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Fire destroys Portal family's home

A Portal family lost their home Thursday to a house fire possibly caused by a faulty surge protector. Portal Fire Chief Christopher Ivey said the fire originated in a child's bedroom and the surge protector is likely the cause. However, the investigation is ongoing, he said.

January 26, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Local


Search resumes off Ala. coast for 4 kids believed thrown from 80-foot-tall bridge by father

MOBILE, Ala. - High winds hampered search crews early Friday as they resumed looking off the Alabama coast for the bodies of four children believed to have been thrown from a bridge by their father.

January 26, 2008 | By GARRY MITCHELL Associated Press Writer | National


NASA aims for February shuttle launch, begins installing new connector in Atlantis fuel tank

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - NASA began installing a new connector in Atlantis' fuel tank Friday in hopes of launching the space shuttle in early February, two months late.

January 26, 2008 | By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer | National


Back to the future: NYC clones historical trees as part of plan to add a million trees to city

NEW YORK - Squat, homely, dwarfed by stately oaks and poplars, and unnoticed by the tourists passing in horse-drawn carriages, it's a tree that only birds and nut-hungry squirrels could love.

January 26, 2008 | By RICHARD PYLE Associated Press Writer | National


Senior Giuliani campaign staffers forgo paychecks, a sign of possible money troubles

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - About a dozen senior campaign staffers for Rudy Giuliani are forgoing their January paychecks, a sign of possible money trouble for the Republican presidential candidate and last year's national front-runner.

January 26, 2008 | By LIZ SIDOTI Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Democrats looking at tax rebates, benefit boosts and public works to stimulate economy

WASHINGTON - Democrats controlling Congress are looking at tax rebates, extended unemployment benefits and more food stamps to stimulate the sagging economy.

January 26, 2008 | By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press Writer | Washington


Air travelers stuck in security showdown between Bush administration, states

WASHINGTON - Residents of at least 17 states are suddenly stuck in the middle of a fight between the Bush administration and state governments over post-Sept. 11 security rules for driver's licenses - a dispute that, by May, could leave millions of people unable to use their licenses to board planes or enter federal buildings.

January 26, 2008 | By DEVLIN BARRETT Associated Press Writer | National


US commanders in Iraq tout success of massive bombing campaign

BAGHDAD, Iraq - One of the largest bombing campaigns of the war destroyed extremists' ''defensive belts'' south of Baghdad, allowing American soldiers to push into areas where they have not been in years, a top commander said Friday.

January 26, 2008 | By BRADLEY BROOKS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Police Report - January 12

(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.)

January 26, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


N.C. sheriff: Pregnant Marine is dead, comrade she accused of sex assault is suspect

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. - Authorities searched a neighborhood Friday for a shallow grave holding the body of a pregnant Marine, and said the main suspect in her death was a comrade she had accused of rape.

January 26, 2008 | By MIKE BAKER Associated Press Writer | National


French judge rejects bid by President Nicolas Sarkozy’s ex-wife to block book publication

PARIS - President Nicolas Sarkozy's ex-wife lost a legal battle Friday to stop publication of a book in which she allegedly called her former husband ''cheap'' and a ''womanizer.''

January 26, 2008 | By PIERRE-ANTOINE SOUCHARD Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Federal budget was in surplus in December but deficit now higher so far this year

WASHINGTON - The federal budget recorded a record surplus for December, but for the first three months of the budget year, the deficit is running significantly higher than the previous year.

January 26, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Washington


Bank of America to buy Countrywide for $4.1 billion in stock

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Bank of America said Friday it will buy Countrywide Financial for $4.1 billion in stock, a deal that rescues the country's biggest mortgage lender and expands the financial services empire of the nation's largest consumer bank.

January 26, 2008 | By IEVA M. AUGSTUMS AP Business Writer | National


YMCA aims to become America’s No. 1 fitness and anti-obesity crusader

NEW YORK - Founded in the mid-19th century, the Young Men's Christian Association has expanded far beyond its name in the United States. It welcomes all faiths, half the 20.2 million people it serves are female, and more than half are adults.

January 26, 2008 | By DAVID CRARY AP National Writer | National


Analysis: After Iowa, New Hampshire, every Republican for himself at GOP debate

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - It was every Republican for himself.

January 26, 2008 | By LIZ SIDOTI Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


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Kathy Bradley: Counting the ways...And counting what matters

Just past the shed, along what would be a fencerow - if there was a fence - the field lies flat and even. Not like a pane of glass, but like a table covered in a cloth smoothed by hands smelling of dish soap and lotion, with vague and uneven undulations that beg to be smoothed. Cut over and harrowed, it holds no sign of what grew there last year or the year before, or the decades of years before.

April 19, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Bulloch County gets its first physician in 1838

(Note: The following is part of a series of columns looking at the establishment and growth of doctors, hospitals and the health industry in Georgia and Bulloch County.)

April 19, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy: What does God look like? Jesus Christ

There is a lot of skepticism about God today - as there has almost always been. Whether from atheists who deny God's existence, agnostics who aren't sure about the existence of God; or pessimists who doubt God's nature, who ask questions such as, "Where is God when bad things happen?" or, "Why does God allow evil?" These are not unusual ideas or questions, and honest questioners deserve an honest response.

April 19, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


Freedom comes in stages for Reagan shooter

The last man to shoot an American president now spends most of the year in a house overlooking the 13th hole of a golf course in a gated community.

April 19, 2015 | By JESSICA GRESKO Associated Press | Associated Press


Merritt maintains edge through 3 rounds at RBC Heritage

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Troy Merritt felt the fear Saturday he experienced during his successful amateur career. The third-round leader at the RBC Heritage expects another healthy dose Sunday.

April 18, 2015 | By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer | Sports


Logano leads flag-to-flag

BRISTOL, Tenn. - Joey Logano led flag-to-flag Saturday to win the Xfinity Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway.

April 18, 2015 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Braves blow lead, lose to Blue Jays

TORONTO - Alex Wood and the Atlanta Braves held Toronto's lineup in check for much of the game. Just not long enough.

April 18, 2015 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Oklahoma City Bombing: 20 years later

Editor's note: On April 19, 1995, a former U.S. Army soldier parked a rented Ryder truck packed with explosives outside a federal building in Oklahoma City. The blast killed 168 people and injured more than 500 others, and the attack is the worst homegrown terror attack on American soil.

April 18, 2015 | By JUDY GIBBS Associated Press | Associated Press


Eagle Flea offers something for everyone

After Betty Murray retired from the U.S. Postal Service as a long term postmaster, she decided she was ready for a new challenge.

April 18, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Locally Owned


Braves tee off on Toronto

TORONTO - While Jonny Gomes is waiting for a pinch-hitting opportunity, he's never going to be forgotten about. He moves too much and makes too much noise to ever be overlooked.

April 17, 2015 | By IAN HARRISON Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Tech pleased to get through spring with no more injuries

ATLANTA - Coach Paul Johnson was pleased to report that Georgia Tech made it through a rainy spring scrimmage with no major injuries.

April 17, 2015 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Georgia Tech


Yellow Jackets in search of state playoff berth

April 17, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Merritt shoots 61 to tie record

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Little-known Troy Merritt one-upped the Masters champion Jordan Spieth at the RBC Heritage.

April 17, 2015 | By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer | Sports


Winston's lawyer calls sexual assault suit a stunt

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The attorney for NFL prospect Jameis Winston said the lawsuit filed against the former Florida State University quarterback by a woman who says he raped her is "false" and a "stunt."

April 17, 2015 | By GARY FINEOUT | Sports


Top seeds have plenty of doubters heading to playoffs

ATLANTA - They won 60 games, which is the accepted NBA standard of greatness. They blew away everyone else in the Eastern Conference - including you, LeBron James.

April 17, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


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