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Smaller stakes, bigger outcry as regulators consider new media rules

WASHINGTON - For the second time in four years, the government is rewriting media ownership rules, a process that probably will allow big companies to get even bigger.

November 22, 2007 | By JOHN DUNBAR Associated Press Writer | Nation


Consumer credit rises in September rises at slowest pace since April

WASHINGTON - Consumers borrowing increased in September at the smallest pace in five months as the growth in credit card debt and car loans slowed.

November 22, 2007 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Nation


Police Report - November 8

(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.)

November 22, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Man killed in single vehicle crash in Candler County

A St. Paul, Minnesota man was killed early Wednesday in a single vehicle crash in Candler County. A passenger from Twin City was seriously injured in the accident, according to reports.

November 22, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Local


Yvette Smith: Bulloch County Teacher of the Year

Southeast Bulloch High School teacher Yvette Smith was named Bulloch County's Teacher of the Year Tuesday.

November 22, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


Ask Dr. Gott 11/08

DEAR DR. GOTT: My husband went to the doctor's office after experiencing a puddle of blood in his underwear. He did not get to see his regular physician but did get to see an APRN (nurse practitioner). He had a stomach X-ray and a rectal exam. The only thing she told him was that his body wasn't getting rid of all the waste. She prescribed a stool softener and a repeat visit in a couple of weeks. He never has a problem with using the restroom. When this happened, he had a normal bowel movement and then later ...

November 22, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Lethal-injection foe in Oklahoma commits suicide just when her cause was gaining momentum

NORMAN, Okla. - Defense attorney Lisa McCalmont was well-known nationally as an outspoken critic of lethal injection and amassed a trove of information about problems with the three-drug cocktail that is at the very center of a case the U.S. Supreme Court will hear early next year.

November 22, 2007 | By SEAN MURPHY Associated Press Writer | Nation


Virginia deputy is the nation’s tallest man at 7-foot-8; says he’s used to ’small man’s world’

NORFOLK, Va. - To all those people who blurt out ''Wow, you're tall!'' as they stare up at George Bell: He knows.

November 22, 2007 | By SONJA BARISIC Associated Press Writer | Nation


Ill. college students accused of kidnapping, battery with freshly baked cookies

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. - Two students at Southern Illinois University in this St. Louis suburb kidnapped, paddled and burned a young man with freshly baked cookies after a drug deal went bad, prosecutors said.

November 21, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


Hundreds of full-time RVers are blocked from voting; some states demand real addresses

CLEVELAND, Tenn. (AP) - When your home is the open road, where do you register to vote?

November 21, 2007 | By BILL POOVEY Associated Press Writer | Nation


Chicago police investigating use of Taser on 82-year-old woman

CHICAGO - Chicago's Police Department is investigating an officer's use of a Taser last month on an 82-year-old woman who police say was swinging a hammer when they arrived.

November 21, 2007 | By DON BABWIN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Astronomers discover first known 5-planet system orbiting in constellation Cancer

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A new planet was discovered orbiting a sun-like star 41 light years away, making it the first known planetary quintet outside our solar system, astronomers said Tuesday.

November 21, 2007 | By ALICIA CHANG AP Science Writer | Nation


In Nicaragua, doctors say no-exceptions abortion ban causing deaths

MANAGUA, Nicaragua - Two weeks after Olga Reyes danced at her wedding, her bloated and disfigured body was laid to rest in an open coffin - the victim, her husband and some experts say, of Nicaragua's new no-exceptions ban on abortion.

November 21, 2007 | By TRACI CARL Associated Press Writer | Nation


FMB Athletes of the Week, 11/09

The last two years have been tough for the Metter Tigers. Winless since the move to GHSA Class AA, MHS has had to find a way to keep its spirits up.

November 21, 2007 | | Sports


Few extra pounds don’t raise risk of death from cancer, heart disease, but being obese does

CHICAGO (AP) - Being 25 pounds overweight doesn't appear to raise your risk of dying from cancer or heart disease, says a new government study that seems to vindicate Grandma's claim that a few extra pounds won't kill you.

November 21, 2007 | By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer | Nation


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Pulaski Road at bypass to close for 2 months

Pulaski Road east of Veterans Memorial Parkway will close Monday for about two months while Georgia Department of Transportation contractors work to improve the road's drainage and improve the intersection, DOT announced Friday.

June 27, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Yeatts-Franklin

Laura "Lorie" Yeatts became the bride of Herbert Lehman Franklin III during a 5 p.m. ceremony on May 10, 2014, at Hackbranch Farm in Ailey, Ga. The Rev. Douglas Patterson officiated.

June 27, 2014 | | Weddings


Hein-Simmons

Mr. and Mrs. Steven Matthew Hein of Statesboro, Ga., are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Meredith Claire Hein, to Crawford James Simmons. Crawford is the son of Mr. and Mrs. James William Simmons of Statesboro.

June 27, 2014 | | Weddings


How 'Jaws' helped shape the summer blockbuster

Summer officially arrived last Saturday, but in terms of Hollywood Daylight Time, it's been here since April 4.

June 27, 2014 | By CHRIS HICKS Deseret News National | Hot topics


Year after firefighter deaths, town moves forward

PRESCOTT, Ariz. - Reminders of the Granite Mountain Hotshots are spread throughout Station 7.

June 27, 2014 | By FELICIA FONSECA Associated Press | World


Ex-cop suspect in deaths of 2 women in suitcases

MINNEAPOLIS - The disappearance of a Minnesota mother of seven was just a missing person case when it landed on the desk of Detective Sgt. Lee Hollatz. Seven months later, her body and that of another woman were found stuffed in suitcases along a rural Wisconsin highway, and the former police officer whom Hollatz had long considered his top person of interest is now suspected in their deaths.

June 27, 2014 | By STEVE KARNOWSKI and DINESH RAMDE Associated Press | World




US declares wood storks no longer endangered

TOWNSEND, Ga. - The American wood stork, a bird scientists once feared would be extinct by the year 2000, has made such an impressive comeback that it's getting an official status upgrade 30 years after first being listed as an endangered species, the Obama administration said Thursday.

June 26, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Nation


Astros avoid sweep, pound Braves

HOUSTON - The Houston Astros had solid pitching but couldn't get their offense going in the first two games against Atlanta.

June 26, 2014 | By KRISTIE RIEKEN AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves - AP


Nadal rallies, gets revenge

LONDON - Not this time.

June 26, 2014 | By STEPHEN WILSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


A rude welcome back to action for Tiger Woods

BETHESDA, Md. - Tiger Woods was back on the PGA Tour for the first time in more than three months Thursday and said he felt "fantastic."

June 26, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


US survives, advances despite loss

RECIFE, Brazil - They heard about people back home watching during their lunch breaks, streaming on office computers or playing hooky with fellow fans. And then, as the bus pulled away from the hotel Thursday, the U.S. World Cup team was struck with an unusual sight.

June 26, 2014 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Bulloch County sheriff: Convicted felon, gang member arrested

Deputies investigating a bicycle theft held a convicted felon and known gang member at gunpoint after he reached for a pistol in his waistband earlier this week, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

June 26, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Schools chief apologizes for "hurtful" blog posts

PHOENIX - Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal broke down in tears Wednesday at the end of a news conference where he apologized for posting an anonymous blog comment that denigrated welfare recipients and other postings that were seen by some as racist.

June 26, 2014 | By BOB CHRISTIE Associated Press | World


Oil boom fuels drop in age in Great Plains states

WASHINGTON - The United States is still growing older, but the trend is reversing in the Great Plains, thanks to a liberal application of oil.

June 26, 2014 | By JESSE J. HOLLAND Associated Press | World


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