This is the first in a series of articles about the origins of the Baptist faith in Georgia and Bulloch County.
Point worth noting: At first glance, it is impossible to tell whether the tide is coming in or going out.
MAE SOT, Thailand - They travel for days though checkpoints, across dangerous roads and past Myanmar's bribe-hungry soldiers to make it to the Thai border. They're not refugees fleeing the junta - they simply want to see a doctor.
WASHINGTON - The Bush administration and New York cut a deal Saturday to create a new generation of super-secure driver's licenses for U.S. citizens, but also allow illegal immigrants to get a version.
VIENNA, Austria - In a city where ''I do'' often turns into ''I want out,'' a fair for those wanting to untie the knot seemed a sure hit.
YELLOW SPRINGS, Ohio - Black and gold ''Save Antioch College'' signs stood on the campus Saturday as supporters waited for a decision on the future of the 155-year-old school known for its social activism.
It behooves you not to give up on past efforts where you've worked hard and long and that have yet to come to fruition. The year ahead will offer you new conditions that could bring you exactly what's needed to achieve your goals.
DEAR ABBY: My family owns a golf course. One of the longtime members, a man I'll call "Jack," died suddenly. Another member took it upon himself to commission a watercolor of a golf scene and hang it in the pro shop in Jack's memory. The painting is tastefully done, matted and framed with a brass plaque stating, "In Memory of ..."
DEAR DR. GOTT: I read your column about the lady who is in constant pain and is getting steadily weaker after having been given a variety of treatments, including prednisone. You could have been describing me a year ago. That's when I decided to take things into my own hands, as it was apparent that only a few months of my life remained, and they would be terrible at best.
First, look at only the West hand. South is in six clubs. You know that South has a balanced 15-17 points and that North has a long club suit with slam interest. What would you lead?
SHARON, Ga. - The most important rule at this remote vacation spot is simple: no white light.
HOUSTON - Wearing goggles and surgical masks, the commander of the international space station and an Italian astronaut on Saturday opened the hatch to christen the complex's brand new room.
BAGHDAD - U.S. forces will turn over security to Iraqi authorities in the southern Shiite province of Karbala on Monday, the American commander for the area said, despite fighting between rival militia factions that has killed dozens.
SIRTE, Libya - The Sudanese government committed to an immediate cease-fire in Darfur at the opening of peace talks on Saturday, but the expected announcement was not met by similar pledges from rebels, who largely boycotted the U.N.-brokered negotiations.
RAMADI, Iraq - The women received their first paychecks a few weeks ago - about $500 for a month's work as police officers. They paid rent, bought food, wiped out debts. But the seemingly simple transaction has left at least one woman in fear for her life, another threatened with divorce.
ATLANTA - Paul Millsap will miss at least two games with a right shoulder injury.
There are few decisions for new parents more challenging than finding high quality, safe child care.
DEARBORN, Mich. - Jeff Buczkiewicz stood before the chair Abraham Lincoln was sitting in when he was assassinated 150 years ago. He peered silently into the glass-enclosed case at the rocking chair, then snapped pictures for posterity.
DENVER - Detectives in Denver were on the hunt for an increasingly brazen shooter.
CHICAGO - Trying to slim down? Weight Watchers and Jenny Craig scored the best marks for effectiveness in a review of research on commercial diet programs, but many other plans just haven't been studied enough to evaluate long-term results.
Mr. Randall Beasley and Ms. Wyleen Ellis of Statesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Alivia Michelle Beasley of Statesboro, to Chadley Austin Smith, son of Donald and Deborah Smith of Tifton, Georgia.
Mr. Don Jacobs of Sylvania and Ms. Lisa Jacobs of Statesboro announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Kelcie Lauren Jacobs, to Jordan Dent Walker, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. Lindsay Walker of Statesboro.
I've asked the men in several recent audiences to raise hands if they believe moms stress out concerning their children at least five times more than dads. All the men's hands went up to general laughter.
The month of April showers the observant one with a magnificent display of colors, from the fragrant wisteria blossoms creeping through the boughs of trees to the willowy stems of bright-yellow Jessamine, to the snowbells bowing their heads and wild azaleas bursting forth. Seemingly every shade of green imaginable puts on a show just for the month of April before fading and dulling as summer approaches. New life springs forth: buds and blossoms, chicks and bunnies, an empty tomb and the Resurrection.
Question: Can I plant my Easter lily outdoors?
AUGUSTA - Adam Scott showed up at Augusta National on Sunday with a familiar friend - his long putter.
Like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle, his shoulder fits into the hollow of my side and the loop of my arm conforms to the back of his neck. Exactly. Perfectly. I have to tilt my chin only slightly to rest it on the blonde head, to draw in the scent of little boy. One chair, two of us.
(Note: The following is the first of a series of columns looking at the establishment and growth of doctors, hospitals and the health industry in Georgia and Bulloch County.)
Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Deal of Statesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Sidney Deal of Statesboro, to Doug Collins IV, son of Mr. and Mrs. Doug Collins III and Ms. Patrice Rogers.
SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Padres have pulled off another blockbuster trade, acquiring closer Craig Kimbrel and outfielder Melvin Upton from the Atlanta Braves for outfielders Carlos Quentin and Cameron Maybin, plus two minor leaguers and a draft pick.