WASHINGTON - A historic veto showdown assured, Democratic leaders agreed Monday on legislation that requires the first U.S. combat troops to be withdrawn from Iraq by Oct. 1 with a goal of a complete pullout six months later.
MOSCOW - Former President Boris Yeltsin, who hastened the collapse of the Soviet Union by scrambling atop a tank to rally opposition against a hard-line coup and later pushed Russia to embrace democracy and a market economy, died Monday at age 76.
BLACKSBURG, Va. - Chemistry professor Joe Merola tried to give a lecture Monday, but looking out at 100 Virginia Tech students' faces - and the sweat shirt he'd placed on the seat of a slain student - he couldn't do it.
WASHINGTON - For most of her life, Jean Taylor has lived in northern New Jersey near the largest oil refinery on the East Coast.
WASHINGTON - Bolstered by a fresh show of support from President Bush, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales sought Monday to move beyond calls for his resignation, though questions lingered about his credibility after the firings of federal prosecutors.
Last month, about a mile from where I live, there was a sign flashing: "County Sheriff Enforces Aggressive Driving." Hmm!
BOONE, N.C. – After finishing as the runner-up to Appalachian State for the past four years, Georgia Southern's track and field team finally achieved their first Southern Conference Outdoor Championship, accruing 223.5 points at the ASU Track at Kidd Brewer Stadium in Boone, N.C.
DEAR ABBY: After reading the letter from "Invaded" (March 9), and her description of the behavior of "Thelma," the gossipy coordinator, I was disgusted. That woman should be reported to personnel for her nosiness and big mouth.
Both your social life and your material affairs can experience some favorable times, but it won't be by accident. The wonderful way you treat people will have a great influence on the fulfillment of your desires.
Sea Island Bank has announced several staff promotions in Statesboro and Savannah, according to Executive Vice President Gary L. Johnson. In making the announcement, Johnson said Chad Wiggins and Ken Rabitsch were named senior vice presidents while Gay Dailey was appointed vice president.
The Statesboro Girls Track Team is in third place after day one of the Region 3-AAAA Championships at the Georgia Southern University Track and Field Complex.
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 Georgia Southern Eagles have been through a lot over these past few years. New offenses, new defenses, new coaches and new transfers have completely changed the look of the once-dominant Eagles, and with all of the wholesale changes to the program, the 3-8 2006 season left a bad taste in the mouths of many fans. The arrival of first-year head coach Chris Hatcher to the Eagle football family seems to have re-energized the fan base and the program as a whole, and Saturday GSU fans and former players were given a glimpse of the "Hatch Attack" in action.
Mr. and Mrs. R. Kenny Stone of Statesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Caroline Rebecca Stone of Statesboro, to Ryan Troy Hooker, son of James L. Hooker and the late Martha A. Hooker.
BEREA, Ohio - Josh Gordon got back on the field before the NFL stopped him.
ATLANTA - Opponents of public money going toward new stadiums for the Atlanta Braves and Atlanta Falcons want lawmakers to require referendums for future public-private partnerships, even as those projects are underway.
FLOWERY BRANCH - A visit from the Tennessee Titans on Monday didn't change the tone of the Atlanta Falcons' fight-filled training camp.
Two American aid workers infected with Ebola are getting an experimental drug so novel it has never been tested for safety in humans and was only identified as a potential treatment earlier this year, thanks to a longstanding research program by the U.S. government and the military.
WASHINGTON - A major trait that endeared Jim Brady to the Washington press corps was his sense of humor, especially when he made fun of his own boss.
Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Wednesday's print edition. The estimated cost of a project to install traffic lights at the intersection of U.S. Highway 80 East and Burkhalter Road is just under $1 million. An incorrect amount was listed in a news brief on page 5 Tuesday. The Statesboro Herald regrets the error.
No more worrying if you remembered everything the doctor said.
TALLAHASSEE - Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher said he read books written by former NBA coach Phil Jackson in an attempt to discover the secrets of winning multiple championships.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Joe LaCava walked nearly never blade of grass on the 18th green at Valhalla Golf Club, jotting notes in his yardage book after stepping off the distances from every edge of the green to every possible pin position. It was just like any other Monday at a major.
Good news for those that find it almost impossible to fit in exercise: a new study found that running just five minutes a day decreased their mortality rate by a whopping 30 percent.
KUNMING, China - Rescuers found scores of survivors on Monday as they dug through homes shattered by an earthquake in southern China that killed at least 398 people and injured more than 1,800. Rainstorms were expected to continue to hinder rescue efforts over the coming days.
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - An Israeli-declared temporary cease-fire and troop withdrawals slowed violence in the Gaza war Monday, though an attack on an Israeli bus that killed one person in Jerusalem underscored the tensions still simmering in the region.
ATLANTA - Missionary Nancy Writebol, one of two known Americans stricken with Ebola, wasn't looking to abandon her overseas work. But Jeremy Writebol believes his 59-year-old mother can yield a greater good from her impending return to the United States amid West Africa's worst-ever outbreak of the often-deadly virus.
We are pleased to announce the engagement of Kimberly Hope Carter, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter and Kimberly Deal of Statesboro and the late Mr. Duane Eric Carter of Augusta, to Brooks Aaron Oldham, son of Mr. Steve Oldham of Fayetteville and the late Mrs. Judy Todd Oldham.
Warm weather, continued care and robust plants have yielded a bounty of beautiful, fresh vegetables - and personal satisfaction - from your garden this season. As the weather cools and fall approaches, it is not time to hang up your hat, gloves and trowel for the year. Autumn provides optimum weather and ample opportunity to keep growing and harvesting delicious, healthy produce well into the season.