The Battle of Midway and World War II may seem a long way from Bulloch County, but for families who sent a loved one into military service, the past remains an ever present memory.
Collin is 6 years old. He has eyes like malted milk balls - round and chocolate brown. He picked up a book from the library table and, following the instructions of the librarian to "Go over there and let that lady read you your book," walked the few steps to where I was sitting and sat down beside me.
JERUSALEM - Calls for Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's resignation mounted on Friday as police probed allegations that he accepted hundreds of thousands of campaign dollars in cash-stuffed envelopes from a U.S. citizen.
WASHINGTON - The U.S. trade deficit narrowed sharply in March as demand for imports fell by the largest amount since the last recession was ending. Analysts forecast that trade would continue to be one of the economy's few bright spots this year.
YANGON, Myanmar - Myanmar's military leaders seized aid shipments headed for cyclone survivors and told the top U.S. diplomat there Friday that they're not ready to let in American aid workers despite warnings the country is on the verge of a medical catastrophe.
BEIRUT, Lebanon - Shiite Hezbollah gunmen seized control of key parts of Beirut from Sunnis loyal to the U.S.-backed government Friday, a dramatic show-of-force certain to strengthen the Iranian-allied group's hand as it fights for dominance in Lebanon's political deadlock.
The Screven County Gamecocks swept Berrian County Friday in a double header to advance to the second round of the GHSA Class AA state playoffs.
MT. PLEASANT, S.C. - SoCon Player of the Year Robyne Siliga belted a three-run home run to center field to give second-seeded Georgia Southern a 4-2 victory over fifth-seeded UNC Greensboro in game 11 of the 2008 Southern Conference Softball Championship at the Patriots Point Athletics Complex.
WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court appeared reluctant Friday to uphold hefty fines for a reporter who refuses to identify the sources of her stories about the 2001 anthrax attacks.
BELGRADE, Serbia - For 13 years, he has eluded capture for atrocities a U.N. judge described as ''scenes from hell ... written on the darkest pages of human history.''
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - The grand pursuit of Jordan Spieth, redemption for Dustin Johnson, the mystery that has become Tiger Woods. It all came to a momentary halt Friday in the gloaming of St. Andrews when Tom Watson said goodbye to the British Open.
Russell Keen, Georgia Southern University's vice president for external affairs, is leaving to join Georgia Regents University as executive vice president for external relations and chief of staff to incoming GRU President Brooks A. Keel.
Georgia Southern University has confirmed that one of the four Marines killed in the shootings Thursday at two military sites in Chattanooga, Tenn., was a former GSU student, Skip Wells.
Mrs. Elizabeth Uloth Brand
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - Jordan Spieth played like he had a Grand Slam to win. Dustin Johnson played like he had a score to settle.
ATLANTA - President of baseball operations John Hart is staying on the rebuilding course he set for the Atlanta Braves last winter.
WASHINGTON - A brief exchange during Supreme Court arguments in the same-sex marriage case has exploded into a full-blown crisis for some conservatives who warn that the IRS could start revoking the tax-exempt status of religious groups that oppose gay marriage.
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - A gunman unleashed a barrage of fire at a recruiting center and another U.S. military site a few miles apart in Chattanooga on Thursday, killing at least four Marines, officials said. The attacker was also killed.
HOOVER, Ala. - The Southeastern Conference has taken the high road when it comes to domestic violence, aiming to keep alleged abusers off their rosters even if it means they land in a rival league.
HOOVER, Ala. - The Georgia Bulldogs are in search of a starting quarterback and a drought-ending Southeastern Conference title.
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - Jason Day is back on his feet and back in contention at a major.
GENEVA - One of the seven FIFA officials arrested in Zurich as part of a corruption probe has been extradited to the United States, the Swiss Justice Ministry said Thursday.