MOSCOW - Russia had a short answer Tuesday for President Bush's top national security advisers who came to ask for detente in the simmering argument over a planned U.S. missile shield at Russia's doorstep. ''Nyet.'' Or maybe, ''Not yet.''
BERLIN - A long love story is over at a German zoo: Petra the swan and her swan-shaped paddleboat are parting ways.
About 300 people came out on Saturday to participate in the third annual African American Business Owner's Coalition awards banquet. The event, held at the Russell Union Ballroom on the campus of Georgia Southern University, recognized the achievements of several prominent Statesboro business owners. It also offered information and motivation for economic and community development.
Laura "Molly" Bickerton, a radiologic technology student at Ogeechee Technical College, was named local winner of the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL) at a luncheon held Monday at Ogeechee Tech. The announcement was made by Dr. Dawn Cartee, president of Ogeechee Tech.
PITTSBURGH - Vicki Van Meter, celebrated for piloting a plane across the country at age 11 and from the U.S. to Europe at age 12, has died of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound, the Crawford County coroner said. She was 26.
MILLTOWN, Mont. - Every evening, a 45-car train rumbles away from the Clark Fork River, loaded not with copper, gold or silver ore, but with the toxic legacy of more than a century of mining: tons of contaminated mud from behind an old dam.
WASHINGTON - College kids are so frazzled they can't sleep or eat. Or study. Good grief, they're even anxious about spring break.
ATLANTA - With most of the city's downtown tourism infrastructure damaged by a tornado, officials are scrambling to make sure no upcoming conventions move to other cities.
DORAL, Fla. - The outcome has never been more inevitable. Tiger Woods has never looked so invincible.
Georgia Lottery retailer Clyde's Market in Portal received last week a $25,000 retailer incentive bonus for selling a Mega Millions jackpot ticket.
Georgia 12th District Congressman John Barrow will hold a town hall meeting for veterans on Wednesday in Statesboro. The gathering is scheduled for 5:30-7 p.m. at the Honey Bowen Building.
Georgia Southern's bats exploded for the second time in the series against Columbia, as the Eagles knocked off the Lions 22-8 to conclude the four-game series at J.I. Clements Stadium.
Bulloch Academy won both convincingly and dramatically Monday as the Gators swept a doubleheader from Curtis Baptist High School.
Four Bulloch County Sheriff's deputies recently completed training at the Georgia Peace Officers Training Center in Forsyth, said Capt. Howard Nesmith.
Georgia Southern got two hits apiece from the 2-4 batters in the line-up, but dropped an 11-3 decision to Columbia Sunday afternoon at J.I. Clements Stadium. The Eagles fell to 9-8 overall.
LOS ANGELES - Retief Goosen had gone so long without being in contention on the weekend that he wondered how his nerves would hold up. They were tested Saturday at Riviera, and the two-time U.S. Open champion earned a passing grade.
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After having been swept by Trinity Christian School of Dublin during the regular season, the Bulloch Academy Lady Gators got the sweetest revenge possible Friday night in the championship game of the GISA Region 2-AAA basketball tournament.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - NASCAR suspended Kurt Busch indefinitely Friday after a judge said the former champion almost surely choked and beat a former girlfriend last fall and there was a "substantial likelihood" of more domestic violence from him in the future.
Three people were arrested after officers found a large amount of crystal methamphetamine in a Stilson-area home, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.
PORTAL - After last year's loss in the Elite Eight, the Portal Panthers are back in the state playoffs looking for another run deep into the tournament with this year's squad.
LOS ANGELES - The Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers are planning a shared stadium in the Los Angeles area if both teams fail to get new stadium deals in their current hometowns, the teams said in a joint statement, adding another layer of complexity to a possible NFL return to the region.
Statesboro raised some eyebrows earlier this week with its win over Drew in the first round of the Class AAAAA state basketball playoffs.
Claxton resident Britnee Kinard received the prestigious Lincoln Caregiver Award last month in an exclusive award dinner ceremony, followed by a concert, at the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts Concert Hall in Washington, D.C.
With cold air continuing to hold on in the region, First Presbyterian Church of Statesboro will provide a warming center for the third consecutive day tonight, Bulloch County Emergency Management Agency Director Ted Wynn announced.
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ATLANTA - Look for plenty of introductions when the Atlanta Braves report for spring training Friday.
In early February, the Bulloch Academy Lady Gators struggled and suffered defeat when they had to play without star senior forward Pate Lomax due to injury.
INDIANAPOLIS - Marcus Mariota looked awfully comfortable on center stage Thursday.
LOS ANGELES - Retief Goosen and Vijay Singh, among the top five players in the world a decade ago, were part of a six-way tie for the lead in the Northern Trust Open in what amounted to "throwback Thursday" at Riviera.