Lila Blitch was born out in the wilds of the Western Territory, specifically somewhere near Phoenix, on September 1, 1900. Her parents (mother Marie Elise Edwards and father James Daniel Blitch) were members of the Statesboro First Baptist Church (FBC).
Unresolved guilt – in actuality or in the perception of the individual – has always been a tremendous problem, even - skeptics would likely say "especially" - for Christian people. One survey several years ago said that a majority of church members saw this as an issue in their spiritual life. I suspect this hasn't changed much since. Many times people - both religious and non-religious - feel guilt as a consequence of their actions, but fail or refuse to acknowledge it. And even when we do, they may have little understanding of how to deal with it.
ATLANTA - The woman who married a 15-year-old boy and later bore his child was released from prison Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Stephens of Hinesville announce the engagement of their daughter, Kelley Denise Stephens, to A. Ryan Burns, son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew A. Burns of Statesboro.
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Duncan of St. Simons Island, Ga., announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Hailey Nicole Duncan, to Daniel Adam Jones, son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel F. Jones of Statesboro.
ATLANTA - A legal battle over prized documents purportedly belonging to ''Gone With the Wind'' author Margaret Mitchell has blown over, but the final resting place of the disputed papers is still a secret.
VIENNA, Austria - Iran has rejected documents that link it to missile and explosives experiments and other work connected to a possible nuclear weapons program, calling the information false and irrelevant, the International Atomic Energy Agency said Friday.
(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.)
DEAR ABBY: Our granddaughter and her twin brother are turning 13. My husband and I wanted to celebrate this milestone birthday with a candlelight spaghetti dinner at our house that includes their boyfriend/girlfriend.
Mark Twain said, "Be careful when reading health books; you may die of a misprint."
Because you'll be able to balance your feelings with your intellect in the year ahead, you'll be much more at peace with yourself and your lot in life. This, in turn, allows the best inside you to come out and serve you better than ever.
SAO PAULO, Brazil - A ferryboat wreck on the Amazon River killed at least 14 people, Brazilian officials said Friday, as crews searched for several more people reported missing and feared dead.
CARACAS, Venezuela - All 46 people aboard a Venezuelan passenger plane died when it slammed into an Andean mountain, rescue crews confirmed Friday.
DEAR DR. GOTT: I have been told that I am allergic to blood pressure pills. From the beginning, I was advised to take an allergy pill with the medication. It makes my lips swell, and it causes me to have blisters in, and a burning sensation around, my mouth. I am desperate to get some kind of solution to my problem.
CANBERRA, Australia - Defense Secretary Robert Gates and the Australian defense minister are playing down the potential for friction between the two allies over the new Australian government's pledge to withdraw combat troops from Iraq.
GAINESVILLE - Nicholas Bennett is a crowd favorite at North Hall High School. Being lifted on Trojans teammates' shoulders after he drained his 1,000th halfcourt shot at halftime of Saturday's game against Gainesville was proof of it.
WASHINGTON - A resurgent job market in January signaled that the U.S. economy is finally regaining the kind of strength typical of a healthy recovery - with hiring accelerating, wages rising and people who had given up their job hunts starting to look again.
The Statesboro Regional Sexual Assault Center invites the public to participate in one of two community forums.
The Statesboro Police Department needs help identifying the suspects in these photographs in reference to an ongoing investigation.
James Nevil is collecting worn and soiled American flags so that they may be honorably retired.
The Statesboro Police Department is seeking the public's help with a case of identity fraud.
Mr. Robert Lex Carswell
FALL RIVER, Mass. - Citing the O.J. Simpson case, a prosecutor in the murder trial of former NFL star Aaron Hernandez told a judge Thursday that trophies and religious items had been added to Hernandez's home since the 2013 killing, and he requested they be removed before the jury tours the house.
In an intense back-and-forth matchup Thursday night at Hanner Fieldhouse, the reigning Sun Belt Conference regular season champs couldn't keep pace with the league's current leaders.
SAN DIEGO - New season, same old story with Tiger Woods.
MINNEAPOLIS - The latest attempt by star running back Adrian Peterson to get back on the field will come in a federal courtroom.
When Syracuse announced it was instituting a self-imposed postseason ban for the men's basketball team this season, the university was playing for the future - on the court and with NCAA regulators.
A significant drop in the crime rate reported last week by the Statesboro Police Department is good news, indeed, and a positive sign that recent efforts at increasing cooperation between local law enforcement agencies is working. Based on data compiled by the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting Program, Part 1 crimes - the most serious and violent crimes - dropped 10.5 percent in 2014 compared to 2013.
I was talking to a colleague Monday and ended up in a remarkable conversation that went from exercise to distractions and eventually to Christianity. Hey! I don't plan these meetings. They just seem to happen. Let's call them Providence.
Planning your special day can be an intimidating journey, but Downtown Statesboro's Wedding Walk Expo has done the hard part for you.