DEAR ABBY: What has become of social skills in this country? I have been planning my daughter's wedding for eight months, and mailed invitations with self-addressed, stamped response cards six weeks ahead of my deadline with the caterers and rental companies.
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DEAR ABBY: Something happened to me in one of the most popular restaurants here in town. I have gone there many times with family and friends. Recently a friend took me there for a birthday dinner. I know the manager, so I stopped to talk to him when we entered. As we were talking, the hostess came to take my friend to be seated, and I asked, "Could we have a booth, please?"
Humorist Evan Esar said, "The girl with a future avoids a man with a past."
Finally, you may be able to find the way to resolve an important arrangement that you have worked hard and long on but didn't seem to be going anyplace. All will work out advantageously for you and others involved.
DEAR DR. GOTT: I hope you can help. My husband, who is soon to be 72 years old, seems to sleep too much. He still works 40 hours a week, but it is not a strenuous job like he has worked in the past. He gets up every morning around 4 a.m., even though he doesn't go to work until 5:45 am. Even on days he doesn't go to work, he still arises early, and by the time I get up (on the days I don't work) at 6:30 a.m. to 7 a ...
FOREST HILL, Texas - A nearly 14-hour standoff between police and a man accused of shooting three people and taking a young boy hostage ended at dawn Thursday with the boy safe and the suspect in custody.
WASHINGTON - The House Ethics Committee opened an investigation Thursday into the unfolding scandal over Rep. Mark Foley's come-ons to congressional pages and accusations even by some Republicans that House speaker Dennis Hastert failed to protect the teens.
The committee, evenly divided between Republicans and Democrats, sat in closed session to take up a matter that imperils Hastert's leadership and has stirred extraordinary GOP infighting with midterm elections barely a month away.
GEORGETOWN, Pa. - Mourners prepared Friday to bury a fifth Amish girl who was gunned down in a schoolhouse classroom and faced the possibility that at least one of five other girls wounded in the shooting could die.
SANDERSVILLE - The Bulloch Academy Gators came from six points down in the fourth quarter to steal a 21-20 road win Friday night over the Brentwood School.
"I'm calling concerned of why Georgia Power let you pay half of their light bill and Excelsior do not. Just like why is Statesboro gas is higher than Millen and Augusta and North Augusta? Can you please answer that for me?"
Dr. Dawn Cartee, interim president at Southeastern Technical College in Vidalia, has been named to the 2007 Leadership Georgia Class.
Jimmie and Annette Williams of Portal announce the engagement of their daughter, Robin Williams, to Jack Stewart III, son of the late Jack "Bubba" Stewart Jr. of Savannah.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Richard Childress pumped his fist above his head, emphatically celebrating his grandson's latest accomplishment.
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If all unfolds as envisioned, by the end of 2014, the Statesboro Convention and Visitors Bureau will move into 222 S. Main St., a highly visible, spacious new visitors center with plenty of parking.
Statesboro police said Monday that a murder suspect wounded his estranged wife and fatally stabbed the man with whom she was in a relationship.
Q: My 5-year-old is the youngest of my three children. Her older boy/girl twin siblings clearly outshine her athletically. They're already very skilled at wakeboarding and snow skiing, for example. I think my youngest has decided that because she doesn't measure up to her siblings, she will simply give up. All she wants to do is hang out with me. (I'm not athletic, either, but everyone in the family except this one child is physically active.)
ATHENS - Aaron Mizell homered twice and drove in four runs as the Georgia Southern Eagles took the deciding Game Three 18-4 over the Georgia Bulldogs at Foley Field Sunday.
Through efforts of the Willow Hill Heritage & Renaissance Center and Georgia Southern University, plans are gathering steam to restore and relocate the Bennett Grove School, Bulloch County's only remaining one-room African-American schoolhouse.
The lines on the sailboats in the boatyard keen in the wind, cats meowing mournfully at some imagined wrong. The tide is low, the water nearly flat. In the not too distance, a shrimp boat's silhouette cuts the gray landscape with edges as sharp as a knife blade. It is not exactly too cold for a long walk, but I am ill-prepared; the coat is warm enough, the shoes sturdy enough, but without gloves or a scarf, my hands, my face, my ears will be gnawed raw in minutes.
God has a lot to say about money in the Bible - in fact, more than almost any other single topic. He cares about the attitudes we have about it and how we use it. Money is necessary; yet there is so much corruption connected with the desire for money.
Jane and Charlton Moseley celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary on February 14, 2014. They were married on Valentine's Day 1964. The event was celebrated with a family dinner hosted by their daughters and sons-in-law, Dana and Rafe Waters, Anna and Jason Pierce and Jana Briley; and grandson, Ben Briley.
A man has been charged with killing another man and critically wounding a woman Saturday morning at a residence on Hart Lane, Statesboro police said Saturday evening.
Mr. Kyle James Cason
SOPERTON -Throughout the first three quarters of Saturday's Region 3-A tournament quarterfinal between Savannah Christian and Portal, it seemed as if Savannah Christian could do no wrong.
SAVANNAH - The Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets lost to New Hampstead 51-44 on Saturday in the consolation game of the Region 1-AAA tournament.
ATHENS - Sam Howard tossed five scoreless innings as the Georgia Southern Eagles rolled to a 9-3 win over the Georgia Bulldogs in game one of a doubleheader at Foley Field.