What started out as one family's gesture to spread Christmas cheer has grown into a holiday display that draws visitors from across the region while also serving as a mission to help those in need.
According to Wikipedia, a meme is "an idea ... that spreads from person to person within a culture." A meme is analogous to a mental virus - although not necessarily bad - that "catches on" relatively quickly and usually with significant influence on popular behavior. Most memes are unspoken, subconscious. The concept was popularized by evolutionary philosopher Richard Dawkins, who proposed that memes are like genes in that they replicate, mutate and respond to selective social pressures.
As millions of Americans travel home during the holidays, many adult children may notice their aging parents are declining in health and mobility.
Note: The following is the final in a series of columns looking at how hard currency was introduced in Georgia and Bulloch County.
Jeff and Julie Troutt of Alpharetta are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Megan Ann, to William Lovett Bennett, son of Lovett and Missy Bennett of Statesboro.
Mr. and Mrs. Nollie Holland of Statesboro celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary on Saturday, Dec. 19, in the Perry Fellowship Hall of the First Baptist Church in Statesboro, and on Monday, Dec. 21, will attend "A Christmas Tradition" at the Savannah Theatre, where they went on their first date in 1939. The couple married on Dec. 21, 1940, in Savannah, Ga., and have two children, Joy H. Stritikus and Jan Meinhardt, both of Statesboro; four grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Appalachian State and Ohio swapped huge defensive plays, gigantic momentum swings and even clutch kicks. The Mountaineers simply struck last.
ATHENS, Ga. - J.J. Frazier knew he was in for a hot-shooting day when his first 3-pointer "felt better than normal."
VERONA, Va. - With the nation already on edge after the attacks in California, a teacher's lesson on Islam in Virginia's Bible Belt sparked an angry meeting of outraged parents that mushroomed into a national denunciation of the educator in the form of thousands of angry emails and social media postings.
MONTPELIER, Vt. - For now, the El Nino-driven mild weather is a boon to some wildlife, which are able to forage for more food and are using less energy surviving, experts say. But for some species - like snowshoe hares, whose white fur makes them conspicuous to predators - the lack of snow isn't good news.
NEW YORK - Life expectancy in the United States has stalled for three straight years, the government announced Wednesday.
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BOSTON - Paul Millsap scored 15 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter and Al Horford finished with 21 points and 10 rebounds as the Atlanta Hawks rallied to a 109-101 win over the Boston Celtics on Friday night.
Statesboro High School's boys basketball team started the season on a four-game winning streak. Pressure defense and scoring threats at each position have pushed the Blue Devils to a 6-2 overall record and a 2-2 Region 3-AAAAA record.
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