JAKARTA, Indonesia - A mother begged a cargo hand to take her 18-month-old daughter after fire engulfed an Indonesian ferry Thursday, then jumped into the sea along with hundreds of other passengers. Sixteen people died and scores were injured.
BROOKLET - The Southeast Bulloch Lady Yellow Jackets (2-1-1) took on Toombs County (1-1-1) on Thursday night, and the strength of SEB was enough to overcome the team speed of the visiting Lady Bulldogs, as SEB won 2-0.
BUHRIZ, Iraq - In a muddy, half-collapsed police station northeast of Baghdad, in the heart of insurgent territory, 30 American and 60 Iraqi troopers hunker down amid constant mortar fire and study how to undermine an enemy who is literally next door.
DEAR ABBY: Late last summer, we invited another couple - good friends - over for an informal dinner. When they walked in, they handed me a basket of fresh-picked vegetables from their garden.
A series of minor changes to the city's alcohol ordinance were approved Tuesday at Statesboro's City Council meeting, including giving the fire chief the authority to enforce the maximum occupancy load of restaurants.
David Russell said, "The hardest thing in life is to know which bridge to cross and which to burn."
You could have a fortuitous opportunity that turns a profit from something you presently think of as a mere hobby or simply a pleasurable interest. Its potential could be surprisingly large.
DEAR DR. GOTT: Many years ago, I had a problem with ringworm. (I love cats, and I will pick up a stray anytime.) I have been infected with ringworm many times and had no results with medications prescribed by my doctor. I went to see a company physician for an unrelated matter, and he noticed the ringworm. He advised me to use Mennen Brushless shave cream, regular, several times a day for several days. The ringworm disappeared in no time at all, and I have used it ever since whenever I have another encounter.
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The Jenkins County Lady Eagles will go on the road to take on the Lady Vikings of Treutlen County in the first round of the state playoffs tonight, and JCHS coach Randy Cooper and his girls want to take a no-nonsense approach.
LONDON - He's the redheaded son of the late Princess Diana, the rowdy royal known more for dancing until dawn than waking for battle. But Britain's party prince, Harry, is getting his wish and is being deployed to Iraq this spring with his Blues and Royals regiment.
After stumbling during the region playoffs, the Screven County Lady Gamecocks are back for a second year in a row to compete for a state championship in region 3-AA. This time, they intend to get the job done.
CARSON CITY, Nev. - Former Sen. John Edwards jabbed gently at Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton on Wednesday in the first all-candidates forum of the 2008 Democratic presidential campaign, saying her refusal to disavow a 2002 vote on Iraq was ''between her and her conscience.''
WASHINGTON - President Bush's ''coalition of the willing,'' long seen by much of the world as a shell for a largely U.S. operation in Iraq, is quickly becoming a coalition of the unwilling.
DEAR ABBY: I loved your response to "Wants to Reach Out in Boulder" (Jan. 8), who asked what to say to someone with a terminal illness.
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RALEIGH, N.C. - Senior-laden Mercer went into Duke's backyard and pulled off the biggest upset of the NCAA tournament so far Friday, beating the Blue Devils 78-71 and likely ending Jabari Parker's short college career.
POINT PLEASANT BEACH, N.J. - A fire early Friday destroyed a New Jersey shore motel that was housing people displaced by Superstorm Sandy, killing four people and injuring eight, authorities said.
WASHINGTON - Black students are more likely to be suspended from U.S. public schools - even as tiny preschoolers.
ATLANTA - Members of the Georgia General Assembly are ready to begin their campaigns for another term, fresh off a legislative session highlighted by scads of campaign-friendly maneuvers.
Franklin "Shag" Garvin
Appalachian State would sure like to turn around its baseball season after a disastrous start to the program's last year in the Southern Conference before joining the Sun Belt.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Siyani Chambers scored 11 points, including five straight in the final 2 minutes, and 12th-seeded Harvard won its second NCAA tournament game in history, upsetting fifth-seeded Cincinnati 61-57 on Thursday in the East Regional.
The Statesboro Blue Devils won a boys golf tournament at Forest Heights Country Club with a team score of 171 on Thursday.
ORLANDO, Fla. - Masters champion Adam Scott was feeling ill when he arrived at Bay Hill. One majestic round with the putter Thursday made him feel a lot better.
ATHENS - Hutson Mason has some big shoes to fill in his one and only season as Georgia's starting quarterback.
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. - Atlanta Braves pitcher Brandon Beachy will have ligament-replacement surgery in his right elbow for the second time Friday and is expected to miss the entire season.
During a meeting Thursday evening, Brooklet City Council members voted to keep the city's police department.
An ordinance amendment to allow drive-thru sales of closed-container beer and wine in Statesboro failed to get a motion for final approval from City Council this week.
Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Sunday's print edition. Because of a typographical error, a front-page article Thursday about a historical marker honoring the Rigdon Cemetery and Rigdon's Mill twice misspelled the Rigdon family name. The Statesboro Herald regrets the error.