If you want a tropical look in your garden, whether in containers or beds, cannas (Canna x generalis) are a perfect choice. Cannas are dramatic, with large leaves and upright growth, and flower regularly throughout our summer period.
With a name like that, I'm not sure if I'd like to live there. Where exactly would that be, and how did it get its name? The truth, in this case, is quite simple. At Great Lott's Creek, along the Bulloch and Candler County line, a gentleman named William Wright had bought some land. He announced on April 14, 1860, that he intended to set up a "fish trap" on the Great Ogeechee River near the junction of Great Lott's Creek.
WASHINGTON - The nation's 45 million smokers will probably help pay for the spending increase that Democrats want for children's health insurance, say analysts familiar with deliberations on Capitol Hill.
WASHINGTON - President Bush accused Democratic lawmakers on Saturday of being unable to live up to their duties, citing Congress' inability to pass legislation to fund the federal government.
WASHINGTON - Momentum is building in Congress for overhauling farm subsidies because of tight budgets and increasing enthusiasm for renewable fuels and conservation programs.
They were thinking big in New Mexico. Encouraged by the Drug Enforcement Administration, state officials staged a national summit to discuss solutions for the growing problem of steroids in high school sports.
ATLANTA - Exploding from the other end of the soccer field, the silver robot glinted under the light of the cameras and burst toward the lone defender standing between it and the goal.
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Mitch Crosby of Metter announce the engagement of their daughter, Heather Ann Crosby of Metter, to Barry Lee Ostean, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Dewayne Ostean of Sparta, Ga.
ATLANTA - About 81 percent of Georgia public schools passed muster under federal No Child Left Behind requirements this year - a slight increase over 2006.
WASHINGTON - Could mail one day go the way of many pizza chains, where customers can pick it up or pay extra for home delivery?
NEW DELHI - The experts' consensus was that India had the most HIV cases in the world - 5.7 million - and that number could rise if aggressive measures weren't adopted.
On 07/07/07, I wanted to feature a deal in which a seven plays a key role. But I am away from home and forgot to bring along a copy of "Right Through the Pack," which contains 52 stories, each featuring one card from the deck. I searched the Internet without success. But at http://my.execpc.com/E7Efkommrus/Bridge/index.htm I did see this: Two university students were playing at the local YMCA. They heard that six diamonds was cold (unbeatable) on board five. So, when they got to that deal, the bidding went six diamonds - double ...
LONDON - Two suspects in the failed car bombings in Britain made inquiries about working in the United States, the FBI said Friday, and British prosecutors said an Iraqi arrested after the attack on Glasgow airport should face terrorism charges.
An FBI spokeswoman said Mohammed Asha and another suspect had contacted the Philadelphia-based Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates, as first reported in The Philadelphia Inquirer. Asha, a Jordanian physician of Palestinian heritage, contacted the agency within the last year, but apparently did not take the test for foreign medical school graduates, said the spokeswoman, Nancy O'Dowd.
HELENA, Mont. - If a record-breaking heat wave doesn't lift soon, cattle rancher Sharon McDonald may see her hay crop turn to dust.
PORT HARCOURT - The sobbing mother of a British girl kidnapped in Nigeria said Friday her 3-year old is under threat of death and living on bread and water, as police promised to free her without resorting to force.
IRWINTON - Portal's regular season came to an end on Friday as the Panthers defeated Wilkinson County 64-60 on the road.
ELON, N.C. - Ryley Beaumont scored 14 points and grabbed 13 rebounds Saturday night and Jack Isenbarger hit the game-winning 3-pointer with less than a second remaining as Elon downed Georgia Southern 60-59 in conference play.
ELON, N.C. - Jenifer Rhodes tallied 20 points and seven rebounds, and Elon shot 55 percent in the second half to top Georgia Southern 85-60 in a Southern Conference women's basketball game Saturday afternoon at Alumni Gym.
SOCHI, Russia - All the gloom and grim talk leading to the Sochi Olympics at last gave way to more uplifting things.
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. - The wind was so strong, the conditions so demanding, that Jimmy Walker felt like Saturday at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am was competing against the golf course instead of the rest of the field.
ATLANTA - Malcolm Brogdon had a wonderful homecoming.
ATHENS - Kenny Gaines scored all of his 14 points in the second half, Brandon Morris and Charles Mann each added 10 points and Georgia beat Texas A&M 62-50 on Saturday night.
Six runners from Millen will raise funds for the Wounded Warrior Project and the Fisher House at Fort Gordon.
SAVANNAH - While Republicans in eastern Georgia say they're more committed than ever to defeating Democratic U.S. Rep. John Barrow in the fall elections, GOP voters may have a tougher time than expected choosing a nominee in the primary.
Ms. Annette Jackson
The Georgia Southern Eagles didn't just enter the 2014 softball season. They kicked the door down.
SOCHI - A crowning achievement of Vladimir Putin's Russia kicked off Friday with a celebration of its past greatness and hopes for future glory, most especially for a raucous group of Russian athletes who marched into the rollicking opening ceremony of the Sochi Olympics with a message.
ATLANTA - Chris Johnson is taking the same approach to the 2014 season he used one year ago, when he was fighting for a starting job.
Two years after an alarming slump in payments, the Bulloch County Emergency Medical Service has improved the revenue it receives from patient billing. So for now, at least, the county government is keeping the billing in-house.
Note: The following is part of an occasional series about "unsung heroes" in the Bulloch County school system.