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Minimum wage bill faces tax break additions after vote to end debate fails

WASHINGTON - Democrats' promise of a quick increase in the minimum wage ran aground Wednesday in the Senate, where lawmakers are insisting it include new tax breaks for restaurants and other businesses that rely on low-pay workers.

February 08, 2007 | By JIM KUHNHENN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Senate panel OK resolution Wednesday disapproving Bush’s war policy

WASHINGTON - The Democratic-controlled Senate Foreign Relations Committee dismissed President Bush's plans to increase troops strength in Iraq on Wednesday as ''not in the national interest,'' an unusual wartime repudiation of the commander in chief.

February 08, 2007 | By ANNE FLAHERTY Associated Press Writer | Nation


Astrograph 1/25

Although your opportunities may be a bit larger and more plentiful than usual, you could have a tendency to take things for granted. If this is the case, you might not take full advantage of what's offered.

February 08, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 1/25

DEAR DR. GOTT: My husband has a problem that so far no doctor has been able to solve. First of all, he is 60 years old and doesn't have many health concerns. He has been to a urologist for a swollen prostate for which he takes Flomax and Avodart. He is also on metaprolol daily. About a year ago, he had a mild heart attack. His doctors put in a stent, and he has been doing great ever since. The problem is, we can't seem to have sex anymore without him having pain in his penis. He has ...

February 08, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Struggling New Orleans schools are having trouble finding teachers

NEW ORLEANS - Wanted: Idealistic teachers looking for a Peace Corps-style adventure in a city in distress.

February 08, 2007 | By BECKY BOHRER Associated Press Writer | Nation


Eagles schedule to be released

Georgia Southern's 2007 football schedule is likely to be officially released by the school later this week, athletic spokesman Pat Osterman said Tuesday.

February 08, 2007 | By ALEX PELLEGRINO | Georgia Southern


Portal Middle advances, 48-26

The boys basketball team of Portal Middle School advanced to the semi-finals of the regional tournament Wednesday with a 48-26 win over Claxton Middle.

February 08, 2007 | From staff and wire reports | Sports


Police Report - January 25

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.

February 08, 2007 | From staff reports | Crime Report


Dear Abby 1/24

DEAR ABBY: I know you hear this all the time, but I really can't believe I'm writing to you. I'm a 41-year-old professional man with a great job and a loving family. I have always had a temper, but I'm usually pretty good at keeping it under control. I don't get physical when I'm angry, but I do yell and scream a lot. My wife and teenage daughters get out of my way when I lose it, but I know they're worried about my behavior.

February 07, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Libby: White House wanted to sacrifice him for Rove

WASHINGTON - Top White House officials tried to blame vice presidential aide ''Scooter'' Libby for the 2003 leak of a CIA operative's identity to protect President Bush's political strategist, Karl Rove, Libby's defense attorney said Tuesday as the aide's perjury trial began.

February 07, 2007 | By MATT APUZZO Associated Press Writer | Nation


Bush tries to set agenda for skeptical Democratic Congress

WASHINGTON - President Bush, confronting a skeptical Congress and American public, sought to deflate strong opposition Tuesday to sending more troops to the war, asserting that ''America must not fail in Iraq'' and his plan offered the best chance of success.

February 07, 2007 | By TERENCE HUNT AP White House Correspondent | Nation


Police Report - January 24

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.

February 07, 2007 | From staff reports | Crime Report


Boys athlete of the week: Justin Houston

Few players mean more to their team than Justin Houston does to the Statesboro Blue Devils.

February 07, 2007 | From staff reports | Sports


Library to introduce children to symphony

The Statesboro Regional Library will be filled with the sounds of both music and children when the library plays host to members of the Southern Georgia Symphony for the Magic of Music, a special "hands on" program designed to introduce area children to the instruments and musicians on Saturday at 10 a.m.

February 07, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


Astrograph 1/24

There are strong indications that you are more than likely to profit from something that is engineered by an individual you would least expect. It'll prove it pays to be nice to everyone you meet.

February 07, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


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House grudgingly approves arms for Syrian rebels

WASHINGTON - The Republican-controlled House voted grudgingly to give the administration authority to train and arm Syrian rebels on Wednesday as President Barack Obama emphasized anew that American forces "do not and will not have a combat mission" in the struggle against Islamic State militants in either Iraq or Syria.

September 17, 2014 | By DAVID ESPO and DONNA CASSATA Associated Press | Local


Millen man arrested in Statesboro with ‘ear wax’ marijuana

A man was arrested having a new kind of drug, known on the street as "ear wax," after leading officers on a short vehicle chase Tuesday, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

September 17, 2014 | | Local


Statesboro man arrested on drug charges

The passenger of car was arrested on drug charges after officers conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle Saturday, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

September 17, 2014 | | Local


Nationally known ministry speaker leads women’s conference at Believers Church of Statesboro

Believers Church of Statesboro welcomes nationally known speaker Tracey Mitchell this weekend to lead "The Bride of Christ" Ladies Conference, Friday evening and Saturday. Mitchell will conclude her time in Statesboro by speaking at both services on Sunday morning at 9 and 11.

September 17, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Statesboro's Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market hiring for up to 95 jobs

Wal-Mart's Neighborhood Market, scheduled to open in Statesboro's Market District in the coming months, is hiring to fill up to 95 jobs, the store announced Wednesday.

September 17, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Georgia Southern gears up for 2nd annual STEM Fest

Georgia Southern University is gearing up for its second annual STEM Fest on Saturday.

September 17, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Willingway, Pineland Behavioral Health present ‘Recovery in the Park’

Willingway and Pineland Behavioral Health/Developmental Disabilities are joining forces to observance National Recovery Month.

September 17, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local




Portal softball puts on a show against Claxton

PORTAL - It was barely a contest Tuesday afternoon as Portal bats and gloves alike caught fire to blow Claxton out of the water.

September 16, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Nationals clinch, blank Braves 3-0

ATLANTA - The Washington Nationals are again champions of the NL East, wrapping up their second division title in three years against the team that knocked them out of the top spot last season.

September 16, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves sell naming rights to SunTrust

ATLANTA - The Braves are still more than two years away from moving into their new suburban ballpark.

September 16, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Outdoor Life: Early season Whitetail hunting can be productive

The months of September and October are considered by many deer hunters to be the pre-game warm-up for the "real season" when the rut begins.

September 16, 2014 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON dar8589@bellsouth.net | Sports


Column: Hindsight is a Ryder Cup tradition that's like no other

Tom Watson didn't appear to be kicking himself.

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


Atlanta mayor: Talked to 6 possible Hawks owners

ATLANTA - Mayor Kasim Reed said Tuesday he has already talked with six potential buyers of the Atlanta Hawks and expects a sale of the team to move quickly after racially charged comments by owner Bruce Levenson and general manager Danny Ferry.

September 16, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


UGA's Richt not ruling out RB Nick Chubb vs. Troy

ATHENS - Perhaps Georgia's depth at tailback didn't take an immediate hit after all when freshman Nick Chubb had surgery on Monday to repair his fractured left thumb.

September 16, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | UGA


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