The following is the third of a four-part series on local African-Americans who are making positive contributions to their community. Part 4 will be published in Sunday's Viewpoints page.
Editor's note: Father Robert "Bob" Poandl was sentenced last week to serve 7½ years in prison for taking a 10-year-old boy across state lines, from Ohio to West Virginia, for sexual purposes, in 1991. Poandl served at three Catholic missions, in Claxton, Pembroke, and Glennville, as recently as 2012.
The following is the second of a four-part series on local African-Americans who are making positive contributions to their community. Part 3 will be published in Friday's Viewpoints page.
Last Friday, I said goodbye to Marty Hager for the last time. Julie and I sat on the front row of the church along with the rest of our family to let the reality of his death squeeze through the denial everyone faces at times like these.
The following is the first of a four-part series on local African-Americans who are making positive contributions to their community. Part 2 will be published in Sunday's Viewpoints page.
When our family finally got settled in at my first church in Florida, I received a call to visit a young man recently incarcerated for auto theft. Back then, I could sit in a crowded room with him and a lot of other visitors and prisoners trying to communicate by almost shouting over the crowd noise. I asked him, "What happened?"
LOS ANGELES - Perhaps atoning for past sins, Hollywood named the brutal, unshrinking historical drama "12 Years a Slave" best picture at the 86th annual Academy Awards.
Georgia Southern University recently recognized 2,646 students for excellence in academics on the 2013 fall semester Dean's List. To be eligible for the Dean's List, a student must have at least a 3.5 grade point average and carry a minimum of 12 hours for the semester. The following area students achieved this accomplishment.
▲ The scrimmage will begin with special teams drills.
There are only 10 pitchers in the history of NCAA softball with more career perfect games than Georgia Southern's Sarah Purvis.
Bulloch Academy scored five runs with two outs in the fifth to upset John Milledge Academy 5-4 in GISA Region 4-AAA action Friday at Gator Alley.
WASHINGTON - Atlanta Braves left fielder Justin Upton saw the baseball nestle underneath some green wall padding and initially, instead of trying to make a play, threw his arms up and waited for a call from the umpires.
FORT WORTH, Texas - Tires remained the hot topic at Texas Motor Speedway, where NASCAR and Goodyear took the unprecedented step of discussing the compound selected for Sunday's race before a single lap had been turned.
HUMBLE, Texas - Sergio Garcia has yet to finish lower than 16th in a PGA Tour event this season.
Note: The following is part of an occasional series about "unsung heroes" in the Bulloch County school system.
City Council is taking a pause on voting to fund the second phase of a study that would lead to a stormwater fee expected to collect about $1 million a year from Statesboro residents, businesses and owners of other properties.
The Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team arrested six people while conducting search warrants and saturation patrols during the past two days.
A man was shot early Friday morning, but the wound is not considered life-threatening, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.
Dr. Jonathan and Mrs. Miriam Bryant of Statesboro, Ga., proudly announce the engagement of their daughter, Naomi Corinne of Atlanta, Ga., to Marc Girardot, son of Dr. Jean-Marie and Dr. Marie-Nadia Girardot of Dunwoody, Ga.
Mrs. Belinda Lee (Wente) Davis of Brooklet, Ga., proudly announces the engagement of her daughter, Blair Ann Wente, to David William Schrepel, the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Arthur Schrepel of Stilson, Ga.
Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Randall of Stilwell, Kan., announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Margaret Randall of Tulsa, Okla., to Bryce Manuel Sorrier, son of Mr. and Mrs. Brooks Sorrier III of Statesboro, Ga.
MACON - Mr. and Mrs. Donald Lewis Smith and Mr. and Mrs. John Wilson Bowers announce the engagement of their daughter, Haley Allison Bowers, to William Leonard Herrington, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Edwards Herrington of Statesboro, Ga.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Byrd of Milledgeville, Ga., announce the engagement of their daughter, Rebecca Byrd of Savannah, Ga., to Jonathan Gay, son of Mr. and Mrs. Randall Gay Jr. of Garfield, Ga.