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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


Dear Abby 9/4

DEAR ABBY: My father and I usually get along well, but whenever we get into an argument, he'll say something like, "Well, maybe I should just kill myself. Then you won't have to deal with me!" This has been going on for as long as I can remember. I'm 21 now.

September 18, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


GSU pumped more than $740M into area counties during 2007-08

Georgia Southern University had an economic impact of nearly three-quarters of a billion dollars - $748 million -during the 2007-2008 fiscal year.

September 18, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Palin speaks at convention; McCain accepts nomination

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Claiming her historic spot on the Republican ticket, vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin uncorked a slashing attack on Barack Obama Wednesday night and vowed to help John McCain bring real change to Washington.

September 18, 2008 | By DAVID ESPO AP Special Correspondent | Campaign 2008


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Statesboro shows out at Plankenhorn Invite

As athletes hit the first straightaway while running the 400 meter relay at Southeast Bulloch, there's an inconspicuous plaque sticking maybe four inches out ...

March 29, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Prep Sports 360


On Football: A look at what got done at NFL meetings

PHOENIX - NFL owners got plenty done in their meetings, including approving the Raiders' relocation from Oakland to Las Vegas, and addressing a variety of rules ...

March 29, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Odd-looking Ronaldo bust steals the show at airport ceremony

FUNCHAL, Portugal - Cristiano Ronaldo has an airport named after him, but it was his odd-looking statue that attracted attention in Wednesday's ceremony honoring the ...

March 29, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Wildfire burns 250 acres, destroys home in southeast Georgia

SAVANNAH – Crews worked Wednesday to contain a wildfire that destroyed a family's mobile home and several other buildings as it burned about 250 acres ...

March 29, 2017 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Braves' new ballpark could be game-changer for industry

ATLANTA - The Braves' new ballpark looks like a throwback stadium with its green seats, brick walls and its old-school, intimate feel.

March 29, 2017 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Local




Statesboro notches huge sweep over Wayne County

Statesboro did itself a favor toward securing a home playoff game with a 3-0 win over Wayne County Tuesday night. at Womack Field.

March 28, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


SEB preps for annual Plankenhorn Invitational

After being held annually for 13 years, nothing has been able to derail the Plankenhorn Invitational from taking place to honor its namesake.

March 28, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Outdoor Life: Beware the dangers of outddor activities

This public service message is brought to you today in part by your friendly local columnist and comes as a result of long and painful ...

March 28, 2017 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports


Georgia Senate backs guns on campus

ATLANTA - Georgians licensed to carry concealed weapons could take handguns onto college campuses under legislation approved Tuesday by the state Senate, which kept the measure ...

March 28, 2017 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local






Police: No active search for suspects in Cincinnati club shooting

CINCINNATI - As Cincinnati police delved further into their investigation of a nightclub shooting melee that left one person dead and 16 injured, city officials Monday ...

March 27, 2017 | By DAN SEWELL and JOHN SEEWER Associated Press | Associated Press


Georgia lawmaker proposes 'Confederate History Month'

ATLANTA - A Georgia lawmaker on Monday defended his proposal asking House colleagues to recognize "Confederate History Month," but black lawmakers charge it glorifies a time ...

March 27, 2017 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


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