Editor: In response to deaths and injustices recently exposed in state mental hospitals, we are going to the state capitol with National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Georgia on February 15th to provide a voice on behalf of our state's most vulnerable population – people living with mental illness. NAMI is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of people living with serious mental illness ...
Editor: Let's be clear about gangs. As you know, that term has been used a lot around these parts lately, and, quite frankly, I'm confused. Webster's defines "gang" as a "group of persons working together, or having informal and often social interaction." There is a peripheral definition meaning "adolescents grouped for criminal activity," and thus the use of the word gangster in modern culture. But the obsession with gangs ...
Editor: I have been involved in two collisions in the last few months, in late November 2006 and January 18, 2007, caused by drivers following closely and not paying proper attention to road conditions. In November a 26-year-old man who had his arms covered with tattoos crashed into the rear of my car after I had to stop at the end of a long line of stopped cars because of road construction ...
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.
JERUSALEM - Anger over Israeli construction to repair a damaged ramp near a disputed Jerusalem holy site erupted into violence Friday as police used tear gas and stun grenades to disperse thousands of rioting Muslims. Protests spread across the Arab world, with demonstrators accusing Israel of plotting to harm Islamic shrines.
DANIA BEACH, Fla. - Prescription drugs were found in Anna Nicole Smith's hotel room, but there were no pills in her stomach, and investigators said Friday they are awaiting tests that would tell whether the former centerfold died of an overdose, as some close to her suspect.
WASHINGTON - Three months after a power shifting election, a majority of Americans still disapprove of Congress - a sign of public impatience with the new Democratic majority even among party loyalists.
DEAR ABBY: I'm 19 and dropped out of college in December 2005. After years of going through honors classes, I felt like I had nothing left. My brain was on cruise control. I was present but my mind wasn't. I'd go to class and feel like a shell.
You will discover that only you can accomplish your goals and desires. After waiting on others and being disappointed, you'll realize it is time to do for yourself, by yourself.
BAGHDAD, Iraq - Iraqi commanders are urging the Americans to go after Sunni targets as the first focus of the military push to secure Baghdad, displaying a sectarian tilt that is delaying full implementation of the plan to drive gunmen from the streets, U.S. officers say.
In "Works and Days," the classical Greek poet Hesiod wrote, "Observe due measure, for right timing is in all things the most important factor."
DEAR DR. GOTT: I am writing with regard to my husband. When he falls asleep at night or even in a chair during the day, his body jerks. There are times when his whole body shakes. I realize when we first fall asleep our body relaxes, but he jerks all night long.
Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Richard Haltiner of Augusta announce the engagement of their daughter, Andrea Lauren Haltiner, to John Drew Prosser, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Harry Prosser of Statesboro.
Mr. and Mrs. Terry D. Turner of Brooklet and Mr. and Mrs. Tal M. Akins of Statesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Brooks Turner of Rincon, to Christopher Ray Ellrod, son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Ellrod of Statesboro and Mr. and Mrs. Jason Livie of Pembroke.
Mr. and Mrs. Richard David Harter of Dublin, Ga., announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Marie Harter of Dublin, to Charles Stanley Akins, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis W. Akins and Cathy King of Statesboro.
CAIRO - Statesboro had to travel to the southwest corner of Georgia Friday night to take on the Cairo Syrupmakers, but life is still pretty sweet for the Blue Devils.
The scenario facing Georgia Southern as it takes on Elon in its final Southern Conference game ever would have been hard to imagine in August.
HOMESTEAD, Fla. - Matt Kenseth and his Joe Gibbs Racing team took a huge step away from their bad performance last week by winning the pole Friday at Homestead-Miami Speedway for the championship-deciding race.
One of the most problematic words in America's post-1960s parenting language is "cooperate."
Mr. and Mrs. Donald E. and Eva L. Suddeth of Register, Ga., celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on August 18, 2013, at Longhorn Steakhouse. They have four children, James and Stacy Suddeth of Register, Thomas and Merita Akins of Tucker, Ga., Lea Akins of Augusta, Ga., and Tal and Melisa Akins of Register; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
AUBURN, Ala. - It's no surprise that this Georgia-Auburn game features a Southeastern Conference title contender ranked in the Top 10.
Remer Logan Brady Jr.
CLEMSON, S.C. - Tajh Boyd passed for 340 yards and four touchdowns to break Philip Rivers' Atlantic Coast Conference career record in No. 8 Clemson's 55-31 victory over Georgia Tech on Thursday night. Boyd has 97 touchdown passes, two more than Rivers - now with the San Diego Chargers - had at North Carolina State from 2000-03. Boyd left the game ...
BROOKLET - It's playoff time in Georgia and for the first time since 2003, the Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets are invited to the party.
If the town feels a little less crowded today, it's likely because of a few hundred Statesboro High fans making their way across the state as the Blue Devils take on Cairo in the first round of the Class AAAA state playoffs.
The Georgia Southern Eagles have won 115 games in the Southern Conference since joining the league in 1993, and lost 49.
With most of last season's Final Four squad returning this year, the sky is the limit for the Statesboro boys' basketball squad.
Georgia Southern men's soccer will face Elon for the second-consecutive year in the SoCon Tournament Semifinals today. The Eagles took a 1-0 win over UNCG in the opening round last weekend behind a 65th minute penalty kick goal from Witt Carlisle.
ATHENS - The Georgia Bulldogs' defense is finally showing some bite.
This year's Metter seniors began their high school football careers in Mike West's first season as head coach of the Tigers. Tonight, they'll all experience their first state playoff game as they take on Lamar County - No. 1 seed out of Region 4-AA and top-ranked Class AA team in the state.