Another legend of baseball made an appearance in the Coastal Empire, actually coming to Statesboro itself.
Mary and Chester Williams celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on Friday, November 17. The couple was married November 17, 1936, in Pembroke. After serving in World War II, Chester Williams returned to Statesboro. In the 40 years Mr. Williams was in the public school system, he was a school teacher, sports coach and principal. Mary Williams also was a school teacher. They are members of the First Baptist Church of Statesboro and have an adopted son, Roger.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Senior Donte Gennie scored 10 of his 15 points in the second half and the Georgia Southern defense held Winston-Salem State below 50 points for the second time this season in the Eagles' 59-49 win Saturday night at the Gaines Center.
Do you know how many shopping days are left until Christmas? Is your calendar filling up with more to-do than you can get done? Right now, while there's still room left to write, pencil in fun things to do with the family for the month of December. Spend time together enjoying the beauty and splendor of the season. Happy celebrating!
Are our children's lives too rushed? Many of the problems children experience may be related to the chronic stress of today's busy lifestyles. "Hurried children" - those stressed by lives that are over-scheduled or full of stress-inducing changes - tend to have chronic problems such as headaches, stomach aches, hyperactivity and chronic depression. In extreme cases, hurried children are more likely to experience school failure, to use drugs, to be involved in delinquency and to commit suicide.
Of the 23 meteorites found in Georgia, two were found in the Bulloch County area: one was actually found by a local resident, Harold Cannon. He discovered a meteorite in June 2000 when harvesting butter beans with his mechanical picker. He thought it looked strange, and threw it next to a shed and then promptly forgot about it.
CHALMETTE, La. - Cradling an 18-pound turkey, Hurricane Katrina victim Nancy Prattini hauled groceries from her minivan, preparing for her family's first Thanksgiving dinner in their cramped FEMA-issued trailer.
WASHINGTON - Soon to be in charge of Congress, Democrats are looking to chip away at billions of dollars in payments to the health insurance companies that run Medicare's managed care programs.
BAGHDAD, Iraq - At least 101 Iraqis died in the country's unending sectarian slaughter Wednesday, and the U.N. reported that 3,709 Iraqi civilians were killed in October, the highest monthly toll of the war and one that is sure to be eclipsed when November's dead are counted.
NEW YORK - In an account his publisher considers a confession and some media executives call revolting, O.J. Simpson plans a book and TV interview to discuss how, hypothetically, he could have killed his ex-wife and her friend.
LONG BEACH, Calif. - Teacher Bill Morgan walks into his third-grade class wearing a black Pilgrim hat made of construction paper and begins snatching up pencils, backpacks and glue sticks from his pupils. He tells them the items now belong to him because he ''discovered'' them.
BEIRUT, Lebanon - Pierre Gemayel, an anti-Syrian politician and scion of Lebanon's most prominent Christian family, was gunned down Tuesday in a carefully orchestrated assassination that heightened tensions between the U.S.-backed government and the militant Hezbollah.
NEW YORK - After a firestorm of criticism, News. Corp. said Monday that it has canceled the O.J. Simpson book and TV special ''If I Did It.''
BAGHDAD, Iraq - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad invited his Iraqi and Syrian counterparts to a weekend summit in Tehran to tackle the chaos in Iraq, where violence is hurtling toward civil war, four key lawmakers told The Associated Press on Monday.
With Friday night's Fourth of July celebrations fresh in the minds of local residents, it's hard to believe that in just 50 days the midair explosions of fireworks will be replaced with the pad-crunching hard hits of Statesboro High football.
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. - Billy Hurley III has been waiting for a breakthrough moment on the PGA Tour. On Independence Day, the former U.S. Navy officer might have set himself up for one this weekend in the Greenbrier Classic.
LONDON - Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic will meet for the Wimbledon title after the old guard held off the new in the semifinals Friday at the All England Club.
RIO DE JANEIRO - It just wouldn't be the World Cup without Germany in the semifinals.
LEEDS, England - So your national team is out of the World Cup in Brazil, Wimbledon doesn't seem the same without Serena Williams or Rafael Nadal and your baseball team is slumping.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - David Gilliland might have summed up Daytona qualifying best.
Officers arrested a man Thursday after he led them on a vehicle chase and eventually had to be subdued with a Taser, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.
Seven people - including a man who was shot during an attempted robbery Sunday evening - were arrested Thursday after officers responded to an apartment trying to find a man wanted for selling cocaine, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.
By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY
When Bulloch County public school students set foot in their classrooms on Aug. 1, they will notice some changes.
KILL DEVIL HILLS, N.C. - Proving far less damaging than feared, Hurricane Arthur left tens of thousands of people without power Friday in a swipe at North Carolina's dangerously exposed Outer Banks, then brought lousy Fourth of July beach weather to the Northeast as it veered out to sea.
At least three health insurers plan to offer insurance statewide in Georgia's exchange for 2015.
Dr. and Mrs. Britt Pilcher of Kathleen, Ga., are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Brenna Elizabeth Pilcher, to William Allen Kent, son of the Reverend Bill Kent of Pitts, Ga., and the late Mrs. Cindy Kent.
ATLANTA - The Braves, finding new ways to create runs, have regained the lead in the NL East with their best two-week stretch of the season.