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Local Roundup: Gators complete comeback over MDS

Bulloch Academy scored fives runs in the bottom of the sixth, completing a 7-5 comeback win over Memorial Day School Tuesday.

April 25, 2007 | From staff reports | Sports


Father of Anna Nicole Smith's daughter revealed

NASSAU, Bahamas - DNA tests show Anna Nicole Smith's former boyfriend Larry Birkhead is the father of her baby, and he emerged from a court hearing Tuesday to proclaim that his daughter would soon be home.

April 25, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


Gasoline prices surge easing, government says.

WASHINGTON - For two straight summers, motorists have seen gasoline prices soar past the $3-a-gallon mark nationwide.

April 25, 2007 | By H. JOSEF HEBERT Associated Press Writer | Nation


AP IMPACT: New spy chief weighs changes to decades-old surveillance, intelligence powers

WASHINGTON - President Bush's spy chief is pushing to expand the government's surveillance authority at the same time the administration is under attack for stretching its domestic eavesdropping powers.

April 25, 2007 | By KATHERINE SHRADER Associated Press Writer | Nation


30 arrested for illegal poker game in Roswell

ROSWELL, Ga. - Police have arrested 27 people in a gambling raid.

April 25, 2007 | The Associated Press | Local


Family claims wide-awake surgery led to minister’s suicide

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - In the two weeks before he committed suicide, Sherman Sizemore thought people were trying to bury him alive.

April 25, 2007 | By TOM BREEN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Bridge 4/11

Evan Esar, in his Comic Dictionary, wrote, "Statistics: The only science that enables different experts using the same figures to draw different conclusions."

April 25, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Giant yellow diamond goes public at Smithsonian

WASHINGTON - Light flashes across the 82 facets of the Tiffany Diamond, highlighting the brilliance of the giant gem at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History.

April 25, 2007 | By RANDOLPH E. SCHMID Associated Press Writer | Nation


AP Interview: Cuomo says student loan corruption widespread as school officials take leave

ALBANY, N.Y. - Cozy arrangements between colleges and the companies that lend their students billions of dollars are far more widespread than anticipated, New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo told The Associated Press Tuesday, just as two more college financial aid officers were suspended amid a probe into the $85 billion industry.

April 25, 2007 | By MARK JOHNSON Associated Press Writer | Nation


Democrats escalate fight over fired prosecutors by seeking more documents

WASHINGTON - Democrats subpoenaed Attorney General Alberto Gonzales for more documents Tuesday, escalating their fight with the Bush administration over the firings of eight U.S. attorneys.

April 25, 2007 | By LAURIE KELLMAN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Embryonic stem cell research bill is assured of Senate passage, but doomed by veto threat

WASHINGTON - Senate supporters of embryonic stem cell research refused to take another no for an answer Tuesday, advancing politically popular legislation that is assured of passage, yet doomed for the second straight year to a veto that Congress cannot override.

April 25, 2007 | By DAVID ESPO AP Special Correspondent | Nation


Athlete of the Week: Eisenhart sparks SHS offense

The Statesboro boys soccer team has had an inexplicable time scoring goals this season. So as regular season's around the area end and region tournaments begins, leave it up to Statesboro's Thomas Eisenhart to spark the Blue Devils' offense.

April 25, 2007 | From staff reports | Sports


Congress’ approval hits high point in a year — 40 percent — as Democrats challenge Bush

WASHINGTON - Public approval for Congress is at its highest level in a year as Democrats mark 100 days in power and step up their confrontation with President Bush over his handling of the Iraq War, the issue that overshadows all others.

April 24, 2007 | By DAVID ESPO Associated Press Writer | Nation


Under heavy criticism, Britain’s government backtracks on letting freed sailors talk for pay

LONDON - Britain's government beat a hasty retreat Monday under withering criticism for allowing sailors and marines to be paid large sums for their stories about captivity in Iran.

April 24, 2007 | By ROBERT BARR Associated Press Writer | Nation


Louisiana is the last state standing on legal cockfighting circuit

BREAUX BRIDGE, La. - Spectators shake their fists, scream out wagers and cheer on their roosters, the air swirling with cigarette smoke and chicken feathers.

April 24, 2007 | By DOUG SIMPSON Associated Press Writer | Nation


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5 things to know about Georgia's runoff election

Voters across Georgia will decide 21 primary runoff races during balloting Tuesday, including a high-profile Republican Senate contest between U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston and businessman David Perdue. Here are five things to know about Tuesday's election.

July 21, 2014 | By RAY HENRY and RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Rebels release train with bodies from downed Malaysian jet

HRABOVE, Ukraine - Bowing to international pressure Monday, pro-Moscow separatists released a train packed with bodies and handed over the black boxes from the downed Malaysia Airlines plane, four days after it plunged into rebel-held eastern Ukraine.

July 21, 2014 | By NICOLAS GARRIGA and NICOLAE DUMITRACHE Associated Press | World


Georgia NAACP announces Freedom Summer Fellowship Program

The Georgia State Conference of the NAACP recently announced its 2014 Freedom Summer Fellows, including one based at Georgia Southern University.

July 21, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - New 'Mugs and Movies' is very impressive

Over the past couple of months, Carmike Cinema 12 in Statesboro has undergone extensive exterior and interior renovations. If you have been over that way, you have noticed the repainted exterior of the building. Inside, you will also see fresh paint, wallpaper and bathroom renovations.

July 21, 2014 | | Local


GBI seeks suspects in Brooklet armed robbery

An armed robbery in Brooklet Sunday night has been turned over to agents from the Statesboro office of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

July 21, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Sterling needs to sell Clippers to pay his debts

LOS ANGELES - The chief financial officer of Donald Sterling's properties said Monday that the billionaire may be forced to sell a large portion of his real estate empire to cover $500 million in loans if he persists in refusing to sell the Los Angeles Clippers for $2 billion.

July 21, 2014 | By LINDA DEUTSCH AP Special Correspondent | Sports


FSU, Miami picked to win ACC divisions

GREENSBORO, N.C. - Defending national champion Florida State and Miami are the favorites to win their Atlantic Coast Conference divisions.

July 21, 2014 | By JOEDY McCREARY AP Sports Writer | Sports


In the Pits: RTA aiming to close disconnect

There is no clearer example of the disconnect between NASCAR and its teams then the fight earlier this year over the procedures to cool cars down during qualifying.

July 21, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR - AP


Return of Rory

HOYLAKE, England - The celebration began long before Rory McIlroy had a chance to drink out of the claret jug.

July 21, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Rocky Ford woman dies in wreck

A Rocky Ford woman was killed Sunday when she lost control of her vehicle on Georgia Highway 17.

July 21, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Dutch anger swells at treatment of Ukraine bodies

THE HAGUE, Netherlands - It is no longer only grief and mourning sweeping across the Netherlands in the aftermath of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. It is now anger.

July 21, 2014 | By MIKE CORDER Associated Press | World


Florida town stunned by news of police KKK ties

FRUITLAND PARK, Fla. - Ann Hunnewell and her central Florida police officer husband knelt in the living room of a fellow officer's home, with pillow cases as makeshift hoods over their heads. A few words were spoken and they, along with a half-dozen others, were initiated into the local chapter of the Ku Klux Klan, she says.

July 21, 2014 | By MIKE SCHNEIDER Associated Press | Nation


Sittle-Franklin

Mr. Brett McCorkle and Ms. Susan McCorkle of Hinesville announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Suzanne Sittle, to Jason Robert Franklin, son of Robert and Connie Franklin of Metter.

July 20, 2014 | | Weddings


Perdue Anniversary

David and Ann Perdue of Statesboro, Georgia, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on July 11, 2014, and enjoyed visiting with family and friends over the weekend in Augusta. Mr. and Mrs. Perdue were married on July 11, 1964, at the First Advent Christian Church in Augusta. They lived in Augusta before moving to Statesboro, where they have become lifelong residents. David and Ann have three sons: David E. Perdue, Andy Elmer Perdue and Lee A. Perdue and his wife, Susan. The couple has been blessed with a precious granddaughter, Ginger.

July 20, 2014 | | Weddings


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