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Smaller stakes, bigger outcry as regulators consider new media rules

WASHINGTON - For the second time in four years, the government is rewriting media ownership rules, a process that probably will allow big companies to get even bigger.

November 22, 2007 | By JOHN DUNBAR Associated Press Writer | Nation


Consumer credit rises in September rises at slowest pace since April

WASHINGTON - Consumers borrowing increased in September at the smallest pace in five months as the growth in credit card debt and car loans slowed.

November 22, 2007 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Nation


Police Report - November 8

(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.)

November 22, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Man killed in single vehicle crash in Candler County

A St. Paul, Minnesota man was killed early Wednesday in a single vehicle crash in Candler County. A passenger from Twin City was seriously injured in the accident, according to reports.

November 22, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Local


Yvette Smith: Bulloch County Teacher of the Year

Southeast Bulloch High School teacher Yvette Smith was named Bulloch County's Teacher of the Year Tuesday.

November 22, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


Ask Dr. Gott 11/08

DEAR DR. GOTT: My husband went to the doctor's office after experiencing a puddle of blood in his underwear. He did not get to see his regular physician but did get to see an APRN (nurse practitioner). He had a stomach X-ray and a rectal exam. The only thing she told him was that his body wasn't getting rid of all the waste. She prescribed a stool softener and a repeat visit in a couple of weeks. He never has a problem with using the restroom. When this happened, he had a normal bowel movement and then later ...

November 22, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Lethal-injection foe in Oklahoma commits suicide just when her cause was gaining momentum

NORMAN, Okla. - Defense attorney Lisa McCalmont was well-known nationally as an outspoken critic of lethal injection and amassed a trove of information about problems with the three-drug cocktail that is at the very center of a case the U.S. Supreme Court will hear early next year.

November 22, 2007 | By SEAN MURPHY Associated Press Writer | Nation


Virginia deputy is the nation’s tallest man at 7-foot-8; says he’s used to ’small man’s world’

NORFOLK, Va. - To all those people who blurt out ''Wow, you're tall!'' as they stare up at George Bell: He knows.

November 22, 2007 | By SONJA BARISIC Associated Press Writer | Nation


Ill. college students accused of kidnapping, battery with freshly baked cookies

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. - Two students at Southern Illinois University in this St. Louis suburb kidnapped, paddled and burned a young man with freshly baked cookies after a drug deal went bad, prosecutors said.

November 21, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


Hundreds of full-time RVers are blocked from voting; some states demand real addresses

CLEVELAND, Tenn. (AP) - When your home is the open road, where do you register to vote?

November 21, 2007 | By BILL POOVEY Associated Press Writer | Nation


Chicago police investigating use of Taser on 82-year-old woman

CHICAGO - Chicago's Police Department is investigating an officer's use of a Taser last month on an 82-year-old woman who police say was swinging a hammer when they arrived.

November 21, 2007 | By DON BABWIN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Astronomers discover first known 5-planet system orbiting in constellation Cancer

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A new planet was discovered orbiting a sun-like star 41 light years away, making it the first known planetary quintet outside our solar system, astronomers said Tuesday.

November 21, 2007 | By ALICIA CHANG AP Science Writer | Nation


In Nicaragua, doctors say no-exceptions abortion ban causing deaths

MANAGUA, Nicaragua - Two weeks after Olga Reyes danced at her wedding, her bloated and disfigured body was laid to rest in an open coffin - the victim, her husband and some experts say, of Nicaragua's new no-exceptions ban on abortion.

November 21, 2007 | By TRACI CARL Associated Press Writer | Nation


FMB Athletes of the Week, 11/09

The last two years have been tough for the Metter Tigers. Winless since the move to GHSA Class AA, MHS has had to find a way to keep its spirits up.

November 21, 2007 | | Sports


Few extra pounds don’t raise risk of death from cancer, heart disease, but being obese does

CHICAGO (AP) - Being 25 pounds overweight doesn't appear to raise your risk of dying from cancer or heart disease, says a new government study that seems to vindicate Grandma's claim that a few extra pounds won't kill you.

November 21, 2007 | By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer | Nation


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Rory rolling at Hoylake

HOYLAKE, England - Rory McIlroy only saw birdies at Royal Liverpool, mostly on his scorecard, and even one pheasant that trotted across the eighth green as he was lining up a putt. That was but a minor interruption in his command performance Friday in the British Open.

July 18, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


United Fellowship Worship Center breaks ground

In an empty field on Packinghouse Road, nearly 100 believers gathered on a hot July evening for the groundbreaking ceremony of United Fellowship Worship Center.

July 18, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Stilson farm’s field day shines light on organic farming

STILSON - Healthy Hollow Farms held its first organic peanut field day on Tuesday with one primary goal: to educate local farmers on the benefits of organic farming.

July 18, 2014 | By JENNIFER ARTHURS Herald Intern | Local




Ukraine accuses pro-Russia rebels of downing Malaysian plane

HRABOVE, Ukraine - Ukraine accused pro-Russian separatists of shooting down a Malaysian jetliner with 298 people aboard Thursday, sharply escalating the crisis and threatening to draw both East and West deeper into the conflict. The rebels denied downing the aircraft.

July 17, 2014 | PETER LEONARD Associated Press | Local


My Take: Braves in it for the long haul

In 2008, the Atlanta Braves bottomed out. Just three years removed from the end of their remarkable stretch of 14 consecutive division titles, the Braves stumbled to a 70-92 record and a fourth place finish in the N.L. East.

July 17, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Gurley: 2,000 yards 'would be awesome'

HOOVER, Ala. - Todd Gurley downplays talk of being a potential Heisman Trophy candidate, but the Georgia running back can't contain a smile at the mention of one milestone that's probably unrealistic.

July 17, 2014 | By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer | UGA - AP


SEC players leave lobbying to others

HOOVER, Ala. - Southeastern Conference players have mostly been content to let league administrators and coaches take up the drumbeat for NCAA reform - not that they're complaining.

July 17, 2014 | By DAVID BRANDT and JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writers | Sports


Local Roundup: Carter named new GSU track coach

Georgia Southern announced the hiring of Kelly Carter as the Eagles' new cross country and track and field head coach on Thursday.

July 17, 2014 | From staff reports | Georgia Southern


Rory, Tiger deliver at Open

HOYLAKE, England - Rory McIlroy had everything go his way Thursday in the British Open.

July 17, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


New Bi-Lo pharmacy in Statesboro hosts Georgia Watermelon Queen

Bi-Lo's Statesboro location will kick off the opening of its new pharmacy Friday with Georgia Watermelon Queen Jennifer Eadie.

July 17, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Stranded Georgia casino ship frees itself, docks

SAVANNAH - A casino boat stuck on a rocky sandbar freed itself Thursday without help from tow boats and returned to its home dock, a day and a half after the vessel ran aground during its first passenger cruise out of Savannah.

July 17, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Statesboro Herald's ‘Grocery Grab’

Angie McBride first read about the Statesboro Herald's "60-Second Grocery Grab" contest on June 8, the day it was announced in the paper.

July 17, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Georgia Southern announces 2014 Hall of Fame class

Georgia Southern Director of Athletics Tom Kleinlein announced Wednesday that six new members will be inducted into the Georgia Southern Athletics Hall of Fame Oct. 11.

July 17, 2014 | From staff reports | Georgia Southern


How will Georgia’s broader gun-carry law affect hospitals?

Now that Georgia's controversial gun-carry legislation has taken effect, hospitals across the state are trying to figure out how to respond to it.

July 17, 2014 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


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