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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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'Exodus: Gods and Kings' conquers the box office

LOS ANGELES - After three weeks of box office dominance, "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1" ceded its reign to "Exodus: Gods and Kings." The biblical epic easily ruled the weekend with a $24.5 million debut, according to box office tracker Rentrak's Sunday estimates, while "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" dominated international charts with a staggering $117.6 million from 38 territories in advance of its North America release this week.

December 14, 2014 | By LINDSAY BAHR Associated Press | Associated Press


Oregon QB Mariota wins Heisman

NEW YORK (AP) - Marcus Mariota wrote it all down, every word of his Heisman Trophy acceptance speech. It was a good thing, too, because getting through it might have been tougher than sprinting away from linebacker or tossing a long touchdown pass for the Oregon Ducks.

December 14, 2014 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports


Local teams light up basketball court

Bulloch Academy basketball sweeps

December 14, 2014 | From staff and wire reports | Prep Sports 360


SHS takes the rematch

PORTAL - Just one week after an overtime epic at the Devil's Den, Statesboro and Portal once again took to the court.

December 13, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360




CIA report in contrast with human rights declaration

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December 13, 2014 | | Letters To The Editor


Nation's fate is in God's hands

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December 13, 2014 | | Letters To The Editor


Transportation funding top legislative issue in Ga.

ATLANTA - Georgia's transportation needs and how to pay for them emerged this week as the issues that will dominate the 2015 legislation session. Lawmakers convene Jan. 12 at the state Capitol.

December 13, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Associated Press


Young author advises others to ‘stay strong’ with new book

When Ja'Mario Walker met legendary Georgia Southern running back Adrian Peterson, his first words were, "Hey, A.P., I can beat you in a race."

December 13, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Panthers have a day

PORTAL - Over the last few seasons, Portal and Calvary Day have had plenty of classic shootouts in the Region 3-A tournament.

December 12, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


BA wrestlers mixing it up with GHSA

Bulloch Academy is no stranger to success on the wrestling mat, but this season offers a whole new host of opponents for the Gators to stack up

December 12, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Local Roundup: Claxton tops War Eagles

CLAXTON - The Claxton Tigers took down visiting Jenkins County with a 67-59 win on Friday.

December 12, 2014 | From staff and wire reports | Prep Sports 360


A scandal-free Heisman Trophy ceremony, for once

NEW YORK - It was just two guys talking football and posing for pictures with a big bronze trophy.

December 12, 2014 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports


Jones misses another practice

FLOWERY BRANCH - Another Falcons practice without Julio Jones was followed by another vote of confidence from coach Mike Smith that the star wide receiver will make it back from his hip injury this week.

December 12, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Hawkinsville holds on, takes Class A title

ATLANTA - Warren Singletary scored on a pair of short touchdown runs and Hawkinsville defeated Irwin County, 15-6, for the Georgia High School Association Class A-Public state football title on Friday at the Georgia Dome.

December 12, 2014 | By GUY CURTRIGHT Associated Press | Prep Sports 360


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