DEAR ABBY: I have a serious problem. Several months ago, my 15-year-old granddaughter, "Brittany," brought a girlfriend to my home explaining that "Megan's" mother was on drugs and Megan had no place to live. The mother was living between her car and an occasional motel room.
DEAR DR. GOTT: I'm a 70-plus-year-old unemployed woman in fair health except for high blood pressure, severe arthritis and COPD. I have no relatives in this area. I attend church regularly and do have a few very close friends.
Restlessness on your part may be more prevalent than usual in the year ahead. But if you're smart, you can use this to your advantage - as a stimulus to push you onward and upward. Don't let it impel you to go off on tangents.
Robert Morley, an English actor, director and playwright, said, "Beware of the conversationalist who adds 'in other words.' He is merely starting afresh."
FLOWERY BRANCH - DeAngelo Hall made it through Day 1 of his media blackout.
HOUSTON (AP) - NASA canceled a spacewalk Wednesday as it scrambled to deal with two power problems at the international space station.
Whether you are thrifty, a bargain hunter, a collector or just looking for some useful secondhand items, the place to be on Saturday is at the Statesboro Service League's annual Attic Sale. Hosted at the Ogeechee Fairgrounds main exhibit building, the event promises to be best and largest garage sale in the area.
MINNEAPOLIS - A 19-year-old man was charged with second-degree murder Tuesday in the killing of a woman who answered an ad on Craigslist for a baby sitter.
WASHINGTON - Science is getting a grip on people's fears.
BAGHDAD - The monthly toll of U.S. service members who have died in Iraq is on track to being the lowest in nearly two years, with at least 37 troop deaths recorded as of Tuesday, but the military cautioned it's too early to declare a long-term trend.
RANCHO SANTA FE, Calif. - Dr. Jorge Llorente became irritated recently when the fire department kept rejecting his plans to landscape his hacienda-style home with jacarandas and avocado trees.
NEW YORK - The unfolding credit crisis has claimed its biggest corporate casualty so far: Merrill Lynch CEO Stan O'Neal.
Your right-hand opponent opens one no-trump, showing 15-17 points. You double. Assuming that is for penalty, what would your hand look like?
The Portal Panthers got their first win of the season in a 52-29 homecoming victory Friday against Calvary Day, and the offensive charge was led by senior quarterback Octavious Rawls.
DEAR DR. GOTT: As one of the few doctors who is willing to accept that it's OK to talk about end-of-life issues, I would encourage you to consider the following.
BALTIMORE - As the Baltimore Orioles prepared to play before their home fans for the first time in two weeks, the sights and sounds around Camden Yards on a lovely Monday afternoon were all about baseball.
The lore of NASCAR's annual All-Star race has been building since 1987, when Dale Earnhardt's "pass in the grass" gave him the victory.
NEW YORK - The NFL came down hard on its biggest star and its championship team, telling Tom Brady and the Patriots that no one is allowed to mess with the rules of the game.
Sheriff's investigators are still seeking the whereabouts of a disabled man who has been missing from an Ellabell home since Thursday.
Sea Island Bank, a division of Synovus Bank, announced recently that Tina Haranda was promoted to assistant vice president and assistant branch manager of the Main Office Branch.
Current and former members of AgSouth Farm Credit received nearly $44 million in two separate distributions this spring. Customers in Bryan, Bulloch, Candler, Emanuel, Evans, and Jenkins counties received more than $1.3 million in cash.
Statesboro has many claims to fame. From Blind Willie McTell, Emma Kelly, Erk Russell, Braswell Food Company to the greatest little university in America.
NEW YORK - Imagine a fitting room with a "smart" mirror that suggests jeans to go with the red shirt you brought in. It snaps a video so you can compare the image side-by-side with other colorful shirts you try on. It might even show you how the shirt will fit without you having to undress.
The company says none of these minor collisions was caused by its cars and that it has avoided many major accidents over 1.7 million miles traveled, much of it with drivers just along for the ride.
BOSTON - Former New England Patriots player and convicted murdererAaron Hernandez has been charged with trying to silence a witness in a double murder case against him by shooting him in the face and leaving him for dead, prosecutors said Monday.
Judge B. Avant Edenfield
A major U.S. newspaper recently ran a piece detailing all the ways children benefit from doing chores. Well, not all the ways. They failed to mention the most important benefit: Chores, properly managed, teach citizenship values.
Mr. and Mrs. Carl and Nan Taylor of Statesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Olivia of Statesboro, to Jason Scott Daughtry, son of Mr. Freddy Daughtry and Ms. Debbie Daughtry of Statesboro.
Lorna Beasley of Statesboro is pleased to announce the engagement of her daughter, Shelby Dolores Sanders of Statesboro, to Matt Lawson Conner, son of Charles and Sherry Conner of Stilson.