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Billionaire prominent in Georgian opposition dies in Britain after alleging murder plot

LONDON - The richest man in the former Soviet state of Georgia was found dead in his mansion near London less than two months after claiming he was the target of an assassination plot for helping lead a protest movement against his homeland's government.

February 28, 2008 | By D’ARCY DORAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Ga. lawmakers eye tobacco tax hike for first time in five years

ATLANTA - For the first time in five years, state lawmakers are looking at raising the tax on a pack of cigarettes by $1.

February 28, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Officials say 3 children killed in house fire in Sidney, Ohio, 5 others escape

SIDNEY, Ohio - A house fire killed three children and their bodies were buried inside when part of the structure collapsed into the basement, a fire official said Wednesday.

February 28, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Chertoff: Virtual fence on Southwest border will get government’s stamp of approval

WASHINGTON - The government plans to approve a 28-mile virtual fence along the U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said Wednesday.

February 28, 2008 | By EILEEN SULLIVAN Associated Press Writer | Washington


Bridge 2/14

Comedienne Jackie "Moms" Mabley said, "Love is like playing checkers. You have to know which man to move."

February 28, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Region tournament scores

LOUISVILLE - Screven County's girls (19-7) advanced to the quarterfinals of the Region 3-AA tournament with a 59-34 win over Metter on Wednesday.

February 28, 2008 | From staff reports | Sports


Snow and ice blankets Ohio Valley, closing schools and making roads hazardous

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Snow and ice spread across the Ohio Valley on Tuesday, closing schools, knocking out power for thousands of homes and businesses and collapsing a bakery roof.

February 27, 2008 | By WILL GRAVES Associated Press Writer | National


Bridge 2/12

In "Themes and Variations," Aldous Huxley wrote, "Most human beings have an almost infinite capacity for taking things for granted."

February 27, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


50 cars damaged, about 12 people hurt in pileup on foggy central California highway

FRESNO, Calif. - Fifty vehicles piled up in a chain-reaction accident in dense fog Tuesday, scattering mangled cars along a three-mile stretch of highway and injuring as many as a dozen people, the California Highway Patrol said.

February 27, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Not a toy: Fire officials seek ban on lighters that look like skateboards, phones and animals

DES MOINES, Iowa - The cartoonish plastic frog with bulging eyes could be a children's toy - but for the torch-like flame that bursts from the novelty lighter's head.

February 27, 2008 | By AMY LORENTZEN Associated Press Writer | National


Dear Abby 2/13

DEAR ABBY: When I recently moved to Ohio, I left behind a group of dear friends. One of them, "Cheryl," and I talk on the phone almost every night.

February 27, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Bridge 2/13

In his song "Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush," Steve Winwood included this line: "The race is on, I'm out to win, before I start I must begin."

February 27, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


BlackBerry service outage frustrates users once again; company says cause under investigation

SAN JOSE, Calif. - The company that makes the ubiquitous, addictive BlackBerry smart phones said Tuesday it was still looking into what caused the second widespread service disruption in less than a year.

February 27, 2008 | By JORDAN ROBERTSON AP Technology Writer | National


Dear Abby 2/12

DEAR READERS: In late October, I printed a letter from "Tab in Swansea, Ill.," who asked what I perceive to be the main problem in society today. I responded that, as my column reflects, there is more than one. Then I asked what you, my readers, think is society's greatest problem - and the roof fell in! Your response was enormous, and I wish I could share all of it, but space does not permit. Today and tomorrow I'll print a sample:

February 27, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


AP Centerpiece: Foreclosures rising as share of sold homes in hard-hit cities, hurting prices

WASHINGTON - A growing share of home sales are from foreclosures, especially in states hardest hit by the housing bust. In some parts of California lately, nearly 50 percent of home sales come from foreclosed houses.

February 27, 2008 | By ALAN ZIBEL AP Business Writer | National


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Three area hospitals among ‘neediest’ in state

Candler County Hospital in Metter, Emanuel Medical Center in Swainsboro and Evans Memorial Hospital in Claxton are ranked among the top 12 of the most ...

December 09, 2016 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local




Bulloch blasted

Bulloch Academy couldn't escape a hot-shooting Westminster Tuesday night when they fell 71-47 in their own gym.

December 08, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Penalty to be waived for accidental ball movement on green

Golf's governing bodies have responded to Dustin Johnson's penalty at the U.S. Open by introducing a local rule that will waive the ...

December 08, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Earnhardt Jr. medically cleared to race again

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) - NASCAR star Dale Earnhardt Jr., who missed the final 18 races of last season because of a concussion, has been medically ...

December 08, 2016 | The Associated Press | NASCAR


A rookie disappointment, Beasley makes huge leap for Falcons

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Vic Beasley heard the grumbling. He was a wasted pick in the first round. He wasn't going to be able to ...

December 08, 2016 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


2nd officer dies after Americus shooting

A second Georgia police officer died Thursday, a day after being shot alongside a fellow officer who was a lifelong friend, and the hunt for ...

December 08, 2016 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local




Oregon hires Willie Taggart as new head football coach

Willie Taggart has become known for rebuilding programs at Western Kentucky and South Florida. His next endeavor will be much more high profile, trying to ...

December 07, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Rivera disciplined Newton to avoid 'chaos' setting in

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Panthers coach Ron Rivera said he benched reigning league MVP Cam Newton on Sunday night because he didn't want "chaos" setting ...

December 07, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


2016 All County Football Team

From Emanuel County to Screven County, high school football has finally ended in our area of Southeast Georgia,

December 07, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Prep Sports 360


Authorities: 1 officer killed, 1 wounded in Americus

AMERICUS - A man fatally shot one Georgia police officer and wounded a second before fleeing an apartment complex near a college campus that went on ...

December 07, 2016 | The Associated Press | Local


State school board chairman speaks at Georgia Southern graduation Friday

Mike Royal, who will be keynote speaker for Georgia Southern University's fall commencement, 1 p.m. Friday at Paulson Stadium, is a Georgia Southern ...

December 07, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Bulloch Countians remember the 'date that will live in infamy'

Libba Smith

December 07, 2016 | For the Herald | Local


Remembering Pearl Harbor and afterwards

I am Deweese Martin from the Nevils community.

December 07, 2016 | By DEWEESE MARTIN For the Herald | Local


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