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.
(Note: The following is part of a series of articles looking at the history and evolution of agriculture in Georgia and Bulloch County.)
From the I'm Sorry to Have to Tell You Department: Parents who say they want to raise kids who "think for themselves" are not being exactly truthful. It's a nice and very democratic thing to say, for sure, but let's face it, folks: You want your kids to think like you do. For example: If you're a liberal, you want your kids to be liberals when they grow up. Right? Right! The same is true of conservatives, libertarians, people of faith, people of no faith and people with COEXIST bumper stickers on their cars. Furthermore, that ...
Beth Odom of Metter announces the engagement of her daughter, Brandi Elizabeth Odom, to Matthew Jason Steinberg, son of Jeffrey and Judy Steinberg of Sandy Springs.
Smartphones - and the apps, photos and texts that come with them - are hard to resist. Americans log more than an hour of screen time on the devices each day, according to a December 2013 data analysis from Nielsen.
ATLANTA - More time-management issues. A blown lead in the fourth quarter. Another loss outside the NFC South.
I hit an owl.
Southeast Bulloch High School's competitive cheerleading team finished off a hugely successful season last weekend with a third-place finish in the Georgia Class AAA State Cheerleading Championships.
Southeast Bulloch and Statesboro High Schools' JROTC Raider Teams traveled recently to the State Raider Meet at Spaulding High School in Griffin, and each took home top honors.
CHICAGO - On a very memorable Sunday, Pastor Laura Truax surprised her congregation with a bold announcement: She was about to hand out money to everyone.
FERGUSON, Mo. - Crews erected barricades around the building where a grand jury has been considering whether to indict the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, even as a grand jury decision seemed unlikely this weekend.
Mrs. Charity Blackburn Bragg
Ohio State finally took control of its game against Indiana in the fourth quarter. That was still better than Florida State.
The Atlanta Falcons won't apologize for somehow being in first place with a losing record.
ATHENS, Ga. - Nick Chubb and Georgia took care of Charleston Southern early, looking to carry the momentum into next week's state rivalry game against Georgia Tech.
ATHENS - Nick Chubb and Georgia took care of Charleston Southern early, looking to carry the momentum into next week's state rivalry game against Georgia Tech.