Many in Bulloch County recognize that the Mathis' and Matthews' families were some of the first to settle in the area. Their first ancestor, as far as I have been able to ascertain, would be Robert Edward Mathis. He came from the small Welsh town of Mathias. Robert was born in 1640, and married Sarah Bishop. They had two children: James Ezekiel Mathis, born in 1670 and Edmund Mathis, born in 1675.
BOISE, Idaho - Idaho Sen. Larry Craig resigned Saturday over a men's room sex sting, bowing to pressure from fellow Republicans worried about a scandal dimming their election prospects.
BAGHDAD - Civilian deaths rose slightly in August as a huge suicide attack in the north two weeks ago offset security gains elsewhere, making it the second deadliest month for Iraqis since the U.S. troop buildup began, according to figures compiled Saturday by The Associated Press.
ARLINGTON, Va. - While it's the start of the school year for most U.S. students, children at Barcroft Elementary have been at their desks for nearly a month - and they're fine with that.
NEW YORK - Retiree Gene O'Brien hurried to the World Trade Center site after Sept. 11, 2001, as a volunteer helping to shuttle supplies to police and fire workers. Some days, his only ID to get into the disaster site was a tattoo on his forearm.
EDITOR'S NOTE - Labor Day 2007 comes during a period of high-pitched debate about an increasingly visible segment of the work force - illegal immigrants. But when an influx of immigrant workers and their families, legal and not, revives a fading town and creates new relationships, the discussion gets more complicated. Here's a look at one such community.
Virginia Anne Franklin and Bill Waters were united in marriage on August 18, 2007, at four o'clock p.m. The double ring ceremony took place at the Hideaway, the home of the bride, on Savannah Avenue. Judge Henry Scott Allen of Augusta officiated. Dr. Delma Eugene Presley of Statesboro was the lay liturgist.
Jana Christine Altman and David Michael Newland were united in marriage at seven o'clock in the evening on Saturday, May 26, 2007. Dr. Charles Houston at Statesboro First United Methodist Church performed the ceremony.
Jenny Rebecca Hall and Brooks Clark Blumenthal were united in marriage at half past six in the evening on Saturday, October 14, 2006. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Charles Fiveash at The Mansion on Forsyth Park in Savannah.
Note: The following is the third part of a four-part series on the expansion of rail service in Bulloch County.
LaQuanda L. Collins Esq. and Javis R.D. Littles will be united in matrimony today at the Fulton County Atrium in Atlanta by Pastor Antoine D. Shaw in the presence of family and friends.
Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Dowd of Mt. Pleasant, N. C., and Ms. Terry Barnard of Pembroke announce the engagement of their daughter, Lindsay Claire Dowd of Statesboro, to Elmer Roy Miller, son of Mr. and Mrs. Tony Miller of Stilson.
In just four years, the Altrusa Statesboro has distributed 12,000 books to local children who often have no access to books at home.
Statesboro goalkeeper Drew Funk, center, is joined by parents Mike and Lisa as he signs a letter of intent to play soccer for the Savannah College of Art and Design.
NEW YORK - Taco Bell is name-dropping an unlikely clown to promote its new breakfast menu - Ronald McDonald.
PRETORIA, South Africa - The murder trial of Oscar Pistorius has been delayed until April 7 because one of the legal experts who will assist the judge in reaching a verdict is sick, abruptly ending expectations Friday that the double-amputee athlete was about to testify on his fatal shooting of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
WASHINGTON - Congress is close to sending President Barack Obama a bill to give $1 billion in loan guarantees to cash-strapped Ukraine and provide the administration broad authority to levy more sanctions on Russia for its annexation of Crimea.
Georgia Southern's pro day used have a player, maybe two, and a handful of NFL scouts.
A non-region game against a stellar Savannah Country Day squad proved to be too tall an order for the Statesboro girls soccer team as they dropped a 5-1 decision Thursday night at Womack Field.
CHICAGO - Vince Dooley is sure relieved he's not running an athletic program these days.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Jordan Sibert scored 18 points, Kendall Pollard added a season-high 12 and Dayton rolled past Stanford 82-72 on Thursday to make the NCAA tournament's Elite Eight for the first time since 1984.
The Statesboro Blue Devils played host to Effingham County and South Effingham in a golf tournament on Thursday at Forest Heights Country Club, with the Lady Devils placing first and the boys finishing second.
LAKELAND, Fla. - Aaron Harang made his Atlanta Braves debut, allowing six runs, including a long homer to Miguel Cabrera, while pitching into the sixth inning of a 9-3 loss to the Detroit Tigers on Thursday.
SAN ANTONIO - Long after the fog cleared at TPC San Antonio, Phil Mickelson remained shrouded in an increasingly alarming funk with the Masters two weeks away.
An Army soldier accused of strangling his pregnant wife so he could pocket $500,000 in benefit money was convicted Thursday by a military judge in a case that hinged on dueling medical experts who couldn't agree on how the woman died.
The Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department will host the 13th annual "Swing into Spring" celebration from 5-9 p.m. today at Mill Creek Regional Park.