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Hostage takers threaten to kill 3-year-old British girl kidnapped in Nigeria, mother says

PORT HARCOURT - The sobbing mother of a British girl kidnapped in Nigeria said Friday her 3-year old is under threat of death and living on bread and water, as police promised to free her without resorting to force.

July 21, 2007 | By NIYI BABADE Associated Press Writer | Nation


Dear Abby 7/7

DEAR ABBY: I am being married this summer. It will be a fairly large wedding with 185 guests. My fiance's parents and grandparents are very supportive. The problem is my mother. She's an alcoholic.

July 21, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Feds detail alleged dogfighting operation at Vick property

SURRY, Va. - A property owned by Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick was used as the ''main staging area for housing and training the pit bulls involved'' in an alleged dogfighting operation, according to court documents.

July 21, 2007 | By HANK KURZ JR. and MICHAEL FELBERBAUM Associated Press Writers | Sports


GOP senators’ breaks with Bush on Iraq raise question of who’ll be next

WASHINGTON - After the recent defection of prominent Republicans on the Iraq war, the big question in Washington is who might be next.

July 21, 2007 | By ANNE FLAHERTY Associated Press Writer | Nation


Police Report - July 7

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.

July 21, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Ask Dr. Gott 7/7

DEAR DR. GOTT: My husband has occasional bouts with difficulty in swallowing. It seems as though his esophagus contracts, and he is unable to swallow at all for one half to two hours. During this time, great quantities of phlegm come up. He is 78 years old, and I worry that as he ages, he might choke. He usually has bouts two or three times a year, and this has been going on for many years. He does not mention this to the doctor when he has physicals, but I am concerned. Is there anything to help his attacks or ...

July 21, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Giuliani: Money drives campaign schedules

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - Support in early voting states such as South Carolina, Iowa and New Hampshire is important, but Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani explained Friday that he has to follow the money.

July 21, 2007 | By SEANNA ADCOX Associated Press Writer | Local


Astrograph 7/7

Your natural leadership qualities, along with your managerial and organizational abilities, will be very pronounced. This could be one of your better years for accomplishing extraordinary feats.

July 21, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Hurricane Center director won’t resign amid staff rebellion

MIAMI - The new director of the National Hurricane Center, under fire from staff members who want him ousted, said Friday that he doesn't plan to resign but will if that would benefit the public.

July 21, 2007 | By JOHN PAIN Associated Press Writer | Nation


AP Poll: Little faith in government screening US visitors, handling disease outbreak

WASHINGTON - The public has little faith the government is adequately screening visitors to the country or could cope with an outbreak of an infectious disease, according to an AP-Ipsos poll.

July 21, 2007 | By ALAN FRAM Associated Press Writer | Nation


Braves snap skid

LOS ANGELES - Andruw Jones homered, Chipper Jones and Brian McCann added RBI singles and the Atlanta Braves defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-2 on Wednesday night to stop a three-game losing streak.

July 20, 2007 | The Associated Press | Sports


West sizzles through heat wave topping 100

LOS ANGELES - A heat wave sizzling across the West showed little sign of letting up Thursday, with Las Vegas forecast to tie a record high and even northern Idaho expected to top 100 degrees.

"You can become dehydrated really quick before you know it. You step outside and, 'wow,'" said Charlie Schlott, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Las Vegas.

July 20, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


Man wanted for snatching woman's purse

Statesboro Police are seeking a man they said snatched a purse from a woman Monday. The victim told officers she was at Sea Island Bank's main branch parking lot on East Vine Street, and had just got out of her car when a man walked up and shoved her, causing her to strike her head on the car, said Statesboro Police Capt. L. C. Williams.

July 20, 2007 | Herald staff reports | Local


Smoltz’s shoulder still questionable

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves say the results of an examination on John Smoltz's sore right shoulder may not be known until Monday.

July 20, 2007 | The Associated Press | Sports


Sharpton, Lowery, others hold vigil for Genarlow Wilson

DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. - Standing on the steps of the Douglas County Courthouse, the Rev. Al Sharpton embraced the mother and sister of Genarlow Wilson, joining hundreds of supporters Thursday in continuing to demand Wilson's immediate release from prison.

July 20, 2007 | By ERRIN HAINES Associated Press Writer | Local


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Local foundation’s grants fund twists on teaching

Ten mini-grants will buy a total of six iPads at three Bulloch County schools, enable cartoon-based learning on two campuses and fund a Georgia history field trip, a lunchtime book club, a school play, a motivational speaker and the Whoville Shopping Village.

March 26, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


GSU program seeking host families for international students

The students come from all over the world and arrive at Georgia Southern University without knowing a single person in the area. These international students are here to study and learn, but often find themselves feeling lost and alone.

March 26, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


More domestic violence shelters are taking in pets

NEW YORK - When her abusive husband left for work last fall, she grabbed her kids, her dog and her bags, only to run up against a heart-wrenching obstacle: None of the city's more than 50 domestic violence shelters would accept the pet.

March 26, 2014 | By JENNIFER PELTZ Associated Press | World


3 Secret Service agents benched before Obama trip

WASHINGTON - The Secret Service sent three agents home from the Netherlands just before President Barack Obama's arrival after one agent was found inebriated in an Amsterdam hotel, the Secret Service said Tuesday.

March 26, 2014 | By JOSH LEDERMAN Associated Press | World


Dodgers top spender, ending Yanks' 15-year streak

NEW YORK - Zack Greinke and the Los Angeles Dodgers have knocked Alex Rodriguez and the New York Yankees off baseball's payroll perch, part of an offseason spending spree that has the average salary approaching $4 million for the first time.

March 26, 2014 | By RONALD BLUM Associated Press | World


March 25 - Mrs. Annie Lou “Lula” Jarrell Calhoun, age 90, died Sunday, March 23, 2014, at Syl-View H

Mrs. Annie Lou "Lula" Jarrell Calhoun

March 25, 2014 | | Obituaries




DeWayne Grice: No health insurance? ACA can help

Despite what you continue to see in the national news, the Affordable Care Act has brought about many positive changes to our health care system – especially for small business owners.

March 25, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


The Fritz era begins

Willie Fritz uses a voice recorder to take notes as he watches practice.

March 25, 2014 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Georgia Southern


Portal takes down visiting Montgomery County

PORTAL – An eight-run fifth inning finally put the brakes on a five game losing skid as the Portal Panthers powered their way to a 14-6 victory over Montgomery County Tuesday evening.

March 25, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


UNF holds off visiting Eagles

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Georgia Southern Eagles scored five unanswered runs to rally within a run, but the North Florida Ospreys prevented the equalizer and won 8-7 at Harmon Stadium on Tuesday.

March 25, 2014 | Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern


Braves' Santana pitches 3 innings vs Tigers

LAKELAND, Fla. - Ervin Santana allowed two runs in three innings as the Atlanta Braves topped the Detroit Tigers 12-3 Tuesday.

March 25, 2014 | By JEFF BERLINICKE Associated Press | Atlanta Braves - AP


Outdoor Life: Farm ponds offer the best in bass fishing

You can talk about reservoir fishing for bass all you want, and those places get most of the ink in outdoor magazines, but the real secret to catching the biggest largemouth of your life is simple - head to the farm ponds.

March 25, 2014 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON dar8589@bellsouth.net | Sports


SHS JROTC faces off against Area 9

MILLEN - The Statesboro High School JROTC Drill Team competed against Area 9 at the last practice meet of the season on Saturday in Jenkins County.

March 25, 2014 | By JULIA FLETCHER Special to the Herald | Prep Sports 360


Local Roundup: Harnage pitches perfect game

SAVANNAH - The Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets run-ruled New Hampstead in three innings and Bryce Harnage retired all nine batters he faced as SEB won 15-0.

March 25, 2014 | From staff reports | Prep Sports 360


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