In last week's column, I suggested that the easiest way to begin planning your wedding is to make a list of your (and your fiancé's) fantasy wedding requirements. Now, however, is the time to get down to the bottom line. A wedding should not, under any circumstances, put your marriage in the red. The ugly truth is that, according to wedding author Jennifer L. Shawne, the average wedding costs about twenty thousand dollars. Yep, that's a two followed by four zeros.
An old saying suggests that opinions are a little like noses - everybody has one. Well, everyone does have opinions ... at least one, and on just about every subject under the sun. Most are perfectly willing to express them, too, given the chance. A lack of real knowledge or experience in the subject matter is hardly ever a deterrent to our expressing those opinions to others, willing listeners or not.
Oscar Wilde said, "At twilight, nature is not without loveliness, though perhaps its chief use is to illustrate quotations from the poets."
ATLANTA - Andruw Jones and Brian McCann hit back-to-back homers to start a six-run sixth inning, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 9-1 on Friday night.
AUSTIN, Texas - Lady Bird Johnson made a final trip Friday to her beloved wildflower center, where friends and family followed the former first lady's casket into a gallery for a private memorial service.
Your charisma and dominance among your peers could be substantially enhanced. This new prestige will put you in beneficial positions for being offered opportunities that you didn't have before.
DEAR ABBY: My husband, "Greg," and I have been married six years. When we first met, he drank every weekend. He wouldn't come home after work or even call me. He has come a long way since then.
When Islamic radicals killed 52 people in London two years ago, it took nearly a month for Osama bin Laden's top deputy to blame Britain itself for the carnage.
WASHINGTON - In the eyes of the public, Congress is doing even worse than the president.
BALTIMORE - Has it come to this? Robots standing in for doctors at the hospital patients' bedside?
ATLANTA - Fewer than half of American children who live close to school regularly walk or ride a bike to classes, according to a new study that highlights a dramatic shift toward car commuting by kids.
WASHINGTON - Fewer high school students are having sex these days, and more are using condoms. The teen birth rate has hit a record low.
DEAR DR. GOTT: I am writing in regard to the letter from the man who found that defecating on paper towels relieved his hemorrhoids.
Something out of the ordinary could occur that will serve to elevate your hopes and expectations. Just when you thought life was going no place, things could liven up in ways that will bring much joy to you.
DEAR ABBY: My husband and I raised our two sons and two daughters. One son and both daughters married well. Our other son, "Neil," is gay. He and his partner, "Ron," have been together 15 years, but Neil's father and I never wanted to know Ron because we disapproved of their lifestyle.
Heading into baseball season, the Statesboro Blue Devils had just about everything figured out.
ATHENS - Georgia is eager to get a couple of days off at the Southeastern Conference tournament.
Stopping in Statesboro on a planned 6,000-mile-plus bicycle journey across America, Tom von Kaenel led roughly 50 people in a brief memorial service in the lobby of City Hall to Georgians who died in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
The Evans County Wildlife Club will host the 47th Annual Claxton Rattlesnake and Wildlife Festival on Saturday and Sunday at the Wildlife Club festival grounds, at 501 Cedar Avenue in Hagan.
Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Friday's print edition. Fran and Jason Aultman live on West Rushing Road, and they expressed concerns about a request by Marie Ashmore to close the road on which she lives, Dink Station Road, during a Bulloch County commissioners meeting Tuesday. Because of reporter's mistakes, a front-page article Thursday listed the wrong first name for Jason Aultman, incorrectly spelled his and Fran's last name and listed the wrong address for them. The Statesboro Herald regrets the errors.
The new Statesboro chapter of AMBUCS, a national service organization whose mission is creating mobility and independence for people with disabilities, is sponsoring a 5K race on Saturday at Mill Creek Regional Park.
A man was arrested after a lengthy investigation into the sale of illegal steroids by the Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team, according to a Wednesday news release.
A man who was stopped for a minor traffic offense ended up with more serious charges after he got into a scuffle with a deputy, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.
On a cold night at Womack Field, Tyler Proctor's blazing strike off of a corner kick paved the way to a Statesboro High victory.
When the toughest part of putting together a lineup is figuring out which .300 hitter needs to get left out, you're in pretty good shape.
The Statesboro Blue Devils cruised to an 8-2 win over Effingham County on Tuesday at Mill Creek.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - It's been 10 years since a driver last attempted running both the Indianapolis 500 and the Coca-Cola 600 on the same day, a feat so grueling that only Tony Stewart has successfully completed all 1,100 miles.
Just south of Bulloch County is the second largest public fishing and hunting entity in the state of Georgia (only the Chattahoochee National Forest is bigger).
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Stephen Strasburg pitched two scoreless innings in his spring debut for Washington, but Phil Gosselin took advantage of Nationals rookie manager Matt Williams' unusual defensive shift in the eighth inning to give the Atlanta Braves an 8-4 victory Tuesday.
DORAL, Fla. - Steve Stricker usually doesn't show up at a tournament on Sunday. He made an exception for the Cadillac Championship, and it made perfect sense.