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Chertoff given OK to use retirees to reduce immigration backlog

WASHINGTON - The Bush administration has authority to rehire retired workers to reduce a backlog of immigration applications that is preventing thousands of people from becoming U.S. citizens in time to vote in November's elections, a Democratic senator said.

January 27, 2008 | By SUZANNE GAMBOA Associated Press Writer | Washington


Economy ties Iraq war as nation’s top problem, according to AP poll

WASHINGTON - The faltering economy has caught the Iraq war as people's top worry, a national poll suggests, with the rapid turnabout already showing up on the presidential campaign trail and in maneuvering between President Bush and Congress.

January 27, 2008 | By ALAN FRAM Associated Press Writer | Washington


Bulloch History by Roger Allen

Free Will Baptists: This group rejected anything other than the Arminian (named after Jacobus Arminus) doctrine that there is no predestined salvation and that man must work to achieve salvation. In 1727, Paul Palmer began preaching the Free Will doctrine in Chowan, North Carolina, and by 1755 his following had grown to include 20 churches. In 1780, churches formed what they called a "Free Will Baptist" group in New Durham, New Hampshire under the leadership of Benjamin Randall. Randall and Palmer both came South, which led to the formation of the first formal association, the "Cooperative Association of Free Will ...

January 27, 2008 | By ROGER ALLEN | Lifestyles Columnists


Women begin four straight at home Saturday

After a four-game road trip, the Georgia Southern women's basketball team will return to Hanner Fieldhouse to entertain Wofford today at 3 p.m., which begins a four-game homestand.

January 27, 2008 | From Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern


Pentagon releases video depicting confrontation between US and Iranian forces in Persian Gulf

WASHINGTON - Recent clashes between Iranian and U.S. Navy forces in the Persian Gulf reflect Iran's shifted military strategy to use its Revolutionary Guard's fast boats more aggressively in the region, the top U.S. military officer said Friday.

January 27, 2008 | By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press Writer | Washington


Former Indonesian dictator Suharto shows signs of improvement after organ failure

JAKARTA, Indonesia - Doctors struggling to prolong the life of former dictator Suharto said he was showing slight signs of improvement Saturday, a day after he suffered organ failure and was placed on a ventilator. Asked if he was in pain, the 86-year-old nodded 'yes' before drifting back to sleep.

January 27, 2008 | By NINIEK KARMINI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bush says no decision yet on deepening drawdown of U.S. troops in Iraq

MANAMA, Bahrain - President Bush said Saturday he is open to the possibility of slowing or stopping plans to bring home more U.S. troops from Iraq, defying domestic demands to speed the withdrawals. Updated on war developments, Bush said the U.S. presence in Iraq will outlast his presidency.

January 27, 2008 | By TERENCE HUNT AP White House Correspondent | Associated Press


Bridge 1/12

With one board to be played in the World Transnational Open Teams final in Shanghai last October, Gromova, Ponomareva, Dubinin and Gromov from Russia, and Balicki and Zmudzinski from Poland led M. Bessis, T. Bessis and Franck Multon from France, Fantoni and Nunes from Italy, and Zimmermann from Switzerland by 4 international match points. Here is that deciding deal.

January 27, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 1/12

DEAR DR. GOTT: My husband and I both are taking niacin for our cholesterol. When we first started taking it, we bought regular niacin. The side effect of extreme flushing was very uncomfortable. We then switched to flush-free niacin. When we switched, we both saw our physicians. One said the properties that caused the flushing were necessary to control the cholesterol. The other doctor said he was unaware of that problem. Would you give us your opinion as to whether flush-free is or is not helpful for cholesterol control?

January 27, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


AP Exclusive: Repairs to Blackwater convoy vehicles could complicate Baghdad shooting inquiry

WASHINGTON - Blackwater Worldwide repaired and repainted its trucks immediately after a deadly September shooting in Baghdad, making it difficult to determine whether enemy gunfire provoked the attack, according to people familiar with the government's investigation of the incident.

January 27, 2008 | By LARA JAKES JORDAN and MATT APUZZO Associated Press Writer | Washington


Eagles make it rain, romp The Citadel

CHARLESTON, S.C. - The Georgia Southern men's basketball team held The Citadel to just 17 points in the second half and shot a season-high 58.3 percent to win 73-52 Saturday afternoon at McAlister Field House.

January 27, 2008 | Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern


Police Report - January 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.

January 27, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


BA hangs tough with Stratford

Bulloch Academy held a three-point lead over Class AAA powerhouse Stratford Academy late in the fourth quarter but the Eagles canned 10-of-11 free throws to escape with a 49-42 win Saturday night.

January 27, 2008 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Sports


Barton-Pippin

Laurie Lynn Barton and Stuart Lee Pippin were united in marriage at 2 p.m. Saturday, October 20, 2007, at First Presbyterian Church in Macon. The Rev. Chip Miller and the Rev. John Bressler officiated the ceremony.

January 27, 2008 | | Wedding Planner


From sanctuary to war zone: Rangers, gorillas threatened in Congo’s turbulent heart

VIRUNGA NATIONAL PARK, Congo - Not far from a hillside where several mountain gorillas shot dead last summer lie buried, park ranger Innocent Mburanumwe peers across a primordial canopy of treetops into what may be the most dangerous game reserve on earth.

January 27, 2008 | By TODD PITMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Braves set to open ballpark April 13 vs Padres

NEW YORK - The Atlanta Braves are scheduled to open SunTrust Park on April 13 against the San Diego Padres, according to a copy of the ...

June 29, 2016 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Salazar rolls, Indians beat Braves 3-0 for 12th straight win

ATLANTA - Danny Salazar didn't want to be the pitcher who couldn't keep the Cleveland Indians' winning streak alive.

June 29, 2016 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


For Michael Phelps, the 5th Olympics may mean the most yet

OMAHA, Neb. - Michael Phelps surged to the wall, and then whipped around to spot his time.

June 29, 2016 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP National Writer | Sports


Loss aside, tennis teacher revels in chance to face Federer

LONDON - How much money might you be willing to pay for the once-in-a-lifetime chance to play tennis against Roger Federer on Centre Court at Wimbledon?

June 29, 2016 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


LeBron a free agent after declining option on contract

CLEVELAND - LeBron James is about to hit the free-agency market and stay right at home.

June 29, 2016 | By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Dustin Johnson equipped with a major and confidence

AKRON, Ohio - The U.S. Open trophy was on the kitchen table in Dustin Johnson's home in South Florida. That was by design.

June 29, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


New laws on abortion set to take effect

New laws targeting abortion are set to take effect Friday in about one-fifth of the states, initiating another wave of restrictions just days after the ...

June 29, 2016 | By DAVID A. LIEB Associated Press | Associated Press




Indians beat Braves for longest winning streak in 34 years

ATLANTA - Corey Kluber insists no one in the Cleveland clubhouse is talking about the Indians' longest winning streak in 34 years.

June 28, 2016 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Pat Summitt, winningest coach in D1 history, has died at 64

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Pat Summitt put women's basketball on her back, breaking down barriers with her indomitable spirit and demanding respect for female athletes on ...

June 28, 2016 | By STEVE MEGARGEE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Parks and Rec teams participate in Lyons Tournament

The Statesboro Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department Mite Boys with Machine All-Star Teams traveled to Lyons recently to participate in the 54th Annual Lyons ...

June 28, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Sports


Buddy Ryan, NFL coach and master of defense, dies at 85

Buddy Ryan took a back seat to no one. Neither did his fierce defenses that won two Super Bowls.

June 28, 2016 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Spieth facing long odds of a better year than '15

AKRON, Ohio - Any other year, Jordan Spieth would feel this has been a very good season.

June 28, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Shhh: Serena Williams, coach don't discuss '22' at Wimbledon

LONDON (AP) - Leave all the chatter about Serena Williams' pursuit of her 22nd major singles trophy to others.

June 28, 2016 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


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