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Poet and actress Maya Angelou wrote, "Nature has no mercy at all. Nature says, 'I'm going to snow. If you have on a bikini and no snowshoes, that's tough. I am going to snow anyway.'"

November 07, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


House bill takes steps to prevent suicides among veterans

WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress took steps Tuesday to reduce the high rate of suicides among former members of the armed forces, but only after a gun rights senator succeeded in removing a plan to track veterans treated for mental illnesses.

November 07, 2007 | By JIM ABRAMS Associated Press Writer | Nation


Space shuttle Discovery thunders into orbit, begins most complex space station mission yet

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Shuttle Discovery and its crew of seven thundered into orbit Tuesday, setting off on the most challenging space station construction mission yet that will pave the way for the arrival of two science labs in a few months.

November 07, 2007 | By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer | Nation


Iraq tallies for October point to sharp decline in US troop deaths and civilian victims

BAGHDAD - October is on course to record the second consecutive decline in U.S. military and Iraqi civilian deaths and Americans commanders say they know why: the U.S. troop increase and an Iraqi groundswell against al-Qaida and Shiite militia extremists.

November 07, 2007 | By STEVEN R. HURST Associated Press Writer | Nation


Government may waste $100 million a year on unused anthrax vaccine

WASHINGTON - The government stands to waste $100 million a year if two federal agencies cannot agree to coordinate the use of a vaccine for the deadly anthrax virus.

November 07, 2007 | By EILEEN SULLIVAN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Maine school board to consider plan to limit contraceptive access at middle school

PORTLAND, Maine - A local school board will consider limiting student access to birth control pills and patches at a middle school's health center.

November 07, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


App State loss to GSU has Mountaineers reeling

In this strange college football season, the upsets aren't limited to the major college level. They've also trickled down to the pride of the lower tier, Appalachian State.

November 06, 2007 | By MIKE CRANSTON AP Sports Writer | Georgia Southern


Former Eagle puts name in record books

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Rob Bironas approaches each kick the same no matter the time of the game or the distance. He also never keeps track of how many he's booted.

November 06, 2007 | By TERESA M. WALKER AP Sports Writer | Georgia Southern


Certificate course offered for human resource employees

An upcoming certificate course offered by Georgia Southern University will review core employment knowledge needed by human resource personnel, office and division managers, and business owners.

November 05, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Business


Falcons drop a close one in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS - Call him Reggie ''The Bruiser'' Bush.

November 05, 2007 | By BRETT MARTEL AP Sports Writer | Sports


Turnovers, Westside keep Metter winless

The Metter Tigers took to the field Friday night looking to finally notch a win on the 2007 season. They were turned away once again though as the Patriots of Westside Augusta stormed into town, crashing the Metter homecoming party and doing some damage to the scoreboard as well while cruising to a 41-6 victory.

November 04, 2007 | By MIKE ANTHONY Herald Correspondent | Sports


Teacher accused of sexual misconduct moves from state to state

MOUNT VERNON - Hector Ramirez Almenas seemed like a perfect hire for Montgomery County High School.

November 04, 2007 | By DORIE TURNER Associated Press Writer | Nation


Explosion levels 2 New Jersey buildings; 1 construction worker killed, 4 critically injured

IRVINGTON, N.J. - An explosion leveled a house under construction and a vacant building next door early Friday, killing one worker and injuring four others.

November 04, 2007 | By JANET FRANKSTON LORIN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Texas toxic town lures industry while residents wheeze

PORT ARTHUR, Texas - There is a quiet battle for the future of this industrial town, one of America's most polluted places.

November 04, 2007 | By MONICA RHOR Associated Press Writer | Nation


For abducted mother and daughter, a long quest for justice

MIAMI - Shandelle Maycock woke up disoriented and bleeding on a bed of matted grass amid endless walls of towering sugarcane stalks.

November 04, 2007 | By KELLI KENNEDY Associated Press Writer | Nation


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Ga. set to execute only female death row inmate this week

ATLANTA - The daughter of the lone woman on Georgia's death row is asking the state parole board to grant her mother life in prison instead of the death penalty for plotting to have her father killed - even though she says her dad's death was "the most painful experience of my life."

February 23, 2015 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Associated Press


8 Statesboro businesses found in violation during alcohol compliance checks

Eight local businesses were found in violation during alcohol compliance checks conducted Jan. 22 and Feb. 13, police said.

February 23, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Rural health panel backs changes at struggling Georgia hospitals

ATLANTA - A panel studying Georgia's rural health issues on Monday recommended a pilot program pairing four hospitals with other providers in their area, creating a "hub and spoke" model aimed at cutting down on expensive emergency room visits to struggling hospitals.

February 23, 2015 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Stakes high as teams try to judge character at NFL combine

INDIANAPOLIS - The questions were similar, and Dorial Green-Beckham had virtually the same response for each one.

February 23, 2015 | By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer | Sports


Housecleaners say they saw guns in Aaron Hernandez's home

FALL RIVER, Mass. - Two women who cleaned the home of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez testified Monday at his murder trial that they saw guns stashed in three places in his house before the killing.

February 23, 2015 | By MICHELLE R. SMITH Associated Press | Sports


FIFA closes on dates for Qatar World Cup

The World Cup in Qatar keeps provoking outrage and breaking taboos.

February 23, 2015 | By GRAHAM DUNBAR AP Sports Writer | Sports


Baseball looks to speed things up

PHOENIX - Commissioner Rob Manfred says new rules intended to speed up the pace of games are aimed at luring younger fans to baseball.

February 23, 2015 | By BOB BAUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Statesboro ENT a key part of downtown revival

One of the greatest challenges in any community is rehabbing and reusing existing buildings. There is a common thought process that it is easier to tear down a building and start over.

February 23, 2015 | By DeWAYNE GRICE | Columnists/Editorials


New playoff format could add excitement to league

MIAMI - The Brooklyn Nets are on pace to finish 34-48 this season.

February 23, 2015 | By TIM REYNOLDS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Gators host 1st round of state

The Bulloch Academy boys' and girls' basketball teams will be able to stay home for the first round, and possibly second, of the GISA Class AAA basketball tournaments this week.

February 23, 2015 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Prep Sports 360


In the Pits: Daytona gets the race it needed

It was a bumpy buildup to the Daytona 500, which for days was overshadowed by disputes, drama, an injury to Kyle Busch and the suspension of his older brother, Kurt.

February 23, 2015 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Rodriguez gets early start at Yankees' camp

TAMPA, Fla. - Alex Rodriguez reported to the New York Yankees three days ahead of schedule. He spoke for 8 1/2 minutes about his season-long drug suspension.

February 23, 2015 | By MARK DIDTLER Associated Press | Sports






'Birdman' tops Oscars defined by advocacy, originality

LOS ANGELES - Hollywood is smarter than you thought. Whether by design or chance, the 87th Academy Awards elegantly and subtly shifted the tone of the season from a reductive fixation on snubs and fact-checking to a positive celebration of original filmmaking and purposeful advocacy for causes as diverse as immigration, suicide and equal rights.

February 23, 2015 | By LINDSEY BAHR AP Film Writer | Entertainment News


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