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Mattel recalling more Chinese-made toys over lead paint in latest blow to toy industry

WASHINGTON - Mattel recalled 9 million Chinese-made toys Tuesday, including Polly Pocket play sets and Batman action figures, because of dangers to children from lead paint or tiny magnets that could be swallowed.

August 29, 2007 | By NATASHA T. METZLER Associated Press Writer | Nation


Auditions for Averitt Center's Fall Productions to be held Saturday, Sunday

Attention artists, actors and performers of all ages! It is time to audition for the Averitt Center's Fall Productions.

August 29, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM pboyum@statesboroherald.com | Local


Astrograph 8/15

In the year ahead, you could have many great opportunities to use your ideas and concepts in profitable ways. The products of your fertile, creative mind will be much more in demand than ever before.

August 29, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 8/15

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am deeply concerned about my 85-year-old mother. She was in very good health until four years ago when, in quick succession, she had to have a heart stent and later developed colon cancer. She has become adverse to eating since the chemotherapy for the cancer. She also will not consume water or most any other liquid in any amount to maintain her fluid levels. Her thinking is becoming erratic. She is on a cholesterol drug and vitamins, and as far as I know, that is all.

August 29, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Coffee Break


AP IMPACT: Passport rules snare child support scofflaws: If you want to travel, you must pay

WASHINGTON - The price of a passport: $311,491 in back child support payments for a U.S. businessman now living in China; $46,000 for a musician seeking to perform overseas, and $45,849 for a man planning a Dominican Republic vacation.

August 29, 2007 | By KEVIN FREKING Associated Press Writer | Nation


Suicide truck bombs strike religious sect in Iraq, dozens dead; U.S. helicopter crash kills 5

BAGHDAD - Three suicide truck bombers targeted members of an ancient religious sect in northwestern Iraq on Tuesday, killing at least 20 people and setting apartment buildings and stores ablaze, while the crash of an American transport helicopter near an air base in Anbar killed five U.S. servicemembers.

August 29, 2007 | By KIM GAMEL Associated Press Writer | Nation


GSU says hello to new year

"Hot" was the word most students used to describe their first day of fall classes – circa 2007 – at Georgia Southern University. Regardless of the heat, the campus was buzzing with activity as the students took care of their day one business.

August 28, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM pboyum@statesboroherald.com | Local


Police Report - August 14

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.

August 28, 2007 | | Crime Report


Rove leaving Bush administration at end of August

WASHINGTON - Karl Rove, President Bush's close friend and chief political strategist, plans to leave the White House at the end of August, joining a lengthening line of senior officials heading for the exits in the final 1 1/2 years of the administration.

On board with Bush since the beginning of his political career in Texas, Rove was nicknamed "the architect" and "boy genius" by the president for designing the strategy that twice won him the White House. Critics call Rove "Bush's brain."

August 28, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


Police Report - August 13

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.

August 27, 2007 | | Crime Report


Bulloch BOE buys 9 school buses

The Bulloch Board of Education voted unanimously last week during its regular meeting to purchase seven 72-passenger school buses and two buses for Special Education. Each 72-passenger bus costs $77,768, and the Special Ed buses cost $78,890 each . All of the buses will be air conditioned.

August 27, 2007 | By PAT HOMER phomer@statesboroherald.net | Local


Howard sends Braves back to third

PHILADELPHIA - Ryan Howard hit a three-run homer to back another solid outing from Jamie Moyer, leading the Philadelphia Phillies to a 5-3 win over the Atlanta Braves on Sunday night.

August 27, 2007 | By ROB MAADDI AP Sports Writer | Sports


Happy 90th, Fay Foy!

August 26, 2007 | | Birthdays


Nessmith-Peterson

Mr. and Mrs. Donald E. Nessmith of Statesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Tara Nessmith of Alpharetta, Ga., to Matthew David Peterson of Alpharetta.

August 26, 2007 | | Wedding Planner


Smoak-Hagan

Margaret Ruth Smoak and John Irvine Hagan II, both of Statesboro, were united in marriage on Saturday, June 23, 2007, during a 3 p.m. ceremony at the Baptist Church of Beaufort. Dr. Harry Rowland officiated.

August 26, 2007 | | Wedding Planner


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Woman dies in I-16 wreck

A Sandersville woman was killed in a single-vehicle accident Monday on Interstate 16.

September 23, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Luke Bryan Farm Tour to aid in scholarships

Georgia Southern University alumnus and famed country singer Luke Bryan will visit the region during his annual Farm Tour at Perry Field on Wednesday, Oct. 8, near Claxton. A portion of the proceeds from the tour will provide scholarships for Georgia Southern students.

September 23, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local




Districts in Florida, Georgia split school prize

ORLANDO, Fla. - In a first for the largest education award given to public schools nationwide, jurors decided to split the $1 million Broad Prize between two urban districts - a past winner with an established record in Georgia and an up-and-coming district showing recent gains in Florida.

September 22, 2014 | By MIKE SCHNEIDER Associated Press | Local


Prosecutor: 800 rounds found in intruder case

WASHINGTON - Investigators found more than 800 rounds of ammunition, a machete and two hatchets in the car of the former soldier accused of scaling the White House fence and sprinting inside while carrying a knife, a federal prosecutor said Monday. President Barack Obama was "obviously concerned" about the weekend incident, a spokesman said.

September 22, 2014 | By PETE YOST and ALICIA A. CALDWELL Associated Press | Nation


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Jim Hull: Retail future is promising in Statesboro

The owners of the Statesboro Mall and three Statesboro shopping centers, Jim Hull and Barry Storey, have announced the formation of two new entities, Hull Property Group and BLS Holdings Group LL, with the goal of allowing each individual the opportunity to pursue specialized interests.

September 22, 2014 | | Local


Sisolak preps BA for postseason

The Bulloch Academy Lady Gators have seen a long run of excellence on the softball diamond. Unsurprisingly, each year seems to bring about a new group of veteran leaders who lead the team through a tough region slate and on into the postseason.

September 22, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Wren out as Braves GM

ATLANTA - For nearly a quarter-century, the Atlanta Braves have been all about stability.

September 22, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Ravens owner responds to accusations

OWINGS MILLS, Md. - Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti criticized a report that suggests he and other team officials tried to persuade the NFL to be lenient on Ray Rice after the running back was arrested for knocking out his then-fiancee in an Atlantic City elevator.

September 22, 2014 | By DAVID GINSBURG AP Sports Writer | Sports


Falcons to face rookie QB Bridgewater

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Falcons' defense was handed a new challenge on Monday as players returned from their long weekend: How to contain Teddy Bridgewater.

September 22, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Penske in front after first two races of Chase

As Brad Keselowski flaunted his fast car by leading session after session at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Joey Logano took a good-natured swipe at his teammate by asking him via Twitter to slow down.

September 22, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Your digital afterlife

NEW YORK - Sure, you have a lot to do today - laundry, bills, dinner - but it's never too early to start planning for your digital afterlife, the fate of your numerous online accounts once you shed this mortal coil.

September 22, 2014 | By BARBARA ORTUTAY Associated Press | Local


Bulloch County man charged with child molestation

A 20-year-old man has been arrested on three counts of child molestation and other charges, according to the Statesboro Police Department.

September 22, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Pietchell-Newell

Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Alexander and Eleni Mary Zachariades Pietchell of Wellington, Florida, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Demi Leigh Pietchell, to Bradley Robert Newell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Sanford Hamner Newell III of Statesboro.

September 21, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Weddings


Living with Children with John Rosemond: Pull-ups are permissible in special cases

Q: My 23-month-old son does well with potty training when we're at home. We use a "potty bell" and he goes every 90 minutes or so. When we're away from home, however, he seems clueless. He pees in his car seat about 5 minutes into a trip and simply will not use a potty anywhere but at our home or at my mother's (she watches him one day a week at her place). Would pull-ups be a bad thing to use when we leave the house?

September 21, 2014 | John Rosemond Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


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