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Wedding planning with Marcy E. Thornton

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.

November 04, 2007 | By MARCY E. THORNTON | Lifestyles Columnists


Poppell-Page

Joni Poppell of Guyton announces the engagement of her daughter, Mandi Joy of Guyton, to Matthew Ryan Page, son of Ronnie and Debbie Page.

November 04, 2007 | | Wedding Planner


Ask Dr. Gott 10/20

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.

November 03, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Senate committee approves bill tightening court oversight over gov’t surveillance

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.

November 03, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


Bridge 10/20

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).

November 03, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Video - Award-winning SEB Band - Presented by Farmers and Merchants Bank

Full, uncut performance of the SEB band's award-winning show - presented by Farmers and Merchants Bank.

November 03, 2007 | VINCE JOHNSON | Local


Astrograph 10/20

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.

November 03, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Tens of thousands ordered off slopes of Indonesian volcano amid fears of possible eruption

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.

November 03, 2007 | By INDRA HARSAPUTRA Associated Press Writer | Nation


Woman, 75, fined for smashing Comcast office with hammer in customer service dispute

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.

November 03, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


Government advisers: Don’t use cold medicines in children under 6

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.

November 03, 2007 | By ANDREW BRIDGES Associated Press Writer | Nation


America’s working poor stretching paychecks to the breaking point

NEW YORK - The calculus of living paycheck to paycheck in America is getting harder.

November 03, 2007 | By ANNE D’INNOCENZIO AP Business Writer | Nation


School nutrition improving as students get served healthier foods, report finds

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.

November 03, 2007 | By NANCY ZUCKERBROD Associated Press Writer | Nation


As number of large hog farms grow, Iowans cope with smell, officials worry about business

LORIMOR, Iowa - Mayor Kent Forbes has learned a hard truth about small-town life in Iowa: Sometimes it stinks.

November 03, 2007 | By HENRY C. JACKSON Associated Press Writer | Nation


Fugitive accused in videotaped sex attack on daughter arraigned

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.

November 03, 2007 | By JOHN K. WILEY Associated Press Writer | Nation


Bhutto says she was warned before return to Pakistan that suicide squads would try to kill her

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.

November 03, 2007 | By ASHRAF KHAN Associated Press Writer | Nation


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Local industries, federal grant to equip lab at OTC

Ogeechee Technical College will work with area industries, two development authorities and a federal grant to equip a lab for industrial maintenance courses at a cost of almost $420,000, officials announced Wednesday.

October 08, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Ga. signs agreement to deepen Savannah port

SAVANNAH - After 15 years of studies, lawsuits and bureaucratic delays, state and federal officials Wednesday signed the final paperwork needed for crews to begin digging sand and mud from the Savannah harbor to make room for supersized cargo ships to reach the busy port.

October 08, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM and KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


TV time for struggling Statesboro Blue Devils

There's no good way to sugarcoat it.

October 08, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


SEC East division is pretty good too

ATHENS - An important Southeastern Conference Eastern Division showdown is being overshadowed this week by another deluge of compelling SEC West games.

October 08, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | UGA


Homegrown talent key to another NLCS

ST. LOUIS - Changing cast, same old hit show for the St. Louis Cardinals.

October 08, 2014 | By R.B. FALLSTROM AP Sports Writer | Sports


NFL Weekend Picks: Colts can bust open AFC South

The AFC South pretty much has been the province of the Colts and Texans in recent years. Even though Houston fell apart last season, it's not a big surprise it has emerged as the only challenger to Indianapolis in the division this year.

October 08, 2014 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Falcons face must-win in rare home game

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons are back in familiar surroundings for Sunday's game against the Chicago Bears.

October 08, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


NFL owners' meetings focus on personal conduct

NEW YORK - There hasn't been much football talk at the NFL owners' meetings Wednesday.

October 08, 2014 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Man charged with underage gun possession

Members of the Statesboro-Bulloch County Crime Suppression Team saw a man at Southern Lounge off Fair Road "leaning into the window of a parked car, being loud and disorderly," around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

October 08, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Brooklet man, a ‘known flight risk,’ is arrested

Bulloch County sheriff's investigators surrounded a house Friday at Bridgewater subdivision as they sought to arrest a wanted person.

October 08, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Statesboro officers to conduct alcohol, occupancy checks during Georgia Southern homecoming

With Georgia Southern University's homecoming weekend approaching, local law enforcement authorities are warning residents and local businesses of compliance checks to combat underage drinking as well as overcrowded gathering places.

October 08, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Georgia Southern observes Disability Awareness Month

Georgia Southern University is recognizing Disability Awareness Month in October with various programs and activities. This year's theme is "See the Person, Not the Disability."

October 08, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Stolen electricity complaint leads to 2 meth arrests

Bulloch County sheriff's deputies responding to a call about stolen power Friday found ingredients for manufacturing methamphetamine, and two men were arrested, according to the sheriff's office.

October 08, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Ga. signs agreement to deepen Savannah harbor

SAVANNAH - After 15 years of studies, lawsuits and bureaucratic delays, state and federal officials Wednesday signed the final paperwork needed for crews to begin digging sand and mud from the Savannah harbor to make room for supersized cargo ships to reach the busy port.

October 08, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM and KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


US Ebola patient dies; airport screening expanded

WASHINGTON - The first person diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S. died Wednesday despite intense but delayed treatment, and the government announced it was expanding airport examinations to guard against the spread of the deadly disease.

October 08, 2014 | By MIKE STOBBE and CONNIE CASS Associated Press | Nation


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