July isn't usually the month for flowering trees, but one native waits until the heat of the summer to make its biggest impression. Franklinia altamaha boasts one of the most beautiful, and fragrant, flowers of the garden, and has one of the most interesting stories. The flower resembles a camellia in form, with its cupped, five-petaled flower. Almost 240 years ago, the famous naturalists John and William Bartram stumbled across a beautiful tree growing along the Altamaha River in south Georgia. They collected the seed from the tree on a subsequent trip and named it Franklinia altamaha in honor ...
Steve and Angie Green Sr. of Statesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Rikki Enich of Statesboro, to Travis Antonio McBride, son of Stacey and Kimberly McBride of Statesboro.
Andrea Lauren Haltiner and John Drew Prosser were united in marriage at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 23, 2007, at The Church of the Good Shepherd in Augusta. The Very Reverend Robert D. Fain officiated.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Nike suspended its lucrative contract with Michael Vick on Friday, while Reebok took the unprecedented step of stopping sales of his No. 7 jersey.
In another dose of bad news for the indicted quarterback, a top trading card company announced it was pulling Vick's likeness from any new packs.
SAN FRANCISCO - Hammerin' Hank, he's right behind you now.
Barry Bonds hit his 754th career home run Friday night, and needed just one more to tie Hank Aaron's record.
PHOENIX - Tony Clark homered to lead off the bottom of the eleventh inning, and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Atlanta Braves 8-7 Friday night after squandering a seven-run lead.
Clark's homer followed a game-winning shot by Eric Byrnes the previous night, and is the Diamondbacks' fifth game-winner this season. Arizona has won seven straight to move within one game of the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NL West.
When James Meeks stepped into a tattoo parlor about 20 years ago, he didn't know he would leave with more than a little ink under his skin.
Johnny "Pat" Span and Eddie and Betty Murphy of Statesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Katasha L. Span of Statesboro, to Melvin E. Armond Jr. of Statesboro, son of Melvin E. Armond Sr. and Gloria Armond of Savannah.
In the olden times in Bulloch County, there were no public schools, school buses, and county school boards. There were, very simply, the parents, the church, and the community. Therefore, what "book learnin" the children got came from their elders, and covered the three R's: "reading" (literature), "ritin" (penmanship), and "rithmetic" (mathematics).
The Georgia Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday takes place Aug. 2-5. Certain purchases made over the holiday weekend will be exempt from state and local sales tax.
Of all the works in children's literature, no particular series is more well-known than J.K. Rowling's phenomenally popular Harry Potter novels. Translated into over 60 languages worldwide, the fantastical works have made a cultural impact unlike any other modern novel in the world. Children who would never pick up a book prior to being seized with "Potter mania" have long since risen to the challenge of reading seven hundred or more pages of text - a feat which some parents and educators would deem magical in itself.
Q: Doc, I am 34 years old, and I think I'm in good health. I watch what I eat, exercise regularly and don't take any regular medication. Over the past year, I have developed a chronic cough that won't go away. I have also been waking up in the morning with this really awful tasting phlegm in my mouth. I have lived here all my life and I've never had allergies or asthma. What could this be?
GREENSBORO, N.C. -Lucy Mason led four UNCG scorers in double figures with 18 points to go along with seven rebounds and five assists to lead the Spartans to a 76-65 Southern Conference women's basketball victory over Georgia Southern Monday night in Fleming Gymnasium.
Two Georgia Southern baseball players, junior pitcher Will Middour and freshman infielder Aaron Palmer, were suspended indefinitely for a "violation of team rules" a university statement said on Monday.
Michael Sam could've taken the - well, not the easy, but certainly the easier - way out by staying mum on his sexual orientation, at least until after the NFL draft.
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. - The brightest lights that interest Jimmy Walker are found in another galaxy through his high-powered telescope.
Just a year and a half after Christy Hulsey took over a long-established Statesboro business in Colonial House of Flowers, her company was saluted as one of the 100 fastest-growing businesses owned or led by University of Georgia graduates.
Charles D. Sikes, honored Monday as the 2014 Citizen of the Year by Statesboro's two Rotary Clubs, has served his country, state and county under special circumstances.
With her sweet little smile, Sa'Diyah "Sadie" Pierce melts the hearts of those around her, and without saying a word, this 4-year-old charmer manages to get her point across.
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2014 Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind awards.
ATLANTA - Just two weeks ago, Atlanta became a national punch line when a few inches of snow crippled the city. Comedians said the gridlocked highways looked more like a zombie apocalypse than the South's bustling business hub.
Three men have been arrested in connection with the Jan. 26 shooting death of 39-year-old Joy Lee Ann Brown, the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office said Monday.
The Boy Scouts of America just celebrated their 104th birthday, and a local troop has the distinction of celebrating almost half of those years.
Every dot on the map needs a hometown grocer - a personable place where you can load up your buggy with beef, where you're called "darlin'" by the cashier at checkout and where you know your butcher by name. They're the jewels of small towns, the businesses that give a city personality. In this week's Local Spotlight, I visit a place that's served Bulloch County for more than 40 years in that very capacity.
February may be short on the calendar, but let's hope it's long on family fun. With the cold days the Boro has experienced in 2014 so far, make sure to create warm and cozy memories with those you love, enough to last until the groundhog comes out to play in the spring.
Q: I have three kids, ages 8, 6 and 4. I need help solving the "pick up the playroom" dilemma. When an area in which they've been playing needs to be picked up and straightened, the 8-year-old always ends up doing all the work. The other two continue to play or just pretend to help.
Note: The following is the 22nd in a series of columns that will describe towns and communities, past and present, that were settled after Bulloch County was first settled. Some have since been cut into other counties.