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Postal inspectors: New York City greeting cards vanish, and sting points to mailman

NEW YORK - Call it a special delivery. A postal carrier pocketed dozens of greeting cards he was supposed to deliver to get at the cash inside, postal inspectors said.

December 23, 2007 | | Nation


Lightsey-Harper

Nelson and Diane Lightsey of Statesboro announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Shera Elizabeth Lightsey of Statesboro, to Michael Christopher Harper of Statesboro, son of Mike Harper of Buford, Ga., and Lee Schoch of Summerville, S.C.

December 23, 2007 | | Wedding Planner


Embattled State IG announces his resignation

WASHINGTON - The State Department's embattled inspector general, accused of impeding a Justice Department investigation of Blackwater Worldwide, announced his resignation Friday, saying a poisonous political atmosphere in Washington deters people from careers in public service.

December 23, 2007 | By ANNE GEARAN AP Diplomatic Writer | Nation


Astrograph 12/08

Nothing will be handed to you on a silver platter in the year ahead, but strong efforts on your behalf directed toward achieving your aims and goals will pay off. Growth in all areas is likely when managed properly.

December 23, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


New York City Council to consider banning horse-drawn carriages at urging of animal advocates

NEW YORK - The horse-drawn carriages that clip clop around Central Park could be banned under City Council legislation to be introduced at the urging of animal advocates who say the horses are treated inhumanely.

December 23, 2007 | By SARA KUGLER Associated Press Writer | Nation


Gardening with Rick Weatherford

"A weed is just a wildflower out of place," botanists often say. What they mean, of course, is that all plants have a certain beauty, they just need to be in the right place. Anyone who has tried native gardening knows that what they once considered weeds may now have a place of prominence in their garden.

December 23, 2007 | By RICK WEATHERFORD | Lifestyles Columnists


Window washer dead, brother injured in 47-story fall from apartment building in Manhattan

NEW YORK - Their job was one of routine peril - washing windows on Manhattan skyscrapers.

December 23, 2007 | By ULA ILNYTZKY Associated Press Writer | Nation


Worldwide protests call for urgent action to fight global warming

LONDON (AP) - Skiers, fire-eaters and an ice sculptor joined in worldwide demonstrations Saturday to draw attention to climate change and push their governments to take stronger action to fight global warming.

December 23, 2007 | By RAPHAEL G. SATTER Associated Press Writer | Nation


Bridge 12/08

New Zealand Bridge, edited by Richard Solomon, arrives bimonthly with 80 pages packed with material for everyone.

December 23, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 12/08

DEAR ABBY: I am a 13-year-old girl in junior high. I'm being harassed at school by three boys. I'm not popular, attractive or fashionable. I am athletic, quiet and a straight-A student.

December 23, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Pakistani general says army has Islamic militants on the run in Swat area

MINGORA, Pakistan - The Pakistani army has driven Islamic militants from all the towns in a scenic northern valley and killed 290 of the followers of a pro-Taliban cleric who has called for a holy war against the government, a general said Saturday.

December 23, 2007 | By STEPHEN GRAHAM Associated Press Writer | Nation


Laid-off trucker leads campaign to ship Christmas trees to troops in Iraq and Afghanistan

WESTMINSTER, Md. - Sprawled in his recliner, tired and achy after three days of nearly nonstop work, James Ward hardly looks like Santa Claus.

December 23, 2007 | By DAVID DISHNEAU Associated Press Writer | Nation


Samford-Tatum

Ms. Katherine Koehnemann Samford and Mr. and Mrs. John Singleton Pitts Samford of Birmingham, Ala., announce the engagement of their daughter, Karen Suzanne, to Bryant Lane Tatum, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Wayne Tatum of Glennville, Ga.

December 23, 2007 | | Wedding Planner


Recent Births 12/09

Carmen-Cydney Camille

December 23, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Births


Ask Dr. Gott 12/08

DEAR DR. GOTT: Several years ago, my husband had psoriasis in his hair, eyebrows and across his forehead. I heard somewhere that T-Gel Shampoo by Neutrogena would get rid of it, so I got him some. Well, it worked! He has been completely free of the problem for years.

December 23, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


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Local Roundup: Screven falls after tough 2nd half

SYLVANIA - The Screven County Gamecocks led at the half, but couldn't survive a second-half onslaught by Heard County and lost 28-6 on Friday in the second round of the GHSA Class AA state playoffs.

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


Prep Football Playoff Scores, 11/21

GHSA Playoff Scores

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


200 families in need receive Thanksgiving meal from Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office

The Bulloch County Sheriff's Office, in conjunction with the Statesboro Food Bank, is providing 200 Thanksgiving meals for local families that need support and help during this time of year.

November 21, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy: Gratitude is timeless for Christians

Thanksgiving is more than a single day - it is an attitude about everything in life. Life is made up of past, present and future. The perspective we have on each helps determine our happiness and effectiveness. So, Christians can be grateful for ...

November 21, 2014 | Larry Sheehy Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Police report - 11-22-14; An officer saw an intoxicated man fall into a ditch.

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 21, 2014 | | Police Report


Georgia Southern VP named interim president of Georgia Southwestern State

A top Georgia Southern University administrator has been named the interim president of Georgia Southwestern State University in Americus.

November 21, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


5 common myths of divorce

You hear various types of divorce stories. Some divorces end amicably and some end dreadfully. Along with the stories come myths that are not necessarily true in all divorces. Each couple who has divorced or is in the process does not go through the same emotions.

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


7 reasons why you never should have married him

The marriage decision is so momentous, it is amazing that it's left up to two people who are so overloaded with hormones and happiness that they can hardly be trusted to purchase a new pair of shoes, let alone decide who to spend the rest of their lives with.

November 21, 2014 | By KATIE NIELSEN Deseret News National | Hot topics


Kids rarely eat veggies from school lunch, study says

NEW YORK - Despite widespread availability of healthy school lunches, kids are saying "no" to more vegetables mandated by federal standards, a new study says.

November 21, 2014 | By TRACIE KNABE SNOWDER Deseret News National | Hot topics


The importance of a father figure’s example in a man’s life

When I was a kid, my father always used to take me to the model airplane track to see small prototypes tested. These prototypes were led by a guide, and were able to do takeoffs, stunts, flips and landings. While my father watched the show, my thoughts revolved around the importance of his presence beside me. Furthermore, the gentle manner in which he treated my mother was a great example to me of how I should treat her. His smile and his respectful and friendly demeanor were my model of how I should treat others. Whenever we made mistakes or ...

November 21, 2014 | By BRUNO MORISE SILVA Deseret News National | Hot topics


Amusement parks challenged by home entertainment

ORLANDO, Fla. - Your local fun zone, amusement center and theme park is facing an existential challenge these days.

November 21, 2014 | By TAMARA LUSH Associated Press | World




Bulloch County native still going strong at 102

At 102 years old, Tommie Burroughs has better vision than a good number of people in their 30s and 40s.

November 20, 2014 | By SANDRA BENNETT Special to the Herald | Local


Obama spurns GOP with expansive immigration orders

WASHINGTON - Spurning furious Republicans, President Barack Obama unveiled expansive executive actions on immigration Thursday night to spare nearly 5 million people in the U.S. illegally from deportation and refocus enforcement efforts on "felons, not families."

November 20, 2014 | By JULIE PACE Associated Press | World


Florida woman latest to accuse Cosby of forced sex

BOCA RATON, Fla. - A Florida woman who came forward Thursday became the fourth in recent weeks to say Bill Cosby gave her pills that made her feel groggy then forced himself on her sexually.

November 20, 2014 | By MATT SEDENSKY Associated Press | World


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