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Calif. wildfire losses top $1B; firefighters hope easing wind gives them an advantage

SAN DIEGO - The devastating wildfires in Southern California have caused at least $1 billion in damage in San Diego County alone, officials said Wednesday, as easing wind gave firefighters hope that they could begin to gain ground against the flames.

November 08, 2007 | By GILLIAN FLACCUS Associated Press Writer | Nation


Dear Abby 10/25

DEAR ABBY: Our 23-year-old son, "Jason," told me yesterday about a letter he had received from his grandmother. In it she complained that she's embarrassed by his having fathered a child out of wedlock and said the situation is "very difficult" for her. She is deeply religious, but known for her affinity for gossip.

November 08, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Astrograph 10/25

In the year ahead, you are likely to fare better in enterprises or activities where you can function independently from others. You won't be particularly happy if you enter an alliance where your liberty is curtailed.

November 08, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


The right to remain spiffy: Washington State Patrol named nation’s best-dressed state lawmen

OLYMPIA, Wash. - It's a look that lead-foot drivers know all too well: the crisp black bow tie and blue ''Smokey Bear'' hat of a Washington State Patrol trooper.

November 08, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


Dear Abby 10/24

DEAR ABBY: I know I should be telling the world how lucky I am and I should be happy, but I'm miserable. I am a 30-something mother of two, recently divorced.

November 07, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Astrograph 10/24

In the year ahead, you are likely to be far bolder and enterprising with those affairs that are important to you. This will open up new dominions that will take you to places you wouldn't otherwise have been able to reach.

November 07, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 10/24

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am an 84-year-old male. Over the past two years, my body has been retaining water, which sometimes settles in my lungs. Just recently, a doctor removed about a pint of fluid from my left lung, which would not drain. I take four water pills every day plus half a pill of Zaroxolyn once a week. Have you any idea why I keep retaining this water?

November 07, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Farmer's and Merchant's Bank Athlete of the Week: Joseph Sparks

Joseph Sparks had never beaten Nathanael Greene Academy in his high school career.

November 07, 2007 | From staff reports | Sports


Diabetes fundraising campaign still underway in Bulloch

The 16th Annual American Diabetes Association's (ADA) only fundraising campaign in Bulloch County is still under way with fundraising events taking place through December in the hopes of hitting the audacious $100,000 goal set by the organizing team. The campaign is currently sitting at roughly $66,000.

November 07, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


Police Report - October 23

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 07, 2007 | | Crime Report


Police Report - October 22

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 07, 2007 | | Crime Report


California wildfires force more residents to flee; 350,000 homes ordered evacuated

SAN DIEGO - Walls of wind-whipped flames consumed hundreds of homes across tinder-dry Southern California on Tuesday, and authorities ordered people in more than 350,000 homes to flee the fires.

November 07, 2007 | By ALLISON HOFFMAN and GILLIAN FLACCUS Associated Press Writer | Nation


Bridge 10/24

Poet and actress Maya Angelou wrote, "Nature has no mercy at all. Nature says, 'I'm going to snow. If you have on a bikini and no snowshoes, that's tough. I am going to snow anyway.'"

November 07, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


House bill takes steps to prevent suicides among veterans

WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress took steps Tuesday to reduce the high rate of suicides among former members of the armed forces, but only after a gun rights senator succeeded in removing a plan to track veterans treated for mental illnesses.

November 07, 2007 | By JIM ABRAMS Associated Press Writer | Nation


Space shuttle Discovery thunders into orbit, begins most complex space station mission yet

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Shuttle Discovery and its crew of seven thundered into orbit Tuesday, setting off on the most challenging space station construction mission yet that will pave the way for the arrival of two science labs in a few months.

November 07, 2007 | By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer | Nation


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Drones might help show how tornados form

DENVER - Researchers say they've collected promising weather data by flying instrument-laden drones into big Western and Midwestern storms. Now they want to expand the project in hopes of learning more about how tornados form.

December 18, 2014 | By DAN ELLIOTT Associated Press | Associated Press




UGA moving on after falling short of goals

ATHENS - Going into the final week of the regular season, the Georgia Bulldogs had hopes of playing for a Southeastern Conference title, maybe even claiming a spot in the four-team national playoff.

December 17, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | UGA


Saints showdown 'just another game'

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Quarterback Matt Ryan says he and the Atlanta Falcons face no added pressure with everything on the line this week.

December 17, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Kurt Busch testifies at court hearing

DOVER, Del. - NASCAR driver Kurt Busch had his turn on the witness stand Wednesday and testified that he repeatedly told his ex-girlfriend to leave his motorhome the night she claims he assaulted her.

December 17, 2014 | By RANDALL CHASE Associated Press | NASCAR


New, smaller Statesboro Wal-Mart opens to thrilled customers

In a much-anticipated event, Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market opened its doors Wednesday in Statesboro's Market District, welcoming anxious customers, excited shoppers and a few curious spectators.

December 17, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Fire destroys Claxton mobile home

A Claxton family's home was destroyed by fire Tuesday night after a child knocked over a space heater.

December 17, 2014 | From staff reports | Local




Local Roundup: Blue Devils fall in overtime

RICHMOND HILL - The Statesboro Blue Devils suffered their first region loss of the season as they were knocked off in overtime at Richmond Hill, 63-56.

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


Portal rebounds

PORTAL - Facing a Johnson County squad from the opposite side of the always-competitive Region 3-A, the Portal Panthers were in no mood to take prisoners.

December 16, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Grantham: 'No big deal' to face UGA

ATLANTA - Louisville defensive coordinator Todd Grantham is proud of the job he did at Georgia and that facing the Bulldogs in the Belk Bowl is no big deal.

December 16, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | UGA


Hawks out to prove they're the real deal

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks know it's going to take more than a couple of strong months to prove this franchise has really turned things around after so many dashed hopes.

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


Outdoor Life: Messes of the masses

After some reflection I've concluded that a goodly portion of my life has been consumed with picking up stuff.

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


Bulloch County deputies find 2 meth labs, arrest 3, in separate incidents

Response to an argument over money and to locate a wanted person led law enforcement to find meth labs in two separate locations over the weekend.

December 16, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Counterfeit money incidents rise slightly in Statesboro

An uptick in reports of fake money have police warning citizens to be careful.

December 16, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


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