WASHINGTON - The House voted Friday for the first time to clamp a cutoff deadline on the Iraq war, agreeing by a thin margin to pull combat troops out by next year and pushing the new Democratic-led Congress ever closer to a showdown with President Bush.
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.
Note: This is a health information column by Statesboro physician Christopher Munger. Look for the column to appear every other Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Donny and Gina West of Brooklet announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley West of Brooklet, to Andrew Geddis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles and Nicole Knight.
Johnny Murray of Omaha, Neb., and Shirley Murray of Statesboro request the honor of your presence at the marriage of their daughter, Desiree Murray, to Charvis Davis, son of Charles and Lucretia Davis and Virginia and Larry Cone.
Welcomed changes could be in the offing for you where your social life is concerned. This is apt to be due in most part to a very special individual you meet who will introduce you to new people and places.
DEAR ABBY: I work in a public library, where I deal with a lot of children and process many library card applications. I have a question for today's parents and was wondering if your readers would respond.
Almost everybody has heard of the "Flying Tigers," the American pilots who were fighting the Japanese, but few people know of it's Bulloch County connection. Their commander, General Robert Lee Scott Jr., or "Scotty" as he was called when he was young, was born in Waynesboro on April 12, 1908. He spent much of his childhood with his grandfather, B.H. Scott, who lived in Bulloch County.
ALBANY, N.Y. - Rat poison was found in pet food blamed for the deaths of at least 16 cats and dogs, but scientists said Friday they still don't know how it got there and predicted more animal deaths would be linked to it.
DEAR DR. GOTT: I have suffered for more than 60 years with headaches, and nothing I have tried, until now, has helped me. Years ago, I was told by a doctor that my headaches were true migraines. Later, a neurologist told me after more tests were done (which included a brainwave, brain scan and more), that my headaches were vascular.
PORTAL - A moment of silence before the first pitch in remembrance of fallen Bryan County classmates who died in a car accident on Wednesday outside of Pembroke brought the Redskins (4-6, 1-2) onto the diamond with heavy hearts, and the Portal Panthers (7-5, 4-0) were able to increase their perfect region 3-A record to 4-0.
Mr. and Mrs. Marquard Y. Lett Jr. of Hackettstown, N.J., formerly of Augusta, announce the engagement of their daughter, Lyndsay Hudson Lett of Augusta, to Charles Eugene Riley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Riley of Milledgeville, Ga.
Captain and Mrs. Richard Dorne Wesley of Savannah announce the engagement of their daughter, Rebecca Elizabeth, to David Emory Lane, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Emory Lane of Statesboro.
NEW YORK - For all his death-defying stunts, Harry Houdini couldn't escape the Grim Reaper: He died on Halloween 1926, apparently from a punch to the stomach that ruptured his appendix.
The Statesboro High softball team opens up play today in hopes that a good mix of returning starters and up-and-coming talent is the key to getting things on track.
It's safe to say that football is a bit of an institution at Statesboro High.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - On a soggy day at Valhalla, Rory McIlroy put himself in a familiar position: leading the PGA Championship.
Are you looking for a different sort of fishing trip where the scenery is spectacular, the boat traffic is minimal and the action is hot?
Join Georgia Southern student-athletes Saturday at the Statesboro Mall and get a chance to win Eagles football tickets.
The Evans County Centennial Tribute Event, complete with dignitaries, music, historical presentations and a giant Evans County 100th birthday cake, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Joyce NeSmith Auditorium on U.S. Highway 280 in Claxton.
A new study from Bridging the Gap reports holes in previously released research claiming major losses in a new healthy lunch program.
ATLANTA - Three homeless people have died in the tuberculosis outbreak involving Atlanta shelters, public health officials say.
Located in Statesboro, with over forty years of industry experience, since 1973, Bulloch County natives Lewis Spivey and Arthur Allen, Jr. own Southeastern Alarm & Technologies, Inc. Southeastern Alarm is the only full time locally owned and operated alarm company in Bulloch County.
LONDON - The World Health Organization on Friday declared the Ebola outbreak in West Africa to be an international public health emergency that requires an extraordinary response to stop its spread.
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's new military strategy in Iraq amounts to trying to contain - not destroy - the Islamic militant group that now controls much of the country's northern region. That leaves open the questions of how deeply the U.S. will be drawn into the sectarian conflict, and whether airstrikes alone can stop the militants' momentum.
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Gaza militants resumed rocket attacks on Israel on Friday, refusing to extend a three-day truce after Egyptian-brokered talks between Israel and Hamas on a new border deal for blockaded Gaza hit a deadlock.
Mrs. Jeanette Byrd
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - For Rory McIlroy, the shockingly bad shot came out of nowhere.
CARSON, Calif. - A year after Landon Donovan returned to soccer, he realized he had lost his passion for the sport again. This time, the best player in American history decided to walk away for good.