During the annual celebration of Black History Month, it is important to recognize and reflect on the major contributions of African Americans to the health, well-being and safety of Americans and the greater global community.
An unusually high number of flu victims have appeared recently in the emergency room of East Georgia Regional Medical Center, reflecting a nationwide trend that U.S. health officials say is partly because the flu vaccine doesn't protect against most of the spreading flu bugs.
The Statesboro Blue Devils led by three with 3.8 seconds remaining in the semifinals against Ware County and held on for a 47-44 win to advance to the region 3-AAAA championship game at Glynn Academy.
NEW YORK - Psychologist Kathryn Faughey didn't sound worried about her safety in the hours before she was butchered in her office, said a friend who exchanged e-mails with her that evening.
February is Heart Month. A recent article in the "Journal of the American College of Cardiology" gives some very specific recommendations about how we can reduce risk for diseases of the heart and blood vessels.
I was reading about water bears the other day. They are microscopic creatures that look like tiny little bears with eight legs; their scientific name, tardigrada, means "slow mover." They can live for up to 50 years and at temperatures as low as -400 degrees Fahrenheit. If the water in which they live dries up, they go into a state of hibernation called cryptobiosis, "hidden life."
Bridge badly needs more young players, and several cities and states are trying to persuade schools to run extracurricular classes. One of the most successful has been Atlanta. Information is at www.atlantajuniorbridge.org.
Mr. and Mrs. James Sparks of Aiken, S.C., are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Anna Brett Sparks, to Christopher Blane Daniel, son of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Daniel of Amarillo, Texas.
Joy and Floyd Waters of Statesboro are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Leigh Anne Waters, to Dylan Stiles Bailey, son of Debbie and Gayle Bailey of Statesboro.
Mr. and Mrs. Kenny Miller of Statesboro announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Stephanie Paige Miller of Statesboro, to Jarrod Malcolm Lee of Nevils, son of Mr. Rodney Lee and Mrs. Sandra Blake.
Robin Malissa "Missy" Mensching of Sylvania and Troy Rahn Hutcheson Jr. of Statesboro announce their engagement and plans for their upcoming wedding.
TRENTON, N.J. - They've bickered over whether she knew he was gay, whose tell-all book would sell better, whether a poster of a nude man hanging over his new lover's bed had to come down before she'd allow their 6-year-old to visit.
Mr. and Mrs. Elton Edward Reddick Jr. of Sylvania are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter, Jenny Leigh Reddick, to Justin Jasper Janney, son of Elizabeth Ryan Janney of Sylvania and Robin Scott Janney of Wisconsin.
DEAR DR. GOTT: I have been reading your column for years and have been helped with numerous problems. I just love your down-home common-sense approach to medicine that is woefully lacking in modern society.
ATHENS - Going into the final week of the regular season, the Georgia Bulldogs had hopes of playing for a Southeastern Conference title, maybe even claiming a spot in the four-team national playoff.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Quarterback Matt Ryan says he and the Atlanta Falcons face no added pressure with everything on the line this week.
DOVER, Del. - NASCAR driver Kurt Busch had his turn on the witness stand Wednesday and testified that he repeatedly told his ex-girlfriend to leave his motorhome the night she claims he assaulted her.
In a much-anticipated event, Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market opened its doors Wednesday in Statesboro's Market District, welcoming anxious customers, excited shoppers and a few curious spectators.
A Claxton family's home was destroyed by fire Tuesday night after a child knocked over a space heater.
Dorothy Lee Anderson
RICHMOND HILL - The Statesboro Blue Devils suffered their first region loss of the season as they were knocked off in overtime at Richmond Hill, 63-56.
PORTAL - Facing a Johnson County squad from the opposite side of the always-competitive Region 3-A, the Portal Panthers were in no mood to take prisoners.
ATLANTA - Louisville defensive coordinator Todd Grantham is proud of the job he did at Georgia and that facing the Bulldogs in the Belk Bowl is no big deal.
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks know it's going to take more than a couple of strong months to prove this franchise has really turned things around after so many dashed hopes.
After some reflection I've concluded that a goodly portion of my life has been consumed with picking up stuff.
Response to an argument over money and to locate a wanted person led law enforcement to find meth labs in two separate locations over the weekend.
An uptick in reports of fake money have police warning citizens to be careful.
ATLANTA - Finishing a nuclear power plant in Georgia may take almost a year longer than expected, a government monitor said Tuesday in testimony that raises the possibility of a delay costing hundreds of millions of dollars.
The 2014 edition of the Nights of Lights at Guido Gardens will begin Thursday.