DEAR ABBY: I am responding to "Concerned Mom in New Jersey" (11/4), who feels her daughter, "Dayna," should be paid more for baby-sitting because the other girl in the neighborhood receives a higher rate. I think your advice was a little off-base.
"Ho! Ho! Ho! Merry Christmas!" These words should bring joy to each one, but they can ring a sour note if you happen to be the victim of identity theft! In the course of the holiday season you will write checks, charge to your credit cards, mail bills, call home on your cell phones, order new checks or maybe even apply for another credit card. Chances are you don't give these everyday transactions a second thought. But someone else may.
Lillie Gaskins of Douglas, Ga., announces the forthcoming marriage of her son, John Gaskins, to Delinda Hall, the daughter of Johnnie Hall of Statesboro and the late Theresa Hall.
Dr. and Mrs. Leo G. Parrish Jr. of Statesboro and Drs. Rebecca and Charles S. Thomas III of Statesboro and Winston-Salem, N.C., announce the engagement of their daughter, Lindsey Ann Thomas of Chapel Hill, N.C., to Timothy Daniel Murphy of Chapel Hill, N.C., son of Dr. and Mrs. Daniel F. Murphy of Greensboro, N.C.
Mr. and Mrs. Jim and Dana Mason of White House, Tenn., announce the engagement of their daughter, Brittni Layne Mason of Statesboro, to Joseph Douglas Coty, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dan and Patsy Coty.
Lynn Collins and William "Neal" Lee Jr. were married on Saturday, December 9, 2006, at 5 p.m. at Statesboro First Baptist Church. Dr. John Waters officiated the ceremony.
Holidays bring out the creative side in all of us. It is a time for decorating and entertaining family and friends. Getting our homes ready for guests can be done with enjoyment if we are organized. Dining rooms and kitchens have long been gathering spots when family and friends get together. The table is the key focal point in dining areas. This is where you can be creative and set your decorating theme and level of formality.
Mickey and Gwenda Rotton announce the engagement of their daughter, Rebekah Faythe, 21, to John Bernard Lovell III, 24, son of John and Nancy Lovell of Richmond Hill.
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.
ATLANTA - Warrick Dunn and Keith Brooking need nobody to remind them of Atlanta's poor record at the Georgia Dome over the final two months of 2005-06.
Class AAAAA and AA have one thing in common: They both have two teams that share one title.
ATLANTA - Maybe this is the good time to be facing the Dallas Cowboys. Maybe not.
Portal's boys basketball team (7-1) fell in overtime to Calvary Day Friday, 78-75.
ATLANTA - Michael Vick and Morten Andersen got their records. Terrell Owens and the Dallas Cowboys got a crucial victory.
These animals and many others await adoption at the Bulloch County Animal Shelter. Please call 764-4529 or visit the shelter Mon. - Fri., 1-5 p.m. or Sat., 10 a.m. - noon. Adoption fees are $35 and include shots, worming, and a coupon for spaying or neutering that is provided by the Humane Society.
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.