When flames engulfed 97-year-old Lawrence Baptist Church in July of last year, many onlookers felt as if a part of their own lives had been burned away. Most of the old church was constructed of highly flammable pine, and after lightning struck its steeple, there was very little anyone could do to stop the blaze. While firefighters protected the nearby Fellowship Hall and Youth Building, members of the congregation looked on with horror and sadness as the sanctuary burned to the ground.
ATLANTA - John Smoltz and Brian McCann are heading back to the All-Star game. The Atlanta Braves player who may be having the best season of all was left out Sunday.
Brian Moore was named chair of the Department of Construction Management and Civil Engineering Technology at Georgia Southern University.
MIAMI - It's a good thing Josh Willingham was at the plate instead of calling the shots in the dugout for the Marlins on Sunday.
When Blake Watson tells people that he fences, he says that they usually imagine him as Zorro or a light-saber-wielding Star Wars character. But the rising senior at Statesboro High School doesn't spend his time rescuing damsels in distress or battling "the dark side". While fencing is descended from the sword fights of old, it has evolved into a modern sport with national rankings, electronic scoring equipment, and Olympic-level tournaments. It takes as much physical ability as any other athletic competition and is as mentally challenging as a chess game.
Bananas are economical, delicious and nutritious. A six-inch banana has about 85 calories with about .33 grams of total lipid or fat. It is an excellent source of potassium, yet low in sodium. Bananas contain minute amounts of vitamin A, C and the B vitamins.
DEAR DR. GOTT: I read your column every day and am always interested in your views. I was especially interested in your opinion on Castiva. But I have questions.
Although you might not have an easy row to hoe, your chances for advancement in a chosen endeavor might be better than you think. Give it all you've got, and you'll be surprised what you can achieve.
DEAR ABBY: My husband and I were trying to park our car in a crowded downtown lot. The line of cars trying to get in wrapped around the block. Each car in line had to circle around until someone left because no parking spaces were available.
Mark Twain said: "Why shouldn't truth be stranger than fiction? Fiction, after all, has to make sense."
Note: All information included in this report is taken from law enforcement incident reports and arrest records, which are public records and available for review at any and all local law enforcement agencies. Not every arrest leads to a conviction. Guilt or innocence is determined by the court system.
ATLANTA - Women seeking abortions in Georgia will have to cross a few additional hurdles, under one of the dozens of new laws set to take effect on the Sunday start of the new fiscal year.
Bulloch Academy golfer Mark Rocker still has one more season left before he graduates, but that hasn't stopped him from making a name for himself outside of high school in the golfing world.
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