JENA, La. - It's got all the elements of a Delta blues ballad from the days of Jim Crow: hangman's nooses dangling from a shade tree; a mysterious fire in the night; swift deliberations by a condemning, all-white jury.
Mr. and Mrs. David B. Rountree and Mr. and Mrs. Thomas W. Rountree Jr. announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Holly Sue Rountree, to Ronnie Hall Bazemore, son of Mr. and Mrs. Palmer Bazemore Jr.
DOVER, Del. - Two students were shot and wounded, one seriously, at Delaware State University early Friday, and the campus was locked down as police searched for a gunman, officials said.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles David Reed of Sylvania announce the engagement of their daughter, Christie Rebecca Reed, to Stephen Wade Faires, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wade Elias Faires Jr. of Evans, Ga.
DEAR DR. GOTT: I have intended to write you for a long time. I'm a retired nurse and read your column in my local newspaper. You and I think exactly alike. I agree with everything you say, we appear very compatible, it looks like we are about the same age, and you are very nice-looking besides.
Dr. and Mrs. Russell and Wanda Herrington of Portal announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary Lee Herrington of Portal, to Jeremy Christopher, son of Mr. and Mrs. Colleen Salls
There is likely to be some kind of interaction between your material and social affairs that holds much promise. Meeting someone who'll influence you to head in a new direction could be at the foundation of this maneuver.
Today's deal features a declarer-play theme that has appeared in print many times - even here! - but this is an unusual variation of it.
WASHINGTON - The Treasury Department said Friday it will halt sales of Treasury securities to state and local governments starting next week because Congress has yet to increase the ceiling on the national debt.
I have recently received several questions about concussion. Some have come from patients in the office, others from concerned parents of athletes. I wanted to explain what concussions are, how they are diagnosed, and how they are treated.
Have you ever heard a Whangdoodle? Have you ever even heard of a Whangdoodle? Well, according to early Southeastern United States histories, these fearsome creatures were said to have resembled a particularly wild and wooly cougar. Reaching as much as three feet in height, and as much as four feet in length, they were reported to have large ears and have been covered with a coarse grey fur. Some historians think it may even have been a northern cousin to the much-talked about Chupacabra of South America.
BOSTON - An MIT student wearing what turned out to be a fake bomb was arrested at gunpoint Friday at Logan International Airport and later claimed it was artwork, officials said.
DEAR ABBY: I'm a 30-year-old man, married a little over three years, and I'm in serious financial trouble. I was laid off from my well-paying job almost two years ago, and I have been struggling to keep my head above water ever since.
A group of members from the Archibald Bulloch chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution met in front of the Bulloch County Courthouse at this past Monday, to launch the week-long celebration of Constitution Week. This historica document is 220 years old.
WASHINGTON - About 1 million Simplicity and Graco cribs are being recalled after three children became entrapped in their cribs and died of suffocation, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said Friday.
FERGUSON, Mo. - A grand jury declined Monday to indict Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed, black 18-year-old whose fatal shooting by a white officer sparked weeks of sometimes-violent protests and exposed deep racial tension between many African-Americans and police.
In two days, we will all gather with family and friends to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday. It is a special day for many reasons, but most importantly for allowing us a time to reflect on the bountiful blessings we have all enjoyed over the past year.
Sports Destination Management has named The Clubhouse in Statesboro one of the most outstanding venues in the United States.
A man convicted of burglary in Florida, who was wanted by authorities there, was apprehended Friday after members of the Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team discovered he was living in Statesboro.
Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team members arrested six suspects Friday after seizing about 100 baggies of marijuana and two handguns, according to a news release.
ATLANTA - Georgia's highest court ruled Monday that a state law allowing courts to contract with private probation companies to supervise misdemeanor offenders is constitutional but does not allow for additional requirements beyond what is imposed by the courts.
Motorcycles, corvettes and law enforcement vehicles brought Santa Claus to downtown Statesboro Saturday for the 12th year of Santa's Toy Run.
The Statesboro Main Street Farmers Market will host its seventh annual Shopping by Lantern Light from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday in the Charlie Olliff Square in downtown Statesboro, behind Sea Island Bank.
Facebook recently introduced a new way of expressing gratitude just in time for Thanksgiving as it launched its new "Say Thanks" video creator. The feature has received mixed reviews in a predictable fashion as critics tear it apart while Facebook users have flooded newsfeeds with videos saying thanks to their friends and family.
WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced Monday he is stepping down, leaving under pressure following a rocky tenure in which he has struggled to break through the White House's insular team of national security advisers.
(Note: The following is part of a series of articles looking at the history and evolution of agriculture in Georgia and Bulloch County.)
From the I'm Sorry to Have to Tell You Department: Parents who say they want to raise kids who "think for themselves" are not being exactly truthful. It's a nice and very democratic thing to say, for sure, but let's face it, folks: You want your kids to think like you do. For example: If you're a liberal, you want your kids to be liberals when they grow up. Right? Right! The same is true of conservatives, libertarians, people of faith, people of no faith and people with COEXIST bumper stickers on their cars. Furthermore, that ...
Beth Odom of Metter announces the engagement of her daughter, Brandi Elizabeth Odom, to Matthew Jason Steinberg, son of Jeffrey and Judy Steinberg of Sandy Springs.
Smartphones - and the apps, photos and texts that come with them - are hard to resist. Americans log more than an hour of screen time on the devices each day, according to a December 2013 data analysis from Nielsen.
ATLANTA - More time-management issues. A blown lead in the fourth quarter. Another loss outside the NFC South.