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In response to a Soundoff that was in the paper the other day: why should anybody get free health

Note: All comments published in Soundoff are the opinions of the anonymous callers and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the Statesboro Herald.

January 07, 2010 | | Soundoff


Hawks stop slide against Nets

ATLANTA - A players-only meeting helped jump-start the Atlanta Hawks.

January 06, 2010 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Reports: Man robs juvenile at gunpoint

A man robbed a juvenile at gunpoint Tuesday night, pointing the firearm at the boy and demanding money, Statesboro Police reports said.

January 06, 2010 | From Staff Reports | Local


Mornings unPHILtered - Oxendine focuses on health issues

The first guest on Wednesday's "Mornings unPHILtered" show was Georgia Commissioner of Insurance and Republican gubernatorial candidate John Oxendine. Oxendine came on the show to talk about why he isn't going along with the U.S. Department of Health's Preventative Task Force latest recommendation.

January 06, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


New Sallie Zetterower school on schedule

January 06, 2010 | From Staff Reports | Local


Studio Statesboro - Rec Department's Actividays; Bulloch County school construction update

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January 06, 2010 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


January 7 - Ralphael Dillon Shapiro, 44, Lindberg Street – cocaine possession, wanted person

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 06, 2010 | From Staff Reports | Police Report


Prep Sports Blitz: SHS, BA, and SEB-Screven in Region Action

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January 06, 2010 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Hamas, Egypt clash across sealed border; 1 dead

RAFAH, Gaza Strip - Hamas loyalists and Egyptian troops opened fire along Gaza's volatile border Wednesday, leaving an Egyptian soldier dead and more than a dozen Gazans hurt in the bloodiest clash between the two sides in a year.

Accompanied by a barrage of rocks, the shooting underlined the mounting tensions over Egypt's construction of an underground steel wall that could seal Gaza's southern border, block hundreds of smuggling tunnels and deprive Gaza's Hamas rulers of their only lifeline.

January 06, 2010 | By TAMER ZIARA Associated Press Writer | World


Jet in Jamaica wreck landed halfway down runway

KINGSTON, Jamaica - An American Airlines jet that overshot a Jamaican runway and split apart last month touched down nearly halfway down the runway, well past its target, investigators said Wednesday.

Oscar Derby, director-general of the Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority, said it was not yet clear if that point of landing was a factor in an accident that injured dozens of passengers.

January 06, 2010 | By HOWARD CAMPBELL Associated Press Writer | World


Evidence fish grew legs much earlier than thought

LONDON - The water-dwelling ancestors of modern-day mammals, reptiles and birds emerged onto land millions of years earlier than previously believed, researchers report.

A set of fossilized footprints show that the first tetrapods - a term applied to any four-footed animal with a spine - were treading open ground 397 million years ago, well before scientists thought they existed.

January 06, 2010 | By RAPHAEL G. SATTER | World


AP Source: Accused Holocaust museum shooter dies

WASHINGTON - A government official says the 89-year-old man accused of a deadly shooting at Washington's Holocaust museum has died in a prison hospital.

The official, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the case, says James von Brunn died at a federal complex in Butner, North Carolina.

January 06, 2010 | By DEVLIN BARRETT Associated Press Writer | World


Cold grips much of US, Fla. races to save crops

PENSACOLA, Fla. - A stubborn cold wave locked freezing temperatures in place across the central and eastern U.S. Wednesday as far south as Florida, where farmers worked to salvage millions of dollars' worth of strawberries and other crops.

Arctic air was expected to hover through the weekend. In a rare turn for the South, forecasters warned that snow and ice were possible Thursday from South Carolina to Louisiana and wind chills in the region could get down to near zero at night.

January 06, 2010 | By MELISSA NELSON Associated Press Writer | World


Obama prods Congress to pass health bill quickly

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is prodding House and Senate Democrats to get him a final health care bill as soon as possible, encouraging them to bypass the usual negotiations between the two chambers in the interest of speed.

Obama delivered the message at an Oval Office meeting Tuesday evening with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and his No. 2, Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., joined in by phone.

January 06, 2010 | By ERICA WERNER Associated Press Writer | World


Iowa beats Ga Tech in Orange Bowl, 24-14

MIAMI - Stymied by the Iowa Hawkeyes' swarming defense, Georgia Tech found itself out of options.

January 06, 2010 | By STEVEN WINE AP Sports Writer | Sports


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After 50 years, Marie Waters retiring

When Marie Roberts Waters walks away from her desk at Dabbs, Hickman, Hill & Cannon, LLP on Dec. 31, she will have logged in 50 years ...

December 02, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Portal Christmas program Dec. 7

The Portal Heritage Society and Town of Portal will host its annual Christmas celebration Thursday, Dec. 7, starting with a parade.

December 02, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Executions up in 2017, but down by half from decade ago

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A court reprieve that halted the scheduled December lethal injection of a Texas prisoner means 2017 will end with 23 inmates executed ...

December 02, 2017 | By MICHAEL GRACZYK Associated Press | Associated Press


Tax reform bill clears Senate

WASHINGTON - Republicans muscled the largest tax overhaul in 30 years through the Senate early Saturday, taking a big step toward giving President Donald Trump his ...

December 02, 2017 | By ALAN FRAM, MARCY GORDON and STEPHEN OHLEMACHER Associated Press | Associated Press


Tennessee names Fulmer AD, places Currie on paid leave

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee has turned to its familiar past to comfort its uneasy fan base in an attempt to rescue what has been a ...

December 02, 2017 | By STEVE MEGARGEE AP Sports Writer | Sports




Jimbo Fisher resigns at Florida State to take Texas A&M job

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Jimbo Fisher is leaving Florida State for Texas A&M, four years after leading the Seminoles to their third national title.

December 01, 2017 | By JOE REEDY Associated Press | Sports


Beleaguered World Cup gets weak opener: Russia-Saudi Arabia

MOSCOW - A World Cup shrouded in corruption controversies and struggling to attract sponsors could have the dreariest of starts.

December 01, 2017 | By ROB HARRIS AP Global Soccer Writer | Sports


Tiger tops leaderboard (briefly) at Hero World Challenge

NASSAU, Bahamas - One of the biggest cheers at the Hero World Challenge came from seeing the name Tiger Woods moved to the top of the ...

December 01, 2017 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Eagles close out season on road against Coastal

Give Coastal Carolina interim coach Jamey Chadwell credit for one thing: he is a man of his word.

December 01, 2017 | By MIKE BROWN Herald Correspondent | Sports


Championship Saturday around 'P5'

ATLANTA - When Gus Malzahn guided Auburn to the national championship game in his first season as head coach, it was all such a whirlwind.

December 01, 2017 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Metter teen killed in crash

A Metter teenager was killed Thursday in a collision with an 18-wheeler on Interstate 16.

December 01, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Testimony: Suspects bragged of dragging black man to death

GRIFFIN, Ga. - The case of two Georgia men accused of dragging a black man to his death behind a pickup truck is going before a ...

December 01, 2017 | The Associated Press | Local


Postal regulators move to let stamp prices jump higher

WASHINGTON - Seeking to bolster the ailing U.S. Postal Service, federal regulators moved on Friday to allow bigger jumps to stamp prices beyond the rate ...

December 01, 2017 | By HOPE YEN Associated Press | Associated Press


State considers voting machines replacements

ATLANTA - Georgia lawmakers are considering replacements for the state's touch-screen voting machines that were adopted statewide 15 years ago and that have been criticized ...

December 01, 2017 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


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