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U.S. military spokesman blames pet market bombing in Baghdad on Iran-backed Shiite militants

BAGHDAD - The U.S. military on Saturday blamed the deadly bombing of a pet market in Baghdad on Iranian-backed Shiite militants, raising concerns that Shiite extremists activity could escalate and jeopardize waning violence in Iraq.

December 11, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


Police Report - November 16

(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.)

December 11, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Criminal case spotlights African immigrants’ use of monkey meat; woman on trial in NYC

NEW YORK - From her baptism in Liberia to Christmas years later in her adopted New York City, Mamie Manneh never lost the longing to celebrate religious rituals by eating monkey meat.

December 11, 2007 | By TOM HAYS Associated Press Writer | Nation


With fanfare, Iraqi government reopens landmark street largely barricaded since US invasion

BAGHDAD - The smell of grilled fish and the sound of children's laughter provided moments of joy for many Iraqis Saturday as the government reopened Abu Nawas Street, a famous riverside promenade that has been largely barricaded from the public since the U.S.-led invasion.

December 11, 2007 | By BUSHRA JUHI Associated Press Writer | Nation


Astrograph 11/17

Friends and acquaintances who have been helpful to you in the past are likely to continue to be the very ones who offer the greatest support to your efforts in the year ahead. Do all that you can to protect and nurture these relationships.

December 11, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Museum exhibit reunites veterans of war and baseball

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Lou Brissie and Morrie Martin shared much more than a uniform when their baseball careers briefly intersected in 1951 as teammates with the Philadelphia Athletics.

December 11, 2007 | By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Popularity of Web auctions helps fuel growth in live auction industry

WAYNESBURG, Pa. (AP) - His chanting is rhythmic and rapid, a staccato string of numbers that quickly grows hypnotic as auctioneer Kevin Teets scans the audience, eyes darting between buyers on opposite sides of the room.

December 11, 2007 | By VICKI SMITH Associated Press Writer | Nation


Abuse risk seen higher as more kids live without two biological parents

NEW YORK - Six-year-old Oscar Jimenez Jr. was beaten to death in California, then buried under fertilizer and cement. Two-year-old Devon Shackleford was drowned in an Arizona swimming pool. Jayden Cangro, also 2, died after being thrown across a room in Utah.

December 11, 2007 | By DAVID CRARY AP National Writer | Nation


Lady Gators win tournament title

A tough backcourt trap and an intense pressure defense enabled the Bulloch Academy Lady Gators to hold Thomas Jefferson Academy scoreless in the first half and roll to a 50-18 victory to win the championship game of the second annual Lady Gator Invitational basketball tournament Monday.

December 11, 2007 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Sports


Saudi Islamic school defends self against ’Terror High’ label

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Its most virulent critics have dubbed it ''Terror High'' and 12 U.S. senators and a federal commission want to shut it down.

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


Henry Clay, Horticulturist

Ground covers can have a tremendous impact on the landscape both functionally and aesthetically.

December 11, 2007 | By HENRY CLAY | Lifestyles Columnists


Police Report - November 21

(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.)

December 11, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Nation


Panda super couple at San Diego Zoo is super fertile; newest cub to be named Monday

SAN DIEGO - Giving each other space may not work in every relationship, but it's what keeps the magic alive for the very fertile giant panda pair at the San Diego Zoo.

December 11, 2007 | By ALLISON HOFFMAN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Local Roundup: SHS Lady Devils improve to 3-0

The Statesboro Lady Blue Devils improved to 3-0 with a 50-35 win over McIntosh County Academy Tuesday on Day Two of the Ladies Night Out Tournament at SHS.

December 11, 2007 | From staff and wire reports | Sports


Police Report - November 19

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.

December 11, 2007 | | Crime Report


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Rookie receivers stealing the show

TAMPA, Fla. - Tampa Bay's Mike Evans resists labels that describe him as a football player, especially those that shortchange what he's accomplished as part of an outstanding class of rookie receivers lighting up the NFL.

December 19, 2014 | By FRED GOODALL AP Sports Writer | Sports


Following probe, FIFA won't reopen World Cup voting

MARRAKECH, Morocco - Defiantly declaring that FIFA is no longer in crisis, Sepp Blatter said Friday the decision to hold the next two World Cups in Russia and Qatar won't be revoked and the governing body will publish a confidential probe into the process that picked those countries as hosts.

December 19, 2014 | By JOHN LEICESTER AP Sports Writer | Sports


Bowl season kicks off with five games

The College Football Playoff era is here and as the bowl season starts, it feels a bit like a New Year's three-for-one special: Three big games instead of one.

December 19, 2014 | By JOHN MARSHALL AP Sports Writer | Sports


Statesboro pastor fuels Appalachia relief effort

Local churches that are part of the Ogeechee River Baptist Association, as well as Southern Baptist churches throughout Georgia and beyond, will contribute more than 27,000 backpacks this Christmas filled with clothes, toys, school supplies, hygiene items and Bibles to needy children along the Appalachian mountain range.

December 19, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Controlled burn sends smoke into downtown Statesboro

Smoke seen in downtown Statesboro this afternoon was caused by the controlled burn of a 15-acre field near Akins Smith Road in the Hopulikeit area, according to Bulloch County 911 and Statesboro Fire Department spokespersons.

December 19, 2014 | From | Local


East Georgia Regional Medical Center limits visitors

Like other hospitals in the region, East Georgia Regional Medical Center is experiencing an increase in flu-related emergency-room visits.

December 19, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Review: 'The Interview' deserves to be seen

That I was one of the relative few to see "The Interview" is not a boast I take any pleasure in.

December 19, 2014 | By JAKE COYLE Associated Press | Associated Press




Trufant, Atlanta Falcons defense wary of Brees

FLOWERY BRANCH - Falcons cornerback Desmond Trufant expects to be exhausted by the end of Atlanta's NFC South showdown Sunday at New Orleans.

December 18, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


SHS, SEB invade Albany

Region championships and state playoff berths will be determined in the coming months, but both Statesboro and Southeast Bulloch's boys squads will get some tough non-region competition to help close out 2014 as they travel to Albany for the annual U-Save-It Classic beginning today.

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


Why watch?

Over the next three weeks, 38 bowl games and a national championship game will be played from Boise to the Bahamas and various points in between. You should watch them all. Here's why:

December 18, 2014 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports


Dr. John Bressler: The magic of Christmas

The last couple of weeks have been wonderful for someone who likes the Christmas season and especially if he or she is looking for some Christmas spirit. Julie and I started out by attending the downtown tree lighting ceremony in Brooklet. It was a bit chilly - which is just right for folks like us - and we felt like we were in a Christmas card surrounded by angels. There was great music, Scripture and plenty of laughter and applause to warm our hearts. We love attending church and singing all those carols and admiring the tree decorated with crismons and the ...

December 18, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Dentist thanks all who took part in ‘Dentistry from the Heart’

Editor:

December 18, 2014 | | Letters To The Editor


Statesboro resident competes on ‘Wheel of Fortune’

Statesboro resident Jeannette Bryant and her sister, a former dispatcher for the Statesboro Police Department and current resident of Atlanta, Ranada Royal, placed second on an episode of "Wheel of Fortune."

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


Georgia Southern’s Small Business Development Center moving to City Campus

Georgia Southern University's Small Business Development Center, currently located in the Market District, will soon relocate to City Campus in downtown Statesboro, 58 E. Main St.

December 18, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


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