When flames engulfed 97-year-old Lawrence Baptist Church in July of last year, many onlookers felt as if a part of their own lives had been burned away. Most of the old church was constructed of highly flammable pine, and after lightning struck its steeple, there was very little anyone could do to stop the blaze. While firefighters protected the nearby Fellowship Hall and Youth Building, members of the congregation looked on with horror and sadness as the sanctuary burned to the ground.
ATLANTA - John Smoltz and Brian McCann are heading back to the All-Star game. The Atlanta Braves player who may be having the best season of all was left out Sunday.
Brian Moore was named chair of the Department of Construction Management and Civil Engineering Technology at Georgia Southern University.
MIAMI - It's a good thing Josh Willingham was at the plate instead of calling the shots in the dugout for the Marlins on Sunday.
Bananas are economical, delicious and nutritious. A six-inch banana has about 85 calories with about .33 grams of total lipid or fat. It is an excellent source of potassium, yet low in sodium. Bananas contain minute amounts of vitamin A, C and the B vitamins.
DEAR DR. GOTT: I read your column every day and am always interested in your views. I was especially interested in your opinion on Castiva. But I have questions.
Although you might not have an easy row to hoe, your chances for advancement in a chosen endeavor might be better than you think. Give it all you've got, and you'll be surprised what you can achieve.
DEAR ABBY: My husband and I were trying to park our car in a crowded downtown lot. The line of cars trying to get in wrapped around the block. Each car in line had to circle around until someone left because no parking spaces were available.
Mark Twain said: "Why shouldn't truth be stranger than fiction? Fiction, after all, has to make sense."
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 - Women seeking abortions in Georgia will have to cross a few additional hurdles, under one of the dozens of new laws set to take effect on the Sunday start of the new fiscal year.
Bulloch Academy golfer Mark Rocker still has one more season left before he graduates, but that hasn't stopped him from making a name for himself outside of high school in the golfing world.
Note: Local lover of history Roger Allen continues a monthly column looking at the genealogy of a longtime Bulloch County family.
Mrs. Thelva Horton Sharpe
ATLANTA - Rookie Jesse Hahn allowed only three hits in six innings to remain unbeaten on the road and the San Diego Padres beat Atlanta 5-2 on Friday night to continue their recent success against the Braves.
FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons won't be easing their way into this season.
INDIANAPOLIS - Juan Pablo Montoya is back at Indianapolis Motor Speedway - one night only, an encore of sorts, in a guest-starring role for Team Penske.
MONTREAL - Two-time winner Jim Furyk birdied two of his last four holes Friday in the Canadian Open to match the Royal Montreal record at 7-under 63 and tie Tim Petrovic atop the leaderboard.
Eric Alonzo (P, GSU)
TIFTON - The Statesboro-Bulloch County Sharks swim team sent 25 swimmers to the Georgia Recreation and Parks Association state swim meet on July 18 and 19.
When Georgia Southern's Edwin Jackson and Garrett Frye were asked what if felt like to be named second-team, All-Sun Belt before the 2014 season, they looked at each other for a quick moment.
The Bulloch County Board of Education is rolling back its millage rate 1 percent to avoid what would have to be announced as an increase in property taxes. Even so, total revenue and local revenue to the schools still will increase compared to last year's.
As teachers prepare for the upcoming school year, Bulloch County Schools Superintendent Charles Wilson addressed the hardships the system has faced in the past months but remained positive the district will overcome them.
MEDIA, Pa. - A psychiatrist's patient ranted about a gun ban at a suburban medical complex before opening fire there, killing his caseworker and grazing his psychiatrist before the doctor pulled out his own weapon and fired back, authorities said Friday.
ATLANTA - This week marks the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Atlanta, one of the key conflicts of the Civil War, and researchers at Emory University's Center for Digital Scholarship have released a mobile app for the tour.
At times, I enjoy the computer because there is so much information accessible at the touch of a button. I remember asking a student to type in the word cuneiform to see what she could find. She said, "It seems to be some kind of language, Mesopotamian or something, printed on a clay tablet. So what's the big deal?"
While vacationing in Helen, Georgia, with her grandparents and cousins during the Fourth of July weekend, 12-year-old Emily Root stepped on what she believed was a fish.
DARBY, Pa. - Authorities are attempting to determine why a man identified as a patient fatally shot a caseworker at a hospital complex in a Philadelphia suburb and whether a psychiatrist who pulled out his own gun and wounded the patient had concerns about him.