DEAR DR. GOTT: My grandson has a very hacky cough that is very noticeable when I talk to him on the phone. Our family is concerned that it could become a big problem as he grows older. He is 41, has never smoked and has a very high-stress job that requires him to have a physical each year. He is on high blood-pressure medicine, also. Could the medication or stress have an effect on him, causing this cough?
Terry Pratchett, an Englishman who has written more than 40 science-fiction books about Discworld, claimed: "Sometimes glass glitters more than diamonds because it has more to prove."
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DEAR ABBY: My older sister decided to join the Army before going to college. We didn't get along, and I was glad to see her go - especially since it meant that I'd have a room of my own after always having had to share with her. She was just sent to Iraq.
Bulloch Academy sophomores Addie Reddick and Kaylee Lanier were listed as small forwards in the Lady Gator scorebook.
Portal's Fred Williams has been on a tear all week.
Bulloch Academy's Kacie Lanier doesn't need much to feel comfortable hoisting a long-range jumper.
FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons are tied for the NFC wild-card lead, but injuries to their top two tailbacks Sunday cast an unexpected pall over their playoff hopes.
Your leadership qualities will be elevated to the point where you can take direct control to constructively achieve what you want. You may place yourself in the forefront of something both exciting and important.
WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve kept interest rates steady, giving holiday shoppers a reason for some cheer. However, the Fed held back an extra gift Wall Street was hoping for: a signal that rates might actually be lowered soon.
Man gives his wife snow for Christmas
ALBANY, Ga. - Georgia cotton growers braced for a disaster during the hot, dry weeks of June and July, but the crop rebounded in August thanks to some generous rainfall and now is expected to produce some surprisingly good yields.
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GAINESVILLE, Ga. - The dreaded avian influenza outbreak has yet to strike the U.S., but here in one of the nation's leading poultry producing regions they talk as if it already has.
ATLANTA - Former President Jimmy Carter says the criticism aimed at his latest book is a sign that its take on Israeli policy is generating more interest in the plight of the Palestinians.
SOCHI - The United States' hockey team is getting exactly what it wanted. Another shot at Canada.
SOCHI - Cossack militia attacked Russia's Pussy Riot punk group with horsewhips on Wednesday as the artists - who have feuded with Vladimir Putin's government for years - tried to perform under a sign advertising the Sochi Olympics.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - The Atlanta Braves have been on a signing spree.
TAMPA, Fla. - Derek Jeter spoke for 25 minutes, 44 seconds and answered 26 questions about his decision to retire at the end of this season.
MIAMI (AP) - The legal options for offensive lineman Jonathan Martin may be limited under workplace discrimination and harassment laws because an NFL-ordered investigation found that neither Miami Dolphins coach Joe Philbin nor the Miami Dolphins' top executives knew about the bullying he endured, labor law experts say.
Commissioner Roy Thompson took 10 minutes of a Bulloch County Board of Commissioners' meeting that fell on his birthday to react to a letter to the editor that criticized the commissioners.
SAVANNAH - A man convicted of acting as a pimp for women forced into prostitution was sentenced to life in federal prison Wednesday for his role in what prosecutors called a sex trafficking ring that traded women like slaves between Georgia, Florida and the Carolinas.
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SOPERTON - The Portal Panthers' reign atop Region 3-A came to an end after nearly three years Tuesday night as Treutlen claimed a 68-62 victory in the region's tournament championship game.
SOPERTON - The Claxton girls erased an eight-point deficit in a thrilling semifinal win Monday night, but couldn't make lightning strike twice.
MONTREAL – Georgia Southern cornerback Laron Scott signed a three-year deal to play for the Montreal Alouettes. Scott, who was with the New York Giants organization for the majority of the 2013 season, signed on Tuesday with the Canadian Football League team. He becomes the fourth Eagle to play in the CFL.
MARTINEZ - John Milledge Academy had a surge of 3-pointers in the fourth quarter and held off Bulloch Academy 68-63 on Tuesday in the first round of the GISA Region 4-AAA tournament at Augusta Prep.
Georgia Southern usually has a good turnout on opening weekend.
There are hundreds of small ponds in the Southeast Georgia area and thousands more around the state. Those waters account for nearly half of the recreational fishing done in Georgia and of course serve multiple purposes in many cases. Water for livestock and crop irrigation are the two most frequent uses of farm ponds other than for fishing.