Attention, all community and region stakeholders! We need your help!
There is an old proverb, "It takes a village to raise a child," which is as true today as when this saying was documented. Dr. Calvin Mackie, in his book, "A View From The Roof," writes about five gifts to give your children: the gift of love, the gift of affection and touch, the gift of discipline, the gift of integrity and the gift of purpose.
I happened to turn on the old TV to a movie entitled, "Bruce Almighty." Here's a young man in his 30s who seems to be the typical loser individual: less qualified folks get promoted over him; he can't keep a girlfriend; his dog doesn't know the difference between a fire hydrant and his favorite chair; nothing ever seems to work out and God obviously doesn't like him; he doesn't like God, and if he were God, the world would be so much better off.
The following is the third of a four-part series on local African-Americans who are making positive contributions to their community. Part 4 will be published in Sunday's Viewpoints page.
Editor's note: Father Robert "Bob" Poandl was sentenced last week to serve 7½ years in prison for taking a 10-year-old boy across state lines, from Ohio to West Virginia, for sexual purposes, in 1991. Poandl served at three Catholic missions, in Claxton, Pembroke, and Glennville, as recently as 2012.
The following is the second of a four-part series on local African-Americans who are making positive contributions to their community. Part 3 will be published in Friday's Viewpoints page.
Last Friday, I said goodbye to Marty Hager for the last time. Julie and I sat on the front row of the church along with the rest of our family to let the reality of his death squeeze through the denial everyone faces at times like these.
The following is the first of a four-part series on local African-Americans who are making positive contributions to their community. Part 2 will be published in Sunday's Viewpoints page.
When our family finally got settled in at my first church in Florida, I received a call to visit a young man recently incarcerated for auto theft. Back then, I could sit in a crowded room with him and a lot of other visitors and prisoners trying to communicate by almost shouting over the crowd noise. I asked him, "What happened?"
FORT WORTH, Texas - Tires remained the hot topic at Texas Motor Speedway, where NASCAR and Goodyear took the unprecedented step of discussing the compound selected for Sunday's race before a single lap had been turned.
HUMBLE, Texas - Sergio Garcia has yet to finish lower than 16th in a PGA Tour event this season.
Note: The following is part of an occasional series about "unsung heroes" in the Bulloch County school system.
City Council is taking a pause on voting to fund the second phase of a study that would lead to a stormwater fee expected to collect about $1 million a year from Statesboro residents, businesses and owners of other properties.
The Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team arrested six people while conducting search warrants and saturation patrols during the past two days.
A man was shot early Friday morning, but the wound is not considered life-threatening, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.
Dr. Jonathan and Mrs. Miriam Bryant of Statesboro, Ga., proudly announce the engagement of their daughter, Naomi Corinne of Atlanta, Ga., to Marc Girardot, son of Dr. Jean-Marie and Dr. Marie-Nadia Girardot of Dunwoody, Ga.
Mrs. Belinda Lee (Wente) Davis of Brooklet, Ga., proudly announces the engagement of her daughter, Blair Ann Wente, to David William Schrepel, the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Arthur Schrepel of Stilson, Ga.
Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Randall of Stilwell, Kan., announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Margaret Randall of Tulsa, Okla., to Bryce Manuel Sorrier, son of Mr. and Mrs. Brooks Sorrier III of Statesboro, Ga.
MACON - Mr. and Mrs. Donald Lewis Smith and Mr. and Mrs. John Wilson Bowers announce the engagement of their daughter, Haley Allison Bowers, to William Leonard Herrington, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Edwards Herrington of Statesboro, Ga.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Byrd of Milledgeville, Ga., announce the engagement of their daughter, Rebecca Byrd of Savannah, Ga., to Jonathan Gay, son of Mr. and Mrs. Randall Gay Jr. of Garfield, Ga.
Mr. and Mrs. Frankie and Sandy Kennedy of Statesboro plan to celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary on April 13 in the Averitt Room of the First Baptist Church. The couple was married on April 14, 1984. They have two children, Christy Kennedy and Mandy Kennedy, both of Statesboro. The reception will be held from 2 until 5 p.m. All family and friends are invited to drop in during that time.
Mrs. Dorothy Wilma Lord Akins
NEW YORK - Pele's family doesn't call him by his nickname. They don't even call him by his given name, Edson Arantes do Nascimento.
ARLINGTON, Texas - The tournament that began with the lure of a billion-dollar bracket will end at a billion-dollar stadium outside of Dallas.