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.
The Associated Press
When Dawn Garrigus' parents and doctor approached her about taking advantage of her Make-A-Wish eligibility, the 11-year-old Statesboro girl had a few, very specific wishes.
WASHINGTON - It's time for flu vaccines again. While the shot is important for the whole family, this year health officials have some different advice for different ages: Certain kids should opt for the ouchless nasal spray. Seniors, expect to get a new kind of pneumonia shot along with that flu jab.
You can see and feel the change of seasons. Fall color is starting to appear; pansies, mums and asters are in the garden center and your thoughts are turning to preparing your landscape for winter.
In a second-floor classroom inside the Carroll Building at Georgia Southern University, equipped with dimmed fluorescent lights and a projector, Statesboro Public Safety Director Wendell Turner holds a policing lecture class with about 25 students each Wednesday.
Delete Question: A friend sent photos of the blue butterflies now at the butterfly house at Callaway Gardens. Can I attract this butterfly to my garden?
Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction, which appears in Tuesday's print edition: Wendy DesChene is an associate professor of art at Auburn University. Because of a photographer's mistake, her employer was listed incorrectly in a photo caption and article that appeared on page 1B Sunday. The Statesboro Herald regrets the error.
Georgia Southern's first home game as a member of college football's highest division Saturday prompted a weeklong celebration that spilled over into downtown Statesboro.
Question: Is it true I can no longer purchase a 'Bradford' pear tree? Someone told me this at a nursery.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - At the age of 9, Isabella Rose Taylor - a painter since she was 3 - took a weeklong sewing class with an eye toward incorporating textiles into her artwork. She quickly discovered a love for fashion design as well, taking the class twice more that summer. Now, at 13, her line is debuting at Nordstrom stores this fall and she's set to hold her first show at New York Fashion Week."
Man of the Decade
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