DEAR ABBY: The letter you printed (10/23) from "Anxious Dad in Ohio," who considers it a problem that his father is physically affectionate with his 2-year-old granddaughter, broke my heart. My dad was physically affectionate, too.
Bulloch Academy senior James Conner will get to put on his football helmet and strap up his shoulder pads one more time in his high-school career this week.
Mommy claims Santa was a bad boy OREM, Utah - It's described as she-said, Santa-said. No matter who's right, the Santa at University Mall has been replaced. A woman accused the mall's Santa Claus of making an inappropriate comment to her teenage daughter last week. Mall officials ''found that the claims of the mother ... differed considerably from those of Santa and the witnesses there,'' general manager Rob Callas said. But to ...
LOS ANGELES - New photographs from space suggest that water occasionally flows on the frigid surface of Mars, raising the tantalizing possibility that the Red Planet is hospitable to life, scientists reported Wednesday.
SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J. - Taco Bell ordered scallions removed from its 5,800 U.S. restaurants Wednesday after tests suggested they may be responsible for the E. coli outbreak that has sickened at least three dozen people in three states.
WASHINGTON - President Bush's policy in Iraq ''is not working,'' a high-level commission said Wednesday in a blunt, bleak assessment that called for an urgent diplomatic attempt to stabilize the country and allow withdrawal of most U.S. combat troops by early 2008.
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The sport that already offers unprecedented fan access is going one step further in 2007, allowing DirecTV viewers to watch an entire NASCAR race from behind the wheel.
NEW YORK - Going .500 gets fans upset, coaches in trouble and players released. Except in this year's NFC, where a break-even mark is looking playoff-worthy. And a winning record makes you a Super Bowl contender. When the Philadelphia Eagles beat the Carolina Panthers on Monday night, it created a four-way logjam for the two NFC wild-card berths between those teams, the New York Giants and Atlanta - all at 6-6. So ...
Mary Hemingway wrote, "Worry a little bit every day and in a lifetime you will lose a couple of years. If something is wrong, fix it if you can. But train yourself not to worry. Worry never fixes anything."
DEAR DR. GOTT: A typical example: Confused resident comes to the nursing station and asks "Is my husband dead?" If one answered, "Now you know your husband died 10 years ago," the patient would argue.
DEAR ABBY: My husband, "Steve's," daughter by his first marriage has a mentor at work who keeps trying to "borrow" him as her escort to the company Christmas party. Steve and I have been married nine years, and this is the third time she has tried to pull this stunt.
A number of secret desires and ambitions have good chances of being realized because of a breakthrough you make in another area. Do your best, believe in your future and let things happen.
New advertising strategy - chocolate chip cookie scented bus shelters SAN FRANCISCO - Five-year-old Gabby Supapo stuck her nose up in the air and sniffed. ''Oreos,'' she declared. Not exactly what the California Milk Processor Board had in mind when it outfitted five San Francisco bus shelters with ads embedded with the smell of just-out-of-the-oven chocolate chip cookies. The scented bus shelter advertisements made their U.S. debut Monday, according Louis Zafonte, spokesman for ...
Important players aren't always leading scorers. Sometimes, a key team member has to do the dirty work - the small things that don't get noticed. For Statesboro's boys basketball team, Patrick Parker is one such guy. A junior center, Parker has stepped up from his role on the junior varsity team last season to become a key cog for the Blue Devils this winter. As the team dealt with early illnesses and the ...
Twenty-nine works were selected for the Statesboro Regional Arts Association's annual Juried Exhibition, and any one of them is worth a visit to the Averitt Center for the Arts.
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Bulloch Academy had to overcome a lot of things to get a 60-44 victory over Hilton Head Christian Academy in the second day of the eighth annual Lady Gator Classic on Wednesday.
Antonio Glover got his first start in college last Saturday against Elon, and by all accounts the Georgia Southern sophomore acquitted himself well.
MILLEN - Four years ago, a group of former high school and college players kept their football careers going by forming the East Georgia Rebels, a minor league squad.
What a juicy matchup the NFL scheduled for Thursday night, a showdown for the lead in the NFC South and maybe for the best record in the conference.
With Statesboro looking for its first playoff win in nearly three years last week, junior linebacker Ricky Lee stepped up to help ensure the Devils' postseason run will continue.
ATLANTA - Devin Oliver and Jordan Sibert each scored 20 points, Vee Sanford added 15 and Dayton beat Georgia Tech 82-72 on Wednesday night.
BROOKLET - The Southeast Bulloch Football banquet will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 11, at 6 p.m., in the high school cafeteria.
ATLANTA - Talk about role reversal.
NEW YORK - Alex Rodriguez benched himself at his own grievance hearing. The New York Yankees star walked out in the middle of a session Wednesday, furious arbitrator Fredric Horowitz refused to order baseball Commissioner Bud Selig to testify. The move, followed by angry statements accusing Selig of bias and the entire arbitration process of flaws, appeared to be a prelude ...
Hal Coleman Waters Sr.
Anna Claire Knight had a career day for Georgia Southern, but unfortunately for the Eagles, she was just about the only one scoring in the second half. Knight scored 28 and 15 of GSU's 27 second-half points, but Cal State Northridge was too much to handle as the Eagles lost 70-58, on Tuesday at Hanner Fieldhouse. No other GSU player finished with double digits. Georgia Southern (1-3) led 31-28 at the ...
For the past month, the Southern Conference has been watching the league's frontrunners, Samford, Wofford and Chattanooga, to see which one will reach out and take the 2013 SoCon championship. None of them did. On Saturday, while Wofford was losing to Appalachian State and Chattanooga was losing in overtime to Samford, Furman (6-5, 5-2 SoCon), which was 2-4 and 0-2 at one point this season, put itself into position to claim the ...
For the first time in three seasons - which must seem like an eternity to a perennially successful program - Statesboro is back in the second round of the state football playoffs. The Blue Devils (10-1) didn't draw the easiest of roads for their postseason adventure. Statesboro had to travel all the way over to Cairo last Friday night, but paraded back to town with the school's first postseason victory since a win ...