Annette Rushing and Robert "Bobby" Bailey celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary June 21, 2014, over the weekend with their family. Mr. and Mrs. Bailey were married June 21, 1964, at the First Baptist Church in Statesboro, Ga., by the late Dr. J. Robert Smith. Robert and Annette have two children, daughter Candi Bailey and son Dr. Robert Glenn Bailey Jr. (wife Kelli), and son-in-law John Allen Smith. The couple has been blessed with three grandchildren: Caitlin Smith, Trace Bailey and Stone Bailey.
Fifty years ago, Kay Beasley, daughter of Freida and Naughton Beasley, married Hugh Deal, son of Bernice and Horace Deal. Kay, Hugh and their daughter, Donna Kay, request the pleasure of your company at a reception to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, June 28, from 3 until 5 p.m. in the fellowship hall of Statesboro Primitive Baptist Church. The couple requests no gifts, please, as your presence is the greatest gift they could receive.
At times during this week's Statesboro City Council meeting, it appeared that some or all of the city's 250-plus employees might not get a proposed 2.5 percent raise.
The state did not identify the name or location of the patient due to privacy concerns.
MCCAYSVILLE, Ga. - They were adopted off-the-books decades ago, scattered by a Georgia doctor who took $100 or $1,000 or something in between to send desperate couples home with new sons and daughters. Now some of the adoptees have turned to fresh DNA testing in hopes of reconnecting with the biological families they never knew, before time runs out.
Former Supreme Court Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist was famously conservative and a champion of states' rights, but in a 2003 Supreme Court opinion, he ruled in favor of suing state employers for "violating a federal law that allowed time off for emergencies."
MOUNT WASHINGTON, N.H. - As Mae West might have said of Mount Washington's weather: When it's good, it's very good, but when it's bad, it's better. And true to form, it posed significant challenges to the recent overhaul of the museum atop the mountain's summit.
BARNARD CASTLE, England - Carved into the simple obelisk commemorating the fallen are the names of five sons of Margaret and John McDowell Smith. There's a story behind the name that isn't there - a sixth brother, Wilfred - and a century after World War I a local historian has dug out the details from archives.
Ilene Braziel McCray
WASHINGTON - Gavin Floyd, recently returned from Tommy John surgery, pitched six scoreless innings Thursday night before leaving with an elbow injury, the latest setback for an injury-riddled Atlanta Braves' rotation and one that tempered a 3-0 victory over the Washington Nationals.
BRASILIA, Brazil - Colombia qualified for the World Cup's knockout stage, beating Ivory Coast after scoring twice in a six-minute spell in the second half.
OAKLAND, Calif. - NCAA President Mark Emmert stuck to his contention that amateurism is the core of college athletics, saying any effort to pay players would destroy a framework that has been in place for more than a century and cause many schools to either abandon sports or refuse to play other schools that do pay.
The leaders of big-time college sports agree that transfer rules need to better accommodate players.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan likes to hang out with family and friends, play golf and take a vacation or two in the offseason.
WASHINGTON - Inching back into a fight he tried to leave behind, President Barack Obama announced Thursday he was dispatching 300 U.S. military advisers to Iraq to help quell the rising insurgency in the crumbling nation. He also challenged Iraq's embattled leader to create a more inclusive government or risk his country descending into sectarian civil war.
Eric Alonzo (P, GSU)
HOYLAKE, England - Rory McIlroy knows how quickly a big lead can slip away, so he wasn't satisfied by simply restoring it Saturday in the British Open.
BOSTON - An unlicensed funeral director accused of stealing more than $12,000 from an elderly couple could face more charges after authorities found 12 bodies and the cremated remains of more than 40 others in two self-storage units he rented, authorities said Friday.
Mr. Frederick Roger Inman
ATLANTA - Jason Heyward homered and drove in two runs, Andrelton Simmons had two RBIs, and the Atlanta Braves won their third straight game with a 6-4 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday night.
NEW YORK - The NFL will limit the number of underclassmen who can receive evaluations for the draft to five from a single school, although special exceptions will be allowed.
Dozens of former players joining a lawsuit against the NFL say teams kept handing out powerful painkillers and other drugs with few - if any- safeguards as recently as 2012. That extends by four years the time frame for similar claims made in the original complaint and could open the door to a criminal investigation.
HOYLAKE, England - Rory McIlroy only saw birdies at Royal Liverpool, mostly on his scorecard, and even one pheasant that trotted across the eighth green as he was lining up a putt. That was but a minor interruption in his command performance Friday in the British Open.
In an empty field on Packinghouse Road, nearly 100 believers gathered on a hot July evening for the groundbreaking ceremony of United Fellowship Worship Center.
STILSON - Healthy Hollow Farms held its first organic peanut field day on Tuesday with one primary goal: to educate local farmers on the benefits of organic farming.
Mr. Benny Davis
HRABOVE, Ukraine - Ukraine accused pro-Russian separatists of shooting down a Malaysian jetliner with 298 people aboard Thursday, sharply escalating the crisis and threatening to draw both East and West deeper into the conflict. The rebels denied downing the aircraft.
In 2008, the Atlanta Braves bottomed out. Just three years removed from the end of their remarkable stretch of 14 consecutive division titles, the Braves stumbled to a 70-92 record and a fourth place finish in the N.L. East.
HOOVER, Ala. - Todd Gurley downplays talk of being a potential Heisman Trophy candidate, but the Georgia running back can't contain a smile at the mention of one milestone that's probably unrealistic.