NEW YORK - As home foreclosures mount, mortgage companies are knocking on doors, sending letters and making phone calls with a simple message for struggling homeowners: They'd rather modify your loan than foreclose.
DEAR ABBY: My son, "Marshall," is in an abusive marriage. This week, while his military unit was training in another state, his wife had his cell phone turned off. Then she took a cash advance (over the credit limit) against the card Marshall uses while away from home, and canceled his ATM card so he would not have access to money. She did all this because she was angry with him.
The Statesboro baseball team fell 4-3 at Lee County on Wednesday.
DEAR DR. GOTT: Have you taken leave of your senses? How could you suggest that a mother break the rules of good hygiene and allow anyone to offer her toddler secondhand food or drink? You had a chance to do some good and you blew it!
It's generally a good policy to minimize socializing with your business contacts. It is important you continue this practice. Too much familiarity could breed a lack of respect with an important client.
DAMASCUS, Syria - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi held talks with Syria's leader Wednesday despite White House objections, saying she pressed President Bashar Assad over his country's support for militant groups and passed him a peace message from Israel.
UPHAM, N.M. - Billionaire Richard Branson looks at a bleak and featureless expanse of the New Mexico desert and sees the perfect spot on which to build the future - a $198 million launch complex that would blast paying tourists into space.
The Georgia Southern Eagles returned to the banks of Beautiful Eagle Creek for their final practice of the week on Wednesday, and - with players' jerseys still inside out and tape still covering the logos of the coaches' hats – the wide receivers continued to learn about the "Hatch Attack."
TEHRAN, Iran - President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad defused a growing confrontation with Britain, announcing the surprise release of 15 captive British sailors Wednesday and then gleefully accepting the crew's thanks and handshakes in what he called an Easter gift.
George Burns said, "If you ask what is the single most important key to longevity, I would have to say it is avoiding worry, stress and tension. And if you didn't ask me, I'd still have to say it."
PHILADELPHIA - Two games. Two comeback victories for the Atlanta Braves.
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An unknown person said, "A single fact can spoil a good argument."
Mark Rocker is striving to play golf at the next level. If he continues to play the way he's been playing this season, that dream may become a reality.
ATLANTA - A domestic dispute erupted in gunfire at CNN's headquarters complex Tuesday, killing a woman and critically wounding the man who first pulled a gun, authorities said.
Mr. and Mrs. Frankie and Sandy Kennedy of Statesboro plan to celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary on April 13 in the Averitt Room of the First Baptist Church. The couple was married on April 14, 1984. They have two children, Christy Kennedy and Mandy Kennedy, both of Statesboro. The reception will be held from 2 until 5 p.m. All family and friends are invited to drop in during that time.
Mrs. Dorothy Wilma Lord Akins
NEW YORK - Pele's family doesn't call him by his nickname. They don't even call him by his given name, Edson Arantes do Nascimento.
ARLINGTON, Texas - The tournament that began with the lure of a billion-dollar bracket will end at a billion-dollar stadium outside of Dallas.
Georgia Southern is leading NCAA Division I baseball with 37 home runs. Only five programs out of 296 have a higher team batting average.
Matt Dobson doesn't look like a defensive leader on paper.
BROOKLET - Southeast Bulloch waged a furious rally to force extra innings after trailing by four runs in the bottom of the seventh, but a five-run explosion from Emanuel County Institute in the top of the 10th inning spurred the Bulldogs on to a 10-5 win Thursday evening.
WASHINGTON - Bryce Harper's Washington Nationals and Jason Heyward's Atlanta Braves won the past two NL East titles, and they'll get the division race started early this season.
FORT WORTH, Texas - NASCAR will not regulate tire pressures at Texas Motor Speedway, and if drivers have tire failures during Sunday's race officials believe they won't be able to blame Goodyear.
Herman Boone, the inspiration for the 2000 film "Remember the Titans," will be the featured speaker for Ogeechee Technical College's spring commencement ceremony next month, the college announced Thursday.
Sweetheart Circle will come alive Saturday as nearly 5,000 people gather to celebrate visual and performing art at the 32nd annual ArtsFest.
Get ready to hear the trumpets playing and see the people swaying as music fills the air in Downtown Statesboro.
Ogeechee Rifles Camp #941, Sons of Confederate Veterans, plans to observe Confederate Heritage and History Month throughout April.
FORT HOOD, Texas - An Iraq War veteran being treated for mental illness was the gunman who opened fire at Fort Hood, killing three people and wounding 16 others before committing suicide, in an attack on the same Texas military base where more than a dozen people were slain in 2009, authorities said.
Roberta S. Ellrod