My friend Alan Smith relates a story that supposedly took place on an ocean liner sometime in the middle of the last century. Seated in one of the ship's dining rooms, comedic/dramatic actress Billie Burke (whose film credits involve some 88 titles from 1916 to 1960, including the 1937 "Topper" series) noticed another passenger who seemed to be suffering from severe head congestion. She asked him if he was feeling ill, to which he replied he was.
Mr. and Mrs. James W. Scott of Sylvania announce the engagement and wedding of their son, James W. Scott Jr., to Amy M. Hodges, daughter of William H. Hodges and Debbie Williams of Rincon and Karen M. Hodges and Ricky C. Lewis of Sylvania.
Daniel Martin Worley was one of my first Eagle Scouts in old Troop 2 of Marietta, Ga. He was a natural leader.
Joanne H. NeSmith and Ken L. NeSmith of Statesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Alane NeSmith, to Travis Daniel Bray, son of Ranee A. Bray and the late Herman Daniel Bray of Statesboro.
ATLANTA - Georgia lawmakers on Friday joined a growing number of states balking at a federal act requiring a standardized national driver's license.
Thomas Eisenhart, a senior at Statesboro High, signed a letter-of-intent to play soccer for head coach Kevin Kennedy and Georgia Southern University on Thursday. Eisenhart said his choice to play for GSU was two-fold.
DEAR DR. GOTT: My gastroenterologist has diagnosed me as having a spastic colon, or IBS. He said this condition is chronic in nature and is aggravated by stress and anxiety. He prescribed Prilosec for acid reflux.
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Georgia Southern University's Baptist Collegiate Ministry offers a unique Valentine's Day gift – Singing Valentines.
CARTERSVILLE - The flag was at half-staff Wednesday at Tabernacle Baptist Church.
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. - Anna Nicole Smith, the pneumatic blonde whose life played out as an extraordinary tabloid tale - jeans model, Playboy centerfold, widow of an octogenarian billionaire, reality-show subject, tragic mother - died Thursday after collapsing at a hotel. She was 39.
ATLANTA - About one in 150 American children has autism, an urgent public health concern, said U.S. health officials Thursday who reported on the largest study done so far on the troubling disorder.
BAGHDAD, Iraq - U.S.-backed Iraqi forces stormed the Health Ministry and arrested the No. 2 official Thursday, accusing him of diverting millions of dollars to the biggest Shiite militia and allowing death squads use of ambulances and government hospitals to carry out kidnappings and killings.
ATLANTA - It's not everyday that hundreds of bikers descend on the Georgia state Capitol to ogle John Travolta. But Tuesday's event - part movie promotion, part motorcycle safety public service announcement and part legislative press conference - was far from an everyday happening at the typically staid gold dome.
The year ahead isn't apt to be run of the mill. There are likely to be a number of surprises in store when it comes to your goals. Most of them will be more pleasing and rewarding than you had hoped.
SOPERTON - The Portal girls have been the Cinderella story of the Region 3-A tournament, but midnight finally struck Monday night.
SOPERTON - After Portal received a big scare in its Region 3-A tournament opener last weekend, the Panthers didn't allow for nearly as much drama Monday afternoon.
AUGUSTA - The Richmond Academy and Statesboro girls basketball teams went almost two weeks withoutplaying a game.
It's hard not to have high hopes for Georgia Southern's 2014 baseball team, especially after its 18-4 demolishing of Georgia in Athens on Sunday to take two of three from the Bulldogs in the season-opening series.
SOCHI, Russia - It was Belarus day Monday at the Sochi Olympics.
MOSCOW - After a heated U.S.-Russia hockey match at the Sochi Olympics on Saturday, many Russian spectators have decided the cold war is back - and not just on the ice.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Richard Childress pumped his fist above his head, emphatically celebrating his grandson's latest accomplishment.
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If all unfolds as envisioned, by the end of 2014, the Statesboro Convention and Visitors Bureau will move into 222 S. Main St., a highly visible, spacious new visitors center with plenty of parking.
Statesboro police said Monday that a murder suspect wounded his estranged wife and fatally stabbed the man with whom she was in a relationship.
Q: My 5-year-old is the youngest of my three children. Her older boy/girl twin siblings clearly outshine her athletically. They're already very skilled at wakeboarding and snow skiing, for example. I think my youngest has decided that because she doesn't measure up to her siblings, she will simply give up. All she wants to do is hang out with me. (I'm not athletic, either, but everyone in the family except this one child is physically active.)
ATHENS - Aaron Mizell homered twice and drove in four runs as the Georgia Southern Eagles took the deciding Game Three 18-4 over the Georgia Bulldogs at Foley Field Sunday.
Through efforts of the Willow Hill Heritage & Renaissance Center and Georgia Southern University, plans are gathering steam to restore and relocate the Bennett Grove School, Bulloch County's only remaining one-room African-American schoolhouse.
The lines on the sailboats in the boatyard keen in the wind, cats meowing mournfully at some imagined wrong. The tide is low, the water nearly flat. In the not too distance, a shrimp boat's silhouette cuts the gray landscape with edges as sharp as a knife blade. It is not exactly too cold for a long walk, but I am ill-prepared; the coat is warm enough, the shoes sturdy enough, but without gloves or a scarf, my hands, my face, my ears will be gnawed raw in minutes.
God has a lot to say about money in the Bible - in fact, more than almost any other single topic. He cares about the attitudes we have about it and how we use it. Money is necessary; yet there is so much corruption connected with the desire for money.