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Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick files plea in federal court, admits dogfighting

RICHMOND, Va. - Michael Vick filed his plea agreement in federal court Friday admitting to conspiracy in a dogfighting ring and helping kill pit bulls. He denied ever betting on the fights, only bankrolling them.

September 08, 2007 | By LARRY O’DELL Associated Press Writer | Nation


Senate announces plans for hearing on mine collapse as searchers drill final test hole

HUNTINGTON, Utah - As rescuers drilled a final hole into a Utah mountain Thursday to search for six missing coal miners, the U.S. Senate added its voice to a growing chorus of questions raised over the safety of the mine.

September 07, 2007 | By JENNIFER DOBNER Associated Press Writer | Nation


AP Interview: Army secretary rules out Iraq deployments longer than 15 months

WASHINGTON - Army Secretary Pete Geren on Thursday ruled out extending troop deployments beyond the current 15 months, saying that longer tours in Iraq put stress on soldiers and their families, and have contributed to an increase in suicides.

September 07, 2007 | By LOLITA C. BALDOR and ROBERT BURNS Associated Press Writers | Nation


Researchers induce out-of-body experiences in studies of the ’self’

WASHINGTON - The stories seem strange but riveting. A heart attack victim recalls floating in the air, watching paramedics revive him. A surgical patient remembers hovering, watching the doctors operate.

September 07, 2007 | By RANDOLPH E. SCHMID AP Science Writer | Nation


Mayan Indians in Hurricane Dean’s path lose their real wealth: the trees

UH-MAY, Mexico - Thousands of Mayan Indians lost homes as Hurricane Dean blew through the Yucatan peninsula, but their real wealth was the trees, now scattered and broken in the storm's wake. Village after village is carpeted with fallen mangoes, oranges, guanabanas and mameys that will never be harvested.

September 07, 2007 | By MARK STEVENSON Associated Press Writer | Nation


Intel report finds Baghdad government shaky, security forces still in need of help

WASHINGTON - The Iraqi government will become more precarious over the next six to 12 months and its security forces have not improved enough to operate without outside help, U.S. spy agencies conclude in a new assessment of the country's political and military fortunes.

September 07, 2007 | By PAULINE JELINEK and KATHERINE SHRADER Associated Press Writers | Nation


Morris Heights apartment tenants are sick of neglected repairs

Four tenants at the Morris Heights are tired of needed repairs not getting done and they say they're not going to take it any more.

September 07, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Police Report - August 24

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.

September 07, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Sausage dog retriever

Chipper really likes to play

September 07, 2007 | | Your Videos


Statesboro police collect suspended alcohol licenses from businesses

The Statesboro Police department has collected the alcohol licenses for those businesses who had their license suspended or revoked at the August 16th Alcohol Control Board meeting.

September 07, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Local


Scorching temperatures plunge Ga. deeper into drought

ATHENS - The August heat wave that's pushed temperatures above 100 degrees across Georgia has also plunged the state deeper into drought, with 70 counties now considered the driest that experts would expect in a century.

September 07, 2007 | The Associated Press | Local


Dear Abby 8/24

DEAR ABBY: I am a 14-year-old girl with a big problem. My family consists of my mother, father, older brother, "Jared" (age 19), and younger brother, "Jonas" (age 11). So what's the problem? I have just learned there was another brother!

September 07, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 8/24

DEAR DR. GOTT: I'm not completely satisfied with my current internist and would like to establish myself with another doctor. Aside from checking with my friends and the doctors they're established with, please advise me on the best procedure for finding a new doctor and the correct protocol for the first visit. For example, should I let my new doctor know I was not satisfied with my previous doctor (no names), list the reasons why, etc.? What should I expect, if anything, on a first visit, aside from discussing current health concerns?

September 07, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Bridge 8/24

A convicted murderer was about to be executed by a firing squad. When asked if he had a last request, he replied, "Why, yes -- a bulletproof vest."

September 07, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Astrograph 8/24

Be alert for opportunities that may come from that which you produced in the past, including some of the same people who were involved. What was once so successful for you can be so again.

September 07, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


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Local Roundup: Purvis, Wirsu win SoCon honors

Georgia Southern softball pitcher Sarah Purvis and baseball pitcher Josh Wirsu each earnes Southern Conference Pitcher of the Week awards, the league announced Monday.

April 07, 2014 | From staff reports | Georgia Southern


Aaron set to savor 40th anniversary of 715th homer

ATLANTA - Hank Aaron was more relieved than jubilant after he broke Babe Ruth's home-run record on April 8, 1974.

April 07, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves - AP


Powerful storms hit Southeast

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Severe thunderstorms dumped heavy rains across the Southeast on Monday and caused flash flooding in central Alabama, where crews in small boats and military trucks had to rescue dozens of people from their homes and cars.

April 07, 2014 | By JAY REEVES Associated Press | Local


Mom strives to help others with special-needs kids

When her second child, James, was born, Azure Rountree knew something was different. She couldn't quite put her finger on it, but James' actions and responses in those early months and first couple of years didn't coincide with her firstborn's early days.

April 07, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


OTC: Training skilled workers

"Career readiness."

April 07, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Business


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Dingus to mark 35-year anniversary Saturday

When you walk in the door of Dingus Magee's at lunch, chances are you will be met by owner, Stephanie Owens with her 100-watt smile, boundless energy and her trademark question, "You doing alright today?"

April 07, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk - Tips for hosting your own low country boil party

Today is my 31st birthday, which brings to mind one of the best parties I've ever thrown, my Low Country Boil Birthday Bash just a few years ago. The most popular search engine terms I receive on my food blog this time of year include phrases like "shrimp boil decorating ideas" and "Southern boil party." It's no wonder so many folks are looking for complimentary side dishes and décor ideas, now that the beautiful weather has returned to us and the spring breeze beckons us outdoors. This week, I'll share some easy entertaining tips for hosting ...

April 07, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


2014 Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards

The 26th Annual Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards, like the 25 before them, spotlighted Bulloch County residents who do many things for other people simply because that's what they want to do.

April 07, 2014 | Photos by SCOTT BRYANT sbryant@statesboroherald.com | Life


A note to subscribers

Because of scheduled system maintenance, we will not be able to make any changes to customers' accounts on Tuesday or Wednesday, April 8 and 9. Customers wishing to make a payment, schedule a start or stop or have their papers held for vacation should do so by 3 p.m. Monday, April 7. We anticipate being able to process customer transactions again starting after 8:30 a.m. Thursday, April 10. Customers who have questions should call Customer Service at (912) 489-9460.

April 07, 2014 | | Local


Iconic Hollywood actor Mickey Rooney dies at 93

LOS ANGELES - Mickey Rooney's approach to life was simple: "Let's put on a show!" He spent nine decades doing it, on the big screen, on television, on stage and in his extravagant personal life.

April 07, 2014 | By ANTHONY McCARTNEY Associated Press | World


Pistorius apologizes for killing girlfriend

PRETORIA, South Africa - Fighting back tears, Oscar Pistorius began testifying at his murder trial on Monday by apologizing to the family of the girlfriend he shot dead.

April 07, 2014 | By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA & GERALD IMRAY Associated Press | World


Strait wins entertainer of the year at ACM Awards

George Strait won his second entertainer of the year - 25 years after he won his first - and Miranda Lambert and Keith Urban teamed up to earn top honors Sunday night at a jam-packed Academy of Country Music Awards that had a little something for everyone.

April 07, 2014 | By CHRIS TALBOTT AP Music Writer | Nation


Fun with Family with Julie Lavender - Enjoy the splendor of spring with family

Though there were days when we thought winter would never end, the beauty surrounding us in shades of green and blossoms of every color convinces onlookers that spring actually has arrived. Don't waste a minute of this glorious season - get outdoors and smell the flowers, run barefoot in the grass, go for late-evening walks, and fire up the grill for a family picnic. Create some new springtime celebrations for your family to enjoy, or take part in the following April holidays.

April 06, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond - Be a parent, not a friend

Q: My 14-year-old daughter says I don't trust her because, unlike her best friend's parents, I won't allow her to stay home alone for several days while I go out of town. Her friend's parents do this at least once a month while they go to their second home, and their two teenagers - 14 and 16 - have thrown at least two raucous alcohol (and most likely sex) parties in their absence.

April 06, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Defying Taliban threats, Afghans vote in droves

KABUL, Afghanistan - Millions of Afghans defied Taliban threats and rain Saturday, underscoring their enormous expectations from an election that comes as the country's wobbly government prepares to face down a ferocious insurgency largely on its own.

April 06, 2014 | By KIM GAMEL & RAHIM FAIEZ Associated Press | World


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