What will make the year ahead one of your more happier and fortunate ones will be your friends playing such helpful roles in your affairs. In each situation where a pal steps in to assist you in some way, the results will be favorable.
NEW ORLEANS - A powerful storm and likely a tornado hit the New Orleans area early Tuesday, killing an elderly woman, injuring at least 16 other people, and damaging dozens of business and homes in a region still trying to recover from Hurricane Katrina.
SALT LAKE CITY - An off-duty police officer having an early Valentine's Day dinner with his wife was credited Tuesday with helping stop a rampage in a crowded shopping mall by an 18-year-old gunman who killed five people before he was cut down.
For three weeks this March and April, Microsoft Corp. warns that users of its calendar programs ''should view any appointments ... as suspect until they communicate with all meeting invitees.''
DEAR ABBY: I took my grandsons to see a movie. They were looking forward to our outing all week. As we stood in line to buy tickets, I realized I had only a $20 bill in my wallet.
DEAR DR. GOTT: Is it harmful for a person to consume candle wax? My 10-year-old granddaughter has flameless candles (no wick) in her bedroom that melt into liquid when placed on a candle warmer. I have seen her eat both the melted and unmelted wax.
John Donne wrote, "Hail, Bishop Valentine, whose day this is, / All the air is thy Diocese."
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 - Maybe Susan B. Anthony and Sacagawea should not take public rejection personally. It's not easy overcoming people's indifference to dollar coins, even those honoring such historic figures.
NASSAU, Bahamas - Photographs of Anna Nicole Smith in bed embracing the Bahamian immigration minister who approved her application for permanent residency here revived a political scandal in the islands Monday.
SAVANNAH, Ga. - A small plane broke apart in the air and scattered wreckage over 1.5 miles when it crashed on Fort Stewart over the weekend, killing the pilot and his three passengers flying from Florida to South Carolina to buy a recreational vehicle.
Winners at Sunday's 49th Annual Grammy Awards at Staples Center in Los Angeles:
ATLANTA - Artists Gnarls Barkley and rappers T.I. and Ludacris were among the Georgia artists who won Grammys in Sunday night's awards show by the Recording Academy in Los Angeles.
Gregg Ponder has been named to the position of Assistant Vice President at Farmers and Merchants Bank. Rick Nessmith, President of FMB, explained that Ponder's official title will be Assistant Vice President-Loan Officer.
A number of changes, both socially and financially, could be in the offing in the year ahead. However, certain good friendships you've established will be helpful in ways you don't expect.
Three men have been arrested in connection with the Jan. 26 shooting death of 39-year-old Joy Lee Ann Brown, the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office said Monday.
The Boy Scouts of America just celebrated their 104th birthday, and a local troop has the distinction of celebrating almost half of those years.
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.
Mrs. Cora Lee Love Timmons
Georgia Southern pitcher Sarah Purvis went up against the No. 1 team in the nation and its ace pitcher Ellen Renfroe, and the difference came down to one pitch.
IRWINTON - Portal's regular season came to an end on Friday as the Panthers defeated Wilkinson County 64-60 on the road.
ELON, N.C. - Ryley Beaumont scored 14 points and grabbed 13 rebounds Saturday night and Jack Isenbarger hit the game-winning 3-pointer with less than a second remaining as Elon downed Georgia Southern 60-59 in conference play.
ELON, N.C. - Jenifer Rhodes tallied 20 points and seven rebounds, and Elon shot 55 percent in the second half to top Georgia Southern 85-60 in a Southern Conference women's basketball game Saturday afternoon at Alumni Gym.
SOCHI, Russia - All the gloom and grim talk leading to the Sochi Olympics at last gave way to more uplifting things.
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. - The wind was so strong, the conditions so demanding, that Jimmy Walker felt like Saturday at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am was competing against the golf course instead of the rest of the field.
ATLANTA - Malcolm Brogdon had a wonderful homecoming.
ATHENS - Kenny Gaines scored all of his 14 points in the second half, Brandon Morris and Charles Mann each added 10 points and Georgia beat Texas A&M 62-50 on Saturday night.