DECATUR, Ala. (AP) - With darkness settling over the battlefield and soldiers bedding down for the night, the familiar lyrics rose - music and voices blending from both Union and Confederate camps.
WASHINGTON - President Bush on Saturday signed a bill to prevent a government shutdown, but not without complaint.
In some families, employment of a partner requires traveling or taking a position away from the primary family residents. When there are children, it is important that parents explain what is going to happen before they leave the household for any extended time. Such arrangements can be difficult for a child to understand.
OAK LAWN, Ill. - A big red sign that says ''Stop'' sometimes isn't enough to get everyone to stop. Maybe a laugh will get their attention.
TRENTON, N.J. - The Topps Meat Co. on Saturday expanded its recall of frozen hamburger patties that may be contaminated with the E. coli bacteria and sickened more than a dozen people in eight states.
PAHRUMP, Nev. - When a homemade videotape showing a young girl being sexually assaulted surfaced, authorities took the unusual step of releasing information about the child in hopes that someone would recognize her.
Bulloch Academy's Darion Carter was a triple threat Friday night against Briarwood Academy.
BANGKOK, Thailand - Watching soldiers firing their guns and beating die-hard protesters with clubs in the streets of Myanmar, a distraught man shouted, ''Bloodbath again! Bloodbath again! Why don't the Americans come and help us?''
KABUL, Afghanistan - President Hamid Karzai on Saturday offered to meet with the Taliban leader and give militants a government position only hours after a suicide bomber in army disguise attacked a military bus, killing 30 people - nearly all of them Afghan soldiers.
WASHINGTON - The most basic job of Congress is to pass the bills that pay the costs of running the government. After criticizing Republicans for falling down on the job last year, Democrats now are the ones stumbling.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Nearly three years after the battle of Fallujah earned Marines more Navy Cross medals for heroism than any other action in Iraq, prosecutors are investigating whether members of one squad killed a group of captured insurgents there.
HARDWICK, Ga. - It's about noon in middle Georgia and the sun is beating down on the yard at Men's State Prison.
WASHINGTON - Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich will not run for president in 2008 after determining he could not legally explore a bid and remain as head of his tax-exempt political organization, a spokesman said Saturday.
Weddings across the globe are pretty darn varied. Consider the differences between religious ceremonies, for instance: Protestant Christians stroll up and down the aisle to upbeat marches; blushing Islamic brides propose to their grooms; Mormons take their vows for life as well as the rest of eternity; and Buddhist couples don't actually marry, but instead pledge to pursue the greater Truth. Non-religious ceremonies can get even more diverse, with Medieval-themed dress or even an Elvis officiant.
NEW YORK - Jason Heyward hit a leadoff home run off Zack Wheeler, Julio Teheran won his third straight start and the Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets 3-2 Wednesday night to stop a three-game losing streak.
The last time Kevin Ellison lined up at quarterback for Georgia Southern he had a day to produce a lifetime of memories.
Working hard in a non-airconditioned weight room over the summer helped Bulloch Academy's players excel in their 48-6 destruction of First Presbyterian of Hinesville last week.
Last season, Lanier Olliff emerged from spring practice as the favorite to take over quarterbacking duties for Bulloch Academy as a sophomore.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Jacksonville Jaguars had few, if any, concerns at center for a dozen years.
NEW YORK - Maria Sharapova's serve and her groundstrokes were abandoning her. What she had was her conditioning.
CHICAGO - The ballpark gleams, exactly as the home of the Little League World Series national championship team should.
Ticket sales for the new season at the Georgia Southern University Performing Arts Center, 847 Plant Drive, will begin on Tuesday.
Statesboro-Bulloch County Crime Suppression Team investigators arrested a man Saturday for possession of a gun, marijuana and the drug known by the street name "Molly," according to a news release.
Sky Country, a component of the United States Air Force Band of the West, will perform a concert at the Carl Vinson VA Medical Center in Dublin at 2 p.m. Sept. 3 in the medical center auditorium. The concert is free and open to the public.
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BROOKLET - Southeast Bulloch notched its biggest win of the season Tuesday evening, cruising past Johnson of Savannah in a 16-0 rout in the first game of a doubleheader.
Now that Georgia Southern has released its starting two-deep for the season opener against N.C. State on Saturday, what questions are left that need to be answered?
WASHINGTON - Egypt and the United Arab Emirates secretly carried out airstrikes against Islamist militias inside Libya, the United States publicly acknowledged Tuesday, another sharp jolt to American-led attempts over the past three years to stabilize Libya after dictator Moammar Gadhafi's overthrow.
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Israel and Gaza's ruling Hamas agreed Tuesday to an open-ended cease-fire after seven weeks of fighting - an uneasy deal that halts the deadliest war the sides have fought in years, with more than 2,200 killed, but puts off the most difficult issues.