Doctor and botanist Jacob Bigelow wrote, "It is common error to infer that things which are consecutive in order of time have necessarily the relation of cause and effect."
DEAR ABBY: I read the letter on Nov. 22 from the mother who was concerned about how her stepdaughter is going to spell her daughter's name, which will be Jasiela (pronounced Gisella). And you, of all people, agreed that she should speak with the mother about spelling?
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.
DEAR DR. GOTT: Every morning when I get up, I feel lightheaded and have to sit on the edge of the bid for three to five minutes. After that, I am OK unless I lie down again.
LYERLY - After her son Justin was killed serving in Iraq, a grieving Jan Johnson resolved to see the place where he died and to better understand why it happened.
Lorena Ochoa learned at an early age to aim high and not be afraid to fail.
ATLANTA - Nicknamed the hardest working man in show business, James Brown told friends he still wanted to perform on New Year's Eve in New York despite being ill and in the hospital. But his heart gave out before he could make it there.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Powerful storms damaged at least three dozen homes as heavy rain and strong wind swept across the Southeast on Monday.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Jim Mora was a hot coach the last time Atlanta played at Philadelphia - the NFC championship game after the Falcons won the NFC South in 2004.
Tiger Woods had an answer for everything.
DEAR ABBY: Two years ago, I divorced my abusive husband of 23 years. However, when he remarried I fell apart. Friends we have in common tell me they are happy, and his new wife is "good for him."
Keeping a line of demarcation between your business friends and social friends will prove to be a good rule of thumb to follow in the year ahead. By being careful not to mix the two, you will ensure the best of both worlds.
Who modestly said this? "I can think of nothing more boring for the American people than to have to sit in their living rooms for a whole half hour looking at my face on their television screens."
When the Giants fell behind New Orleans 27-7 early in the fourth quarter Sunday, fans at Giants Stadium started flocking for the parking lot. Those who remained took up the chant that had started at halftime: ''Fire Coughlin!''
BAGHDAD, Iraq - Backed by tanks, British soldiers raided a police station in the southern city of Basra on Monday, killing seven gunmen in an effort to stop renegade Iraqi officers from executing their prisoners, the British military said.
Arthur Brooks has found the keys to happiness.
HOUSTON - One of the toughest competitors in youth gymnastics catches the eyes of everyone in the room - a beautiful thing, because she herself cannot see.
I've spoken at several conferences in the last year or so where presenters were opining on the subject of the teenage brain. Their thesis was that features of the so-called "teenage brain" are largely responsible for the self-centered, irrational, moody, rebellious behavior now associated with adolescence.
The weather in the 'Boro seems bent on keeping us guessing. Is it a raincoat day? Sweater day? Or shorts-and-sunglasses day? But the gentle tease of recent cool weather lets us know fall truly is coming, eventually, maybe in December. Enjoy all that fall offers, regardless of the thermometer, and make this an incredibly awesome autumn with your family. Celebrate the usual - fair week, Columbus Day, football games, church fall festivals and trick-or-treat night - and add a few of the zany but real holidays below to the family calendar for October.
Mr. and Mrs. B.E. Newman Jr. of Denmark celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary on Saturday, October 4, 2014. The couple was married in 1947 in Claxton, Georgia. Their children are Pat Wilson and B.E. Newman III, both of Denmark, and Ben Newman, who preceded them in death. They have five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Claudia Carver of Jesup announces the engagement of her daughter, Dia Marie Carver, also of Jesup, to Ashley Robert Harmon of Nevils, son of Paul and Gail Harmon, also of Nevils.
It's been more than a week since the Statesboro City Council voted unanimously to accept a settlement agreement that closed Rudy Rudy's for good and required owner Johnathan Starkey to never again apply for a liquor license in the city.
Mr. and Mrs. Randy and Susan Cassedy of Statesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Meghan Cassedy of Statesboro, to Will Spence, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jeff and Pam Spence.
More than 500 marching band students from across Southeast Georgia descended upon Southeast Bulloch High School last weekend to perform in the school's first ever "Band Blast."
(Note: The following is the first of a series of articles looking at the history and evolution of agriculture in Georgia and Bulloch County.)
ATLANTA - It took six years, but Georgia Tech finally beat Miami.
WASHINGTON - Brandon Belt and the rest of the San Francisco Giants did what they do so well in October: They never give in, they never give up, and they win. Simple as that. No matter what it takes - or how long.
ATHENS - Jeb Blazevich succinctly summarized Todd Gurley's latest entry in his Heisman Trophy campaign.
Donna "Nonnie" Brower Bearden
Bulloch County Schools honored five new REACH Georgia Scholars at a signing ceremony Sept. 25, at the Board of Education's central office.