SAVANNAH - With a little more than four minutes left to play it was now or never time for the Portal Panthers, who trailed Calvary Day by eight at the Calvary gym.
ATHENS - Georgia coach Mark Richt moved quickly to name a new defensive coordinator, hiring Jeremy Pruitt from Florida State on Tuesday, only two days after losing Todd Grantham to Louisville.
PHILADELPHIA - A federal judge is slowing down the proposed $765 million settlement of NFL concussion claims, questioning if there's enough money to cover 20,000 retired players.
In order to clear the air up front I freely admit to doing some drinking in my younger days. I candidly confess and concede this point so you will realize that I make the following observations based on first hand and anecdotal accounts. This is not gossip, idle rumor or hearsay evidence.
If Anthony Bosch were still in business today, bet on this much: His phone would be buzzing nonstop with athletes trying to order the A-rod treatment.
MELBOURNE, Australia - After a day of searingly-hot temperatures which raised complaints from players, top-seeded Rafael Nadal advanced to the second round of the Australian Open in relatively mild conditions.
BELLVILLE - Pinewood Christian's Jessie Knaus intentionally missed a free throw with 1.3 seconds remaining to give PCA a chance at the game-tying shot, but Bulloch Academy held on for a 49-47 win on Tuesday on the road.
HONOLULU - Brandt Snedeker is a walking billboard for his summer plans.
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks' first regular-season game in London provides first-year coach Mike Budenholzer the opportunity for a midseason review of his team.
Kai Owens, a fifth-grade student at Brooklet Elementary School, is seeking donations of softly textured items that he hopes will bring comfort to children who are blind or visually impaired.
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The last two years, anybody familiar with Southern Conference basketball would have told you that Georgia Southern's Eric Ferguson and College of Charleston's Trent Wiedeman are the best frontcourt players in the league.
After trimming by construction managers, projected costs for a new Bulloch County administrative annex still exceed its $2.2 million budget by $300,000.
ATLANTA - Georgia lawmakers will revive an effort to expand gun rights, but will start over with new legislation and weigh the possibility of giving college presidents and religious leaders the option of whether to allow guns on public campuses and in places of worship, according to interviews with key lawmakers.
More than 50 people, including business owners, civic leaders and city officials, met last Thursday evening to explore ideas for revitalizing South Main Street.
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BROOKLET - The Southeast Bulloch girls had to fight and claw through the majority of their Region 1-AAA tournament opener Monday night, but a steady resolve and a big fourth quarter run paved the way for a 56-38 victory over Appling County.
Bulloch Academy wrestlers won three individual state championships and led the team to its second consecutive state runner-up trophy in the GISA Class AAA state traditional tournament this past weekend.
With nearly three months of regular season play in the books, area basketball teams are now preparing for their region tournaments with eyes set on the ultimate prize of landing a spot in the state playoffs.
GREENSBORO, N.C. -Lucy Mason led four UNCG scorers in double figures with 18 points to go along with seven rebounds and five assists to lead the Spartans to a 76-65 Southern Conference women's basketball victory over Georgia Southern Monday night in Fleming Gymnasium.
Two Georgia Southern baseball players, junior pitcher Will Middour and freshman infielder Aaron Palmer, were suspended indefinitely for a "violation of team rules" a university statement said on Monday.
Michael Sam could've taken the - well, not the easy, but certainly the easier - way out by staying mum on his sexual orientation, at least until after the NFL draft.
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. - The brightest lights that interest Jimmy Walker are found in another galaxy through his high-powered telescope.
Just a year and a half after Christy Hulsey took over a long-established Statesboro business in Colonial House of Flowers, her company was saluted as one of the 100 fastest-growing businesses owned or led by University of Georgia graduates.
Charles D. Sikes, honored Monday as the 2014 Citizen of the Year by Statesboro's two Rotary Clubs, has served his country, state and county under special circumstances.
With her sweet little smile, Sa'Diyah "Sadie" Pierce melts the hearts of those around her, and without saying a word, this 4-year-old charmer manages to get her point across.
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2014 Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind awards.
ATLANTA - Just two weeks ago, Atlanta became a national punch line when a few inches of snow crippled the city. Comedians said the gridlocked highways looked more like a zombie apocalypse than the South's bustling business hub.
Three men have been arrested in connection with the Jan. 26 shooting death of 39-year-old Joy Lee Ann Brown, the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office said Monday.
The Boy Scouts of America just celebrated their 104th birthday, and a local troop has the distinction of celebrating almost half of those years.