DEAR ABBY: What has become of social skills in this country? I have been planning my daughter's wedding for eight months, and mailed invitations with self-addressed, stamped response cards six weeks ahead of my deadline with the caterers and rental companies.
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DEAR ABBY: Something happened to me in one of the most popular restaurants here in town. I have gone there many times with family and friends. Recently a friend took me there for a birthday dinner. I know the manager, so I stopped to talk to him when we entered. As we were talking, the hostess came to take my friend to be seated, and I asked, "Could we have a booth, please?"
Humorist Evan Esar said, "The girl with a future avoids a man with a past."
Finally, you may be able to find the way to resolve an important arrangement that you have worked hard and long on but didn't seem to be going anyplace. All will work out advantageously for you and others involved.
DEAR DR. GOTT: I hope you can help. My husband, who is soon to be 72 years old, seems to sleep too much. He still works 40 hours a week, but it is not a strenuous job like he has worked in the past. He gets up every morning around 4 a.m., even though he doesn't go to work until 5:45 am. Even on days he doesn't go to work, he still arises early, and by the time I get up (on the days I don't work) at 6:30 a.m. to 7 a ...
FOREST HILL, Texas - A nearly 14-hour standoff between police and a man accused of shooting three people and taking a young boy hostage ended at dawn Thursday with the boy safe and the suspect in custody.
WASHINGTON - The House Ethics Committee opened an investigation Thursday into the unfolding scandal over Rep. Mark Foley's come-ons to congressional pages and accusations even by some Republicans that House speaker Dennis Hastert failed to protect the teens.
The committee, evenly divided between Republicans and Democrats, sat in closed session to take up a matter that imperils Hastert's leadership and has stirred extraordinary GOP infighting with midterm elections barely a month away.
GEORGETOWN, Pa. - Mourners prepared Friday to bury a fifth Amish girl who was gunned down in a schoolhouse classroom and faced the possibility that at least one of five other girls wounded in the shooting could die.
SANDERSVILLE - The Bulloch Academy Gators came from six points down in the fourth quarter to steal a 21-20 road win Friday night over the Brentwood School.
"I'm calling concerned of why Georgia Power let you pay half of their light bill and Excelsior do not. Just like why is Statesboro gas is higher than Millen and Augusta and North Augusta? Can you please answer that for me?"
Dr. Dawn Cartee, interim president at Southeastern Technical College in Vidalia, has been named to the 2007 Leadership Georgia Class.
Jimmie and Annette Williams of Portal announce the engagement of their daughter, Robin Williams, to Jack Stewart III, son of the late Jack "Bubba" Stewart Jr. of Savannah.
Jack and Jean Bailey of Statesboro proudly announce the engagement of their daughter, Katelyn Marie Bailey, to Jared Michael Miller, son of Ed and Valerie Miller of Atlanta, Ga.
Mr. and Mrs. Mike Kearney of Statesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Alexandra Leigh Kearney of Atlanta, to Brian Dean Clouser, son of Dean Clouser and Mary Clouser.
Mr. and Mrs. Barry P. Sherrod of Stilson, Ga., announce the engagement of their daughter, Jordan Elizabeth Sherrod, to Derrick Mitchell Mathis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles M. Mathis of Louisville, Ga.
Jimmy and Barbara Mallard of Portal, Ga., plan to celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary on February 22nd at the Middleground Community Center from 4 until 6 p.m. The reception will be hosted by the couple's three children, Joyce Boyett of Portal, Julie Barnes of Statesboro and Jason Mallard of Portal. They have seven grandchildren. The couple married on February 21, 1964. No invitations will be sent. All family and friends are invited to stop by. No gifts, please.
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Yeatts Jr. of Macon, Ga., announce the engagement of their daughter, Laura Christine Yeatts, to Herbert Lehman Franklin III, son of Ms. Emma Louise Keaton Franklin and Mr. Herbert Lehman Franklin Jr. of Statesboro, Ga.
Irma Teston Gravley
SAVANNAH - Southeast Bulloch Coach John Page knew his team was going to be in for a dog fight when it met Brantley County in the opening round of the Region 1-AAA tournament.
SAVANNAH – Coach Johnny Miller had no answer, not even a guess, as to why his Southeast Bulloch team came out flatter than a pancake in the opening round of the Region 1-AAA tournament.
Southeast Bulloch has spent the last few years building its boys and girls soccer teams into respectable forces in the area.
Georgia Southern's 2013 baseball season couldn't have gone any better.
Freshman Tyrone Outlaw came off the UNC Greensboro bench to score 17 points and Georgia Southern couldn't find scoring anywhere as the visiting Spartans won 68-56 on Thursday afternoon in a weather-delayed game at Hanner Fieldhouse.
Fredi Gonzalez almost couldn't contain his enthusiasm on the day Freddie Freeman and Jason Heyward signed multi-year contract extensions.
SOCHI, Russia - From wild cheers to stunned silence, the Sochi Olympics said goodbye Thursday to one of figure skating's all-time greats.
ATLANTA - With top scorer Trae Golden sitting out with a groin injury, Georgia Tech turned to Marcus Georges-Hunt to take the game-winning shot.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - The countdown clock for Tony Stewart's return to racing is no longer at months, weeks or even days.