French film director Robert Bresson said, "Cinema, radio, television, magazines are a school of inattention: people look without seeing, listen in without hearing."
When it comes to important involvements in the year ahead, partnerships will be more of a hindrance than a help. Unless an associate can make a major contribution or serve a mutual worthwhile purpose, forgo getting involved.
DEAR ABBY: My husband's sister, "Mia," is a lesbian who came out to her family 10 years ago. Her parents disowned her. We were just out of high school, and for years we had no idea why. We were not allowed to invite Mia to our wedding or to have any contact with her.
DEAR DR. GOTT: My situation is a bit complex, but I will try to make it as brief as possible.
ATLANTA - Thirty-two school systems around Georgia have been preparing to destroy thousands of pounds of meat after an undercover video showing crippled and sick animals being shoved with forklifts prompted the nation's largest beef recall.
WASHINGTON - A frog the size of a bowling ball, with heavy armor and teeth, lived among dinosaurs millions of years ago - intimidating enough that scientists who unearthed its fossils dubbed the beast Beelzebufo, or Devil Toad.
Note: All information included in this report is taken from law enforcement incident reports and arrest records, which are public records and available for review at any and all local law enforcement agencies. Not every arrest leads to a conviction. Guilt or innocence is determined by the court system.
For the past 11 years, Subway has teamed up with local businesses to raise money for the American Heart Association. The proceeds of all sales at Subway restaurants in Bulloch County between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. went directly to the American Heart Association. The businesses divide up into teams, and compete for the bragging rights for who raised the most money. Viracon, Wal-Mart D.C., and Briggs & Stratton teamed up on the Gateway Warriors team. Between pre-orders, donations, and counter sales, The Gateway Warriors raised $ 3,122.51.
AgSouth Farm Credit CEO William P. Spigener, Jr., recently announced that the customer-owned cooperative had record earnings of $34.29 million during 2007, nearly a 10 percent increase over 2006 figures.
A select group of band students from Southeast Bulloch Middle School and Southeast Bulloch High School participated recently in two of the most prestigious concerts for music students in the United States.
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Senior guard Shawnda Atwood's game-high 18 points, backed by a stifling Georgia Southern defense that forced the Cougars to just 11.1 percent second-half shooting, paced the Lady Eagles to a 62-39, Southern Conference victory at Charleston, Saturday afternoon at John Kresse Arena.
WASHINGTON - While arguing in court that states are free to enact tougher mercury controls from power plants, the Bush administration pressured dozens of states to accept a scheme that would let some plants evade cleaning up their pollution, government documents show.
BRUNSWICK - Eric Ferguson scored 47 points, including 13 in overtime to lift Statesboro to a 71-69 win over Evans Saturday at Glynn Academy to claim the Region 3-AAAA championship.
WASHINGTON - An election-year dispute over whether to allow loaded guns in national parks is holding up a vote on a massive bill affecting public lands from coast to coast.
WASHINGTON - A U.S. official met secretly with Iranian banking officials and senior government aides who oppose punishing the Islamic nation for not doing enough to stop money laundering and terrorism funding, The Associated Press has learned.
PHOENIX - This is not a story about Super Bowl Media Day. Thank God. This IS a story about the story of Super Bowl Media Day.
SAVANNAH - Bulloch Academy ran away with the first annual Cavalier Invitational wrestling tournament this past Saturday.
In just over five years, the South Georgia Fury softball club has gone from a struggling, two-team operation into a growing success story that will field six teams and showcase 70 players in dozens of tournaments throughout the spring and summer.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - NASCAR won't change its new championship format, which chairman Brian France said Monday is "overwhelmingly popular" with fans.
NEW YORK - More than 35 million people along the Philadelphia-to-Boston corridor rushed to get home and settle in Monday as a fearsome storm swirled in with the potential for hurricane-force winds and 1 to 3 feet of snow that could paralyze the Northeast for days.
McRAE, Ga. - The car belonging to a Georgia couple who were reported missing after traveling to meet a person claiming to sell a classic auto has been found in a lake and two bodies were found nearby, authorities said Monday.
SAVANNAH - The Savannah River has enough room for cargo ships to accommodate Georgia and South Carolina adding a new port terminal downstream from the busy Port of Savannah, according to a study presented to officials from both states Monday.
Cell phone companies provide easy punch lines for comedians. There was no exception last week when The Second City Comedy Club visited the Averitt Center.
The certified public accounting firm of Dabbs, Hickman, Hill and Cannon, LLP announces that Tal R. Johnson, Vivian S. Myers and Austin K. York were named as partners with the firm. In their new leadership capacity, they join a firm that has served clients for nearly 50 years.
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WASHINGTON - A device, possibly an unmanned aerial drone, was found on the White House grounds during the middle of the night while President Barack Obama and the first lady were in India, but his spokesman said Monday that it posed no threat.
The Reverend Roland and Peaches Barnes of Statesboro are proud to announce the engagement of their son, Jordan Knox Barnes, to Jessica Michelle Head, daughter of Mike and Anette Head of Millen.
Mr. and Mrs. Jack and Ruth (Deal) Bragg will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Sunday, January 25, 2015, with their family. The couple married on January 29, 1955, at the home of Elder Shelton Mikell in Brooklet. They have three children, Randy Bragg, Brenda Morrow and Debra Baars; seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. The Braggs started Bragg Motor Service in Statesboro in 1956 and Bragg Motor Service in Sylvania in 1967. Both are still active in both stores.
(Note: The following is part of a series of articles looking at the history and evolution of agriculture in Georgia and Bulloch County.)