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GOP: Democrats’ plan leaves most oil off limits

WASHINGTON - House Republicans attacked a Democratic offshore drilling plan Friday for including a 50-mile coastal buffer that they said would leave untouched most of the 18 billion barrels of oil in waters now off-limits to energy companies.

September 27, 2008 | By H. JOSEF HEBERT Associated Press Writer | Washington


Sales slide in August while price pressures abate

WASHINGTON - The largest drop in wholesale prices in nearly two years in August failed to spur consumers to spend more at the shopping malls, raising new worries about a possible recession as the temporary boost from tax rebate checks becomes a distant memory.

September 27, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER Associated Press Writer | Washington


Hurricane Ike begins to batter Texas coast

HOUSTON - Hurricane Ike, a colossal storm nearly as big as Texas itself, battered the coast Friday, threatening to obliterate waterfront towns and give the skyscrapers, refineries and docks of the nation's fourth-largest city their worst pounding in a generation.

September 27, 2008 | By JUAN A. LOZANO and PAULINE ARRILLAGA Associated Press Writers | National


English Channel tunnel can resume ’progressively’

CALAIS, France - The undersea train tunnel that has revolutionized travel between France and England can reopen and traffic should resume ''progressively,'' the operator said late Friday, after firefighters extinguished an intense blaze earlier in the day.

September 27, 2008 | By MARTIN MAZURKIEWCZ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Zimbabwe deal gives opposition Cabinet, police

HARARE, Zimbabwe - President Robert Mugabe and his main rival agreed to divide control of the police and army and strike a delicate balance in Zimbabwe's Cabinet - but their power-sharing deal will be under enormous pressure from long-simmering differences and economic collapse.

September 27, 2008 | By ANGUS SHAW Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Pope, in France, cautions against fanaticism

PARIS - Pope Benedict XVI encouraged a greater role for religion in European society but cautioned against fanaticism as he met Friday with political, Jewish and Muslim leaders in his first papal visit to France.

September 27, 2008 | By FRANCES D’EMILIO Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


US says Venezuelans aided drug traffickers

WASHINGTON - The United States on Friday accused three members of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's inner circle of aiding Colombian rebels by supplying arms and helping drug traffickers. Washington also expelled Chavez's ambassador as a diplomatic clash intensified.

September 27, 2008 | By FOSTER KLUG and IAN JAMES Associated Press Writer | Washington


At least 4 dead in LA commuter train wreck

LOS ANGELES - A Metrolink commuter train believed to be carrying up to 350 people collided with a freight train Friday, killing four people and injuring dozens of others.

September 27, 2008 | By THOMAS WATKINS Associated Press Writer | National


Police Report - September 13

(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.)

September 27, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Mom accused of using child’s ID to be cheerleader

GREEN BAY, Wis. - A 33-year-old woman stole her daughter's identity to attend high school and join the cheerleading squad, according to a criminal complaint filed against the woman.

September 27, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


O.J. Simpson jury neither his dream nor nightmare

LAS VEGAS - It is not the jury of O.J. Simpson's dreams, but neither does it shape up to be his nightmare.

September 27, 2008 | By LINDA DEUTSCH Associated Press Writer | National


2 die in shooting at Philly youth basketball event

PHILADELPHIA - Two gunmen fired on a group of people gathered for a trophy presentation after a neighborhood youth basketball game, killing the league's organizer and a teenager, and wounding four others.

September 27, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Ask AP: Gold at Fort Knox, jobs sent overseas

There's gold in them thar vaults! But how much?

September 27, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Worries simmer over absent North Korean strongman

SEOUL, South Korea - The ''Dear Leader'' is ill and out of sight - at a time when North Korea is backtracking on a pledge to abandon its nuclear ambitions and is building a missile base that analysts say could put U.S. territory within range.

September 27, 2008 | By KELLY OLSEN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Colorado ranch owner accused in deaths of 32 bison

FAIRPLAY, Colo. - Keep your bison off my property or risk having them hunted, software executive Jeff Hawn warned his neighbor outside this old Colorado mining town. In a lawsuit he said the animals knocked his satellite television dishes off line and left dung, tracks and hair on ''pristine pasture on rolling hills.''

September 27, 2008 | By COLLEEN SLEVIN Associated Press Writer | National


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Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Vaden Nissan using Winn-Dixie parking lot

One of the best parts of this job is learning what interests our readers the most. I gauge this by the questions I am asked ...

December 06, 2016 | | Local




Trump not saying what he'll do about Dakota Access pipeline

CANNON BALL, N.D. - Industry leaders are urging President-elect Donald Trump to make approval of the disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline a "top priority" when ...

December 05, 2016 | | Associated Press


Police: Fake news story led gunman to DC pizza shop

WASHINGTON - The bizarre rumors began with a leaked email referencing Hillary Clinton and sinister interpretations of references to pizza parties. It morphed into fake online ...

December 05, 2016 | | Associated Press


Man gets life without parole in son's hot car death

MARIETTA - A judge on Monday sentenced a Georgia man to serve life in prison without the possibility of parole after a jury found that he ...

December 05, 2016 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Associated Press


Driver falls asleep, strikes utility pole

A man fell asleep at the wheel Wednesday morning, lost control of his vehicle and struck a utility pole on Northside Drive West, according to ...

December 05, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Woman killed in single-car accident on I-16

A woman was killed Thursday when she lost control of her vehicle on Interstate 16 near the 136 mile marker.

December 05, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Farmers & Merchants names Davis to chair Board

Gary M. Davis, accountant, restaurateur and longtime board member of Farmers & Merchants Bank, will now chair the bank's board of directors, FMB announced Monday.

December 05, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local




Dean, Gillespie relieved of duties from Georgia Southern staff

David Dean and Rance Gillespie have been relieved of their duties as Georgia Southern's co-offensive coordinators, head football coach Tyson Summers announced Sunday. A ...

December 04, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


One win doesn't define your season, even an upset

Saturday was the first time all season I actually felt like I was at a Georgia Southern football game.

December 04, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Winning is the only way up, no matter the method

No matter the level, Georgia Southern football doesn't seem to be interested in doing things the traditional way.

December 04, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Eagles take down Troy

In a season where just about everything went wrong, Georgia Southern ended the right way.

December 04, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Penn State makes playoff case with 38-31 win over Wisconsin

INDIANAPOLIS - As Penn State's band played and Lucas Oil Stadium rocked, thousands of fans clad in their traditional white shirts chanted "We Are Penn ...

December 04, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Watson, Clemson claim ACC title and await playoff berth

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Deshaun Watson's mission is not over.

December 04, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


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