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Hamas breaks Gaza school strike led by rival Fatah

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - The ruling Hamas movement replaced hundreds of striking teachers with its own supporters Wednesday, purging Gaza's schools of political rivals and deepening its control of this coastal territory.

September 11, 2008 | By IBRAHIM BARZAK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Soros behind Mass. effort to decriminalize pot

BOSTON - A measure that would decriminalize minor marijuana-possession cases is on the ballot in Massachusetts largely because of one man: billionaire financier and liberal activist George Soros.

September 11, 2008 | By STEVE LeBLANC Associated Press Writer | National


Bridge 8/28

What do you think about squeeze plays? Impossible? For experts only?

September 11, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Astrograph 8/28

The year ahead will provide many fresh and substantial avenues for applying some valuable lessons you're learned in the past. These new contributions to your affairs will make all the difference and help achieve your goals.

September 11, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 8/28

DEAR DR. GOTT: I read your column about a person who seems to have the same progressive disorder of the spinal discs that I have. I have enclosed the doctor's report of my MRI.

September 11, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Hijackers of Darfur plane surrender in Libya

TRIPOLI, Libya - Two hijackers who commandeered a jetliner from Sudan's Darfur region and diverted it to a remote desert airstrip in southern Libya surrendered and freed all hostages Wednesday after a daylong standoff, officials said.

September 11, 2008 | By KHALED EL-DEEB Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Professor’s body found in burned Idaho home

BOISE, Idaho - The air was still thick with the smell of smoke when fire crews allowed Christopher Lee and his wife to return to their charred neighborhood and collect their belongings - or what was left of them.

September 11, 2008 | By JESSIE L. BONNER Associated Press Writer | National


Mangum-Lawson

Mr. and Mrs. Russell T. Mangum of Augusta announce the engagement of their daughter, Jenna Leigh of Augusta, to James Farris "Jimbo" Lawson Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy F. Lawson of Leesburg, Ga.

September 11, 2008 | | Wedding Planner


Oswald-Brown

Mr. and Mrs. E.J. "Buster" and Barbara Brown of Statesboro announce the engagement of their son, John Matthew Brown of Statesboro, to Courtney Marie Oswald, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael and Paula Horn.

September 11, 2008 | | Wedding Planner


Bartley-Tanner

Brittany Leigh Bartley of LaGrange, Ga., became the bride of Steven Earle Tanner of Statesboro on June 28, 2008, during a 7:30 p.m. ceremony held at Oakhurst in Pine Mountain, Ga. Stewart Moody officiated.

September 11, 2008 | | Wedding Planner


Nervous Gulf Coast watches brewing Gustav

NEW ORLEANS - On the cusp of Hurricane Katrina's third anniversary, nervous Gulf Coast residents watched Wednesday as a storm threatened to strengthen and crash ashore, testing everything the city has rebuilt.

September 11, 2008 | By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN and TAMARA LUSH Associated Press Writer | National


Arctic sea ice drops to 2nd lowest level on record

WASHINGTON - More ominous signs Wednesday have scientists saying that a global warming ''tipping point'' in the Arctic is happening before their eyes: Sea ice in the Arctic Ocean has melted to its second lowest level since satellite observations began.

September 11, 2008 | By SETH BORENSTEIN and DAN JOLING Associated Press Writer | Washington


Nebraska city council votes to evict aging horse

HICKMAN, Neb. - This one-horse town is looking like becoming a no-horse town.

September 11, 2008 | By NATE JENKINS Associated Press Writer | National


Combat flares in 3rd area of Pakistan border belt

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Pakistani troops drove off a Taliban attack on a fort and pounded another band of militants holed up in a health center, officials said Wednesday as fighting spread to a third area of the tribal belt along the Afghan border.

September 11, 2008 | By STEPHEN GRAHAM Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bulloch History by Roger Allen

Bulloch County and the City of Statesboro fell prey to almost every major disease that ravaged the rest of America during the 1800's., including "yellow fever," "Smallpox" and Influenza."

September 11, 2008 | By ROGER ALLEN | Lifestyles Columnists


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Huge tax bill heads for passage

WASHINGTON - After weeks of quarrels, qualms and then eleventh-hour horse-trading, Republicans revealed their huge national tax rewrite late Friday - along with announcements of support that ...

December 15, 2017 | By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER and MARCY GORDON Associated Press | Associated Press


Operation Safe Disposal receiving gift boxes

The city of Statesboro, joined this year by the Keep Statesboro Bulloch Beautiful program, has now opened collection stations for the annual holiday season Operation ...

December 15, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


SEB teacher deploys with Air National Guard

While students and teachers headed home Friday for Christmas break, one teacher's holiday travel plans are quite different.

December 15, 2017 | By HAYLEY GREENE Special to the Herald | Local


Baptist pastor felt ‘calling’ at age 16

His calm, humble, gentle nature is just what's needed for the various hats he wears. No matter which role he's filling at any ...

December 15, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Our View: Georgia Southern needed stronger advocates in consolidation process

After Georgia Southern was founded in 1906 as the First District A&M School, it took on the name of Georgia Teachers College in 1939 ...

December 15, 2017 | | Local




HIV growing fastest in South

The numbers tell an alarming story: how the South is the U.S. epicenter of the HIV epidemic.

December 14, 2017 | BY ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local




Goodell, Jerry Jones moving on with new contract in place

IRVING, Texas - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell twice turned to Jerry Jones when asked about his relationship with the powerful Dallas Cowboys owner who tried to ...

December 13, 2017 | By SCHUYLER DIXON AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


UGA sees third player arrested in last two weeks

ATHENS, Ga. - A Georgia freshman is facing a felony forgery charge over allegations of passing a counterfeit $100 bill last summer, the third player to ...

December 13, 2017 | The Associated Press | UGA


Bob DeBesse named new offensive coordinator

December 13, 2017 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports


Falcons' Beasley still searching for more sacks

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Vic Beasley says he feels fine, that he's fully healthy and ready to ignite the Atlanta Falcons' pass rush.

December 13, 2017 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Former Atlanta Falcons, Texas great Tommy Nobis dies at 74

ATLANTA - Tommy Nobis, the first player drafted by the expansion Atlanta Falcons and a hard-hitting middle linebacker who was never fully recognized for his talents ...

December 13, 2017 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


PeachCare funds could dry up in weeks without a new deal in D.C.

Georgia could run out of federal funding for its PeachCare for Kids program as early as next month, state officials say.

December 13, 2017 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


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