When Blake Watson tells people that he fences, he says that they usually imagine him as Zorro or a light-saber-wielding Star Wars character. But the rising senior at Statesboro High School doesn't spend his time rescuing damsels in distress or battling "the dark side". While fencing is descended from the sword fights of old, it has evolved into a modern sport with national rankings, electronic scoring equipment, and Olympic-level tournaments. It takes as much physical ability as any other athletic competition and is as mentally challenging as a chess game.
Bananas are economical, delicious and nutritious. A six-inch banana has about 85 calories with about .33 grams of total lipid or fat. It is an excellent source of potassium, yet low in sodium. Bananas contain minute amounts of vitamin A, C and the B vitamins.
DEAR DR. GOTT: I read your column every day and am always interested in your views. I was especially interested in your opinion on Castiva. But I have questions.
Although you might not have an easy row to hoe, your chances for advancement in a chosen endeavor might be better than you think. Give it all you've got, and you'll be surprised what you can achieve.
DEAR ABBY: My husband and I were trying to park our car in a crowded downtown lot. The line of cars trying to get in wrapped around the block. Each car in line had to circle around until someone left because no parking spaces were available.
Mark Twain said: "Why shouldn't truth be stranger than fiction? Fiction, after all, has to make sense."
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.
ATLANTA - Women seeking abortions in Georgia will have to cross a few additional hurdles, under one of the dozens of new laws set to take effect on the Sunday start of the new fiscal year.
Bulloch Academy golfer Mark Rocker still has one more season left before he graduates, but that hasn't stopped him from making a name for himself outside of high school in the golfing world.
Note: Local lover of history Roger Allen continues a monthly column looking at the genealogy of a longtime Bulloch County family.
So you're engaged. Congratulations! Now what? If you're like most brides (or grooms) to be, you're terrified. After all, somewhere between "I will" and "I do," you're supposed to turn into Martha (or Martin) Stewart. Maybe you've been dreaming about this day your entire life, maybe not, but dreaming and planning are wholly different things, and odds are that you need help. So, to save you the trouble of wading through piles and piles of books, I'm here to help you plan the wedding of your dreams, and maybe be a little less stressed ...
Tomorrow marks the half-way point of the year 2007. Have you celebrated each day of the past six months as a gift and made incredible family memories to treasure forever? The second half of the year awaits – make it half-year to remember by celebrating some of the holidays below.
The most famous of the battles between the Confederacy and the Union took place in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Many of the founding families of Bulloch County were present, including those from the Denmark family. Afterwards, many in the Union Army considered Gettysburg to be a turning point in the War against the South.
Last time we spoke about what kidney stones are, how they are diagnosed and how they are treated. Today's article focuses on prevention.
(Note: The following is the first of a series of articles looking at the history and evolution of agriculture in Georgia and Bulloch County.)
WASHINGTON - It's time for flu vaccines again. While the shot is important for the whole family, this year health officials have some different advice for different ages: Certain kids should opt for the ouchless nasal spray. Seniors, expect to get a new kind of pneumonia shot along with that flu jab.
A flock of blackbirds covers the field. Two hundred, maybe. Silent and still before rising, as though at the lift of some unseen maestro's baton, into the air in one loud flap like a bleached sheet on a clothesline. I watch and listen and shiver. Blackbirds. Sign of cold weather.
FERGUSON, Mo. - A Ferguson police officer was shot in the arm Saturday night after encountering two men at a community center who ran from him and then opened fire during a foot chase, authorities said.
ATHENS - Todd Gurley shook off a couple of defenders in the backfield, built up speed down the sideline, and saw another would-be tackler in his path.
GLENEAGLES, Scotland - Justin Rose swept that magical putter into the air before his ball even reached the hole, and he punched his right fist when it dropped for a birdie. Just like at Medinah, the final match in the Ryder Cup on Saturday gave Europe another big boost of momentum going into the last round.
PHILADELPHIA - Brothers B.J. and Justin Upton each homered and the Atlanta Braves held on for a 4-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday night.
DOVER, Del. - Kurt Busch looked around and saw NASCAR's biggest stars crowding his car. Dale Earnhardt, Bobby Labonte, Dale Jarrett all zooming past Busch and giving the rookie driver a reality check - his racing heroes from TV were now his toughest competitors on the track.
FLOWERY BRANCH - These days, the game looks so much slower to Julio Jones.
An elderly woman was killed Friday evening when a man ran a stop sign and crashed into the church van in which she was riding, according to Georgia State Patrol Senior Trooper Brian Scott.
PERRY - It was a David vs. Goliath storyline Friday night as Bulloch Academy marched into Marvin Arrington Stadium to face The Westfield School.
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks and city civil rights leaders said Friday's meeting between the team's CEO and the group was "extremely productive."
ATHENS - No. 12 Georgia begins a stretch of seven straight Southeastern Conference games with a team that seemed to take all the steam out of the Bulldogs a year ago.
Friday night featured the 50th anniversary of Statesboro's 'homeless' 1964 squad finally making its first appearance on Womack Field.
PHILADELPHIA - Jonathan Papelbon made his first appearance in Philadelphia since he made a lewd gesture as he left the field, closing out the Phillies' 5-4 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Friday night with a scoreless ninth inning.