WAYCROSS, Ga. - Ernest Sweat paused by the charred pine trunk he found burning like a match two months ago and wondered - could he have stopped the largest Southeastern wildfire in more than a century?
More and more Americans are sticking closer to home. Expensive gasoline, stressful airports, and hectic jobs are all forces driving the desire to create peaceful respites to be enjoyed without leaving the comfort and security of home. As a result, the distinction between indoors and outdoors is becoming more blurred. People are seeking to create sophisticated spaces in outdoor settings where they can entertain friends and family year-round. This desire is driving the movement to create outdoor "rooms."
And then it rained. Thick and heavy, the water hit the roof, hit the ground like a percussion instrument and the music surrounded the house, surrounded me.
Mr. and Mrs. William Patrick Crawford III of Nevils and James Andrew Barrow of Claxton announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their daughter, Jami Teal Barrow, to Brian Wayne Newland, son of Joanne Newland and the late Wayne Newland of Statesboro.
Mr. and Mrs. Allen R. Gaskins of Statesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Cristle Michelle Gaskins of Statesboro, to Geoffrey Taylor Chaney, son of Patsy Chaney and the late W. Lloyd Chaney.
Mrs. Lona Mae Menefield will celebrate her 99th Birthday on Saturday, June 30, 2007, with a reception to be held at her residence on Johnson Street in Statesboro beginning at 1 p.m. Mrs. Menefield, born June 29, 1908, has two children, Carolyn Lee and Earline Sharpe; 15 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. The public is invited to attend.
When an opponent opens one heart and you immediately make a two-heart overcall, that is a Michaels Cue-Bid, showing five spades and a five-card minor.
Tanesha Equittie Furman and Willie Eldrich Herrington announce their engagement to be married.
Police arrested a woman they say stabbed a man, then arrested the victim as well, said Statesboro Police Capt. L. C. Williams. The incident took place in the presence of a small child.
Nicole Price became the bride of Doug Bentley during a 6 p.m. ceremony held on December 22, 2006, at Bible Baptist Church in Statesboro. The Rev. Jimmy Creel officiated.
ATLANTA - What a debut for Kenny Rogers.
WASHINGTON - The U.S. is helping expand a prison in Afghanistan to take some detainees from Guantanamo Bay, while administration officials argue about whether to bring the most dangerous to the U.S. when the Cuban facility shuts down.
BAQOUBA, Iraq - Hundreds of U.S. and Iraqi troops, under cover of F-16s, fought their way into three neighborhoods of besieged Baqouba on Friday to help clear Diyala province of entrenched insurgents. To the north of the city, American helicopters killed 17 al-Qaida gunmen trying to sneak past a checkpoint.
NEW YORK - It's a question that often prompts a boastful answer or a bashful one: How many sex partners have you had?
A home invasion robbery early Tuesday morning has Bulloch County Sheriff's investigators on the lookout for a gang of armed, masked men.
For the fourth year in a row, Georgia Southern University has been named to "The Princeton Review's Guide to 332 Green Colleges: 2014 Edition," which highlights the top eco-friendly institutions based on their proven commitment to environmental and sustainability issues and is produced in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council.
RICHMOND, Va. - Smokers are increasingly turning to battery-powered electronic cigarettes to get their nicotine fix. They're about to find out what federal regulators have to say about the popular devices.
A new procedure is available to help infants with a heart defect that affects hundreds of children yearly. But because the Food and Drug Administration doesn't recognize the procedure, few families know about its usefulness and health benefits.
DES MOINES, Iowa - Lucey is a slobbering 18-month-old pooch whose human family dreams of making her a therapy dog.
ATLANTA - Evan Gattis hit a two-run homer in the 10th inning, leading the Atlanta Braves past the Miami Marlins 4-2 Monday night.
SAN JOSE, Calif. - A 15-year-old boy found his way onto an airport's tarmac and climbed into a jetliner's wheel well, then flew for five freezing hours to Hawaii - a misadventure that forced authorities to take a hard look at the security system that protects the nation's airline fleet.
The Georgia Southern Eagles find themselves in a tough spot right now with two thirds of the conference schedule behind them and a 9-9 record.
The Statesboro Blue Devils are just one win away from claiming the Region 3-AAAA soccer championship.
(Photo) The Portal Lady Panthers pose with the Class A Area 2 golf championship trophy in Folkston on Monday at the Folkston Golf Club. Portal won the title in only its second year of high school competition. Faith Reddick, who shot 84, was the low medalist at the tournament. The Panthers were also led by Layne Clark, who shot a career-best 116. The Panthers advance to the state championship in Augusta, where they will compete for a state title on May 19. Pictured left to right: Clark, Faith Reddick, Portal coach Jay Reddick, Caitlyn Girardeau and Kiely Anderson.
Statesboro has been solid on the baseball diamond throughout the season and a win in the region finale two weeks ago earned them a top seed in the Region 3-AAAA playoffs.
JESUP - The Statesboro girls dropped a 5-0 decision to Wayne County in the Region 3-AAAA semifinals Monday evening in Jesup.
BOSTON - "The Star-Spangled Banner" played over Boylston Street in honor of an American winner of the Boston Marathon.
PINEHURST, N.C. - Pinehurst No. 2 is ready for its double dip of U.S. opens.
U.S. Rep. John Barrow, D-Ga., is in the midst of his third annual "Made in Georgia" tour with a roundtable discussion in Statesboro.