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New year brings civil unions to N.H. Statehouse, 20 couples decide to marry after midnight

CONCORD, N.H. - New Hampshire is becoming the fourth state to legalize civil unions and about 20 couples decided to be the first to take advantage of the new law with a late-night ceremony on the Statehouse steps.

January 15, 2008 | By BEVERLEY WANG Associated Press Writer | National


Up to a foot of fluffy snow blankets upstate New York and northern New England

ALBANY, N.Y. - Heavy snow fell across northern sections of the Northeast on Monday, capping a December of unusually heavy snow.

January 15, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


19 bodies found in China coal mine explosion

BEIJING - Nineteen miners died in a coal mine blast in a northeast Chinese province - the latest casualties in another deadly year in the world's most dangerous mines, state-run media said Monday.

January 15, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


23 Afghan police, soldiers killed in attacks across the country

KABUL, Afghanistan - Taliban militants attacked a police checkpoint in the south and killed 16 officers, officials said Monday. Seven Afghan police and soldiers were reported dead elsewhere as Afghanistan's bloodiest year since the Taliban's ouster drew to a close.

January 15, 2008 | By RAHIM FAIEZ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


India wary but calm in face of crisis in Pakistan

NEW DELHI - No country should have more to fear from Pakistan's slide toward instability than India.

January 15, 2008 | By GAVIN RABINOWITZ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Out of a reckless moment, tragedy and reconciliation

TEXAS CITY, Texas - A cool, clear Texas night. A straight expanse of roadway. Two teenage boys, idling their car engines at the same stoplight.

January 14, 2008 | By MONICA RHOR Associated Press Writer | National


As nascent national park in old California shipyard shows, wartime Rosies still riveting

RICHMOND, Calif. - Fog drifts over the old shipyard, casting a veil over the shoulders of empty factories where thousands of women once thronged, welding and hammering and typing and filing as they put a lipsticked smile on the face of the war at home.

January 14, 2008 | By MICHELLE LOCKE Associated Press Writer | National


Police Report - December 31

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 14, 2008 | | Crime Report


Today in History - December 30

Today is Sunday, Dec. 30, the 364th day of 2007. There is one day left in the year.

January 14, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Bulloch History by Roger Allen

In 1840, black Baptists formed the "American Baptist Missionary Convention", under the leadership of Rev. William Simmons. In addition, the "Western Colored Baptist Convention" was formed in 1853 by churches in Illinois and Missouri. It later re-organized to become the "Northwestern and Southern Baptist Convention".

January 13, 2008 | By ROGER ALLEN | Lifestyles Columnists


Bush signs extension of children’s health program

CRAWFORD, Texas - President Bush on Saturday signed legislation that extends a popular children's health insurance program after twice vetoing attempts to expand it.

January 13, 2008 | By BEN FELLER Associated Press Writer | National


Today in History - December 29

Today is Saturday, Dec. 29, the 363rd day of 2007. There are two days left in the year.

January 13, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Many people’s trash becomes treasure as Web-based swap program flourishes across US

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - When Laura Gernell heard about a place where people gave away perfectly good things to strangers - no money changing hands, no questions asked - she figured it was too good to be true.

January 13, 2008 | By VICKI SMITH Associated Press Writer | National


President Bush seeks to ease economic worries of American families

CRAWFORD, Texas - President Bush tried Saturday to assure many families that he knows they are struggling to pay bills, even as he again defended the economy's strength.

January 13, 2008 | By BEN FELLER Associated Press Writer | National


Police: Woman who disappeared Christmas Eve back in Chicago area from Calif. and doing fine

CHICAGO - Family members arranged a meeting at an undisclosed location between investigators and a married woman from Illinois whose disappearance on Christmas Eve prompted a costly search.

January 13, 2008 | By MICHAEL TARM Associated Press Writer | National


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Researchers confirm site of hangings for Salem witch trials

SALEM, Mass. - A team of researchers using historical documents and 21st-century archaeological techniques has confirmed the exact site where 19 innocent people were hanged during ...

January 15, 2016 | By MARK PRATT and RODRIQUE NGOWI Associated Press | Associated Press


Launching cancer moonshot, Biden says politics impeding cure

PHILADELPHIA - Vice President Joe Biden launched a "moonshot" initiative Friday to hasten a cure for cancer, aiming to use his final year in office to ...

January 15, 2016 | By JOSH LEDERMAN and KATHY MATHESON Associated Press | Associated Press


Jan. 15 - Mr. James Edward “Bubba” Deason Jr. passed away Tuesday, January 12, 2016, at the Effingha

Mr. James Edward "Bubba" Deason Jr.

January 14, 2016 | | Obituaries


What's next for lucky Powerball winners?

MUNFORD, Tenn. - If they're wise, the three mystery winners of the world-record $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot will talk seriously with experts in tax ...

January 14, 2016 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


House, Senate going separate ways

BALTIMORE - The year ahead promises to be one of bold ideas in the House, if Speaker Paul Ryan gets his way, with lawmakers debating sweeping ...

January 14, 2016 | By ERICA WERNER AP Congressional Correspondent | Associated Press


Winning Powerball tickets in California, Florida, Tennessee

LOS ANGELES - At least three winning tickets were sold in a record $1.5 billion Powerball drawing, including one in Florida, one in Tennessee and ...

January 14, 2016 | By ANDREW DALTON The Associated Press | Local




Two charged in North College Street shooting

Two men involved in a North College Street shooting incident Tuesday night face aggravated assault charges, said Statesboro police Maj. Rob Bryan, interim police chief.

January 13, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Victoria Family Practice Medical Clinic

Since entering the Statesboro healthcare market in 2009, Dr. Daniel Okungbowa has embraced the community with a passion of ensuring that every citizen has access ...

December 22, 2015 | | Locally Owned


The Lodge at Bethany scheduled to open to the community

Nestled among the oak trees of what was once the Gesmon Neville Family Farm, The Lodge at Bethany, an extension of the long-standing history of ...

December 22, 2015 | | Locally Owned


Make a will – It helps protect your loved ones

You care about your spouse. You care about your children. You care about your family. You care that the hard work you have done no ...

August 04, 2015 | Special to the Herald | News 4U


Deen Day Smith Awards - Past Honorees

Man of the Decade

February 28, 2014 | | Life


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