JENA, La. - It's got all the elements of a Delta blues ballad from the days of Jim Crow: hangman's nooses dangling from a shade tree; a mysterious fire in the night; swift deliberations by a condemning, all-white jury.
Mr. and Mrs. David B. Rountree and Mr. and Mrs. Thomas W. Rountree Jr. announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Holly Sue Rountree, to Ronnie Hall Bazemore, son of Mr. and Mrs. Palmer Bazemore Jr.
DOVER, Del. - Two students were shot and wounded, one seriously, at Delaware State University early Friday, and the campus was locked down as police searched for a gunman, officials said.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles David Reed of Sylvania announce the engagement of their daughter, Christie Rebecca Reed, to Stephen Wade Faires, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wade Elias Faires Jr. of Evans, Ga.
DEAR DR. GOTT: I have intended to write you for a long time. I'm a retired nurse and read your column in my local newspaper. You and I think exactly alike. I agree with everything you say, we appear very compatible, it looks like we are about the same age, and you are very nice-looking besides.
Dr. and Mrs. Russell and Wanda Herrington of Portal announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary Lee Herrington of Portal, to Jeremy Christopher, son of Mr. and Mrs. Colleen Salls
There is likely to be some kind of interaction between your material and social affairs that holds much promise. Meeting someone who'll influence you to head in a new direction could be at the foundation of this maneuver.
Today's deal features a declarer-play theme that has appeared in print many times - even here! - but this is an unusual variation of it.
WASHINGTON - The Treasury Department said Friday it will halt sales of Treasury securities to state and local governments starting next week because Congress has yet to increase the ceiling on the national debt.
I have recently received several questions about concussion. Some have come from patients in the office, others from concerned parents of athletes. I wanted to explain what concussions are, how they are diagnosed, and how they are treated.
Have you ever heard a Whangdoodle? Have you ever even heard of a Whangdoodle? Well, according to early Southeastern United States histories, these fearsome creatures were said to have resembled a particularly wild and wooly cougar. Reaching as much as three feet in height, and as much as four feet in length, they were reported to have large ears and have been covered with a coarse grey fur. Some historians think it may even have been a northern cousin to the much-talked about Chupacabra of South America.
BOSTON - An MIT student wearing what turned out to be a fake bomb was arrested at gunpoint Friday at Logan International Airport and later claimed it was artwork, officials said.
DEAR ABBY: I'm a 30-year-old man, married a little over three years, and I'm in serious financial trouble. I was laid off from my well-paying job almost two years ago, and I have been struggling to keep my head above water ever since.
A group of members from the Archibald Bulloch chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution met in front of the Bulloch County Courthouse at this past Monday, to launch the week-long celebration of Constitution Week. This historica document is 220 years old.
WASHINGTON - About 1 million Simplicity and Graco cribs are being recalled after three children became entrapped in their cribs and died of suffocation, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said Friday.
A good portion of the more than 1 billion active Facebook accounts bear the name of a person who can't even walk yet.
Halloween is never really Halloween without a dose of sheer fright tossed into the brew.
Starting Monday, millions of people who have avoided colon cancer screening can get a new home test that's noninvasive and doesn't require the icky preparation most other methods do.
Now that the 2014 Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair is over, here are some photos to help you relive the week that was. And judging by the attendance, many of you were there at least once.
A preaching friend I knew in south Mississippi about a hundred years ago recently wrote about his summer vacations at his "Granddaddy and Mamaw's" house and the "neat" experience of having to get drinking water via the hand pump and dipper at the well. I wrote him and told him I could remember similar experiences at my dad's family farm in Indiana. The biggest differences, I guess, were the lack of a pump on the well. Grandpa used a bucket, rope and pulley to get the water up, though there was a hand pump attached to the kitchen ...
The local, as in Savannah, public radio station is off the air right now as a result of damage from a lightning storm. Without the voices of Steve Inskeep and David Greene and - since it's October and the Supreme Court is in session - Nina Totenberg igniting the pilot light of my brain, I have been left to entertain myself as I perform my morning ablutions. So I sing.
Maria Joyce Kunkel and Jeffrey Sutton Powell were united in marriage on August 30, 2014, at the Lovely Lane Chapel on St. Simons Island, Georgia. Following the ceremony, a reception was held at Delaney's on St. Simons Island.
NEW YORK - The gulf between politicians and scientists over Ebola widened on Sunday as the nation's top infectious-disease expert warned that the mandatory, 21-day quarantining of medical workers returning from West Africa is unnecessary and could discourage volunteers from traveling to the danger zone.
MARTINSVILLE, Va. - Kevin Harvick has picked his way through traffic before at Martinsville Speedway, never when the stakes were so high.
PITTSBURGH - Broderick Snoddy ran for 82 yards and three touchdowns and Georgia Tech took advantage of six Pittsburgh turnovers in a 56-28 win on Saturday.
ST. SIMONS ISLAND - Will MacKenzie figured a good shot had turned out badly.
Consumers in Georgia and three other states who were helped by navigators for the 2014 insurance exchanges tended to be people of color who were not financially secure, a recently released report says.
DUBLIN - Bulloch Academy's Lanier Olliff and Will Rushing combined for just 16 carries, but the duo amassed 216 yards and five touchdowns as they led the Gators to a dominating 42-16 victory over Trinity Christian School in GISA Region 2-AAA action at Cleve Warnock Stadium Friday night.
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SAN FRANCISCO - Brandon Finnegan passed his biggest test yet.