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Myanmar gem merchants dismiss US embargo threat

YANGON, Myanmar - Thousands of sapphires, rubies, diamonds, emeralds, jade and other gems glitter in long glass display cases as merchants haggle with professional buyers - most of them foreigners - and tourists.

August 27, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Judge rules Detroit mayor didn’t violate bond

DETROIT - In his third trip to court in a week, embattled Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick won a judge's agreement Tuesday that he didn't violate conditions of his bail in an assault case by visiting with his sister.

August 27, 2008 | By ED WHITE Associated Press Writer | National


8-year-old guitar wiz has reason to play the blues

ELKHORN, Wis. - When Tallan ''T-Man'' Latz was 5, he saw Joe Satriani playing guitar on TV. ''I turned around to my dad and said, 'That's exactly what I want to do.'''

August 27, 2008 | By CARRIE ANTLFINGER Associated Press Writer | National


Father, 8-year-old son hurt in Tenn. bear attack

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - An 8-year-old Florida boy and his father were mauled by a black bear that pounced on the boy in a creek without provocation in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, authorities said Tuesday.

August 27, 2008 | By DUNCAN MANSFIELD Associated Press Writer | National


Governor escapes injury in suicide blast

BAGHDAD - A female suicide bomber blasted an Iraqi convoy north of Baghdad on Tuesday, killing two people but narrowly missing a provincial governor in the second suicide attack by a woman in Diyala province in as many days.

August 27, 2008 | By ROBERT H. REID Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Allison looks to improve things at Chatty

No doubt it's been a rough road for the Chattanooga Mocs, who've only had one winning season in the last decade - a 6-5 mark in 2005. You have to go back even further to find the last time the Mocs had a winning record in Southern Conference play, a 4-3 finish in 1991. In total, the program's won just five games over the past two seasons. But luckily for Rodney Allison, the Mocs' coach since 2003, his new boss is understanding. UTC athletic director Rick Hart came to Chattanooga in 2006, and after two losing seasons he ...

August 27, 2008 | By ALEX PELLEGRINO Special to the Herald | Georgia Southern


Georgian village bombed as fighting neared an end

RUISI, Georgia - Living near a conflict zone has taught 70-year-old Vakhtang Chkhekvadze to sense danger.

August 27, 2008 | By SERGEI GRITS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Parents charged in starvation death sue Philly

PHILADELPHIA - The parents charged in the starvation death of their bedridden daughter have sued the city, alleging that dangerous and reckless actions by several municipal employees and contract workers contributed to the girl's death.

August 27, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Settlements reached in Chicago clergy abuse cases

CHICAGO - The Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago said Tuesday it had agreed to pay more than $12.6 million to settle lawsuits by 16 people who accused priests of sexual abuse.

August 27, 2008 | By MIKE ROBINSON Associated Press Writer | National


Motorists turn to carpool sites as gas prices rise

NEW YORK - Robert Gilliland didn't think much about carpooling until gas prices got out of control. Now, he's happy to trade his motoring freedom for $120 in weekly savings.

August 27, 2008 | By ANICK JESDANUN AP Internet Writer | National


More violence in western China

KUQA, China - Attackers jumped from a vehicle and slashed at civilian guards at a roadside checkpoint in China's far west on Tuesday, killing three and extending a surge of violence that has accompanied the Olympic Games in Beijing.

August 27, 2008 | By WILLIAM FOREMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Astrograph 8/13

In the year ahead, you'll establish a larger array of friendships with individuals who can help you in your field of operation and with your future plans. Don't let this valuable gift go undeveloped.

August 27, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 8/13

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am a 74-year-old diabetic female and take 1,000 mg of metformin twice a day. My morning blood sugars are around 160, and they drop to the 129-140 range at night. A snack of graham crackers and peanut butter doesn't help. I've started 1,000 mg of cinnamon daily, but haven't noticed any change yet.

August 27, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Marines borrow hunting skills in combat training

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. - The enemy hides among civilians on the urban battlefield, walking the same dusty streets and in the same crowded markets where Cpl. Derrick Terrell found himself during a yearlong deployment in Iraq.

August 27, 2008 | By KEVIN MAURER Associated Press Writer | National


Bridge 8/13

William Safire wrote, "To 'know your place' is a good idea in politics."

August 27, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


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Three area hospitals among ‘neediest’ in state

Candler County Hospital in Metter, Emanuel Medical Center in Swainsboro and Evans Memorial Hospital in Claxton are ranked among the top 12 of the most ...

December 09, 2016 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local




Bulloch blasted

Bulloch Academy couldn't escape a hot-shooting Westminster Tuesday night when they fell 71-47 in their own gym.

December 08, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Penalty to be waived for accidental ball movement on green

Golf's governing bodies have responded to Dustin Johnson's penalty at the U.S. Open by introducing a local rule that will waive the ...

December 08, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Earnhardt Jr. medically cleared to race again

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) - NASCAR star Dale Earnhardt Jr., who missed the final 18 races of last season because of a concussion, has been medically ...

December 08, 2016 | The Associated Press | NASCAR


A rookie disappointment, Beasley makes huge leap for Falcons

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Vic Beasley heard the grumbling. He was a wasted pick in the first round. He wasn't going to be able to ...

December 08, 2016 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


2nd officer dies after Americus shooting

A second Georgia police officer died Thursday, a day after being shot alongside a fellow officer who was a lifelong friend, and the hunt for ...

December 08, 2016 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local




Oregon hires Willie Taggart as new head football coach

Willie Taggart has become known for rebuilding programs at Western Kentucky and South Florida. His next endeavor will be much more high profile, trying to ...

December 07, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Rivera disciplined Newton to avoid 'chaos' setting in

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Panthers coach Ron Rivera said he benched reigning league MVP Cam Newton on Sunday night because he didn't want "chaos" setting ...

December 07, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


2016 All County Football Team

From Emanuel County to Screven County, high school football has finally ended in our area of Southeast Georgia,

December 07, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Prep Sports 360


Authorities: 1 officer killed, 1 wounded in Americus

AMERICUS - A man fatally shot one Georgia police officer and wounded a second before fleeing an apartment complex near a college campus that went on ...

December 07, 2016 | The Associated Press | Local


State school board chairman speaks at Georgia Southern graduation Friday

Mike Royal, who will be keynote speaker for Georgia Southern University's fall commencement, 1 p.m. Friday at Paulson Stadium, is a Georgia Southern ...

December 07, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Bulloch Countians remember the 'date that will live in infamy'

Libba Smith

December 07, 2016 | For the Herald | Local


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