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South Carolina governor: Confederate flag comes down Friday

COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley signed a bill into law Thursday that will bring down the Confederate flag outside the Statehouse, a move that seemed unthinkable only a month ago in this Deep South state that was the first to secede from the Union.

July 09, 2015 | By JEFFREY COLLINS and MEG KINNARD Associated Press | Local

South Carolina House approves bill removing Confederate flag

COLUMBIA, S.C. - The South Carolina House approved taking down the Confederate flag from the Capitol grounds, a stunning reversal early Thursday in a state that was the first to leave the Union in 1860 and raised the flag again at its Statehouse more than 50 years ago to protest the civil rights movement.

July 09, 2015 | By JEFFREY COLLINS Associated Press | Local

Brewers come from behind, beat Braves 6-5

MILWAUKEE - Carlos Gomez hit a go-ahead, three-run homer in the eighth inning and also had a solo shot in the sixth to help the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Atlanta Braves 6-5 on Wednesday.

July 08, 2015 | JOE TOTORAITIS Associated Press | Atlanta Braves

‘Jungle Book’ comes alive Friday

While walking in downtown Statesboro Friday, you might see characters from your favorite childhood book walking around as "The Jungle Book" is brought to life by local youth.

July 08, 2015 | By LUCAS BAGGETT Herald Intern | Local

It's official: Keel named president of Georgia Regents University in Augusta

After more than five years years as president of Georgia Southern University, Dr. Brooks Keel is leaving to become president of Georgia Regents University in Augusta, effective July 20.

July 08, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

US begins home World Cup celebrations

LOS ANGELES - Carli Lloyd looked out over the cheering mob of U.S. women's national team fans and raised an arm in triumph.

July 07, 2015 | By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer | Sports

Along for the ride on Watson's farewell at St. Andrews

This was one time Luke Donald didn't mind taking 45 minutes to play a 357-yard hole. He was on the 18th hole at St. Andrews, and the company he kept that Friday afternoon in 2005 could not have been better.

July 07, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Sports Writer | Sports

Worth the wait

VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Megan Rapinoe strolled around taking selfies, occasionally sipping bubbly with her teammates and trying to balance the Women's World Cup championship trophy on her head.

July 06, 2015 | By TIM BOOTH AP Sports Writer | Sports

A win, then a hug: Serena Williams tops Venus

LONDON (AP) - Decades ago, when the Williams sisters were kids in California, taking tennis lessons from Dad on a municipal court and imagining playing at Grand Slam tournaments one day, it was Venus - older, taller, stronger - who usually beat Serena.

July 06, 2015 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports

Blue Devil Golf to host fundraising tournament

July 06, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN | Prep Sports 360

Deadly weekend in Chicago highlights city's gang warfare

CHICAGO - A 7-year-old boy who was one of seven people shot to death in Chicago over the holiday weekend was the son of a gang leader with a lengthy arrest record, and police say the man's refusal to cooperate with detectives highlights the city's ongoing challenge to curb gang-related violence.

July 06, 2015 | By DON BABWIN Associated Press | Associated Press

Court: Georgia official can set Vidalia onion packing date

ATLANTA - Georgia's agriculture commissioner can set a packing date for the state's famed Vidalia onions, an appeals court has ruled.

July 06, 2015 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local

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