DEAR DR. GOTT: First, let me thank you for your wise words to all of us out here in newspaperland.
My preference for the ocean does not keep me from appreciating other bodies of water, so earlier this summer when my friends, Tim and Lori, asked if I'd like to visit them at their lake house, my only response was, "When?"
(Note: The following is the fourth and final part of a four-part series on the expansion of rail service in Bulloch County.)
What could be more welcoming than a house with a lush Boston fern hanging by the front door? Because we're often drawn to those ferns first (their size alone calls out for attention), it's easy to overlook the many other ferns available to gardeners and how they can be used in the landscape.
In my last column, I discussed how your wedding correspondence should look. This week, things get complicated. Deciding how to word your wedding invitations is a lot like working out chemical equations: you have to add a bunch of different elements together, all the while hoping that nothing explodes.
Judy Lynette Brock Simon and Jimmy Lee Spivey will be united as one on September 22, 2007, at 4 o'clock in the afternoon at the Original First African Baptist Church on Institute Street in Statesboro.
Christina Marie Reese and Cameron Kelly Hinz were married on June 25, 2007, aboard the Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship "Sovereign of the Seas". The ship sailed to the Bahama Islands.
The bride-elect, groom-elect and their families announce the engagement of Jamie Sikes of Collins, Ga., to Tietgen Edenfield of Metter.
In the 1973 movie "Robin Hood," the hero quotes an old proverb: "Faint hearts never won fair lady."
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.
WASHINGTON - Even with cutbacks promised by President Bush, the United States may wind up with thousands more troops in Iraq next summer than before the buildup of forces he ordered in January.
Ten years after Congress ordered federal agencies to have outside auditors review their books, neither the Defense Department nor the newer Department of Homeland Security has met even basic accounting requirements, leaving them vulnerable to waste, fraud and abuse.
LAS VEGAS - Investigators questioned O.J. Simpson and named him a suspect Friday in a confrontation at a casino hotel room involving sports memorabilia. The former football star said he went to the room to retrieve property he said was stolen from him but denied breaking in.
HIGH ISLAND, Texas - Some residents of Texas and Louisiana fired up generators to cut through the darkness after Hurricane Humberto sneaked up on the Gulf Coast, knocking out power to thousands and flooding streets before fizzling into a tropical depression.
Statesboro High opens its home football schedule tonight when the Blue Devils play Glynn Academy at Womack Field. The game begins at 7:30 p.m. and parking will be a little different for the thousands of fans expected to attend.
SYLVANIA - The Screven County boys and girls tennis teams each advanced to the second round of the GHSA Class AA state playoffs on Wednesday.
College of Charleston pitcher Eric Bauer allowed three hits in 6.2 shutout innings and the Cougars evened the season series with a 5-3 win over the Georgia Southern Eagles on Wednesday at J.I. Clements Stadium.
After the Bulloch County Board of Education increased Superintendent Charles Wilson's salary in his new two-year contract and heard a report of increased state funding, teachers and other school employees voiced a desire for raises.
A Guyton man was killed Wednesday morning in a motorcycle crash. Another man remains in critical condition after both motorcycles collided, according to Georgia State Patrol reports.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - A degenerative eye disease slowly robbed Roger Pontz of his vision.
ATLANTA - Pinch-hitter Evan Gattis broke an eighth-inning tie with a two-run double off A.J. Ramos, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 3-1 Wednesday for their ninth win in 12 games.
LEAVENWORTH, Kan. - An Army private convicted of leaking classified documents to WikiLeaks won an initial victory Wednesday to living as a woman when a Kansas judge granted a petition to change her name to Chelsea Elizabeth Manning.
ELLIJAY, Ga. - Criticized by one group as the "guns everywhere" bill, Georgia took a big step Wednesday toward expanding where licensed carriers can take their weapons, with the governor signing a law that allows them in bars without restriction and in some churches, schools and government buildings under certain circumstances.
SAVANNAH - The state Environmental Protection Division will no longer require developers to keep a 25-foot construction buffer from the edge of some coastal salt marshes, and the decision has Georgia conservation groups in an uproar.
WASHINGTON - Grappling with fast-changing technology, Supreme Court justices debated Tuesday whether they can protect the copyrights of TV broadcasters to the shows they send out without strangling innovations in the use of the internet.
Willingway, specialists in addiction treatment, will host more than 600 alumni, family and friends during its 38th annual homecoming event this weekend at Marriott Springhill Suites Conference Center.
The Bulloch County Board of Education will need to make a major decision by July 15, 2015. That's when state law requires all school systems to notify the Georgia Department of Education which of four new education models they will use.
Netflix subscribers may have to fork out $1 to $2 more per month if they want to keep feeding their video-streaming addiction in the near future.
MANHATTAN - An old adage tells people to "put your money where your mouth is." Well, you really shouldn't.
Mr. Stanley Canty