DELL CITY, Texas - Maxine Bryant received an ad in her mailbox last year for undeveloped land in West Texas and bought, sight unseen, 20 acres of sorry-looking desert in the middle of nowhere.
DEAR DR. GOTT: I am an alcoholic who has been down the road: detox, AA - you name it. I simply cannot say "no" to alcohol. Is there any new technique that might help me to become sober and stay that way?
One of the best things you can do for yourself is gain more knowledge about your chosen field. By expanding upon your education and/or taking advantage of new courses being offered, it'll bring substantial benefits.
SHARM EL-SHEIK, Egypt - If this was supposed to be the spring thaw in the chilly relationship between Iran and the United States, it was a short season.
Note: Local lover of history Roger Allen continues a monthly column looking at the genealogy of a longtime Bulloch County family.
Q: My seven-year-old daughter has just started wetting the bed at night. Last week she had an accident while at school. She hasn't wet the bed since she was 4. Is this something I should be really concerned about or is there possibly a simple explanation?
Preston Wise, son of William Wise, was born in the Barnwell district of South Carolina, but moved with his family to Bulloch County at a young age. He was married four times, including to Mary Ann Jones in 1808. Preston had fought in the War of 1812 for his country, so it was not at all that surprising that when the War Between the States began, at least three of his sons, Jacob, John Daniel and William Henry, signed up to fight, as did at least two of their grandchildren, Burrell and James William.
Children and teachers are counting down the days - it must be May! Make the most of the remaining days in the school year. Praise your kids for another great year in school, and don't forget to thank teachers for the part they play in your child's education. Make May enjoyable with some of these holidays.
ATLANTA - When he was arrested after getting off a flight at a New York airport in 2004, Gainesville anesthesiologist Gregory Kapordelis was charged with traveling to Russia to have sex with young boys.
DEAR ABBY: My sister, "Heidi," and I are very close. We share a room and confide in each other about everything, with the understanding that nothing will be revealed to our parents or anyone else - no matter what.
ATLANTA - John Smoltz beat the Dodgers for the first time in more than eight years, pitching seven shutout innings to lead the Atlanta Braves to a 4-0 victory over Los Angeles on Friday night in a matchup of first-place teams.
CONYERS - On the brink of elimination, the Trinity Christian softball team exploded for 12 runs and beat Appling County 12-2 in the second game of Friday's GCAA Class A state championship in Conyers, Ga.
Mr. and Mrs. Brian Lanier of Portal announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Brittany D. Lanier, to Morgan T. Jersey, son of Judy Williams of Swainsboro and Brock Jersey of Dearing.
Mrs. Terry Hickey of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Jerry Hayes of Bennettsville, S.C., announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Jeanelle Hayes of Clemson, S.C., to Matthew Arden Cross, son of Mrs. Terre Cross of Statesboro and Robert Cross of Snellville, Ga.
If you are paying attention to the debate over the Common Core State Standards, you've probably thought, "let's wait and see what happens and go from there."
ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- Georgia Southern gave the Chattanooga Mocs everything they had to give on Saturday in Kimmel Arena.
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BROOKLET - The weather over the past few days has been anything but ideal for a track meet.
This week's candidate qualifying for the May 20 primary elections made the contest official between Alvie Coes III and Heather Banks McNeal for Bulloch County clerk of courts and produced four races for school board and county commission seats.
ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- The Georgia Southern Eagles came to play. The Furman Paladins, well, they were there too.
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. Arrest photos are available for viewing at statesboroherald.com/arrests/
Mr. and Mrs. Allen Morrison of Brunswick, Ga., announce the engagement of their daughter, Anna Morrison of Atlanta, to Allan Simmons, son of Ms. Michelle Simmons and Mr. Curtis Simmons of Atlanta.
Mr. and Mrs. James J. McCall of Statesboro, Ga., proudly announce the engagement of their daughter, Melissa McCall, to David Hendrix, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leland R. Hendrix of Statesboro.
Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Kern of Alpharetta, Ga., announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Ann Kern of Charleston, S.C., to Matthew Richard McKee, son of Mr. and Mrs. Don McKee of Statesboro, Ga.
ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- The Georgia Southern women's basketball program isn't done with the Southern Conference quite yet.
I remember when Julie told me about an incident which took place in one of her classes at Marshall. Someone in class mentioned, "Red sky in the morning, sailors take warning; red sky at night, sailor's delight." Julie said, "That's in the Bible."
After approval last week by the Georgia Senate of a bill that would abandon the Common Core State Standards the state first adopted in 2010, state House members are now getting set to debate the bill that, if signed into law by Gov. Nathan Deal, would do serious harm to the public school education of children in our state.
Mrs. Janice Faye Brown