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Sri Lankan jets destroy rebel hideout, capture ground after cease-fire ends

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - Sri Lanka's military said air force jets destroyed a hideout used by senior Tamil Tiger rebels Thursday and soldiers captured a strategic stretch of road in a battle that left nine insurgents dead.

February 01, 2008 | By KRISHAN FRANCIS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

New species of palm tree that flowers itself to death discovered in Madagascar

ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar - A self-destructing palm tree that flowers once every 100 years and then dies has been discovered on the Indian Ocean island of Madagascar, botanists said Thursday.

February 01, 2008 | By JONNY HOGG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Trying to soothe feelings in Europe, Gates praises NATO’s ’powerful role’ in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Thursday that sending Marines to Afghanistan will keep pressure on the Taliban and doesn't ''reflect dissatisfaction'' with NATO countries' performance.

February 01, 2008 | By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press Writer | Washington

Bridge 1/17

John Hope Franklin, a professor of history at Duke University, said, "We must get beyond textbooks, go out into the bypaths ... and tell the world the glories of our journey."

February 01, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break

Senior general sees increase in Iraqi security forces, but years before they can take over

WASHINGTON - A senior military commander told a House panel on Thursday that Iraq's security forces are on track to add another 80,000 personnel by the end of the year, but it's a long way from becoming self-sufficient.

February 01, 2008 | By ANNE FLAHERTY Associated Press Writer | Washington

AP Interview: Chertoff: New rules will mean longer lines at first; critics must ‘‘grow up’’

WASHINGTON - Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said Thursday that new border crossing rules to take effect this month will mean longer lines for those entering the United States, but he said it was necessary to prevent another Sept. 11-style attack. Critics of the effort need to ''grow up,'' he told The Associated Press in an interview.

February 01, 2008 | By DEVLIN BARRETT and EILEEN SULLIVAN<B> Associated Press Writer | Washington

Bush and Bernanke back package to stimulate weakening economy

WASHINGTON - President Bush and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke on Thursday embraced calls for an economic stimulus package to avert recession. Bernanke said such a plan should be aimed at quickly getting cash into the hands of people, especially those with low and moderate incomes.

February 01, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | Washington

Police Report - January 18

(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.)

February 01, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report

Bush says UN peacekeeping mission unfolding too slowly in Sudan

WASHINGTON - President Bush said Thursday that the U.N. peacekeeping mission is moving too slowly in Sudan's Darfur region, where more than 200,000 people have been killed in a conflict the president has labeled genocide.

February 01, 2008 | By DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press Writer | Washington

Coal producer Massey Energy agrees to $20 million fine for polluting waterways

WASHINGTON - The country's fourth-largest coal producer, Massey Energy Co., will pay a $20 million fine as part of a settlement with the government over allegations it routinely polluted hundreds of streams and waterways in West Virginia and Kentucky with sediment-filled waste water and coal slurry.

February 01, 2008 | By H. JOSEF HEBERT Associated Press Writer | Washington

Report: U.S. abortions decline to lowest level since 1974

NEW YORK - The number of abortions in the United States dropped to 1.2 million in 2005, the lowest level since 1974 and down 25 percent from the all-time high of 1.6 million in 1990, according to report issued Thursday.

February 01, 2008 | By DAVID CRARY AP National Writer | National

Giuliani pins his hopes for GOP nomination on a victory in Florida

NEW YORK - Republican Rudy Giuliani challenged political convention in shrugging off early primaries while staking his presidential candidacy on delegate-rich, later-voting states, a strategy that could be a colossal failure or a masterful calculation.

February 01, 2008 | By SARA KUGLER Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008

Clinton accusing Obama of $1 trillion tax increase for plan she also would consider

HENDERSON, Nev. - Hillary Rodham Clinton is accusing rival Barack Obama of proposing a $1 trillion tax increase with a plan to require high income earners to pay more Social Security taxes.

February 01, 2008 | By NEDRA PICKLER Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008

Eagles cruise past Phoenix

ELON, N.C. - Georgia Southern senior Anthony Marshall led all scorers with a career-high 17 points to guide the Eagles to a 67-57 victory over Elon Thursday at Alumni Gym.

February 01, 2008 | GEORGIA SOUTHRN AMR | Georgia Southern

Investigators say they may have recovered weapon used to kill 20-year-old pregnant Marine

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. - Authorities investigating the death of a 20-year-old pregnant Marine said Thursday they may have recovered the weapon used to kill her.

February 01, 2008 | The Associated Press | 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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