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Bobby Smith to lead 2008 A Day for Southern campaign

Georgia Southern University alumnus W.R. "Bobby" Smith has returned to Georgia Southern University several times, and this year he's coming back again. This time he will serve as the community chair of the university's 35th edition of A Day for Southern, scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 9.

September 08, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Poole ready to shoulder the load for BA

Whether in the weight room, on the football field or in the classroom, Bulloch Academy senior David Poole goes above and beyond.

September 08, 2008 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Sports


Gators have big holes to fill

Bulloch Academy amassed 3,468 total yards and scored 314 points last football season en route to an 8-3 record.

September 08, 2008 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Sports


New Orleans repeating deadly levee mistakes

NEW ORLEANS - Signs are emerging that history is repeating itself in the Big Easy, still healing from Katrina: People have forgotten a lesson from four decades ago and believe once again that the federal government is constructing a levee system they can prosper behind.

September 07, 2008 | By CAIN BURDEAU Associated Press Writer | National


Fans, Eaglets come out to meet favorites

Rain showers did not damper the fans' enthusiasm for the upcoming 2008 Georgia Southern football season. Saturday morning at Paulson Stadium 174 children signed up to participate in the second annual Little Eagles Camp.

September 07, 2008 | Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern


Obama introduces running mate Biden

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Barack Obama introduced Sen. Joe Biden of Delaware on Saturday as ''a leader ready to step in and be president,'' and the newly named running mate quickly converted his debut on the Democratic ticket into a slashing attack on Republican John McCain.

September 07, 2008 | By BETH FOUHY and CHRISTOPHER WILLS Associated Press Writers | Campaign 2008


Driver hits grizzly crossing Anchorage street

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - One moment Howard Hawkins Jr. was driving to get an early morning cup of coffee and the next he hit a large grizzly bear running at a full gallop across one of Anchorage's busiest streets.

September 07, 2008 | By MARY PEMBERTON Associated Press Writer | National


Survivor says wing dipped sharply before crash

MADRID, Spain - The airliner that crashed this week in Madrid had just barely got airborne and its right wing dipped sharply before the plane started wobbling and went down, one of the few survivors of the disaster said Saturday.

September 07, 2008 | By DANIEL WOOLLS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Police Report - August 24

Note: All information included in this report is taken from law enforcement incident reports and arrest records, which are public records and available for review at any and all local law enforcement agencies. Not every arrest leads to a conviction. Guilt or innocence is determined by the court system.

September 07, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Lady Eagles win opener

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. - The Georgia Southern women's soccer team opened the season with a 2-0 victory over Gardner-Webb Saturday.

September 07, 2008 | From staff and wire reports | Sports


Russia aims to keep control of Georgian port city

POTI, Georgi - Thousands of Georgians demanded that Russian troops leave the outskirts of this strategic Black Sea port on Saturday and took to the streets in protest, while a top Russian general said his country's forces would keep patrolling the area.

September 07, 2008 | By BELA SZANDELSZKY Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Small plane crash near Moab, Utah, kills 10

MOAB, Utah - A small plane crashed and burned shortly after takeoff, killing everyone on board, including the pilot and nine people who had spent the day working at a skin cancer clinic in remote community.

September 07, 2008 | By PAUL FOY Associated Press Writer | National


BACK TO SCHOOL: Schools separate ninth-graders

SAN ANTONIO - Ninth grade, often the first year of high school, is a critical time when many students sink or swim while coping with new academic responsibilities and learning the oh-so-important social hierarchy.

September 07, 2008 | By ELIZABETH WHITE Associated Press Writer | National


Brooklyn commemorates battle America lost

NEW YORK - It was the dog days of August when the British launched a massive attack to smash the rebellion spreading through the colonies. Landing from ships on the Brooklyn shore, 15,000 redcoats and Hessian mercenaries outflanked and then routed Gen. George Washington's amateur army in what would be the biggest battle of the American Revolution.

September 07, 2008 | By RICHARD PYLE Associated Press Writer | National


Man, pregnant girlfriend charged in Md. standoff

BALTIMORE - A man who held police at bay during a two-day Maryland motel standoff and his pregnant girlfriend, who claimed to be his hostage, both face charges, state police said Saturday.

September 07, 2008 | By CHRISSIE THOMPSON Associated Press Writer | National


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Tens of millions of dollars in government funding for Georgia health care faces a dangerous deadline in less than two weeks.

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Hurricane Maria grew into an extremely dangerous Category 4 storm Monday as it barreled toward a potentially devastating collision with islands ...

September 19, 2017 | By DANICA COTO Associated Press | Associated Press




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