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Little bro of GSU second baseman expected to be top draft pick

GRIFFIN - While playing catch at the end of baseball practice, Tim Beckham tosses the ball around his back, flips it between his legs and then, revealing his love for another sport, shows off his jump shot.

June 15, 2008 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Georgia Southern

Safety summit follows New York City crane collapse

NEW YORK - Building department officials gathered for an emergency safety summit Saturday after the city's second deadly crane collapse in recent weeks, while lawmakers warned of dangers in New York's building boom - especially the 250 cranes still up in the sky.

June 15, 2008 | By VERENA DOBNIK Associated Press Writer | National

Bulloch History by Roger Allen

A part of southwestern Bulloch that has a curious history is the area now known as Groveland. The first post office in the area was Fido. It was named after Mrs. James G. Williams' feisty dog. It opened, and closed, in J.G. Moore's store in 1899.

June 15, 2008 | By ROGER ALLEN | Lifestyles Columnists

Texas agency under magnifying glass over sect raid

SAN ANGELO, Texas - For nearly two months, Texas child welfare officials had insisted conditions at a polygamist group's ranch were so abusive that none of its members should be allowed to keep their children.

June 15, 2008 | By MICHELLE ROBERTS Associated Press Writer | National

A head start - SEB junior completes first year of college

Richard Owens III is a driven young man.

June 15, 2008 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local

Congresswoman nervous as husband goes to space

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - With her husband in command of space shuttle Discovery and on the verge of launching, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords wanted to set the record straight.

June 15, 2008 | By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer | National

Town deals with rising child felons

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - When the police got a tip that Bonner Elementary was being hit for the second time in a week, they rushed three squad cars to the school. As they were cordoning off the grounds, the burglars emerged - dashing out a front door and across a field.

June 15, 2008 | By TODD LEWAN Associated Press Writer | National


Mr. and Mrs. Terry and Sheryl Jones of Statesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Kathryn Elizabeth of Statesboro, to Dr. Christopher Ryan Thompson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert and Wendi Cooper and Mr. Steven Thompson, all of Macon.

June 15, 2008 | | Wedding Planner

Vote aimed at curbing pot growing in Calif. county

WILLITS, Calif. - Voters here took the state's official permissiveness on marijuana to new heights in 2000, allowing residents to grow up to 25 pot plants for medical, recreational or personal use.

June 15, 2008 | By MICHELLE LOCKE Associated Press Writer | National


Dr. Claire Gibbons Smith and Stefan Christopher Reddick were united in marriage on October 20, 2007, in Dallas, Texas, at Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church. Dr. Blair R. Monie officiated.

June 15, 2008 | | Wedding Planner


Anna Brett Sparks became the bride of Christopher Blane Daniel during a 3 p.m. ceremony held on Saturday, May 24, 2008, at the St. John's United Methodist Church in Aiken, S.C. The Rev. George K. Howle officiated.

June 15, 2008 | | Wedding Planner

Points or fit - which is better?

Comedian and actor Joe E. Lewis said, "I've been on such a losing streak that if I had been around, I would have taken General Custer and given points."

June 14, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break

Fire destroys landmark seafood business in Boston

BOSTON - A fire destroyed a landmark seafood business on the waterfront early Friday, snarling rush hour traffic and raising fears the building would collapse into the harbor. There were no reports of injuries.

June 14, 2008 | By MARK PRATT Associated Press Writer | National

United, US Airways CEOs say no deal for now

CHICAGO - The CEOs of United Airlines and US Airways formally shelved their effort to create the world's largest airline, backing away from a deal that could have shored up their finances but also would have resulted in fewer routes and higher ticket prices for consumers.

June 14, 2008 | By DAVE CARPENTER AP Business Writer | National

Mom in Web bullying case turns grief into activism

DARDENNE PRAIRIE, Mo. - When Tina Meier's 13-year-old daughter committed suicide after being bullied on the Internet, her grief was so encompassing she felt at times she couldn't breathe. She had trouble being around loved ones who reminded her of her child. Even today, recollections of those first holidays after Megan's death are foggy at best.

June 14, 2008 | By BETSY TAYLOR Associated Press Writer | National

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Long wait times plague Social Security disability process

MIAMI - Diabetes, arthritis and open-heart surgery have kept Sherice Bennett from working, but she can't afford her medicine and became homeless while waiting for ...

November 28, 2015 | By KELLI KENNEDY Associated Press | Associated Press

Suspect in Colorado attack called recluse who left few clues

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - A gunman who police say staged a deadly attack on a Planned Parenthood clinic was a recluse who stashed food in the ...

November 28, 2015 | By SADIE GURMAN Associated Press | Associated Press

At least 11 hurt in standoff at Colorado clinic

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - A gunman was arrested Friday hours after opening fire at a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood clinic, wounding multiple people and engaging in ...

November 27, 2015 | By SADIE GURMAN Associated Press | Associated Press

The end for Black Friday?

NEW YORK - The annual ritual of Black Friday, as we know it, is over.

November 27, 2015 | By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO AP Retail Writer | Associated Press

Local downtown holiday celebration set for Friday

Santa is coming to downtown, along with the Christmas train, the tree lighting, the holiday parade and the Run the Boro 5K, as First Friday ...

November 27, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

Nov. 27 - Shirley Ann Grimes Hagins entered into rest Wednesday, November 25, 2015.

Shirley Ann Grimes Hagins

November 26, 2015 | | Obituaries

Holiday shoppers get a head start

NEW YORK - Black Friday used to kick off the holiday shopping season, but now that day has taken a backseat to Thanksgiving Day. Still, retailers ...

November 26, 2015 | By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO AP Retail Writer | Associated Press

Turkey, parades, heavy security

NEW YORK - Americans paused Thursday to celebrate their blessings despite terrorism fears and racial tensions over fatal police shootings across the country. A record number ...

November 26, 2015 | By KAREN MATTHEWS Associated Press | Associated Press

Plenty for Panthers to prove this year

Coming off an 87-73 loss in the Elite Eight round of the state playoffs, this year's Portal Panthers basketball team won't have the ...

November 26, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN | Prep Sports 360

Listen to the message from God

Parousia, eschatology, antinomianism, deontology, existentialism ... a lot of words that probably don't mean diddly - a technical term - to most of us. Now, if we ...

November 26, 2015 | Dr. John Bressler | Columnists/Editorials

SHS wins thriller at LNO

It was a close call Tuesday night for Day 2 of Statesboro's Ladies Night Out tournament, but when it was all said and done ...

November 24, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Sports

Mall stores must open on Thanksgiving

NEW YORK - Some big retailers face scrutiny for opening on Thanksgiving, but many small stores have no choice.

November 24, 2015 | By JOYCE M. ROSENBERG AP Business Writer | Associated Press

Don't let airlines lose your luggage this holiday season

NEW YORK - Heading into winter, fliers should take extra precautions with their checked luggage - December and January are traditionally the worst months for lost bags.

November 24, 2015 | By JOYCE M. ROSENBERG AP Business Writer | Associated Press

GOP readies next assault on health care law, Planned Parenthood

WASHINGTON - Congressional Republicans hope a post-Thanksgiving drive to obliterate President Barack Obama's health care law and block Planned Parenthood's federal funds will spotlight ...

November 24, 2015 | By ALAN FRAM Associated Press | Associated Press

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