WASHINGTON - The House voted Friday for the first time to clamp a cutoff deadline on the Iraq war, agreeing by a thin margin to pull combat troops out by next year and pushing the new Democratic-led Congress ever closer to a showdown with President Bush.
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.
Note: This is a health information column by Statesboro physician Christopher Munger. Look for the column to appear every other Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Donny and Gina West of Brooklet announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley West of Brooklet, to Andrew Geddis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles and Nicole Knight.
Johnny Murray of Omaha, Neb., and Shirley Murray of Statesboro request the honor of your presence at the marriage of their daughter, Desiree Murray, to Charvis Davis, son of Charles and Lucretia Davis and Virginia and Larry Cone.
Welcomed changes could be in the offing for you where your social life is concerned. This is apt to be due in most part to a very special individual you meet who will introduce you to new people and places.
DEAR ABBY: I work in a public library, where I deal with a lot of children and process many library card applications. I have a question for today's parents and was wondering if your readers would respond.
Almost everybody has heard of the "Flying Tigers," the American pilots who were fighting the Japanese, but few people know of it's Bulloch County connection. Their commander, General Robert Lee Scott Jr., or "Scotty" as he was called when he was young, was born in Waynesboro on April 12, 1908. He spent much of his childhood with his grandfather, B.H. Scott, who lived in Bulloch County.
ALBANY, N.Y. - Rat poison was found in pet food blamed for the deaths of at least 16 cats and dogs, but scientists said Friday they still don't know how it got there and predicted more animal deaths would be linked to it.
DEAR DR. GOTT: I have suffered for more than 60 years with headaches, and nothing I have tried, until now, has helped me. Years ago, I was told by a doctor that my headaches were true migraines. Later, a neurologist told me after more tests were done (which included a brainwave, brain scan and more), that my headaches were vascular.
PORTAL - A moment of silence before the first pitch in remembrance of fallen Bryan County classmates who died in a car accident on Wednesday outside of Pembroke brought the Redskins (4-6, 1-2) onto the diamond with heavy hearts, and the Portal Panthers (7-5, 4-0) were able to increase their perfect region 3-A record to 4-0.
Mr. and Mrs. Marquard Y. Lett Jr. of Hackettstown, N.J., formerly of Augusta, announce the engagement of their daughter, Lyndsay Hudson Lett of Augusta, to Charles Eugene Riley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Riley of Milledgeville, Ga.
Captain and Mrs. Richard Dorne Wesley of Savannah announce the engagement of their daughter, Rebecca Elizabeth, to David Emory Lane, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Emory Lane of Statesboro.
NEW YORK - For all his death-defying stunts, Harry Houdini couldn't escape the Grim Reaper: He died on Halloween 1926, apparently from a punch to the stomach that ruptured his appendix.
Football is a sport that prides itself on toughness. From the first day of rec-league practice to a pregame speech before the Super Bowl, coaches will preach staying strong, finishing the drill, and being determined to 'want it more' than the opponent.
Ogeechee Technical College and East Georgia State College have signed a formal articulation agreement, allowing credits to transfer between the two colleges.
Neal Ardman of St. Marys, operating under the corporate name Radio Statesboro Inc., has closed on the acquisition of a six-station cluster that serves Statesboro.
Georgia Southern University's College of Business Administration Online Master of Business Administration program has been named one of the nation's Top 30 Best Online MBA Programs by BestColleges.com.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - LSU freshman running back Leonard Fournette's plans for this season don't include any false modesty.
Some of the newest incarnations of fantasy football look a lot more like gambling than intricate, outsmart-your-opponent strategy games.
A man was arrested and charged with making bomb threats against two apartment complexes Monday, police said.
ABOARD A US MILITARY AIRCRAFT - Gen. Martin Dempsey said Sunday that once he determines the Islamic State militants in Iraq have become a direct threat to the U.S. homeland, he will recommend the U.S. military move directly against the group in Syria.
Bow down: Beyonce was the reigning queen of Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards.
PARAMUS, N.J. - Hunter Mahan knew he was on the verge of something special, even with a record that looked ordinary by his standards.
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - In the giddy moments after South Korea won the Little League World Series, outfielder Don Wan Sin realized how he wanted to celebrate.
CINCINNATI - Aaron Harang figures he's covered first base thousands of times in his career.
Parenting takes on a new level of stress as "mommy bloggers" take over the Internet and Facebook becomes stocked with perfect pictures of parents with their children at the park.
Pam Lee Smith and Eddie Smith of Statesboro announce the engagement of her daughter, Lydia Lee, to Will Riner of Statesboro. Lydia is also the daughter of the late Gary "Buddy" Lee of Statesboro. Will is the son of Betsy Hendrix Riner and Ted and Denise Riner, all of Statesboro.
Q: Our 5-year-old grandson sees his 5-year-old female first cousin from time to time. After they play for a while, he tells her he wants to "touch" her. This has happened twice in recent months. Her parents are very upset, but our grandson's parents read lots of parenting books and seem to think it's no big deal. Your thoughts on this matter?