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Oklahoma City mayor challenges residents to shed 1 million pounds as New Year’s resolution

OKLAHOMA CITY - With a button-popping spread of cornbread, sausage and gravy, chicken fried steak and pecan pie designated as Oklahoma's official state meal, it's no surprise that Oklahoma City's mayor wants to put the city on a diet.

January 19, 2008 | By SEAN MURPHY Associated Press Writer | National


Striking writers union says Leno violated guild rules with monologues; NBC disagrees

NEW YORK - Jay Leno kept the jokes coming his second night back on the air, even as the striking writers union and his network sparred over whether he was violating union rules by writing his monologues.

January 19, 2008 | By DAVID BAUDER AP Television Writer | National


Jobless rates hits 5 percent, a 2-year high, fanning recession fears

WASHINGTON - Hiring practically stalled in December, driving the nation's unemployment rate up to a two-year high of 5 percent and fanning fears of a recession.

January 19, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | National


Forget Tupperware, get ready for the Taser Party.

GILBERT, Ariz. - Before she lets them shoot her little pink stun gun, Dana Shafman ushers her new friends to the living room sofa for a serious chat about the fears she believes they all share.

January 19, 2008 | By CHRIS KAHN Associated Press Writer | National


A startup revives effort to blanket San Francisco with free Wi-Fi

SAN FRANCISCO - A Silicon Valley startup is promising to blanket San Francisco with free wireless Internet service, reviving a crusade that crumbled last year after two much larger companies, EarthLink Inc. and Google Inc., scrapped their plans to build a high-speed network for Web surfing.

January 19, 2008 | By MICHAEL LIEDTKE Associated Press Writer | National


Plane crashes off Venezuela with 14 aboard, including 8 Italians, 1 American

CARACAS, Venezuela - A plane carrying 14 people crashed into the sea Friday on its way to Venezuela's Los Roques islands, officials said. Eight Italians and one American were believed on board, but there was no immediate report on casualties.

January 19, 2008 | By FABIOLA SANCHEZ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Garbage piles up in the streets of Naples, provoking protests

NAPLES, Italy - Stinking mounds of garbage piled up on the streets of Naples on Friday and officials around the country blamed organized crime and bureaucratic red tape for the city's refuse crisis.

January 19, 2008 | By SALVATORE LAPORTA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Kenya opposition seeks new vote after deadly election violence; police scatter protesters

NAIROBI, Kenya - Kenya's opposition called for a new presidential election to settle a dispute that has sparked deadly riots from the capital to the coast, but a government spokesman said Friday a new vote could come on only on orders from the highest court.

January 19, 2008 | By TOM ODULA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Two cleaning women stuck in broken elevator of suburban Chicago building for two days

NILES, Ill. - Two cleaning women, trapped inside a broken elevator for two days, survived on two cough drops and six aspirin until they were rescued.

January 19, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Police Report - January 4

(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.)

January 19, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Police Report - January 3

(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.)

January 19, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Astrograph 1/4

Many of your involvements in the year ahead will lead you to a number of substantial opportunities. You won't be able to take advantage of all them. Concentrate only on those enterprises that can be expanded upon.

January 19, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Arctic storm bears down on Calif., could trigger slides, flooding; Freeze in the East subsides

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - A fierce arctic storm lashed California on Friday, toppling trees, soaking a coastal landscape already charred by wildfires and threatening to paralyze the mountains with deep snow.

January 19, 2008 | By SAMANTHA YOUNG Associated Press Writer | National


Search continues for missing hiker in N. Georgia woods

BLAIRSVILLE, Ga. - Rescue workers and canine teams worked through the night and continued searching Friday morning for a missing 24-year-old hiker near Blood Mountain and for a man they described as a ''person of interest'' in her disappearance.

January 19, 2008 | By DANIEL YEE Associated Press Writer | National


Olmert acknowledges Israel is not living up to road map

JERUSALEM - Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, in an unprecedented public acknowledgment Friday, called continued Israeli construction in West Bank settlements a breach of Israel's obligations under a recently revived peace plan.

January 19, 2008 | By AMY TEIBEL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Recovery underway in West Virginia

RAINELLE, W.Va. - When the torrential rains stopped in the tiny West Virginia town of Rainelle, the volunteers started showing up.

June 27, 2016 | By JOHN RABY and JONATHAN MATTISE Associated Press | Associated Press


Supreme Court strikes down Texas abortion law

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court issued its strongest defense of abortion rights in a quarter-century Monday, striking down Texas' widely replicated rules that sharply reduced abortion ...

June 27, 2016 | By MARK SHERMAN | Associated Press


Suspect arrested in June 1 robbery

Statesboro police arrested a man on Sunday who is suspected in an armed robbery committed June 1.

June 27, 2016 | | Local


Great Dane looking to hire 100

Great Dane Trailers in Statesboro is ramping up its operations and will hold a job fair Tuesday to help hire 100 employees. The additional employees ...

June 27, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro man, 19, arrested after Morris Heights shooting

A 19-year-old Statesboro man was arrested early Monday morning after a shooting at Morris Heights Apartments.

June 27, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Jennifer Mock will lead Ga. Young Lawyers Division

Jennifer Campbell Mock of the Mock Law Firm LLC in Statesboro was installed as the 70th president of the Young Lawyers Division (YLD) of the ...

June 27, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Business


AgSouth hires Brannen for marketing

AgSouth marketing director Christy Smith announced that the association has hired Heather Brannen as a marketing specialist for the cooperative. Heather will be based out ...

June 27, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Business


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Bragg Motor Service marks 60 years in business

Friday, Bragg Motor Service on Northside Drive West in Statesboro will celebrate 60 years in business. The company was founded by husband and wife team ...

June 27, 2016 | | Local


Art in photography

Knee-deep in a southeast Georgia swamp, a woman wades through the water all alone.

June 26, 2016 | By SHANE PEASTER Herald Intern | Local


Kathy Bradley: Summer solstice, summer storm

At about 9 o'clock Monday night, I stood in the middle of the front yard and took in the magic. Over my right shoulder ...

June 26, 2016 | | Life


Houston hosts free kids camp

Womack Field at Statesboro High School could have easily been mistaken for a National Football League preseason training camp on Saturday as it hosted the ...

June 26, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Webb-Kelly

Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Webb of Statesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Leigh of Statesboro, to Patrick Thomas Kelly of Alpharetta, Ga., son ...

June 26, 2016 | | Weddings


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: 'Team boats' powered by horses gain popularity on the river

Note: The following is part of a series of columns exploring the use of rivers in the early history of Georgia and Bulloch County.

June 26, 2016 | | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Your children, teenagers don't need smart phones

Q: Our 12-year-old has a smart phone. I know you don't approve, but all - and I do mean all - of his friends have them ...

June 26, 2016 | | Life


Bray-DiNello

Drs. Chip and Sally Bray of Statesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Hannah Joy Bray, to Edward Carl DiNello, son of Mrs. Shirley DiNello ...

June 26, 2016 | | Weddings


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