During the annual celebration of Black History Month, it is important to recognize and reflect on the major contributions of African Americans to the health, well-being and safety of Americans and the greater global community.
An unusually high number of flu victims have appeared recently in the emergency room of East Georgia Regional Medical Center, reflecting a nationwide trend that U.S. health officials say is partly because the flu vaccine doesn't protect against most of the spreading flu bugs.
The Statesboro Blue Devils led by three with 3.8 seconds remaining in the semifinals against Ware County and held on for a 47-44 win to advance to the region 3-AAAA championship game at Glynn Academy.
NEW YORK - Psychologist Kathryn Faughey didn't sound worried about her safety in the hours before she was butchered in her office, said a friend who exchanged e-mails with her that evening.
February is Heart Month. A recent article in the "Journal of the American College of Cardiology" gives some very specific recommendations about how we can reduce risk for diseases of the heart and blood vessels.
I was reading about water bears the other day. They are microscopic creatures that look like tiny little bears with eight legs; their scientific name, tardigrada, means "slow mover." They can live for up to 50 years and at temperatures as low as -400 degrees Fahrenheit. If the water in which they live dries up, they go into a state of hibernation called cryptobiosis, "hidden life."
Bridge badly needs more young players, and several cities and states are trying to persuade schools to run extracurricular classes. One of the most successful has been Atlanta. Information is at www.atlantajuniorbridge.org.
Mr. and Mrs. James Sparks of Aiken, S.C., are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Anna Brett Sparks, to Christopher Blane Daniel, son of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Daniel of Amarillo, Texas.
Joy and Floyd Waters of Statesboro are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Leigh Anne Waters, to Dylan Stiles Bailey, son of Debbie and Gayle Bailey of Statesboro.
Mr. and Mrs. Kenny Miller of Statesboro announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Stephanie Paige Miller of Statesboro, to Jarrod Malcolm Lee of Nevils, son of Mr. Rodney Lee and Mrs. Sandra Blake.
Robin Malissa "Missy" Mensching of Sylvania and Troy Rahn Hutcheson Jr. of Statesboro announce their engagement and plans for their upcoming wedding.
TRENTON, N.J. - They've bickered over whether she knew he was gay, whose tell-all book would sell better, whether a poster of a nude man hanging over his new lover's bed had to come down before she'd allow their 6-year-old to visit.
Mr. and Mrs. Elton Edward Reddick Jr. of Sylvania are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter, Jenny Leigh Reddick, to Justin Jasper Janney, son of Elizabeth Ryan Janney of Sylvania and Robin Scott Janney of Wisconsin.
DEAR DR. GOTT: I have been reading your column for years and have been helped with numerous problems. I just love your down-home common-sense approach to medicine that is woefully lacking in modern society.
INDIANAPOLIS - The questions were similar, and Dorial Green-Beckham had virtually the same response for each one.
FALL RIVER, Mass. - Two women who cleaned the home of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez testified Monday at his murder trial that they saw guns stashed in three places in his house before the killing.
The World Cup in Qatar keeps provoking outrage and breaking taboos.
PHOENIX - Commissioner Rob Manfred says new rules intended to speed up the pace of games are aimed at luring younger fans to baseball.
One of the greatest challenges in any community is rehabbing and reusing existing buildings. There is a common thought process that it is easier to tear down a building and start over.
MIAMI - The Brooklyn Nets are on pace to finish 34-48 this season.
The Bulloch Academy boys' and girls' basketball teams will be able to stay home for the first round, and possibly second, of the GISA Class AAA basketball tournaments this week.
It was a bumpy buildup to the Daytona 500, which for days was overshadowed by disputes, drama, an injury to Kyle Busch and the suspension of his older brother, Kurt.
TAMPA, Fla. - Alex Rodriguez reported to the New York Yankees three days ahead of schedule. He spoke for 8 1/2 minutes about his season-long drug suspension.
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LOS ANGELES - Hollywood is smarter than you thought. Whether by design or chance, the 87th Academy Awards elegantly and subtly shifted the tone of the season from a reductive fixation on snubs and fact-checking to a positive celebration of original filmmaking and purposeful advocacy for causes as diverse as immigration, suicide and equal rights.
LOS ANGELES - James Hahn had reason to feel like a nobody at Riviera.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Joey Logano had a shot to win the NASCAR championship last year. A flawed late pit stop cost him the chance, and he went into the offseason determined to get back into contention again.
It has become an annual trip. A pilgrimage. And though we don't remove our shoes or crawl on our knees or touch our foreheads to the ground, we probably should. The spot is that sacred.