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Gates and Australians play down friction over Canberra’s decision to pull troops out of Iraq

CANBERRA, Australia - Defense Secretary Robert Gates and the Australian defense minister are playing down the potential for friction between the two allies over the new Australian government's pledge to withdraw combat troops from Iraq.

March 08, 2008 | By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

After six years in captivity, fame handicaps French-Colombian hostage Betancourt

BOGOTA, Colombia - Through public spectacle and private diplomacy, the French government and the family of Ingrid Betancourt have succeeded in drawing the world's attention to her lengthy captivity in the Colombian jungle. But many in Colombia say such fame may work against her hopes of freedom.

March 08, 2008 | By TOBY MUSE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Driver of van that hit Minn. school bus charged with homicide in crash that killed 4 children

MINNEAPOLIS - The driver of a van that hit a school bus in a crash that killed four children was charged Friday with four counts of criminal vehicular homicide and two lesser charges, authorities said.

March 08, 2008 | By ELIZABETH DUNBAR Associated Press Writer | National

Hope sparked by Obama candidacy mixes with lingering worries about his safety

NEW YORK - For many black Americans, it's a conversation they find hard to avoid, revisiting old fears in the light of bright new hopes.

March 08, 2008 | By DAVID CRARY AP National Writer | Campaign 2008

Serb protesters attack UN police in restive northern Kosovo

KOSOVSKA MITROVICA, Kosovo - Serbs protesting Kosovo's independence for a fifth straight day Friday attacked U.N. police guarding a key bridge in northern Kosovo with stones, glass bottles and firecrackers.

March 08, 2008 | By DUSAN STOJANOVIC Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Fidel Castro says he’s relieved to be stepping down as Cuba’s president

HAVANA - Fidel Castro said Friday that he's relieved to be stepping down as Cuba's president, complaining that the process of selecting Cuba's next government ''had left me exhausted.''

March 08, 2008 | By WILL WEISSERT Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr announces another 6-month cease-fire for his militia

BAGHDAD - Anti-U.S. cleric Muqtada al-Sadr announced Friday that he has extended a cease-fire order to his Shiite militia for another six months, giving Iraq a chance to continue its fragile recovery from brutal sectarian violence.

March 08, 2008 | By KIM GAMEL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Turkey launches ground incursion into Iraq, escalating conflict with Kurd rebels

ISTANBUL, Turkey - Turkish troops launched a ground incursion across the border into Iraq in pursuit of separatist Kurdish rebels, the military said Friday - a move that dramatically escalates Turkey's conflict with the militants.

March 08, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Storm snarls parts of Northeast, with up to a foot of snow forecast; NYC coated in white

NEW YORK - A winter storm blanketed much of the Northeast on Friday, delaying flights at the region's major airports and causing havoc during the morning commute.

March 08, 2008 | By CLARE TRAPASSO Associated Press Writer | National

Death of former suburban Chicago police officer’s 3rd wife is ruled homicide by drowning

CHICAGO - Amid the search for a former police officer's fourth wife, an autopsy on the exhumed body of the man's third wife found what her relatives have long suspected - her death was no accident.

March 08, 2008 | By F.N. D’ALESSIO Associated Press Writer | National

Georgia Southern baseball postponed

Georgia Southern's season-opening baseball game against Boston College, set for Friday night at 7 p.m. has been postponed due to rain.

March 08, 2008 | Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern

Local Roundup: SEB blanks East Laurens

The Southeast Bulloch boys soccer team traveled to Dublin Thursday night to take on the East Laurens Falcons in winter monsoon conditions.

March 08, 2008 | From staff and wire reports | Sports

Man faces sentencing in Calif. investment scam targeting seniors that netted more than $190M

LA HABRA, Calif. - William Miller dreamed of traveling to Italy with his wife and fixing up their modest house with the money he saved while working for 36 years for Chevron Corp.

March 08, 2008 | By GREG RISLING Associated Press Writer | National

Soybean farmers face choice: Refine for food or fuel? Biodiesel sales small but growing

BISMARCK, N.D. - One oilseed crushing plant in eastern North Dakota is switching from soybeans to canola. A few miles away, farmers are banking on a bright future with beans, with plans for a crushing plant of their own.

March 08, 2008 | By BLAKE NICHOLSON Associated Press Writer | National

Plate Parity? Ga. House votes to crack down on Fla. vanity plates

ATLANTA - The football rivalry between Georgia and Florida spilled over to the statehouse Thursday as House members piled on to tackle vanity plates promoting Georgia's longtime football nemesis.

March 07, 2008 | By GREG BLUESTEIN Associated Press Writer | National

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SEB takes long way into state playoffs

After a thrilling 8-4 come-from-behind victory over Toombs in the 1-AAA region playoffs Tuesday, the Lady Yellow Jackets had revenge on the mind against a ...

October 06, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN | Prep Sports 360

Georgia Tech mired in 3-game slide

ATLANTA (AP) - Not so long ago, Georgia Tech was being touted as one of the top teams in the Atlantic Coast Conference and maybe even ...

October 06, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Georgia Tech

Richt understands criticism from fans

ATHENS, Ga. - Mark Richt has heard criticism from Georgia fans impatient for a championship and especially tired of losing to Alabama.

October 06, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | UGA

Traffic stop ends in meth arrests

A traffic stop on a reckless vehicle Monday ended in two drug arrests and the seizure of over $11,000 cash.

October 06, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

VA Medical Center to hold public forum Wednesday at Legion Hall

The Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center will hold a combination Veterans Information Fair and Town Hall Meeting Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the American ...

October 05, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

Portal pummels Claxton, SHS falls short in loss

Bulloch Academy, Portal and Southeast Bulloch all notched a victory in the win column last Friday. The Gators, who suffered their first loss of the ...

October 05, 2015 | HORACE HOLLOMAN | Prep Sports 360

'Fire hose' of moisture slams South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. - People across South Carolina got an object lesson Monday in how you can dodge a hurricane and still get hammered.

October 05, 2015 | By SEANNA ADCOX and JEFFREY COLLINS Associated Press | Associated Press

Mass shootings grab headlines, but others go under radar

The numbers jump off the page: Nine dead on an Oregon college campus, 12 in a theater in Aurora, Colorado. Thirteen soldiers and civilians at ...

October 05, 2015 | By RIK STEVENS Associated Press | Associated Press

Gay Dailey joins Bulloch First as VP of operations

Bulloch First, a division of the Citizens Bank of Swainsboro, announces that Gay Dailey has joined the team of bankers in Statesboro.

October 05, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Business

Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Air Evac moving to Kiwanis fairgrounds

The Kiwanis fairgrounds is getting a new permanent resident that will certainly get some attention. Our local Air Evac Lifeteam emergency helicopter flight service is ...

October 05, 2015 | By DeWAYNE GRICE Herald Writer | Local

Local Scout earns Eagle rank

James Nash Welch, a ninth-grader at Statesboro High School, recently received the highest and most coveted award in Scouting. Welch earned the Eagle Scout rank ...

October 05, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local

Dancing with the Statesboro Stars 2015

Once again, the annual Dancing with the Statesboro Stars fundraiser for Safe Haven of Statesboro packed the Georgia Southern University Performing Arts Center on Thursday ...

October 04, 2015 | Staff members | Local

Kathy Bradley: Let down by the moon, surprised by stars

I missed the eclipse. Through no fault of my own, I would hasten to point out. My view of the moon being covered by the ...

October 04, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials

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