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State funding for adult literacy classes proved insufficient, classes continue with schools' aid

The state's amended budget for the 2007 fiscal year left the needs of the Technical College System of Georgia unmet, which caused system leaders to consider furloughing adult literacy instructors. An interruption in the June classes would have meant no education programs for the more than 68,000 literacy students who are currently enrolled throughout the state. But a solution was found to avoid cutting the classes.

June 08, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


Trash and tricks; Environmental friendly magician entertains kids at Mill Creek

Cheers and laughter echoed off the walls of Mill Creek Elementary School Thursday as magician Steve Trash performed his eccentric and eco-friendly one-man routine.

June 08, 2007 | By NAOMI BRYANT Herald Intern | Local


Astrograph 5/25

Your earning potential could be much greater than it has been for some time, but it will still be up to you to take advantage of what is offered, putting forth the necessary effort to make the most of it.

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


Ask Dr. Gott 5/25

DEAR DR. GOTT: I've been meaning to write to you for several months now. I am one of those people who has struggled with her weight for many, many years. I've tried diet after diet with success at losing weight, but always gaining it back plus extra. I've seen your column in my local paper and would always roll my eyes when reading about "no sugar, no flour." I would say, "Yeah, right," and go on my merry way on a rollercoaster of ups and downs. In April 2004, I decided to give your way a try ...

June 08, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 5/25

DEAR ABBY: My husband and I are in our 60s and raising our 4-year-old grandson. His mother is incarcerated, and the father signed away his rights a couple of years ago.

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


Police Report - May 25

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.

June 08, 2007 | From staff reports | Crime Report


Congress voting money for war troops as Democrats back off on withdrawal timeline

WASHINGTON - Bowing to President Bush, the Democratic-controlled Congress lined up reluctantly Thursday to provide fresh billions for the Iraq war without the troop withdrawal timeline that drew his earlier veto.

June 08, 2007 | By DAVID ESPO AP Special Correspondent | Nation


Ask Dr. Gott 5/24

DEAR DR. GOTT: I suffer from restless-legs syndrome and have tried the soap-under-the-sheet treatment without experiencing relief. I am now using Excedrin during the day and 20 milligrams OxyContin at night, when the pain in my legs gets so bad I can't get rid of it. I even get up and take hot baths or ride my bicycle to get some relief. This does help a little but not for long.

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


Local Roundup 5/24

Former Georgia Southern University baseball standout Brian Rogers got the call all baseball players await, again. For the second time in his career, and first this season, Rogers received the call to join the Pittsburgh Pirates.

June 07, 2007 | Staff Reports | Sports


Police Report - May 24

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.

June 07, 2007 | From staff reports | Crime Report


Iraqis say they found body of U.S. soldier held by al-Qaida, but no American confirmation

BAGHDAD - Iraqi police dragged a body from the Euphrates River on Wednesday and said it was one of three American soldiers abducted in an ambush claimed by al-Qaida. The U.S. military has yet to identify the victim and pressed ahead with its search through sweltering flatlands south of Baghdad.

June 07, 2007 | By STEVEN R. HURST Associated Press Writer | Nation


Gonzales aide says he tried to review his version of firings with her amid probe

WASHINGTON - A former Justice Department official at the center of the uproar over prosecutor firings told House investigators Wednesday that Attorney General Alberto Gonzales tried to review his story of the dismissals with her at a time when lawmakers were homing in on conflicting accounts.

June 07, 2007 | By LAURIE KELLMAN Associated Press Writer | Nation


AP Centerpiece: Turkey coops’ waste will power first U.S. poultry litter electric plant

BENSON, Minn. - The gray, sandy mix of turkey droppings and other bits and pieces flowing through Greg Langmo's fingers back onto the floor of his barn isn't just funky dirt, it's fuel.

June 07, 2007 | By STEVE KARNOWSKI Associated Press Writer | Nation


Dear Abby 5/24

DEAR ABBY: Like "Fine, Thank You in Gastonia, N.C.," I, too, was annoyed when people greeted me with the mindless, "How are you?" "How ya doin'?" etc., which required me to respond to someone who clearly had no interest in a real response. (I understand their feigned interest is more automatic than rude.)

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


Astrograph 5/24

Joint endeavors look promising for you, but they must be handled with considerable skill. Should one be mismanaged, you could find obstacles starting to block your path instead of trails being blazed.

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


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Football, religious items to be removed before jurors see Hernandez house

FALL RIVER, Mass. - Citing the O.J. Simpson case, a prosecutor in the murder trial of former NFL star Aaron Hernandez told a judge Thursday that trophies and religious items had been added to Hernandez's home since the 2013 killing, and he requested they be removed before the jury tours the house.

February 05, 2015 | By MICHELLE R. SMITH Associated Press | Sports


1st in Sun Belt? Southern, not State

In an intense back-and-forth matchup Thursday night at Hanner Fieldhouse, the reigning Sun Belt Conference regular season champs couldn't keep pace with the league's current leaders.

February 05, 2015 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Tiger's back bites again, forces withdrawal

SAN DIEGO - New season, same old story with Tiger Woods.

February 05, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Vikings' Peterson in limbo, out until at least April 15

MINNEAPOLIS - The latest attempt by star running back Adrian Peterson to get back on the field will come in a federal courtroom.

February 05, 2015 | By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer | Sports


Syracuse plays for the future after self-imposed hoops ban

When Syracuse announced it was instituting a self-imposed postseason ban for the men's basketball team this season, the university was playing for the future - on the court and with NCAA regulators.

February 05, 2015 | By JOHN KEKIS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Editorial - Making Statesboro safer: A good start

A significant drop in the crime rate reported last week by the Statesboro Police Department is good news, indeed, and a positive sign that recent efforts at increasing cooperation between local law enforcement agencies is working. Based on data compiled by the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting Program, Part 1 crimes - the most serious and violent crimes - dropped 10.5 percent in 2014 compared to 2013.

February 05, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


No time for distractions

I was talking to a colleague Monday and ended up in a remarkable conversation that went from exercise to distractions and eventually to Christianity. Hey! I don't plan these meetings. They just seem to happen. Let's call them Providence.

February 05, 2015 | Dr. John Bressler | Columnists/Editorials


Statesboro’s annual Wedding Walk Expo set for Friday evening

Planning your special day can be an intimidating journey, but Downtown Statesboro's Wedding Walk Expo has done the hard part for you.

February 05, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Millen fatal fire ruled ‘undetermined’

The fatal Sunday morning fire in Millen has been ruled "undetermined," according to Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens.

February 05, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Hackers see rewarding targets in health care companies

Health care is a treasure trove for criminals looking to steal reams of personal information, as the hacking of a database maintained by the second-largest U.S. health insurer proves.

February 05, 2015 | By TOM MURPHY and BRANDON BAILEY AP Business Writers | Associated Press


Boko Haram, hit by 3-nation offensive, rampage in Cameroon

YAOUNDE, Cameroon - Hundreds of Boko Haram fighters took revenge Thursday on villagers in Cameroon, shooting and burning scores to death and razing mosques and churches after warning Nigeria's neighbors not to join the battle against the Islamic insurgent group.

February 05, 2015 | By EDWIN KINDZEKA MOKI and MICHELLE FAUL Associated Press | Associated Press


Jordan launches new airstrikes after vowing harsh war on Islamic State

AMMAN, Jordan - Dozens of Jordanian fighter jets bombed Islamic State training centers and weapons storage sites Thursday, intensifying attacks after the militants burned to death a captured Jordanian pilot.

February 05, 2015 | By KARIN LAUB and MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH Associated Press | Associated Press




Lefty believes Woods can bounce back

SAN DIEGO - One player not concerned about Tiger Woods and his golf game is his longest rival - Phil Mickelson.

February 04, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


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