DEAR DR. GOTT: I'm a loyal reader of your column and feel compelled to write regarding your column on nursing homes. It is not true, as you say, that "any licensed nursing home will deliver good care."
The times ahead could be exceptionally active for you socially, commercially and even where travel is concerned. Fortunately, you will welcome the bustling lifestyle and make the most of it.
DEAR ABBY: My little girl, "Angela," is 3 and has never seen her father. We were engaged to be married, but he left me three weeks before I had her. She is now asking lots of questions about who he is and where he is.
WASHINGTON - A Senate committee Wednesday embraced legislation that would for the first time allow federal regulation of cigarettes.
BEIJING - China said Wednesday it will inspect fish farms across the country to guard against use of illegal drugs and chemicals, but insisted the majority of its seafood products were safe.
WASHINGTON - The House voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to require lawmakers to disclose more details of their bids to fund pet projects and their fundraising help from lobbyists.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Chief Justice John Roberts walked out of a hospital in Maine Tuesday, released a day after he suffered a seizure. The White House said he told President Bush he was doing fine.
BAGHDAD - The U.S. military said Tuesday that a Marine was killed in fighting west of the capital, bringing the American death toll for July to at least 73 - still the lowest in eight months.
MIAMI - Tropical Storm Chantal formed Tuesday between Bermuda and Massachusetts, becoming the third named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season. It could bring heavy rain to Canada but was not expected to threaten the United States, forecasters said.
TOKYO - Calls escalated Tuesday for Japan's prime minister to step down over a devastating election defeat, leaving legislators in both the ruling and opposition parties, as well as voters, publicly wondering why he wasn't quitting.
ATLANTA - A north Georgia sheriff was behind bars Tuesday morning, charged with lying to state investigators to protect a deputy accused of firing shots into the home of his wife's lover.
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves made another trade to bolster their bullpen, getting Kansas City reliever Octavio Dotel on Tuesday for pitcher Kyle Davies.
SAN FRANCISCO - Bill Walsh, the groundbreaking football coach who won three Super Bowls and perfected the ingenious schemes that became known as the West Coast offense during a Hall of Fame career with the San Francisco 49ers, has died. He was 75.
Note: The following is part of an occasional series about "unsung heroes" in the Bulloch County school system.
First Friday returns this month in all its green glory.
A pending move to allow closed-container beer and wine to be sold at drive-thru windows generated more discussion. But Statesboro City Council on Tuesday also approved a six-month moratorium on new alcohol licenses for previously licensed locations shut down by court order.
Joey Logano lined up directly behind Kevin Harvick and followed him nose-to-tail around the track and across the line for the final restart. He was stalking the leader, looking for what he knew would be his only chance to snatch the victory away from Harvick.
PRETORIA, South Africa - "Bang ... bang, bang, bang."
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Challenged for the first time under Major League Baseball's expanded replay system, umpires got it right.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Freddy Garcia ran his streak of perfect innings to five in his bid to earn a spot in the Braves' rotation, Mets' top prospect Noah Syndergaard pitched two scoreless innings in his Grapefruit League debut and New York beat Atlanta 6-2 Monday.
NEW YORK - Jason Collins spent part of his off day on Sunday shopping at Costco.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. - The first day of spring practice was a bit surreal for Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson.
The $7.6 billion purchase of Health Management Associates by Community Health Systems makes East Georgia Regional Medical Center an affiliate of the largest for-profit chain of hospitals in the United States.
Ministers from several Statesboro churches will mark Ash Wednesday by offering "Ashes to Go," a new approach to a centuries-old Christian tradition.
The homemade, fresh-out-of-the-oven yeast rolls that welcomed you to Isabella's are no more. Owner, Donnie Catrabone made the difficult decision to close Isabella's after a three-year run.
With the retirement of podiatrist Dr. Robert W. Cushner, Atlantic Foot & Ankle Specialists has purchased his Family Podiatry Center and will now have two locations in Statesboro, but with different schedules.
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. Arrest photos are available for viewing at statesboroherald.com/arrests/
Two teenagers have been arrested in a series of vehicle break-ins at Statesboro High School, police said.