Note: Local lover of history Roger Allen continues a monthly column looking at the genealogy of a longtime Bulloch County family.
Q: My seven-year-old daughter has just started wetting the bed at night. Last week she had an accident while at school. She hasn't wet the bed since she was 4. Is this something I should be really concerned about or is there possibly a simple explanation?
Preston Wise, son of William Wise, was born in the Barnwell district of South Carolina, but moved with his family to Bulloch County at a young age. He was married four times, including to Mary Ann Jones in 1808. Preston had fought in the War of 1812 for his country, so it was not at all that surprising that when the War Between the States began, at least three of his sons, Jacob, John Daniel and William Henry, signed up to fight, as did at least two of their grandchildren, Burrell and James William.
Children and teachers are counting down the days - it must be May! Make the most of the remaining days in the school year. Praise your kids for another great year in school, and don't forget to thank teachers for the part they play in your child's education. Make May enjoyable with some of these holidays.
ATLANTA - When he was arrested after getting off a flight at a New York airport in 2004, Gainesville anesthesiologist Gregory Kapordelis was charged with traveling to Russia to have sex with young boys.
DEAR ABBY: My sister, "Heidi," and I are very close. We share a room and confide in each other about everything, with the understanding that nothing will be revealed to our parents or anyone else - no matter what.
ATLANTA - John Smoltz beat the Dodgers for the first time in more than eight years, pitching seven shutout innings to lead the Atlanta Braves to a 4-0 victory over Los Angeles on Friday night in a matchup of first-place teams.
CONYERS - On the brink of elimination, the Trinity Christian softball team exploded for 12 runs and beat Appling County 12-2 in the second game of Friday's GCAA Class A state championship in Conyers, Ga.
Mr. and Mrs. Brian Lanier of Portal announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Brittany D. Lanier, to Morgan T. Jersey, son of Judy Williams of Swainsboro and Brock Jersey of Dearing.
Mrs. Terry Hickey of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Jerry Hayes of Bennettsville, S.C., announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Jeanelle Hayes of Clemson, S.C., to Matthew Arden Cross, son of Mrs. Terre Cross of Statesboro and Robert Cross of Snellville, Ga.
The determination you display will be quite impressive and responsible for many of the victories you'll achieve. They are the very assets needed to get you where you want to go.
DEAR ABBY: I love my husband of 13 years and our 6-year-old son. They both love me. The problem is, the two of them cannot get along when I'm around. They constantly fight over me. Don't get me wrong, I have loved all the attention I have been getting these last few years, but the jealousy is getting old.
SIMI VALLEY, Calif. - Ten Republicans, one stage, 90 minutes - just enough time for Rudy Giuliani, John McCain or Mitt Romney to make a major gaffe as underdog rivals scramble for relevancy during the first GOP presidential debate Thursday.
NEW YORK - Thomas and Rosemarie Uva were not exactly criminal geniuses.
Arnold Palmer said, "Concentration comes out of a combination of confidence and hunger."
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Bogus classes and automatic A's and B's are at the heart of a cheating scandal at the University of North Carolina that lasted nearly two decades, encompassing about 3,100 students - nearly half of them athletes.
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.