In my last column on wedding catering, I left out the biggest part: the cake! It's not that I forgot this wedding essential, but that the wedding cake is in a category by itself. Think of it this way: everyone will complement the bride's dress, even if she looks like a poodle in a hammock, but everyone will be honest about the cake.
Joni Poppell of Guyton announces the engagement of her daughter, Mandi Joy of Guyton, to Matthew Ryan Page, son of Ronnie and Debbie Page.
DEAR DR. GOTT: I've noticed you often recommend seeing specialists, having tests, X-rays, etc. Maybe in your circle health testing is as free as breathing oxygen, but most people I know can't afford all this testing. Even if they have insurance, insurers charge such high co-payments and then pass 90 percent of medical costs back to the patient.
WASHINGTON - Immunity for telecommunications companies that tapped Americans' telephones and computers without court approval could present a hurdle for a bill written to strengthen oversight of government surveillance.
Englishman David Bird has been writing humorous articles about the monks of St. Titus since 1978. He has just published his ninth book of these stories, "Heavenly Contracts" (Weidenfeld & Nicolson).
Full, uncut performance of the SEB band's award-winning show - presented by Farmers and Merchants Bank.
In the year ahead, you could put far more irons in the fire than you ever have in the past, and more than a few of them will work out successfully. You'll be able to masterfully keep up with what is working well and draw strength from each.
MOUNT KELUD, Indonesia - Tens of thousands of people were ordered by police - some at gunpoint - to leave their homes on the slopes of one of Indonesia's deadliest volcanoes Friday after a series of underground tremors heightened fears of an imminent eruption.
BRISTOW, Va. - She was fined and got a suspended jail sentence, but Mona Shaw says she has no regrets about using a hammer to vent her frustration at a cable company.
WASHINGTON - Cold and cough medicines don't work in children and shouldn't be used in those younger than 6, federal health advisers recommended Friday.
NEW YORK - The calculus of living paycheck to paycheck in America is getting harder.
WASHINGTON (AP) - It's harder to find a french fry in a school cafeteria these days, and junk food is less common at school fundraisers, a federal study out Friday has found.
LORIMOR, Iowa - Mayor Kent Forbes has learned a hard truth about small-town life in Iowa: Sometimes it stinks.
SPOKANE, Wash. - A man accused of raping his daughter and posting videos of the abuse online was arraigned Friday after returning to the United States from Hong Kong.
KARACHI, Pakistan - Former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, her return from exile shattered by a suicide attack that killed up to 136 people, blamed militants Friday for trying to kill her and said she would not ''surrender our great nation'' to them.
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - An Ohio man detained for nearly half a year in North Korea returned to a very emotional homecoming Wednesday amid tears of joy and hugs from his wife and surprised children.
BERLIN - Surrounded by relics of the Cold War, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his German counterpart warned Wednesday against a return to the bitter divide between East and West over the current crisis in Ukraine.
HURA, Israel - He was a quiet whiz kid at the top of his class in Israel, who overcame tough odds in this minority Arab village to become a star medical student and hospital intern.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Madison Bumgarner and the San Francisco Giants put a sudden stop to the Kansas City Royals' perfect postseason roll.
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As the regular season winds down and games become more important, every team wants a solid offensive threat that it can rely on.
DUBLIN - Senior Ashley Burke and freshman Mattie Wynn Hendrix finished first and second respectively to propel the Bulloch Academy girls' cross country team to the GISA Region 2-AAA championship Monday.
Duck fans in Oregon and Buckeye backers in Ohio are united. Seminoles in the Florida panhandle and Sooners in the Oklahoma panhandle are rallying around a common cause.
Firearms season for deer has just gotten underway and there's lots of possibilities out there right now, but many hunters are already thinking about when the rut might begin because that is the year's best opportunity to get Big Ed on the ground.
ATLANTA - Georgia Tech has a big role to fill this week with bruising runner Zach Laskey sidelined by a shoulder injury.
The road to the PGA Tour out of Mexico was never going to be easy for Carlos Ortiz, even if it was paved with a measure of privilege.
ATLANTA - The team with the Eastern Conference's longest active streak of playoff appearances has a new problem:
PRETORIA, South Africa - Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison Tuesday for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, completing a transformation from an acclaimed sprinter at the 2012 Olympics to a convicted criminal led away in a police van with barred windows.
ATLANTA - Georgia's electorate is changing fast, state officials said Tuesday, underscoring a shift that Democrats see as critical to making gains in a state dominated by Republicans.
Marching bands from high schools across southeast Georgia will be in Statesboro Saturday to compete in the 38th Annual East Georgia Marching Band Festival.