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Oil or gas? Rising heating bills prompting homeowners to consider a switch

NEW YORK - With his furnace sputtering its final gasps, Charles Comito decided it was time to trade in his heating oil system for natural gas this year. The switch cost $4,400, a price he says will be worthwhile in the chilly months ahead.

November 17, 2007 | By CANDICE CHOI AP Business Writer | Nation


Annual Farm & Forest Festival Saturday

The Georgia Southern Botanical Garden will holds its annual Farm & Forest Festival and Plant Sale today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The festival allows children of all ages to see what farm life was like back in the 1920s and 1930s through arts & crafts, games and activities. Farm-fresh produce provided by local farmers will be available for purchase at the Farmer's Market. Admission to the event is free.

November 17, 2007 | Sepcial to the Herald | Local


8-year-old Ohio twins gain fame for anti-wedgie underwear design using fabric fastener

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Wedgie-proof underwear earned 8-year-old twin boys a spot Friday on ''The Ellen DeGeneres Show.''

November 17, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


Civil rights museum’s racial makeup becomes an issue in the city where King was assassinated

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - The National Civil Rights Museum, built around the motel where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in 1968, is drawing criticism that its governing board is too white and too closely tied to big business to watch over such an important piece of black history.

November 17, 2007 | By WOODY BAIRD Associated Press Writer | Nation


Pants-dropping, coin-flipping incidents cost Virginia judge his job

RICHMOND, Va. - A judge who ordered a woman to drop her pants and decided a custody dispute by flipping a coin was removed from the bench by the Virginia Supreme Court on Friday.

November 17, 2007 | By LARRY O’DELL Associated Press Writer | Nation


Mexican officials rush aid to flooded Gulf coast state; health experts fear outbreaks

VILLAHERMOSA, Mexico - Military trucks hauled bottled water, food and clothing to Mexico's flooded Gulf coast Friday as rescue workers in helicopters and boats worked furiously to retrieve thousands of victims stranded on rooftops.

November 17, 2007 | By ANTONIO VILLEGAS Associated Press Writer | Nation


Toxic fumes blamed for deaths of 4 workers at industrial site in Superior, Wis.

SUPERIOR, Wis. - Toxic fumes are believed to have killed four workers whose bodies were pulled from a 12-foot-deep sewer line near a construction company landfill, authorities said Friday.

November 17, 2007 | By BRIAN BAKST Associated Press Writer | Nation


5 million Totino’s, Jeno’s frozen pizzas recalled for possible E. coli

MINNEAPOLIS - General Mills on Thursday recalled about 5 million frozen pizzas sold nationwide under the Totino's and Jeno's labels because of possible E. coli contamination.

November 16, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


Worst-case scenario in the South: Tennessee town has run out of water and has to truck it in

ORME, Tenn. - As twilight falls over this Tennessee town, Mayor Tony Reames drives up a dusty dirt road to the community's towering water tank and begins his nightly ritual in front of a rusty metal valve.

November 16, 2007 | By GREG BLUESTEIN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Senior-laden Terriers in first place

SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Wofford ended last season as one of the hottest teams in the nation, winning its last five games. Due to slow start that contributed to a 7-4 record it was left out of the FCS playoff field.

November 16, 2007 | By MIKE BROWN Herald Correspondent | Georgia Southern


Gators face must-win situation

High-school homecomings conjure up memories of mums with the number of a specific football player in the middle, members of the homecoming court nervously walking across the field at halftime with each secretly wishing that their name would be called and the night-ending homecoming dance.

November 16, 2007 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Sports


Astrograph 11/02

In the year ahead, you are likely to become more actively involved in social outlets than you are usually accustomed to. This may enable you to become involved with a totally new circle of friends who will turn out to be quite fortunate for you.

November 16, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Bulloch gets $288K to expand recycling program

Bulloch County was named along with Griffin, Savannah and Valdosta-Lowndes County to receive a total of $2.2 million in state grants during the 29th Annual Keep Georgia Beautiful Awards Luncheon in Atlanta. The grants come from the state's Solid Waste Trust Fund (SWTF) to implement four new regional recycling collection programs.

November 16, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


Bridge 11/02

Journalist Abigail van Buren said, "True, a little learning is a dangerous thing, but it still beats total ignorance."

November 16, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 11/02

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am a 53-year-old cancer survivor. I had a laryngectomy to remove my vocal cords. I went through chemotherapy and radiation before the surgery but had to have the cords removed anyway. As you can imagine, I was in extreme pain for weeks and weeks and was on Demerol and IV morphine.

November 16, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


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SEC players leave lobbying to others

HOOVER, Ala. - Southeastern Conference players have mostly been content to let league administrators and coaches take up the drumbeat for NCAA reform - not that they're complaining.

July 17, 2014 | By DAVID BRANDT and JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writers | Sports


Local Roundup: Carter named new GSU track coach

Georgia Southern announced the hiring of Kelly Carter as the Eagles' new cross country and track and field head coach on Thursday.

July 17, 2014 | From staff reports | Georgia Southern


Rory, Tiger deliver at Open

HOYLAKE, England - Rory McIlroy had everything go his way Thursday in the British Open.

July 17, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


New Bi-Lo pharmacy in Statesboro hosts Georgia Watermelon Queen

Bi-Lo's Statesboro location will kick off the opening of its new pharmacy Friday with Georgia Watermelon Queen Jennifer Eadie.

July 17, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Stranded Georgia casino ship frees itself, docks

SAVANNAH - A casino boat stuck on a rocky sandbar freed itself Thursday without help from tow boats and returned to its home dock, a day and a half after the vessel ran aground during its first passenger cruise out of Savannah.

July 17, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Statesboro Herald's ‘Grocery Grab’

Angie McBride first read about the Statesboro Herald's "60-Second Grocery Grab" contest on June 8, the day it was announced in the paper.

July 17, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Georgia Southern announces 2014 Hall of Fame class

Georgia Southern Director of Athletics Tom Kleinlein announced Wednesday that six new members will be inducted into the Georgia Southern Athletics Hall of Fame Oct. 11.

July 17, 2014 | From staff reports | Georgia Southern


How will Georgia’s broader gun-carry law affect hospitals?

Now that Georgia's controversial gun-carry legislation has taken effect, hospitals across the state are trying to figure out how to respond to it.

July 17, 2014 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local




Young guns aim for title

HOYLAKE, England - Even when he's not the favorite, Tiger Woods is still the show at the British Open.

July 16, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


A's, Giants give Bay Area 1-2 punch

July 16, 2014 | By JANIE McCAULEY AP Sports Writer | Sports


SEC Network to launch, fans will be left in dark

July 16, 2014 | By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer | Sports


Sun Belt to expand live event distribution with ESPN3

July 16, 2014 | Sun Belt AMR | Georgia Southern


Talansky's tenacity on show in Tour Stage 11

OYONNAX, France - Sitting on a roadside guard rail, wincing and rubbing his lower back, Andrew Talansky looked ready to quit the Tour de France in the middle of Stage 11. The Tour's Web site and French TV commentators said his race was over. So did some English-language Twitterati.

July 16, 2014 | By JAMEY KEATEN Associated Press | Sports


Revival to be held for historic Willow Hill School

As part of the celebration of the 140th anniversary of the founding of the Willow Hill School, the Willow Hill Heritage and Renaissance Center will host a Sons and Daughters of Willow Hill Revival, July 29-31.

July 16, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


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