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Wedding Planning with Marcy E. Thornton

Weddings across the globe are pretty darn varied. Consider the differences between religious ceremonies, for instance: Protestant Christians stroll up and down the aisle to upbeat marches; blushing Islamic brides propose to their grooms; Mormons take their vows for life as well as the rest of eternity; and Buddhist couples don't actually marry, but instead pledge to pursue the greater Truth. Non-religious ceremonies can get even more diverse, with Medieval-themed dress or even an Elvis officiant.

October 13, 2007 | By MARCY E. THORNTON | Lifestyles Columnists


For the Public Health by Charles Hardy

For many of us, the word "health" is an individual concept: How do I feel today? If I don't feel well, I take my temperature and call my doctor, and he sees me or calls in a prescription.

October 13, 2007 | By CHARLES HARDY | Lifestyles Columnists


Henry Clay, horticulturist

Cooler temperatures and reduced humidity make gardening activities more pleasurable as summer fades and fall arrives. Linked with this period are a number of important horticultural activities that will enhance patios, yards, and gardens for the coming year. Some of these activities include:

October 13, 2007 | By HENRY CLAY | Lifestyles Columnists


Bulloch History by Roger Allen

Cotton is the lifeblood of many Bulloch Countians today, as it has been for more than a hundred years. The word "Cotton" translates to "coton" in French, and evens sounds the same in Arabic: "Qutun". This very versatile fabric revolutionized the way the world's population dressed, not to mention how they ran most of their daily affairs. The cotton plant is actually a member of the Mallow family, which also includes milkweed and hollyhock.

October 13, 2007 | By ROGER ALLEN | Lifestyles Columnists


Astrograph 9/29

You could be quite fortunate with friends or acquaintances willing to work on your behalf in order to gain advantageous arrangements for you. Doors could be opened to you without having to make a request.

October 13, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Turner-Ellrod

Jessica Brooks Turner became the bride of Christopher Ray Ellrod during a 4:30 p.m. ceremony held on April 28, 2007, at the Nevils United Methodist Church. James Taylor officiated.

October 13, 2007 | | Wedding Planner


Bridge 9/29

The opening ceremony for this year's world bridge championships in Shanghai takes place today. The premier events are the Bermuda Bowl, Venice Cup and Senior Bowl. In all three, the American teams start among the favorites.

October 13, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Neighbor charged in hanging, sexual assault of 6-year-old Texas girl

CORSICANA, Texas - A neighbor of a 6-year-old girl who was found hanged in her family's garage has been charged with sexual assault and capital murder, authorities said Friday.

October 13, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


Indiana father wants to know why police didn’t find young men’s bodies after crash

GARY, Ind. - Bleeding and disoriented after being thrown from a car in a crash, 17-year-old Darius Moore managed to climb a steep embankment in the darkness and walk a quarter-mile to find help. When police arrived, Moore says, he asked them to look for his buddies who had been in the back seat.

October 13, 2007 | By TOM COYNE Associated Press Writer | Nation


Former astronaut’s son buys space tourist ticket, to be first astronaut child to fly in orbit

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - The millionaire son of a retired astronaut is about to follow his father into orbit, after buying a seat on a Russian rocket.

October 13, 2007 | By MARCIA DUNN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Health officials advise against giving cold and cough medicine to toddlers

WASHINGTON - Very young children simply should not take some commonly used cold and cough medicines, federal health officials say in recommending that the ''consult your physician'' advice to parents on the labels be dropped.

October 13, 2007 | By ANDREW BRIDGES Associated Press Writer | Nation


Fla. man in legal fight with his home’s former owner over $100K he found in attic

SANFORD, Fla. - Bernard Salcedo was looking for a bad wire in his attic after the power went out when he found $100,000 in cash. Now the money is in a police evidence vault while Salcedo and his home's former owner argue over who should get it.

October 13, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


Iraqi prime minister rejects congressional proposal to divide his country

BAGHDAD - Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki on Friday rejected a Senate proposal calling for the decentralization of Iraq's government and giving more control to the country's ethnically divided regions, calling it a ''catastrophe.''

October 13, 2007 | By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA Associated Press Writer | Nation


Democrats say company sent team unprepared into insurgent stronghold, provoked Fallujah battle

WASHINGTON - Blackwater USA triggered a major battle in the Iraq war in 2004 by sending an unprepared team of guards into an insurgent stronghold, a move that led to their horrific deaths and a violent response by U.S. forces, says a congressional investigation released Thursday.

October 13, 2007 | By RICHARD LARDNER and MIKE BAKER Associated Press Writers | Nation


Rice orders team to Iraq next week in Blackwater probe of shootings that left civilians dead

WASHINGTON - The United States and Iraq are focusing on five incidents where Blackwater USA guards killed civilians in Iraq this year as Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice ordered a high-level review board to Baghdad, U.S. officials said.

October 13, 2007 | By ANNE GEARAN and MATTHEW LEE Associated Press Writers | Nation


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Tropical Storm Cristobal to move away from Bahamas

MIAMI - Tropical Storm Cristobal is moving erratically north-northeastward away from the Bahamas but is forecast to stay away from the U.S. East Coast.

August 24, 2014 | The Associated Press | World


Logano earns first win at Bristol

BRISTOL, Tenn. - Joey Logano surged past Matt Kenseth with 44 laps to go and won for the first time in his career at Bristol Motor Speedway, foiling Kenseth's gambling attempt to secure a spot in NASCAR's playoffs.

August 23, 2014 | HANK KURZ Jr. AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Rattlers win 3rd straight ArenaBowl title

CLEVELAND - Nick Davila threw for 237 yards and eight touchdowns and the Arizona Rattlers won their third consecutive ArenaBowl title with a 72-32 victory over the Cleveland Gladiators on Saturday night.

August 23, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


Eastern Washington outlasts Sam Houston St. 56-35

CHENEY, Wash. - Vernon Adams threw for 302 yards and four touchdowns to lead Eastern Washington to a 56-35 victory over Sam Houston State on Saturday in the first college football game of the season.

August 23, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


Sankey's late TD lifts Titans past Falcons 24-17

ATLANTA - A healthy Julio Jones made a big difference for Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons' offense.

August 23, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Jerick's journey into the NFL - Week 3: Getting some good advice

Note: "Jerick's journey into the NFL" will run each Sunday during the preseason in the Statesboro Herald.

August 23, 2014 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Georgia Southern


Day, Furyk tied for Barclays lead

PARAMUS, N.J. - Jim Furyk doesn't see another chance to fail, only another chance to win.

August 23, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Chicago to face South Korea in LLWS title game

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - After his Chicago team had come back to beat Las Vegas 7-5 in the U.S. final on Saturday at the Little League World Series, manager Darold Butler admitted he wasn't sure what came next.

August 23, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


Willow Hill School to celebrate anniversary

The Willow Hill Heritage and Renaissance Center will celebrate the 140th anniversary of the Willow Hill School and 60th anniversary of the existing building with activities beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday.

August 23, 2014 | | Local


Barrow, Allen both target Obama in early TV ads

SAVANNAH - Rather than take shots at each other, Democratic Rep. John Barrow and the Republican running for his east Georgia congressional seat have rolled out early campaign ads taking aim at the same target: President Barack Obama.

August 23, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Braves top Reds in 12

CINCINNATI - Justin Upton hit a two-run homer in the 12th inning Friday night, rallying the Atlanta Braves to a 3-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds after left-hander Mike Minor came up four outs short of a no-hitter.

August 23, 2014 | By JOE KAY AP Baseball Writer | Atlanta Braves






Overmatched FPCA dominated by BA

Due to a shortened fall camp and a rained out scrimmage, Bulloch Academy had plenty of concerns heading into its season opener against First Presbyterian Christian Academy Friday night at Gator Alley.

August 22, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Scales’ late goal seals win in season opener

FLORENCE, S.C. – An 88th minute goal from junior transfer Jessica Scales pushed Georgia Southern (1-0-0) past Francis Marion (0-1-0) in the 2014 women's soccer season opener for both schools. Next up for the Eagles is a Sunday matinee at UNC Wilmington.

August 22, 2014 | Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern


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