Note: All information included in this report is taken from law enforcement incident reports and arrest records, which are public records and available for review at any and all local law enforcement agencies. Not every arrest leads to a conviction. Guilt or innocence is determined by the court system.
Lynn Godbee Morlock of Snellville announces the engagement of her daughter, Lauren Ashley Morlock, to Rudolph John Cortjens, son of Mrs. Tom Stout of Reno, Nev., and Leo Cortjens of Suwanee, Ga.
Pamela Parrish Childs of Statesboro announces the engagement of her daughter, Angela Christine Potter, to Frank Daniel Lord Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Daniel Lord Sr.
Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Hulsey of Brooklet announce the engagement of their daughter, Kelli Rebecca Hulsey of Brooklet, to Ray Wendell Saxon II, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray W. Saxon of Statesboro.
In last week's column, I suggested that the easiest way to begin planning your wedding is to make a list of your (and your fiancé's) fantasy wedding requirements. Now, however, is the time to get down to the bottom line. A wedding should not, under any circumstances, put your marriage in the red. The ugly truth is that, according to wedding author Jennifer L. Shawne, the average wedding costs about twenty thousand dollars. Yep, that's a two followed by four zeros.
An old saying suggests that opinions are a little like noses - everybody has one. Well, everyone does have opinions ... at least one, and on just about every subject under the sun. Most are perfectly willing to express them, too, given the chance. A lack of real knowledge or experience in the subject matter is hardly ever a deterrent to our expressing those opinions to others, willing listeners or not.
Some of the common injuries that we see in the summertime are animal bites. People are outside more often and walking through neighborhoods. Families go and visit other families. This leads to situations where people come into contact with cats and dogs to which they are unfamiliar. Out of these encounters, we occasionally end up with animal bites.
In 1767, Englishman Dr. Joseph Priestley developed the process by which one could flavor water beverages. His first flavors included sasparilla, birch bark, dandelion and several fruit-flavored drinks. Although Swedish chemist Torben Bergman developed the process to carbonate water, it wasn't until 1832 that American John Waters developed a machine capable of producing large quantities of carbonated soda water.
Teri Daniel Atchison, formerly of Washington, and Keith Rodney Beasley of Statesboro were united in marriage on Saturday, June 9, at 3 o'clock in the afternoon at Merrywood Baptist Church in Statesboro. The pastor, Bro. Will Griffith, performed the double ring ceremony.
Oscar Wilde said, "At twilight, nature is not without loveliness, though perhaps its chief use is to illustrate quotations from the poets."
ATLANTA - Andruw Jones and Brian McCann hit back-to-back homers to start a six-run sixth inning, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 9-1 on Friday night.
AUSTIN, Texas - Lady Bird Johnson made a final trip Friday to her beloved wildflower center, where friends and family followed the former first lady's casket into a gallery for a private memorial service.
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DEAR ABBY: My husband, "Greg," and I have been married six years. When we first met, he drank every weekend. He wouldn't come home after work or even call me. He has come a long way since then.
When Islamic radicals killed 52 people in London two years ago, it took nearly a month for Osama bin Laden's top deputy to blame Britain itself for the carnage.
PARAMUS, N.J. - Hunter Mahan knew he was on the verge of something special, even with a record that looked ordinary by his standards.
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - In the giddy moments after South Korea won the Little League World Series, outfielder Don Wan Sin realized how he wanted to celebrate.
CINCINNATI - Aaron Harang figures he's covered first base thousands of times in his career.
Question: What kind of walnut is sold in the grocery store? It does not taste the same as the black walnuts I grew up with.
Parenting takes on a new level of stress as "mommy bloggers" take over the Internet and Facebook becomes stocked with perfect pictures of parents with their children at the park.
If parents over time amassed a quarter-million dollars, they could afford outright the cost of raising a child born in 2013 - with enough left over to throw in a fairly decent used car in which said child could drive into adulthood.
We are pleased to announce the engagement of Christina Lynne Akins, daughter of Ms. Kim Coursey of Atlanta and the late Mr. Richard "Larry" Akins of Pembroke, to Jason Randall Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. Randall and Cindy Smith of Twin City, Georgia.
Pam Lee Smith and Eddie Smith of Statesboro announce the engagement of her daughter, Lydia Lee, to Will Riner of Statesboro. Lydia is also the daughter of the late Gary "Buddy" Lee of Statesboro. Will is the son of Betsy Hendrix Riner and Ted and Denise Riner, all of Statesboro.
Q: Our 5-year-old grandson sees his 5-year-old female first cousin from time to time. After they play for a while, he tells her he wants to "touch" her. This has happened twice in recent months. Her parents are very upset, but our grandson's parents read lots of parenting books and seem to think it's no big deal. Your thoughts on this matter?
How hot was it at the Brooklet Peanut Festival last weekend?
LEWISTON, Maine - The folks at the Farmers' Almanac can be forgiven for feeling smug: The 198-year-old publication correctly predicted the past nasty winter while federal forecasters blew it.
WASHINGTON - As the U.S. mourned an American journalist beheaded by Islamic militants, the nation found something of a reprieve with the release of another freelance reporter who had been held hostage for nearly two years by an al-Qaida-linked group in Syria.
As many of you may know, Paula Deen recently held two live shows in Savannah as part of her "Paula Deen LIVE!" tour. I had made plans to attend long before her team reached out to me in late July, and I wouldn't in my wildest dreams have imagined the events that followed.
Somewhere in the neighborhood of 20 years or so ago (not long after Carole and I moved from Arkansas to Statesboro), I learned of an opportunity to tour a WWII vintage U.S. Army Air Force B-17 bomber on display at the Statesboro airport. The study of history has been a favorite pursuit of mine since college, so I jumped at the chance to actually see this famous aircraft, "up close and personal!"
NAPA, Calif. - A powerful earthquake that struck the heart of California's wine country caught many people sound asleep, sending dressers, mirrors and pictures crashing down around them and toppling wine bottles in vineyards around the region. Scores were injured as the temblor knocked out power to thousands, caused gas and water lines to rupture, sparked fires and buckled roads.