In the year ahead, a restless urge to travel and acquire knowledge through personal experiences could grow much stronger within you. This need can be gratified through numerous short trips, if a long journey isn't possible.
DEAR ABBY: As a policeman, I was very disappointed to read (8/29) about the fellow officer who leaves his duty weapon out on the kitchen table. Even if there were no children in the house, it's an extremely dangerous thing to do.
George Ade, a writer, columnist and playwright who died in 1944, said, "Anybody can win unless there happens to be a second entry."
DEAR DR. GOTT: I have contracted poison ivy for the fourth time this year. I wear long pants, shirts with long sleeves, a hat and fresh gloves each time I go out to cut the lawn. I launder my clothing immediately, shower with soap and still end up with poison ivy. It is bad enough on my extremities, but, inevitably, I get it around my eyes. The swelling and blistering are so bad that it not only interferes with my vision but causes me to look like I have been in a fight or a bad accident. I have twice ...
Mornings are cooler and leaves of all shades are beginning to litter the ground – sure signs that October has arrived in the Boro. Enjoy the month with time spent outdoors, parade-watching and fair-going, visits to football games, and candy-searches at fall festivals. Incorporate the following celebrations and make every day a holiday.
DEAR DR. GOTT: I am confused about sleep aids. I am 81 years old and in very good shape. I take five to six Benadryl every month to help me sleep. Now you mention Melatonin. Is that better? You mention Ambien, but that is a prescription. Is it safe for me to continue with Benadryl? When I have used them up, should I buy Melatonin?
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Captain John White dropped off Sir Walter Raleigh's famous Roanoke Island colonists in 1587 and then went back to Britain. When he returned with supplies and more colonists, the colonists were gone. They found only two signs giving them a clue as to what had happened: the letters "CRO" were carved into a tree; and the word "CROATAN" was carved into a fence.
When Joy Deal first started coordinating the after school program for the Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department 15 years ago, there were 89 students involved at four schools.
Henry J. Tillman claimed: "The saying 'Getting there is half the fun' became obsolete with the advent of commercial airlines."
DEAR DR. GOTT: What is the best way to dry dishes? I mean, where would there be the fewest germs, and what would be the most healthful approach for the people using the dishes? One person I talked to will wash the dishes, take a towel and dry the dishes, then put them away. I say put them on a drainer, let them air dry, then put them away. Who would you say is correct?
That to which you aspire will have an excellent chance of being achieved in the year ahead, owing to the fact you'll be more pragmatic than you've been in the past. And you will now take measures to make your dreams realities.
Novelist and screenwriter Rita Mae Brown claimed: "For you to be successful, sacrifices must be made. It's better that they are made by others, but failing that, you'll have to make them yourself."
When I heard that Paul and Beverly MacGregor had been to Ireland (not once but four times) I invited them to visit, bring pictures and report on the Emerald Isle.
DEAR ABBY: My sister, "Cindy," and some of her friends have been playing the "choking game" where you deprive yourself of oxygen by tying something around your neck in order to get high. They say it's safe because they do it with someone else there to make sure they're OK. However, last week there was an article in the paper about a boy who died doing it.
Students are helping Georgia health departments apply to become nationally accredited. Graduates are researching whether flu shots reduce school absenteeism. Biostatisticians, who come from around the world to study here, are employed in the pharmaceutical industry, proving the effectiveness of new drugs.
On Feb. 25, 1914, Bulloch County Sheriff John Donaldson posed for a photo along with the probate judge, clerk of court and three other bailiffs and deputy clerks to memorialize "The Big Snow," a rare event in Statesboro even then. The photo was taken on the east side of the Bulloch County Courthouse and was later made a part of the State of Georgia's "Vanishing Georgia" photo archive.
Georgia Southern University recently recognized 2,646 students for excellence in academics on the 2013 fall semester Dean's List. To be eligible for the Dean's List, a student must have at least a 3.5 grade point average and carry a minimum of 12 hours for the semester. The following area students achieved this accomplishment.
Donations are still coming in, and the second Chocolate Run possibly could see around $30,000 raised when the final tally is calculated.
Over the years, Peter Schickele has earned many musical titles - composer, professor and doctor of music.
Man of the Decade
Lynn Vogel and her Hungarian Kuvasz dog have brought home yet another medal for Statesboro.
Through efforts of the Willow Hill Heritage & Renaissance Center and Georgia Southern University, plans are gathering steam to restore and relocate the Bennett Grove School, Bulloch County's only remaining one-room African-American schoolhouse.
The Boy Scouts of America just celebrated their 104th birthday, and a local troop has the distinction of celebrating almost half of those years.
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