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Government cites its own programs for 12 percent decline in chronic homelessness

WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of people who are chronically homeless dropped by nearly 12 percent from 2005 to 2006, according to government estimates being released Wednesday.

November 22, 2007 | By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER Associated Press Writer | Nation


No bond for Nebraska teacher who drove to Mexico with teenage boy

EL CENTRO, Calif. - A judge denied bail Wednesday for a 25-year-old teacher accused of fleeing to Mexico with a 13-year-old student, and the woman agreed to be transferred from California to Nebraska to face the charges.

November 22, 2007 | By ELLIOT SPAGAT Associated Press Writer | Nation


Report: Abstinence-only programs fail to affect teenage sexual behavior

WASHINGTON - Programs that focus exclusively on abstinence have not been shown to affect teenager sexual behavior, although they are eligible for tens of millions of dollars in federal grants, according to a study released by a nonpartisan group that seeks to reduce teen pregnancies.

November 22, 2007 | By H. JOSEF HEBERT Associated Press Writer | Nation


Notorious Boston jail is transformed into a luxury hotel; the restaurant is called Clink

BOSTON - The elegant iron-railing balconies were once catwalks where guards stood watch over the inmates to make sure they didn't try to break out. If you look closely, you can still see the outline of the holes from the iron bars on the windows.

November 22, 2007 | By DENISE LAVOIE Associated Press Writer | Nation


Smaller stakes, bigger outcry as regulators consider new media rules

WASHINGTON - For the second time in four years, the government is rewriting media ownership rules, a process that probably will allow big companies to get even bigger.

November 22, 2007 | By JOHN DUNBAR Associated Press Writer | Nation


Consumer credit rises in September rises at slowest pace since April

WASHINGTON - Consumers borrowing increased in September at the smallest pace in five months as the growth in credit card debt and car loans slowed.

November 22, 2007 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Nation


Police Report - November 8

(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.)

November 22, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Man killed in single vehicle crash in Candler County

A St. Paul, Minnesota man was killed early Wednesday in a single vehicle crash in Candler County. A passenger from Twin City was seriously injured in the accident, according to reports.

November 22, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Local


Yvette Smith: Bulloch County Teacher of the Year

Southeast Bulloch High School teacher Yvette Smith was named Bulloch County's Teacher of the Year Tuesday.

November 22, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


Ask Dr. Gott 11/08

DEAR DR. GOTT: My husband went to the doctor's office after experiencing a puddle of blood in his underwear. He did not get to see his regular physician but did get to see an APRN (nurse practitioner). He had a stomach X-ray and a rectal exam. The only thing she told him was that his body wasn't getting rid of all the waste. She prescribed a stool softener and a repeat visit in a couple of weeks. He never has a problem with using the restroom. When this happened, he had a normal bowel movement and then later ...

November 22, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Lethal-injection foe in Oklahoma commits suicide just when her cause was gaining momentum

NORMAN, Okla. - Defense attorney Lisa McCalmont was well-known nationally as an outspoken critic of lethal injection and amassed a trove of information about problems with the three-drug cocktail that is at the very center of a case the U.S. Supreme Court will hear early next year.

November 22, 2007 | By SEAN MURPHY Associated Press Writer | Nation


Virginia deputy is the nation’s tallest man at 7-foot-8; says he’s used to ’small man’s world’

NORFOLK, Va. - To all those people who blurt out ''Wow, you're tall!'' as they stare up at George Bell: He knows.

November 22, 2007 | By SONJA BARISIC Associated Press Writer | Nation


Ill. college students accused of kidnapping, battery with freshly baked cookies

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. - Two students at Southern Illinois University in this St. Louis suburb kidnapped, paddled and burned a young man with freshly baked cookies after a drug deal went bad, prosecutors said.

November 21, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


Hundreds of full-time RVers are blocked from voting; some states demand real addresses

CLEVELAND, Tenn. (AP) - When your home is the open road, where do you register to vote?

November 21, 2007 | By BILL POOVEY Associated Press Writer | Nation


Chicago police investigating use of Taser on 82-year-old woman

CHICAGO - Chicago's Police Department is investigating an officer's use of a Taser last month on an 82-year-old woman who police say was swinging a hammer when they arrived.

November 21, 2007 | By DON BABWIN Associated Press Writer | Nation


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5 things to know about Georgia's runoff election

Voters across Georgia will decide 21 primary runoff races during balloting Tuesday, including a high-profile Republican Senate contest between U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston and businessman David Perdue. Here are five things to know about Tuesday's election.

July 21, 2014 | By RAY HENRY and RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Rebels release train with bodies from downed Malaysian jet

HRABOVE, Ukraine - Bowing to international pressure Monday, pro-Moscow separatists released a train packed with bodies and handed over the black boxes from the downed Malaysia Airlines plane, four days after it plunged into rebel-held eastern Ukraine.

July 21, 2014 | By NICOLAS GARRIGA and NICOLAE DUMITRACHE Associated Press | World


Georgia NAACP announces Freedom Summer Fellowship Program

The Georgia State Conference of the NAACP recently announced its 2014 Freedom Summer Fellows, including one based at Georgia Southern University.

July 21, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


GBI seeks suspects in Brooklet armed robbery

An armed robbery in Brooklet Sunday night has been turned over to agents from the Statesboro office of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

July 21, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Sterling needs to sell Clippers to pay his debts

LOS ANGELES - The chief financial officer of Donald Sterling's properties said Monday that the billionaire may be forced to sell a large portion of his real estate empire to cover $500 million in loans if he persists in refusing to sell the Los Angeles Clippers for $2 billion.

July 21, 2014 | By LINDA DEUTSCH AP Special Correspondent | Sports


FSU, Miami picked to win ACC divisions

GREENSBORO, N.C. - Defending national champion Florida State and Miami are the favorites to win their Atlantic Coast Conference divisions.

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


In the Pits: RTA aiming to close disconnect

There is no clearer example of the disconnect between NASCAR and its teams then the fight earlier this year over the procedures to cool cars down during qualifying.

July 21, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR - AP


Return of Rory

HOYLAKE, England - The celebration began long before Rory McIlroy had a chance to drink out of the claret jug.

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


Rocky Ford woman dies in wreck

A Rocky Ford woman was killed Sunday when she lost control of her vehicle on Georgia Highway 17.

July 21, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


10 ways to bring peace into your life

You're preoccupied with work, school, children and other responsibilities that you tend to forget what it means to enjoy your inner peace. Bringing peace into your life is easy. Some people make it difficult because they choose to overlook it or even live in anger. They complain, criticize and detest everything around them. Obviously, not everything goes as planned but instead of living in chaos and distress, stop what you are doing for a moment and think of the positive things in your life. Peace comes with positivity.

July 21, 2014 | By MAYRA BITSKO Deseret News National | Hot topics


Dutch anger swells at treatment of Ukraine bodies

THE HAGUE, Netherlands - It is no longer only grief and mourning sweeping across the Netherlands in the aftermath of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. It is now anger.

July 21, 2014 | By MIKE CORDER Associated Press | World


Florida town stunned by news of police KKK ties

FRUITLAND PARK, Fla. - Ann Hunnewell and her central Florida police officer husband knelt in the living room of a fellow officer's home, with pillow cases as makeshift hoods over their heads. A few words were spoken and they, along with a half-dozen others, were initiated into the local chapter of the Ku Klux Klan, she says.

July 21, 2014 | By MIKE SCHNEIDER Associated Press | Nation


Sittle-Franklin

Mr. Brett McCorkle and Ms. Susan McCorkle of Hinesville announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Suzanne Sittle, to Jason Robert Franklin, son of Robert and Connie Franklin of Metter.

July 20, 2014 | | Weddings


Perdue Anniversary

David and Ann Perdue of Statesboro, Georgia, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on July 11, 2014, and enjoyed visiting with family and friends over the weekend in Augusta. Mr. and Mrs. Perdue were married on July 11, 1964, at the First Advent Christian Church in Augusta. They lived in Augusta before moving to Statesboro, where they have become lifelong residents. David and Ann have three sons: David E. Perdue, Andy Elmer Perdue and Lee A. Perdue and his wife, Susan. The couple has been blessed with a precious granddaughter, Ginger.

July 20, 2014 | | Weddings


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