DEAR DR. GOTT: Just recently was the fourth anniversary of a life-altering occurrence in our family. A recent column of yours prompted me to write to you in the hope that someone else can be spared the pain we went through because it was missed early on.
DEAR ABBY: My 23-year-old daughter, "Kimberly," is driving me nuts. She's a college grad, a teacher and cheerleading coach, and she still lives at home. She says she can't afford to move out due to lack of money, yet she shops constantly - and I don't mean shopping at discount stores. Kimberly has to have the finest car, clothing, etc. Her credit cards are maxed out. She also has a black lab mix that is destroying my back yard. She spends no time with him.
WASHINGTON - Rejecting calls to leave Iraq, President Bush on Thursday approved gradual U.S. troop reductions from their highest level of the war and said more can return home as progress is made. At the same time he said Iraq needs ''an enduring relationship with America.''
MOUNT HOPE, W.Va. - In his darkest moments, Jack Whittaker has sometimes wondered if winning the nearly $315 million Powerball game was really worth it.
WASHINGTON - Papa salmon plus mama salmon equals ... baby trout?
PADANG, Indonesia - The ground shook so hard Yulinar had to grab a table to steady herself. Minutes later, she heard a warning crackling over the speakers of the neighborhood mosque - a tsunami could crash into her fishing village on Indonesia's Sumatra island at any minute.
NEW YORK - American consumers will be bearing the cost of safer toys, but not until after this year's Christmas season.
For the third straight week, the Bulloch Academy Gators will be physical underdogs.
Earlier this week, I recommended that if an opponent opens with four of a major, you treat a four-no-trump overcall as showing a good two-suited hand. Over four hearts it promises the minors, and over four spades any two unbid suits. But what does four no-trump mean if we have already opened one of a suit and an opponent overcalls four of a major?
A 24-hour recycling center was unveiled at the Statesboro Wal-Mart this past Monday in a joint effort with Keep Bulloch Beautiful.
SKYLINE, Ala. - An Army helicopter on a training flight in foggy weather struck a power line and crashed in a pasture in northeast Alabama, killing all three soldiers on board, officials said Wednesday.
Yesterday, I mentioned that over a weak jump overcall, responder's double should be negative, not for penalty. At what level, though, should it turn from a negative double to a penalty double?
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.
Those relationships you establish with people who are compassionate and considerate will turn out to be extremely fortunate for you in the months ahead. Their kindness could put you onto something of great value.
Wilma L. Brannen
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Billy Butler hit a tiebreaking single, Salvador Perez and Omar Infante drove in two runs each with big hits in a five-run sixth inning, and the Kansas City Royals beat the San Francisco Giants 7-2 Wednesday night to even the World Series at one game apiece.
The Statesboro Athletic Hall of Fame is proud to announce the upcoming addition of six new members.
ATHENS - Mark Richt said he was optimistic on Wednesday as Georgia was expected to file a request with the NCAA for tailback Todd Gurley's eligibility to be reinstated.
The Denver Broncos fear no one in the AFC, nor should they given their recent record.
As the Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets entered the 2014 season, they knew that they would need a spark. The entire offensive backfield from last season had graduated, leaving SEB to rely heavily on youth and inexperience.
Atlantic Coast Conference football has enjoyed a long run in the starring role on Thursday Night Lights.
All the hand-wringing over the SEC's near-monopoly of the top 5 might well prove a moot point.
ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal pledged an exhaustive review of the state's system for funding schools this week, 13 days before voters go to the polls.
Boars. Wild hogs. Feral pigs.
It's time to get your annual Scare on the Square.
OTTAWA, Ontario - A gunman with a scarf over his face killed a Canadian soldier standing guard at the nation's war memorial Wednesday, then stormed Parliament in a hail of gunfire before he was shot to death by the usually ceremonial sergeant-at-arms, authorities and witnesses said.
Consumers in Georgia and three other states who were helped by navigators for the 2014 insurance exchanges tended to be people of color who were not financially secure, a recently released report says.
With Halloween just around the corner, here are three films that will give viewers a fright without gratuitous violence.
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - An Ohio man detained for nearly half a year in North Korea returned to a very emotional homecoming Wednesday amid tears of joy and hugs from his wife and surprised children.