Terry Pratchett, an Englishman who has written more than 40 science-fiction books about Discworld, claimed: "Sometimes glass glitters more than diamonds because it has more to prove."
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DEAR ABBY: My older sister decided to join the Army before going to college. We didn't get along, and I was glad to see her go - especially since it meant that I'd have a room of my own after always having had to share with her. She was just sent to Iraq.
Bulloch Academy sophomores Addie Reddick and Kaylee Lanier were listed as small forwards in the Lady Gator scorebook.
Portal's Fred Williams has been on a tear all week.
Bulloch Academy's Kacie Lanier doesn't need much to feel comfortable hoisting a long-range jumper.
FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons are tied for the NFC wild-card lead, but injuries to their top two tailbacks Sunday cast an unexpected pall over their playoff hopes.
Your leadership qualities will be elevated to the point where you can take direct control to constructively achieve what you want. You may place yourself in the forefront of something both exciting and important.
WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve kept interest rates steady, giving holiday shoppers a reason for some cheer. However, the Fed held back an extra gift Wall Street was hoping for: a signal that rates might actually be lowered soon.
Man gives his wife snow for Christmas
ALBANY, Ga. - Georgia cotton growers braced for a disaster during the hot, dry weeks of June and July, but the crop rebounded in August thanks to some generous rainfall and now is expected to produce some surprisingly good yields.
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.
GAINESVILLE, Ga. - The dreaded avian influenza outbreak has yet to strike the U.S., but here in one of the nation's leading poultry producing regions they talk as if it already has.
ATLANTA - Former President Jimmy Carter says the criticism aimed at his latest book is a sign that its take on Israeli policy is generating more interest in the plight of the Palestinians.
LOS ANGELES - Taco Bell Corp. launched a newspaper ad blitz and sent its president on a string of media interviews Tuesday to persuade customers that its food is safe - even as the cause of the E. coli outbreak linked to the fast-food chain remained a mystery.
Vaden Automotive Group was named recently the "2014 F&I Dealer of the Year" by "F&I and Showroom Magazine" for achievements in Finance and Insurance profitability and commitment to regulatory compliance.
It's been 40 years, and NeSmith Chevrolet Buick GMC is still trucking.
When my daughter Edie Grace was 5, her favorite Disney movie was "Ice Princess." She must have watched that movie a thousand times before she actually had the opportunity to hit the ice.
A suspicious package found Monday morning at the Statesboro Veterans Affairs office turned out to be only a couple boxes of books.
An 18-year-old Georgia Southern University student was found unresponsive Friday at her off-campus apartment, and she was later pronounced dead, the university announced Monday morning.
Mrs. Marsa Fortner of Statesboro announces the engagement of her son, Carson Leslie Fortner of Brooklet, to Kelli Marie Bullock, daughter of Kim and Bonnie Bullock of Kite, Georgia. Carson is the son of the late Phil Fortner of Statesboro.
Mr. and Mrs. John Richard Price of Statesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Catherine Veal Price, to Michael Gerard Allain, son of Dr. and Mrs. Michael Elmore Allain of Atlanta, Georgia.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry N. Collins of Statesboro are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Julia Almarie "Marie" Collins, to Frank Morris "Coe" Cotton III, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank M. Cotton Jr. of Leesburg, Georgia.
Mr. and Mrs. Dennis G. Clark of Statesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Meredith Kay Clark, to William Blake Bloser, son of Mr. and Mrs. William L. Bloser of Warner Robins.
Q: I homeschooled my oldest, an 8-year-old boy, until this year. He started third grade in public school in August. As a homeschooling mom, I was not a micromanager and don't want to become one now, but the school virtually insists that parents help with homework. I want him to be independent. What are your thoughts on this?
Delete Question: A friend sent photos of the blue butterflies now at the butterfly house at Callaway Gardens. Can I attract this butterfly to my garden?
Three of Southeast Bulloch High School's (SEBHS) student organizations are joining together to host the Colors of Cancer Week Tailgate on Friday, Sept. 19, beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the outdoor cafeteria courtyard in front of the school. The event is free of charge and will include a meal and guest speaker prior to the SEBHS vs. Dodge County football game. Students will be selling event T-shirts for $10, and the money raised will be used to make care packages for local oncology patients.
Having an affair is not even on your radar. Never gonna happen. You love your spouse and you'd never be unfaithful to her or him. However, you may be unaware of other ways you are being unfaithful. If these actions continue, you may find yourself on the slippery slope that leads to that never-intended affair and a sorrow you never wanted in your life.
Pope Francis' legacy is about to get even bigger.
If you are a veteran who served the United States in combat during any major military conflict or war, the Statesboro Herald would like to hear from you.