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Perdue proposes $20.2 billion budget

ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue, fresh off his resounding re-election win, proposed a $20.2 billion budget plan on Wednesday that would boost salaries for teachers, preserve more land and cut taxes for retirees.

January 25, 2007 | By SHANNON McCAFFREY Associated Press Writer | Local


Al-Maliki gives Mahdi Army blunt choice: disarm or face an American onslaught

BAGHDAD, Iraq - Iraq's prime minister has told Shiite militiamen to surrender their arms or face an all-out assault by U.S.-backed Iraqi forces, senior Iraqi officials said Wednesday, as American and Iraqi troops prepared major military operations aimed at ending sectarian warfare in Baghdad.

January 25, 2007 | By STEVEN R. HURST and QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA Associated Press Writers | Nation


Police Report - January 11

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 25, 2007 | From staff reports | Crime Report


Astrograph 1/11

Don't get discouraged at those times when the breaks don't come about in the ways you anticipate. Your prospects for everything going well are good, but in their own time.

January 25, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Odds & Ends 1/11

Eagle rescued by gun shot

January 25, 2007 | The Associated Press | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 1/11

DEAR DR. GOTT: A few months ago, I had a carotid doppler done, and it found that my right internal carotid artery values reach only 134 cm/second, reflecting a moderate stenosis of 50 percent to 70 percent in that vessel. The doctor suggests taking medication, which I am quite concerned about.

January 25, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Yellow Jackets swarm past Duke

ATLANTA - Ra'Sean Dickey scored a season-high 21 points, Javaris Crittenton made two key baskets down the stretch and Georgia Tech held on for a rare win over No. 11 Duke, beating the Blue Devils 74-63 on Wednesday night.

January 25, 2007 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Bridge 1/11

Alfred Hitchcock said, "Seeing a murder on television ... can help work off one's antagonisms. And if you haven't any antagonisms, the commercials will give you some."

January 25, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 1/11

DEAR ABBY: I just finished reading your list of questions for "Are You Ready for Parenthood?" (12/6). Your advice was fine, if you were addressing a mature adult. To reach a 15-year-old, try this:

January 25, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Dogs clobber Carolina at Stegeman

ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia attacked with its 3-point shooting in the first half and then scored inside in the final 20 minutes while beating South Carolina 80-56 on Wednesday night to end a four-game losing streak.

January 25, 2007 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Risk of death high for new ex-cons — 129 times more likely to die of overdose in first 2 weeks

Prison life may be dangerous, but getting out can be deadly, too. Newly released inmates were almost 13 times more likely than the general public to die during their first two weeks of freedom, a study in Washington state found.

January 25, 2007 | By LINDA A. JOHNSON Associated Press Writer | Nation


Anti-terror legislation speeds toward House passage as Democrats open legislative sprint

WASHINGTON - Anti-terror legislation sailed through the House on Tuesday, the first in a string of measures designed to fulfill campaign promises made by Democrats last fall.

January 25, 2007 | By DAVID ESPO AP Special Correspondent | Nation


Ga.-based troops who led 2003 invasion deploy for third Iraq tour

FORT STEWART, Ga. - They've done it twice already in four years, but the third time isn't any easier - Sgt. Michael Konvicka picks up his rifle to go to war while his wife takes up her knitting needles and crochets blankets to help pass the time while he's away.

January 25, 2007 | By RUSS BYNUM AP Military Writer | Local


Fastbreak: Middle schools winding down basketball season

Portal Middle

January 25, 2007 | From staff reports | Sports


Biffle credits Earnhardt for surviving fiery December crash

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Greg Biffle was cruising around Las Vegas Motor Speedway at 204 mph when his tire exploded, sending him crashing into the wall. Knocked unconscious, he dislocated his right shoulder and briefly had blurred vision.

January 25, 2007 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | Sports


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Bumgarner, Giants stop Royals 7-1 in Series opener

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Madison Bumgarner and the San Francisco Giants put a sudden stop to the Kansas City Royals' perfect postseason roll.

October 22, 2014 | By BEN WALKER AP Baseball Writer | Sports




A historic day for the Gators

As the regular season winds down and games become more important, every team wants a solid offensive threat that it can rely on.

October 21, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Local Roundup: Bulloch girls win region title

DUBLIN - Senior Ashley Burke and freshman Mattie Wynn Hendrix finished first and second respectively to propel the Bulloch Academy girls' cross country team to the GISA Region 2-AAA championship Monday.

October 21, 2014 | From staff reports | Prep Sports 360


Calls of SEC bias on the rise

Duck fans in Oregon and Buckeye backers in Ohio are united. Seminoles in the Florida panhandle and Sooners in the Oklahoma panhandle are rallying around a common cause.

October 21, 2014 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports


Outdoor Life: Hunting the deer rut

Firearms season for deer has just gotten underway and there's lots of possibilities out there right now, but many hunters are already thinking about when the rut might begin because that is the year's best opportunity to get Big Ed on the ground.

October 21, 2014 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON dar8589@bellsouth.net | Sports


Reeling Tech loses Laskey

ATLANTA - Georgia Tech has a big role to fill this week with bruising runner Zach Laskey sidelined by a shoulder injury.

October 21, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Georgia Tech


For a young Mexican star, seeing helps him believe

The road to the PGA Tour out of Mexico was never going to be easy for Carlos Ortiz, even if it was paved with a measure of privilege.

October 21, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Horford, Hawks aim to keep playoff streak alive

ATLANTA - The team with the Eastern Conference's longest active streak of playoff appearances has a new problem:

October 21, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


'Blade Runner' Pistorius gets 5 years in prison

PRETORIA, South Africa - Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison Tuesday for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, completing a transformation from an acclaimed sprinter at the 2012 Olympics to a convicted criminal led away in a police van with barred windows.

October 21, 2014 | By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA and GERALD IMRAY Associated Press | Sports


Ga. electorate shrinks; fewer new voters are white

ATLANTA - Georgia's electorate is changing fast, state officials said Tuesday, underscoring a shift that Democrats see as critical to making gains in a state dominated by Republicans.

October 21, 2014 | By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY and BILL BARROW Associated Press | Local


Bands marching to Statesboro Saturday

Marching bands from high schools across southeast Georgia will be in Statesboro Saturday to compete in the 38th Annual East Georgia Marching Band Festival.

October 21, 2014 | By ROGER ALLEN Special to the Herald | Local


Mexican Consulate to visit Savannah next week

Editor's note: A Spanish translation of this article is available to the left.

October 21, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


New breast cancer treatment options offering new hope

As a surgical oncologist focused on treating breast cancer, I see daily how devastating a breast cancer diagnosis can be. But I also see daily how new and often cutting-edge treatments give women the hope and courage they need to help manage or overcome the physical, mental and emotional challenges of breast cancer, and in many cases, beat the disease altogether.

October 21, 2014 | By ANITA JOHNSON, M.D. | Columnists/Editorials


Reports: Televangelist urged vasectomies, abortion

AKRON, Ohio - Televangelist Ernest Angley has long controlled members of his Akron-area congregation by advising them not to have children, shunning those who leave the church and using free labor at his for-profit buffet restaurant and television station, according to a two-month newspaper investigation.

October 21, 2014 | | Nation


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