Many in Bulloch County recognize that the Mathis' and Matthews' families were some of the first to settle in the area. Their first ancestor, as far as I have been able to ascertain, would be Robert Edward Mathis. He came from the small Welsh town of Mathias. Robert was born in 1640, and married Sarah Bishop. They had two children: James Ezekiel Mathis, born in 1670 and Edmund Mathis, born in 1675.
BOISE, Idaho - Idaho Sen. Larry Craig resigned Saturday over a men's room sex sting, bowing to pressure from fellow Republicans worried about a scandal dimming their election prospects.
BAGHDAD - Civilian deaths rose slightly in August as a huge suicide attack in the north two weeks ago offset security gains elsewhere, making it the second deadliest month for Iraqis since the U.S. troop buildup began, according to figures compiled Saturday by The Associated Press.
SALT LAKE CITY - For nearly four weeks a mining community in central Utah held out hope that six men trapped in a coal mine cave-in would be found alive. That hope is gone now that federal mine officials have suspended the search for the men.
OAKLAND, Calif. - A maze of wooden planks and glass panes is gradually taking shape among the austere office buildings of downtown Oakland, a structure alternately described as a bee hive, an inverted basket or a nuclear reactor.
ARLINGTON, Va. - While it's the start of the school year for most U.S. students, children at Barcroft Elementary have been at their desks for nearly a month - and they're fine with that.
NEW YORK - Retiree Gene O'Brien hurried to the World Trade Center site after Sept. 11, 2001, as a volunteer helping to shuttle supplies to police and fire workers. Some days, his only ID to get into the disaster site was a tattoo on his forearm.
EDITOR'S NOTE - Labor Day 2007 comes during a period of high-pitched debate about an increasingly visible segment of the work force - illegal immigrants. But when an influx of immigrant workers and their families, legal and not, revives a fading town and creates new relationships, the discussion gets more complicated. Here's a look at one such community.
Virginia Anne Franklin and Bill Waters were united in marriage on August 18, 2007, at four o'clock p.m. The double ring ceremony took place at the Hideaway, the home of the bride, on Savannah Avenue. Judge Henry Scott Allen of Augusta officiated. Dr. Delma Eugene Presley of Statesboro was the lay liturgist.
Jana Christine Altman and David Michael Newland were united in marriage at seven o'clock in the evening on Saturday, May 26, 2007. Dr. Charles Houston at Statesboro First United Methodist Church performed the ceremony.
Jenny Rebecca Hall and Brooks Clark Blumenthal were united in marriage at half past six in the evening on Saturday, October 14, 2006. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Charles Fiveash at The Mansion on Forsyth Park in Savannah.
Note: The following is the third part of a four-part series on the expansion of rail service in Bulloch County.
For Dr. Al Mooney, Director of Addiction Medicine and Recovery at Willingway, one of the key factors that distinguishes this week's Addiction Update Conference is its "focus on the solutions rather than the problems."
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