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Many people’s trash becomes treasure as Web-based swap program flourishes across US

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - When Laura Gernell heard about a place where people gave away perfectly good things to strangers - no money changing hands, no questions asked - she figured it was too good to be true.

January 13, 2008 | By VICKI SMITH Associated Press Writer | National


President Bush seeks to ease economic worries of American families

CRAWFORD, Texas - President Bush tried Saturday to assure many families that he knows they are struggling to pay bills, even as he again defended the economy's strength.

January 13, 2008 | By BEN FELLER Associated Press Writer | National


Police: Woman who disappeared Christmas Eve back in Chicago area from Calif. and doing fine

CHICAGO - Family members arranged a meeting at an undisclosed location between investigators and a married woman from Illinois whose disappearance on Christmas Eve prompted a costly search.

January 13, 2008 | By MICHAEL TARM Associated Press Writer | National


Dad says girl at center of custody fight soon heading to China with biological family

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - An 8-year-old girl who was taken from an American couple and returned to her Chinese parents after a seven-year custody fight faces another big adjustment - moving to China.

January 13, 2008 | By WOODY BAIRD Associated Press Writer | National


Kirkland-Henderson

Ms. Sandra Mosley Kirkland of Statesboro announces the engagement of her daughter, Rashanna Monique Kirkland to Kevin Earl Henderson, both residents of Charlotte, N.C. Kevin is the son of Bobby E. and Lavonia (Bonnie) Henderson of Welcome, N.C.

January 13, 2008 | | Wedding Planner


Bridge 12/29

Novelist and poet Judith Viorst claimed: "Strength is the capacity to break a chocolate bar into four pieces with your bare hands, and then to eat just one of the pieces."

January 13, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Corrupt construction cited in Egypt building collapse that killed over 3 dozen

ALEXANDRIA, Egypt - Shoddy materials, illegal construction and a culture of corruption were blamed Saturday for the deaths of more than three dozen people buried when a 12-story apartment building crumbled to the ground.

January 13, 2008 | By TARIQ EL-FARAMAWY Associated Press Writer | World


Pakistanis seek stability, blame Musharraf for deepening turmoil after Bhutto slaying

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - The assassination of opposition leader Benazir Bhutto has pitched Pakistan into a political freefall and raised fears that increasingly bitter divisions in the society are turning the country into another Iraq.

January 13, 2008 | By MATTHEW PENNINGTON Associated Press Writer | World


50 years of marriage

January 13, 2008 | | Anniversaries


US should redeploy troops from Iraq to fight in Pakistan and Afghanistan, congresswoman says

WASHINGTON - The United States should redeploy troops from Iraq, allowing the military to focus on terrorist threats in Pakistan and Afghanistan, New York Rep. Kirsten Gillibrand said Saturday.

January 13, 2008 | By NATASHA T. METZLER Associated Press Writer | National


Landslides, pollution, migration: China’s Three Gorges Dam stirs concerns anew

HUANGTUPO VILLAGE, China - Wang Zhushu rarely sleeps at night. Instead, the 61-year-old retiree paces, listening to the drone of passing ships that shake the walls of her house on the banks of the Yangtze River.

January 13, 2008 | By AUDRA ANG Associated Press Writer | World


Pakistan militants, Bhutto aides allege government cover-up in assassination

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - An Islamic militant group said Saturday it had no link to Benazir Bhutto's killing and the opposition leader's aides accused the government of a cover-up, disputing the official account of her death.

January 13, 2008 | By RAVI NESSMAN Associated Press Writer | World


Bin Laden issues warning on Iraq, Israel in new audiotape to unify al-Qaida

CAIRO, Egypt - Osama bin Laden warned Iraq's Sunni Arabs against fighting al-Qaida and promised to expand the terror group's holy war to Israel in a new audiotape Saturday, threatening ''blood for blood, destruction for destruction.''

January 13, 2008 | By SALAH NASRAWI Associated Press Writer | World


Ask Dr. Gott 12/29

DEAR DR. GOTT: As a retired pharmacist, I would like to pass along a remedy for those who faithfully read your column.

January 13, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 12/29

DEAR ABBY: I was having lunch in a restaurant recently. Seated next to us was a family who had an assistance dog for their teenage son. I was appalled when someone from another table approached the dog, began talking baby talk to it (while ignoring the people!) and dropped a scrap of meat on the floor in front of the dog's nose.

January 13, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


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Olliff, Rushing lead BA to win

DUBLIN - Bulloch Academy's Lanier Olliff and Will Rushing combined for just 16 carries, but the duo amassed 216 yards and five touchdowns as they led the Gators to a dominating 42-16 victory over Trinity Christian School in GISA Region 2-AAA action at Cleve Warnock Stadium Friday night.

October 25, 2014 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Prep Sports 360




Rookie reliever leads Royals to win

SAN FRANCISCO - Brandon Finnegan passed his biggest test yet.

October 24, 2014 | By BEN WALKER AP Baseball Writer | Sports


Ware rolls over SHS

Statesboro entered Friday night's game on a two-game winning streak, but the top-ranked Gators from Ware County brought it to a screeching halt.

October 24, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Henley's putting gets him lead at Sea Island

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. - Russell Henley has a reminder on his phone that goes off every day at noon to tell him he's the best putter in the world. He didn't need one Friday in the McGladrey Classic.

October 24, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Panthers host Yellow Jackets in pivotal ACC game

PITTSBURGH - Pittsburgh can bring the jumbled ACC Coastal Division into slightly better focus on Saturday against Georgia Tech. Or the Yellow Jackets can snap a two-game losing streak and turn an already murky division race into something borderline unrecognizable.

October 24, 2014 | By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer | Georgia Tech


Bulloch County Schools won’t become ‘charter system’ now

For now, the Bulloch County Schools probably won't become a "charter system," in which every school becomes self-governing and sets its own student achievement goals.

October 24, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Debate over compromise shapes Georgia Senate race

MCDONOUGH, Ga. - Democrat Michelle Nunn of Georgia has made her willingness to work with Republicans a central theme as she campaigns across the state for a key seat in the fight for control of the Senate.

October 24, 2014 | By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | Local


Statesboro man sentenced to 15 years for soliciting child pornography

A Statesboro man was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for soliciting child pornography images over the Internet, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Georgia announced Friday.

October 24, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


SEB, JHS play for top of sub-region

BROOKLET - It's safe to say that the rough start for Southeast Bulloch is all but forgotten.

October 24, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Edwards and Newman are surprises of NASCAR's Chase

MARTINSVILLE, Va. - NASCAR's new championship format came with fan-friendly brackets that likely had fans advancing Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr. deep into the playoffs.

October 24, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR




Top-ranked Ware County visits Womack

The Statesboro Blue Devils are coming off a pair of wins that have given them a spark after an 0-5 start to the season.

October 23, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Portal travels to face Raiders

PORTAL - The road doesn't get any easier for the Portal Panthers tonight as they face their sixth consecutive opponent that will likely make the Class A state playoff field in November.

October 23, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


BA takes on region foe Trinity

Bulloch Academy will have to find a way to derail the 'Payne Train' tonight when they face Trinity Christian School in a key GISA Region 2-AAA matchup at Cleve Warnock Stadium in Dublin.

October 23, 2014 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Prep Sports 360


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