By BERNIE WILSON
WIMBLEDON, England - Improbable as this Wimbledon title might have seemed, Venus Williams knew it could happen.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Kyle Busch saw several cars clustered around the inside lane and another one crawling along in the outside lane.
Apricots are one of the first signs of summer and one of my favorite summer fruits. Apricots are available fresh from May to August, with peak season being June and July. They are also available all year canned and dried.
Mr. and Mrs. Anthony W. Tyson of Colbert, Ga., announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Louise Tyson of Burlington, Iowa, to Eric James Zieser, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Zieser.
Gina Parrish of Duluth, Ga., and Mark Henderson of Atlanta were united in marriage on June 8, 2007, in Duluth.
Caitlin Bachler Thomson and Benjamin Hunter Ginn were united in marriage on Saturday, June 2, 2006, at 6 o'clock at the First United Methodist Church of Statesboro. The Reverends Joan Kilian and Dr. H. William Perry officiated.
Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Alan Rowand of Statesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Michelle Leigh Rowand, to Lorin Matthew Strickland, son of Frances Strickland of Woodstock and Michael Whitlaw Strickland of St. Augustine, Fla.
Mr. and Mrs. Melburn B. Kelly Jr. of Claxton announce the engagement of their daughter, Hayley Elizabeth of Statesboro, to Brandon J. Bond, son of Mr. and Mrs. Perry Bond of Boston, Ga., and Kathleen Bond of Thomasville, Ga.
WASHINGTON - Al-Qaida is gaining strength and the United States is still not as safe as it should be, former Indiana congressman Tim Roemer said Saturday.
SAN DIEGO - Andruw Jones seems to have a better time hitting at Petco Park than the home team does.
Jones hit another big homer at San Diego's downtown ballpark and had three RBIs, and Buddy Carlyle pitched eight strong innings against his former team as the Atlanta Braves beat the Padres 7-4 on Friday night.
Jennifer Alane NeSmith and Travis Daniel Bray were united in marriage on Saturday, April 21, 2007, at 6:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Statesboro. The Rev. Donald Wheless officiated at the double ring ceremony.
LOS ANGELES - Sometimes when Chipper Jones hears his name mentioned alongside some of the baseball's legendary figures, he has a difficult time believing how much he's accomplished. Dale Murphy probably doesn't.
Sometime around the first of the year, I found out about a book titled "The Intellectual Devotional." The title alone was reason enough to buy it.
It is rare these days to find a picture book that is accessible to all ages. Even rarer is a book with unique art and unique story that engages readers. "Mirrormask," the brain child of author Neil Gaiman and illustrator Dave McKean, does all this and more. "Mirrormask" is a unique fantasy book that does not feel like fantasy. Despite the fact that much of the story takes place in an alternate world, the perspective of the main character, Helena, gives the story a surprisingly normal feeling that even people who dislike fantasy can identify with.
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?"