Kemp Mabry always helped organize Bulloch County's annual Memorial Day program. Even though he passed away in March, Kemp helped put together much of Monday's event. Over the Memorial Day weekend, certain memories stand out in my mind from the years when Kemp and I worked together on programs for the Center for Irish Studies at Georgia Southern University.
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Sea Island Bank has announced several staff promotions in Statesboro, according to D. Wayne Akins, Jr., president and CEO.
ATLANTA - Ryan Howard made his return from the disabled list official with a pair of two-run homers Sunday.
ATLANTA - Chase Utley drove in three runs, Shane Victorino had three hits and Philadelphia beat the Atlanta Braves 6-4 on Saturday to give the Phillies a winning record for the first time this season.
DALLAS - Forecasters predicted more heavy thunderstorms in the Plains over the holiday weekend after two days of storms and flooding that left five people dead and one missing in central Texas.
In my last article I mentioned rain gardens as one of the elements of a sustainable garden. But what are rain gardens? Basically, rain gardens are shallow depressions designed to collect rain runoff, typically from impervious surfaces such as driveways and roofs. The intention of the depression is to allow the water to collect and percolate into the soil, allowing plants, bacteria and soils to clean and filter the water as it seeps into the ground.
WASHINGTON - Army Pvt. Clinton Tyler McCormick is buried in Florida, but his photo and his words are still online. They haven't changed since he logged in to his MySpace.com profile on Dec. 27, 2006 - the day before he was killed by a makeshift bomb in Baghdad.
MELISSA, Texas - An orange flag marks where Gary Lisle planned to put up a 33-foot windmill behind his house. But that's about as far as his green idea got in this Dallas suburb.
WASHINGTON - The Iraq war funding bill cleared by Congress represents a triumph of divided government, beloved by none, crafted to avoid a protracted veto struggle that neither President Bush nor Democrats wanted.
Eight girls graduated May 17 from the Teen Mom/Mentor Program hosted by the Statesboro Exchange Club Family Skills Center, said Nina S. Vandergriff, intern with the center.
NEW YORK - Apparently, airline passengers aren't buying enough garden gnomes, superhero pajamas and heated cat shelters. SkyMall has filed for bankruptcy.
Q: Why are there so many different kinds of honey?
Did God lift Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson's overtime pass into the end zone last Sunday, rewarding the prayerful Christian player with a championship victory and a trip to the Super Bowl?
Randy Becton is an inspiring Christian writer and speaker who lives in Texas. In a small collection of Christian lifestyle essays entitled "Chosen Path," he has included an article on God's victory over our weakness and failure. Here's a brief excerpt:
Mr. and Mrs. Roger S. Bergh of Statesboro are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Stephanie Carol Bergh, to Kieth Gilbert Dammann, son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Dammann of Macon and Mr. and Mrs. Daryl Whitman of Tampa, Florida.
LOS ANGELES - "American Sniper" hit the mark with moviegoers again.
From inside the house I can hear both sets of wind chimes clanging, harmonizing from opposite eaves, dancing madly like Russian Cossacks. The sun is high and the light is white. There is no good reason, no reason to stay inside.
NEW YORK - Coach 1K. How grand.
NEW YORK - The Monday morning commute was normal for much of the Northeast as officials continued to urge residents to prepare for a "crippling and potentially historic" storm that could bury communities from northern New Jersey to southern Maine in up to 2 feet of snow starting later in the day.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Saying his team "followed every rule to the letter," New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick described in detail how his team prepares its footballs on game day and defended his players from chatter that they made it to the Super Bowl by cheating.
ATLANTA - The Hawks know it can be done.
CHICAGO - To Chicago Cubs fans, Ernie Banks was sunshine that cut through decades of darkness. To baseball players, he was the spirit of the game.
ATLANTA - A black man shot while driving back to his Washington, D.C. home after attending an Army Reserve camp.
ATLANTA - A Texas lawmaker would strip the salaries from government officials who honor same-sex marriage licenses.
"It won't happen to my child."