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IPSWICH, England - Police on Monday arrested a 37-year-old grocery store clerk on suspicion of killing five prostitutes - slayings that struck terror in this quiet English community.
DEAR ABBY: I am responding to "Concerned Mom in New Jersey" (11/4), who feels her daughter, "Dayna," should be paid more for baby-sitting because the other girl in the neighborhood receives a higher rate. I think your advice was a little off-base.
"Ho! Ho! Ho! Merry Christmas!" These words should bring joy to each one, but they can ring a sour note if you happen to be the victim of identity theft! In the course of the holiday season you will write checks, charge to your credit cards, mail bills, call home on your cell phones, order new checks or maybe even apply for another credit card. Chances are you don't give these everyday transactions a second thought. But someone else may.
Lillie Gaskins of Douglas, Ga., announces the forthcoming marriage of her son, John Gaskins, to Delinda Hall, the daughter of Johnnie Hall of Statesboro and the late Theresa Hall.
Dr. and Mrs. Leo G. Parrish Jr. of Statesboro and Drs. Rebecca and Charles S. Thomas III of Statesboro and Winston-Salem, N.C., announce the engagement of their daughter, Lindsey Ann Thomas of Chapel Hill, N.C., to Timothy Daniel Murphy of Chapel Hill, N.C., son of Dr. and Mrs. Daniel F. Murphy of Greensboro, N.C.
Mr. and Mrs. Jim and Dana Mason of White House, Tenn., announce the engagement of their daughter, Brittni Layne Mason of Statesboro, to Joseph Douglas Coty, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dan and Patsy Coty.
Lynn Collins and William "Neal" Lee Jr. were married on Saturday, December 9, 2006, at 5 p.m. at Statesboro First Baptist Church. Dr. John Waters officiated the ceremony.
Holidays bring out the creative side in all of us. It is a time for decorating and entertaining family and friends. Getting our homes ready for guests can be done with enjoyment if we are organized. Dining rooms and kitchens have long been gathering spots when family and friends get together. The table is the key focal point in dining areas. This is where you can be creative and set your decorating theme and level of formality.
Mickey and Gwenda Rotton announce the engagement of their daughter, Rebekah Faythe, 21, to John Bernard Lovell III, 24, son of John and Nancy Lovell of Richmond Hill.
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.
ATLANTA - Warrick Dunn and Keith Brooking need nobody to remind them of Atlanta's poor record at the Georgia Dome over the final two months of 2005-06.
Class AAAAA and AA have one thing in common: They both have two teams that share one title.
ATLANTA - Maybe this is the good time to be facing the Dallas Cowboys. Maybe not.
Portal's boys basketball team (7-1) fell in overtime to Calvary Day Friday, 78-75.
CLAXTON - As football season began back in August the goal was clear for the Claxton Tigers.
This week is National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week, and Georgia Southern University's Office of Alcohol & Other Drugs Programs has a variety of student events planned throughout the week to bring attention to the serious public health issues posed by excessive drinking among college students.
The recent arrest of one man has cleared two burglary investigations, police said.
A first-grade teacher asks what she can do about a girl in her class who is completely undisciplined. After nearly two months of this teacher's best efforts, the child's behavior is no better. She is defiant and aggressive toward other kids, and often gets out of her seat and crawls around on the floor. Several years ago she taught the girl's older sister, who also had numerous discipline issues. The home is chaotic, so the teacher doubts she can expect much - if any - help from the parents.
The Georgia Recreation and Parks Association First District held its annual awards banquet last week in Statesboro. Among those in attendance receiving awards was the Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department and its staff.
Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Brannen of Statesboro celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary October 16 on Fripp Island, South Carolina, with their children and grandchildren. The couple married October 16, 1964, at the Calvary Baptist Church. They have two children, Gary Brannen and Jonda Nelson, both of Statesboro; and five grandchildren.
Col. and Mrs. Charles Ray Mize Jr. of Martinez, Georgia, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristina Lee Mize, to Garrett Lee Ralston, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walker David Ralston of Eatonton, Georgia.
Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Martin of Statesboro announce the engagement of their son, John Thomas Martin, to Katie Danielle Miller, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Greg Miller of Kansas City, Missouri.
Nineteen-year-old Christian "Eric" Spencer loves to play his trombone - now.
On my ride to work on the first day of October, I turned on the defrost in my car for the first time this year. When I got to work, I turned off my air conditioning, relishing in the cool, rainy temperatures outside. This season, I've already enjoyed a few weekend brunches on my screened-in back porch, easy like a Sunday morning. I'm always sad to see summer go, but the food of fall and the excitement of the holidays quickly propel me forward.
BALTIMORE - With each passing week, the Atlanta Falcons - and their offense in particular - have become progressively worse.
WASHINGTON - The U.S. military said Sunday it had airdropped weapons, ammunition and medical supplies to Kurdish forces defending the Syrian city of Kobani against Islamic State militants.
ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal questioned Democrat Jason Carter's leadership and faulted his legislative record, while Carter attacked the incumbent over a high unemployment rate and accused him of an ethics scandal.
ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal announced Sunday that he is creating a special team to assess Georgia's preparedness for the Ebola crisis.
BOSTON - Old Ironsides took one last trip around Boston Harbor on Friday ahead of a major, multi-year restoration project, firing its cannons while the Dropkick Murphys punk band and a Boston Pops quintet entertained hundreds of special guests and dignitaries on board.