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.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - The five-star recruits keep rolling into Alabama, replenishing the roster every time the NFL prospects funnel out.
ATLANTA (AP) - Thomas Dimitroff is safe for another year as the Atlanta Falconsgeneral manager after owner Arthur Blank said Friday he likes the new management team of coach Dan Quinn and the GM.
Last year, Glynn Academy beat Statesboro High School 54-38 at Glynn Academy. This year, it was a bit of redemption for the Blue Devils as Statesboro cruised to a 68-41 win over the Red Terrors Friday night at home.
The following students have been named to East Georgia State College's fall 2015 Dean's Honor List. To be named to the Dean's Honor List, a student must have a semester grade point average of 3.5 or higher in 15 or more hours of course work.
DES MOINES, Iowa - With Powerball sales breaking previous records, the odds are growing that someone will win Saturday night's $800 million jackpot - but if no one matches all the numbers, the next drawing is expected to soar past $1 billion.
MUNICH - An annotated edition of "Mein Kampf," the first version of Adolf Hitler's notorious manifesto to be published in Germany since the end of World War II, went on sale Friday in an effort to demystify the book and debunk the Nazi leader's writing.
WASHINGTON - A top Marine general predicted Friday that the Defense Department's vows to maintain the same standards for women and men in combat jobs won't last, saying the military will eventually be pressured to lower the qualifications so more women can serve in jobs like the Marine infantry.
After 38 years in a health center built to handle a student population of about 5,000, Georgia Southern unveiled its new Health Center Friday, a 2016 version that's modern and large enough for the university's 20,500 students.
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