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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
PHILADELPHIA - Even grizzled old Bobby Cox found this one strange.
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.
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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.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Americans are living longer than ever, but not as long as people in 41 other countries.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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