ATLANTA - Georgia lawmakers opened the legislative session Monday at the Capitol in Atlanta, with most action taking place outside the House and Senate chambers. Opening day of the session is typically dominated by ceremony, and the 2016 kickoff was no exception, including a visit from Betty Cantrell, the Georgian named "Miss America" for 2016.
WASHINGTON - Mammograms do the most good later in life, a government task force declared Monday in recommending that women get one every other year starting at age 50. It said 40-somethings should make their own choice after weighing the pros and cons.
A Screven County sex offender who disappeared in early December, along with his girlfriend and her kids, has been found.
A gang-related shooting near Clito on Sunday ended in the arrests of three men. Two vehicles were damaged in the gunfire, but no one was injured, said Bulloch County sheriff's Chief Deputy Jared Akins.
In 1940, Jim Redding was working as a salesman for International Harvester when a good friend told him about the benefits of owning a NAPA store.
Mrs. Gerrie F. Brown
Believers Church of Statesboro Pastor Scott Moore preached a series of sermons toward the end of 2015 about blessings. During one message, Pastor Scott told his congregation, "We are called to receive blessings and give blessings. We can overcome curses with blessings."
Master Deputy Jeff Thompson responded to Southeast Bulloch Middle School this past Friday to meet with staff regarding a possible child molestation, which occurred away from the school.
The Powerball jackpot has grown to $1.4 billion, and the drawing is still two days away.
Like some kind of wizard, I spent the month of December utilizing potion (Jergens Natural Glow self-tanner) and incantation - "I would like a table outside, please" - to excellent effect in holding cold weather at bay. But the cold did eventually come - just in time for New Year's and all its frenetic, slightly underwhelming, overly affected examination of human behavior.
Note: The following is part of a series of columns looking at how Georgia and Bulloch County evolved from wilderness into a state and a county.
I ended a recent column by proposing that "while their proper upbringing is a big deal, children themselves are not."
For the fourth consecutive year, the Rockin' Out Alzheimer's committee in Bulloch County is bringing a night of nostalgic music to Statesboro to raise money for the Alzheimer's Association of Coastal Georgia.
ATLANTA - Georgia lawmakers return to the Capitol in Atlanta on Monday, kicking off the 2016 legislative session. Here's a look at some of the top issues expected to come up this year.
The Georgia Southern University Department of History and the Georgia Southern Museum seek to learn more about the impact of World War I on the state of Georgia and are asking for anyone with artifacts from that era to bring them on Saturday, Jan. 16 from 2-5 p.m. to the Georgia Southern University Museum.
Man of the Decade