WAYCROSS, Ga. - As a spreading wildfire in the Okefenokee Swamp neared her mobile home, Lynn Adams and her two grandchildren were roused at 1 a.m. Wednesday and told by sheriff's deputies to evacuate.
ASSOCIATED PRESS MIAMI - Miguel Olivo scored on a passed ball to cap a four-run rally in the ninth inning against Tim Hudson and Bob Wickman, and the Florida Marlins beat the Atlanta Braves 4-3 Wednesday night. Hudson had a career-high 12 strikeouts and took a six-hit shutout into the ninth, but Miguel Cabrera, Cody Ross and Aaron Boone singled to load the bases starting the inning. Wickman (1-1) came on, and Olivo ...
BROOKLET - The Southeast Bulloch Lady Yellow Jackets are in the state playoffs for the first time since 2005, and to add to the excitement, five SEB soccer players - including two brothers and two sisters - were named to the Class AA/A All-Area 3 team.
Jenkins County infielder Caleb Chance is playing his first year of varsity baseball this season, and the Eagles couldn't be happier. Ever since Chance's first varsity hit - a double that drove in three and put his team ahead for the win over East Laurens - JCHS has known that they have something special on their hands. The 5-foot-7 junior gets on base a lot has become a trendsetter.
Josh Lairsey allowed just one earned run in eight innings of work pitching Georgia Southern past Georgia State 9-4, Tuesday night at J.I. Clements Stadium. The Eagles, who won their third straight, improved to 23-22 overall as they begin an eight-game homestand.
MANOR, Ga. - Alan and Laura Davis finally took down the sprinkler that sprayed water across their roof for days while a wildfire raged through pine forest less than a mile from their home.
DEAR DR. GOTT: I have three questions for you. I am a 65-year-old lady in fairly good health. I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia about five years ago, which I am learning to live with.
Aldous Huxley said, "There's only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self."
WASHINGTON - Sales of existing homes plunged in March by the largest amount in nearly two decades, reflecting bad weather and increasing problems in the subprime mortgage market, a real estate trade group reported Tuesday.
The Statesboro girls track and field team placed fourth at the Region 3-AAAA meet Monday at Georgia Southern. Lywanna Melvin qualified for the state meet in the discus throw. Here are the finals results:
Things will be picking up for you in areas that have been problematic, concerning your chosen field of endeavor. Seeds that you've taken great pains to sow will be harvested during the coming months.
WASHINGTON - An Army Ranger who was with Pat Tillman when the former football star died by friendly fire said Tuesday he was told by a higher-up to conceal that information from Tillman's brother.
WASHINGTON - A new report by a public safety group throws into question the ability of police and firefighters to locate people through their cell phones when they dial 911 in an emergency.
MIAMI - Four Atlanta relievers combined to pitch six shutout innings, and the Braves scored all of their runs with two out to beat the Florida Marlins 11-6 Tuesday.
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COLUMBIA, Mo. - Gary Pinkel was in no mood for holiday cheer a year ago. Missouri had just gone a dispiriting 5-7 in its SEC debut season, the program's first losing record since 2004. "I love Christmas music," Pinkel recalled. "But I'll tell you, we're not going to a bowl, I didn't listen to any Christmas music. I didn't want to feel good." There has been no sophomore slump ...
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Panthers coach Ron Rivera sees one potential flaw with his team's stellar defensive play so far this season. <p style="color: #333333; font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 12.727272033691406px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: ...
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida State's Jameis Winston has dissected defenses all season. <p style="color: #333333; font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 12.727272033691406px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 15px; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: ...
If you are bored on Friday evening, you only have yourself to blame.
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Bulloch Academy opened its regular-season Tuesday night with 20-point wins over David Emanuel Academy.
Statesboro has high hopes for this season, but finds itself dealing with an early hiccup.
MT. VERNON - The Portal Lady Panthers had to fight off a furious fourth-quarter comeback in their season opener but held on to beat Montgomery County 41-40 on Tuesday.
BROOKLET - Jasmine Roberts needed only three points on Tuesday to cross over the threshold of 1,000 in her career, and she took care of that early.
PEMBROKE - The National Football League's rejection of a Super Bowl advertisement by Black Creek-based Daniel Defense has generated quite a stir.
ATLANTA - Second baseman Elliot Johnson, third baseman Paul Janish and right-hander Cristhian Martinez became free agents when the Atlanta Braves failed to offer 2014 contracts on Monday night.
There was a time in the distant past when I was pretty sure that no one was tougher than me.
By next week, the people who make sure the nation has a player worthy of the Heisman trophy - and the ESPN primetime show devoted to it - will have had their say.
ATLANTA - Georgia Tech closed the game with a 19-4 run to rally from a 12-point deficit and beat Illinois 67-64 on Tuesday night in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge, giving the Illini their first loss. Illinois (7-1) led 60-48 before Georgia Tech (6-3) began its comeback. Marcus Georges-Hunt's drive with 1:48 remaining tied the game at 60-all. Daniel Miller's layup with 21 seconds ...