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Criminal case spotlights African immigrants’ use of monkey meat; woman on trial in NYC

NEW YORK - From her baptism in Liberia to Christmas years later in her adopted New York City, Mamie Manneh never lost the longing to celebrate religious rituals by eating monkey meat.

December 11, 2007 | By TOM HAYS Associated Press Writer | Nation


With fanfare, Iraqi government reopens landmark street largely barricaded since US invasion

BAGHDAD - The smell of grilled fish and the sound of children's laughter provided moments of joy for many Iraqis Saturday as the government reopened Abu Nawas Street, a famous riverside promenade that has been largely barricaded from the public since the U.S.-led invasion.

December 11, 2007 | By BUSHRA JUHI Associated Press Writer | Nation


Astrograph 11/17

Friends and acquaintances who have been helpful to you in the past are likely to continue to be the very ones who offer the greatest support to your efforts in the year ahead. Do all that you can to protect and nurture these relationships.

December 11, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Museum exhibit reunites veterans of war and baseball

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Lou Brissie and Morrie Martin shared much more than a uniform when their baseball careers briefly intersected in 1951 as teammates with the Philadelphia Athletics.

December 11, 2007 | By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Popularity of Web auctions helps fuel growth in live auction industry

WAYNESBURG, Pa. (AP) - His chanting is rhythmic and rapid, a staccato string of numbers that quickly grows hypnotic as auctioneer Kevin Teets scans the audience, eyes darting between buyers on opposite sides of the room.

December 11, 2007 | By VICKI SMITH Associated Press Writer | Nation


Abuse risk seen higher as more kids live without two biological parents

NEW YORK - Six-year-old Oscar Jimenez Jr. was beaten to death in California, then buried under fertilizer and cement. Two-year-old Devon Shackleford was drowned in an Arizona swimming pool. Jayden Cangro, also 2, died after being thrown across a room in Utah.

December 11, 2007 | By DAVID CRARY AP National Writer | Nation


Lady Gators win tournament title

A tough backcourt trap and an intense pressure defense enabled the Bulloch Academy Lady Gators to hold Thomas Jefferson Academy scoreless in the first half and roll to a 50-18 victory to win the championship game of the second annual Lady Gator Invitational basketball tournament Monday.

December 11, 2007 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Sports


Saudi Islamic school defends self against ’Terror High’ label

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Its most virulent critics have dubbed it ''Terror High'' and 12 U.S. senators and a federal commission want to shut it down.

December 11, 2007 | By MATTHEW BARAKAT Associated Press Writer | Nation


Henry Clay, Horticulturist

Ground covers can have a tremendous impact on the landscape both functionally and aesthetically.

December 11, 2007 | By HENRY CLAY | Lifestyles Columnists


Police Report - November 21

(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 11, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Nation


Panda super couple at San Diego Zoo is super fertile; newest cub to be named Monday

SAN DIEGO - Giving each other space may not work in every relationship, but it's what keeps the magic alive for the very fertile giant panda pair at the San Diego Zoo.

December 11, 2007 | By ALLISON HOFFMAN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Local Roundup: SHS Lady Devils improve to 3-0

The Statesboro Lady Blue Devils improved to 3-0 with a 50-35 win over McIntosh County Academy Tuesday on Day Two of the Ladies Night Out Tournament at SHS.

December 11, 2007 | From staff and wire reports | Sports


Police Report - November 19

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 11, 2007 | | Crime Report


Attorney: Woman who got HIV, hepatitis from transplant wasn’t told that organ donor was a risk

CHICAGO - A woman in her 30s who is one of the four organ transplant patients infected with HIV and hepatitis was not told that the infected donor was high risk, and had previously rejected another donor ''because of his lifestyle,'' her attorney said.

December 11, 2007 | By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer | Nation


GSU winning streak moves to four

GREENVILLE, S.C. - Down by three with 6:22 remaining in the game, the Georgia Southern men's basketball team held Furman without a point for a 5:20 stretch to defeat Furman 68-63 Friday night at Timmons Arena.

December 11, 2007 | Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern


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First Day Hikes

Kick-start your New Year's resolution to keep in shape with an invigorating First Day Hike at a state park near you. Since New Year's resolutions often include exercise, Georgia's State Parks and Historic Sites are offering ways to make the goal more fun.

December 22, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local




Police departments on alert after cop killings

NEW YORK - Big-city police departments and union leaders around the country are warning the rank and file to wear bulletproof vests and avoid making inflammatory posts on social media in the days after a man ambushed two officers and shot them to death inside their patrol car.

December 22, 2014 | By TOM HAYS Associated Press | Associated Press


Tired of interruptions, Catholic priest installs cellphone jammer in church

Bedeviled by jangling cellphones, a Roman Catholic priest in Naples, Italy, has decided to exorcise the electronic interference in high-tech style: he's installed a cell signal jammer, according to London's Daily Express.

December 22, 2014 | By MARK A. KELLNER Deseret News National | Hot topics


5 ways God can save your marriage

Marriage and religion have been bound together for years. Marriage ceremonies are, after all, done in churches, temples and other religious houses of worship, as a way of uniting couples.

December 22, 2014 | By HERB SCRIBNER Deseret News National | Hot topics


McCorkle-Sowell

Jennifer Layne McCorkle and Stephen Garrett Sowell were united in holy matrimony on Tuesday, December 31, 2013, at 7:30 p.m. in the evening at Nevils United Methodist Church in Nevils, Georgia. The Reverend Don Proctor and the Rev. Ron Johnson officiated the double-ring ceremony. The couple also shared their first communion as a married couple during the ceremony. Music was provided by Donny Collins and Donna Brigman.

December 21, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Weddings


'Best and brightest' students in state honored at GSU showcase

More than 150 outstanding high school seniors were recently invited to attend Georgia Southern University's Scholars Day in Statesboro, Georgia. The University's Scholars Day is a unique invitation-only event providing incoming students the opportunity to meet Georgia Southern President Brooks A. Keel, Ph.D., learn more about student organizations, participate in campus and residence hall tours and interview for a variety of academic scholarships and the University Honors Program.

December 21, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Living with Children with John Rosemond: Potty training triggers power struggle

Q: My 31-month-old has been out of diapers for at least 8 months during the day. She has been very good with toilet training until recently. Now she goes for a while without accidents and then a period of a week or so with at least one accident a day. I can see she needs to go, but when I ask her she says no. At this point, if I try to get her to go, she begins screaming and crying and resisting. If I'm able to get her to the bathroom, she wets herself as I'm taking ...

December 21, 2014 | John Rosemond Contributing Writer | Local


SEB High alum brings home second national championship title

Knapp Boddiford, 19, a 2013 graduate of Southeast Bulloch High School, won his second national championship in two years during the 87th Annual National FFA Convention & Expo, Oct. 29–Nov. 1, in Louisville, Kentucky. He was one of four national finalists that competed in the Diversified Crop Placement Proficiency category, and he received $1,000 for his win. Though now in college, Boddiford still affiliates and competes under the SEBHS FFA Chapter.

December 21, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


The heart of Christmas is priceless

When I was about eight years old, I took great pride in decorating my bedroom for Christmas. We lived in a two-story home in the quaint community of Blythe, Georgia - population 708 - and my room was upstairs to the right and down the hallway. It had two windows that looked out onto the street, a small closet, a little white ceiling fan and pink carpet. I had a radio and cassette player that sat on my window seat. The seat was crafted by my late Great Uncle J.E., who was a cabinet maker. In early December, I would clean ...

December 21, 2014 | By REBEKAH FAULK Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Falcons eliminate Saints 30-14, setting up Panthers showdown

NEW ORLEANS - Julio Jones' remarkable return kept the Falcons alive in the NFC South playoff race while Jimmy Graham's fumble at the goal line sank the Saints.

December 21, 2014 | By BRETT MARTEL Associated Press | Sports


Australian woman charged with murder of 8 children

CAIRNS, Australia - A judge on Monday rejected a plea by lawyers for an Australia woman charged with killing eight children to have the next hearing held in a mental health court.

December 21, 2014 | By KRISTEN GELINEAU Associated Press | Associated Press


NYPD: Cop ambush killer told passers-by to watch

NEW YORK - The gunman who fatally ambushed two New York City police officers in their squad car had a long criminal record, a hatred for police and the government and an apparent history of mental instability that included an attempt to hang himself a year ago, police said Sunday.

December 21, 2014 | By TOM HAYS Associated Press | Associated Press


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Rice success increases slave trade activity along coast

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

December 21, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy: Christmas began thanks to Mary's childlike faith

"Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it" (Mark 10:15).

December 21, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


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