DEAR DR. GOTT: My doctor recently refused me a referral for a second opinion. The problem required a nephrologist, and no one in that specialty will see me without a referral from my primary-care doctor. Compounding the problem, one or two doctors my son tried to get me to change to said they were not taking new Medicare patients. What is medicine coming to?
ATLANTA - Smoking is forbidden in nearly three out of four U.S. households, a dramatic increase from the 43 percent of homes that prohibited smoking a decade ago, the federal government reported Thursday.
ATLANTA - Illegal immigrants could fall prey to loan sharks and other unscrupulous lenders if they have to pay $5,000 in fines and thousands more in fees and back taxes as required under the immigration reform measure now before Congress, some advocates are warning.
LAS VEGAS - There's lazy, and then there's Las Vegas lazy.
NEW YORK - Danger and exhaustion came with the job in the decade Chen Tianyun spent as a restaurant delivery man in Manhattan.
College kids are notorious for the tendancy to be troublemakers, and college football teams are no different. From the BCS to the NAIA, discipline is required for student-athletes, and football players seem at times to lead the pack.
The halls of Southeast Bulloch High School were filled with new and old faces Monday as current students and alumni came together to say farewell to the school's 52-year-old main building.
In yesterday's deal, many declarers would have been tempted to take the diamond finesse at trick one, although when it lost, it should have been fatal to the contract. If the finesse was declined, the contract was almost certain to make.
The state's amended budget for the 2007 fiscal year left the needs of the Technical College System of Georgia unmet, which caused system leaders to consider furloughing adult literacy instructors. An interruption in the June classes would have meant no education programs for the more than 68,000 literacy students who are currently enrolled throughout the state. But a solution was found to avoid cutting the classes.
Cheers and laughter echoed off the walls of Mill Creek Elementary School Thursday as magician Steve Trash performed his eccentric and eco-friendly one-man routine.
Your earning potential could be much greater than it has been for some time, but it will still be up to you to take advantage of what is offered, putting forth the necessary effort to make the most of it.
DEAR DR. GOTT: I've been meaning to write to you for several months now. I am one of those people who has struggled with her weight for many, many years. I've tried diet after diet with success at losing weight, but always gaining it back plus extra. I've seen your column in my local paper and would always roll my eyes when reading about "no sugar, no flour." I would say, "Yeah, right," and go on my merry way on a rollercoaster of ups and downs. In April 2004, I decided to give your way a try ...
DEAR ABBY: My husband and I are in our 60s and raising our 4-year-old grandson. His mother is incarcerated, and the father signed away his rights a couple of years ago.
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.
Every dot on the map needs a hometown grocer - a personable place where you can load up your buggy with beef, where you're called "darlin'" by the cashier at checkout and where you know your butcher by name. They're the jewels of small towns, the businesses that give a city personality. In this week's Local Spotlight, I visit a place that's served Bulloch County for more than 40 years in that very capacity.
February may be short on the calendar, but let's hope it's long on family fun. With the cold days the Boro has experienced in 2014 so far, make sure to create warm and cozy memories with those you love, enough to last until the groundhog comes out to play in the spring.
Q: I have three kids, ages 8, 6 and 4. I need help solving the "pick up the playroom" dilemma. When an area in which they've been playing needs to be picked up and straightened, the 8-year-old always ends up doing all the work. The other two continue to play or just pretend to help.
Note: The following is the 22nd in a series of columns that will describe towns and communities, past and present, that were settled after Bulloch County was first settled. Some have since been cut into other counties.