In my last article I mentioned rain gardens as one of the elements of a sustainable garden. But what are rain gardens? Basically, rain gardens are shallow depressions designed to collect rain runoff, typically from impervious surfaces such as driveways and roofs. The intention of the depression is to allow the water to collect and percolate into the soil, allowing plants, bacteria and soils to clean and filter the water as it seeps into the ground.
WASHINGTON - Army Pvt. Clinton Tyler McCormick is buried in Florida, but his photo and his words are still online. They haven't changed since he logged in to his MySpace.com profile on Dec. 27, 2006 - the day before he was killed by a makeshift bomb in Baghdad.
MELISSA, Texas - An orange flag marks where Gary Lisle planned to put up a 33-foot windmill behind his house. But that's about as far as his green idea got in this Dallas suburb.
WASHINGTON - The Iraq war funding bill cleared by Congress represents a triumph of divided government, beloved by none, crafted to avoid a protracted veto struggle that neither President Bush nor Democrats wanted.
Eight girls graduated May 17 from the Teen Mom/Mentor Program hosted by the Statesboro Exchange Club Family Skills Center, said Nina S. Vandergriff, intern with the center.
Mr. and Mrs. Don Carnley of Statesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Robin Holley Carnley, to Jason Edmunds Norton of Statesboro, son of Jane Young of Statesboro and Bruce Norton of Moultrie.
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.
ATLANTA - A Delta Air Lines flight from Munich, Germany, had to make an emergency stopover in North Carolina after one of its passengers went into premature labor and two passengers who are doctors delivered the baby, airline and hospital officials said.
Plans have been finalized for the wedding of Amanda Beth Carroll, daughter of Billy W. Carroll and Libby S. Carroll, to Marshall Robertson Moore, son of Mr. and Mrs. Autrey Moore.
Mr. and Mrs. William Raymond Barber of Waycross announce the engagement of their daughter, Miri Barber of Statesboro, to Jayson Carter Cribb, son of Mr. and Mrs. Hayward Carter Cribb.
DEAR ABBY: My dad's first wife, "Peggy," got pregnant while he was overseas in World War II. When he came home, he divorced her and tried without success to get custody of their two kids. Peggy went on to have three more kids out of wedlock with three different men. She had sex in front of the kids, misspent their child support money - you name it. She also put Dad's name on all of their birth certificates.
Mama was driving the Mule and Daddy was hanging off the edge of the passenger-side seat, a rather precarious way of riding necessitated by the fact that Lily and Tamar were in their usual places - Lily sprawled in the floorboard and Tamar sitting front and center beside Mama. They drove up into my yard and Mama asked, "You had supper? Your Daddy just caught a nice mess of fish. There's enough for you, too."
On Feb. 25, 1914, Bulloch County Sheriff John Donaldson posed for a photo along with the probate judge, clerk of court and three other bailiffs and deputy clerks to memorialize "The Big Snow," a rare event in Statesboro even then. The photo was taken on the east side of the Bulloch County Courthouse and was later made a part of the State of Georgia's "Vanishing Georgia" photo archive.
Cupcakes have always been near and dear to my heart, never mind my waistline. I've never met one I didn't like.
On Oct. 28, 2013, a Statesboro police officer and a city code enforcement officer went to the home of George Pryor to remove a van that neighbors said had sat idle in the yard next to his house "for years."
Almost everyone agrees that the example parents set for their children is of paramount importance. Unless we model the standards we desire for our children, it isn't likely they will value or follow them very closely.
MACON - Bulloch Academy won its first-ever girls' basketball state championship in convincing fashion Saturday night, whipping Stratford Academy 46-29 in the GISA Class AAA title game at Hawkins Arena on the campus of Mercer University.
The Georgia Southern Eagles swept a doubleheader from Holy Cross 7-1, 6-2 on Saturday at J.I. Clements Stadium.
ASHEVILLE, N.C. - Georgia Southern gave the Chattanooga Mocs everything they had to give on Saturday in Kimbel Arena.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Vietnamese authorities searching waters for the missing Boeing 777 jetliner spotted an object Sunday that they suspected was one of the plane's doors, as international intelligence agencies joined the investigation into two passengers who boarded the aircraft with stolen passports.
Ogeechee Technical College brings more than $29 million to the region, according to a recently released report.
ASHEVILLE, N.C. - Georgia Southern's swan song is still playing.
Sam Howard allowed one run and struck out eight batters as the Georgia Southern Eagles won the opener of a four-game series with Holy Cross 3-1 Friday night to tie their best start since 2009.
If you are paying attention to the debate over the Common Core State Standards, you've probably thought, "let's wait and see what happens and go from there."
ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- Georgia Southern gave the Chattanooga Mocs everything they had to give on Saturday in Kimmel Arena.
Edith Joyce Barber
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