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U.S. defense secretary says in visit to Baghdad that secure and stable Iraq is within reach

BAGHDAD - U.S. military commanders in northern Iraq told Defense Secretary Robert Gates here Wednesday that they need more troops to battle increased attacks by al-Qaida terrorists who have fled north after being pushed out of the Baghdad region.

December 20, 2007 | By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press Writer | Nation


U.S. teen births rise for first time in 15 years, surprising health officials

ATLANTA - In a troubling reversal, the nation's teen birth rate rose for the first time in 15 years, surprising government health officials who had no immediate explanation.

December 20, 2007 | By MIKE STOBBE Associated Press Writer | Nation


Bulloch History by Roger Allen

Irishman Joshua McCall married Juliana Truby and had at least one child: Francis John McCall, born on November 11, 1710 in Ulster, Antrim County, Northern Ireland. At some time Francis Sr. and his family immigrated to the United States, settling in Big Spring, Pennsylvania. He married Marry Harris in Cumberland Valley, Pennsylvania and they had the following children: Charles (Sr.), born in 1732; George, born in 1735; Thomas, born in 1739; Joseph, born in 1741; Elizabeth, born in 1743; Jean, born in 1743; Iber, born in 1745; and Mary, born in 1747.

December 20, 2007 | By ROGER ALLEN | Lifestyles Columnists


Poor nations at Bali climate meeting demand quick help with energy and emissions technology

BALI, Indonesia (AP) - Developing nations at the U.N. Climate Change Conference demanded rapid transfers of technology Wednesday to help them combat global warming, while a report warned that some of Asia's biggest cities could be threatened by rising sea levels.

December 20, 2007 | By MICHAEL CASEY AP Environmental Writer | Nation


Dear Abby 12/04

DEAR ABBY: I laughed out loud when I read the letter from "Believes in Decorum, Eugene, Ore." (Oct. 15), whose office reeked of popcorn.

December 20, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Police Report - December 6

Note: All information included in this report is taken from law enforcement incident reports and arrest records, which are public records and available for review at any and all local law enforcement agencies. Not every arrest leads to a conviction. Guilt or innocence is determined by the court system.

December 20, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Global warming already threatening world’s plants and animals

BALI, Indonesia - More than 3,000 flying foxes dropped dead, falling from trees in Australia. Giant squid migrated north to commercial fishing grounds off California, gobbling anchovy and hake. Butterflies have gone extinct in the Alps.

December 20, 2007 | By MICHAEL CASEY AP Environmental Writer | Nation


Suicide bomber attacks Afghan soldiers in minibus, killing at least 13 people near capital

KABUL, Afghanistan - A suicide bomber rammed an explosives-laden car into a minibus carrying Afghan soldiers in a crowded market south of Kabul on Wednesday, killing at least 13 people and wounding 20, officials said.

December 20, 2007 | By AMIR SHAH Associated Press Writer | Nation


Restaurant Inspections

The following are among the food service establishments inspected in October and November by the Bulloch County Health Department. The department scores on a 100-percentile scale. Kitchens are inspected at least every four months and are required to post their score sheets in public. The score and selected comments from health inspectors are included in each report. All eating establishments are located in Statesboro, except where noted. To view all restaurant scores, visit www.bullochhealthdepartment.com.

December 20, 2007 | | Local


Police Report - December 5

Note: All information included in this report is taken from law enforcement incident reports and arrest records, which are public records and available for review at any and all local law enforcement agencies. Not every arrest leads to a conviction. Guilt or innocence is determined by the court system.

December 20, 2007 | | Crime Report


Police Report - December 2

Note: All information included in this report is taken from law enforcement incident reports and arrest records, which are public records and available for review at any and all local law enforcement agencies. Not every arrest leads to a conviction. Guilt or innocence is determined by the court system.

December 20, 2007 | | Crime Report


Two Gators head to all-star game

An honor and a privilege are the sentiments expressed by Bulloch Academy seniors Darion Carter and Ethan Lovett after they were selected to play in the 2007 Georgia Independent School Association (GISA) All-Star football game this Saturday in Macon.

December 20, 2007 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Sports


Bridge 12/03

The Bridge World magazine, edited by Jeff Rubens, provides the most erudite discussions of top-level bridge. But it also includes a section for players hoping to become the best in their local duplicate clubs.

December 20, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Studies: Obese children could face more heart disease when they’re adults

NEW YORK - The chicken nuggets are coming home to roost. By the time today's teens are middle age, the rate of heart disease could be 16 percent higher because of the extra pounds they are carrying around today, a U.S. study suggests.

December 20, 2007 | By STEPHANIE NANO Associated Press Writer | Nation


Congressional study finds high risk of catastrophic runway collision in United States

WASHINGTON - There is ''a high risk of a catastrophic runway collision occurring in the United States'' because of faltering federal leadership, malfunctioning technology and overworked air traffic controllers, congressional investigators concluded Wednesday.

December 20, 2007 | By MICHAEL J. SNIFFEN Associated Press Writer | Nation


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Cyclists ride 560 miles to raise funds and awareness for Paul Anderson Youth Home

Fifteen cyclists consisting of current residents, alumni and supporters of the Paul Anderson Youth Home left the home Thursday afternoon to bike 560 miles through six Georgia cities, with Statesboro being the first stop Thursday evening.

August 01, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Bulloch County Schools open ‘smoothly’

The halls of Mill Creek Elementary School were brightly light, with even brighter smiles greeting old and new students along with their parents.

August 01, 2014 | By JENNIFER ARTHURS Herald Intern | Local


Metter police seek information on home invasion attempt

Metter police are seeking information on a suspect in a "possible" home invasion attempt.

August 01, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Georgia Southern secondary looks to have a logjam

Every coach at the Sun Belt Football Media Day last week in New Orleans said pretty much the same thing about winning in the conference - you need a good quarterback and a good defense.

August 01, 2014 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Georgia Southern


Screven County youngsters go national

SYLVANIA - Two of Screven County's youngest baseball players got a taste of big league success earlier this month as 8-year old B.J. Carver and 9-year old Xander Kile were selected to travel to Westfield, Ind., to play with the Baseball Youth America team.

August 01, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Evans County man dies in wreck

An Evans County man was killed Thursday evening after running a stop sign, according to Georgia State Patrol Post 45 in Statesboro.

August 01, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Cyclists ride 560 miles to raise funds and awareness for Paul Anderson Youth Home

Fifteen cyclists consisting of current residents, alumni and supporters of the Paul Anderson Youth Home left the home Thursday afternoon to bike 560 miles through six Georgia cities, with Statesboro being the first stop Thursday evening.

August 01, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Kershaw outduels Teheran as Dodgers sweep Braves

LOS ANGELES - Julio Teheran battled Clayton Kershaw until the end only to come up a hard-luck loser, sending the Atlanta Braves out of town with three straight losses to the first-place Dodgers.

August 01, 2014 | By BETH HARRIS AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves




OTC graduate helps unveil new college program

Earlier this week, an Ogeechee Technical College graduate represented Technical College System of Georgia graduates during an announcement about a campaign designed to encourage adults to go back to college and get their degrees.

July 31, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Senate report: 'No American is proud' of CIA tactics after 9/11

WASHINGTON - The State Department has endorsed the broad conclusions of a harshly critical Senate report on the CIA's interrogation and detention practices after the 9/11 attacks, a report that accuses the agency of brutally treating terror suspects and misleading Congress, according to a White House document.

July 31, 2014 | By KEN DILANIAN and EILEEN SULLIVAN Associated Press | Nation


Eagles get started

It was all business when the Georgia Southern Eagles took to the Beautiful Eagle Creek practice fields on Thursday morning for the first day of fall camp.

July 31, 2014 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Georgia Southern


Braves acquire Bonifacio, plenty of deadline action around MLB

CHICAGO - The contending Atlanta Braves have acquired infielder-outfielder Emilio Bonifacio and left-handed reliever James Russell from the Chicago Cubs for catching prospect Victor Caratini.

July 31, 2014 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Rice speaks out on suspension

OWINGS MILLS, Md. - Ray Rice stepped to the microphone, took a deep breath and spoke for 17 minutes about what he called "the biggest mistake of his life."

July 31, 2014 | By DAVID GINSBURG AP Sports Writer | Sports


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