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Texas boy, 5, struck and killed by train after falling on tracks

WATAUGA, Texas - A 5-year-old boy playing on train tracks fell and then froze up when he heard a locomotive approaching, leaving him unable to move before the train struck and killed him, police said.

November 11, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


Conley-White

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Reese Conley of Millen announce the engagement of their daughter, Camille Leann Conley, to Justin Caleb White. Caleb is the son of Carolyn Terry of Warner Robins, Ga., and Jimmie White of Hawkinsville, Ga.

November 11, 2007 | | Wedding Planner


Henry Clay, IAS Certified Arborist

What's a shade tree worth? It all depends on how large it is, the kind of tree it is and where it is located. For example, it isn't unusual to place a value of ten thousand dollars or more on a large live oak on coastal property. The value could be higher if several specimen live oaks are strategically located on a given piece of commercial property. Large and smaller shade trees increase the value of residential home-sites substantially versus those sites where trees are non existent. Real estate agents are well aware of this factor when pricing ...

November 11, 2007 | By HENRY CLAY | Lifestyles Columnists


For the Public Health by Kari B. Fitzmorris, Sc.D.

For a long time, manure and other agricultural residuals have been, at best, a fertilizer, and at worst, a liability for farmers. That's no longer the case. In today's emerging world of reuse and bioenergy, farmers can transform that liability into an asset that benefits not only farmers, but everyone who seeks a cleaner and more sustainable environment.

November 11, 2007 | By KARI B. FITZMORRIS, Sc.D | Lifestyles Columnists


Bulloch History by Roger Allen

This is the first in a series of articles about the origins of the Baptist faith in Georgia and Bulloch County.

November 11, 2007 | By ROGER ALLEN | Lifestyles Columnists


Kathy Bradley - A quick glance may not always be enough

Point worth noting: At first glance, it is impossible to tell whether the tide is coming in or going out.

November 11, 2007 | By KATHY BRADLEY | Lifestyles Columnists


Ailing Burmese flock to neighboring Thailand for treatment

MAE SOT, Thailand - They travel for days though checkpoints, across dangerous roads and past Myanmar's bribe-hungry soldiers to make it to the Thai border. They're not refugees fleeing the junta - they simply want to see a doctor.

November 11, 2007 | By MARGIE MASON By MARGIE MASON | Nation


Homeland Security strikes deal with New York on driver’s licenses

WASHINGTON - The Bush administration and New York cut a deal Saturday to create a new generation of super-secure driver's licenses for U.S. citizens, but also allow illegal immigrants to get a version.

November 11, 2007 | By DEVLIN BARRETT Associated Press Writer | Nation


Many seek divorce in Vienna, but few show up to the world’s first divorce fair

VIENNA, Austria - In a city where ''I do'' often turns into ''I want out,'' a fair for those wanting to untie the knot seemed a sure hit.

November 11, 2007 | By GEORGE JAHN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Alumni, students wait as officials consider future of Antioch College

YELLOW SPRINGS, Ohio - Black and gold ''Save Antioch College'' signs stood on the campus Saturday as supporters waited for a decision on the future of the 155-year-old school known for its social activism.

November 11, 2007 | | Nation


Astrograph 10/27

It behooves you not to give up on past efforts where you've worked hard and long and that have yet to come to fruition. The year ahead will offer you new conditions that could bring you exactly what's needed to achieve your goals.

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


Dear Abby 10/27

DEAR ABBY: My family owns a golf course. One of the longtime members, a man I'll call "Jack," died suddenly. Another member took it upon himself to commission a watercolor of a golf scene and hang it in the pro shop in Jack's memory. The painting is tastefully done, matted and framed with a brass plaque stating, "In Memory of ..."

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


Ask Dr. Gott 10/27

DEAR DR. GOTT: I read your column about the lady who is in constant pain and is getting steadily weaker after having been given a variety of treatments, including prednisone. You could have been describing me a year ago. That's when I decided to take things into my own hands, as it was apparent that only a few months of my life remained, and they would be terrible at best.

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


Bridge 10/27

First, look at only the West hand. South is in six clubs. You know that South has a balanced 15-17 points and that North has a long club suit with slam interest. What would you lead?

November 11, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Georgia astronomy village draws star gazers looking for darkness, far off galaxies

SHARON, Ga. - The most important rule at this remote vacation spot is simple: no white light.

November 11, 2007 | By DORIE TURNER Associated Press Writer | Nation


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Calls of SEC bias on the rise

Duck fans in Oregon and Buckeye backers in Ohio are united. Seminoles in the Florida panhandle and Sooners in the Oklahoma panhandle are rallying around a common cause.

October 21, 2014 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports


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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