DEAR ABBY: My sister, "Heidi," and I are very close. We share a room and confide in each other about everything, with the understanding that nothing will be revealed to our parents or anyone else - no matter what.
ATLANTA - John Smoltz beat the Dodgers for the first time in more than eight years, pitching seven shutout innings to lead the Atlanta Braves to a 4-0 victory over Los Angeles on Friday night in a matchup of first-place teams.
CONYERS - On the brink of elimination, the Trinity Christian softball team exploded for 12 runs and beat Appling County 12-2 in the second game of Friday's GCAA Class A state championship in Conyers, Ga.
Mr. and Mrs. Brian Lanier of Portal announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Brittany D. Lanier, to Morgan T. Jersey, son of Judy Williams of Swainsboro and Brock Jersey of Dearing.
Mrs. Terry Hickey of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Jerry Hayes of Bennettsville, S.C., announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Jeanelle Hayes of Clemson, S.C., to Matthew Arden Cross, son of Mrs. Terre Cross of Statesboro and Robert Cross of Snellville, Ga.
The determination you display will be quite impressive and responsible for many of the victories you'll achieve. They are the very assets needed to get you where you want to go.
DEAR ABBY: I love my husband of 13 years and our 6-year-old son. They both love me. The problem is, the two of them cannot get along when I'm around. They constantly fight over me. Don't get me wrong, I have loved all the attention I have been getting these last few years, but the jealousy is getting old.
SIMI VALLEY, Calif. - Ten Republicans, one stage, 90 minutes - just enough time for Rudy Giuliani, John McCain or Mitt Romney to make a major gaffe as underdog rivals scramble for relevancy during the first GOP presidential debate Thursday.
NEW YORK - Thomas and Rosemarie Uva were not exactly criminal geniuses.
Arnold Palmer said, "Concentration comes out of a combination of confidence and hunger."
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ATLANTA - Authorities in Telfair County in south Georgia have charged a 48-year-old man with first-degree arson in connection with a brush fire in Lumber City.
DEAR DR. GOTT: I am 85 and have had recurring bladder infections for years. My internist recommended going to a urologist, which I did. I have run the gamut on tests. The urine-sensitivity test proved that the infection is sensitive to Cipro. This is a very difficult medication for me to take because it wipes me out completely. What can I possibly take to prevent these recurring bladder infections?
SYLVANIA - The Screven County Gamecocks were too much for the visiting Josey Eagles as SCHS (14-10, 8-6 Region 3-AA) pitcher Cameron Haydon went the distance and struck out 13 allowing one earned run in the 11-2 Gamecock win.
INDIANAPOLIS - College basketball players might want to start polishing up their long-range shooting.
PRETORIA, South Africa - For five days, Oscar Pistorius endured a withering cross-examination at his murder trial from a prosecutor who pounced on apparent inconsistencies in his testimony. Yet, legal analysts said Tuesday, expert witnesses who will testify for the defense could undermine the prosecution's efforts to prove Pistorius killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on purpose after an argument.
AUGUSTA - The moment doesn't get much bigger than this - a 20-foot putt on the 18th green Sunday at Augusta National for the win.
On April 26, Southeast Bulloch will welcome its 20th class into the athletic hall of fame as the school holds its annual banquet and induction ceremony.
Southeast Bulloch's senior girls made it a career sweep, winning a fourth consecutive region championship at the Region 1-AAA track and field meet Tuesday in Brooklet.
Georgia Southern baseball players Will Middour and Aaron Palmer have been dismissed from the program, GSU head coach Rodney Hennon said on Tuesday.
BOSTON - Survivors, first responders and family members of those killed in the Boston Marathon bombing marked the anniversary Tuesday with tributes that combined sorrow over the loss of innocent victims with pride over Boston's resilience in the face of a terror attack.
NEW YORK - Marking the 67th anniversary of the day Jackie Robinson broke baseball's color barrier, the Rev. Jesse Jackson praised Commissioner Bud Selig for the strides the sport has taken in minority opportunities over the past two decades.
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Improvement in the economy after years of austerity has led to a discussion of whether the city of Statesboro should give its employees a 2.5 percent raise instead of a smaller raise and another one-time bonus.
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DAHLONEGA, Ga. - Tuition is going up for Georgia students at all 31 state colleges and universities under a budget plan approved Tuesday by the state Board of Regents, including the largest increase of $372 more per semester for Georgia Tech undergraduates.
BOSTON - Survivors, first responders and family members of those killed came together Tuesday to mark the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing with solemn ceremonies.
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