DEAR DR. GOTT: I am an alcoholic who has been down the road: detox, AA - you name it. I simply cannot say "no" to alcohol. Is there any new technique that might help me to become sober and stay that way?
One of the best things you can do for yourself is gain more knowledge about your chosen field. By expanding upon your education and/or taking advantage of new courses being offered, it'll bring substantial benefits.
SHARM EL-SHEIK, Egypt - If this was supposed to be the spring thaw in the chilly relationship between Iran and the United States, it was a short season.
Note: Local lover of history Roger Allen continues a monthly column looking at the genealogy of a longtime Bulloch County family.
Q: My seven-year-old daughter has just started wetting the bed at night. Last week she had an accident while at school. She hasn't wet the bed since she was 4. Is this something I should be really concerned about or is there possibly a simple explanation?
Preston Wise, son of William Wise, was born in the Barnwell district of South Carolina, but moved with his family to Bulloch County at a young age. He was married four times, including to Mary Ann Jones in 1808. Preston had fought in the War of 1812 for his country, so it was not at all that surprising that when the War Between the States began, at least three of his sons, Jacob, John Daniel and William Henry, signed up to fight, as did at least two of their grandchildren, Burrell and James William.
Children and teachers are counting down the days - it must be May! Make the most of the remaining days in the school year. Praise your kids for another great year in school, and don't forget to thank teachers for the part they play in your child's education. Make May enjoyable with some of these holidays.
ATLANTA - When he was arrested after getting off a flight at a New York airport in 2004, Gainesville anesthesiologist Gregory Kapordelis was charged with traveling to Russia to have sex with young boys.
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.
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Kenny Hill looked more than ready to replace Johnny Manziel on the field. He is still getting used to the attention that goes along with the job.
NORTON, Mass. - Phil Mickelson isn't a fan of four straight FedEx Cup playoff events that follows a summer of big events and precedes the Ryder Cup.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith is waiting to select a backup quarterback.
NEW YORK - Mike Minor took a two-hit shutout into the eighth inning after hitting a double and single himself, leading the Atlanta Braves over the New York Mets 6-1 Thursday night.
PORTAL - The Portal Panthers ring in a new era as they host Josey tonight at 7:30 p.m. in their 2014 season opener and their first game under new head coach Jon Willoughby.
BROOKLET - The Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets enter the 2014 season with expectations of repeating - and building on - last year's trip to the state playoffs.
This time last season, Georgia Southern men's soccer coach Kevin Kennedy didn't know if the Eagles will have a conference to call home.
BROOKLET - The Southeast Bulloch Lady Yellow Jackets got back in the win column after a seven-game winning streak was snapped on Wednesday, pounding Islands 8-0 Thursday at home.
What is this? A mimosa tree? Its slender branches are curved in an arc out over the ditch. Its fingerling leaves are dangling over my head. Its barkless trunk is all but hidden among the grapevines and pine trees and scrub oaks. I have walked by this very spot hundreds of times, driven by it thousands of times. How could I have never noticed a mimosa tree?
OK, I know. Telling your kids their artwork stinks sounds horrible. I wouldn't quite say it like that, and I would keep in mind how young the kids are. But if you "ooh" and "aah" at every scribble, pencil mark or blobbed together Play-Doh sculpture, this is for you.
GENEVA - The Ebola outbreak in West Africa eventually could exceed 20,000 cases, more than six times as many as are known now, the World Health Organization said Thursday as the United States announced plans to test an experimental Ebola vaccine.
NOVOAZOVSK, Ukraine - Two columns of tanks and military vehicles rolled into southeastern Ukraine from Russia on Thursday after Grad missiles were fired at a border post and Ukraine's overmatched border guards fled, a top Ukrainian official said.
WASHINGTON - Americans are more anxious about the economy now than they were right after the Great Recession ended despite stock market gains, falling unemployment and growth moving closer to full health.
WINSLOW, Ariz. - A dusty, barren field in the shadow of a busy Arizona interstate was for decades a place where children played freely, teenagers spooked themselves on Halloween and locals dumped trash, seemingly unaware of the history beneath them.