DEAR ABBY: My daughter, "Courtney," was recently married, and the week leading up to the wedding was a disaster. My husband, "Jeff," and I paid for the majority of her lavish wedding with assistance from her new in-laws. My ex-husband, "Earl" (Courtney's father), didn't pay for any portion of it. Over the past 15 years he has offered little support, financially or emotionally. In fact, Earl has stolen from both of my daughters (it was identity theft) and ran up thousands of dollars in bills, not to mention the unpaid medical expenses and child support.
DEAR DR. GOTT: My husband is 84 years old. In 2003, he had a prostate operation. Since then, he has urinated every two or three hours, day and night.
A plethora of opportunities could flow your way in the year ahead, and you'll want to take advantage of all of them, but you can't. Select only those you can comfortably handle, so you don't collapse under the load.
Charles Caleb Colton, an English cleric, writer and collector well-known for his eccentricities, said, "When we are in doubt and puzzle out the truth by our own exertions, we have gained something that will stay by us and will serve us again."
Raise your objectives and goals a bit higher in the year ahead, because your chances for success will be better than they have been for a long time. However, you might have to first convince yourself that you're capable of high achievements.
Thomas Mann, German novelist and Nobel laureate, wrote, "A great truth is a truth whose opposite is also a truth."
DEAR ABBY: Our 86-year-old father needs to go temporarily (about 10 days) to a rehabilitation hospital for physical and pulmonary ailments. However, our 86-year-old mother refuses to encourage him and "allow" him to go. This happened once before, and Dad will not stand up to her and do what he knows will help himself. His quality of life would improve if he went.
DEAR DR. GOTT: A friend told me that all canned food is toxic. Can you please help me with this problem? Is canned food safe to eat?
Georgia Southern director of athletics Sam Baker announced Thursday that head volleyball coach Nicole McCray has resigned.
The much-anticipated debut of the Bulloch Academy boys' basketball machine wasn't without its spits and sputters.
Monnette Bennett has made it official.
AMSTERDAM, Netherlands - After more than 60 years, Nazi documents stored in a vast warehouse in Germany were unsealed Wednesday, opening a rich resource for Holocaust historians and for survivors to delve into their own tormented past.
DEAR ABBY: I have been reading the letters you print about acts of kindness and want to tell you what happened to me. Three years ago, when I was eight months pregnant with my first child, I was driving to the University of Houston's gift shop when a tire on my car blew out.
MARINETTE, Wis. - A white hunter convicted of killing a Hmong man as they both stalked squirrels in the woods was sentenced Wednesday to 69 years in prison.
LONDON - Princess Diana saw her lover, Dodi Fayed, dying in front of her when she opened her eyes after her car crash in Paris, according to evidence presented at an inquest into her death Wednesday.
Jordan Spieth never really suffered. Certainly not like Phil Mickelson, who came close so many times before finally winning his first major title.
Batters stayed stuck in the deep freeze in the sport's offensive ice age during the first week of the new major league season, with scoring remaining near its lowest level in more than two decades.
FALL RIVER, Mass. - Jurors in the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez completed their fifth day of deliberations Monday without reaching a verdict.
Two men caught with a variety of illegal drugs were arrested after an officer smelled marijuana in the suspects' car and called for assistance from a K-9 officer.
A man was arrested for reportedly flagging down traffic on Fair Road last week after police said they found him with drugs and a handgun.
When local investor Bob Bryan purchased the 110-acre tract of land from the Hill family that now houses East Georgia Regional Medical Center and the Market District nearly two decades ago, most folks thought he had lost his mind.
ORLANDO, Fla. - For fans of speed, the Exotic Driving Experience at Walt Disney World offers a heart-pounding thrill.
Mr. James Orion Harrison
There are few things that make you feel better than a spotless care inside and out.
The Holy Spirit seems to have loved the use of analogy in inspiring the teachers and writers of Scripture. In the New Testament, the marriage union is used to represent the relationship between Jesus and his people. The Bible's applications of this parallel can help us prepare for the coming of Christ. If we want to be followers of Christ, we need to understand that "the Way" of Christ involves a change of our nature and a change of relationship to sin.
One of the signs of these confused and confusing times we live in is that facts don't matter. What matters are feelings and opinions, which are often confused and confusing. According to another author friend, this is the primary feature of post-post-modernity.
Question: I just heard a news story that many dogs and cats are overweight, but the owner doesn't realize it. Is this true? I have a big breed of dog, and I think he is just naturally large.
(Note: The following is part of a series of columns looking at the establishment and growth of doctors, hospitals and the health industry in Georgia and Bulloch County.)
CHICAGO - Trying to slim down? Weight Watchers and Jenny Craig scored the best marks for effectiveness in a review of research on commercial diet programs, but many other plans just haven't been studied enough to evaluate long-term results.
History will remember the 2015 Masters as Jordan Spieth's Masters Tournament, and that's a good thing.