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Bulloch History by Roger Allen

The very first of the Bulloch County Akins ancestors that I have identified in Virginia is Jonathon Aekin, who was born about 1604 in Warwick, Virginia. He married a woman whose name (apparently) has been forgotten, and had (at least) one child: James, born about 1630.

August 26, 2007 | By ROGER ALLEN | Lifestyles Columnists


Braves win, regain second place

PHILADELPHIA - Kelly Johnson and Jeff Francoeur homered, and Atlanta's bullpen pitched five effective innings to lead the Braves to a 7-5 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday night.

August 26, 2007 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Diane Miller

What could be more delicious on a warm summer day than fresh-picked blueberries? Blueberries are found on almost every continent of the world. However, more blueberries are grown in the U.S. and Canada than in the rest of the world combined.

August 26, 2007 | By DIANE MILLER | Lifestyles Columnists


Southern Style by Rebecca Masters

As far back into my childhood as I can remember, my father always had a vegetable garden. Tomatoes, squash, other vegetables and fruits were always plentiful and shared with neighbors and friends. My mother kept tomatoes in the kitchen and tomato sandwiches were a usual meal or snack.

August 26, 2007 | By REBECCA MASTERS | Lifestyles Columnists


David-Mendenhall

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Thomas David of Statesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Katherine Wright David, to Charles McDonald Mendenhall, son of Kathryn Hardy Mendenhall and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Millard Mendenhall Jr. of High Point, N.C.

August 26, 2007 | | Wedding Planner


Pace-Smith

Cindi Pace became the bride of Jes Smith during a 2 p.m. ceremony held on Saturday, December 2, 2006, at the First Baptist Church in Shawnee, Okla. The Rev. Scott Smith officiated.

August 26, 2007 | | Wedding Planner


Phillies slide by Braves with 5-4 win

PHILADELPHIA - Even grizzled old Bobby Cox found this one strange.

August 26, 2007 | The Associated Press | Sports


Harrington looks good but Falcons lose big in preseason opener

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Joey Harrington looked comfortable running the Atlanta Falcons' offense. He's not Michael Vick, but he showed he can scramble a little bit, too.

Thrust into the starting quarterback job while Vick is away from the team and facing federal dogfighting charges, Harrington led one scoring drive in his three series Friday night in a 31-16 loss to the New York Jets in the preseason opener for both teams.

August 26, 2007 | By DENNIS WASZAK Jr. AP Sports Writer | Sports


Police Report - August 12

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.

August 26, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Camera finds ’survivable space’ in mine where 6 men are missing

HUNTINGTON, Utah - A video camera lowered into mine where six miners have been missing for more than five days shows ''survivable space,'' a federal official said Saturday, but attempts to signal the miners were met by silence.

August 26, 2007 | By PAULINE ARRILLAGA AP National Writer | Nation


U.S. lags behind other countries in life expectancy

WASHINGTON (AP) - Americans are living longer than ever, but not as long as people in 41 other countries.

August 26, 2007 | By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER Associated Press Writer | Nation


Repeated, extended deployments stressing military families; support groups try to help

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - On the day her husband left for Iraq on his third tour in six years, Jennifer James slipped into the shower to cry, thinking no one would hear her.

August 26, 2007 | By AUDREY McAVOY Associated Press Writer | Nation


Contractors in Iraq accused of opening fire on civilians and soldiers

There are now nearly as many private contractors in Iraq as there are U.S. soldiers - and a large percentage of them are private security guards equipped with automatic weapons, body armor, helicopters and bullet-proof trucks.

August 26, 2007 | By DEBORAH HASTINGS AP National Writer | Nation


Four promising children of Newark become symbols of scourge of violence

NEWARK, N.J. - The four college-age friends who were hanging out in a schoolyard late on a Saturday night were the type of children who make hometowns proud, especially hard-luck hometowns like this one.

August 26, 2007 | By ERIN McCLAM and DAVID PORTER Associated Press Writer | Nation


Dear Abby 8/11

DEAR ABBY: I am 15 years old, and for 13 years I have known that I am adopted. My friend tells me that she thinks she has found my real mother - that she goes to her church. I'm really confused.

August 25, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


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