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US probing Iraqi companies for insurance fraud

WASHINGTON - Companies working on Iraq reconstruction have been accused of padding their profits through an insurance scam, leading to a criminal probe and hurried changes in the way many contracts are handled by the U.S. Army, according to internal military documents obtained by The Associated Press.

May 29, 2008 | By RICHARD LARDNER Associated Press Writer | Washington

Eagles drop final non-conference game

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Georgia Southern grabbed an early lead but Jacksonville scored eight unanswered runs during the middle innings in a 9-4 decision Tuesday night at Sessions Stadium. The Eagles dropped to 31-21 overall while JU moved above .500 at 27-26.

May 29, 2008 | Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern

Whitaker signs with Clark Atlanta

May 29, 2008 | From staff sports | Sports

Hunter signs with Mars Hill

May 29, 2008 | From staff reports | Sports

Oklahoma town unlikely to recover from tornado

PICHER, Okla. - State and federal officials toured this tornado-ravaged town and essentially hammered the final nail into its coffin.

May 29, 2008 | By MURRAY EVANS Associated Press Writer | National

Quaid testifies of peril to newborn twins

WASHINGTON - Actor Dennis Quaid told Congress on Wednesday of a harrowing, near-fatal drug mixup in which his newborn twins were administered 1,000 times the normal dose of a blood thinner.

May 29, 2008 | By PETE YOST Associated Press Writer | Washington

10-year-old scholar takes Calif. college by storm

DOWNEY, Calif. - With the end of another school year approaching, college sophomore Moshe Kai Cavalin is cramming for final exams in classes such as advanced mathematics, foreign languages and music.

May 29, 2008 | By JOHN ROGERS Associated Press Writer | National

Arrest made in string of Florida wildfires

PALM BAY, Fla. - Authorities along Florida's Atlantic coast, where wildfires have gutted dozens of homes and scorched thousands of acres, arrested a man Wednesday who they said threw a glass bottle containing an accelerant into the woods.

May 29, 2008 | By KELLI KENNEDY Associated Press Writer | National

Ask Dr. Gott 5/15

DEAR DR. GOTT: Just thought I would share something I recently discovered that may be a help to your postmenopausal readers who are bothered by night sweats and hot flashes.

May 29, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break

Snellville First Baptist fuels members with $500 gas raffle

SNELLVILLE - So much for spaghetti suppers: The First Baptist Church of Snellville is fueling its membership drive with a sign in front of its sprawling campus proclaiming ''Free Gasoline.''

May 28, 2008 | By GREG BLUESTEIN Associated Press Writer | National

Farm bill has little aid for needy children abroad

WASHINGTON - A five-year farm bill in Congress this week does little to address the growing global food crisis. Instead, it diverts money that could be spent feeding poor children abroad to give more subsidies for U.S. farmers now enjoying record high crop prices and incomes.

May 28, 2008 | By MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press Writer | Washington

Detroit City Council moves toward ousting mayor

DETROIT - The City Council narrowly approved taking the first step Tuesday toward removing Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick over explicit text messages to a former aide, but one council member's possible change of heart could scuttle the measure.

May 28, 2008 | By COREY WILLIAMS Associated Press Writer | National

Military cracks down on scrap-metal scavengers

TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. - Hundreds of Marines were conducting a combat training mission in the Mojave Desert when an air patrol spotted something kicking up dust: A civilian pickup truck speeding across the barren landscape.

May 28, 2008 | By CHELSEA J. CARTER Associated Press Writer | National

Another twister reported in tornado-damaged Mo.

SENECA, Mo. - Another round of storms moved Tuesday into tornado-ravaged areas of Missouri, Arkansas and several other states where residents are still picking up from the weekend's killer twisters.

May 28, 2008 | By ALAN SCHER ZAGIER Associated Press Writer | National

Senate approves renewal of flood insurance program

WASHINGTON - The Senate agreed Tuesday to write off - and hand over to taxpayers - more than $17 billion in debt that a FEMA flood insurance program accumulated after being devastated by Katrina and other 2005 hurricanes.

May 28, 2008 | By JIM ABRAMS Associated Press Writer | Washington

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Highs and lows in week 6

Statesboro's football team lost more than just a sub-region game against Richmond Hill Friday. The Blue Devils, who struggled on both sides of the ...

October 12, 2015 | HORACE HOLLOMAN | Prep Sports 360

Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Sea Island seminar aims to halt identity theft

Financial transaction fraud and identity theft have become a huge issue for consumers and businesses alike.

October 12, 2015 | | Local

Averitt Center adds Harvey, Adams with eye on future

The Averitt Center for the Arts added recently two employees to the team in an effort to fulfill the mission of the organization.

October 12, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Business

Justices to decide on sentences for young prison 'lifers'

WASHINGTON - Sheriff's Deputy Charles Hurt was on truant patrol when he came across a teenager in a Baton Rouge park on a cool fall ...

October 12, 2015 | By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press | Associated Press

Play golf, help a dental student

The Second Annual Hudson Powell Scholarship Golf Tournament is set for Friday at Forest Heights Country Club.

October 12, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local

Monument to honor MLK planned for Stone Mountain

STONE MOUNTAIN - Planning is under way to place a Liberty Bell replica atop Stone Mountain near Atlanta as a memorial to the Rev. Martin Luther ...

October 12, 2015 | The Associated Press | Local

Man, juveniles charged in Bulloch burglaries

A man and two juveniles were arrested on burglary charges Thursday after a witness reported the suspects' tag number.

October 11, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

Bulloch History with Roger Allen: The origin of the 'dollar' and hard currency in Georgia

Note: The following is the beginning of a series of columns looking at how hard currency was introduced in Georgia and Bulloch County.

October 11, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials

Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy: Doing our best in all things

A favorite saying for many is, "If anything is worth doing, it's worth doing right." Growing up, I heard my dad quote this so ...

October 11, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials

Living with Children with John Rosemond: How to help children develop 'humble hearts'

A mother who attended a recent presentation during which I described the differences between high self-esteem and humility writes, asking, "What should my husband and ...

October 11, 2015 | John Rosemond Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials

Unusual bedtime picture book a self-publishing success story

NEW YORK - You may have heard of Roger. He's the little rabbit in a new bedtime book that can't go to sleep, RIGHT ...

October 11, 2015 | By LEANNE ITALIE Associated Press | Life

Consumer Q's: Protecting bulbs for next year's blooming season

Question: I saw a photo of a lovely flower called a "toad lily" in a catalog. Can we grow it in Georgia?

October 11, 2015 | Arty Schronce Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials

'Active shooter' protocol on campus

Eight years after the Virginia Tech massacre led to tighter security at colleges across the U.S., some schools make "active shooter" training mandatory for ...

October 10, 2015 | By LISA LEFF and RYAN J. FOLEY Associated Press | Local

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