July isn't usually the month for flowering trees, but one native waits until the heat of the summer to make its biggest impression. Franklinia altamaha boasts one of the most beautiful, and fragrant, flowers of the garden, and has one of the most interesting stories. The flower resembles a camellia in form, with its cupped, five-petaled flower. Almost 240 years ago, the famous naturalists John and William Bartram stumbled across a beautiful tree growing along the Altamaha River in south Georgia. They collected the seed from the tree on a subsequent trip and named it Franklinia altamaha in honor ...
Steve and Angie Green Sr. of Statesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Rikki Enich of Statesboro, to Travis Antonio McBride, son of Stacey and Kimberly McBride of Statesboro.
Andrea Lauren Haltiner and John Drew Prosser were united in marriage at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 23, 2007, at The Church of the Good Shepherd in Augusta. The Very Reverend Robert D. Fain officiated.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Nike suspended its lucrative contract with Michael Vick on Friday, while Reebok took the unprecedented step of stopping sales of his No. 7 jersey.
In another dose of bad news for the indicted quarterback, a top trading card company announced it was pulling Vick's likeness from any new packs.
SAN FRANCISCO - Hammerin' Hank, he's right behind you now.
Barry Bonds hit his 754th career home run Friday night, and needed just one more to tie Hank Aaron's record.
PHOENIX - Tony Clark homered to lead off the bottom of the eleventh inning, and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Atlanta Braves 8-7 Friday night after squandering a seven-run lead.
Clark's homer followed a game-winning shot by Eric Byrnes the previous night, and is the Diamondbacks' fifth game-winner this season. Arizona has won seven straight to move within one game of the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NL West.
When James Meeks stepped into a tattoo parlor about 20 years ago, he didn't know he would leave with more than a little ink under his skin.
Johnny "Pat" Span and Eddie and Betty Murphy of Statesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Katasha L. Span of Statesboro, to Melvin E. Armond Jr. of Statesboro, son of Melvin E. Armond Sr. and Gloria Armond of Savannah.
In the olden times in Bulloch County, there were no public schools, school buses, and county school boards. There were, very simply, the parents, the church, and the community. Therefore, what "book learnin" the children got came from their elders, and covered the three R's: "reading" (literature), "ritin" (penmanship), and "rithmetic" (mathematics).
The Georgia Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday takes place Aug. 2-5. Certain purchases made over the holiday weekend will be exempt from state and local sales tax.
Of all the works in children's literature, no particular series is more well-known than J.K. Rowling's phenomenally popular Harry Potter novels. Translated into over 60 languages worldwide, the fantastical works have made a cultural impact unlike any other modern novel in the world. Children who would never pick up a book prior to being seized with "Potter mania" have long since risen to the challenge of reading seven hundred or more pages of text - a feat which some parents and educators would deem magical in itself.
Q: Doc, I am 34 years old, and I think I'm in good health. I watch what I eat, exercise regularly and don't take any regular medication. Over the past year, I have developed a chronic cough that won't go away. I have also been waking up in the morning with this really awful tasting phlegm in my mouth. I have lived here all my life and I've never had allergies or asthma. What could this be?
A woman wanted in the 2012 shooting of her ex-boyfriend in Atlanta was apprehended Tuesday at a poultry plant in Claxton, the FBI said.
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ATLANTA - Freddie Freeman hit a three-run homer, Ervin Santana won his second straight start and the Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 6-1 on Wednesday night.
EDINBURGH, Ind. - Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Graham Rahal are used to occasional fireworks when drivers get upset at the track.
NEW ORLEANS -- Georgia Southern and Appalachian State have long been known for having two of the best gameday atmospheres in the Football Championship Subdivision.
The Bulloch Academy varsity softball team will do its part to bring an end to a horribly devastating disease by hosting the third annual Miriam Burnette Memorial "Striking Out Alzheimer's" softball tournament on July 30-31.
LOS ANGELES - Coach Doc Rivers has said he'll resign from the Los Angeles Clippers if Donald Sterling remains owner, the team's interim CEO testified, saying such a move would be a "disaster" for the franchise.
NEW ORLEANS - The Sun Belt Conference's 11 institutions are prepared to pay more to remain part of major college football, commissioner Karl Benson said Tuesday.
ATLANTA - Within hours of David Perdue's GOP Senate nomination, the real battle began with supporters of the new Republican nominee and Democrat Michelle Nunn launching attack ads in a general election matchup that will help settle control of the Senate.
Ogeechee Technical College has added three new members to the college's local Board of Directors. Mark Anderson and Yolanda Tremble, both of Statesboro, will represent Bulloch County, and Tammi Hall of Claxton will be an Evans County representative.
The Statesboro chapter of AMBUCS, a national service organization whose mission is creating mobility and independence for people with disabilities, will host a miniature golf fundraiser at The Clubhouse from 5-8 p.m. Thursday.
ATLANTA - Businessman David Perdue has defeated longtime Rep. Jack Kingston in the Republican runoff for Georgia's U.S. Senate nomination, setting up a nationally significant general election matchup against Democrat Michelle Nunn.
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LOS ANGELES - The interim CEO of the Los Angeles Clippers testified Tuesday that coach Doc Rivers told him he will quit if Donald Sterling remains the owner of the team.
ST. LOUIS - Now it starts to get intense for Michael Sam and the rest of the St. Louis Rams rookies.