Mr. and Mrs. Larry Joe Sconyers Sr. of Statesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Layla Eileen Sconyers, to James Walter "Jim" Crawford, son of Lawrence Easterling Crawford Jr. of Douglas and Mary Beth Harrelson of Adel, Ga.
Readers of yesterday's column have an advantage in spotting today's theme. But even if you just got back from Mars, the bidding should help you to find the right play.
DEAR ABBY: My mother has baby-sat my 1-year-old daughter, "Lily," since she was less than 2 months old because circumstances compelled me to return to work earlier than planned. She agreed to keep her for free to help my husband, "Riley," and me because she knows things are tough financially right now. We pay Mother as much as we can, and of course, provide all of Lily's food, diapers, etc. to keep at her house. I have thanked my mother many times, and hope she realizes how grateful we are for everything she does.
You may be asked to partake in an interesting and lucrative commercial arrangement in the year ahead. Your benefactor could be someone who has watched you operate and wants your participation in his or her own endeavor.
DEAR DR. GOTT: Because of dizziness, I had circulation tests of both my brain and the arteries in my neck which showed only minor hardening of the arteries. Does that mean I will have Alzheimer's from the hardening of the arteries?
CLEVELAND - The 14-year-old who opened fire at his high school had been upset with teachers, saying they wouldn't listen to his side of the story regarding a recent after-school scuffle that got him suspended, the teenager's uncle said Friday.
BEIJING - China plans to relocate up to 4 million people from areas surrounding the Three Gorges Dam - the world's biggest hydropower project - because of rising concerns over the environment and landslides, state media reported Friday.
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Dennis and Angie Lee of Statesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Gabrielle Kristin Lee, to Travis Paul Tuenge, son of Frank and Cheryl Tuenge of Jacksonville, Fla.
Tonight Show host Jay Leno proclaimed, "Now there are more overweight people in America than average-weight people. So overweight people are now average, which means you've met your New Year's resolution."
I used to have fall foliage envy until I realized that "leaf peeping" season for our northern neighbors signaled the end of their gardening year. Along the southeastern coastal plain, our fall foliage display may not be as spectacular (and actually comes later in the season) but fall also brings with it some of the most colorful flowers of the year and another wonderful season of gardening.
Everyone in Statesboro knows what an important role United States Highway 301 has played in the growth of Bulloch County over the last 80 years. Begun in 1926, 301 was originally designed and intended to be part of U.S. Highway 17, and a spur of U.S. Highway 1. To the north of Bulloch County, 301 bore the name of "Burton's Ferry Road," and throughout the Mid-Atlantic region was known as "The Tobacco Trail."
Reminders of the changing season are all around us. It is time to begin a decorating transition in our homes. We can start at our entries, both front and back. Just as a garland of greenery can be draped around our doors at Christmas time, the same idea can be used with sticks, twigs, and grapevine for the fall season. Live or silk greenery and leaves in fall colors of oranges, browns, and burgundies can be intertwined among your twig garland. Strands of berries are an effective way to add color across your garland.
Popular evangelist Chuck Swindoll was speaking on the theme of grace and its relationship to God's will on his radio program "Insight for Livin.," He was looking at material from Paul's letter to the churches of Galatia, and among his textual references for the day was this sobering one from chapter 1:
I noticed it, what at first appeared to be a matted, wadded up piece of spider web, as I started down the back steps. It was hanging from the dryer vent moving just slightly in the breeze. As I reached to pull it away I realized that it was a fragment of leaf attached to a thin twig attached to a larger twig stuffed inside the vent, not just dangling on the edge.
Pam Lee Smith and Eddie Smith of Statesboro announce the engagement of her daughter, Lydia Lee, to Will Riner of Statesboro. Lydia is also the daughter of the late Gary "Buddy" Lee of Statesboro. Will is the son of Betsy Hendrix Riner and Ted and Denise Riner, all of Statesboro.
Q: Our 5-year-old grandson sees his 5-year-old female first cousin from time to time. After they play for a while, he tells her he wants to "touch" her. This has happened twice in recent months. Her parents are very upset, but our grandson's parents read lots of parenting books and seem to think it's no big deal. Your thoughts on this matter?
We are pleased to announce the engagement of Christina Lynne Akins, daughter of Ms. Kim Coursey of Atlanta and the late Mr. Richard "Larry" Akins of Pembroke, to Jason Randall Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. Randall and Cindy Smith of Twin City, Georgia.
If parents over time amassed a quarter-million dollars, they could afford outright the cost of raising a child born in 2013 - with enough left over to throw in a fairly decent used car in which said child could drive into adulthood.
Question: What kind of walnut is sold in the grocery store? It does not taste the same as the black walnuts I grew up with.
How hot was it at the Brooklet Peanut Festival last weekend?
LEWISTON, Maine - The folks at the Farmers' Almanac can be forgiven for feeling smug: The 198-year-old publication correctly predicted the past nasty winter while federal forecasters blew it.
WASHINGTON - As the U.S. mourned an American journalist beheaded by Islamic militants, the nation found something of a reprieve with the release of another freelance reporter who had been held hostage for nearly two years by an al-Qaida-linked group in Syria.
As many of you may know, Paula Deen recently held two live shows in Savannah as part of her "Paula Deen LIVE!" tour. I had made plans to attend long before her team reached out to me in late July, and I wouldn't in my wildest dreams have imagined the events that followed.
Somewhere in the neighborhood of 20 years or so ago (not long after Carole and I moved from Arkansas to Statesboro), I learned of an opportunity to tour a WWII vintage U.S. Army Air Force B-17 bomber on display at the Statesboro airport. The study of history has been a favorite pursuit of mine since college, so I jumped at the chance to actually see this famous aircraft, "up close and personal!"
NAPA, Calif. - A powerful earthquake that struck the heart of California's wine country caught many people sound asleep, sending dressers, mirrors and pictures crashing down around them and toppling wine bottles in vineyards around the region. Scores were injured as the temblor knocked out power to thousands, caused gas and water lines to rupture, sparked fires and buckled roads.
MIAMI - Tropical Storm Cristobal is moving erratically north-northeastward away from the Bahamas but is forecast to stay away from the U.S. East Coast.
BRISTOL, Tenn. - Joey Logano surged past Matt Kenseth with 44 laps to go and won for the first time in his career at Bristol Motor Speedway, foiling Kenseth's gambling attempt to secure a spot in NASCAR's playoffs.
CLEVELAND - Nick Davila threw for 237 yards and eight touchdowns and the Arizona Rattlers won their third consecutive ArenaBowl title with a 72-32 victory over the Cleveland Gladiators on Saturday night.
CHENEY, Wash. - Vernon Adams threw for 302 yards and four touchdowns to lead Eastern Washington to a 56-35 victory over Sam Houston State on Saturday in the first college football game of the season.