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Today in History - January 4

Today is Friday, Jan. 4, the fourth day of 2008. There are 362 days left in the year.

January 19, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


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


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Two charged in North College Street shooting

Two men involved in a North College Street shooting incident Tuesday night face aggravated assault charges, said Statesboro police Maj. Rob Bryan, interim police chief.

January 13, 2016 | From staff reports | Local




Georgia governor touts his 2015 measures on schools, roads

ATLANTA - As Gov. Nathan Deal prepared to outline his 2016 agenda, he spent Tuesday touting his 2015 legislative package that overcame opposition within his own ...

January 12, 2016 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Oil keeps falling. And falling.

DALLAS - The price of oil keeps falling. And falling. And falling. It has to stop somewhere, right?

January 12, 2016 | By DAVID KOENIG AP Business Writer | Associated Press


Lottery fever in full frenzy

Billion dollar lottery fever has taken over. 1.5 billion dollar fever to be more exact.

January 12, 2016 | By DEWAYNE GRICE Inside Bulloch Business | Local


Portal splits with Savannah Country Day

The Panthers were all smiles after a 76-44 win over Savannah Country Day Tuesday night to move to 5-10 on the year with a 3-3 ...

January 12, 2016 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


NCAA convention has big vote on football championships

AUSTIN, Texas - Two days after Alabama's latest national championship, a vote at the NCAA's annual convention could have a huge impact on which ...

January 12, 2016 | By JIM VERTUNO AP Sports Writer | Sports


Smart quickly building staff

ATHENS - Kirby Smart completed filling his new Georgia staff on Tuesday by hiring Alabama defensive backs coach and assistant head coach Mel Tucker as UGA ...

January 12, 2016 | The Associated Press | UGA


Tuscaloosa gets the party started

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Alabama may have won its fourth national championship in seven seasons, but for the students in Tuscaloosa the party never gets old.

January 12, 2016 | By PHILLIP LUCAS Associated Press | Sports


SHS swimmers hitting their stride

With just a few weeks left in the season, Statesboro High School's swim team are entering the home stretch of their 2015-2016 campaign.

January 12, 2016 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360




Victoria Family Practice Medical Clinic

Since entering the Statesboro healthcare market in 2009, Dr. Daniel Okungbowa has embraced the community with a passion of ensuring that every citizen has access ...

December 22, 2015 | | Locally Owned


The Lodge at Bethany scheduled to open to the community

Nestled among the oak trees of what was once the Gesmon Neville Family Farm, The Lodge at Bethany, an extension of the long-standing history of ...

December 22, 2015 | | Locally Owned


Make a will – It helps protect your loved ones

You care about your spouse. You care about your children. You care about your family. You care that the hard work you have done no ...

August 04, 2015 | Special to the Herald | News 4U


Deen Day Smith Awards - Past Honorees

Man of the Decade

February 28, 2014 | | Life


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