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Small soiree or lavish fete? Sarkozy silence has French speculating over wedding details

PARIS - This much we know: France's president is smitten with a former model, and a wedding appears in the works. Now that Nicolas Sarkozy has hinted at plans to marry Carla Bruni, France's tabloids are scrambling to fill in the blanks.

January 24, 2008 | By ANGELA DOLAND Associated Press Writer | World


Brush fire, fog cause 50-car pileup along central Florida highway, killing at least 3

LAKELAND, Fla. - About 50 cars crashed on a highway blanketed by fog and smoke from a brush fire Wednesday, and authorities said at least three people were killed.

January 24, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Obama hints of sharper edge against Clinton; McCain presses for Michigan win

WASHINGTON - Barack Obama talked of introducing some Chicago smackdown to his politics of hope Wednesday, seeking a rebound after Hillary Rodham Clinton grasped victory in the New Hampshire primary. In the wide-open Republican contest, John McCain pressed to build on his New Hampshire win and named experience, knowledge and judgment as his calling cards in the races ahead.

January 24, 2008 | By LAURIE KELLMAN Associated Press Writer | National


Advisory board tells President Bush declassification effort faces huge problems

WASHINGTON - The government is lagging far behind in declassifying its secrets and the problem is getting worse as agencies create billions more electronic records containing classified information.

January 24, 2008 | By PETE YOST Associated Press Writer | National


Judge orders halt to distribution of Bibles in public schools in rural Mo. district

ST. LOUIS - A rural school district's long-standing practice of allowing the distribution of Bibles to grade school students is unconstitutional, a federal judge has ruled.

January 24, 2008 | By JIM SALTER Associated Press Writer | National


Bloodied, injured pit bulls in trash bin point to dogfighting in New York City’s suburbs

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - Maybe the dogs had lost a bout before a frenzied crowd in a basement. Maybe they had been used to whet the bloodlust of other dogs. But dead or alive, the two shredded pit bulls were no longer of any use to their owners.

January 24, 2008 | By JIM FITZGERALD Associated Press Writer | National


Astrograph 1/9

Notable changes will emerge from your personality that will allow you to take a kinetic leadership role in the year ahead. Don't be surprised when you look behind you and find a crowd following your every move.

January 24, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Police Report - January 10

(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 24, 2008 | From Staff Reports | National


Panama crash survivor, 12, back home in Calif.; she remembers little, mother says

LOS ANGELES - A 12-year-old girl who was the sole survivor of a plane crash in Panama is ''doing quite well'' following her return to California, while dealing with the devastating loss of her close friend, her mother said Tuesday.

January 24, 2008 | By DENISE PETSKI Associated Press Writer | National


Stocks give up rebound; investors remain nervous about economy, earnings

NEW YORK (AP) _ Stocks fell again Wednesday after several rallies fizzled amid concerns about the strength of the economy and upcoming corporate results.

January 24, 2008 | By TIM PARADIS AP Business Writer | National


Ask Dr. Gott 1/9

DEAR DR. GOTT: I read somewhere that eating grapefruit restricts the absorption of some vitamins and minerals, but I've forgotten which. As I eat a lot of grapefruit, this is a concern to me. Do you know which vitamins and minerals?

January 24, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Recordings show Iranian boats confronting 3 US warships in Persian Gulf

WASHINGTON - Small Iranian fast boats swarmed around massive U.S. warships in the Persian Gulf, and a man speaking heavily accented English threatened, ''I am coming to you. ... You will explode,'' according to a video released Tuesday by the Pentagon.

January 24, 2008 | By LOLITA C. BALDOR and SEBASTIAN ABBOT Associated Press Writer | National


Glow, little piglet: Chinese fluorescent sow passes on ’green’ genes to offspring

BEIJING - A cloned pig whose genes were altered to make it glow fluorescent green has passed on the trait to its young, a development that could lead to the future breeding of pigs for human transplant organs, a Chinese university reported.

January 24, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN Associated Press Writer | World


Maldives cheers Boy Scout who foiled attempt to assassinate nation’s president

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - Residents of the Maldives showered praise Wednesday on a 15-year-old Boy Scout who foiled an attempt to assassinate the president of this island nation by grabbing the attacker's knife.

January 24, 2008 | By KRISHAN FRANCIS Associated Press Writer | World


Former top security officer for Taylor testifies at ex-Liberian president’s war crimes trial

THE HAGUE, Netherlands - A former bodyguard and member of Charles Taylor's inner circle testified Wednesday that a secret radio room linked the Liberian ex-president's mansion with a notoriously brutal rebel leader in neighboring Sierra Leone.

January 24, 2008 | By MIKE CORDER Associated Press Writer | World


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Badcock Home Furniture & More Presents: Prep Sports Spotlight

Halfway through the season, the Metter Tigers found themselves with their backs against the wall.

October 29, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


NFL Weekend Picks: Huge matchup in messy NFC South

Back in 2010, New Orleans went 11-5 and Seattle was 7-9. But the Saints were a wild card for the playoffs and the Seahawks won their division.

October 29, 2014 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


NCAA hands Gurley 4-game suspension

ATHENS - The NCAA said Wednesday that Georgia star running back Todd Gurley must sit out until Nov. 15 for accepting more than $3,000 for autographed memorabilia and other items over a two-year period.

October 29, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | UGA


Gov. Deal compares Democrat Carter to Obama

ATLANTA - Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal is joining GOP candidates across the country increasingly working to tie their Democratic opponents to President Barack Obama in the final days of his campaign against Jason Carter, the grandson of former President Jimmy Carter.

October 29, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


For Biden, silver lining if Senate fight is a draw

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is crossing his fingers that Republicans won't come close to capturing the six Senate seats they need to seize the majority in next week's election. But for Vice President Joe Biden, there's a silver lining if Republicans fall just short.

October 29, 2014 | By JOSH LEDERMAN Associated Press | Nation


East Georgia band festival packs Womack

More than 3,000 people packed Statesboro High School's Womack Field Saturday to catch the sounds of the 38th Annual East Georgia Marching Band Festival.

October 29, 2014 | By ROGER ALLEN Special to the Herald | Local


The first Portal Panthers

PORTAL - The Portal Panthers celebrated their homecoming two weeks ago, but a few more alums will get an encore performance when Jenkins County comes to town on Friday night.

October 29, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360




A Royal beating

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Lorenzo Cain looped a two-run single and Eric Hosmer chopped a two-run double over shortstop in a seven-run second inning as the Kansas City Royals battered the San Francisco Giants 10-0 Tuesday night to force a decisive Game 7 in the World Series.

October 28, 2014 | By BEN WALKER AP Baseball Writer | Sports


Monken accepts responsibility for Army violations

A contrite Jeff Monken accepted responsibility on Tuesday for a football recruiting trip that happened a month after he was hired as head coach at Army and resulted in minor NCAA violations.

October 28, 2014 | By JOHN KEKIS AP Sports Writer | Sports


College Football Playoff Top 25 released

Mississippi State, Florida State, Auburn and Mississippi are the top four teams in the first College Football Playoff rankings.

October 28, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


Gurley or no, it's UGA's to lose

ATHENS - With or without Todd Gurley, the Georgia Bulldogs are big favorites to hand Florida another defeat.

October 28, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | UGA


Tech offense rolling

ATLANTA - A back-to-basics approach is producing offense at a rate rarely seen in Georgia Tech history.

October 28, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Georgia Tech


Investment adviser, former fugitive gets 30 years in prison

STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) - Nearly two years after a banker who vanished was wrongly declared dead, he was sentenced Tuesday to 30 years in prison as he faced angry investors who lost millions of dollars entrusted to the former preacher who turned his persuasive powers into a career as an investment adviser.

October 28, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


GSU band impresses in Atlanta

One of the highlights of going to a Georgia Southern University football game is watching the Southern Pride Marching Band perform.

October 28, 2014 | By ROGER ALLEN Special to the Herald | Local


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