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California wildfires force more residents to flee; 350,000 homes ordered evacuated

SAN DIEGO - Walls of wind-whipped flames consumed hundreds of homes across tinder-dry Southern California on Tuesday, and authorities ordered people in more than 350,000 homes to flee the fires.

November 07, 2007 | By ALLISON HOFFMAN and GILLIAN FLACCUS Associated Press Writer | Nation


Bridge 10/24

Poet and actress Maya Angelou wrote, "Nature has no mercy at all. Nature says, 'I'm going to snow. If you have on a bikini and no snowshoes, that's tough. I am going to snow anyway.'"

November 07, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


House bill takes steps to prevent suicides among veterans

WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress took steps Tuesday to reduce the high rate of suicides among former members of the armed forces, but only after a gun rights senator succeeded in removing a plan to track veterans treated for mental illnesses.

November 07, 2007 | By JIM ABRAMS Associated Press Writer | Nation


Space shuttle Discovery thunders into orbit, begins most complex space station mission yet

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Shuttle Discovery and its crew of seven thundered into orbit Tuesday, setting off on the most challenging space station construction mission yet that will pave the way for the arrival of two science labs in a few months.

November 07, 2007 | By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer | Nation


Iraq tallies for October point to sharp decline in US troop deaths and civilian victims

BAGHDAD - October is on course to record the second consecutive decline in U.S. military and Iraqi civilian deaths and Americans commanders say they know why: the U.S. troop increase and an Iraqi groundswell against al-Qaida and Shiite militia extremists.

November 07, 2007 | By STEVEN R. HURST Associated Press Writer | Nation


Government may waste $100 million a year on unused anthrax vaccine

WASHINGTON - The government stands to waste $100 million a year if two federal agencies cannot agree to coordinate the use of a vaccine for the deadly anthrax virus.

November 07, 2007 | By EILEEN SULLIVAN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Maine school board to consider plan to limit contraceptive access at middle school

PORTLAND, Maine - A local school board will consider limiting student access to birth control pills and patches at a middle school's health center.

November 07, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


App State loss to GSU has Mountaineers reeling

In this strange college football season, the upsets aren't limited to the major college level. They've also trickled down to the pride of the lower tier, Appalachian State.

November 06, 2007 | By MIKE CRANSTON AP Sports Writer | Georgia Southern


Former Eagle puts name in record books

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Rob Bironas approaches each kick the same no matter the time of the game or the distance. He also never keeps track of how many he's booted.

November 06, 2007 | By TERESA M. WALKER AP Sports Writer | Georgia Southern


Certificate course offered for human resource employees

An upcoming certificate course offered by Georgia Southern University will review core employment knowledge needed by human resource personnel, office and division managers, and business owners.

November 05, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Business


Falcons drop a close one in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS - Call him Reggie ''The Bruiser'' Bush.

November 05, 2007 | By BRETT MARTEL AP Sports Writer | Sports


Turnovers, Westside keep Metter winless

The Metter Tigers took to the field Friday night looking to finally notch a win on the 2007 season. They were turned away once again though as the Patriots of Westside Augusta stormed into town, crashing the Metter homecoming party and doing some damage to the scoreboard as well while cruising to a 41-6 victory.

November 04, 2007 | By MIKE ANTHONY Herald Correspondent | Sports


Teacher accused of sexual misconduct moves from state to state

MOUNT VERNON - Hector Ramirez Almenas seemed like a perfect hire for Montgomery County High School.

November 04, 2007 | By DORIE TURNER Associated Press Writer | Nation


Explosion levels 2 New Jersey buildings; 1 construction worker killed, 4 critically injured

IRVINGTON, N.J. - An explosion leveled a house under construction and a vacant building next door early Friday, killing one worker and injuring four others.

November 04, 2007 | By JANET FRANKSTON LORIN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Texas toxic town lures industry while residents wheeze

PORT ARTHUR, Texas - There is a quiet battle for the future of this industrial town, one of America's most polluted places.

November 04, 2007 | By MONICA RHOR Associated Press Writer | Nation


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Marlins shut down Braves

ATLANTA - Jarred Cosart pitched seven effective innings, and the Miami Marlins beat the Atlanta Braves 4-0 on Saturday night to stop a three-game losing streak.

August 31, 2014 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Jerick's journey into the NFL - Week 4: A bit of rookie hazing

Jerome Felton is an NFL veteran, and he's been to a Pro Bowl.

August 31, 2014 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Tech struggles early, pulls away late

August 31, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Georgia Tech


UGA pours it on, pays back Clemson

ATHENS - Todd Gurley felt strong and healthy.

August 31, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | UGA




Nunn, Perdue battle over backgrounds

ATLANTA - Democrat Michelle Nunn and Republican David Perdue share the title of CEO but are trying to make the case their experiences couldn't be more different as they campaign for Georgia's open Senate seat.

August 30, 2014 | By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | Local


Traffic stop leads to arrests

A traffic stop led to the arrest of two men, one of whom is wanted in a Long County kidnapping, according to a release from the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

August 30, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


NC State edges Georgia Southern, 24-23

RALEIGH, N.C. - Jacoby Brissett threw for 291 yards and three second-half touchdowns to help North Carolina State edge Georgia Southern 24-23 on Saturday in the season opener for both teams, and the debut in FBS for the Eagles.

August 30, 2014 | From wire reports | Sports


Local Roundup: GSU volleyball loses 2 on opening day

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - The Georgia Southern volleyball team lost two matches against two of the top teams in the country on the opening day of the 2014 season in the Active Ankle Challenge at the University of Florida Friday.

August 30, 2014 | From staff reports | Sports


Ga. Prep Football Scores: 8/29/14

Adairsville 52, Woodland Cartersville 28

August 30, 2014 | The Associated Press | Prep Sports 360




Upton, Heyward spark Braves past Marlins

ATLANTA - Justin Upton is having quite a month.

August 29, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Harvick wins Atlanta pole; Stewart is 12th

HAMPTON, Ga. - Kevin Harvick took yet another pole, this time with a big assist from Tony Stewart in the team owner's return to the track.

August 29, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Gurley ready for big season — if he stays healthy

ATHENS, Ga. - For Todd Gurley, the key to avoiding another injury-marred season is simple.

August 29, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | UGA


Palmer opens with a 63 to lead in Boston

NORTON, Mass. - Ryan Palmer has felt all year that something special was going to happen. For now, he'll take his lowest round of the season.

August 29, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


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