DEAR ABBY: May I respond to the assertion that letting the 6-year-old drive a golf cart is unsafe (Dec. 31)? Six-year-olds routinely drive go-carts, motorcycles and the like recreationally. Most competitive leagues have divisions especially for them (peewee leagues). As long as they have the proper protective gear, this is in no way child endangerment.
Most of the endeavors you originate or direct have a better-than-average chance for achieving success. However, should you feel a need to partner with someone, be very selective of whom you choose.
Albert Schweitzer said, "An optimist is a person who sees a green light everywhere, while a pessimist sees only the red stoplight. ... The truly wise person is colorblind."
BAGHDAD, Iraq - A U.S. Marine transport helicopter crashed in flames Wednesday in a field northwest of Baghdad, killing all seven people aboard, the U.S. military said. It was the fifth U.S. aircraft lost in less than three weeks and the latest sign of growing problems with aviation in Iraq.
Josh Ward, a Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jacket football standout, has signed on to play outside linebacker for Shorter College.
Morgan Jones, a senior at Southeast Bulloch, signed a national letter of intent with Presbyterian College to play women's soccer Tuesday. Presbyterian, which just joined the Big South Conference, will play Division I soccer for the first time this year.
ALLENTOWN, Pa. - Teachers and administrators at Central Elementary School knew they had a problem with F.H., a 12-year-old who had been accused of going into a bathroom stall and sexually assaulting a first-grade boy.
John Knox and Justin Houston, both seniors at Statesboro High, officialy signed their letters of intent to play football for the University of Georgia on Wednesday.
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.
Delvin Diggs, a senior at Claxton High School's signed a national letter of intent to attend the Naval Academy and play football for former Georgia Southern head coach Paul Johnson on Wednesday. Diggs, a senior, rushed for 1582 yards on 273 carries this past season for the Tigers.
Taylor Collins scored a game-high 11 points and Rachel Gilbert added eight to lead the Bulloch Academy girls' team to a 34-20 win at Citizens Christian Academy Tuesday. The BA girls (9-2) begin GISA Region 2-AA tournament play Thursday at home.
The year ahead could turn out to be an extremely rewarding one in ways that will affect your relationship with others. Your loved ones will respond to your overtures, which will greatly intensify the level of feelings they have with you.
WASHINGTON - The Democratic-controlled House is planning to vote next week on opposing President Bush's Iraq troop buildup in a wartime clash between Congress and commander in chief.
DEAR DR. GOTT: My husband is 62 and healthy except for an enlarged prostate, and he is not overweight. His main problem is that he has a very low sex drive, and he cannot obtain an erection. He has tried all the oral drugs on the market, but they do not do anything that lasts more than a few seconds. The injections you give yourself create some response but are still not natural. He has seen four urologists, but they have no answers, either. Is there another direction to pursue, or is this just hopeless?
"The American Heart Association Cookbook" contains this interesting piece of advice: "Eat before shopping. If you go to the store hungry, you are likely to make unnecessary purchases." Hmm.
CHICAGO - Walter Unbehaun has spent nearly all of his adult life behind bars, so it's not surprising that he faces sentencing Thursday for yet another crime, a bank robbery last year. His reason for robbing the bank is surprising, though: He was homesick for prison.
Lloyd William "Billy" Barnes
Statesboro battled hard throughout the regular season to earn a top seed in the Region 3-AAAA tournament and showed why they deserved to be the favorites, demolishing Cross Creek in a 7-0 blowout Wednesday afternoon at Womack Field.
For the first time since the 2009 season, Statesboro's baseball team will host a postseason contest.
PHILADELPHIA - Julio Teheran pitched a three-hitter, Evan Gattis homered among a career-best four hits, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 1-0 Wednesday night.
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Garrett Chapman went 4-for-5 at the plate as the Georgia Southern Eagles scored three runs in the fourth inning to defeat the College of Charleston Cougars 7-3 on Wednesday.
AUGUSTA - The Statesboro Blue Devils put up huge numbers on Wednesday in the opening day of the Region 3-AAAA meet at Cross Creek in Augusta.
ORLANDO - The Orlando Sports Foundation and Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer announced Wednesday the creation of the Cure Bowl, a postseason college football game matching-up the Sun Belt Conference against the American Athletic Conference beginning in December 2015.
When the Statesboro Blue Devils have a big game on the calendar, figuring out who to send to the mound is becoming a pretty easy decision.
ATLANTA - Major League Soccer announced its newest team Wednesday, unveiling an expansion team for Atlanta that will begin play in 2017 at the city's new retractable roof stadium.
ATHENS - Quarterback Aaron Murray still has some convincing to do after undergoing reconstructive knee surgery in late November.
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Get ready, Augusta National. Jordan Spieth can't wait for another chance at that green jacket.
City Council voted Tuesday to proceed with the second half of a study that prepares Statesboro for a city stormwater department and a monthly fee to fund it.
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/
NEW YORK - After failed attempts and broken dreams, by golly, someone went and put "Fargo" on series TV.