July isn't usually the month for flowering trees, but one native waits until the heat of the summer to make its biggest impression. Franklinia altamaha boasts one of the most beautiful, and fragrant, flowers of the garden, and has one of the most interesting stories. The flower resembles a camellia in form, with its cupped, five-petaled flower. Almost 240 years ago, the famous naturalists John and William Bartram stumbled across a beautiful tree growing along the Altamaha River in south Georgia. They collected the seed from the tree on a subsequent trip and named it Franklinia altamaha in honor ...
Steve and Angie Green Sr. of Statesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Rikki Enich of Statesboro, to Travis Antonio McBride, son of Stacey and Kimberly McBride of Statesboro.
Andrea Lauren Haltiner and John Drew Prosser were united in marriage at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 23, 2007, at The Church of the Good Shepherd in Augusta. The Very Reverend Robert D. Fain officiated.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Nike suspended its lucrative contract with Michael Vick on Friday, while Reebok took the unprecedented step of stopping sales of his No. 7 jersey.
In another dose of bad news for the indicted quarterback, a top trading card company announced it was pulling Vick's likeness from any new packs.
SAN FRANCISCO - Hammerin' Hank, he's right behind you now.
Barry Bonds hit his 754th career home run Friday night, and needed just one more to tie Hank Aaron's record.
PHOENIX - Tony Clark homered to lead off the bottom of the eleventh inning, and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Atlanta Braves 8-7 Friday night after squandering a seven-run lead.
Clark's homer followed a game-winning shot by Eric Byrnes the previous night, and is the Diamondbacks' fifth game-winner this season. Arizona has won seven straight to move within one game of the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NL West.
When James Meeks stepped into a tattoo parlor about 20 years ago, he didn't know he would leave with more than a little ink under his skin.
Johnny "Pat" Span and Eddie and Betty Murphy of Statesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Katasha L. Span of Statesboro, to Melvin E. Armond Jr. of Statesboro, son of Melvin E. Armond Sr. and Gloria Armond of Savannah.
In the olden times in Bulloch County, there were no public schools, school buses, and county school boards. There were, very simply, the parents, the church, and the community. Therefore, what "book learnin" the children got came from their elders, and covered the three R's: "reading" (literature), "ritin" (penmanship), and "rithmetic" (mathematics).
The Georgia Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday takes place Aug. 2-5. Certain purchases made over the holiday weekend will be exempt from state and local sales tax.
Of all the works in children's literature, no particular series is more well-known than J.K. Rowling's phenomenally popular Harry Potter novels. Translated into over 60 languages worldwide, the fantastical works have made a cultural impact unlike any other modern novel in the world. Children who would never pick up a book prior to being seized with "Potter mania" have long since risen to the challenge of reading seven hundred or more pages of text - a feat which some parents and educators would deem magical in itself.
Q: Doc, I am 34 years old, and I think I'm in good health. I watch what I eat, exercise regularly and don't take any regular medication. Over the past year, I have developed a chronic cough that won't go away. I have also been waking up in the morning with this really awful tasting phlegm in my mouth. I have lived here all my life and I've never had allergies or asthma. What could this be?
SAN FRANCISCO - Robin Williams' suicide seared into the world's collective mindset more than anything else this year, based on what people were searching for on Google.
Are you one of those men that wait until Christmas Eve to buy your wife's gift? She probably has had your gift for weeks, and it is already wrapped and placed under the tree, but you just can't figure out what to get her. While I can't tell you the perfect gift to give your wife, I can tell you what NOT to give her. I must mention that while the following list is pretty accurate, everyone is different. You may have a gourmet chef as your wife, so some fancy frying pan is just what she ...
They're the most familiar names at this time of year, but Mary and Joseph are disappearing from the cultural landscape as quickly as Santa's sleigh at daybreak.
A recent survey by SunTrust Banks found nearly 40 percent of consumers feel pressured to spend more than they can afford this holiday season.
The holiday season is a time of giving. We give of ourselves because we want to be "the good guy." We want to be helpful, well-regarded, valued and, of course, our hearts tell us that giving is the right thing to do. Plus, giving feels just plain good.
WASHINGTON - Electronic cigarettes have surpassed traditional smoking in popularity among teens, the government's annual drug use survey finds.
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SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Jim Harbaugh welcomes a sit-down with 49ers CEO Jed York and general manager Trent Baalke to discuss the future - his future - after a season that will end in two weeks without a playoff berth for the first time during his four-year tenure.
Georgia Southern men's basketball star Eric Ferguson's suspension was lifted Monday, effective immediately, according to GSU athletic director Tom Kleinlein.
ATLANTA - Seventy-five years after the premiere of the movie "Gone with the Wind," research is shedding light on the racial tensions that existed at the time between the producer and city of Atlanta officials.
Growing up as a chubby kid certainly creates limitations both mentally and physically.
SAVANNAH - A $1.1 trillion spending bill approved by Congress includes a small amount of money to help begin deepening the Port of Savannah's shipping channel, and Georgia officials said they're confident more federal funding will follow once the $706 million project gets underway.