By BERNIE WILSON
WIMBLEDON, England - Improbable as this Wimbledon title might have seemed, Venus Williams knew it could happen.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Kyle Busch saw several cars clustered around the inside lane and another one crawling along in the outside lane.
Apricots are one of the first signs of summer and one of my favorite summer fruits. Apricots are available fresh from May to August, with peak season being June and July. They are also available all year canned and dried.
Mr. and Mrs. Anthony W. Tyson of Colbert, Ga., announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Louise Tyson of Burlington, Iowa, to Eric James Zieser, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Zieser.
Gina Parrish of Duluth, Ga., and Mark Henderson of Atlanta were united in marriage on June 8, 2007, in Duluth.
Caitlin Bachler Thomson and Benjamin Hunter Ginn were united in marriage on Saturday, June 2, 2006, at 6 o'clock at the First United Methodist Church of Statesboro. The Reverends Joan Kilian and Dr. H. William Perry officiated.
Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Alan Rowand of Statesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Michelle Leigh Rowand, to Lorin Matthew Strickland, son of Frances Strickland of Woodstock and Michael Whitlaw Strickland of St. Augustine, Fla.
Mr. and Mrs. Melburn B. Kelly Jr. of Claxton announce the engagement of their daughter, Hayley Elizabeth of Statesboro, to Brandon J. Bond, son of Mr. and Mrs. Perry Bond of Boston, Ga., and Kathleen Bond of Thomasville, Ga.
WASHINGTON - Al-Qaida is gaining strength and the United States is still not as safe as it should be, former Indiana congressman Tim Roemer said Saturday.
SAN DIEGO - Andruw Jones seems to have a better time hitting at Petco Park than the home team does.
Jones hit another big homer at San Diego's downtown ballpark and had three RBIs, and Buddy Carlyle pitched eight strong innings against his former team as the Atlanta Braves beat the Padres 7-4 on Friday night.
Jennifer Alane NeSmith and Travis Daniel Bray were united in marriage on Saturday, April 21, 2007, at 6:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Statesboro. The Rev. Donald Wheless officiated at the double ring ceremony.
LOS ANGELES - Sometimes when Chipper Jones hears his name mentioned alongside some of the baseball's legendary figures, he has a difficult time believing how much he's accomplished. Dale Murphy probably doesn't.
Sometime around the first of the year, I found out about a book titled "The Intellectual Devotional." The title alone was reason enough to buy it.
It is rare these days to find a picture book that is accessible to all ages. Even rarer is a book with unique art and unique story that engages readers. "Mirrormask," the brain child of author Neil Gaiman and illustrator Dave McKean, does all this and more. "Mirrormask" is a unique fantasy book that does not feel like fantasy. Despite the fact that much of the story takes place in an alternate world, the perspective of the main character, Helena, gives the story a surprisingly normal feeling that even people who dislike fantasy can identify with.
Frank Brannen Richardson
BROOKLET - The Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets came up short in a season-opening 44-26 loss to Pierce County last Friday night.
ATLANTA - Kyle Kendrick allowed only three hits in seven scoreless innings, Carlos Ruiz homered and drove in two runs, and the Philadelphia Phillies shut out the struggling Atlanta Braves 4-0 on Tuesday night.
NEW YORK - U.S. captain Tom Watson went with experience and a gut feeling Tuesday night when he filled out his Ryder Cup team with Keegan Bradley, Hunter Mahan and Webb Simpson.
The Statesboro Lady Blue Devils knocked off Burke County and Southeast Bulloch on Tuesday in volleyball action.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Thirty teens "overwhelmed" their minders at a juvenile detention center by simultaneously breaking out of four dormitories and then crawling under a weak spot in a chain-link fence. By Tuesday evening, seven were still on the run.
The "Broadway in the Boro" event, which benefits two worthy causes, is set for Saturday evening at Statesboro High School.
A man accused of beating another to death last week now faces a murder charge.
In the time gap between the end of spring and the beginning of fall hunting seasons, there is a unique outdoor activity for lovers of archery. Let me offer up the idea of bow fishing. This is a sport that combines the skill of archery with the enjoyment of fishing.
NEW YORK - Wilting in high heat and humidity, Eugenie Bouchard became the latest top woman to lose at the U.S. Open, ending her streak of making the semifinals at each Grand Slam tournament this year.
ATLANTA - With their playoff hopes uncertain, Atlanta's struggling batters picked a bad time to get no-hit by Cole Hamels and three Philadelphia relievers.
After the last two weekends, all four Bulloch County teams have now played a game on the regular season schedule, including Bulloch Academy playing a pair.
NORTON, Mass. - Chris Kirk made three big putts and captured the biggest win of his career Monday in the Deutsche Bank Championship. Whether that was enough for U.S. captain Tom Watson to add him to the Ryder Cup team was the least of his concerns.
Tony Stewart has one final shot to make the Chase, and it's not a very good one: He must win Saturday night at Richmond, where he last visited Victory Lane in 2002.
TUSCALOOSA - The Alabama quarterback competition continues, even though the opener was all Blake Sims.