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Study says US should lower its profile in Iraq, let Iraqi army take over more daily combat

WASHINGTON - U.S. forces in Iraq should be reduced significantly, according to a new study on Iraq's security forces that inflamed debate in Congress on how quickly that can happen without hurling the country into chaos.

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


Girls’ suicide rates spike; overall youth rate also up, U.S. health agency says

ATLANTA - The suicide rate among preteen and young teen girls spiked 76 percent, a disturbing sign that federal health officials say they can't fully explain.

September 21, 2007 | By GREG BLUESTEIN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Felix death toll rises to at least 65 with discovery of bodies off Honduran coast

PUERTO CABEZAS, Nicaragua - The death toll from Hurricane Felix rose to 65 on Thursday with the discovery of the bodies of 25 dead fishermen in the waters along Honduras' Miskito Coast, Nicaraguan and Honduran officials said.

September 21, 2007 | By BAYARDO MENDOZA Associated Press Writer | Nation


Arizona college student is stabbed to death; roommate is arrested

TUCSON, Ariz. - Briefly, they were 18-year-old freshmen sharing two things: their Navajo heritage and a University of Arizona dormitory room.

September 21, 2007 | By ARTHUR H. ROTSTEIN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Truckers at Calif., Texas borders protest program allowing Mexican carriers on U.S. roads

LAREDO, Texas - Dozens of truckers protested at border crossings in Texas and California on Thursday, denouncing as dangerous and unfair a pilot program allowing up to 100 Mexican trucking companies to transport cargo anywhere in the United States.

September 21, 2007 | By ELIZABETH WHITE Associated Press Writer | Nation


Gators take underdog role against PCA

Bulloch Academy head coach Clint Morgan has been looking to Boone, N. C. for inspiration as his Gators prepare to take on powerful Class AAA rival Pinewood Christian Academy.

September 21, 2007 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Sports


Doctor: Pro wrestler Benoit’s concussions may have contributed to killings of wife, son

ATLANTA - Pro wrestler Chris Benoit suffered brain damage from his years in the ring that could help explain why he killed his wife, son and himself, a doctor who studied Benoit's brain said Wednesday.

September 20, 2007 | By HARRY R. WEBER Associated Press Writer | Local


Bridge 9/6

Humorist Evan Esar said, "A signature always reveals a man's character - and sometimes even his name." Did he have doctors in mind?

September 20, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Police Report - September 6

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.

September 20, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Astrograph 9/6

Because you could be exceptionally fortunate in the year ahead when involving yourself with unusual products, methods or systems, look for opportunities of this ilk to take advantage of. Don't be turned off by their uniqueness.

September 20, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 9/6

DEAR DR. GOTT: My mother is almost 81 years old. She has heart disease and a lot of other health problems. I am her primary caretaker.

September 20, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 9/6

DEAR ABBY: It happened again! Someone put pesticide in a water bottle. A 6-year-old child got ahold of it and drank about 2 ounces. He is now on a ventilator in a pediatric intensive care unit. Having made it that far, he'll probably be OK. Why do people keep doing this?

September 20, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


CPSC recalls about 700,000 toys from Mattel because of lead paint

NEW YORK - The Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Mattel Inc., announced late Tuesday that it is recalling about 700,000 Chinese-made toys that have excessive amounts of lead paint.

September 20, 2007 | By ANNE D’INNOCENZIO AP Business Writer | Nation


Ask Dr. Gott 9/7

DEAR DR. GOTT: The subject I am writing about seems to be a taboo subject that no one wants to admit to or talk about.

September 20, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Henriette threatens Mexican mainland; Felix fades but sparks flood fears in Central America

CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico - Hurricane Henriette threatened Mexico's mainland Wednesday as it stayed on track for the southwestern United States, while the weakening remnants of Hurricane Felix dumped heavy rain in Central America, causing flooding, landslides and at least nine deaths.

September 20, 2007 | By PAUL KIERNAN Associated Press Writer | Nation


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Tony Stewart pulls out of race after crash that killed competitor

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. - Tony Stewart pulled out of the NASCAR race at Watkins Glen Sunday, 12 hours after the three-time champion struck and killed a sprint car driver who had climbed from his car and was on the darkened dirt track trying to confront Stewart during a race in upstate New York.

August 10, 2014 | By JOHN KEKIS and JOHN WAWROW AP Sports Writers | World




Rory leads — barely

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Rory McIlroy played the kind of golf Saturday that typically would put him in control at a major championship. Staked to a one-shot lead in the PGA Championship, he made three birdies over his last four holes for a 4-under 67.

August 09, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Falcons rookie OL Matthews impresses Smith

FLOWERY BRANCH - Jake Matthews' first live NFL action gives Atlanta coach Mike Smith reason to think the No. 6 overall draft pick has potential to become an elite player.

August 09, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Local Roundup: Lady Devils split season opener

The Statesboro Lady Blue Devils opened their 2014 campaign with a high-scoring shootout, splitting a doubleheader with visiting North Cobb Christian on Saturday at Mill Creek.

August 09, 2014 | From staff reports | Prep Sports 360


As bombs fall over Iraq, old emotions rise in US

It was supposed to be over, America's war in Iraq. So all the old emotions boiled up anew as Americans absorbed the news that U.S. bombs were again striking targets in the nation where the United States led an invasion in 2003, lost almost 4,500 troops in the fight to stabilize and liberate it and then left nearly three years ago.

August 09, 2014 | By JESSE WASHINGTON AP National Writer | Local


Ban on aquifer banking expires

JEKYLL ISLAND - The underground aquifer that coastal Georgia relies on for its main source of drinking water was considered so pristine that state lawmakers 15 years ago declared it off-limits to well drillers looking for a place to stash extra water for use in periods of drought.

August 09, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Statesboro Scouts make NM trek

Statesboro-based Boy Scouts of America Troop 342, and other Scouts and their leaders from the Coastal Georgia Council, recently went on a life-changing summer trek through the Sangre de Cristo Mountains at Philmont Scout Ranch near Cimarron, New Mexico.

August 09, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


On fruit production, the Jesus way

"Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing … But if you remain in me and my words remain in you, you may ask for anything you want, and it will be granted! When you produce much fruit, you are my true disciples. This brings great glory to my Father." (John 15:5-8)

August 09, 2014 | Marcus Toole | Columnists/Editorials


How does county spend our $?

(Note: The following is the second of two columns from Bulloch County resident Ruth Green outlining her concerns with some county government issues. The first column ran in Wednesday's Statesboro Herald.)

August 09, 2014 | Dr. Ruth Green | Columnists/Editorials


Upshaw leads rushers at Georgia Southern scrimmage

It's fair to say that after Georgia Southern's first fall scrimmage, there's competition for the quarterback spot.

August 09, 2014 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Georgia Southern


Braves' home runs down Strasburg, Nats

ATLANTA - Stephen Strasburg can't explain why he has struggled on the road this season.

August 09, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Bulloch County Sheriff's Office searches for man who threatened family

A 38-year-old man left with his wife and two children after threatening to kill the children and himself, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

August 09, 2014 | From staff reports | Local




Ryan comes out sharp, Falcons win

ATLANTA - Atlanta's Matt Ryan and Miami's Ryan Tannehill showed how starting quarterbacks should handle preseason openers.

August 08, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


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