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More Americans tap retirement accounts to make ends meet; withdrawals carry risks

Trent Charlton knew the risks when he borrowed $10,000 from his 401(k) and cut his retirement savings in half.

March 05, 2008 | By J.W. ELPHINSTONE AP Business Writer | National


Obama and Clinton face off in Wisconsin, Hawaii as Democratic contest veers negative

WASHINGTON - Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton squared off in a scrappy Wisconsin primary and in laid-back Hawaii caucuses Tuesday, their struggle for the Democratic presidential nomination veering toward the negative.

March 05, 2008 | By DAVID ESPO AP Special Correspondent | Campaign 2008


Clinton campaign seeks to undermine Obama’s credibility

DE PERE, Wis. - Top advisers to Hillary Rodham Clinton accused Democratic rival Barack Obama of plagiarism Monday, the latest effort by her campaign to undermine the Illinois senator's credibility. Obama shrugged off the criticism and noted Clinton has used his slogans, too.

March 05, 2008 | By BETH FOUHY Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Obama says he probably should have credited Mass. governor for lines he used

NILES, Ohio - Sen. Barack Obama said Monday that he doesn't think it's a big deal that he borrowed lines from his friend Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, although he probably should have given him credit.

March 05, 2008 | By NEDRA PICKLER Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


McCain still has work to do to formally clinch Republican presidential nomination

WASHINGTON - Not so fast, Sen. McCain.

March 05, 2008 | By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Critics slam FCC chairman’s low-power TV plan

WASHINGTON - A Federal Communications Commission plan to help owners of rural television stations survive the transition to digital broadcasting is great for station owners, bad for cable companies and of questionable value to viewers, according to critics.

March 05, 2008 | By JOHN DUNBAR Associated Press Writer | Washington


Attempted shootdown of dead satellite could happen as soon as Wednesday

WASHINGTON - The Pentagon says the military's attempt to shot down a wayward U.S. spy satellite as it falls toward Earth could happen as early as Wednesday night, but no final decision on timing has been made.

March 05, 2008 | The Associated Press | Washington


Beef industry and animal rights groups duel over video as lawmaker calls for investigation

DENVER - The cattle industry and animal rights groups bickered over the treatment of beef destined for U.S. dinner plates a day after secret video triggered the nation's largest meat recall.

March 05, 2008 | By IVAN MORENO Associated Press Writer | National


Police Report - February 20

(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.)

March 05, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Bridge 2/20

French film director Robert Bresson said, "Cinema, radio, television, magazines are a school of inattention: people look without seeing, listen in without hearing."

March 05, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Astrograph 2/20

When it comes to important involvements in the year ahead, partnerships will be more of a hindrance than a help. Unless an associate can make a major contribution or serve a mutual worthwhile purpose, forgo getting involved.

March 05, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 2/20

DEAR ABBY: My husband's sister, "Mia," is a lesbian who came out to her family 10 years ago. Her parents disowned her. We were just out of high school, and for years we had no idea why. We were not allowed to invite Mia to our wedding or to have any contact with her.

March 05, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 2/20

DEAR DR. GOTT: My situation is a bit complex, but I will try to make it as brief as possible.

March 05, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


32 school systems will get rid of recalled beef; Bulloch not affected

ATLANTA - Thirty-two school systems around Georgia have been preparing to destroy thousands of pounds of meat after an undercover video showing crippled and sick animals being shoved with forklifts prompted the nation's largest beef recall.

March 05, 2008 | The Associated Press | Local


Scientists discover 'Devil Toad'

WASHINGTON - A frog the size of a bowling ball, with heavy armor and teeth, lived among dinosaurs millions of years ago - intimidating enough that scientists who unearthed its fossils dubbed the beast Beelzebufo, or Devil Toad.

March 04, 2008 | By LAUREN NEERGAARD Associated Press Writer | National


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Hawaii poised to become 1st state to raise smoking age to 21

HONOLULU - A bill that would make Hawaii the first state to raise the legal smoking age to 21 cleared the Legislature on Friday and is headed to the governor.

April 25, 2015 | By CATHY BUSSEWITZ Associated Press | Associated Press


Annual Alzheimer's Walk kickoff is Tuesday

The Alzheimer's Association of Coastal Georgia will play host Tuesday to the Walk to End Alzheimer's kickoff party at Eagle Creek Brewery in Statesboro.

April 25, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local




Proposed Palmetto Pipeline draws little support

RICHMOND HILL - Allen Fore, Kinder Morgan's vice president of public affairs, was the first to speak at a public hearing inside the Richmond Hill City Center regarding the company's proposed Palmetto Pipeline project.

April 24, 2015 | By JEFF WHITTEN Bryan County News | Local


Valdosta cancels classes ahead of flag support rally

VALDOSTA - Student demonstrators who walked on an American flag to protest racism sparked a countermovement, prompting a south Georgia university to cancel classes Friday ahead of a rally that drew a large crowd to Valdosta.

April 24, 2015 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Sickness closes Laurens Co. schools

DUBLIN - Laurens County closed all of its public schools Friday after an estimated 150 children went home sick the day before with what health officials suspect is highly contagious norovirus.

April 24, 2015 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


SEB relay team sets record

For six years, the Southeast Bulloch school record for the 4x400 time was 3:28.88, that is until Cecil McCollum, Ladarion Fonseca, Javarious Spaulding and Justin Youmans shattered it by one second in one of the biggest meets of the season.

April 24, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Bulloch Academy wipes out Terrell in state playoffs

April 24, 2015 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Prep Sports 360


Phillies outlast Braves 1-0

PHILADELPHIA - Freddie Freeman mishandled Ben Revere's ground ball to first, allowing Freddy Galvis to score in the ninth to give the Philadelphia Phillies a 1-0 win over theAtlanta Braves on Friday night.

April 24, 2015 | By AARON BRACY Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Swafford, Weekley atop soggy Zurich Classic

AVONDALE, La. - Hudson Swafford didn't want to dwell on the pressure of the high-stakes weekend that awaits him.

April 24, 2015 | By BRETT MARTEL AP Sports Writer | Sports




Gators cruise to Senior Night win

It was an explosive game for Bulloch Academy's baseball team on senior night Thursday afternoon. The Gators piled on seven runs in the first inning on the way to a 9-0 victory over Edmund Burke Academy for the final home game of the regular season.

April 23, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


American Legion cookout to honor vets

The American Legion Dexter Allen Post 90, with assistance from the 2015 Leadership Bulloch class, will hold an "All-American Cookout" on Saturday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. to honor veterans in the Bulloch County area.

April 23, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald writer | Local


Braves swept out of New York

NEW YORK (AP) - With a perfect ride through their first homestand, the surprising New York Mets matched the best start in team history.

April 23, 2015 | By MIKE FITZPATRICK AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Emmert: Freshman eligibility problematic, worth debating

NEW YORK - NCAA President Mark Emmert is glad the Big Ten has sparked a discussion about freshman ineligibility, even though it is an idea fraught with potential pitfalls.

April 23, 2015 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Sports Writer | Sports


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