My friend Alan Smith relates a story that supposedly took place on an ocean liner sometime in the middle of the last century. Seated in one of the ship's dining rooms, comedic/dramatic actress Billie Burke (whose film credits involve some 88 titles from 1916 to 1960, including the 1937 "Topper" series) noticed another passenger who seemed to be suffering from severe head congestion. She asked him if he was feeling ill, to which he replied he was.
Mr. and Mrs. James W. Scott of Sylvania announce the engagement and wedding of their son, James W. Scott Jr., to Amy M. Hodges, daughter of William H. Hodges and Debbie Williams of Rincon and Karen M. Hodges and Ricky C. Lewis of Sylvania.
Daniel Martin Worley was one of my first Eagle Scouts in old Troop 2 of Marietta, Ga. He was a natural leader.
Joanne H. NeSmith and Ken L. NeSmith of Statesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Alane NeSmith, to Travis Daniel Bray, son of Ranee A. Bray and the late Herman Daniel Bray of Statesboro.
ATLANTA - Georgia lawmakers on Friday joined a growing number of states balking at a federal act requiring a standardized national driver's license.
Thomas Eisenhart, a senior at Statesboro High, signed a letter-of-intent to play soccer for head coach Kevin Kennedy and Georgia Southern University on Thursday. Eisenhart said his choice to play for GSU was two-fold.
DEAR DR. GOTT: My gastroenterologist has diagnosed me as having a spastic colon, or IBS. He said this condition is chronic in nature and is aggravated by stress and anxiety. He prescribed Prilosec for acid reflux.
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.
Georgia Southern University's Baptist Collegiate Ministry offers a unique Valentine's Day gift – Singing Valentines.
CARTERSVILLE - The flag was at half-staff Wednesday at Tabernacle Baptist Church.
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. - Anna Nicole Smith, the pneumatic blonde whose life played out as an extraordinary tabloid tale - jeans model, Playboy centerfold, widow of an octogenarian billionaire, reality-show subject, tragic mother - died Thursday after collapsing at a hotel. She was 39.
ATLANTA - About one in 150 American children has autism, an urgent public health concern, said U.S. health officials Thursday who reported on the largest study done so far on the troubling disorder.
BAGHDAD, Iraq - U.S.-backed Iraqi forces stormed the Health Ministry and arrested the No. 2 official Thursday, accusing him of diverting millions of dollars to the biggest Shiite militia and allowing death squads use of ambulances and government hospitals to carry out kidnappings and killings.
ATLANTA - It's not everyday that hundreds of bikers descend on the Georgia state Capitol to ogle John Travolta. But Tuesday's event - part movie promotion, part motorcycle safety public service announcement and part legislative press conference - was far from an everyday happening at the typically staid gold dome.
The year ahead isn't apt to be run of the mill. There are likely to be a number of surprises in store when it comes to your goals. Most of them will be more pleasing and rewarding than you had hoped.
A man was arrested after a lengthy investigation into the sale of illegal steroids by the Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team, according to a Wednesday news release.
A man who was stopped for a minor traffic offense ended up with more serious charges after he got into a scuffle with a deputy, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.
On a cold night at Womack Field, Tyler Proctor's blazing strike off of a corner kick paved the way to a Statesboro High victory.
When the toughest part of putting together a lineup is figuring out which .300 hitter needs to get left out, you're in pretty good shape.
The Statesboro Blue Devils cruised to an 8-2 win over Effingham County on Tuesday at Mill Creek.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - It's been 10 years since a driver last attempted running both the Indianapolis 500 and the Coca-Cola 600 on the same day, a feat so grueling that only Tony Stewart has successfully completed all 1,100 miles.
Just south of Bulloch County is the second largest public fishing and hunting entity in the state of Georgia (only the Chattahoochee National Forest is bigger).
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Stephen Strasburg pitched two scoreless innings in his spring debut for Washington, but Phil Gosselin took advantage of Nationals rookie manager Matt Williams' unusual defensive shift in the eighth inning to give the Atlanta Braves an 8-4 victory Tuesday.
DORAL, Fla. - Steve Stricker usually doesn't show up at a tournament on Sunday. He made an exception for the Cadillac Championship, and it made perfect sense.
PRETORIA, South Africa - For two days, the witness in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius kept her composure. Then, just as her testimony was about to finish, she broke down in tears at what she said was the memory of the screams she heard on the night that the double-amputee athlete fatally shot his girlfriend in his South African home.
Note: The following is part of an occasional series about "unsung heroes" in the Bulloch County school system.
First Friday returns this month in all its green glory.
A pending move to allow closed-container beer and wine to be sold at drive-thru windows generated more discussion. But Statesboro City Council on Tuesday also approved a six-month moratorium on new alcohol licenses for previously licensed locations shut down by court order.
Joey Logano lined up directly behind Kevin Harvick and followed him nose-to-tail around the track and across the line for the final restart. He was stalking the leader, looking for what he knew would be his only chance to snatch the victory away from Harvick.
PRETORIA, South Africa - "Bang ... bang, bang, bang."