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Firefighters take on new role as anti-terrorism eyes of the government

WASHINGTON - Firefighters in major cities are being trained to take on a new role as lookouts for terrorism, raising concerns of eroding their standing as American icons and infringing on people's privacy.

December 11, 2007 | By EILEEN SULLIVAN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Nobel Prize winner tries to make a difference where it counts most: in giant lecture classes

EDITOR'S NOTE - It's one of the fundamental challenges for colleges in the 21st century: how to make higher education serve an ever-growing student population without compromising quality. This is the third story in an occasional series on how schools are attacking the problem.

December 11, 2007 | By JUSTIN POPE AP Education Writer | Nation


Pennsylvania pit bull owner could pay $3,100 for pet’s love of chewing bark off park trees

ALTOONA, Pa. - A pit bull that likes to get a lot of bark in its bite could end up costing its owner $3,100.

December 11, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


Fee increase triggers immigration applications deluge; may delay naturalizations

WASHINGTON (AP) - Millions of people who applied for naturalization and other immigration benefits to beat a midsummer fee increase are caught in a paperwork pileup that threatens the chance for some to become U.S. citizens in time to vote in next November's presidential election.

December 11, 2007 | By SUZANNE GAMBOA Associated Press Writer | Nation


Cruise ship sinks off Antarctica after hitting ice; all 154 on board rescued

SANTIAGO, Chile - A small Canadian cruise ship carrying passengers who shelled out thousands of dollars to retrace the route of a 20th century explorer struck an iceberg and sank hours later in icy waters off Antarctica. All 154 aboard, Americans among them, escaped safely.

December 11, 2007 | By BILL CORMIER Associated Press Writer | Nation


Top-level State Department official reaches out by phone to Pakistan’s Bhutto

WASHINGTON - Deputy Secretary of State John Negroponte, in Islamabad, spoke by phone with Benazir Bhutto on Friday in the highest-level U.S. contact with the Pakistani opposition leader since President Pervez Musharraf imposed a state of emergency, the State Department said.

December 11, 2007 | By MATTHEW LEE Associated Press Writer | Nation


Stem cell research breakthrough could be election plus for Bush anti-abortion allies

WASHINGTON - A breakthrough in stem cell research could give President Bush and his anti-abortion allies a political I-told-you-so in a debate Democrats have long been planning to use in next year's elections.

December 11, 2007 | By LAURIE KELLMAN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Calif. robbery suspect charged with murder after 2 alleged accomplices are killed by homeowner

LAKEPORT, Calif. - Three young black men break into a white man's home in rural Northern California. The homeowner shoots two of them to death - but it's the surviving black man who is charged with murder.

December 11, 2007 | By JULIANA BARBASSA Associated Press Writer | Nation


Round one a breeze for ECI

TWIN CITY – Last season, the Bulldogs of Emanuel County rolled into the state playoffs as the top ranked team, only to walk away with a devastating first round loss. Ranked number one yet again this season, it is evident that they plan on sticking around a bit longer. The Bulldogs rolled to victory in their first round game against visiting Seminole County, pasting the Indians by a score of 49-23.

December 11, 2007 | By MIKE ANTHONY Herald Correspondent | Sports


Democratic proposal on Iraq would likely leave tens of thousands of troops in Iraq

WASHINGTON - The Democrats' flagship proposal on Iraq is aimed at bringing most troops home. Yet if enacted, the law would still allow for tens of thousands of U.S. troops to stay deployed for years to come.

December 11, 2007 | By ANNE FLAHERTY Associated Press Writer | Nation


Bulloch History by Roger Allen

This is the fourth in a series of articles about the origins of the Baptist faith in Georgia and Bulloch County.

December 11, 2007 | By ROGER ALLEN | Lifestyles Columnists


US air assault targets militants believed to be linked to May kidnapping of Americans

BAGHDAD - U.S. helicopters dropped 600 troops into two villages south of Baghdad before sunrise Friday, launching an assault on militants believed to be involved in the May kidnapping of three American soldiers, the military said.

December 11, 2007 | By LAUREN FRAYER Associated Press Writer | Nation


New wave of mortgage failures could create a nightmare economic scenario

NEW YORK - When Domenico Colombo saw that his monthly mortgage payment was about to balloon by 30 percent, he had a clear picture of how bad it could get.

December 11, 2007 | By JOE BEL BRUNO AP Business Writer | Nation


For the Public Health by Gerald Ledlow, Ph.D. MHA, CHE

I believe that primary healthcare ought to be considered a right of citizenship, a right that should be funded in a prudent fashion. We can easily demonstrate that primary healthcare contributes to the overall productivity, safety, and compassion of a nation and thus, should be considered a public good.

December 11, 2007 | By GERALD LEDLOW, Ph.D., MHA, CHE | Lifestyles Columnists


Missouri father charged in deaths of 2 children; already serving 38 years for kidnapping them

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. - The father of two Kansas City-area children whose remains were found in a shallow grave more than three years after they disappeared confessed publicly and was charged Tuesday in their shootings.

December 11, 2007 | By HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH Associated Press Writer | Nation


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October 30 - Mrs. Eva Roberson Bland Blackburn, age 81, died Wednesday morning, October 29, 2014, at

Mrs. Eva Roberson Bland Blackburn

October 29, 2014 | | Obituaries


Bumgarner carries Giants to the title

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Madison Bumgarner pitched five innings of near-perfect relief and the San Francisco Giants held off the Kansas City Royals 3-2 Wednesday night in Game 7 of the World Series for their third championship in five seasons.

October 29, 2014 | By BEN WALKER AP Baseball Writer | Sports


Duncan has Screven County clicking on all cylinders

SYLVANIA - When Ron Duncan arrived at Screven County prior to the 2012 season, the Gamecocks were in a decade-long rut.

October 29, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Badcock Home Furniture & More Presents: Prep Sports Spotlight

Halfway through the season, the Metter Tigers found themselves with their backs against the wall.

October 29, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


NFL Weekend Picks: Huge matchup in messy NFC South

Back in 2010, New Orleans went 11-5 and Seattle was 7-9. But the Saints were a wild card for the playoffs and the Seahawks won their division.

October 29, 2014 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


NCAA hands Gurley 4-game suspension

ATHENS - The NCAA said Wednesday that Georgia star running back Todd Gurley must sit out until Nov. 15 for accepting more than $3,000 for autographed memorabilia and other items over a two-year period.

October 29, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | UGA


Gov. Deal compares Democrat Carter to Obama

ATLANTA - Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal is joining GOP candidates across the country increasingly working to tie their Democratic opponents to President Barack Obama in the final days of his campaign against Jason Carter, the grandson of former President Jimmy Carter.

October 29, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


For Biden, silver lining if Senate fight is a draw

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is crossing his fingers that Republicans won't come close to capturing the six Senate seats they need to seize the majority in next week's election. But for Vice President Joe Biden, there's a silver lining if Republicans fall just short.

October 29, 2014 | By JOSH LEDERMAN Associated Press | Nation


East Georgia band festival packs Womack

More than 3,000 people packed Statesboro High School's Womack Field Saturday to catch the sounds of the 38th Annual East Georgia Marching Band Festival.

October 29, 2014 | By ROGER ALLEN Special to the Herald | Local


The first Portal Panthers

PORTAL - The Portal Panthers celebrated their homecoming two weeks ago, but a few more alums will get an encore performance when Jenkins County comes to town on Friday night.

October 29, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360




A Royal beating

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Lorenzo Cain looped a two-run single and Eric Hosmer chopped a two-run double over shortstop in a seven-run second inning as the Kansas City Royals battered the San Francisco Giants 10-0 Tuesday night to force a decisive Game 7 in the World Series.

October 28, 2014 | By BEN WALKER AP Baseball Writer | Sports


Monken accepts responsibility for Army violations

A contrite Jeff Monken accepted responsibility on Tuesday for a football recruiting trip that happened a month after he was hired as head coach at Army and resulted in minor NCAA violations.

October 28, 2014 | By JOHN KEKIS AP Sports Writer | Sports


College Football Playoff Top 25 released

Mississippi State, Florida State, Auburn and Mississippi are the top four teams in the first College Football Playoff rankings.

October 28, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


Gurley or no, it's UGA's to lose

ATHENS - With or without Todd Gurley, the Georgia Bulldogs are big favorites to hand Florida another defeat.

October 28, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | UGA


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