I usually don't get an inspiration from the comics page, but I just happened to glance at Arlo and Janis and looked to see a word being said between characters, "Existential!" The funny pages have gone up a notch or two since I was a kid. In fact, I really had no use for such a word -- even to show off -- until I found myself in seminary and a study group assigned to discuss the meaning of life. My first thought was to climb to the top of some mountain and find an old grizzled guy sitting in front ...
George Fredrick Bearden
Some ice accumulated on bridges and overpasses early Wednesday morning, but all of Bulloch County's roads were officially reopened by noon.
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) - So much for all the hand-wringing about a snowed-inSuper Bowl.
Georgia Southern and The Citadel are both looking for something good to happen.
That old maxim about defenses winning championships was being spread on pretty heavily during Super Bowl week.
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Georgia Southern announced on Wednesday the addition of five new members to the football coaching staff and the retention of two assistant coaches for the 2014 season.
After careful consideration of all factors and information available from the Bulloch County Emergency Management Agency, Bulloch County Schools Superintendent Charles Wilson has decided to proceed with a normal school day and after-school schedule on Thursday.
All roads in Bulloch County are scheduled to reopen by noon today, Bulloch County Emergency Management Director Ted Wynn said.
Food Bank Inc. has finished moving into its new location, the old Julia P. Bryant Elementary School, and began serving clients Monday.
Stephen Kyle Howell
By the time you read this, you may have a better idea whether all of the preparations for an ice storm are proving necessary.
WASHINGTON - Seeking to energize his sluggish second term, President Barack Obama vowed Tuesday night in his State of the Union address to sidestep Congress "whenever and wherever" necessary to narrow economic disparities between rich and poor. He unveiled an array of modest executive actions to increase the minimum wage for federal contract workers and make it easier for millions of low-income Americans to save for retirement.
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?"
LOS ANGELES - Perhaps atoning for past sins, Hollywood named the brutal, unshrinking historical drama "12 Years a Slave" best picture at the 86th annual Academy Awards.