BERCHTESGADEN, Germany - Jewish American veteran Shep Waldman knew exactly what he would do when he came face to face with the former enemy at the Eagle's Nest, Hitler's mountain retreat.
Thernell and Beverly Smith of Statesboro would like to announce the engagement of their daughter, Tamara Nicole Smith of Statesboro, to William Wardell Harrell, son of William E. Collins of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Artie Harrell of Atlanta.
Language is really interesting - and important. Communication is enhanced by the use of words and phrases used to verbally describe mental pictures for us. In this way, we can "see" what others are saying. Sometimes the same word picture is used in different contexts. But, because we're familiar with its usage, it's not confusing.
Englishman John Abbott was nuts about bugs. As a child, his parents noticed that wherever he went, he wanted to catch and then draw the biggest and the most unusual insects, no matter what kind. Born on either May 31st or June 1st of 1751, he was soon apprenticed to the famous artist and engraver Jacob Bonneau in his London, England, studio. As his skill increased, he eventually got the attention of Dru Drury of the Royal Society of Entomologists, whom he convinced to pay for him to travel to the "New World." In July of 1773, he set sail ...
As summer nears, I have been seeing more and more people out and about in sandals or walking barefoot in their yards. Most people look at bare feet and think of freedom or warm weather. I see people going barefoot and the first thing that comes to mind is diabetes.
Arrangements for the wedding of Jana Altman and David Newland have been finalized.
AMSTERDAM, Netherlands - A 400-pound gorilla escaped from his enclosure and ran amok in a Rotterdam zoo Friday, biting one woman, dragging her around, and causing panic among dozens of visitors before he was finally subdued, officials and a witness said.
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.
Lindsey Ann Thomas and Timothy Daniel Murphy were united in marriage on Saturday, May 19, 2007, at the Carolina Inn in Chapel Hill, N.C.. The Rev. Dr. John Wesley Bressler of Statesboro performed the 6:30 p.m. double ring ceremony in the courtyard of the Inn.
Laura Leigh Whitaker and Andrew James Howard were united in marriage at half past six in the evening on Saturday, May 19, 2007. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Dr. Charles Patrick Adams, cousin of the bride, at Statesboro First United Methodist Church.
Ashley Claire Branan of Athens became the bride of Joseph Bradley Sheffield, formerly of Statesboro, during a 5 p.m. ceremony held on April 14, 2007, at the First United Methodist Church in Athens. The Rev. David Moore officiated.
Mr. and Mrs. Alex Lota of Statesboro announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Alison Elizabeth Lota, to Jonathan Steve Tanner, son of Mr. and Mrs. Steve Tanner of Chula.
Attention, all community and region stakeholders! We need your help!
There is an old proverb, "It takes a village to raise a child," which is as true today as when this saying was documented. Dr. Calvin Mackie, in his book, "A View From The Roof," writes about five gifts to give your children: the gift of love, the gift of affection and touch, the gift of discipline, the gift of integrity and the gift of purpose.
I happened to turn on the old TV to a movie entitled, "Bruce Almighty." Here's a young man in his 30s who seems to be the typical loser individual: less qualified folks get promoted over him; he can't keep a girlfriend; his dog doesn't know the difference between a fire hydrant and his favorite chair; nothing ever seems to work out and God obviously doesn't like him; he doesn't like God, and if he were God, the world would be so much better off.
The following is the third of a four-part series on local African-Americans who are making positive contributions to their community. Part 4 will be published in Sunday's Viewpoints page.
Editor's note: Father Robert "Bob" Poandl was sentenced last week to serve 7½ years in prison for taking a 10-year-old boy across state lines, from Ohio to West Virginia, for sexual purposes, in 1991. Poandl served at three Catholic missions, in Claxton, Pembroke, and Glennville, as recently as 2012.
The following is the second of a four-part series on local African-Americans who are making positive contributions to their community. Part 3 will be published in Friday's Viewpoints page.
Last Friday, I said goodbye to Marty Hager for the last time. Julie and I sat on the front row of the church along with the rest of our family to let the reality of his death squeeze through the denial everyone faces at times like these.
The following is the first of a four-part series on local African-Americans who are making positive contributions to their community. Part 2 will be published in Sunday's Viewpoints page.
When our family finally got settled in at my first church in Florida, I received a call to visit a young man recently incarcerated for auto theft. Back then, I could sit in a crowded room with him and a lot of other visitors and prisoners trying to communicate by almost shouting over the crowd noise. I asked him, "What happened?"