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IRS updates rules protecting info taxpayers give preparers

WASHINGTON (AP) - Tax preparers will have to make the fine print a little less fine and obtain customer consent for offshore work under new Internal Revenue Service rules aimed at giving taxpayers greater control over private information.

January 18, 2008 | By JIM ABRAMS Associated Press Writer | National


Northcentral Pennsylvania congressman announces retirement

WASHINGTON (AP) - Rep. John Peterson, a vocal opponent of interstate tolling and leading congressional advocate for rural America, announced his retirement on Thursday.

January 18, 2008 | By KIMBERLY HEFLING Associated Press Writer | National


Veteran prosecutor tapped by Justice Department to oversee CIA tapes investigation

WASHINGTON - For the high-profile, politically charged investigation into the destruction of CIA interrogation videos, the Justice Department is turning to a low-profile, politically independent prosecutor.

January 18, 2008 | By MATT APUZZO Associated Press Writer | National


Today in History - January 2

Today is Wednesday, Jan. 2, the second day of 2008. There are 364 days left in the year.

January 17, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Bridge 1/2

On this deal Italian Giorgio Duboin won the prize for the best defense of 2007 from the International Bridge Press Association. Take his East hand in a point-a-board event, where overtricks are very important. (On every board, if your team scores more points than your opponents, you get one point. A tie gains half a point; a loss, zero.)

January 17, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Rep. Lantos announces retirement due to cancer of esophagus

WASHINGTON - Rep. Tom Lantos, a California Democrat and chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, announced on Wednesday that he will not seek re-election this year because he has cancer of the esophagus.

January 17, 2008 | By ANNE FLAHERTY Associated Press Writer | National


Astrograph 1/2

Both success and advancement can be realized in the year ahead, but you must be prepared to pay the price. Conditions that are beyond your control could create much more hard work than you anticipate.

January 17, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


For third year in a row, Atlanta airport is nation’s busiest

ATLANTA - For the third year in a row, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport has retained its title as the nation's busiest airport in terms of flights, according to preliminary government data released Wednesday.

January 17, 2008 | By DANIEL YEE Associated Press Writer | National


Crude oil hits record $100 a barrel

NEW YORK - Crude oil prices soared to $100 a barrel Wednesday for the first time, reaching that milestone amid an unshakeable view that global demand for oil and petroleum products will outstrip supplies.

January 17, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


California sues EPA over greenhouse gas regulations; 15 other states expected to join its suit

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - California sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Wednesday for denying its first-in-the-nation greenhouse gas limits on cars, trucks and SUVs, challenging the Bush administration's conclusion that states have no business setting emission standards.

January 17, 2008 | By SAMANTHA YOUNG Associated Press Writer | National


Study: Even in hospitals, shock treatment delayed for cardiac arrest in one-third of cases

NEW YORK - Just because you're in the hospital doesn't mean you'll quickly get treated if your heart stops beating. About one-third of patients don't get a potentially live-saving shock within the recommended two minutes, a new study found.

January 17, 2008 | By STEPHANIE NANO Associated Press Writer | National


School closings from Maine to W.Va. as more snow falls; some areas set records in December

CONCORD, N.H. - Snow fell across parts of New England for the third day in a row Wednesday, adding to last month's record accumulations and closing schools.

January 17, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Worries about housing, credit and financial problems drove Fed to cut rates in December

WASHINGTON - Worsening problems in the housing, credit and financial markets drove the Federal Reserve to do an about-face in December and slice its key interest rate yet again with the hope it would help bolster an economy that was losing speed, according to meeting minutes made public Wednesday.

January 17, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | National


Priest, a friend of Pa. casino owner, accused of perjury, alleged to have lied about mob ties

HARRISBURG, Pa. - A Roman Catholic priest was arrested on perjury charges Wednesday, accused of lying about his relationship with a mobster in testimony to a grand jury investigating a casino owner's possible ties to organized crime.

January 17, 2008 | By PETER JACKSON Associated Press Writer | National


Construction spending rebounded in November despite a further decline in housing

WASHINGTON - Construction spending edged up slightly in November as a continued steep slump in housing was offset by record spending on government and business projects. But a key gauge of manufacturing activity fell in December to the lowest point in almost five years.

January 17, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | National


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Schottenheimer new OC at UGA

ATHENS, Ga. - Brian Schottenheimer left the St. Louis Rams on Wednesday to take the role as Georgia's offensive coordinator.

January 07, 2015 | By ANNE M. PETERSON AP Sports Writer | UGA


Former College Football Hall of Fame building on market

SOUTH BEND, Ind. - A building that once housed the College Football Hall of Fame is back on the market after a purchase agreement between the city of South Bend and Ivy Tech Community College expired.

January 07, 2015 | The Associated Press | Sports




Statesboro Averitt Center exhibition celebrating Gullah/Geechee opens Friday

If ever you find yourself on Pawleys Island along the coast of South Carolina, you might drive past a little street known as Dagullah Way.

January 07, 2015 | By SCOTT FOXX Special to the Herald | Local


Bulloch County Schools to operate on normal schedule

Bulloch County Schools will operate on its normal schedule for all campuses, the system said in a news release issued Wednesday afternoon.

January 07, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Papa Murphy’s to give away 100 pizzas

The new Papa Murphy's Take 'n' Bake Pizza located at 582 Brannen St., at the corner of Brannen Street and Gentilly Road, will celebrate its grand opening today through Saturday.

January 07, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Remains identified as missing Statesboro man

The partial skeleton discovered last week in Jenkins County was that of a missing person from Statesboro, Victor Sweet, the Statesboro Police Department confirmed Wednesday morning.

January 07, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


What if we were our own traffic cops?

We are all lawbreakers. We all stand condemned. Don't try and deny it. At least once in our lives, we have broken the speed limit. We are driving. The limit says 70, and we are cruising with the crowd at 80. I have seen you pass by me.

January 07, 2015 | By JOSEPH CRAMER, MD Deseret News National | Hot topics


A work-life balance resolution for the New Year

It's been a few years since I made any real New Year's resolutions.

January 07, 2015 | By GREG KRATZ Deseret News National | Hot topics


Astronomers to Earth: You've got some newly found near-twins

WASHINGTON - Earth has a few more near-twin planets outside our solar system, tantalizing possibilities in the search for extraterrestrial life.

January 07, 2015 | By SETH BORENSTEIN Associated Press | Associated Press


Hunt for 2 in French shooting that killed 12; 1 surrenders

PARIS - One man sought in the deadly shooting at a French satirical newspaper has turned himself in, and police hunted Thursday for two heavily armed men with possible links to al-Qaida in the military-style, methodical killing of 12 people at the office of the newspaper that caricatured the Prophet Muhammad.

January 07, 2015 | By ELAINE GANLEY and LORI HINNANT Associated Press | Associated Press




Local Roundup: Portal escapes Millen with win

MILLEN - The Portal Panthers improved to 4-0 in Region 3A-A play with a 68-67 win Tuesday on the road.

January 06, 2015 | From staff and wire reports | Prep Sports 360


Bulloch Gators all over RTCA

Seniors led the way Tuesday night as Bulloch Academy pounded cross-county rival Robert Toombs in both girls' and boys' basketball action.

January 06, 2015 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Prep Sports 360


SEB bumps Beach

BROOKLET - After a quick start, it seemed as though Southeast Bulloch might let one get away against Beach High.

January 06, 2015 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


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