In a ceremony Thursday afternoon, community members presented Georgia Southern University with a bronze bust cast in the likeness of legendary coach Erskine "Erk" Russell. Longtime friends of Coach Russell dedicated the bust with comments on his extraordinary coaching career and personal attributes. Russell, who coached the Eagles to three national championships, including a perfect 15-0 season in 1989, was the key figure in reviving a sport that had been discontinued on campus during World War II. Russell passed away last September at the age of 80.
CLAXTON - The Claxton Tigers began their first home game of the 2007 season with a bang. However, the Tigers could not maintain momentum throughout the night, falling to the Trojans of Johnson County by a 12-0 margin.
Pinewood senior Lane Miller galloped for two late fourth-quarter touchdowns to help the Patriots put away a determined Bulloch Academy squad 19-0 at Gator Alley Friday night.
When James Edward Oglethorpe arrived in what was to become the new colony of Georgia, things were relatively peaceful. The two "world wars," currently being fought between the world's three super powers, (Spain, France and England) were being fought up in Canada and the northern colonies or over in Europe.
Over the past decade there has been considerable research into how fat plays a role in heart disease. What has become clear is that although a low fat diet will help with weight loss, it is actually the types of fats that we consume that have the greatest risk of causing heart disease.
The murder of Matthew Shepherd, beaten to death, apparently, because of his openly-professed homosexuality - virtually no one has offered a defense of this terrible crime. No doubt some do condone such, but not with God's approval. Murder, and the hatred that leads to it, are condemned soundly, in no uncertain terms, in both Old and New Testaments.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Millions of families that turned to federal and state governments for help in collecting child support payments will now have to pay more for the service.
CAIRO, Egypt - The new video message from Osama bin Laden appeared on militant Islamist Web sites Saturday, a day after it was released by a U.S.-based terrorist monitoring organization.
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Subtropical Storm Gabrielle moved toward the East Coast, where a tropical storm warning was in effect for North Carolina's shoreline early Saturday.
EDITOR'S NOTE - Associated Press Writer Olga R. Rodriguez is in the Nicaraguan coastal town of Puerto Cabezas, where villagers and lobstermen caught in Felix's grip described at length for the first time how they survived days in the violent, debris-strewn sea, even being blown into a neighboring country.
MINDEN, Nev. - In their quest to find missing aviator Steve Fossett, searchers have come across uncharted plane crashes six times. But none of the wrecks shed light on what may have happened to the multimillionaire.
Happy times and potentially rewarding alliances are indicated in the year ahead, especially if you dwell in a spiritual search to learn how you relate to others. Opportunities for bettering your world will come of it.
DEAR DR. GOTT: I visit France every so often since my son and his family have lived there for over 10 years. I noticed some things about medical care in France. First of all, when my daughter-in-law calls her children's pediatrician (a first class one, I may add), he answers the phone and gives her advice. He doesn't have a nurse or secretary do it.
DEAR ABBY: While I was visiting, my best friend's live-in companion stole some money out of my purse. I told my friend, and she confronted him in my presence. He lied about it and denied it. Because I had stopped at the store on the way over there, I knew exactly how much cash was in my purse and where it was located. The circumstances left no room for doubt. I was heartbroken, as was she.
WASHINGTON - The U.S. government has obtained a new video of Osama bin Laden marking the sixth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks and is analyzing it, a counterterror official said Friday.
A "distinctive tattoo" led to a man being arrested Wednesday on burglary charges after sheriff's deputies shared images from a surveillance video taken when the suspect burglarized a local business, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.
Organizers of a ceremony rededicating the Screven County High School football stadium to its namesake, Maj. Charles L. Kelly, hope to honor Vietnam War veterans from throughout the area at the event preceding Saturday night's football game in Sylvania.
Georgia Southern University will host its Fall 'Boro Browse event on Tuesday.
WASHINGTON - The government has reached a $16.65 billion settlement with Bank of America over its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the financial crisis, the Justice Department announced Thursday.
ATLANTA - Two American aid workers who were infected with the deadly Ebola virus have been discharged from an Atlanta hospital, where the scene Thursday was festive and celebratory - a stark contrast to the sterile, rushed atmosphere that marked their arrival nearly three weeks ago.
Consumers be aware - $100 isn't "worth" the same amount in each state, according to a map released this week.
Millions have taken to the Internet to remember actor-comedian Robin Williams, who died at age 63 in a suspected suicide.
KENYA - An estimated 100,000 elephants in Africa have been killed by poachers from 2010-12, according to a new peer reviewed study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The killings have increased as a result of the growing demand for ivory sold on the black-market in China and other Asian countries.
Cars are one of the most important status symbols in America. The kind of car you drive indicates the kind of person you think you are, and the kind of person you want other people to think you are. Sociologists have long studied the different kinds of cars in order to determine how they relate to a person's self-image. We are happy now to bring you the fruits of that research:
ATLANTA - At least one of the two American aid workers who were infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Africa has recovered and was to be discharged Thursday from an Atlanta hospital, a spokeswoman for the aid group he was working for said.
KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine - Former President George W. Bush took the ice bucket challenge then nominated former President Bill Clinton to do it next.
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PITTSBURGH - Justin Upton dropped a routine fly ball to left-centerfield in the ninth inning which set the stage for Gaby Sanchez's game-winning sacrifice fly that capped a late-inning comeback as the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Atlanta Braves 3-2 on Wednesday night.
ATHENS - Hutson Mason finally has the job he wanted all along.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith has put a strong emphasis since the start of training camp on improving the team's run defense.