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Contractors in Iraq accused of opening fire on civilians and soldiers

There are now nearly as many private contractors in Iraq as there are U.S. soldiers - and a large percentage of them are private security guards equipped with automatic weapons, body armor, helicopters and bullet-proof trucks.

August 26, 2007 | By DEBORAH HASTINGS AP National Writer | Nation


Four promising children of Newark become symbols of scourge of violence

NEWARK, N.J. - The four college-age friends who were hanging out in a schoolyard late on a Saturday night were the type of children who make hometowns proud, especially hard-luck hometowns like this one.

August 26, 2007 | By ERIN McCLAM and DAVID PORTER Associated Press Writer | Nation


Dear Abby 8/11

DEAR ABBY: I am 15 years old, and for 13 years I have known that I am adopted. My friend tells me that she thinks she has found my real mother - that she goes to her church. I'm really confused.

August 25, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Stocks end amazing session and week little changed after Fed adds third dose of liquidity

NEW YORK - Wall Street closed out a difficult week with a mixed finish Friday after the Federal Reserve injected billions of dollars into the banking system to calm markets torn by worries about evaporating credit. The Dow Jones industrials, down more than 200 points during the session, ended with just a 31-point deficit and managed to post a gain for the week.

August 25, 2007 | By TIM PARADIS AP Business Writer | Nation


Retail health clinics expand, but concerns rise over quality, conflicts

NEW YORK - Increasingly, American consumers are shopping for health care the way they buy a hamburger or milk shake at a fast-food chain: By standing in line at a local store under a menu.

August 25, 2007 | By ANNE D’INNOCENZIO AP Business Writer | Nation


Microphone hears no sound from 6 trapped miners, but drilling may be off target

HUNTINGTON, Utah - Rescuers drilling a tiny hole nearly 1,900 feet deep to make contact with six coal miners caught in a cave-in four days ago might have missed and punched into a neighboring chamber, officials said Friday.

August 25, 2007 | By GARANCE BURKE Associated Press Writer | Nation


Immigrant soldiers worry their relatives could be deported while they are away

Yaderlin Jimenez was an illegal immigrant facing deportation. Her husband, a U.S. citizen and soldier, couldn't help her because he was missing after an insurgent attack in Iraq.

August 25, 2007 | By JULIANA BARBASSA Associated Press Writer | Nation


Ask Dr. Gott 8/11

DEAR DR. GOTT: With all the natural remedies you get for things, like Vicks for fungus on the toenails and the soap in the sheets for cramps, I decided to send you mine. I read in an article about what you can use banana peels for, and the one that stuck out for me was for warts. It said to put a small piece of the peel on the wart and bandage it, and it would fall off after several days. I thought to myself, if it works for warts on hands, I wonder if it would work for plantar ...

August 25, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Bridge 8/11

Look at the South hand. With neither side vulnerable, your left-hand opponent deals and opens one diamond. Your partner makes a takeout double. And righty passes. How would you plan the auction?

August 25, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Police Report - August 11

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.

August 25, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Waters along S.C. beach reopen after possible shark attack

ISLE OF PALMS, S.C. - A man and a 9-year-old boy bitten hours apart while swimming along a South Carolina beach likely suffered shark bites, a marine biologist said Friday.

August 25, 2007 | The Associated Press | Local


Astrograph 8/11

Conditions that directly affect your personal desires and objectives could be subjected to favorable changes. Your new direction will be more lasting and gratifying with everything you do.

August 25, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


AP ENTERPRISE: Tainted toothpaste followed unchecked route

ATLANTA - Each week, prison guards brought Sherri Painter a fresh tube of SpringFresh toothpaste. She was OK with the spearmint taste, plus it was good at removing stains and cleaning shoes.

August 24, 2007 | By MIKE STOBBE and AUDRA ANG Associated Press Writer | Local


Big Ben’s bongs and chimes to fall silent for a few weeks for repairs

LONDON - It has chimed through freezing winters, fierce storms and World War II bombing raids. But old age will silence Big Ben's bongs - at least temporarily.

August 24, 2007 | By JILL LAWLESS Associated Press Writer | Nation


Mets top Braves in close game two

NEW YORK - Bases loaded, nobody out, one-run game. Billy Wagner never lost his cool on a sweltering night at Shea Stadium, and the New York Mets hung on for a big victory against Atlanta.

Wagner escaped a major jam in the ninth inning and Moises Alou hit a tiebreaking homer in the eighth to help New York edge the Braves 4-3 on Wednesday.

August 24, 2007 | By MIKE FITZPATRICK AP Baseball Writer | Sports


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Nationals clinch, blank Braves 3-0

ATLANTA - The Washington Nationals are again champions of the NL East, wrapping up their second division title in three years against the team that knocked them out of the top spot last season.

September 16, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves sell naming rights to SunTrust

ATLANTA - The Braves are still more than two years away from moving into their new suburban ballpark.

September 16, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Outdoor Life: Early season Whitetail hunting can be productive

The months of September and October are considered by many deer hunters to be the pre-game warm-up for the "real season" when the rut begins.

September 16, 2014 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON dar8589@bellsouth.net | Sports


Column: Hindsight is a Ryder Cup tradition that's like no other

Tom Watson didn't appear to be kicking himself.

September 16, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Atlanta mayor: Talked to 6 possible Hawks owners

ATLANTA - Mayor Kasim Reed said Tuesday he has already talked with six potential buyers of the Atlanta Hawks and expects a sale of the team to move quickly after racially charged comments by owner Bruce Levenson and general manager Danny Ferry.

September 16, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


UGA's Richt not ruling out RB Nick Chubb vs. Troy

ATHENS - Perhaps Georgia's depth at tailback didn't take an immediate hit after all when freshman Nick Chubb had surgery on Monday to repair his fractured left thumb.

September 16, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | UGA


Local Roundup: SHS to honor 1964 Blue Devils

Statesboro High will honor its 1964 football team on its 50th reunion on Sept. 26-27.

September 16, 2014 | From staff reports | Prep Sports 360


Grand jury to weigh case of NASCAR's Tony Stewart

The decision whether to charge three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart in the August death of a fellow driver at a sprint car race in upstate New York will be up to a grand jury.

September 16, 2014 | By CAROLYN THOMPSON Associated Press | NASCAR


Falcons LT Matthews returns

FLOWERY BRANCH - Falcons rookie left tackle Jake Matthews has returned to practice after missing last week's loss at Cincinnati with a sprained left ankle.

September 16, 2014 | ASSOCIATED PRESS | Atlanta Falcons


Criticism mounting for Vikings after Adrian Peterson decision

MINNEAPOLIS - Adrian Peterson has been one of the most popular and marketable stars in the NFL, an approachable superstar with an inspirational comeback story that made him an endorser's dream.

September 16, 2014 | By JON KRAWCZYNSKI AP Sports Writer | Sports


Senator ties NFL tax status to Redskins name

WASHINGTON - A U.S. senator threatened the NFL with legislation over Washington's nickname, a letter was dispatched to the other 31 team owners, and the issue was linked to the league's others recent troubles Tuesday as the anti-"Redskins" movement took its cause to Capitol Hill.

September 16, 2014 | By JOSEPH WHITE AP Sports Writer | Sports


New Statesboro Visitors Center makes a grand entrance

Hundreds of people joined community leaders Tuesday afternoon for the official ribbon cutting of the Statesboro Convention and Visitors Bureau's Regional Visitors Center.

September 16, 2014 | By DeWAYNE GRICE dgrice@statesboroherald.com | Local


Constitution Week begins Wednesday

Constitution Week begins Wednesday and runs through Tuesday, Sept. 23, celebrating the 227th anniversary of the signing of this great document.

September 16, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Downtown Boutique Warehouse sale to benefit Statesboro’s Safe Haven

On Friday and Saturday, several local businesses will participate in a Downtown Boutique Warehouse sale.

September 16, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


2 Bulloch County schools are tops

For the second straight year, two Bulloch County public schools were recognized as two of the top performers under the state's accountability system.

September 16, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


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