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Bomb explodes in a suburb of Sri Lanka’s capital, killing 16, military says

NUGEGODA, Sri Lanka - A bomb exploded Wednesday evening near the entrance to a popular department store in a busy Colombo suburb, killing 16 people and wounding 37 in a rare attack on civilians that the military blamed on Tamil Tiger rebels.

December 13, 2007 | By ERANGA JAYAWARDENA Associated Press Writer | Nation


Sudan charges British teacher with inciting hatred after students name teddy bear ’Muhammad’

KHARTOUM, Sudan - Sudan charged a British teacher Wednesday with inciting religious hatred after she allowed her students to name a teddy bear Muhammad, an offense that could subject her to 40 lashes, the Justice Ministry said.

December 13, 2007 | By ALFRED de MONTESQUIOU Associated Press Writer | Nation


Eagles release 2008 schedule

Georgia Southern Football will host six games at Paulson Stadium during the 2008 season, as announced by Director of Athletics Sam Baker.

December 13, 2007 | Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern


2 deputies killed by police vehicle during Fla. car chase, authorities search for suspects

PAHOKEE, Fla. - Two Palm Beach County sheriff's deputies who had tried to stop a stolen vehicle on a rural road in the Everglades were killed when they were struck by a fellow deputy's patrol car early Wednesday. The driver of the patrol car was injured, authorities said.

December 13, 2007 | By BRIAN SKOLOFF Associated Press Writer | Nation


Police told searchers looking for missing woman to watch for blue plastic barrel

BOLINGBROOK, Ill. - Searchers looking for a former police officer's missing wife were told by police to watch for a blue plastic barrel that could fit the woman's body inside, one of the searchers said.

December 13, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


Researchers discover ‘‘teenager galaxies’’ after 92-hour vigil

LONDON (AP) - Young galaxies, so faint that scientists struggled to prove they were there at all, have been discovered by aiming two of the world's most powerful telescopes at a single patch of sky for nearly 100 hours.

December 13, 2007 | By RAPHAEL G. SATTER Associated Press Writer | Nation


Ted Turner’s land grab generates suspicion in Nebraska; is he trying to drive ranchers out?

MULLEN, Neb. - Ted Turner's men didn't flinch. As the price climbed past $8 million, $9 million, $9.5 million, they continued bidding at a rapid-fire pace.

December 13, 2007 | By NATE JENKINS Associated Press Writer | Nation


Bush promises Olmert and Abbas of U.S. involvement in search for peace agreement

WASHINGTON - President Bush, capping an intense flurry of diplomacy, said Wednesday the agreement by Israeli and Palestinian leaders to resume long-stalled peace talks was ''a hopeful beginning.''

December 13, 2007 | By MATTHEW LEE Associated Press Writer | Nation


Pakistan’s Musharraf finally relinquishes top army job to become solely civilian president

RAWALPINDI, Pakistan - A tearful Pervez Musharraf ended a four-decade military career Wednesday, giving up his army commander's ceremonial baton on the eve of taking an oath as the purely civilian president of Pakistan.

December 13, 2007 | By MUNIR AHMAD Associated Press Writer | Nation


Ask Dr. Gott 11/29

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am 45 years old and had a hysterectomy three weeks ago. No cancer was found in my ovaries, but they were removed because I am anemic and have low blood formation. The uterine test came back positive for cancer, and the organ was removed. I was told no follow-up was necessary. Do you feel I need a second opinion?

December 13, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


U.S. is virtually unscathed by hurricanes in 2007; emergency planners worry about apathy

MIAMI (AP) - Despite alarming predictions, the U.S. came through a second straight hurricane season virtually unscathed, raising fears among emergency planners that they will be fighting public apathy and overconfidence when they warn people to prepare for next year.

December 12, 2007 | By JESSICA GRESKO Associated Press Writer | Nation


Is Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez hurt by his incessant hurling of insults?

BOGOTA, Colombia - Has Hugo Chavez become his own worst enemy?

December 12, 2007 | By FRANK BAJAK Associated Press Writer | Nation


Somali immigrant gets 10 years for plotting with al-Qaida terrorist to bomb Ohio shopping mall

COLUMBUS, Ohio - A Somali immigrant was sentenced to 10 years in prison Tuesday for plotting to blow up an Ohio shopping mall with a man later convicted of being an al-Qaida terrorist.

December 12, 2007 | By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press Writer | Nation


Astrograph 11/28

In the year ahead, you might establish a good relationship with several individuals whose philosophy and politics differ considerably from yours. Yet each will learn from the other, and strong friendships will develop.

December 12, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Farmers & Merchants Bank Prep Athletes of the Week

For Antrjuan Albright - it's all good.

December 12, 2007 | | Sports


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Johnson stands by QB after loss

ATLANTA - Georgia Tech's first loss of the season still stings.

October 14, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Georgia Tech


US looks to Ryder Cup task force

After two decades of European dominance in the Ryder Cup, the Americans have created a task force to figure out why they keep losing.

October 14, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Slive to retire as SEC commissioner in July

Southeastern Conference Commissioner Mike Slive will retire next summer after 13 years leading the league to unprecedented success and prosperity.

October 14, 2014 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Sports Writer | Sports


3 armed men force way into Bulloch County mobile home

A home invasion early Tuesday morning has sheriff's investigators seeking information on three suspects.

October 14, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


The Hall shakes up catering, conference market in Statesboro

Heath Robinson's The Hall, located directly behind 40 East Grill, is celebrating its one year anniversary.

October 14, 2014 | Special | Locally Owned


Pawn City now has seven locations in Statesboro, Claxton, Glennville and Jesup

Pawn City began as Security Pawn at 20 East Vine St. in 1992 in the old Howard Lumber location. What started as one location quickly grew to five locations by 1996. In 1998, owner "Bubba" Hunt brought in Bobby Coble and Eric Hood to help grow the company and create the company structure.

October 14, 2014 | Special | Locally Owned


Chinese acrobats to visit Georgia Southern's PAC

Georgia Southern University's Performing Arts Center, 847 Plant Drive, will welcome the National Acrobats of the People's Republic of China as they perform "Cirque Peking" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

October 13, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Ad says Rep. Barrow 'lying' on tying pay to budget

SAVANNAH, Ga. - Two weeks after Rep. John Barrow rolled out a campaign ad telling voters he wants a law ensuring members of Congress don't get paid if they fail to pass a budget, his Republican opponent fired back Monday with a TV spot saying the congressman voted against that very idea last year and is "lying to stay in office."

October 13, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Health officials urge hospitals to 'think Ebola'

DALLAS - Federal health officials on Monday urged the nation's hospitals to "think Ebola" and launched a review of procedures for treating infected patients, while the World Health Organization called the outbreak "the most severe, acute health emergency seen in modern times."

October 13, 2014 | By EMILY SCHMALL and NOMAAN MERCHANT Associated Press | Local


Fields of Faith set Wednesday for Statesboro High

Students from Bulloch, Candler and Screven counties will join thousands of other youth on athletic fields all across the nation on Wednesday to share their Christian faith with fellow students during the ninth annual national Fields of Faith event.

October 13, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro is, once again, The Write Place

Statesboro's Fourth Annual Write Place Festival features critically acclaimed Pulitzer Prize-winning author Rick Bragg.

October 13, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro fitness drive gets national attention

Statesboro city employees' relentless tracking of every step they take has garnered them some national attention.

October 13, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Falcons nearing free fall

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons have put themselves in quite a bind. Now, even though coach Mike Smith says nothing is off the table, don't look for a bunch of major changes.

October 13, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Psychologist says Pistorius a 'broken man'

PRETORIA, South Africa - Oscar Pistorius is a "broken man" after killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp and has already suffered emotionally and financially, a psychologist called by the Olympic runner's lawyers testified Monday ahead of his sentencing.

October 13, 2014 | By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA Associated Press | Sports


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Bill Tyson back home in Extension office

There are few smells more wonderful than freshly tilled peanuts waiting in the fields to be harvested. If you have driven around Bulloch County over the past week, you have enjoyed that smell.

October 13, 2014 | | Business


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