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Senate votes to raise minimum wage to $7.25 an hour over 2 years, attaches business tax breaks

WASHINGTON - The Senate voted overwhelmingly Thursday to boost the federal minimum wage by $2.10 to $7.25 an hour over two years, but packaged the increase with controversial tax cuts for small businesses and higher taxes for many $1 million-plus executives.

February 16, 2007 | By JIM KUHNHENN Associated Press Writer | Nation


AP Newsbreak: Man-made global warming real, worsening, says panel of top scientists

PARIS - A long-awaited report says global warming is ''very likely'' man-made, the most powerful language ever used on the issue by the world's leading climate scientists, delegates who have seen the report said Thursday.

February 16, 2007 | By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer | Nation


Homeowners over age 65 may qualify for state property tax exemption

Homeowners over age 65 on January 1, 2007 may be entitled to an exemption of the state portion of Property Tax on their personal residence, said Bulloch County Tax Assessor's Chief Appraiser John Scott.

February 16, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


Georgia Southern roommates renew friendship after 66 years

Dell Merritt and Mary-Thomas King didn't know what to expect when they decided to get together. The two, who were freshman roommates at Georgia Teachers College in 1939, hadn't seen each other for 66 years, but the Georgia Southern Centennial gave them a good excuse to return to campus.

February 16, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


Study says polluting particles in air hurt women’s hearts a lot

BOSTON - The fine grit in polluted air boosts the risk of heart disease in older women much more powerfully than scientists realized, a big federally funded study has found, raising questions of whether U.S. environmental standards are strict enough.

February 15, 2007 | By JEFF DONN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Astrograph 2/1

In the year ahead, you are likely to make several interesting alliances with a number of persons you'll meet socially. Although the prime engagement will be one of friendship, their impact will touch other areas of your life as well.

February 15, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Bridge 2/1

Jimmy Buffett said, "Indecision may or may not be my problem."

February 15, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Britain uncovers kidnap plot reportedly to torture and behead Muslim soldier

BIRMINGHAM, England - Police foiled a major kidnapping plot, the first of its kind in Britain, with the arrests Wednesday of nine terror suspects who reportedly planned to torture and behead a British Muslim soldier and broadcast the killing on the Internet.

February 15, 2007 | By ROB HARRIS Associated Press Writer | Nation


Dear Abby 2/1

DEAR ABBY: I am one of your many male readers. Regarding "Betrayed in the Midwest" (Dec. 27), whose fiance, "Reid," impregnated her younger sister, "Lindy," there are at least two major issues that the writer should consider about this man.

February 15, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Police Report - February 1

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.

February 15, 2007 | From staff reports | Crime Report


Ask Dr. Gott 2/1

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am writing in regard to one of your recent articles concerning treatment of neuropathy. I would like to share with you and your readers my success with the use of veterinary liniment. I use it nightly on the bottom of my feet to relieve the burning and intense pain. After my six-month chemotherapy treatment for ovarian cancer, the burning and pain in my feet became unbearable. After exhausting many treatments, as well as Neurontin and daily pain medication, I decided to try rubbing my feet with this topical antiseptic, which stimulates circulation in the areas where ...

February 15, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Scented oils in shampoos, lotions tied to rare, temporary breast growth in young boys

BOSTON - Lavender and tea tree oils found in some shampoos, soaps and lotions can temporarily leave boys with enlarged breasts in rare cases, apparently by disrupting their hormonal balance, a preliminary study suggests.

February 15, 2007 | By JEFF DONN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Bush aims at executive salaries in speech Wednesday

NEW YORK - President Bush took aim Wednesday at lavish salaries and bonuses for corporate executives, standing on Wall Street to issue a sharp warning for corporate boards to ''step up to their responsibilities'' and tie compensation packages to performance.

February 15, 2007 | By BEN FELLER Associated Press Writer | Nation


9 suspicious packages planted around Boston in backfired marketing ploy by TV network

BOSTON - Nine blinking electronic devices planted at bridges and other spots in Boston threw a scare into the city Wednesday in what turned out to be a marketing campaign for a late-night cable cartoon. At least one of the devices depicts a character giving the finger.

February 15, 2007 | By KEN MAGUIRE Associated Press Writer | Nation


Eagles assistant coach Beckles to CMU

Georgia Southern assistant football coach Jeff Beckles is headed to Central Michigan University, he said Wednesday.

February 15, 2007 | By ALEX PELLEGRINO | Georgia Southern


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China satellite finds object near jet search area

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - A satellite image released by China on Saturday offers the latest sign that wreckage from a Malaysia Airlines plane lost for more than two weeks could be in a remote stretch of the southern Indian Ocean where planes and ships have been searching for three days.

March 22, 2014 | By ROB GRIFFTH & SCOTT McDONALD Associated Press | World




Eagles hammer App's bullpen

Appalachian State held Georgia Southern in check.

March 21, 2014 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Sports


NCAA tournament roundup: Mercer Madness

RALEIGH, N.C. - Dunk City is long gone. Make way for the next bunch of bracket busters from the little-known Atlantic Sun Conference: Mercer.

March 21, 2014 | By JOEDY McCREARY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Scott keeps plugging along at Bay Hill

ORLANDO, Fla. - Adam Scott keeps putting his name in the Bay Hill record book, each round moving him closer to another handshake with The King.

March 21, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Local Roundup: SEB cruises to shutout

SAVANNAH - The Southeast Bulloch Lady Yellow Jackets had no problems in region action on the road, blanking New Hampstead 5-0 on Friday.

March 21, 2014 | From staff reports | Prep Sports 360


Kenseth claims Fontana pole

FONTANA, Calif. - Although Matt Kenseth thinks track position is less important on Fontana's well-aged asphalt than on other NASCAR ovals, he is still excited to start up front Sunday.

March 21, 2014 | By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer | NASCAR - AP


Donaldson-Pratt

Megan Donaldson and Elias Pratt of El Paso, Texas, formerly of Statesboro, Ga., were united in marriage on October 26, 2013, during an outside ceremony at the Robbins Nest in Statesboro. Dan Pratt officiated. An indoor reception immediately followed the ceremony at the Robbins Nest.

March 21, 2014 | | Weddings


Police Report 3-22-14 - A woman told deputies her granddaughter’s husband struck her

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. Arrest photos are available for viewing at statesboroherald.com/arrests/

March 21, 2014 | | Police Report


Mercer shocks Duke 78-71 in NCAA tourney opener

RALEIGH, N.C. - Senior-laden Mercer went into Duke's backyard and pulled off the biggest upset of the NCAA tournament so far Friday, beating the Blue Devils 78-71 and likely ending Jabari Parker's short college career.

March 21, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


4 men die in New Jersey shore motel fire

POINT PLEASANT BEACH, N.J. - A fire early Friday destroyed a New Jersey shore motel that was housing people displaced by Superstorm Sandy, killing four people and injuring eight, authorities said.

March 21, 2014 | By WAYNE PARRY Associated Press | Nation


Black preschoolers more likely to face suspension

WASHINGTON - Black students are more likely to be suspended from U.S. public schools - even as tiny preschoolers.

March 21, 2014 | By JESSE J. HOLLAND and KIMBERLY HEFLING Associated Press | Nation


Ga. lawmakers finish session, head into campaigns

ATLANTA - Members of the Georgia General Assembly are ready to begin their campaigns for another term, fresh off a legislative session highlighted by scads of campaign-friendly maneuvers.

March 21, 2014 | By BILL BARROW and RAY HENRY Associated Press | Local


Deen Day Smith Awards - Past Honorees

Man of the Decade

February 28, 2014 | | Life


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