WAYCROSS, Ga. - Ernest Sweat paused by the charred pine trunk he found burning like a match two months ago and wondered - could he have stopped the largest Southeastern wildfire in more than a century?
More and more Americans are sticking closer to home. Expensive gasoline, stressful airports, and hectic jobs are all forces driving the desire to create peaceful respites to be enjoyed without leaving the comfort and security of home. As a result, the distinction between indoors and outdoors is becoming more blurred. People are seeking to create sophisticated spaces in outdoor settings where they can entertain friends and family year-round. This desire is driving the movement to create outdoor "rooms."
And then it rained. Thick and heavy, the water hit the roof, hit the ground like a percussion instrument and the music surrounded the house, surrounded me.
Mr. and Mrs. William Patrick Crawford III of Nevils and James Andrew Barrow of Claxton announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their daughter, Jami Teal Barrow, to Brian Wayne Newland, son of Joanne Newland and the late Wayne Newland of Statesboro.
Mr. and Mrs. Allen R. Gaskins of Statesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Cristle Michelle Gaskins of Statesboro, to Geoffrey Taylor Chaney, son of Patsy Chaney and the late W. Lloyd Chaney.
Mrs. Lona Mae Menefield will celebrate her 99th Birthday on Saturday, June 30, 2007, with a reception to be held at her residence on Johnson Street in Statesboro beginning at 1 p.m. Mrs. Menefield, born June 29, 1908, has two children, Carolyn Lee and Earline Sharpe; 15 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. The public is invited to attend.
When an opponent opens one heart and you immediately make a two-heart overcall, that is a Michaels Cue-Bid, showing five spades and a five-card minor.
Tanesha Equittie Furman and Willie Eldrich Herrington announce their engagement to be married.
Police arrested a woman they say stabbed a man, then arrested the victim as well, said Statesboro Police Capt. L. C. Williams. The incident took place in the presence of a small child.
Nicole Price became the bride of Doug Bentley during a 6 p.m. ceremony held on December 22, 2006, at Bible Baptist Church in Statesboro. The Rev. Jimmy Creel officiated.
ATLANTA - What a debut for Kenny Rogers.
WASHINGTON - The U.S. is helping expand a prison in Afghanistan to take some detainees from Guantanamo Bay, while administration officials argue about whether to bring the most dangerous to the U.S. when the Cuban facility shuts down.
BAQOUBA, Iraq - Hundreds of U.S. and Iraqi troops, under cover of F-16s, fought their way into three neighborhoods of besieged Baqouba on Friday to help clear Diyala province of entrenched insurgents. To the north of the city, American helicopters killed 17 al-Qaida gunmen trying to sneak past a checkpoint.
NEW YORK - It's a question that often prompts a boastful answer or a bashful one: How many sex partners have you had?
SAVANNAH - After 15 years of studies, lawsuits and bureaucratic delays, state and federal officials Wednesday signed the final paperwork needed for crews to begin digging sand and mud from the Savannah harbor to make room for supersized cargo ships to reach the busy port.
WASHINGTON - The first person diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S. died Wednesday despite intense but delayed treatment, and the government announced it was expanding airport examinations to guard against the spread of the deadly disease.
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PERRY, Ga. - Democrat Michelle Nunn and Republican David Perdue accused each other of offering false hope to voters during a rowdy debate Tuesday, arguing their opponent will not be able to advance anything if elected to Georgia's open Senate seat.
PERRY, Ga. - Republican Nathan Deal accused Democrat Jason Carter of being inexperienced and unproven, while Carter zoned in on ethics complaints against the incumbent and Georgia's uneven economic recovery Tuesday, as the candidates sharpened their messages during their first head-to-head debate.
ST. LOUIS - The St. Louis Cardinals tagged Clayton Kershaw in the seventh inning for the second straight time, riding Matt Adams' go-ahead, three-run homer to a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday and a fourth straight trip to the NL Championship Series.
BROOKLET - Over a month into the season, things seemed to be getting a bit dicey for Southeast Bulloch. A state playoff team last season, the Yellow Jackets stumbled their way to an 0-4 start thanks to a very tough slate of games to begin the year.
ATHENS - There is no quarterback controversy at Georgia.
NAPA, Calif. - A new PGA Tour season starts Thursday, and it's about time.
This week's weather has made it evident that the temperatures are trending downward and with that pattern comes the onset of another round of largemouth bass fishing.
The Statesboro Domino's Pizza store and the National Fire Protection Association are joining forces with the Statesboro Fire Department to promote fire prevention.
NEW YORK - Worries about weakening global growth drove the stock market lower Tuesday.
RICHMOND, Va. - Gay and lesbian couples are getting legally married in the South for the first time, crossing a threshold in a conservative region long opposed to the marriages.
WASHINGTON - Millions of Americans may qualify for waivers from the most unpopular part of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. But getting that exemption could be an ordeal.