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Maryland school system gets tough, threatens parents with jail for not vaccinating their kids

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. - Two months into the school year, more than 2,000 students in this suburban county outside the nation's capital had yet to get the shots they needed to attend class. So the school system decided it was through playing nice.

December 11, 2007 | By STEPHEN MANNING Associated Press Writer | Nation


Children’s storage rack recalled after baby death

WASHINGTON - Jetmax International Ltd. is recalling about 36,000 boy's and girl's storage racks with canvas totes after an 8-month-old boy died when he pulled on the storage rack and the top rail landed on the infant's neck, a government safety group says.

December 11, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


Do eight wins reserve GSU a playoff seat?

Should Georgia Southern get invited to the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs if it beats Colorado State?

December 11, 2007 | By MIKE BROWN Herald Correspondent | Georgia Southern


Exercise rates are up, CDC study says, though obesity levels aren’t down

ATLANTA - More U.S. adults are getting physical - or at least that's what they're telling researchers.

December 11, 2007 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | Nation


Police Report — November22

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.

December 11, 2007 | Herald staff reports | Crime Report


Areas seek ’national heritage’ tag for prestige, preservation

WASHINGTON - Alabama's Muscle Shoals region is littered with the kind of history that locals love to brag about.

December 11, 2007 | By BEN EVANS Associated Press Writer | Nation


Police Report - November 26

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.

December 11, 2007 | | Crime Report


Bridge 11/24

Oscar Wilde said, "Life is one fool thing after another, whereas love is two fool things after each other."

December 11, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Hess-Musselwhite

Elizabeth Ann Hess and Stephen Wayne Musselwhite were married at 1 o'clock in the afternoon on Saturday, July 28th, 2007, at The Preserve Resort in Sevierville, Tenn. The Rev. David Faulkner officiated the ceremony.

December 11, 2007 | | Wedding Planner


Astrograph 11/24

Although you are a natural-born joiner, progress in your important endeavors in the year ahead will be far more rapid if you are unencumbered by partners. Be a joiner socially - but an independent spirit in serious situations.

December 11, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 11/24

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am an 81-year-old male, very active and healthy. I do my own yard work, cut the grass, trim and edge. I do the painting, work in the rose garden and more. I hunt, fish and walk. I'm 5 feet 7 inches, weigh 200 pounds and know I should lose weight. My cholesterol level is 140.

December 11, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 11/24

DEAR ABBY: My fiancee, "Cassie," and I are being married in the spring, and as you can imagine, the planning is hectic. My question is, how can I honor the memory of Cassie's mother? She passed away from cancer seven years ago. I never got to meet her, but it is obvious that she is deeply missed and that she played an enormous role in Cassie's life.

December 11, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Ogeechee Tech offers glimpse of programs to Statesboro students

Ogeechee Technical College presented a Program Showcase to hundreds of Statesboro High School students recently. Students were allowed to visit instructors from a variety of programs, including Turf Grass, Wildlife & Plantation Management, Culinary Arts, Hotel, Restaurant & Tourism Management, Accounting, Medical Assisting and many others.

December 11, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Business


Senate passes bill to help insurance industry in event of terrorist attack

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate voted Friday to extend for seven years a post-Sept. 11 law guaranteeing federal help for the insurance industry in the event of a catastrophic terrorist attack.

December 11, 2007 | By JIM ABRAMS Associated Press Writer | Nation


Helium-powered air balloon crashes after snagging power line in Iowa; 2 killed

HAMPTON, Iowa - A helium-powered balloon hit a power line and crashed onto a north-central Iowa farm field on Friday, killing two men and injuring a third, a sheriff said.

December 11, 2007 | By NAFEESA SYEED Associated Press Writer | Nation


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Outdoor Life: Hunting the deer rut

Firearms season for deer has just gotten underway and there's lots of possibilities out there right now, but many hunters are already thinking about when the rut might begin because that is the year's best opportunity to get Big Ed on the ground.

October 21, 2014 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON dar8589@bellsouth.net | Sports


Reeling Tech loses Laskey

ATLANTA - Georgia Tech has a big role to fill this week with bruising runner Zach Laskey sidelined by a shoulder injury.

October 21, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Georgia Tech


For a young Mexican star, seeing helps him believe

The road to the PGA Tour out of Mexico was never going to be easy for Carlos Ortiz, even if it was paved with a measure of privilege.

October 21, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Horford, Hawks aim to keep playoff streak alive

ATLANTA - The team with the Eastern Conference's longest active streak of playoff appearances has a new problem:

October 21, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


'Blade Runner' Pistorius gets 5 years in prison

PRETORIA, South Africa - Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison Tuesday for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, completing a transformation from an acclaimed sprinter at the 2012 Olympics to a convicted criminal led away in a police van with barred windows.

October 21, 2014 | By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA and GERALD IMRAY Associated Press | Sports


Ga. electorate shrinks; fewer new voters are white

ATLANTA - Georgia's electorate is changing fast, state officials said Tuesday, underscoring a shift that Democrats see as critical to making gains in a state dominated by Republicans.

October 21, 2014 | By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY and BILL BARROW Associated Press | Local


Bands marching to Statesboro Saturday

Marching bands from high schools across southeast Georgia will be in Statesboro Saturday to compete in the 38th Annual East Georgia Marching Band Festival.

October 21, 2014 | By ROGER ALLEN Special to the Herald | Local


Mexican Consulate to visit Savannah next week

Editor's note: A Spanish translation of this article is available to the left.

October 21, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


New breast cancer treatment options offering new hope

As a surgical oncologist focused on treating breast cancer, I see daily how devastating a breast cancer diagnosis can be. But I also see daily how new and often cutting-edge treatments give women the hope and courage they need to help manage or overcome the physical, mental and emotional challenges of breast cancer, and in many cases, beat the disease altogether.

October 21, 2014 | By ANITA JOHNSON, M.D. | Columnists/Editorials


Reports: Televangelist urged vasectomies, abortion

AKRON, Ohio - Televangelist Ernest Angley has long controlled members of his Akron-area congregation by advising them not to have children, shunning those who leave the church and using free labor at his for-profit buffet restaurant and television station, according to a two-month newspaper investigation.

October 21, 2014 | | Nation


Statesboro Allstate agent helps CASA receive grant

Local Allstate agency owner Richard Rappa, with Franklin Insurance Group, received the Allstate Agency Hands in the Community Award for his commitment to helping others and community service.

October 21, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Business


Statesboro's Digital Office Equipment expands to Augusta

Statesboro-owned Digital Office Equipment recently opened an office in the Augusta market.

October 21, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Business


Invisible ‘air umbrella’ pushes away rain

NANJING, China - A new product may eliminate the stress of having umbrellas rendered useless by strong gusts of wind.

October 21, 2014 | By NATALIE CROFTS Deseret News National | Hot topics


Oscar Pistorius starts serving 5-year prison term

PRETORIA, South Africa - Oscar Pistorius was taken away in a police van with barred windows Tuesday to start serving a five-year prison sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

October 21, 2014 | By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA and GERALD IMRAY Associated Press | World




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