released research claiming major losses in a new healthy lunch program.
Mr. and Mrs. Reggie Dale Miles of Hazlehurst, Georgia, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Taylor ReAnn Miles of Hazlehurst, to William Bradford Stewart, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Moore Stewart Jr. of Statesboro.