DEAR ABBY: I am a 12-year-old freshman at an all-girls school. Prior to this I was in the public school system. Today I was thinking about my experiences in both systems of schools, which inspired me to write the following poem. You can print it if you like.
CHICAGO - Her neighborhood, with its police cameras and abandoned buildings, isn't known for inspiring hope. Yet, 18-year-old Ariel Williams feels empowered.
WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told Congress Thursday that the nation isn't ''anywhere near'' the dangerous stagflation situation of the 1970s.
WASHINGTON - Rebounding from weak fundraising in January, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton is expected to raise $35 million in February, a figure rival Sen. Barack Obama's campaign said it would surpass, a campaign official said Thursday.
GENEVA - The Swiss bank that won a court order shutting down a whistle-blower Web site said Thursday that it just wanted stolen and forged documents removed.
WASHINGTON - President Bush said Thursday the country is not recession-bound and, despite expressing concern about slowing economic growth, rejected for now any additional stimulus efforts. ''We acted robustly,'' he said.
WASHINGTON - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid pledged on Thursday to continue trying to end the Iraq war even though he lacks the votes to force a troop withdrawal.
WASHINGTON - Don't be alarmed. More than 130 million households will get letters from the Internal Revenue Service beginning next week and it's good news, not bad.
WASHINGTON - Those beautiful snowflakes drifting out of the sky may have a surprise inside - bacteria.
STOCKHOLM, Sweden - Swedish and Norwegian authorities cracked down on terror financing on Thursday, arresting six people and seizing computer equipment from Internet cafes in coordinated raids in Stockholm and Oslo.
SINGAPORE - The Singapore government apologized Thursday for the security lapse that allowed a suspected Islamic terrorist leader to escape from jail, triggering a manhunt across this usually well-policed island nation.
NAIROBI, Kenya - Kenya's president and the opposition leader signed a power-sharing deal Thursday to bring the country back from the depths of violence and ethnic hatred that followed the disputed presidential election two months ago.
COPENHAGEN, Denmark - Denmark said Thursday it will oppose any debt relief deal for Sudan in response to the Sudanese president's comments urging the Muslim world to boycott Danish goods over the publication of a Prophet Muhammad cartoon.
BAGHDAD - Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki appealed to millions of Shiite Muslims Thursday to reconcile their differences and boost the country's fragile political process in a speech marking a major religious holiday.
DETROIT - Embattled Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick said Thursday he won't resign because of a text-messaging scandal that has engulfed his administration, but acknowledged the uproar has reduced him to tears.
When Dr. Dawn Cartee took over Ogeechee Technical College nearly eight years ago as the institution's fourth president, she created a pretty impressive "to-do" list. At the top of the list was one large goal - accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
Today's parents tend to worry about all manner of things that do not deserve second thoughts. Imaginary friends, for example. I've been asked many times by mothers if they should worry that their preschoolers have imaginary friends they seem to think - and in some cases even insist - are real.
Miss Meredith Kay Clark and Mr. William Blake Bloser were united in marriage on the 25th day of October 2014 at 4:30 in the afternoon at Tryphena's Garden in Fort Valley, Georgia. Elder Randy M. Waters, pastor of the Statesboro Primitive Baptist Church, officiated over the double-ring ceremony.
Georgia Southern University will welcome Archie Manning, a former NFL player and member of the National Football Foundation's College Hall of Fame, to Hanner Fieldhouse on Tuesday at 7 p.m. as part of the university's Leadership Lecture Series.
Caregivers and those who serve others come in all shapes and sizes, but sometimes the person in need just wants a little
The color of this early morning in not-quite spring is liquid lavender, is pearly pink, is slightly silver in the way it glints and glows. The sky and the fields and everything in them are shaded as though tinted by a crayon unwrapped and swiped across the countryside with its long barrel, the sharp tip forgotten. Outlines and details are unimportant to the day as it languorously wakens.
(Note: The following is part of a series of articles looking at the history and evolution of agriculture in Georgia and Bulloch County.)
Rex Albert Nelson
The Statesboro-Bulloch County Breast Cancer Foundation will hold the Pink Power Run next Saturday, March 28 at 8 a.m. The event will take place at the Recreation Activity Center Pavilion on Georgia Southern's campus and is the organization's fourth running of the 5K series.
WASHINGTON - Americans want lower taxes and more government spending both at once, although their support for spending more tax dollars on health care has dropped dramatically. They're likelier than ever to not feel connected to any particular religion, but no less likely to believe in God. And for the first time, most want to legalize marijuana.
GADSDEN, Ala. - Jurors who convicted an Alabama woman in the running death of her 9-year-old granddaughter soon must decide whether to recommend she should die for the crime or spend the rest of her life in prison.
IOTO, Japan - Dozens of aging U.S. veterans, many in their early 90s and some in wheelchairs, gathered on the tiny, barren island of Iwo Jima on Saturday to mark the 70th anniversary of one of the bloodiest and most iconic battles of World War II.
Elizabeth "Liz" Harrison Curlin
FONTANA, Calif. - Kurt Busch's comeback from his season-opening suspension is gathering speed.
OMAHA, Neb. - Le'Bryan Nash stared at his feet, unable to speak. His teammate, Anthony Hickey, patted him gently on the back. Oklahoma State coach Travis Ford gave him an encouraging nod.