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Top U.S. general says troops Bush ordered for Iraq aren’t all needed

WASHINGTON - The outgoing top U.S. general in Iraq diplomatically aired his differences with the commander in chief on Thursday, telling lawmakers that President Bush has ordered thousands more troops into Iraq than needed to tamp down violence in Baghdad.

February 16, 2007 | By DAVID ESPO AP Special Correspondent | Nation


Winter storm closes schools, ices roads in north Georgia

ATLANTA - An overnight winter storm dumped snow, sleet, freezing rain and rain across north Georgia on Thursday, causing about 30 county school systems to close their schools for the day.

February 16, 2007 | The Associated Press | Local


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


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Portal takes down visiting Montgomery County

PORTAL – An eight-run fifth inning finally put the brakes on a five game losing skid as the Portal Panthers powered their way to a 14-6 victory over Montgomery County Tuesday evening.

March 25, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


UNF holds off visiting Eagles

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Georgia Southern Eagles scored five unanswered runs to rally within a run, but the North Florida Ospreys prevented the equalizer and won 8-7 at Harmon Stadium on Tuesday.

March 25, 2014 | Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern


Braves' Santana pitches 3 innings vs Tigers

LAKELAND, Fla. - Ervin Santana allowed two runs in three innings as the Atlanta Braves topped the Detroit Tigers 12-3 Tuesday.

March 25, 2014 | By JEFF BERLINICKE Associated Press | Atlanta Braves - AP


Outdoor Life: Farm ponds offer the best in bass fishing

You can talk about reservoir fishing for bass all you want, and those places get most of the ink in outdoor magazines, but the real secret to catching the biggest largemouth of your life is simple - head to the farm ponds.

March 25, 2014 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON dar8589@bellsouth.net | Sports


SHS JROTC faces off against Area 9

MILLEN - The Statesboro High School JROTC Drill Team competed against Area 9 at the last practice meet of the season on Saturday in Jenkins County.

March 25, 2014 | By JULIA FLETCHER Special to the Herald | Prep Sports 360


Local Roundup: Harnage pitches perfect game

SAVANNAH - The Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets run-ruled New Hampstead in three innings and Bryce Harnage retired all nine batters he faced as SEB won 15-0.

March 25, 2014 | From staff reports | Prep Sports 360


A closed shop for the Hall of Fame

No one should have been more thrilled than Vijay Singh to hear about the voting changes for the World Golf Hall of Fame.

March 25, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Pistorius expected to testify at his murder trial

PRETORIA, South Africa - Oscar Pistorius will probably testify at his trial later this week, a defense attorney said Tuesday after prosecutors rested their case against the double-amputee runner who is accused of murder in his girlfriend's death.

March 25, 2014 | By CARLEY PETESCH and CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA , Associated Press | Sports


Birth control rule seems to divide Supreme Court

WASHINGTON - Seemingly divided, the Supreme Court struggled Tuesday with the question of whether companies have religious rights, a case challenging President Barack Obama's health overhaul and its guarantee of birth control in employees' preventive care plans.

March 25, 2014 | MARK SHERMAN Associated Press | Local


Former NFL coach speaks at Fellowship of Christian Athletes fundraising banquet

The Belle House was filled to capacity with local coaches, players, parents and supporters at last Thursday's Fellowship of Christian Athletes Fundraising Banquet.

March 25, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Search continues for plane off Georgia coast

BRUNSWICK - U.S. Coast Guard crews and others were searching Tuesday for two people who were aboard a small plane that went missing in the St. Simons Island area.

March 25, 2014 | | Local


Novel analysis helped narrow Malaysian jet search

HONG KONG - Investigators are closer to solving an international aviation mystery thanks to a British communications satellite and classroom physics.

March 25, 2014 | By JUSTIN PRITCHARD and KELVIN CHAN Associated Press | World


Navy: Sailor, civilian suspect killed at Va. base

NORFOLK, Va. - A sailor was fatally shot aboard a guided-missile destroyer docked at the world's largest naval base late Monday, and security forces killed the lone suspect, according to the Navy.

March 25, 2014 | By BROCK VERGAKIS Associated Press | World


Malaysia says search to shift to smaller area

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Malaysia said Tuesday that it has narrowed the search for a downed jetliner to an area the size of Alaska in the southern Indian Ocean, while Australia said improved weather would allow the hunt for possible debris from the plane to resume.

March 25, 2014 | By EILEEN NG and SCOTT McDONALD Associated Press | World


Deen Day Smith Awards - Past Honorees

Man of the Decade

February 28, 2014 | | Life


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