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Education, health, housing and anti-poverty programs face budget squeeze

WASHINGTON - The spiraling growth of Medicare and the high cost of renewing President Bush's tax cuts are squeezing popular education, health, housing and anti-poverty programs in the budget blueprint that he hands lawmakers Monday.

February 17, 2008 | By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press Writer | Washington


Republicans work South, Democrats hit West in weekend push before Super Tuesday

Sen. John McCain barnstormed through a skeptical South on Saturday, campaigning for a Super Tuesday knockout in the Republican presidential race. Democratic rivals Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton worked the West on the final weekend before primaries and caucuses in more than 20 states.

February 17, 2008 | By DAVID ESPO AP Special Correspondent | Campaign 2008


Breakthrough reached in studio, striking writers talks, says person close to negotiations

LOS ANGELES - A breakthrough in contract talks has been reached between Hollywood studios and striking writers and could lead to a tentative deal as early as next week, a person close to the ongoing negotiations said Saturday.

February 17, 2008 | By LYNN ELBER AP Entertainment Writer | National


BA hits triple digits

The Bulloch Academy boys took the driver's seat in GISA Region 2-AA and also sent a message to other Class AA schools with a 102-68 drubbing of region foe Frederica Academy Saturday night.

February 17, 2008 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Sports


Diane Miller - Log your miles online in new Walk Georgia program for health

Through a new program called Walk Georgia, we are invited to spend eight weeks increasing our physical activity level in a fun, community-oriented way. The goal is to be active, whether walking, biking or dancing.

February 17, 2008 | By DIANE MILLER | Lifestyles Columnists


Agency passes measure to require nonflammable home furniture

WASHINGTON - A government safety agency is pushing to require all home furnishings sold in the U.S. to be nonflammable.

February 17, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


5 dead in clothing store shooting in suburban Chicago; Police search for man who fled scene

TINLEY PARK, Ill. - A gunman fatally shot five people at a store in a suburban Chicago strip mall and fled Saturday, prompting police to sweep through neighboring shops looking for the suspect as terrified customers looked on.

February 17, 2008 | By MICHAEL TARM Associated Press Writer | National


Custom, insulated XXlong jacket keeps giraffe cozy on cold days at zoo in Oakland, Calif.

OAKLAND, Calif. - Like many a lady of a certain age, Tiki feels the cold these days.

February 17, 2008 | By MICHELLE LOCKE Associated Press Writer | National


Carroll-Moore

Amanda Beth Carroll and Marshall Robertson Moore were united in marriage on Saturday, June 2, 2007, at 2:30 p.m. at Piney Grove Baptist Church in Fortson, Ga. The double-ring ceremony was performed by Pastor Kent Moore, brother of the groom.

February 17, 2008 | | Wedding Planner


Party rules, delegate counts add up to Super Tuesday’s fuzzy math

WASHINGTON - When it comes to presidential primaries, Democrats and Republicans play by different rules.

February 17, 2008 | By DAVID ESPO AP Special Correspondent | Campaign 2008


Fun with the family by Julie Lavender

For the last three years, you've only had 28 days in February to create lasting family memories. This year, you have a bonus – an extra day. Make all 29 days count this year, with quality time spent with those entrusted to your care, whether that's little ones, a spouse, special friends, or all of the above. Build a bonfire and make s'mores on a cold evening, put together a puzzle on an even colder evening, or curl up in front of the fireplace on a warm evening with a milkshake! Fill February with enough warmth to last ...

February 17, 2008 | By JULIE LAVENDER | Lifestyles Columnists


Fishing fleets worldwide agree to measures to try to prevent hooking albatross, other seabirds

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Albatross looking for a free meal on the high seas often pay the price of being killed or injured going after baited hooks.

February 17, 2008 | By MARY PEMBERTON Associated Press Writer | National


Endorsing governors must balance state, campaign responsibilities

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's endorsement of John McCain for president is a boon for McCain - as long as the state's budget crisis is resolved peacefully.

February 17, 2008 | By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


HEALTHBEAT: New stroke treatment can vacuum clots out of the brain

WASHINGTON - It's a tiny vacuum cleaner for the brain: A new treatment for stroke victims promises to suction out clogged arteries in hopes of stopping the brain attack before it does permanent harm.

February 17, 2008 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | National


Military’s dependence on contractors makes it hard to fire private-sector partners

WASHINGTON - ITT Federal Services International, a defense contractor hired to maintain battle gear for U.S. troops in Iraq, repeatedly failed to do the job right.

February 17, 2008 | By RICHARD LARDNER Associated Press Writer | Washington


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Don’t remove Confederate monuments

Editor:

June 30, 2015 | | Letters To The Editor


Georgia Southern's Keel sole finalist for president of Georgia Regents University

The Georgia Board of Regents announced Tuesday morning that Georgia Southern University President Dr. Brooks Keel is the sole finalist to replace Ricardo Azziz as president of Georgia Regents University in Augusta.

June 30, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


June 30 - Mr. Timothy Faircloth Sr., age 67, died Sunday, June 28, 2015, in his home.

Mr. Timothy Faircloth Sr.

June 29, 2015 | | Obituaries


A new 'New South'?

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Across the South, Confederate symbols are toppling, teetering or at least getting critical new looks. But is it a sign of real change in a region known for fiercely defending its complex traditions, or simply the work of frightened politicians and nervous corporate bean counters scrambling for cover in the wake of another white-on-black atrocity?

June 29, 2015 | By ALLEN G. BREED and JAY REEVES Associated Press | Associated Press


A first: New guidelines endorse device to treat strokes

Many stroke patients have a new treatment option - if they seek help fast enough to get it. New guidelines endorse using a removable stent to open clogged arteries causing a stroke.

June 29, 2015 | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer | Associated Press


Recent spike in shark attacks reported off Carolinas coast

Shark experts have a not-so-reassuring explanation for a recent spate of attacks along on the coast of the Carolinas: It's mainly because so many people are getting in the water.

June 29, 2015 | By BROCK VERGAKIS Associated Press | Associated Press


Supreme Court upholds use of controversial execution drug

WASHINGTON - Trading sharp words, a deeply divided Supreme Court upheld the use of a controversial drug in lethal injection executions Monday, even as two dissenting justices said for the first time they think it's "highly likely" the death penalty itself is unconstitutional.

June 29, 2015 | By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press | Associated Press


Statesboro man charged in child beating

A Statesboro man who police say beat a 5-year-old girl during a domestic dispute Sunday was arrested and is being held without bond.

June 29, 2015 | | Local


Bonds for Braves' new stadium ruled valid

ATLANTA - The Georgia Supreme Court has upheld the authorization of up to $397 million in bonds to build a new baseball stadium for the Braves in Cobb County.

June 29, 2015 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


USA-Germany features clash of world's top goalkeepers

MONTREAL - The Women's World Cup semifinal clash between top-ranked Germany and the second-ranked United States will feature two of the best goalkeepers in the game: Nadine Angerer and Hope Solo.

June 29, 2015 | By ANNE M. PETERSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Serena gets through opener at Wimbledon

LONDON (AP) - As has become customary for Serena Williams of late, she got off to a rocky start.

June 29, 2015 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


In the Pits: IndyCar must balance daredevil vs. dangerous

NASCAR returns this week to Daytona International Speedway, where 43 drivers are likely to race bumper to bumper for 400 white-knuckle miles.

June 29, 2015 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | Sports


Cardinals adding to MLB's best record

ST. LOUIS - Mike Matheny has zero interest in scanning the daily statistics that show just how efficiently the St. Louis Cardinals are dealing with the opposition.

June 29, 2015 | By R.B. FALLSTROM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Body found in Savannah identified as missing man from Statesboro

A man who walked away from a Statesboro-area personal care home Saturday was found dead in Savannah Sunday evening, according to Chatham County authorities.

June 29, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Mock, Edenfield lead Georgia Young Lawyers

Jennifer Campbell Mock of the Mock Law Firm LLC in Statesboro was installed as president-elect of the Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Georgia during the organization's Annual Meeting on June 19. She was sworn in by Justice Keith Blackwell of the Supreme Court of Georgia.

June 29, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


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