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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


New lanes of bypass to open Thursday

Local drivers will have to wait one more day before trying out the newly constructed lanes of the Statesboro bypass.

August 27, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Local briefs - Kiwanis Fair parade, DA group president

Applications for fair parade being accepted

August 27, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Local


Dalai Lama visits Buddhist institute, pagoda

EVRY, France - The Dalai Lama skirted controversy over Tibet at the start of his 12-day trip to France on Tuesday, blessing a Buddhist institute and a temple, and offering a message of goodwill to China as the host of the Olympic Games.

August 27, 2008 | By ANGELA DOLAND Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


More than ’Shaft’: Hayes was goldmine of influence

With its riveting orchestration, definitive guitar play and signature sensual baritone vocals, Isaac Hayes' theme song for the 1971 movie ''Shaft'' not only became one of pop music's iconic songs, but also the defining work of Hayes' career.

August 26, 2008 | By NEKESA MUMBI MOODY AP Music Writer | National


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Feb. 24 - Mrs. Lucille Weathersbee Harbeson, age 76, died on Wednesday, February 22, 2017, at the Og

Mrs. Lucille Weathersbee Harbeson

February 23, 2017 | | Obituaries


Revamped lineup gives Braves plenty of hope heading into '17

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - After two dismal seasons, there's hope for the Atlanta Braves.

February 23, 2017 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Return to triumph, tragedy

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Dale Earnhardt Jr. traded in his T-shirt, jeans and sneakers for a head-to-toe pilot uniform, climbed up the portable stairs and ...

February 23, 2017 | By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Eagles fall to conference-leading Lady Trojans

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - The Georgia Southern women's basketball team (11-13, 7-6 SBC) fell to the top-seeded Little Rock Trojans (20-7, 14-1 SBC) inside of ...

February 23, 2017 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports


Devra Walker passes

Longtime Statesboro businesswoman Devra Walker died Thursday in Savannah, following a brief illness, according to Tracy Joiner, co-owner of Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home and Crematory. Joiner ...

February 23, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Lady Blue Devils fall in second round of state

As the cliche goes, all good things must come to an end.

February 23, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Cedar Shoals ousts Statesboro from state playoffs

In the moment of a loss, it's hard to step back and see what all Statesboro boys' basketball has accomplished this season.

February 23, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Outdoor Life: Good ideas are hard to find

Not too long ago I cooked up what might be termed as either a dazzling idea or a hair-brained scheme depending on your point of ...

February 23, 2017 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports




7 Earth-size worlds found orbiting star

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - For the first time, astronomers have discovered seven Earth-size planets orbiting a single nearby star - and these new worlds could hold life.

February 22, 2017 | By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer | Associated Press


‘Cat’ coming to Averitt Center

Co-directors Mical Whitaker and Melinda Roell will bring Tennessee Williams' Pulitzer Prize-winning drama "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" to the Emma Kelly Theater this ...

February 22, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


The Dream ...

I was 32 with a newborn child and had just received my cancer diagnosis.

February 22, 2017 | | Locally Owned




Jackets sting Eagles

In previous seasons, Georgia Southern has found some success in sending freshman pitcher straight into the fire to make their first start against Georgia Tech ...

February 21, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Deshaun Watson lands another award as NFL draft looms

FORT WORTH, Texas - Deshaun Watson is trying to approach everything leading to the NFL draft as having fun and enjoying the process while preparing for ...

February 21, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


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