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State committee OKs controversial Greene County charter school

ATLANTA - The proposal for a controversial charter school in Greene County cleared its next-to-last hurdle Wednesday with a nod from the state charter school committee.

July 26, 2007 | By DORIE TURNER Associated Press Writer | Local


Bridge 7/12

In yesterday's deal, North had an 11-count with three spades and four hearts. South opened one spade. North responded two diamonds, planning to support spades at the minimum level on the next round. When South rebid two hearts, though, North raised to three hearts, going with what he thought would be a 4-4 fit in preference to a 5-3 spade fit. Why?

July 26, 2007 | By PHILIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Take Two: MLB ready for second half

Barry Bonds likely will take down the Hammer's home run record soon. The fates of the surprising Milwaukee Brewers, the World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals and the New York Yankees are far murkier.

With baseball still buzzing about Ichiro Suzuki's sprint around the All-Star bases, the talk turned to the dash to October.

July 26, 2007 | By JAY COHEN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Suzuki gets an inside-the-park homer, AL wins All-Star game

SAN FRANCISCO - Ichiro Suzuki sped around the bases as the ball bounced away from Ken Griffey Jr. for the first inside-the-park home run in All-Star game history. On a night of tricky hops, Suzuki and the American League rebounded to win - as usual.

Instead of a Barry Bonds splash shot, the defining hit at Tuesday's All-Star game was Suzuki's drive off the right-field wall at quirky AT&T Park.

July 26, 2007 | By RONALD BLUM AP Baseball Writer | Sports


Bush reopens White House press room after 11-month reconstruction

WASHINGTON - President Bush inaugurated the refurbished White House briefing room on Wednesday, showing off a sparkling upgrade to both the guts and face of the famous space.

July 26, 2007 | By JENNIFER LOVEN Associated Press Writer | Nation


California may have had hundreds more heat-wave deaths last July than the state reported

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The heat wave that scorched California a year ago may have contributed to hundreds more deaths than the state has officially reported, an Associated Press investigation suggests.

July 26, 2007 | By DON THOMPSON Associated Press Writer | Nation


4 men jailed for life in failed 2005 London transit bombings

LONDON - A judge on Wednesday sentenced four men he described as al-Qaida-inspired plotters to life in prison for trying to bomb London's transit system in July 2005, two weeks after suicide bombers killed 52 commuters.

July 26, 2007 | By JILL LAWLESS Associated Press Writer | Nation


Dear Abby 7/11

DEAR ABBY: I am a 29-year-old mother of five angelic children. You'd think that a seasoned mother would know the real value of family, but you would have been wrong.

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


Ask Dr. Gott 7/11

DEAR DR. GOTT: I read your column about ginger root for sea sickness. It worked great for me several years ago, when I went on a windjammer cruise in the Caribbean. I started taking two capsules three times a day the day before I flew to St. Thomas and continued for seven days until the cruise was over. I've always had a big problem with motion sickness, especially on boats. While other people were either very sick or sleepy from taking Dramamine, I didn't have any problems with motion sickness. The ginger root worked great.

July 25, 2007 | By Dr. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Company rolls out electronic toilet tissue dispenser

ROSWELL, Ga. - Richard Thorne stands grinning in a spacious stall in a women's restroom.

July 25, 2007 | By GREG BLUESTEIN Associated Press Writer | Local


Small plane crashes into 2 Fla. homes

SANFORD, Fla. - A small plane trying to make an emergency landing crashed into a suburban Orlando neighborhood Tuesday, killing both people aboard and starting two house fires that seriously burned two adults and a 10-year-old boy, authorities said.

July 25, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


Astrograph 7/11

Make it a point to keep the channels open to everyone's ways of doing things. The more you're exposed to other routes, the greater amount of roads open up for you to get to where you want to go.

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


Bridge 7/11

Clement Stone, a businessman, philanthropist and self-help book author who died in 2002, said, "You, too, can determine what you want. You can decide on your major objectives, targets, aims and destination."

July 25, 2007 | By PHILIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Police Report - July 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.

July 25, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


White House says it won’t rethink military strategy in Iraq until September

WASHINGTON - The White House is rethinking its diplomatic options in Iraq, but won't reconsider its military strategy before an assessment from war commanders is presented in September, U.S. officials said Tuesday.

July 25, 2007 | By ANNE GEARAN and ANNE FLAHERTY Associated Press Writers | Nation


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Georgia executive Perdue beats Nunn in Senate race

ATLANTA - Businessman David Perdue has kept Georgia's open U.S. Senate seat in GOP hands, beating his Democratic challenger on the strength of white voters in the reliably Republican state.

November 04, 2014 | | Local


Republican Gov. Nathan Deal wins re-election

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal eked out a re-election victory Tuesday after a bruising campaign, defeating Democrat Jason Carter despite shifting demographics in the Republican stronghold of Georgia and the family pedigree of his opponent.

November 04, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


US Rep. Barrow loses to GOP challenger

SAVANNAH - After a decade in Congress largely spent distancing himself from his own Democratic Party, U.S. Rep. John Barrow was defeated Tuesday by a Republican who told voters the congressman's claims of bipartisan independence were the words of a two-faced politician.

November 04, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Class A shakes out in final weeks

The NCAA Bowl Championship Series - comprised of its various polls and computer rankings - is now a thing of the past, but an equally confusing postseason selection algorithm is still alive and well in Georgia.

November 04, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Outdoor Life: Quail season is here

Georgia's bobwhite quail season comes in later this month and that is the best news I can give you.

November 04, 2014 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON dar8589@bellsouth.net | Sports


What now?

ATHENS - Their national championship hopes largely dashed, the Georgia Bulldogs insist they aren't giving up on the season.

November 04, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | UGA


Tech D on upward trend

ATLANTA - Georgia Tech's defense is earning compliments instead of criticism.

November 04, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Georgia Tech


Hamlin: Most drivers don't respect Keselowski

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Denny Hamlin thinks most drivers don't respect Brad Keselowski, and the contempt stems from the 2012 NASCAR champion's refusal to show any remorse for his aggressive driving.

November 04, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Column: A smaller star, a larger supporting cast

The stone clubhouse at Sheshan International should have a plaque that says, "Tiger Woods was here."

November 04, 2014 | By Doug Ferguson AP Golf Columnist | Prep Sports 360


MLB Roundup: US prosecutors say A-Rod paid cousin to be quiet

MIAMI - The U.S. government says New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez gave his cousin nearly $1 million last year to keep secret Rodriguez's use of performance enhancing drugs.

November 04, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports




Paige, Harrell head AP preseason team

Jahlil Okafor has yet to play a game for Duke. The hype surrounding his arrival is all pegged to potential and what he accomplished against high school players.

November 03, 2014 | By JOHN MARSHALL AP Basketball Writer | Sports


Braves extend qualifying offer to Santana

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves made a $15.3 million qualifying offer to right-handed pitcher Ervin Santana on Monday.

November 03, 2014 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Cubs introduce Maddon as new chief

CHICAGO - Joe Maddon's unusual road to the manager's office at Wrigley Field included a job interview at an RV park in Pensacola, Florida. The first public stop was a bar across the street from the iconic ballpark, where Maddon offered to buy a beer and a shot for everyone in the room.

November 03, 2014 | By JAY COHEN AP Sports Writer | Sports


In the Pits: Are there double standards for Keselowski?

In the closing laps at Martinsville Speedway, Jeff Gordon could see Dale Earnhardt Jr. ahead of him with enough time to formulate a plan on how to handle his teammate if Gordon could catch him.

November 03, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


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