Thomas and Betty Chester were married January 5, 1964, at Friendship Baptist Church in Statesboro, Ga., by the Rev. Bob Helton. The children of Thomas and Betty will host a reception in their honor on January 12, 2014, at Eastern Heights Baptist Church from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. No local invitations are being sent. All friends and relatives are invited to attend. No gifts, please.
A proposed 2014-15 school calendar that would shorten Thanksgiving break to three days and extend the school year past Memorial Day ran into doubts Thursday night at the Bulloch County Board of Education.
When optometrist Dr. R. Whitman Lord and his wife, Lurue, opened their practice in Statesboro in 1978, it was just the two of them. When "Whit" Lord died Tuesday at age 62, Lord Eye Center had eight locations and about 100 employees from Dublin and Augusta to Savannah and Brunswick.
As you read this, the temperature has gone back to normal and you may unbutton the back flap in your long johns and put away those woolens for the time being. One day - in the distant future - you will talk to your grandchildren about the freeze back in 2014 when you had to stay inside for two whole days without golf or direct sunshine. How cold was it? Why, Sonny Jim, it was so cold that the ice cubes froze in our tea.
Bulloch County is no stranger to great teams and amazing athletes, but few individuals can claim to have been as singularly dominant as Bulloch Academy's Mitchell Ball has been on the wrestling mat.
Tonight, in their first meeting of 2014, Bulloch County Board of Education members are slated to consider a policy change limiting what school employees may include in the signature block of emails.
Based on sources close to Georgia Southern and reports from various media outlets, it's a safe bet that athletics director Tom Kleinlein has his final four candidates for the vacant head coach position at GSU.
ATLANTA - There will be an Atlanta Braves reunion this summer.
When the basketball season tipped off in November, Southeast Bulloch wasn't exactly sure where its scoring would come from. The Yellow Jackets had been an improved team in 2012-13, but leading scorer Devontae Tremble had graduated.
From the time Georgia Southern fans first caught wind of former head coach Jeff Monken's departure to the United States Military Academy until Friday's announcement that Willie Fritz will take the reins of Eagle football, it would be an understatement to say that there were quite a few different ideas as to where the program should be headed.
A former Georgia banker accused of stealing millions from investors before vanishing for 18 months pleaded not guilty Wednesday to federal bank fraud charges and agreed to remain jailed without bond pending trial.
Dr. Glenn Schelier Jennings
PORTAL - In a showdown between a pair of region rivals who both made the Class A Final Four last season, it was clear which school had peaked and which is looking for even more this time around.
Smith Reeves hit both ends of a one-and-one opportunity with 16.2 seconds left to help lift Bulloch Academy to a 51-48 victory over Frederica Academy Tuesday.
BROOKLET - The Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets continued their winning ways on Tuesday with a 50-38 region win over Savannah High at home.
NEW YORK - The bloodhound drew the loudest cheers. The Portie came with presidential connections. And the Irish water spaniel tried to earn another win for Seattle in the Super Bowl - of dogs, that is.
Statesboro's soccer seasons have had to sit on the sidelines as winter weather postponed the scheduled season openers for both the boys and girls this week.
By FRED LIEF
BROOKLET - As the Region 1-AAA boys tournament began Tuesday evening, Southeast Bulloch knew exactly what the task was.
The script was flipped on Georgia Southern during its last road trip.
AUGUSTA - Richmond Academy exploded for 21 points in the fourth quarter and eliminated the Statesboro Blue Devils from the Region 3-AAAA tournament with a 66-58 win on Tuesday in Augusta.
NEW ORLEANS - Georgia Southern men's soccer has a new home with the re-introduction of the Sun Belt Conference for men's soccer. The Eagles will compete in the six-team league beginning in the fall of 2014 with an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament on the line.
Warmer temperatures are probably not far off and even though winter may not be completely over with, it's time to go ahead and start planning your strategy.
ATLANTA - B.J. Upton would like a do-over on his debut season with the Braves.
LOS ANGELES - This is what Tom Watson knows about the American with a big lead in the Ryder Cup standings.
SOCHI, Russia - The most decorated country in Winter Olympic history earned four more medals Tuesday, and the most famous snowboarder in the world had his hopes for a third straight gold in the halfpipe dashed.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Southeastern Conference's efforts to upgrade men's basketball remain a work in progress.
At first, Bulloch County Schools announced Tuesday afternoon that classes would be held as scheduled Wednesday.
David Pennington says that if elected, he will be Georgia's first limited-government, conservative Republican governor.
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