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US, Iraqi forces open joint operation against al-Qaida in Iraq fighters

BAGHDAD - The U.S. military launched a countrywide offensive Tuesday against al-Qaida in Iraq's efforts to regroup and intensify suicide strikes on civilians who have sided with the Americans against the terror group.

January 23, 2008 | By STEVEN R. HURST Associated Press Writer | World


Police Report - January 9

(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 23, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Marines open testimony for inquiry into Afghanistan convoy shooting

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. - A former Marine testified Tuesday that he thinks Afghans were killed needlessly by his special operations unit after its convoy was attacked by a car bomb.

January 23, 2008 | By ESTES THOMPSON Associated Press Writer | National


Budget deficit inched up during last 3 months, congressional auditors say

WASHINGTON - The federal budget deficit inched up in the first quarter of the fiscal year, congressional budget estimators said Monday, as the growth in tax revenues slowed along with the softening economy.

January 23, 2008 | By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press Writer | National


Supreme Court appears divided over drugs used in lethal injections

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court has never outlawed a method of execution. The justices on Monday sounded skeptical about starting now.

January 23, 2008 | By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press Writer | National


Study: Chronic worrying increases your odds of a heart attack

WASHINGTON - Those Type A go-getters aren't the only ones stressing their hearts. Nervous Nelsons seem to be, too.

January 23, 2008 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | National


Gold prices climb to new all-time record over $875 an ounce on rising oil prices

NEW YORK - Gold futures surged to an all-time high above $880 an ounce Tuesday as traders bet that rebounding oil prices would boost demand for the metal as a safe haven investment.

January 23, 2008 | By JACKIE FARWELL AP Business Writer | National


Survivor ’could hear people screaming’ after Utah bus wreck that killed 9 skiers

SALT LAKE CITY - Richard Scarborough was watching a movie on his laptop when he felt the bus skid off a curve and roll over. Then he heard the windows explode.

January 23, 2008 | By PAUL FOY Associated Press Writer | National


Autopsy performed on Ga. hiker’s body; authorities say other cases may be linked

DAWSONVILLE, Ga. - An autopsy was performed Tuesday on the body of a hiker who was found after a drifter accused of kidnapping her told authorities where to look, officials said.

January 23, 2008 | By DORIE TURNER Associated Press Writer | National


DA: Suspect makes plea deal in Ga. hiker case

DAWSONVILLE - A drifter who led police to the body of a missing hiker was charged with murder Tuesday after agreeing to assist investigators in exchange for an agreement they not seek the death penalty against him for her killing, authorities said.

January 23, 2008 | By DORIE TURNER Associated Press Writer | Nation


Bush warns Congress to reauthorize education law or he will make changes himself

CHICAGO - President Bush said Monday that if Congress doesn't reauthorize the No Child Left Behind education law, he'll make as many changes as he can on his own.

January 22, 2008 | By JENNIFER LOVEN Associated Press Writer | National


Two Navy fighter jets crash in Persian Gulf, pilots eject safely

WASHINGTON - Two U.S. Navy fighter jets plunged into the Persian Gulf Monday after a mid-air collision, but all three pilots were rescued safely, a top Navy commander said Monday.

January 22, 2008 | By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press Writer | National


Frigid water recedes in flooded Nevada town as storms leave parts of West cold and dark

FERNLEY, Nev. - Water was receding Monday following the icy flood that poured into town from a rupture in an irrigation canal during a huge storm that pounded the West, but it was still a foot deep in some homes.

January 22, 2008 | By MARTIN GRIFFITH Associated Press Writer | National


Pentagon: Iranian boats harassed U.S. Navy ships in Strait of Hormuz

WASHINGTON - Iranian boats harassed and provoked three American Navy ships in the strategic Strait of Hormuz, threatening to explode the vessels, U.S. officials said Monday, calling it the most serious such incident in years.

January 22, 2008 | By PAULINE JELINEK Associated Press Writer | National


California autism cases continue to increase after removal of vaccine preservative thimerosal

LOS ANGELES - Autism cases in California continued to climb even after a mercury-rich vaccine preservative that some people blame for the neurological disorder was removed from routine childhood shots, a new study found.

January 22, 2008 | By ALICIA CHANG AP Science Writer | National


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Miller-Martin

Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Martin of Statesboro announce the engagement of their son, John Thomas Martin, to Katie Danielle Miller, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Greg Miller of Kansas City, Missouri.

October 19, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Weddings


GSU trombonist earns international acclaim

Nineteen-year-old Christian "Eric" Spencer loves to play his trombone - now.

October 19, 2014 | By ROGER ALLEN Special to the Herald | Life


Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk: Foolproof apple crisp for the love of fall

On my ride to work on the first day of October, I turned on the defrost in my car for the first time this year. When I got to work, I turned off my air conditioning, relishing in the cool, rainy temperatures outside. This season, I've already enjoyed a few weekend brunches on my screened-in back porch, easy like a Sunday morning. I'm always sad to see summer go, but the food of fall and the excitement of the holidays quickly propel me forward.

October 19, 2014 | By REBEKAH FAULK Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Falcons' skid reaches 4 with 29-7 loss to Ravens

BALTIMORE - With each passing week, the Atlanta Falcons - and their offense in particular - have become progressively worse.

October 19, 2014 | By DAVID GINSBURG AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


US airdrops arms to Kurds in Syrian town of Kobani

WASHINGTON - The U.S. military said Sunday it had airdropped weapons, ammunition and medical supplies to Kurdish forces defending the Syrian city of Kobani against Islamic State militants.

October 19, 2014 | By ROBERT BURNS Associated Press | World


Ga. gubernatorial candidates talk ethics during 2nd debate

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal questioned Democrat Jason Carter's leadership and faulted his legislative record, while Carter attacked the incumbent over a high unemployment rate and accused him of an ethics scandal.

October 19, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Deal forms response team for potential Ebola cases

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal announced Sunday that he is creating a special team to assess Georgia's preparedness for the Ebola crisis.

October 19, 2014 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Constitution takes trip before 3-year restoration

BOSTON - Old Ironsides took one last trip around Boston Harbor on Friday ahead of a major, multi-year restoration project, firing its cannons while the Dropkick Murphys punk band and a Boston Pops quintet entertained hundreds of special guests and dignitaries on board.

October 19, 2014 | By PHILIP MARCELO Associated Press | World


Market turmoil: A gift for mortgage refinancers?

A sudden plunge in mortgage rates this week raised an urgent question for millions of Americans:

October 19, 2014 | By JOSH BOAK and ALEX VEIGA Associated Press | World




Simpson, Bowles: Barrow is 'brave'

Our nation needs to get its fiscal house in order, and to do so citizens must fully demand leaders who are willing to put partisan differences aside and come together to present the American people with honest solutions and consensus proposals that put the national interest ahead of special interests. That is why we were so disheartened to learn that John Barrow is being criticized for his support of a budget based on the plan recommended in 2010 by a bipartisan majority of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform which we co-chaired (Simpson-Bowles Commission).

October 18, 2014 | By ERSKINE BOWLES and ALAN SIMPSON | Columnists/Editorials


Make reckless drivers pay

Tens of thousands of Georgians live with lifelong disabilities caused by brain and spinal cord injury. As medical technology, safety and trauma care have improved more people survive traumatic injury, but many then face a lifetime of physical, behavioral and cognitive impairments requiring ongoing support services. On any given day in communities all across Georgia, survivors of brain and spinal cord injury and their caregivers gather together in support groups to share the struggles they face living with these lifelong impairments. Astoundingly, there are over 75,800 newly injured Georgians each year, and close to 50 percent of those injuries ...

October 18, 2014 | By PAIGE HAVENS | Columnists/Editorials


Tech can't keep up with Tar Heels

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - T.J. Logan scored on a 2-yard run with 11 seconds left to help North Carolina rally past Georgia Tech 48-43 on Saturday night, snapping a four-game losing streak.

October 18, 2014 | By AARON BEARD AP Sports Writer | Georgia Tech


SEC could benefit from latest upsets

The Southeastern Conference might have a trump card it can use against the Big 12 when it comes time to set the field for the College Football Playoff.

October 18, 2014 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports


The only thing we have to fear really is fear itself

Editor:

October 18, 2014 | | Letters To The Editor


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