The Driggers family was of the first families to settle in the Wiregrass region of southeast Georgia. They have a very long and somewhat unusual history, as far as how their name came to be what it is today. This is what I've found: the first traceable ancestor was Emmanuel Rodriguez (also listed in colonial documents as Manuell Rodrigues).
Last time we talked about what concussions are and how they are treated. I would like to take this opportunity to write about concussion and sports. I have had several parents contact me about their children having concussions or concussion like symptoms. Often, the questions that are most commonly asked are "Should my child participate again?" and "When can my child safely participate again?"
William Daniel Brighton Jr. of Ozark, Ala., announces the engagement of his daughter, Judy Brighton Enfinger of Troy, Ala., to Dr. Hal W. Fulmer of Troy, son of Mr. and Mrs. H.R. Fulmer of Chula, Ga.
Gail Tirey of Savannah and Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Hodges of Guyton announce the marriage of their children, Kristen Elizabeth Tirey and Brandon Joseph Hodges.
Dr. and Mrs. Gary N. Harrison of Statesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Rebecca Elizabeth Harrison of Statesboro, to Jason Michael Forest, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Forest of Suwanee.
South Dakota State coach John Steiglemeier's team is coming off an impressive win, a 45-0 shellacking of Stephen F. Austin. But the Jackrabbit coach said a win by that margin was not on his radar screen.
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil - A 3-year-old boy who was lost in the dense Amazon rain forest was found after 11 days, apparently unharmed but for dehydration and thorns in his feet and legs, police said Friday.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A pregnant woman whose baby was crudely cut from her womb tried to defend herself from her attacker before she was strangled, a medical examiner testified Friday.
CONCORD, N.H. - U.S. marshals posing as supporters arrested convicted tax-evaders Ed and Elaine Brown at their rural, fortress-like home, the head marshal said Friday.
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Three former Duke lacrosse players falsely accused of rape filed a federal lawsuit Friday against disgraced prosecutor Mike Nifong, the city of Durham and the police detectives who handled the investigation.
YANGON, Myanmar - Myanmar said Friday it had detained hundreds of Buddhist monks during last week's bloody crackdown of pro-democracy protests, and that security forces were searching for four of the monks who led the demonstrations.
KINSHASA, Congo - Congo fired its transport minister Friday as emergency workers extinguished the last flames from a plane crash in the capital and found still more bodies in the wreckage. The death toll climbed to at least 50, officials said.
PANAMA CITY, Fla. - Intense pressure from then-Gov. Jeb Bush, civil rights activists and attorneys for a dead teen's parents did not influence the conclusions of the second autopsy on the boy, the doctor who performed it testified Friday.
DECATUR, Ga. - When Amy Lovell dropped off her son at school, she had to make sure the fifth-grader didn't leave without his french horn.
Statesboro-owned Digital Office Equipment recently opened an office in the Augusta market.
NANJING, China - A new product may eliminate the stress of having umbrellas rendered useless by strong gusts of wind.
PRETORIA, South Africa - Oscar Pistorius was taken away in a police van with barred windows Tuesday to start serving a five-year prison sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
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If you have turned on a TV or opened a newspaper in the past few months, you probably are aware Georgia chose not to expand Medicaid as part of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
DALLAS - Youngor Jallah spent the last three weeks confined to her small apartment with her children and boyfriend, fearing they had contracted the deadly Ebola virus from her mother's fiance.
ATLANTA - Democrat Michelle Nunn of Georgia is out with another ad showing her with former President George H.W. Bush, who's asked her not to use him in her campaign for the state's open Senate seat.
OSIJEK, Croatia - Former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger lived the American dream.
ATLANTA - Democrat Jason Carter's call for a separate state education budget and his promise that it will increase funding for schools is the hallmark of his campaign for Georgia governor against incumbent Republican Nathan Deal.
It didn't take long for Brad Keselowski to earn an unpleasant reputation in NASCAR. He was aggressive on the track, brash and arrogant off of it, and rubbed most of his competitors the wrong way.
LONDON - Rejected time and again for the 2022 Winter Olympics, the IOC will soon be seeking suitors for the 2024 Summer Olympics.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Alex Gordon took a big rip at a batting-practice fastball, fouled it off badly into the cage, and ducked when the carom nearly hit him in the head.
CLAXTON - As football season began back in August the goal was clear for the Claxton Tigers.
This week is National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week, and Georgia Southern University's Office of Alcohol & Other Drugs Programs has a variety of student events planned throughout the week to bring attention to the serious public health issues posed by excessive drinking among college students.
The recent arrest of one man has cleared two burglary investigations, police said.