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Diane Miller

Have you ever heard a cantaloupe called a muskmelon? The term muskmelon really refers to a group of melons which includes the honeydew, casaba, crenshaw and Persian as well as the cantaloupe. Many people however, still use the term muskmelon when they talk about cantaloupes.

August 19, 2007 | By DIANE MILLER | Lifestyles Columnists


Fun with the Family by Julie Lavender

Freshly sharpened pencils, crisp sheets of paper bound by spiral pieces of metal, brand new crayons in all shades of the rainbow – visible reminders that a new school year has arrived! Make this the best school year ever with the necessary supplies for each day, a great deal of love, encouragement, and support throughout the year, and positive, fun-filled celebrations sprinkled into each week. Start with some of these awesome August activities.

August 19, 2007 | By JULIE LAVENDER | Lifestyles Columnists


Wedding planning with Marcy E. Thornton

In my last column, I discussed the nature of reality, (i.e.- facing the fact that weddings really cost money). As I stated, your best bet for keeping costs down is to prioritize. In the next several columns, I'll be talking about specific categories that you may choose to focus on, and this week's column is dedicated to all things floral.

August 19, 2007 | By MARCY E. THORNTON | Lifestyles Columnists


GSU Botanical Gardens by Audrey Smith

Who doesn't enjoy a beautifully landscaped and manicured lawn? It serves as your home's first impression to visitors and makes a great place for the family to gather for leisure time. But that green lawn takes effort, chemicals, and, of course, money to keep it looking good. And who really enjoys spending their Saturday mornings mowing? There is a solution. Say goodbye to grass.

August 19, 2007 | By AUDREY SMITH | Lifestyles Columnists


Bulloch History by Roger Allen

Haakon I (or Haakon the Good) was the third king of Norway (from 935 to 961). The Norwegian first name Hååkon (also spelled Håkon, Hakon or Haco) means "High Son". When his half-brother, Eric Bloodyaxe, succeeded King Harold, his other brothers helped Haakon seize power. The Southern Islands (Inner & Outer Hebrides, Kintyre, and the Isle of Man) were Norwegian territory. Therefore, it wasn't surprising when King Haakon the 1st's daughter (known as the Princess "Saucy Mary") married Scottish Mackinnon Clan Chieftain Findanus in 900 A.D.

August 19, 2007 | By ROGER ALLEN | Lifestyles Columnists


Mather-Stine

Dr. and Mrs. Timothy Mather of Portal announce the engagement of their daughter, Amber Mather of Portal, to Caleb Stine, father of Brittany and Tyler Stine and son of Greg Stine and Barbara Kaste.

August 19, 2007 | | Wedding Planner


Coto-Hemmerle

Mr. and Mrs. Mike Coto of Guyton announce the upcoming wedding of their daughter, Ashley Danielle Coto, to Nicholas Duane Hemmerle, son of Mr. and Mrs. Tony Davidson of Ellabell and Robert Hemmerle of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

August 19, 2007 | | Wedding Planner


Researchers find whale sharks gathering

ATLANTA - Researchers at the world's largest aquarium have found what is believed to be the world's largest gathering of the world's largest fish along the Mexican coast.

August 19, 2007 | The Associated Press | Local


Some relatives wait in solitude, some with support as search for bridge victims creeps on

MINNEAPOLIS - Mohamed Sahal is in seclusion, praying through tears for his missing pregnant wife and 2-year-old daughter.

August 19, 2007 | By VICKI SMITH Associated Press Writer | Nation


House debates new taxes on oil companies, incentives for renewable energy

WASHINGTON - Declaring a new direction in energy policy, the House on Saturday edged toward passing $16 billion in taxes on oil companies and offering tax breaks and incentives for renewable energy and conservation efforts.

August 19, 2007 | By H. JOSEF HEBERT Associated Press Writer | Nation


Presidents wants quick House passage of terrorist surveillance legislation

WASHINGTON - President Bush appealed to the Democratic-controlled House for swift passage Saturday of legislation that would expand the government's powers to eavesdrop on suspected foreign terrorists.

August 19, 2007 | By LARA JAKES JORDAN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Foot-and-mouth outbreak prompts Britain to ban meat and dairy exports, halt animal movement

WANBOROUGH, England - Britain raced to avert economic disaster Saturday by halting meat and dairy exports and the movement of livestock around the country after foot-and-mouth disease was found on a southern English farm.

August 19, 2007 | By ROMINA SPINA Associated Press Writer | Nation


Hot rocks in Earth’s crust offer a glimmer of hope for clean energy, but beware of tremors

BASEL, Switzerland - When tremors started cracking walls and bathroom tiles in this Swiss city on the Rhine, the engineers knew they had a problem.

August 19, 2007 | By ELIANE ENGELER and ALEXANDER G. HIGGINS Associated Press Writers | Nation


Not-so-ancient mariner becomes cause celebre with Revolutionary War sub

NEW YORK - Duke Riley: Artist. Patriot. Moron?

August 19, 2007 | By LARRY McSHANE Associated Press Writer | Nation


Police Report - August 5

Note: All information included in this report is taken from law enforcement incident reports and arrest records, which are public records and available for review at any and all local law enforcement agencies. Not every arrest leads to a conviction. Guilt or innocence is determined by the court system.

August 19, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


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Carter says Iraq's 'will to fight' at issue after Ramadi

WASHINGTON - The Islamic State group's takeover of Ramadi is evidence that Iraqi forces do not have the "will to fight," Defense Secretary Ash Carter said, in the harshest assessment yet from a high-ranking Obama administration official of Iraqi fighters and the loss of the provincial capital

May 24, 2015 | Associated Press | Associated Press


Braves top Brew Crew in extras

ATLANTA - Jace Peterson was much more decisive on his first-pitch swing in the 11th inning than trying to determine if that hit was the highlight of his rookie season.

May 23, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Update: Police locate Oliver children

Thanks to publicity on news outlets and social media, the four Oliver children were turned over to other family members by the parents and then given to the Department of Family Chidlrens Services, Jared Akins, chief deputy for the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office, said Saturday afternoon.

May 23, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Na leads at Colonial

FORT WORTH, Texas - The last time Kevin Na took the lead into the final round of a tournament, he faltered badly.

May 23, 2015 | By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer | Sports


More bad news for Hawks: Korver out for rest of playoffs

ATLANTA - Already facing a daunting task after losing the first two games at home in the Eastern Conference final, the Atlanta Hawks were dealt another major blow Saturday when 3-point specialist Kyle Korver was ruled out for the rest of the playoffs because of a severely sprained right ankle.

May 23, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Gordon not ready for sentiment yet

CONCORD, N.C. - Sentimentality can wait. Jeff Gordon is not ready to focus on life after racing as his farewell tour arrives at the longest event on the NASCAR schedule.

May 23, 2015 | By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Safety questions hover over Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS - They call the Indianapolis 500 "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing" for its high speeds, rich history, enormous crowd and the take-your-breath-away competition.

May 23, 2015 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | Sports


SHS turns page on last season

The sound of Statesboro High football coach Steve Pennington screaming instructions to his players in a long sleeve jacket in 91 degree weather can mean only one thing-football is back for the Blue Devils.

May 22, 2015 | HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Brew crew stomps Braves

ATLANTA- Ryan Braun homered and drove in four runs, four Milwaukee pitchers combined to hold Atlanta to three hits, and the Brewers beat the Braves 11-0 on Friday night.

May 22, 2015 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Kurt Busch brings lessons to Charlotte

CONCORD, N.C. - There's no bank of TV cameras surrounding Kurt Busch's hauler, no one monitoring his fluid intake to prevent dehydration, no golf cart waiting to whisk him away from NASCAR practice and off to Indianapolis. This year, Busch is glad to have his focus solely on the Coca-Cola 600.

May 22, 2015 | By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer | Sports


Kurt Busch brings lessons to Charlotte

CONCORD, N.C. - There's no bank of TV cameras surrounding Kurt Busch's hauler, no one monitoring his fluid intake to prevent dehydration, no golf cart waiting to whisk him away from NASCAR practice and off to Indianapolis. This year, Busch is glad to have his focus solely on the Coca-Cola 600.

May 22, 2015 | By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer | Sports


Federal data: As oil production soars, so do pipeline leaks

The oil pipeline leak that fouled a stretch of California coastline this week reflects a troubling trend in the nation's infrastructure: As U.S. oil production has soared, so has the number of pipeline accidents.

May 22, 2015 | By HENRY C. JACKSON and DAVID A. LIEB Associated Press | Associated Press


Wal-Mart's push on animal welfare hailed as game changer

NEW YORK - Wal-Mart's push to get its suppliers to give farm animals fewer antibiotics and more room to roam is expected to have a big impact on the food industry, experts say.

May 22, 2015 | By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO AP Retail Writer | Associated Press


Another honor for the late Dr. Leila Denmark

The legacy of Portal's Leila Alice Daughtry Denmark will be honored yet again, this time with the naming of Forsyth County's sixth high school.

May 22, 2015 | By LUCAS BAGGETT Herald Intern | Local




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