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Manufacturers struggle to overcome rising prices

NEW YORK - Each week, Ira Cooper opens a letter from another supplier with the same message as the last: We're raising our prices, effective immediately. We can't tell you how long the new prices will last.

July 16, 2008 | By ELLEN SIMON AP Business Writer | National

Claxton to perform in Washington's Fourth of July parade

The nation's annual Independence Celebration held in Washington, D.C., is quite an event. Every Fourth of July, a parade heads down Constitution Avenue from 7th to 17th Street, and the 2008 celebration has a local participant: the Claxton High School band.

July 16, 2008 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local

6 states to design own plans for fixing schools

WASHINGTON - Six states are getting the OK to write their own prescriptions for ailing schools under the Bush administration's signature education law.

July 16, 2008 | By NANCY ZUCKERBROD AP Education Writer | Washington

Construction spending drops 0.4 percent in May

WASHINGTON - Construction spending fell in May for the 11th time in the past year as a continuing slump in housing offset strength in nonresidential building.

July 16, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Washington

CNN producer Chanda Taylor dies of brain cancer

ATLANTA - Chanda Taylor, a television producer who worked at CNN and WSB-TV in Atlanta, has died after a battle with brain cancer.

July 15, 2008 | The Associated Press | National

Fla. board OKs talks for US Sugar, Everglades deal

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - A historic conservation deal for Florida to acquire some 300 square miles of land for Everglades restoration moved forward Monday when water managers approved a negotiation process for the potential $1.75 billion purchase.

July 15, 2008 | By BRIAN SKOLOFF Associated Press Writer | National

UN: US aid arrives in NKorea; food shortages loom

SEOUL, South Korea - Thousands of tons of food from the U.S. has started flowing into North Korea, the U.N. food agency said Monday, as aid groups warned that the impoverished nation faces food shortages not seen since 2001.

July 15, 2008 | By BURT HERMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Helicopter collision in northern Arizona kills 6

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - A helicopter ferrying a patient with a medical emergency from the Grand Canyon collided into another chopper carrying a patient near a northern Arizona hospital, leaving six people dead and critically injuring a nurse.

July 15, 2008 | By AMANDA LEE MYERS Associated Press Writer | National

Maher and Shandling honor George Carlin at service

LOS ANGELES - He was the comedian who actually said the seven words you can never say on television, but close friends and family members remembered George Carlin as a man who, when he was off stage, had only a kind word for everyone he met.

July 15, 2008 | By JOHN ROGERS Associated Press Writer | National

Bush administration delaying Medicare fee cut

WASHINGTON - The Bush administration said Monday it will delay paying doctors for treating Medicare patients in early July to give Congress more time to block a scheduled 10.6 percent fee cut.

July 15, 2008 | By JIM ABRAMS Associated Press Writer | Washington

Bush signs $162 billion war spending bill

WASHINGTON - President Bush on Monday signed legislation to pay for the war operations in Iraq and Afghanistan for the rest of his presidency and beyond, hailing the $162 billion plan as a rare product of bipartisan cooperation.

July 15, 2008 | By BEN FELLER Associated Press Writer | Washington

Report details shooting death of NC student leader

RALEIGH, N.C. - The slain student body president at the University of North Carolina likely raised her right arm to protect herself from a single shotgun blast that tore through her hand before striking her in the head, according to an autopsy report released Monday.

July 15, 2008 | By ESTES THOMPSON Associated Press Writer | National

Sea turtle Dylan is released back into the wild

JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga. - A 150-pound sea turtle raised by humans returned to freedom on Monday after nine years of captivity, swimming away after the veterinarians who cared for her helped steer her toward the ocean.

July 15, 2008 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press Writer | National

AP-Yahoo News poll: 9 in 10 hit hard by gas prices

WASHINGTON - Four-dollar gasoline has stolen a beach vacation from Julie Jacobs' family, ''little small luxuries'' like exotic bath washes from Angela Crawford and dinners out from folks all over the country. Phil English has had to sell his beloved but fuel-guzzling red pickup.

July 15, 2008 | By ALAN FRAM Associated Press Writer | Washington

South African police report decrease in violent crime; government says numbers still too high

PRETORIA, South Africa - Crime rates in South Africa - among the highest in the world - are declining with fewer robberies, rapes and murders reported in the last year, police said Monday.

July 15, 2008 | By SABRINA SHANKMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

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Bulloch Academy looks to rebound in 1st round

Bulloch Academy's regular season didn't end quite the way they had hoped last Friday night, but they have a chance to play spoiler ...

October 28, 2016 | By RICHARD STUBBS | Prep Sports 360

SEB faces Beach with a playoff berth looming

BROOKLET - Southeast Bulloch's push for the state playoffs enters the home stretch as the Yellow Jackets have two more region games to determine if ...

October 28, 2016 | By LUKE MARTIN | Prep Sports 360

Statesboro falls to 0-9 and out of playoffs

GUYTON - The Statesboro Blue Devils season woes continued Thursday evening, dropping a 21-7 matchup against the South Effingham Mustangs.

October 28, 2016 | By BROOKS RYNDERS | Prep Sports 360

Southern smothered

Halloween is still a few days away, but Georgia Southern fans will be hard-pressed to find anything scarier than what they witnessed at Paulson Stadium ...

October 28, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports

Eagles falling apart midseason

That 3-0 start for Georgia Southern this season seems like a blip from the distant past.

October 28, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports

Georgia Southern's offense is not worth the money

Sports are an unorthodox system if economics - they defy all logical rules we know as the consumer.

October 28, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports

Millsap, Hardaway lead Hawks past Wizards 114-99

ATLANTA - Dwight Howard dominated the boards in his Atlanta debut, Paul Millsap scored 28 points and Tim Hardaway Jr. ignited the new-look Hawks to a ...

October 28, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

World Series returns to Wrigley for first time in 71 years

CHICAGO - Chicago Cubs slugger Kyle Schwarber was followed by cameras and cellphones. A couple of pitchers from the Cleveland Indians played hacky sack in the ...

October 28, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

Titans end home woes, roll to 36-22 victory over Jaguars

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Marcus Mariota threw for 270 yards and two touchdowns to end his home struggles and the Tennessee Titans had their highest point total ...

October 28, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

No. 25 Virginia Tech holds off Pitt in 39-36 win

PITTSBURGH - One of the nation's worst secondaries kept daring Virginia Tech quarterback Jerod Evans to throw. So he did. Over. And over. And over.

October 28, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

Jones won't use no-calls to make a statement

ATLANTA - Julio Jones knows his Falcons teammates are watching to see how he responds in every situation on the field.

October 28, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

Wildfires burning around South

BROOKSIDE, Ala. - Wildfires are charring hundreds of acres daily in the South as drought conditions worsen across the region, and the heavy, widespread rains that ...

October 27, 2016 | By JAY REEVES Associated Press | Local

Marching competition to showcase 24 bands

In its 40th year, the East Georgia Marching Band Festival and Championship at Statesboro High School has signed up 22 competitive bands – the most in ...

October 27, 2016 | From staff reports | Local

All eyes on Cristiano Ronaldo as scoring slump continues

MADRID - The Spanish league is off to a tight race atop the standings, with five teams separated by only three points. Yet, most of the ...

October 27, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

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