A couple of months ago Lily and Tamar got into a terrible fight. It was Saturday night. We took them, in separate vehicles, to the animal emergency room, driving the 20 miles into town with all kinds of fear and trepidation that the vast amounts of blood spread all over Mama and Daddy's deck and laundry room were an indication of horrible, horrible injuries.
This is about two Bulloch County couples who ventured into French speaking territories.
If historical Georgia had adopted a law similar to the proposed Cherokee County illegal alien renters' ordinance, the Peach State would be a far different place. Our population would include fewer Irish boozers, English ne'er-do-wells, Yankee carpetbaggers and Florida refugees. We also might have a paucity of talented tenors, exceptional sailors, inspiring preachers and go-go business leaders.
Gov. Sonny Perdue and his legislative leaders have sent Georgians a clear message, which goes something like this: "Do not expect any grand reform initiatives from state government in the next four years. Georgians let us know in the Nov. 7 election that they are happy about the way things are going. They do not want to rock the boat, and we are not going to rock it."
The fabled New Georgia, promised to appear at any moment since Republicans took power four years ago, emerged in full view in last week's governor's race.
Many Georgia Southern football fans are disappointed with the results of this year's team. Coming off an 8-3 regular season and – well, there's no good way to say this – a collapse in the second half of their playoff game against Texas State, many fans were looking forward to a championship run this year with much of last year's team coming back.
Editor: While we are thankful and appreciative for the Herald's wonderful coverage of our Capital Campaign celebration and the kick-off of our Centennial observance, I must correct an error in Saturday's paper. Our event Friday evening was for donors who contributed $10,000 and above to the five-year Campaign for National Distinction. It was not the traditional 1906 Society Gala. Neither the invitations nor the program on Friday referred to this event ...
Editor: While I am somewhat doubtful that this "Letter to the Editor" will be printed, (because it has the word Christ in it), I am going to write it and send it anyway. Christmas is rapidly approaching, time with family and friends, shopping, parties and anything else that people might do this time of year. As we all know, Christmas has went from a holiday to be celebrated by Christians to honor our Lord ...
Editor: I was very embarrassed when I read the Letter to the Editor (Sunday, November 19, 2006) written by our superintendent of Bulloch County Schools about the Southeast Bulloch High School coach. Although it was my understanding that personnel issues were supposed to be confidential, that is not what really bothered me. It was not the content of the letter, but rather the quality of the letter which bothered me. This ...
Editor: After reading the article written with regard to SEB head football coach and his announcing of his resignation which was his choice, on Thursday before the last game and senior night was again his judgment call, neither the Board nor I knew this or had any input into his decision. We have honored the coach's decision and wish him well. The following is additional information: • 1. SEBHS coach was a former assistant ...
Editor: In a few days, millions of American families will gather to enjoy the traditional Thanksgiving feast and remember what they perceive as the first Thanksgiving. Our youngsters are taught the Pilgrims invited the Indians, whose agricultural ingenuity saved the tiny colony at Plymouth from starvation, to dine with them in a spirit of worship and brotherhood. Of course, this was before the "saintly" Pilgrims became greedy and seized Indian lands, burned their villages and slaughtered ...
Editor: As chairman of the Statesboro Service League's 2006 Attic Sale, I would like to thank all of you for helping to make our sale this year a huge success. The media coverage that we received was excellent. Randy Morton, Luke Martin and Susan Samford from the Herald; Dal Cannady from WTOC-TV provided great advertisements, articles and interviews. Neal Sapp of Sapp Outdoor Advertising donated a billboard and Sonic owner, Russell Rosengart, donated the ...
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RIEGELWOOD, N.C. - A tornado flipped cars, shredded trees and ripped mobile homes to pieces in this little riverside community early Thursday, killing at least eight people, authorities said.
George Herman "Babe" Ruth, played at every level of baseball. He started his career with the farm team of the Baltimore Orioles, and the moved up to the big game when he signed with the Boston Red Sox in 1914.
It's rivalry week for several Southeastern Conference teams and many are playing for more than just bragging rights.
It was just another ordinary Saturday for Dale Lick.
NEW YORK - Gobble down the turkey and save the pumpkin pie for later.
WALKER COUNTY, Ga. - In a case that could renew the debate over stand-your-ground laws, authorities in northwest Georgia say one man shot and killed another after the shooter felt threatened by a 72-year-old who turned out to be a wandering Alzheimer's patient.
Linda S. McBride
After the best season Southeast Bulloch football has seen in a decade, it's no surprise that the Yellow Jackets saw plenty of familiar names pop up when the All-Region 1-AAA team was announced this week.
As Statesboro continues to grow, its athletic teams are about to take a step up in the Georgia High School Association landscape.
CANCUN, Mexico. - Georgia Southern took a 76-66 win over Presbyterian College in the final game at the 2013 Cancun Challenge. Georgia Southern made 11 three-pointers en route to the win over the Blue Hose. The Eagles are back at home on Saturday at 7 p.m. against Campbell from 7 p.m. inside Hanner Fieldhouse.
MARIETTA - The Atlanta Braves are a step closer to moving out of downtown Atlanta, the Major League Baseball team's home for the past 47 years.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Terren Jones said Wednesday it will feel like another preseason game with the Falcons if he plays against the Bills on Sunday.
It's going to be tough for Statesboro to top last season's run to the Final Four of the state playoffs, but Blue Devil star guard Zaquavian Smith is up to the challenge.
ARLINGTON, Texas - The Dallas Cowboys and Oakland Raiders need the same short memory during a short week, for different reasons.
Normally a grudge match for AFC North supremacy, Thanksgiving night's visit by the Steelers to Baltimore doesn't carry quite such a lofty air this year.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - A wet and blustery storm along the East Coast made driving hazardous and tangled up hundreds of flights Wednesday but didn't cause the all-out gridlock many Thanksgiving travelers had feared.