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Mountain jumper survives crash after chute problem

OSLO, Norway - A Norwegian BASE jumper said he learned a hard lesson about tempting fate after surviving a spine-chilling crash from a mile-high mountain.

September 19, 2008 | By BJORN H. AMLAND Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Iran bill to ease polygamy angers women

TEHRAN, Iran - A bill that would allow Iranian men to take additional wives without the consent of their first wife has angered women and the country's top justice official, who say it would undermine women's rights and could be a government attempt to more deeply enshrine its strict Islamic interpretation into law.

September 19, 2008 | By ALI AKBAR DAREINI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


AOTW: Poole making a splash for BA

Bulloch Academy senior fullback David Poole didn't ever expect to have a night like he did in the Gators' season opener against David Emanuel Academy.

September 18, 2008 | From staff reports | Sports


Astrograph 9/4

New friendships and associations you make will not be of a fleeting nature, and they will become more endearing with the test of time. In fact, more than one will become a lifelong companion.

September 18, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Congo army leaves national park, rebels stay

DAKAR, Senegal - More than 1,000 soldiers have left a national park that has been on the front lines of fighting in eastern Congo in a move the park director said was intended to preserve an environment that is home to endangered gorillas, hippos and active volcanoes.

September 18, 2008 | By TODD PITMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Pakistan accuses US-led troops in civilian deaths

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan - Helicopters ferried U.S.-led troops to a border village in a raid that left at least 15 people dead on Wednesday, including civilians, officials said. A Pakistani army spokesman said the attack was the first ever ground incursion by foreign forces on its territory and warned that it undermined efforts against terrorism.

September 18, 2008 | By ISHTIAQ MAHSUD Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bulloch schools move football games to Thursday

Southeast Bulloch, Portal, Statesboro High and Bulloch Academy have changed their scheduled Friday night football games to Thursday, due to the threat of Hurricane Hanna.

September 18, 2008 | From staff reports | Sports


Traffic builds as Gustav evacuees return home

NEW ORLEANS - Cars, campers and sports utility vehicles jammed the roads back to the Louisiana coastline Wednesday, as the 2 million evacuees chased away by the threat of Hurricane Gustav tried to make their way home.

September 18, 2008 | By MARY FOSTER Associated Press Writer | National


Somali insurgents vow more attacks during Ramadan

MOGADISHU, Somalia - Somali insurgents vowed on Wednesday to intensify their attacks during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, as the capital erupted in violence that forced residents to cower in their homes for hours.

September 18, 2008 | By MOHAMED OLAD HASSAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


US troops mistakenly kill 6 Iraqis

BAGHDAD - U.S. troops on boats in the Tigris river mistakenly killed six Iraqis Wednesday in an exchange of fire between the two sides north of Baghdad, Iraqi officials said.

September 18, 2008 | By ANNA JOHNSON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bridge 9/4

Jim Callaghan, former British Prime Minister, said, "A leader must have the courage to act against an expert's advice."

September 18, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Man accused of killing 6 in Wash. recently jailed

ALGER, Wash. - A shooting rampage in which six people were killed in a series of confrontations from a tiny town to the state's busiest highway ended with the surrender of a troubled man who was recently released from jail, authorities said.

September 18, 2008 | By MANUEL VALDES Associated Press Writer | National


Factory orders see wide gains led by aircraft

WASHINGTON - Orders to U.S. factories rose by a larger-than-expected amount in July as demand for commercial aircraft, heavy machinery and iron and steel all posted solid gains.

September 18, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER Associated Press Writer | National


7 years for Conn. trash hauler accused of mob ties

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - A Connecticut trash hauler was sentenced to more than seven years in prison Wednesday for a price-fixing conspiracy that authorities say was supported by mob muscle, violence and extortion.

September 18, 2008 | By JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN Associated Press Writer | National


Immigration issues resurface on some state ballots

PORTLAND, Ore. - In a high school classroom, Xavier Chavez is trying to teach a group of restless teenagers about Manifest Destiny - the 19th century belief that the United States was divinely fated to stretch from sea to shining sea.

September 18, 2008 | By JULIA SILVERMAN Associated Press Writer | National


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SE Bulloch claims state title

For the second year in a row, Southeast Bulloch can claim to be the strongest school in class 3A.

March 22, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Eagles complete Citadel sweep with 1-0 win

Before the sun had risen on Tuesday, Georgia Southern freshman Seth Shuman was already awake and looking forward to another day under center as a ...

March 22, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


A rough, emotional day for top seeds at Match Play

AUSTIN, Texas - Defending champion Jason Day lasted only six holes at the Dell Technologies Match Play until a heavy heart forced an early departure.

March 22, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


SEC Rises: Football league has 3 teams vying for Elite Eight

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Tennessee's Rick Barnes has coached in the Big East, the Atlantic Coast Conference and the Big 12. He's made the NCAA ...

March 22, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Already in peril, rural hospitals unsure on health care bill

CLAXTON - Talmadge Yarbrough had just sat down at his desk and opened a box of pecans when he let out a gasp that could have ...

March 22, 2017 | By RUSS BYNUM, REBECCA SANTANA and KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Proclamation for two

Tuesday's morning Bulloch County Commissioners meeting saw something a little unusual: a standing room only crowd.

March 21, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Eagles settle into spring

Georgia Southern Football ramped up spring practice two weeks ago before players paused for spring break. The banks of Beautiful Eagle Creek were alive again ...

March 21, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


SE Bulloch pounds Johnson in doubleheader

SEB's rampage through their region slate continued Tuesday afternoon, and this doubleheader was the ugliest contest yet for the Yellow Jackets.

March 21, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Georgia's Smart expects QB Fromm to push Eason this spring

ATHENS, Ga. - Kirby Smart wants Georgia's 18 returning starters on offense and defense to feel the heat of competition this spring.

March 21, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Man named in Brady jersey case sought autographs, selfies

MEXICO CITY - The Mexican media executive suspected of stealing Tom Brady's jersey went to the Super Bowl as a working journalist but spent the ...

March 21, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


In Republican 'burbs, Georgia election centers on a Democrat

ALPHARETTA - The garden room at Rivermont Golf and Country Club brims with Republican donors and activists, but Michael Fitzgerald wants to talk about Democrats.

March 21, 2017 | By BILL BARROW Associated Press | Local


Accelerated executions in Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - After nearly a dozen years without an execution, Arkansas is racing to put eight men to death next month over a 10-day ...

March 21, 2017 | By ANDREW DeMILLO Associated Press | Associated Press




Eagles fall just short at Schenkel

The Georgia Southern men's golf team woke up Sunday morning with a 7-stroke lead as it prepared for the final round of action at ...

March 20, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


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