The Driggers family was of the first families to settle in the Wiregrass region of southeast Georgia. They have a very long and somewhat unusual history, as far as how their name came to be what it is today. This is what I've found: the first traceable ancestor was Emmanuel Rodriguez (also listed in colonial documents as Manuell Rodrigues).
Last time we talked about what concussions are and how they are treated. I would like to take this opportunity to write about concussion and sports. I have had several parents contact me about their children having concussions or concussion like symptoms. Often, the questions that are most commonly asked are "Should my child participate again?" and "When can my child safely participate again?"
William Daniel Brighton Jr. of Ozark, Ala., announces the engagement of his daughter, Judy Brighton Enfinger of Troy, Ala., to Dr. Hal W. Fulmer of Troy, son of Mr. and Mrs. H.R. Fulmer of Chula, Ga.
Gail Tirey of Savannah and Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Hodges of Guyton announce the marriage of their children, Kristen Elizabeth Tirey and Brandon Joseph Hodges.
Dr. and Mrs. Gary N. Harrison of Statesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Rebecca Elizabeth Harrison of Statesboro, to Jason Michael Forest, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Forest of Suwanee.
South Dakota State coach John Steiglemeier's team is coming off an impressive win, a 45-0 shellacking of Stephen F. Austin. But the Jackrabbit coach said a win by that margin was not on his radar screen.
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil - A 3-year-old boy who was lost in the dense Amazon rain forest was found after 11 days, apparently unharmed but for dehydration and thorns in his feet and legs, police said Friday.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A pregnant woman whose baby was crudely cut from her womb tried to defend herself from her attacker before she was strangled, a medical examiner testified Friday.
CONCORD, N.H. - U.S. marshals posing as supporters arrested convicted tax-evaders Ed and Elaine Brown at their rural, fortress-like home, the head marshal said Friday.
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Three former Duke lacrosse players falsely accused of rape filed a federal lawsuit Friday against disgraced prosecutor Mike Nifong, the city of Durham and the police detectives who handled the investigation.
YANGON, Myanmar - Myanmar said Friday it had detained hundreds of Buddhist monks during last week's bloody crackdown of pro-democracy protests, and that security forces were searching for four of the monks who led the demonstrations.
KINSHASA, Congo - Congo fired its transport minister Friday as emergency workers extinguished the last flames from a plane crash in the capital and found still more bodies in the wreckage. The death toll climbed to at least 50, officials said.
PANAMA CITY, Fla. - Intense pressure from then-Gov. Jeb Bush, civil rights activists and attorneys for a dead teen's parents did not influence the conclusions of the second autopsy on the boy, the doctor who performed it testified Friday.
DECATUR, Ga. - When Amy Lovell dropped off her son at school, she had to make sure the fifth-grader didn't leave without his french horn.
ATLANTA - John Schuerholz completed what he called "the best negotiation of my entire career" by convincing his longtime friend John Hart to accept the role of president of baseball operations.
SAN FRANCISCO - Eric Hosmer is eager to see what makes San Francisco's waterfront ballpark unique.
ATHENS - Thanks to Nick Chubb, concerns about Georgia's running game have subsided even as Todd Gurley's status remains uncertain.
ST. SIMONS ISLAND - Erik Compton is happy with where he is in golf, and he's not referring to his 5-under 65 on Thursday for a share of the lead in the McGladrey Classic.
NEWNAN, Ga. - Georgia Democrat Michelle Nunn has spent the past month hammering away at Republican David Perdue's career as a business executive, making his role in outsourcing jobs a hallmark of her campaign for U.S. Senate.
After my close call with lightning on a mountain climb this summer, my younger sister suggested I read one of her favorite books: "Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why," (W.W. Norton & Company, 2004) by Laurence Gonzales.
I've always loved the movies, especially a good romance. When I was young, I often dreamed of being swept off my feet to romantic places like Paris or Italy by a tall, dark and perfectly handsome man who would serenade me while I stood on the balcony in the moonlight. Sounds romantic, doesn't it?
Wilma L. Brannen
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Billy Butler hit a tiebreaking single, Salvador Perez and Omar Infante drove in two runs each with big hits in a five-run sixth inning, and the Kansas City Royals beat the San Francisco Giants 7-2 Wednesday night to even the World Series at one game apiece.
The Statesboro Athletic Hall of Fame is proud to announce the upcoming addition of six new members.
ATHENS - Mark Richt said he was optimistic on Wednesday as Georgia was expected to file a request with the NCAA for tailback Todd Gurley's eligibility to be reinstated.
The Denver Broncos fear no one in the AFC, nor should they given their recent record.
As the Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets entered the 2014 season, they knew that they would need a spark. The entire offensive backfield from last season had graduated, leaving SEB to rely heavily on youth and inexperience.
Atlantic Coast Conference football has enjoyed a long run in the starring role on Thursday Night Lights.
All the hand-wringing over the SEC's near-monopoly of the top 5 might well prove a moot point.