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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


Deals celebrate 50 years

August 19, 2007 | | Anniversaries


Crews pull 5th body from bridge collapse

MINNEAPOLIS - Fears that the death toll would rise dramatically as workers searched through the wreckage of a bridge that plunged into the Mississippi River eased Friday when authorities lowered the number of missing from as many as 30 to just eight.

August 19, 2007 | By HENRY C. JACKSON Associated Press Writer | Nation


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


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Local Roundup: Bulloch native wins golf tourney

BATON ROUGE, La. - Bulloch County native Wendel Akins birdied the last four holes of the 36-hole Baton Rouge Open golf tournament on Sunday to finish 10-under in the event for the win, the New Orleans Advocate reported.

June 27, 2014 | From staff reports | Sports


Woods misses cut at Quicken Loans

BETHESDA, Md. - Tiger Woods never felt so good after playing so badly.

June 27, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Venus Williams out after battle

LONDON - For 2 ½ hours, Venus Williams traded big serves and hard groundstrokes with Petra Kvitova on Centre Court. Williams was playing with some of the power and pace that had brought her five Wimbledon titles. But when it was over, she was left with a sense of disappointment.

June 27, 2014 | By SAMUEL PETREQUIN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Bumpy track means anyone's race

SPARTA, Ky. - NASCAR drivers won't be shocked if Kentucky Speedway's fourth Sprint Cup Series race yields a repeat winner or new face spraying champagne in victory lane.

June 27, 2014 | By GARY B. GRAVES AP Sports Writer | NASCAR - AP


Georgia schools resist arming teachers despite new law

ATLANTA - Georgia school leaders are turning down a new option to arm teachers, arguing that it doesn't make kids any safer and creates more problems than state lawmakers intended to solve.

June 27, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Pulaski Road at bypass to close for 2 months

Pulaski Road east of Veterans Memorial Parkway will close Monday for about two months while Georgia Department of Transportation contractors work to improve the road's drainage and improve the intersection, DOT announced Friday.

June 27, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Yeatts-Franklin

Laura "Lorie" Yeatts became the bride of Herbert Lehman Franklin III during a 5 p.m. ceremony on May 10, 2014, at Hackbranch Farm in Ailey, Ga. The Rev. Douglas Patterson officiated.

June 27, 2014 | | Weddings


Hein-Simmons

Mr. and Mrs. Steven Matthew Hein of Statesboro, Ga., are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Meredith Claire Hein, to Crawford James Simmons. Crawford is the son of Mr. and Mrs. James William Simmons of Statesboro.

June 27, 2014 | | Weddings


How 'Jaws' helped shape the summer blockbuster

Summer officially arrived last Saturday, but in terms of Hollywood Daylight Time, it's been here since April 4.

June 27, 2014 | By CHRIS HICKS Deseret News National | Hot topics


Year after firefighter deaths, town moves forward

PRESCOTT, Ariz. - Reminders of the Granite Mountain Hotshots are spread throughout Station 7.

June 27, 2014 | By FELICIA FONSECA Associated Press | World


Ex-cop suspect in deaths of 2 women in suitcases

MINNEAPOLIS - The disappearance of a Minnesota mother of seven was just a missing person case when it landed on the desk of Detective Sgt. Lee Hollatz. Seven months later, her body and that of another woman were found stuffed in suitcases along a rural Wisconsin highway, and the former police officer whom Hollatz had long considered his top person of interest is now suspected in their deaths.

June 27, 2014 | By STEVE KARNOWSKI and DINESH RAMDE Associated Press | World




US declares wood storks no longer endangered

TOWNSEND, Ga. - The American wood stork, a bird scientists once feared would be extinct by the year 2000, has made such an impressive comeback that it's getting an official status upgrade 30 years after first being listed as an endangered species, the Obama administration said Thursday.

June 26, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Nation


Astros avoid sweep, pound Braves

HOUSTON - The Houston Astros had solid pitching but couldn't get their offense going in the first two games against Atlanta.

June 26, 2014 | By KRISTIE RIEKEN AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves - AP


Nadal rallies, gets revenge

LONDON - Not this time.

June 26, 2014 | By STEPHEN WILSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


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