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Economic costs of Iraq, Afghanistan wars put at $1.6 trillion so far, about $20,900 per family

WASHINGTON - The economic costs of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are estimated to total $1.6 trillion - roughly double the amount the White House has requested thus far, according to a new report by Democrats on Congress' Joint Economic Committee.

November 28, 2007 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | Nation


Spread of AIDS virus to transplant patients signals need for more information on donors

CHICAGO (AP) - A troubling case in which a high-risk organ donor infected four patients with the AIDS virus and hepatitis has led medical ethicists to warn that patients need to know more about whose organs they're getting.

November 28, 2007 | By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer | Nation


Ark. teacher kills raccoon with nail gun so animal can be used in skinning demonstration

HUNTSVILLE, Ark. - A high school teacher killed a raccoon with a nail gun after discovering the planned subject of a skinning demonstration was alive.

November 28, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


White House directed to preserve backup tapes containing millions of e-mails

WASHINGTON - A federal judge Monday ordered the White House to preserve copies of all its e-mails, a move that Bush administration lawyers had argued strongly against.

November 28, 2007 | By PETE YOST Associated Press Writer | Nation


Police Report - November 14

(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 28, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


At steps of state Capitol, Perdue prays for rain

ATLANTA - As a choir's hymn died down, Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue marched to a podium in the shadows of the state Capitol Tuesday to offer a plea to the heavens.

November 28, 2007 | By GREG BLUESTEIN Associated Press Writer | Local


Scientists claim to clone monkey embryos, potential boon for stem cell research

NEW YORK - Scientists in Oregon say they've reached the long-sought goal of cloning monkey embryos and extracting stem cells from them, a potentially major step toward doing the same thing in people.

November 28, 2007 | By MALCOLM RITTER AP Science Writer | Nation


More than 1 million chlamydia cases sets record for U.S. STDs

ATLANTA - More than 1 million cases of chlamydia were reported in the United States last year - the most ever reported for a sexually transmitted disease, federal health officials said Tuesday.

November 28, 2007 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | Nation


Dear Abby 11/14

DEAR ABBY: Call me nostalgic, but I miss receiving handwritten personal notes and letters in my daily mail. Has it finally gotten to the point where it's futile to reach into the mailbox looking for a handwritten letter from a friend or relative?

November 28, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Tough night for Lady Eagles in Athens

ATHENS, Ga. - Tasha Humphrey scored 18 points to help No. 8 Georgia rout Georgia Southern 105-66 Tuesday night.

November 28, 2007 | The Associated Press | Georgia Southern


NYC police shooting of mentally ill teenager followed chaotic 911 call: ’I’ve got a gun!’

NEW YORK - An unarmed, mentally ill teenager could be heard cursing and yelling ''I've got a gun!'' during a frantic 911 call made by his exasperated mother before police arrived and killed him with a 20-bullet barrage, according to a tape of the call released Tuesday.

November 28, 2007 | By TOM HAYS Associated Press Writer | Nation


Ask Dr. Gott 11/14

DEAR DR. GOTT: I was diagnosed with polymyalgia rheumatica three months ago. Is this a rare form of arthritis? No one I talk to has heard of it.

November 28, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Dismal second half dooms Eagles in opener

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Isaiah Swann led four Seminoles in double figures with 25 points and Florida State cruised past Georgia Southern for a 92-67 win Monday night.

November 27, 2007 | The Associated Press | Georgia Southern


Local Roundup: SHS, SEB run at state meet

There are many memories that high school students take with them long after they receive their diplomas. For SHS CC runners, competing in the GHSA State AAAA Championships on Saturday will be a highlight of their athletic careers not soon forgotten.

November 27, 2007 | From staff reports | Sports


Police Report - November 12

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 27, 2007 | | Crime Report


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Statesboro looks for boost on the road

The last time Statesboro carried an 0-2 record into its third game of the season, the members of the 2014 Blue Devils were in diapers - if they had even been born yet. A team with a history of excellence such as Statesboro means that rough starts like the last 0-2 beginning in 1998 won't come around very often.

September 18, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


BA looks to shut down Memorial's Habersham

The third time will be the charm for the Bulloch Academy defense against highly-touted tailbacks.

September 18, 2014 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Prep Sports 360


Screven stays unbeaten, tops Windsor Forest

SAVANNAH - The Screven County Gamecocks continued in dominating fashion on Thursday, hammering Windsor Forest 36-8 at Memorial Stadium.

September 18, 2014 | From staff reports | Prep Sports 360


Royal & Ancient votes to admit female members

The Royal and Ancient Golf Club at St. Andrews is no longer just for men.

September 18, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Jury won't consider deaths in Ga. salmonella trial

ALBANY - Shirley Mae Almer died a few days before Christmas in 2008 at a Minnesota hospital where the 72-year-old woman was already weak with illness when she was fed peanut butter contaminated with salmonella.

September 18, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Home Depot breach affected 56M debit, credit cards

NEW YORK - Home Depot said that 56 million debit and credit cards are estimated to have been breached in a data theft between April and September at its stores in the U.S. and Canada. That makes it the second-largest breach for a retailer on record.

September 18, 2014 | By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO Associated Press | Local


What Nunn, Perdue have to say on rural care crisis

Rural health care - and what to do about it - has emerged as a political issue during this election year.

September 18, 2014 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Pittman Park Methodist women’s ministry hosts tea

Pittman Park United Methodist Church women's ministry invites area ladies to join them for tea on Saturday at 1 p.m.

September 18, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Hudson Powell golf tournament set for Oct. 10

The first Dr. Hudson J. Powell Sr. Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament is fast approaching.

September 18, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Man walks away from Bulloch County personal care home

A man who has been missing since Wednesday from a personal care home "walked away voluntarily," and Bulloch County sheriff's investigators say they are seeking to find him for "his own safety."

September 18, 2014 | From staff reports | Local




Braves snap 5 game skid

ATLANTA - Christian Bethancourt had a three-run single to help the Atlanta Braves beat the Washington Nationals 3-1 on Wednesday night and preserve their fading playoff hopes.

September 17, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Falcons, Bucs both eager to get back on field

ATLANTA - The short week came at a good time for the Atlanta Falcons.

September 17, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


SEC West looks like the best

The gap separating the two SEC divisions shows no signs of narrowing.

September 17, 2014 | By STEVE MEGARGEE AP Sports Writer | Sports


NFL Weekend Picks: Falcons host sinking Bucs

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were supposed to be vastly improved this year. The standings show a big, fat zero in the win column.

September 17, 2014 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


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