Because many of the conditions that impeded your progress in the past will now be dissipating, the year ahead can offer many fresh possibilities for growth. Take advantage of new vistas that open up where success is beckoning.
ATLANTA - Zoo Atlanta is hoping to hear the pitter patter of little panda paws again.
HELSINKI, Finland - Finnish Prime Minister Matti Vanhanen is suing the publisher of a book his former girlfriend wrote about their relationship, including steamy sauna scenes. He says he and his family have suffered and is seeking damages.
WASHINGTON - Three senior U.S. senators traveling to Pakistan to observe next week's elections said Friday that a fair vote is crucial to fighting extremism in South Asia.
WASHINGTON - The nation's industrial output posted a modest increase in January as strength at utilities offset weakness in manufacturing and mining.
HARARE, Zimbabwe - The official rate of annual inflation in Zimbabwe tripled in the space of one month to 66,212 percent in December, by far the highest in the world but less than half the rate calculated by independent analysts.
During the annual celebration of Black History Month, it is important to recognize and reflect on the major contributions of African Americans to the health, well-being and safety of Americans and the greater global community.
An unusually high number of flu victims have appeared recently in the emergency room of East Georgia Regional Medical Center, reflecting a nationwide trend that U.S. health officials say is partly because the flu vaccine doesn't protect against most of the spreading flu bugs.
The Statesboro Blue Devils led by three with 3.8 seconds remaining in the semifinals against Ware County and held on for a 47-44 win to advance to the region 3-AAAA championship game at Glynn Academy.
NEW YORK - Psychologist Kathryn Faughey didn't sound worried about her safety in the hours before she was butchered in her office, said a friend who exchanged e-mails with her that evening.
February is Heart Month. A recent article in the "Journal of the American College of Cardiology" gives some very specific recommendations about how we can reduce risk for diseases of the heart and blood vessels.
I was reading about water bears the other day. They are microscopic creatures that look like tiny little bears with eight legs; their scientific name, tardigrada, means "slow mover." They can live for up to 50 years and at temperatures as low as -400 degrees Fahrenheit. If the water in which they live dries up, they go into a state of hibernation called cryptobiosis, "hidden life."
Bridge badly needs more young players, and several cities and states are trying to persuade schools to run extracurricular classes. One of the most successful has been Atlanta. Information is at www.atlantajuniorbridge.org.
Mr. and Mrs. James Sparks of Aiken, S.C., are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Anna Brett Sparks, to Christopher Blane Daniel, son of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Daniel of Amarillo, Texas.
NEW YORK - Atlanta Braves reliever Andrew McKirahan was suspended for 80 games Monday following a positive test for a banned substance under Major League Baseball's drug program.
BOSTON - Lelisa Desisa won his first Boston Marathon in 2013.
The three members that make up the Migos rap group face drug and firearm charges after their concert Saturday night at Hanner Fieldhouse was interrupted and they were arrested.
Delete Question: Do you have any suggestions for growing thyme? Mine almost always rots. Are there any varieties that are best for Georgia?
Mr. and Mrs. Lee and Hollie Eckles of Statesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary Elizabeth, to William Warrren Ball Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Warren and Roxella Ball of Statesboro.
Scott and Beth Wilson of Statesboro are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter, Allison Marie Wilson, to Neal Inman Groover, son of Alan and Dawn Groover of Bellville, Ga.
Just past the shed, along what would be a fencerow - if there was a fence - the field lies flat and even. Not like a pane of glass, but like a table covered in a cloth smoothed by hands smelling of dish soap and lotion, with vague and uneven undulations that beg to be smoothed. Cut over and harrowed, it holds no sign of what grew there last year or the year before, or the decades of years before.
(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.)
There is a lot of skepticism about God today - as there has almost always been. Whether from atheists who deny God's existence, agnostics who aren't sure about the existence of God; or pessimists who doubt God's nature, who ask questions such as, "Where is God when bad things happen?" or, "Why does God allow evil?" These are not unusual ideas or questions, and honest questioners deserve an honest response.
The last man to shoot an American president now spends most of the year in a house overlooking the 13th hole of a golf course in a gated community.
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Troy Merritt felt the fear Saturday he experienced during his successful amateur career. The third-round leader at the RBC Heritage expects another healthy dose Sunday.
BRISTOL, Tenn. - Joey Logano led flag-to-flag Saturday to win the Xfinity Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway.
TORONTO - Alex Wood and the Atlanta Braves held Toronto's lineup in check for much of the game. Just not long enough.
Editor's note: On April 19, 1995, a former U.S. Army soldier parked a rented Ryder truck packed with explosives outside a federal building in Oklahoma City. The blast killed 168 people and injured more than 500 others, and the attack is the worst homegrown terror attack on American soil.