Gray-brown like south Georgia dirt, the hickory nut rolls around in the palm of my hand. It is cracked, but still whole. The little point at the end, what the botanists call a stigma, is worn down to a smooth nub.
Richard Glisson of Statesboro and Mary Ann McCall of Sylvania announce the engagement of their daughter, Robin Elizabeth Glisson of Sylvania, to Harold David Anderson, son of Harold Ronald Anderson of Waycross and Carolyn McNear of Guyton.
Charles Ray Thornton and Mrs. Sam Reeves of Washington announce the engagement of their daughter, Daisy Ellen Thornton of Statesboro, to James Benji Lewis of Statesboro, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jan Price of Statesboro.
ATLANTA - A small college in Ohio was thrown into mourning Friday after a bus carrying the baseball team tumbled over the side of a highway overpass and slammed onto the pavement 30 feet below, killing four students, the driver and his wife.
NASSAU, Bahamas - Her coffin covered in a pink rhinestone-studded blanket, Anna Nicole Smith was buried Friday as she lived: extravagantly dressed in a designer gown and surrounded by a small cadre of competing admirers.
WASHINGTON - The Bush administration took a major step Friday toward building a new generation of nuclear warheads, selecting a design that is being touted as safer, more secure and more easily maintained than today's arsenal.
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From Staff Reports
ENTERPRISE, Ala. - Administrators at a high school where eight students died in a tornado were warned about severe weather nearly three hours before the twister struck, raising questions Friday about whether classes should have been dismissed earlier.
STILSON - Former Georgia Southern and current NFL players Adrian Peterson and Kiwaukee Thomas were the highlight of an assembly Wednesday at Stilson Elementary School. The assembly was aimed at encouraging the students to study hard for the upcoming CRCT test (kindergarten through fourth grade) and the Georgia Writing test (fifth grade).
Mr. and Mrs. Pat Kennedy of Glennville announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Candice Delaina Kennedy, to Lee Thomas Elrod, son of Mr. and Mrs. Mal Elrod of Statesboro.
When it comes to milking the clock it is evident the Portal basketball team is not made up of a group of farmers.
LARGO, Fla. - Steve Stanton professed his love for the city and asked the people of Largo to support his decision to undergo a sex change and allow him to keep his $140,000-a-year job as city manager.
WASHINGTON - The Bush administration filed charges Thursday against an Australian captured in Afghanistan after the Sept. 11 attacks and held ever since without trial, the first terror-war suspect to face prosecution under a new system of military tribunals.
Brett Rivers pitched a complete game and Brandon Mock scored three times and drove in two as the Portal Panthers topped the Claxton Tigers 16-6 on the third day of the SEB Yellow Jacket tournament.
Mention winterizing a house to most homeowners and the knee jerk responses are bound to begin flying: Time consuming, expensive, unnecessary.
With the median age of this group of distinguished gentlemen teetering around 75, the "10:30 Coffee Club" just celebrated 55 years of togetherness.
How many parents do you know pay their kids for grades? Are you one of them? Does it feel like a good idea to you? Do you have mixed feelings about it? Let us tell you a little story:
ATLANTA - Fighting for a division title even with a losing record, the Atlanta Falcons knew they couldn't afford another defeat.
COLUMBUS, Ohio - An Ohio State football player who disappeared shortly after sending a text message about his concussions was found dead Sunday in a dumpster, apparently of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said.
Courtesy of my friend and parent coach Janet Neal (www.ourchildishways.com) comes an interesting story: The parents of a 4-year-old girl went to a preschool parent conference to learn from her teacher that she is having difficulty with scissors and somewhat behind the other kids in letter and number recognition. The parents apparently blew the teacher's mind when they replied that they were more concerned with their daughter's heart and character than her academic achievement. Was she compassionate? Was she respectful of her teachers and peers?
Mr. and Mrs. Eric (Cindy) Simms of Millen, Georgia, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Sara Ann Simms of Statesboro, to Matthew Jason Gay. He is the son of Ms. Linda S. Gay and Mr. David M. Gay of Sylvania, Georgia.
Stockings and lights and cedars and reindeer are appearing, which can only mean one thing: Another year is almost over, and December has arrived. Is your house decorated? Have you marked everything off your Christmas list? Are the cookies baked?
One of the Beatles' most popular songs says that all you need is love. So when you find a woman who you're absolutely lovestruck by you think you want to marry her. Afterall, love is all it takes in a relationship to be happy...isn't it?
NEW YORK - Black Friday fatigue is setting in.
ATLANTA - Paul Millsap scored 18 points, Mike Scott added 14 and the Atlanta Hawks handed the Charlotte Hornets a ninth straight loss with a 105-75 victory on Saturday night.
ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia Tech's players danced on the "G'' in the middle of Sanford Stadium, snapped off keepsake twigs from the storied hedges surrounding the field and frolicked with their band and a small contingent of gold-clad fans.
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NEW YORK - An arbitrator Friday threw out Ray Rice's indefinite suspension by the NFL for punching his then-fiancee and now wife in a hotel elevator, freeing him to play again.