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Highway crashes kill more than 41,000 in 2007

WASHINGTON - Traffic deaths in the United States declined last year, reaching the lowest level in more than a decade, the government reported Thursday.

August 29, 2008 | By KEN THOMAS Associated Press Writer | Washington


Jury deliberating in Osteen lawsuit

HOUSTON - Jurors began deliberations Thursday in a lawsuit alleging that the wife of megachurch pastor Joel Osteen physically and verbally abused a flight attendant - a claim rejected by Victoria Osteen's lawyer as a made-up story concocted to land a courtroom payday.

August 29, 2008 | By JUAN A. LOZANO Associated Press Writer | National


NJ girls visiting family are trapped in Georgia

TRENTON, N.J. - A couple is trying to get their two children out of the Republic of Georgia after the Russian invasion of the country trapped the girls at their grandparents' farm.

August 29, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Russia wins concesssions in Georgia truce

PARIS - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will ask Georgia to sign a cease-fire agreement with Russia that includes concessions to Moscow but preserves Georgian borders, U.S. officials said Thursday.

August 29, 2008 | By MATTHEW LEE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


UK officials: Christian Bale will not face charges

LONDON - Batman star Christian Bale will not face charges relating to an alleged assault on his mother and sister last month, prosecutors said Thursday, suggesting their decision was based in part on the family members' wishes.

August 29, 2008 | By RAPHAEL G. SATTER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Analysts: China crackdown fueling attacks

KUQA, China - A police crackdown meant to quell militants in China's rugged frontier of Xinjiang has failed to prevent a surge of attacks, and analysts say Beijing's tactics may actually be encouraging more violence among the region's usually moderate Muslims.

August 29, 2008 | Analysts: China crackdown fueling attacks Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Summer Sports Show: GSU's long days, SHS's first plays, and Portal's new ways

Summer Sports Show for Thursday, August 14 - Presented exclusively by Farmers and Merchants Bank.

August 29, 2008 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Summer Sports Show


Ga. Board of Education approves social studies curriculum

ATLANTA - The Georgia Board of Education approved changes Thursday to Georgia's social studies curriculum in hopes of preventing a repeat of last spring when droves of students failed state-mandated tests.

August 29, 2008 | By DORIE TURNER Associated Press Writer | Local


Fire at apartment complex routs hundreds in Pa.

CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. - Firefighters doused hot spots Thursday after a towering fire ripped through a luxury apartment complex built on the once blighted riverfront and left 375 people without homes.

August 29, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Search of gunman’s house finds weapons and a will

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - The man who fatally shot the chairman of the state Democratic Party after he lost his job had a Post-it note at home with the victim's last name and phone number along with 14 guns, antidepressants and a last will and testament, according to court documents.

August 29, 2008 | By ANDREW DeMILLO Associated Press Writer | National


3 passengers back Osteen, say they saw no assault

HOUSTON - Three airline passengers testified Wednesday they never saw or heard any indication that the wife of megachurch evangelist Joel Osteen assaulted a flight attendant in 2005.

August 28, 2008 | By JUAN A. LOZANO Associated Press Writer | National


Chinese defend Olympic ceremony lip-synch

BEIJING - Chinese officials defended their decision to pass off the voice of a 7-year-old songbird as that of another girl at the Olympic opening ceremony, calling it a simple casting choice. Critics said it was a step too far in China's obsession with the perfect Olympic Games.

August 28, 2008 | By ROHAN SULLIVAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bombs target city official, civilians in Iraq

BAGHDAD - A series of car bombs targeted a senior city official and civilians Wednesday in northern Iraq, killing at least four people, officials said, the latest in a spate of attacks the U.S. military said was a show of force by an enemy on the run.

August 28, 2008 | By HAMID AHMED Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


World’s tallest woman dies in Indiana at age 53

INDIANAPOLIS - A woman who grew to be 7 feet, 7 inches tall and was recognized as the world's tallest female died early Wednesday, a friend said. She was 53.

August 28, 2008 | By DEANNA MARTIN Associated Press Writer | National


Police: Ga. man held family captive in squalor

LAVONIA, Ga. - When police finally searched the squat white mobile home where they say a man held his family captive for three years, the place was so filthy and bug-infested that one officer had to wear a gas mask and another refused to continue.

August 28, 2008 | By GREG BLUESTEIN Associated Press Writer | National


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Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Tried and true works best with children

I've said it many times, but it bears repeating: A child's natural response to the proper presentation of authority is obedience; as in ...

February 26, 2017 | | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: First stagecoach mail routes approved for Georgia

Note: The following is one of a series of columns looking at the first road systems in Georgia and Bulloch County.

February 26, 2017 | | Life


Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk Lingenfelser: Sunday Supper -- Herb roasted chicken

The warm climate we experience in Southeast Georgia often leaves cold temperatures few and far between. It's only February and already, I've had ...

February 26, 2017 | | Life


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy: We must work at being more sensitive to others

I heard about a woman who was so sensitive she even lied about the age of her dog!

February 26, 2017 | | Life


On Aging with Dr. Roger Branch Sr.: The changing face of death

Death and dying, event and process, have always generated personal problems, the physical and emotional agonies of grief. Witness the biblical accounts of David's ...

February 26, 2017 | | Life


Bland — Merchant

Mr. and Mrs. Guy D. Bland of Jacksonville, Georgia, announce the upcoming wedding of their daughter, Traci Lyn Bland, to Rand Michael Merchant, son of ...

February 26, 2017 | | Weddings


Attaway — Robertson

Mr. and Mrs. Steven L. Attaway of Effingham County announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Brooke Attaway of Brooklet, to Joseph Hunter Robertson, son ...

February 26, 2017 | | Weddings


Lawson — Faglier

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Lawson announce the engagement of their daughter, Caitlin Margaret Lawson, to Michael Ray Faglier, son of Mr. and Mrs. Keith Faglier ...

February 26, 2017 | | Weddings


Davis achieves highest rank in Boy Scouts

Only a ninth grader at Southeast Bulloch High School, Drew Davis earned the rank of Eagle Scout last quarter and held his Eagle Court of ...

February 26, 2017 | By Julie Lavender | Life




In Trump's speech to Congress, will decorum hold?

WASHINGTON (AP) - A presidential speech to Congress is one of those all-American moments that ooze ritual and decorum.

February 25, 2017 | By NANCY BENAC and JILL COLVIN Associated Press | Associated Press


Georgia lawmaker proposes 'noncitizen' licenses

ATLANTA - Georgia driver's licenses for immigrants with permission to be in the U.S. would be stamped with the word "noncitizen" under legislation introduced ...

February 25, 2017 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Benefit set for Saturday

A family-friendly fundraiser and benefit will use a bovine to play a rather unusual game – "Cow Patty Bingo."

February 25, 2017 | | Local




Dogs bite off Eagles

Georgia Southern jumped out to an early lead against Georgia Friday night, but the bats quickly cooled off as the Bulldogs controlled the later portion ...

February 24, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


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