DEAR ABBY: Our 13-year-old son, "Kirk," is monitored when he is online, he is given a curfew when visiting neighborhood friends, and he is overall watched like a hawk. However, we have let him play the video game Xbox Live (where kids all over the country play the same games). We recently found out that an adult (posing as a child) had promised Kirk a free pass and asked him to call to tell him where to send it.
There might be a few circumstances that could occur that would have a strong effect on changing some established parts of your being. But you'll be smart enough to guide them to a desirable position in your life.
DEAR DR. GOTT: First, let me thank you for your wise words to all of us out here in newspaperland.
My preference for the ocean does not keep me from appreciating other bodies of water, so earlier this summer when my friends, Tim and Lori, asked if I'd like to visit them at their lake house, my only response was, "When?"
(Note: The following is the fourth and final part of a four-part series on the expansion of rail service in Bulloch County.)
What could be more welcoming than a house with a lush Boston fern hanging by the front door? Because we're often drawn to those ferns first (their size alone calls out for attention), it's easy to overlook the many other ferns available to gardeners and how they can be used in the landscape.
In my last column, I discussed how your wedding correspondence should look. This week, things get complicated. Deciding how to word your wedding invitations is a lot like working out chemical equations: you have to add a bunch of different elements together, all the while hoping that nothing explodes.
Judy Lynette Brock Simon and Jimmy Lee Spivey will be united as one on September 22, 2007, at 4 o'clock in the afternoon at the Original First African Baptist Church on Institute Street in Statesboro.
Christina Marie Reese and Cameron Kelly Hinz were married on June 25, 2007, aboard the Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship "Sovereign of the Seas". The ship sailed to the Bahama Islands.
The bride-elect, groom-elect and their families announce the engagement of Jamie Sikes of Collins, Ga., to Tietgen Edenfield of Metter.
In the 1973 movie "Robin Hood," the hero quotes an old proverb: "Faint hearts never won fair lady."
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.
WASHINGTON - Even with cutbacks promised by President Bush, the United States may wind up with thousands more troops in Iraq next summer than before the buildup of forces he ordered in January.
Ten years after Congress ordered federal agencies to have outside auditors review their books, neither the Defense Department nor the newer Department of Homeland Security has met even basic accounting requirements, leaving them vulnerable to waste, fraud and abuse.
LAS VEGAS - Investigators questioned O.J. Simpson and named him a suspect Friday in a confrontation at a casino hotel room involving sports memorabilia. The former football star said he went to the room to retrieve property he said was stolen from him but denied breaking in.
(Note: The following is part of a series of articles looking at the history and evolution of agriculture in Georgia and Bulloch County.)
From the I'm Sorry to Have to Tell You Department: Parents who say they want to raise kids who "think for themselves" are not being exactly truthful. It's a nice and very democratic thing to say, for sure, but let's face it, folks: You want your kids to think like you do. For example: If you're a liberal, you want your kids to be liberals when they grow up. Right? Right! The same is true of conservatives, libertarians, people of faith, people of no faith and people with COEXIST bumper stickers on their cars. Furthermore, that ...
Beth Odom of Metter announces the engagement of her daughter, Brandi Elizabeth Odom, to Matthew Jason Steinberg, son of Jeffrey and Judy Steinberg of Sandy Springs.
Smartphones - and the apps, photos and texts that come with them - are hard to resist. Americans log more than an hour of screen time on the devices each day, according to a December 2013 data analysis from Nielsen.
ATLANTA - More time-management issues. A blown lead in the fourth quarter. Another loss outside the NFC South.
I hit an owl.
Southeast Bulloch High School's competitive cheerleading team finished off a hugely successful season last weekend with a third-place finish in the Georgia Class AAA State Cheerleading Championships.
Southeast Bulloch and Statesboro High Schools' JROTC Raider Teams traveled recently to the State Raider Meet at Spaulding High School in Griffin, and each took home top honors.
CHICAGO - On a very memorable Sunday, Pastor Laura Truax surprised her congregation with a bold announcement: She was about to hand out money to everyone.
FERGUSON, Mo. - Crews erected barricades around the building where a grand jury has been considering whether to indict the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, even as a grand jury decision seemed unlikely this weekend.
Mrs. Charity Blackburn Bragg
Ohio State finally took control of its game against Indiana in the fourth quarter. That was still better than Florida State.
The Atlanta Falcons won't apologize for somehow being in first place with a losing record.
ATHENS, Ga. - Nick Chubb and Georgia took care of Charleston Southern early, looking to carry the momentum into next week's state rivalry game against Georgia Tech.
ATHENS - Nick Chubb and Georgia took care of Charleston Southern early, looking to carry the momentum into next week's state rivalry game against Georgia Tech.