NEWTON, Ga. - Nine people were killed and a hospital was evacuated after it was damaged when powerful storms packing tornadoes hit south Georgia.
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The month of March may roar in like a lion or quietly whisper like a lamb. Whatever the weather, let the breezes stir your imagination and beckon you outside for fun with your family. Fly a kite, look for leprechauns and four-leaf-clovers, or soak up the sun – take in every beautiful day of March with those you love.
Gray-brown like south Georgia dirt, the hickory nut rolls around in the palm of my hand. It is cracked, but still whole. The little point at the end, what the botanists call a stigma, is worn down to a smooth nub.
Richard Glisson of Statesboro and Mary Ann McCall of Sylvania announce the engagement of their daughter, Robin Elizabeth Glisson of Sylvania, to Harold David Anderson, son of Harold Ronald Anderson of Waycross and Carolyn McNear of Guyton.
Charles Ray Thornton and Mrs. Sam Reeves of Washington announce the engagement of their daughter, Daisy Ellen Thornton of Statesboro, to James Benji Lewis of Statesboro, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jan Price of Statesboro.
ATLANTA - A small college in Ohio was thrown into mourning Friday after a bus carrying the baseball team tumbled over the side of a highway overpass and slammed onto the pavement 30 feet below, killing four students, the driver and his wife.
NASSAU, Bahamas - Her coffin covered in a pink rhinestone-studded blanket, Anna Nicole Smith was buried Friday as she lived: extravagantly dressed in a designer gown and surrounded by a small cadre of competing admirers.
WASHINGTON - The Bush administration took a major step Friday toward building a new generation of nuclear warheads, selecting a design that is being touted as safer, more secure and more easily maintained than today's arsenal.
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ENTERPRISE, Ala. - Administrators at a high school where eight students died in a tornado were warned about severe weather nearly three hours before the twister struck, raising questions Friday about whether classes should have been dismissed earlier.
STILSON - Former Georgia Southern and current NFL players Adrian Peterson and Kiwaukee Thomas were the highlight of an assembly Wednesday at Stilson Elementary School. The assembly was aimed at encouraging the students to study hard for the upcoming CRCT test (kindergarten through fourth grade) and the Georgia Writing test (fifth grade).
Mr. and Mrs. Pat Kennedy of Glennville announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Candice Delaina Kennedy, to Lee Thomas Elrod, son of Mr. and Mrs. Mal Elrod of Statesboro.
When it comes to milking the clock it is evident the Portal basketball team is not made up of a group of farmers.
ATLANTA - Georgia's highest court ruled Monday that a state law allowing courts to contract with private probation companies to supervise misdemeanor offenders is constitutional but does not allow for additional requirements beyond what is imposed by the courts.
Motorcycles, corvettes and law enforcement vehicles brought Santa Claus to downtown Statesboro Saturday for the 12th year of Santa's Toy Run.
The Statesboro Main Street Farmers Market will host its seventh annual Shopping by Lantern Light from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday in the Charlie Olliff Square in downtown Statesboro, behind Sea Island Bank.
Facebook recently introduced a new way of expressing gratitude just in time for Thanksgiving as it launched its new "Say Thanks" video creator. The feature has received mixed reviews in a predictable fashion as critics tear it apart while Facebook users have flooded newsfeeds with videos saying thanks to their friends and family.
WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced Monday he is stepping down, leaving under pressure following a rocky tenure in which he has struggled to break through the White House's insular team of national security advisers.
(Note: The following is part of a series of articles looking at the history and evolution of agriculture in Georgia and Bulloch County.)
From the I'm Sorry to Have to Tell You Department: Parents who say they want to raise kids who "think for themselves" are not being exactly truthful. It's a nice and very democratic thing to say, for sure, but let's face it, folks: You want your kids to think like you do. For example: If you're a liberal, you want your kids to be liberals when they grow up. Right? Right! The same is true of conservatives, libertarians, people of faith, people of no faith and people with COEXIST bumper stickers on their cars. Furthermore, that ...
Beth Odom of Metter announces the engagement of her daughter, Brandi Elizabeth Odom, to Matthew Jason Steinberg, son of Jeffrey and Judy Steinberg of Sandy Springs.
Smartphones - and the apps, photos and texts that come with them - are hard to resist. Americans log more than an hour of screen time on the devices each day, according to a December 2013 data analysis from Nielsen.
ATLANTA - More time-management issues. A blown lead in the fourth quarter. Another loss outside the NFC South.
I hit an owl.
Southeast Bulloch High School's competitive cheerleading team finished off a hugely successful season last weekend with a third-place finish in the Georgia Class AAA State Cheerleading Championships.
Southeast Bulloch and Statesboro High Schools' JROTC Raider Teams traveled recently to the State Raider Meet at Spaulding High School in Griffin, and each took home top honors.
CHICAGO - On a very memorable Sunday, Pastor Laura Truax surprised her congregation with a bold announcement: She was about to hand out money to everyone.
FERGUSON, Mo. - Crews erected barricades around the building where a grand jury has been considering whether to indict the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, even as a grand jury decision seemed unlikely this weekend.