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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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Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Georgia agriculture leads nation in produce

(Note: The following is the first of a series of articles looking at the history and evolution of agriculture in Georgia and Bulloch County.)

September 28, 2014 | By ROGER ALLEN Special to the Herald | Columnists/Editorials


Flu shots: What you should know

WASHINGTON - It's time for flu vaccines again. While the shot is important for the whole family, this year health officials have some different advice for different ages: Certain kids should opt for the ouchless nasal spray. Seniors, expect to get a new kind of pneumonia shot along with that flu jab.

September 28, 2014 | The Associated Press | Life


Kathy Bradley: Lennon and McCartney and Grannie

A flock of blackbirds covers the field. Two hundred, maybe. Silent and still before rising, as though at the lift of some unseen maestro's baton, into the air in one loud flap like a bleached sheet on a clothesline. I watch and listen and shiver. Blackbirds. Sign of cold weather.

September 28, 2014 | Kathy Bradley Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Police: Ferguson officer shot; 2 suspects wanted

FERGUSON, Mo. - A Ferguson police officer was shot in the arm Saturday night after encountering two men at a community center who ran from him and then opened fire during a foot chase, authorities said.

September 28, 2014 | By JIM SALTER Associated Press | World


Gurley goes wild

ATHENS - Todd Gurley shook off a couple of defenders in the backfield, built up speed down the sideline, and saw another would-be tackler in his path.

September 27, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | UGA


Europe leads 10-6, closes in on another Ryder Cup

GLENEAGLES, Scotland - Justin Rose swept that magical putter into the air before his ball even reached the hole, and he punched his right fist when it dropped for a birdie. Just like at Medinah, the final match in the Ryder Cup on Saturday gave Europe another big boost of momentum going into the last round.

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


Upton brothers go yard in win

PHILADELPHIA - Brothers B.J. and Justin Upton each homered and the Atlanta Braves held on for a 4-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday night.

September 27, 2014 | By AARON BRACY Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Kurt Busch has Sprint Chase hopes on line in 500th start

DOVER, Del. - Kurt Busch looked around and saw NASCAR's biggest stars crowding his car. Dale Earnhardt, Bobby Labonte, Dale Jarrett all zooming past Busch and giving the rookie driver a reality check - his racing heroes from TV were now his toughest competitors on the track.

September 27, 2014 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Falcons unleashing Julio Jones

FLOWERY BRANCH - These days, the game looks so much slower to Julio Jones.

September 27, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Woman, 75, dies after church van is struck in Bulloch County

An elderly woman was killed Friday evening when a man ran a stop sign and crashed into the church van in which she was riding, according to Georgia State Patrol Senior Trooper Brian Scott.

September 27, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Defending champs shut down Bulloch Academy Gators

PERRY - It was a David vs. Goliath storyline Friday night as Bulloch Academy marched into Marvin Arrington Stadium to face The Westfield School.

September 26, 2014 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Prep Sports 360


Hawks, civil rights leaders vow to work together

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks and city civil rights leaders said Friday's meeting between the team's CEO and the group was "extremely productive."

September 26, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


No. 12 Georgia hoping for smoother test vs. Vols

ATHENS - No. 12 Georgia begins a stretch of seven straight Southeastern Conference games with a team that seemed to take all the steam out of the Bulldogs a year ago.

September 26, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | UGA


Blue Devils upended by Brunswick

Friday night featured the 50th anniversary of Statesboro's 'homeless' 1964 squad finally making its first appearance on Womack Field.

September 26, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Phillies edge Braves, 5-4

PHILADELPHIA - Jonathan Papelbon made his first appearance in Philadelphia since he made a lewd gesture as he left the field, closing out the Phillies' 5-4 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Friday night with a scoreless ninth inning.

September 26, 2014 | By AARON BRACY Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


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