It is almost certain Bulloch County commissioners will vote to raise our taxes Tuesday. It is not something they want to do, but it seems most have decided it is something they must do. We, too, have come to the same conclusion: We must pay more to maintain the quality of life we have built and cherish.
Statesboro attorney Hal Roach, Jr. was elected vice chairman of the Georgia State Personnel Board. Roach was appointed to the State Personnel Board by Gov. Sonny Perdue in 2006.
Longtime banker Wayne Dasher was appointed vice president in charge of The Claxton Bank's new loan production office in Glennville, according to an announcement by Ralph A. Dixon, president and chairman of the board.
OMAHA, Neb. - Oregon State's Jorge Reyes got himself and his team a whole lot closer to the national championship trophy that's been teasing him.
PETALUMA, Calif. - Elwood, a 2-year-old Chinese Crested and Chihuahua mix, was crowned the world's ugliest dog Friday, a distinction that delighted the New Jersey mutt's owners.
CANTON, Ohio - The boyfriend of a missing pregnant woman was arrested on two counts of murder charges Saturday, and a body believed to be hers was found nearly a week after she vanished from her home, authorities said.
WAYCROSS, Ga. - Ernest Sweat paused by the charred pine trunk he found burning like a match two months ago and wondered - could he have stopped the largest Southeastern wildfire in more than a century?
More and more Americans are sticking closer to home. Expensive gasoline, stressful airports, and hectic jobs are all forces driving the desire to create peaceful respites to be enjoyed without leaving the comfort and security of home. As a result, the distinction between indoors and outdoors is becoming more blurred. People are seeking to create sophisticated spaces in outdoor settings where they can entertain friends and family year-round. This desire is driving the movement to create outdoor "rooms."
And then it rained. Thick and heavy, the water hit the roof, hit the ground like a percussion instrument and the music surrounded the house, surrounded me.
Mr. and Mrs. William Patrick Crawford III of Nevils and James Andrew Barrow of Claxton announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their daughter, Jami Teal Barrow, to Brian Wayne Newland, son of Joanne Newland and the late Wayne Newland of Statesboro.
Mr. and Mrs. Allen R. Gaskins of Statesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Cristle Michelle Gaskins of Statesboro, to Geoffrey Taylor Chaney, son of Patsy Chaney and the late W. Lloyd Chaney.
Mrs. Lona Mae Menefield will celebrate her 99th Birthday on Saturday, June 30, 2007, with a reception to be held at her residence on Johnson Street in Statesboro beginning at 1 p.m. Mrs. Menefield, born June 29, 1908, has two children, Carolyn Lee and Earline Sharpe; 15 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. The public is invited to attend.
When an opponent opens one heart and you immediately make a two-heart overcall, that is a Michaels Cue-Bid, showing five spades and a five-card minor.
Tanesha Equittie Furman and Willie Eldrich Herrington announce their engagement to be married.
VARNVILLE, S.C. - Screven County's first trip to the Lowcountry was a good one for the Gamecocks (3-0), who brought home a 38-14 win over the Wade Hampton Generals.
PORTAL - The Portal Panthers suffered their first setback of the season, falling 42-14 to Emanuel County Institute Friday night in the 36th meeting between the rival schools.
Bulloch Academy capitalized on three Gatewood fumbles and dominated the line of scrimmage to take a 33-7 victory over the visitors from Eatonton Friday night at Gator Alley.
Adairsville 35, Ringgold 0
ARLINGTON, Texas - Robinson Chirinos hit a tiebreaking RBI single in the eighth inning, sending the Texas Rangers to a 2-1 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Friday night.
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An arrest warrant was issued Friday for star Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson after he was indicted in Texas on a charge of child abuse for using a branch to spank his son. His team benched him for this weekend's game against New England.
JOLIET, Ill. - With rain in Friday's forecast at Chicagoland Speedway, the only time on track became a strategy session for the championship contenders.
BROOKLET - Most softball tournaments are scheduled for the preseason or for the region and state competitions, but down in Brooklet, an annual midseason tradition is about to renew itself.
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks cancelled a scheduled meeting between their CEO and city civil rights leaders Wednesday, prompting one of the group's leaders to say his community was greatly offended.
ATLANTA - Billy Horschel showed why he might be the hottest player in golf at the moment with another 4-under 66 on Friday in the Tour Championship. It was his 10th straight round in the 60s. He already has a victory and a runner-up finish in the FedEx Cup playoffs.
Dr. Al Mooney, the director of addiction medicine and recovery at Willingway, is officially releasing the second edition of "The Recovery Book" at the Cape Cod Symposium on Addictive Disorders.
University System of Georgia Chancellor Hank Huckaby announced Thursday a new Campus Safety and Security Committee that will review and develop recommendations on matters related to public safety at the system's 31 public colleges and universities.
PEMBROKE - In a battle of two teams searching for their first win of the season, it was Bryan County that came up with all of the big plays.
FLOWERY BRANCH - One week ago, Gabe Carimi was being groomed to be the Falcons' version of John Havlicek who could play backup roles across the offensive line.