FRUITHURST, Ala. - The huge hog that became known as ''Monster Pig'' after being killed by an 11-year-old boy was raised on a farm where it had another name: Fred.
Mr. and Mrs. Sammy Cone Sr. of Statesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Cassandra Ann Cone of Statesboro, to Reginald Trenteé Donaldson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Reagan Donaldson of Metter.
Daisy Ellen Thornton and James Benji Lewis of Statesboro were united in marriage during a 6 p.m. ceremony held on April 7, 2007, at the Robbins Nest in Statesboro. Joe Anderson of Statesboro officiated.
SAVANNAH - A police officer has been arrested on accusations he unjustly shot and killed an unarmed man during a foot chase.
ATLANTA, Ga. - The Georgia farmer on whose property a huge wild hog was killed in 2004 is skeptical about reports that an even bigger wild hog was killed in Alabama.
Grains were so important to our ancestors that they believed each grain variety was a gift from the gods. Today grains are the most important food crop in the world. Even though the United States and Canada produce 20 percent of the world's grain, their residents are definitely on the minus side when it comes to consuming their healthy share. Americans fall short of recommended grain consumption by about 30 percent.
DEAR ABBY: My beautiful wife of 34 years passed away eight months ago. I miss her very much. Her dying wish was that she be cremated, which I respected. She asked that her ashes be scattered at sea, which I will do this summer.
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.
Note: Local lover of history Roger Allen continues a monthly column looking at the genealogy of a longtime Bulloch County family.
Even though the calendar disagrees, parents, teachers, and children insist that "summer" has arrived! Pretend along with your kids that summer is really here and make the most of every warm day in June. Enjoy fun in the sun, playing at the park, trips to the pool or beach, picking fresh vegetables, sleeping late, chasing fireflies – make it a summer that your children will long remember!
DEAR DR. GOTT: I have read several letters over the past couple of years confirming that placing a bar of soap in your bed or between your legs is great therapy for leg cramps. And I do believe that this works. However, this is another therapy for leg cramps during the night, one that I find useful, and it really works!
WASHINGTON - Even as troops in Iraq and Afghanistan are serving longer and more often - three, four, even five times - roughly half of Americans in uniform have not been sent at all.
WASHINGTON - Sun block. Beach umbrella. Laptop.
NEW YORK - The family that controls Dow Jones & Co. says it is warming to the idea of selling the company to Rupert Murdoch or someone else, citing the ''evolving competitive environment'' in which the publisher of The Wall Street Journal operates.
WASHINGTON - By its own estimate, the government made about $100 billion in payments last year to people who may not have been entitled to receive them - tax credits to families that didn't qualify, unemployment benefits to people who had jobs and medical payments for treatments that might not have been necessary.
SMITHFIELD, N.Y. - Severe thunderstorms packing strong winds rolled through central New York, killing four people, destroying or damaging numerous houses and knocking out power to more than 70,000 utility customers, officials said Wednesday.
Mr. William T. "Bill" Akers
NEW YORK - Rookie Jacob deGrom struck out 11 in seven shutout innings and also delivered a table-setting hit from the No. 8 spot in the batting order as the New York Mets tagged All-Star Julio Teheran and the Atlanta Braves 8-3 Tuesday night.
Georgia Southern basketball player Eric Ferguson has been suspended from the team indefinitely following a June 26 arrest.
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Georgia's governor is pushing clinical trials for a marijuana-derived drug that proponents say could help treat severe seizure disorders among children, an unlikely election-year move for a Republican in a conservative part of the country that is just beginning to warm up to medical marijuana in narrow circumstances.
WASHINGTON - Cleveland won the unanimous backing of a Republican National Committee panel on Tuesday, all but guaranteeing the GOP's 2016 presidential pick will accept the party's nomination in perennially hard-fought Ohio.
ATLANTA - A government scientist cleaning out an old storage room at a research center near Washington made a startling discovery last week - decades-old vials of smallpox packed away and forgotten in a cardboard box.
In just three years, Statesboro High has turned a fledgling volleyball program - with next to no previous experience in the sport - into a two-time state playoff qualifier.
BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil - With Neymar out injured, just about everyone in Brazil knew it would be tough against Germany.
SOUTHPORT, England - The friendly matches in South Florida can involve as many as eight players, with teams decided by drawing names from a hat.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - NASCAR has penalized Kurt Busch and his Stewart-Haas Racing team for failing a post-race inspection at Daytona International Speedway.
Frog gigging is a dying art. Like grabbling or noodling (reaching under river banks for turtles and catfish) frog gigging is an outdoor activity that seems to be fading from view.
Editor's note: Because of incorrect information supplied, the time of the wreck and the location from which the victim was returning were incorrect in a brief that appeared in Wednesday's newspaper. The entire brief, with the correct information, appears below.
NEW YORK - Curtis Granderson and David Wright are expected to deliver big hits for the Mets. When they get one from Ruben Tejada, it's a bit of a surprise.