Note: All comments published in Soundoff are the opinions of the anonymous callers and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the Statesboro Herald.
DEAR ABBY: Something happened to me in one of the most popular restaurants here in town. I have gone there many times with family and friends. Recently a friend took me there for a birthday dinner. I know the manager, so I stopped to talk to him when we entered. As we were talking, the hostess came to take my friend to be seated, and I asked, "Could we have a booth, please?"
Humorist Evan Esar said, "The girl with a future avoids a man with a past."
Finally, you may be able to find the way to resolve an important arrangement that you have worked hard and long on but didn't seem to be going anyplace. All will work out advantageously for you and others involved.
DEAR DR. GOTT: I hope you can help. My husband, who is soon to be 72 years old, seems to sleep too much. He still works 40 hours a week, but it is not a strenuous job like he has worked in the past. He gets up every morning around 4 a.m., even though he doesn't go to work until 5:45 am. Even on days he doesn't go to work, he still arises early, and by the time I get up (on the days I don't work) at 6:30 a.m. to 7 a ...
"I'm calling concerned of why Georgia Power let you pay half of their light bill and Excelsior do not. Just like why is Statesboro gas is higher than Millen and Augusta and North Augusta? Can you please answer that for me?"
DEAR ABBY: I am the military wife who signed my letter "Going Crazy in San Diego." I would like to apologize to you and all of your concerned readers for the worry I caused with my letter. Since I wrote you, I have been seeing a doctor and taking antidepressants, which have made a big difference. I will look into speaking to our military ombudsman as well.
DEAR ABBY: Before my grandmother and mother passed on, a "five-generation" picture was taken of Nana, Mom, me, my younger daughter and her little boy. This caused some distress for my older daughter, who feels she should have been included. She was, at the time, without children - and the decision was made by the photographer.
It's unlikely the year ahead will be another run-of-the-mill cycle for you. Some exciting turns of events are apt to be waiting, which will offer fortune and benefits never afforded you previously.
DEAR DR. GOTT: This is the scenario:
In arrangements where you previously relied on others, a stronger and more independent you will emerge. You'll now fend for yourself and do a far better job at achieving your goals than others have done for you.
Students enrolled in Georgia Southern University's Opera Workshop will perform excerpts from "Street Scene," Tuesday, Oct. 3, at 7:30 p.m. in the Emma Kelly Theater of the Averitt Center for the Arts. "Street Scene" is a jazz-based American masterpiece crafted by composer Kurt Weill. Sarah Hancock will narrate the evening's performance.
"You know, it sure would be nice to be able to see the dirt roads or the ditches of the dirt roads on … George Moore and Black Chester. You're drivin' through here and … the bushes are all hangin' over and who knows when someone's gon' flip into this ditch because they can't tell where the ditch actually is. Maybe the county … county'll come cut it."
Statesboro will host Andrew's Answer Walk to Talk Saturday. While this is the third annual event, it is the first time the autism awareness and fund raiser will be held in Statesboro.
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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