BAGHDAD, Iraq - Kidnappers released about 70 people snatched in a mass abduction by suspected Shiite militiamen who answer to a key backer of the prime minister - a sign the militants went too far and Iraq's leader may be yielding to intense U.S. pressure to crack down on sectarian violence.
WASHINGTON - Americans' approval of President Bush's handling of Iraq has dropped to the lowest level ever, increasing the pressure on the commander in chief to find a way out after nearly four years of war.
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 visiting Portal Panthers turned a tie ball game at halftime into a nine-point cushion at the end of the third quarter, then held on to defeat Screven County on Saturday, 74-68.
WASHINGTON - Democrats embraced Rep. Nancy Pelosi as the first woman House speaker in history on Thursday, then quickly snubbed her, selecting Steny Hoyer of Maryland as majority leader against her wishes.
These animals and many others await adoption at the Bulloch County Animal Shelter. Please call 764-4529 or visit the shelter Mon. - Fri., 1-5 p.m. or Sat., 10 a.m. - noon. Adoption fees are $35 and include shots, worming, and a coupon for spaying or neutering that is provided by the Humane Society.
Brittany Marie Mallard of Lexington, S.C., became the bride of Jonathan Daniel Mize of Union, S.C., during a 6:30 p.m. ceremony held at the Lexington United Methodist Church in Lexington on August 19, 2006. The Rev. Matthew Williamson officiated.
Christmas has begun for the Bresslers! I am one of those people who just can't wait until the lights go on every tree and bush in sight, the malls are decorated to the point of insanity and every church turns to page one in the hymnal and the choir and congregation begin belting out, at the top of their voices, favorite carols. I realize that Christmas should not be the highlight of the year as there would be no Christmas without Easter, and yet the little boy in me has to sing and smile and wish the happiest of ...
There's an old axiom you're only as good as your last game.
Kori Allison Williams, Bachelor of Fine Arts candidate at Georgia Southern University, will open her senior photography exhibition, Phi-nomenon, on Monday, in the Legends Gallery of the Averitt Center for the Arts in downtown Statesboro. The Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art sponsors the exhibition, which will close with a reception on Thursday, December 7, from 5 –7 p.m.
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PORTAL - It was barely a contest Tuesday afternoon as Portal bats and gloves alike caught fire to blow Claxton out of the water.
ATLANTA - The Washington Nationals are again champions of the NL East, wrapping up their second division title in three years against the team that knocked them out of the top spot last season.
ATLANTA - The Braves are still more than two years away from moving into their new suburban ballpark.
The months of September and October are considered by many deer hunters to be the pre-game warm-up for the "real season" when the rut begins.
Tom Watson didn't appear to be kicking himself.
ATLANTA - Mayor Kasim Reed said Tuesday he has already talked with six potential buyers of the Atlanta Hawks and expects a sale of the team to move quickly after racially charged comments by owner Bruce Levenson and general manager Danny Ferry.
ATHENS - Perhaps Georgia's depth at tailback didn't take an immediate hit after all when freshman Nick Chubb had surgery on Monday to repair his fractured left thumb.
Statesboro High will honor its 1964 football team on its 50th reunion on Sept. 26-27.
The decision whether to charge three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart in the August death of a fellow driver at a sprint car race in upstate New York will be up to a grand jury.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Falcons rookie left tackle Jake Matthews has returned to practice after missing last week's loss at Cincinnati with a sprained left ankle.
MINNEAPOLIS - Adrian Peterson has been one of the most popular and marketable stars in the NFL, an approachable superstar with an inspirational comeback story that made him an endorser's dream.
WASHINGTON - A U.S. senator threatened the NFL with legislation over Washington's nickname, a letter was dispatched to the other 31 team owners, and the issue was linked to the league's others recent troubles Tuesday as the anti-"Redskins" movement took its cause to Capitol Hill.
Hundreds of people joined community leaders Tuesday afternoon for the official ribbon cutting of the Statesboro Convention and Visitors Bureau's Regional Visitors Center.
Constitution Week begins Wednesday and runs through Tuesday, Sept. 23, celebrating the 227th anniversary of the signing of this great document.
On Friday and Saturday, several local businesses will participate in a Downtown Boutique Warehouse sale.