The U.S. Postal Service is gearing up for its busiest time of year, full of holiday cards and greetings, an increase in online shipping and presents packaged up and sent to loved ones.
This year, the postal service estimates it will process 545 million pieces of mail every day through the holiday season. In total, nearly 15 billion pieces of mail will be delivered between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve.
The busiest mailing day is Dec. 16, when more than 600 million pieces of mail are expected to be processed.
If William Banks never plays another down of football in his life, he’ll never forget his last play.
Neither will any fans of Georgia Southern.
On a third-and-2 in the waning minutes in one of the Southeastern Conference’s most intimidating venues, Banks broke loose for 53 yards against the Florida Gators to set up the go-ahead touchdown in an upset that will resonate as much as any of the Eagles’ six national championship wins.
Even the wet, cold weather couldn’t deter shoppers Tuesday from getting their turkeys and all the fixings for their Thanksgiving feasts.
Shoppers in Augusta said they were surprised to see the stores still extremely busy, considering the weather.
“It’s a bad day for shopping, but Kroger is doing a good job of keeping the shelves stocked,” Andrea Scott said as she hurriedly loaded bulging sacks of groceries into her trunk at Augusta’s Washington Road Kroger.
Richmond County Coroner Grover Tuten confirmed that a Barnwell, S.C., surgeon found dead in Spirit Creek died as a result of manual strangulation and blunt-force injuries.
Dr. Charles Mann III, 60, who worked in Barnwell during the week and returned home to Kathleen, Ga., on the weekends, was last seen in Barnwell on Thursday. Police said his blue 2006 Honda Civic was found in a wooded area on Old Louisville Road on Friday and his body was later recovered at Spirit Creek at Willis Foreman Road.
Curtis Baptist has climbed the football ladder at an accelerated pace in coach Nathan Duffie’s three years with the program, and the top rung is now within reach.
The Crusaders face Robert Toombs Christian in the GISA Class A state championship game Saturday in Macon, Ga.
Duffie’s first two years with the Crusaders resulted in a combined 10 wins. They have already surpassed that total at 11-2 this season after wins over Fullington and Frederica in the first two rounds of the playoffs. The team is riding a 10-game winning streak into the title game.
Lou Brissie, the decorated World War II hero who overcame terrible combat injuries to become a major league baseball all-star, died Monday at the Augusta VA hospital. He was 89.
Although Brissies’s heroic achievement inspired scores of media articles over the years, along with a biography by Pulitzer Prize-winning sportswriter Ira Berkow, it was the gracious way the longtime North Augustan lived his life after baseball that continued to generate respect and admiration in the community.