Ms. Mary Lee Bishop
Frances Voncile Bailey
Bulloch County turned into a basketball hotbed last season as three varsity squads made runs to the Final Four of their respective state tournaments.
SAVANNAH - With a little more than four minutes left to play it was now or never time for the Portal Panthers, who trailed Calvary Day by eight at the Calvary gym.
ATHENS - Georgia coach Mark Richt moved quickly to name a new defensive coordinator, hiring Jeremy Pruitt from Florida State on Tuesday, only two days after losing Todd Grantham to Louisville.
PHILADELPHIA - A federal judge is slowing down the proposed $765 million settlement of NFL concussion claims, questioning if there's enough money to cover 20,000 retired players.
In order to clear the air up front I freely admit to doing some drinking in my younger days. I candidly confess and concede this point so you will realize that I make the following observations based on first hand and anecdotal accounts. This is not gossip, idle rumor or hearsay evidence.
If Anthony Bosch were still in business today, bet on this much: His phone would be buzzing nonstop with athletes trying to order the A-rod treatment.
MELBOURNE, Australia - After a day of searingly-hot temperatures which raised complaints from players, top-seeded Rafael Nadal advanced to the second round of the Australian Open in relatively mild conditions.
BELLVILLE - Pinewood Christian's Jessie Knaus intentionally missed a free throw with 1.3 seconds remaining to give PCA a chance at the game-tying shot, but Bulloch Academy held on for a 49-47 win on Tuesday on the road.
HONOLULU - Brandt Snedeker is a walking billboard for his summer plans.
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks' first regular-season game in London provides first-year coach Mike Budenholzer the opportunity for a midseason review of his team.
Kai Owens, a fifth-grade student at Brooklet Elementary School, is seeking donations of softly textured items that he hopes will bring comfort to children who are blind or visually impaired.
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The last two years, anybody familiar with Southern Conference basketball would have told you that Georgia Southern's Eric Ferguson and College of Charleston's Trent Wiedeman are the best frontcourt players in the league.
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.