The name Alderman is well-known throughout Bulloch County, as well it should be. They were one of the first families to settle in the area. Their ancestral family lines can be traced all the way back to Robert Alderman, who was born in Saint Margarets in Ipswich, England, at the end of the 16th century.
We all know that eating too many donuts and Big Macs and vegging out in front of our large-screen, high-definition TVs is not good for our waistlines. We also know that our national waistlines are expanding at an alarming rate. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), only one in three of us today is a healthy weight.
One day last week, during one of the more temperate - though brief - moments in what has been a rather schizophrenic weather pattern, I went out on the deck to read. There were probably 10 or 12 different bird calls echoing in the branch and the wind chimes were tink-tink-tinking from the lowest limb of the chinaberry tree.
James, the Lord's brother, says of rich farmers who took advantage of their workers, "...listen! Hear the cries of the field workers whom you have cheated of their pay. The wages you held back cry out against you. The cries of the reapers have reached the ears of the Lord Almighty. You have spent your years on earth in luxury, satisfying your every whim. Now your hearts are nice and fat, ready for the slaughter. You have condemned and killed good people who had no power to defend themselves against you." (James 4:4-6 - New Living Translation)
Mr. and Mrs. Pete Wall of Sylvania announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Star Deonna Wall, to Clinton Thomas Sheppard, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas W. Sheppard of Sylvania.
Blue-White game video highlights
Georgia Southern University announced kickoff times for the six regular season home games for the upcoming 2008 campaign. Director of Athletics Sam Baker made the announcement Saturday (April 12) during the annual Blue-White game.
NEW YORK - A man who worked in the admissions department at a prestigious Manhattan hospital has been charged with stealing and selling information on nearly 50,000 patients.
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The death of Dennis Lewis was shocking enough: The National Honor Society student and marching band member was shot in his bedroom while masked robbers held a gun on his mother in another room.
CHICAGO - For nearly 26 years, the affidavit was sealed in an envelope and stored in a locked box, tucked away with the lawyer's passport and will. Sometimes he stashed the box in his bedroom closet, other times under his bed.
Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Friday, April 11, 2008
Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Friday, April 11, 2008
Last weekend, some 50 members from the Statesboro and Southeast Bulloch High School concert bands were part of a concert at Georgia Southern University's Performing Arts Center. Band members joined the famous Dallas Brass on stage for a portion of their performance after participating in a clinic from Dallas Brass members earlier in the day.
Two Georgia Southern records can be overtaken this weekend when the Eagles travel to UNC Greensboro for a three-game SoCon series.
ERIE, Pa. - Two young girls accused of brutally attacking another girl on a playground are too emotionally immature to understand the criminal charges against them and the charges should be dismissed, their attorneys said.
SEATTLE - The Dalai Lama will mark his first visit to the United States since the recent turmoil in Tibet by anchoring an ambitious conference on compassion.
BALTIMORE - American Pharoah won the Kentucky Derby, yet didn't look unbeatable, as he had in his previous races. His trainer says he struggled. His jockey went to the whip about 30 times to urge him on in the stretch. His owner says the Derby wasn't even close to his best effort.
BOSTON - A jury sentenced Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death Friday for the Boston Marathon bombing, sweeping aside pleas that he was just a "kid" who fell under the influence of his fanatical older brother.
LAS VEGAS - B.B. King, whose scorching guitar licks and heartfelt vocals made him the idol of generations of musicians and fans while earning him the nickname King of the Blues, died late Thursday at home in Las Vegas. He as 89.
Pastor Donald E. Bing Sr.
Thursday's dedication of Renaissance Park on Statesboro's west side took on the feel of a gospel revival as residents celebrated the Bulloch County Historical Society's commitment to making the park a vibrant part of the community once again.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Phil Mickelson faded early and Rory McIlroy tailed off late. Robert Streb just kept on making birdies.
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. - The closer the Braves fall to the bottom of the NL East, the more their focus will shift to prospects acquired in a barrage of offseason trades.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady appealed the four-game suspension he was handed for his role in using deflated footballs during the AFC championship game, and the players union urged Commissioner Roger Goodell to appoint a neutral arbitrator to hear the case.
Statesboro businessman Holmes Ramsey, who owns the University Plaza adjacent to the Georgia Southern University campus, was arrested Wednesday afternoon and charged with criminal attempt of embracery, which is jury tampering.
Portal High School's girls track and field team showed they can compete with any school at the state level, despite not having a home track to practice on.
CINCINNATI - Reds rookie Raisel Iglesias wasn't Atlanta's only problem in a 5-1 loss on Wednesday.
NEW YORK - Drivers who have seen a steady rise in the price of gasoline can relax: They will almost certainly be paying far less for gas this summer than they have in at least six years.
PHILADELPHIA - The Amtrak train that crashed in Philadelphia, killing at least seven people, was hurtling at 106 mph before it ran off the rails along a sharp curve where the speed limit drops to just 50 mph, federal investigators said Wednesday.