Annette Rushing and Robert "Bobby" Bailey celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary June 21, 2014, over the weekend with their family. Mr. and Mrs. Bailey were married June 21, 1964, at the First Baptist Church in Statesboro, Ga., by the late Dr. J. Robert Smith. Robert and Annette have two children, daughter Candi Bailey and son Dr. Robert Glenn Bailey Jr. (wife Kelli), and son-in-law John Allen Smith. The couple has been blessed with three grandchildren: Caitlin Smith, Trace Bailey and Stone Bailey.
Fifty years ago, Kay Beasley, daughter of Freida and Naughton Beasley, married Hugh Deal, son of Bernice and Horace Deal. Kay, Hugh and their daughter, Donna Kay, request the pleasure of your company at a reception to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, June 28, from 3 until 5 p.m. in the fellowship hall of Statesboro Primitive Baptist Church. The couple requests no gifts, please, as your presence is the greatest gift they could receive.
At times during this week's Statesboro City Council meeting, it appeared that some or all of the city's 250-plus employees might not get a proposed 2.5 percent raise.
The state did not identify the name or location of the patient due to privacy concerns.
MCCAYSVILLE, Ga. - They were adopted off-the-books decades ago, scattered by a Georgia doctor who took $100 or $1,000 or something in between to send desperate couples home with new sons and daughters. Now some of the adoptees have turned to fresh DNA testing in hopes of reconnecting with the biological families they never knew, before time runs out.
Former Supreme Court Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist was famously conservative and a champion of states' rights, but in a 2003 Supreme Court opinion, he ruled in favor of suing state employers for "violating a federal law that allowed time off for emergencies."
MOUNT WASHINGTON, N.H. - As Mae West might have said of Mount Washington's weather: When it's good, it's very good, but when it's bad, it's better. And true to form, it posed significant challenges to the recent overhaul of the museum atop the mountain's summit.
BARNARD CASTLE, England - Carved into the simple obelisk commemorating the fallen are the names of five sons of Margaret and John McDowell Smith. There's a story behind the name that isn't there - a sixth brother, Wilfred - and a century after World War I a local historian has dug out the details from archives.
Ilene Braziel McCray
WASHINGTON - Gavin Floyd, recently returned from Tommy John surgery, pitched six scoreless innings Thursday night before leaving with an elbow injury, the latest setback for an injury-riddled Atlanta Braves' rotation and one that tempered a 3-0 victory over the Washington Nationals.
BRASILIA, Brazil - Colombia qualified for the World Cup's knockout stage, beating Ivory Coast after scoring twice in a six-minute spell in the second half.
OAKLAND, Calif. - NCAA President Mark Emmert stuck to his contention that amateurism is the core of college athletics, saying any effort to pay players would destroy a framework that has been in place for more than a century and cause many schools to either abandon sports or refuse to play other schools that do pay.
The leaders of big-time college sports agree that transfer rules need to better accommodate players.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan likes to hang out with family and friends, play golf and take a vacation or two in the offseason.
WASHINGTON - Inching back into a fight he tried to leave behind, President Barack Obama announced Thursday he was dispatching 300 U.S. military advisers to Iraq to help quell the rising insurgency in the crumbling nation. He also challenged Iraq's embattled leader to create a more inclusive government or risk his country descending into sectarian civil war.
Mr. and Mrs. Steven Matthew Hein of Statesboro, Ga., are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Meredith Claire Hein, to Crawford James Simmons. Crawford is the son of Mr. and Mrs. James William Simmons of Statesboro.
Summer officially arrived last Saturday, but in terms of Hollywood Daylight Time, it's been here since April 4.
PRESCOTT, Ariz. - Reminders of the Granite Mountain Hotshots are spread throughout Station 7.
MINNEAPOLIS - The disappearance of a Minnesota mother of seven was just a missing person case when it landed on the desk of Detective Sgt. Lee Hollatz. Seven months later, her body and that of another woman were found stuffed in suitcases along a rural Wisconsin highway, and the former police officer whom Hollatz had long considered his top person of interest is now suspected in their deaths.
Mr. Waldo Beasley
TOWNSEND, Ga. - The American wood stork, a bird scientists once feared would be extinct by the year 2000, has made such an impressive comeback that it's getting an official status upgrade 30 years after first being listed as an endangered species, the Obama administration said Thursday.
HOUSTON - The Houston Astros had solid pitching but couldn't get their offense going in the first two games against Atlanta.
LONDON - Not this time.
BETHESDA, Md. - Tiger Woods was back on the PGA Tour for the first time in more than three months Thursday and said he felt "fantastic."
RECIFE, Brazil - They heard about people back home watching during their lunch breaks, streaming on office computers or playing hooky with fellow fans. And then, as the bus pulled away from the hotel Thursday, the U.S. World Cup team was struck with an unusual sight.
Deputies investigating a bicycle theft held a convicted felon and known gang member at gunpoint after he reached for a pistol in his waistband earlier this week, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.
PHOENIX - Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal broke down in tears Wednesday at the end of a news conference where he apologized for posting an anonymous blog comment that denigrated welfare recipients and other postings that were seen by some as racist.
WASHINGTON - The United States is still growing older, but the trend is reversing in the Great Plains, thanks to a liberal application of oil.
William J. Akerman Jr.
Parker's new convenience store and gas station, at 1588 Brampton Ave., opened Wednesday. It is the chain's 36th store in Georgia and South Carolina and the first with a drive-thru window.