MIAMI - Five convicted sex offenders are living under a noisy highway bridge with the state's grudging approval because an ordinance intended to keep predators away from children made it nearly impossible for them to find housing.
Jennifer M. Kanzler captured both of the top student awards at the Georgia Southern University 2007 Honors Day Convocation held at the Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, April 4.
Brittany Lamb became the bride of Dusty Lowe during a 6 p.m. ceremony held on October 7, 2006, at the Brooklet United Methodist Church. Wes Moye officiated.
Mr. and Mrs. John Wesley Holt of Statesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Rebecca Holt, to William Rhett Hickman III, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Rhett Hickman Jr. of Statesboro.
The engagement and upcoming marriage of Deena Nell Booth and Douglas Reid Sasser Jr. is being announced by the couple.
Mr. and Mrs. Lee S. Baird of Eatonton, Ga., announce the engagement of their daughter, Crystal Leigh Baird of Eatonton, Ga., to David Evan Pope of Statesboro, son of Mr. and Mrs. David E. Pope of Statesboro.
Crystal Zeigler became the bride of Nic Copeland during a 6 p.m. ceremony held at the Fletcher Baptist Church on March 16, 2007. Pastor Ron Andrew officiated.
Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Murdock of Columbus, Ga., announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Elizabeth Murdock, to Adam Cirilo Aseron, son of Connie Graham and Dr. Cirilo Aseron of Statesboro.
Because you are prepared to work for what you want out of life without expecting things to be handed to you on a silver platter, large gains can be made in your field of endeavor.
Georgia Southern, who had two potential solo home runs robbed by Elon earlier in the game, fell short in its ninth inning rally losing 5-4 Friday night at J.I. Clements Stadium. The Eagles (17-17,1-6) lost their fourth straight at home.
WASHINGTON - People make more 911 calls from cellular telephones than landlines these days, and police and firefighters increasingly worry about finding those callers in distress.
BEIJING - China said Friday it is investigating allegations a Chinese company exported tainted wheat gluten used in pet food that has been linked to the deaths of more than a dozen cats and dogs in the United States.
EL PASO, Texas - For all the tough talk out of Washington on immigration, illegal immigrants caught along the Mexican border have almost no reason to fear they will be prosecuted.
The most infamous feud in American folklore, the long-running battle between the Hatfields and McCoys, may be partly explained by a rare, inherited disease that can lead to hair-trigger rage and violent outbursts.
Mr. and Mrs. Alan Parker of Macon announce the engagement of their daughter, Erika Lynn Parker of Perry, to Matthew Wright Boone of Warner Robins, the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Boone of Kingsland, Ga.
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?"