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Iraq inspector general, GOP senator concerned about fraud exemption for overseas contracts

WASHINGTON - A multibillion-dollar loophole slipped into a proposed crackdown on contract fraud has drawn the ire of a key Republican senator and the government's top watchdog of U.S. spending in Iraq.

March 09, 2008 | By LARA JAKES JORDAN Associated Press Writer | Washington


Extinct American Indian languages saved by work of eccentric linguist who died decades ago

DAVIS, Calif. - The first time Jose Freeman heard his tribe's lost language through the crackle of a 70-year-old recording, he cried.

March 09, 2008 | By JULIANA BARBASSA Associated Press Writer | National


As Lincoln bicentennial looms, Jefferson Davis family looks to mark ancestor’s 200th, too

It hasn't been easy getting people excited about celebrating the 200th birthday of that tall, gaunt, bearded, Kentucky-bred president who was born in a log cabin and went on to lead his people through a bloody civil war.

March 09, 2008 | By ALLEN G. BREED AP National Writer | National


Bush, new South Korean president think alike on NKorea, but nuclear deal might prove difficult

WASHINGTON - For the first time in his seven years in office, President Bush will have a South Korean counterpart with similar views on North Korean nuclear disarmament when Lee Myung-bak is inaugurated Monday.

March 09, 2008 | By FOSTER KLUG Associated Press Writer | Washington


Bush forest official, facing jail, makes no apologies for cut-first timber policies

WASHINGTON - He overhauled federal forest policy to cut more trees - and became a lightning rod for environmentalists who say he is intent on logging every tree in his reach.

March 09, 2008 | By MATTHEW DALY Associated Press Writer | Washington


Rice says Serbs ducked duty to protect embassy, US orders diplomats to leave

WASHINGTON - Serbia's government failed to protect U.S. and other Western embassies from nationalist mobs angry over the international embrace of the former Serb province of Kosovo as an independent state, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Friday.

March 09, 2008 | By ANNE GEARAN Associated Press Writer | Washington


Health insurer to pay $9M for dropping Calif. breast cancer patient in middle of her chemo

LOS ANGELES - A woman who had her medical coverage canceled as she was undergoing treatment for breast cancer has been awarded more than $9 million in a case against one of California's largest health insurers.

March 09, 2008 | By THOMAS WATKINS Associated Press Writer | National


Sheriffs across the US brace for cuts in federal funding for drug-fighting

PORTLAND, Ore. - From Arizona to Oregon and east to Kentucky, county sheriffs are bracing for stiff cuts in a federal funding program that has helped them battle drug cartels.

March 09, 2008 | By JOSEPH B. FRAZIER Associated Press Writer | National


’Moving forward’ — NIU braces for hurdles as students return following deadly shooting

DEKALB, Ill. - The lecture hall where the shooting occurred is closed for the rest of the semester. Extra police and security guards will be on hand. Volunteer counselors will man each classroom, academic department and dormitory.

March 09, 2008 | By ASHLEY M. HEHER Associated Press Writer | National


Islamic insurgency in southern Thailand intensifies as ’hearts and minds’ approach fails

RAE POH, Thailand - The tea shop is abandoned. Rubber plantations stand untended. Soldiers constantly patrol the one-lane road leading into this Muslim village.

March 09, 2008 | By AMBIKA AHUJA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Fate of ousted chief justice hangs over Musharraf, Pakistan election winners

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Days after opposition parties triumphed in elections, lawyers chanting for President Pervez Musharraf's resignation were tugging at the barricades around the home of the judge whose ouster and house arrest helped trigger Pakistan's political crisis.

March 09, 2008 | By STEPHEN GRAHAM Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


New attacks hit US-protected Green Zone in Iraqi capital

BAGHDAD - Rockets or mortars hit the U.S.-protected Green Zone early Saturday, just a day after powerful Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr ordered his Mahdi Army militia to extend its cease-fire by another six months.

March 09, 2008 | By JOHN AFFLECK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Chertoff on Friday announces government OK of first ’virtual fence’ along Arizona border

WASHINGTON - A 28-mile ''virtual fence'' that will use radars and surveillance cameras to try to catch people entering the country illegally has gotten final government approval.

March 09, 2008 | By EILEEN SULLIVAN Associated Press Writer | Washington


GOP Rep. Renzi charged with extortion, embezzlement in federal land swap in Arizona

WASHINGTON - Republican Rep. Rick Renzi was charged Friday with extortion, wire fraud, money laundering and other crimes in an Arizona land swap that authorities say helped him collect hundreds of thousands of dollars in payoffs.

March 09, 2008 | By LARA JAKES JORDAN Associated Press Writer | Washington


Gardening with Henry Clay

Many outside maintenance activities slow down during this time of year due to cold weather. Take advantage of this slower period and devote some time to pruning those long neglected trees in your landscape.

March 08, 2008 | By HENRY CLAY | Lifestyles Columnists


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McCorkle-Sowell

Jennifer Layne McCorkle and Stephen Garrett Sowell were united in holy matrimony on Tuesday, December 31, 2013, at 7:30 p.m. in the evening at Nevils United Methodist Church in Nevils, Georgia. The Reverend Don Proctor and the Rev. Ron Johnson officiated the double-ring ceremony. The couple also shared their first communion as a married couple during the ceremony. Music was provided by Donny Collins and Donna Brigman.

December 21, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Weddings


'Best and brightest' students in state honored at GSU showcase

More than 150 outstanding high school seniors were recently invited to attend Georgia Southern University's Scholars Day in Statesboro, Georgia. The University's Scholars Day is a unique invitation-only event providing incoming students the opportunity to meet Georgia Southern President Brooks A. Keel, Ph.D., learn more about student organizations, participate in campus and residence hall tours and interview for a variety of academic scholarships and the University Honors Program.

December 21, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Living with Children with John Rosemond: Potty training triggers power struggle

Q: My 31-month-old has been out of diapers for at least 8 months during the day. She has been very good with toilet training until recently. Now she goes for a while without accidents and then a period of a week or so with at least one accident a day. I can see she needs to go, but when I ask her she says no. At this point, if I try to get her to go, she begins screaming and crying and resisting. If I'm able to get her to the bathroom, she wets herself as I'm taking ...

December 21, 2014 | John Rosemond Contributing Writer | Local


SEB High alum brings home second national championship title

Knapp Boddiford, 19, a 2013 graduate of Southeast Bulloch High School, won his second national championship in two years during the 87th Annual National FFA Convention & Expo, Oct. 29–Nov. 1, in Louisville, Kentucky. He was one of four national finalists that competed in the Diversified Crop Placement Proficiency category, and he received $1,000 for his win. Though now in college, Boddiford still affiliates and competes under the SEBHS FFA Chapter.

December 21, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


The heart of Christmas is priceless

When I was about eight years old, I took great pride in decorating my bedroom for Christmas. We lived in a two-story home in the quaint community of Blythe, Georgia - population 708 - and my room was upstairs to the right and down the hallway. It had two windows that looked out onto the street, a small closet, a little white ceiling fan and pink carpet. I had a radio and cassette player that sat on my window seat. The seat was crafted by my late Great Uncle J.E., who was a cabinet maker. In early December, I would clean ...

December 21, 2014 | By REBEKAH FAULK Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Falcons eliminate Saints 30-14, setting up Panthers showdown

NEW ORLEANS - Julio Jones' remarkable return kept the Falcons alive in the NFC South playoff race while Jimmy Graham's fumble at the goal line sank the Saints.

December 21, 2014 | By BRETT MARTEL Associated Press | Sports


Australian woman charged with murder of 8 children

SYDNEY - An Australian woman was charged with murder on Sunday in the deaths of seven of her children and her niece, whose bodies were found inside her home, police said.

December 21, 2014 | By KRISTEN GELINEAU Associated Press | Associated Press


NYPD: Cop ambush killer told passers-by to watch

NEW YORK - The gunman who fatally ambushed two New York City police officers in their squad car had a long criminal record, a hatred for police and the government and an apparent history of mental instability that included an attempt to hang himself a year ago, police said Sunday.

December 21, 2014 | By TOM HAYS Associated Press | Associated Press


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Rice success increases slave trade activity along coast

(Note: The following is part of a series of articles looking at the history and evolution of agriculture in Georgia and Bulloch County.)

December 21, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy: Christmas began thanks to Mary's childlike faith

"Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it" (Mark 10:15).

December 21, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Local Roundup: SEB comeback effort falls short

ALBANY - Southeast Bulloch's furious second-half comeback attempt fell short as the Yellow Jackets fell 63-57 on Friday at the U-Save-It Classic against Class AAAAAA foe Lee County.

December 20, 2014 | From staff reports | Prep Sports 360


Subway says thanks to Food Bank volunteers

Subway Restaurants of Statesboro recognized the staff and volunteers of the Statesboro Food Bank with a Subway luncheon last week to say "thank you" for their tireless efforts to help others all year long.

December 20, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local




6th pleads guilty in steroids case

MIAMI - The sixth man to plead guilty in the Major League Baseball performance-enhancing drugs scandal was described in court Friday as a recruiter of mostly foreign-born players for the now-shuttered South Florida clinic at the center of the case.

December 19, 2014 | By CURT ANDERSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Upton and away

ATLANTA - Landing another of baseball's top power hitters, the San Diego Padres agreed to a trade for Atlanta Braves outfielder Justin Upton, a person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press on Friday.

December 19, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


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