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Iraqi leaders discuss unity govt; 5 die in Baghdad violence

BAGHDAD - Iraq's prime minister met Sunday with the Sunni Arab vice president to discuss reintegrating Sunni political parties into the Shiite-dominated government as militants fired a salvo of rockets or motars at the heavily guarded Green Zone.

May 12, 2008 | By SINAN SALAHEDDIN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Semi’s deadly crash into Chicago station probed

CHICAGO - Police on Saturday were attempting to determine why a tractor-trailer rig barreled into a Chicago Transit Authority train station, killing two people and injuring 21.

May 11, 2008 | By SOPHIA TAREEN Associated Press Writer | National


Democrats focus on the economy in Indiana industrial towns

MARION, Ind. - Democrat Barack Obama argued that voters are yearning for ''straight talk and honesty'' on the economy as he sought distinctions with rival Hillary Rodham Clinton just nine days before the next round of primaries in the hotly contested race for the presidential nomination.

May 11, 2008 | By MIKE GLOVER and SARA KUGLER Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


GSU, Willingway partner to create addiction center

The month of April was designated Alcohol Awareness Month by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration since 1987 in order to call awareness to alcohol abuse as a treatable disease. That designation takes on greater meaning at Georgia Southern University as the Task Force for the Center for Addiction Recovery continues to develop its focus.

May 11, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Democrats favored in electoral map

EDITOR'S NOTE: First in an occasional series that explores the electoral math needed to win the White House.

May 11, 2008 | By LIZ SIDOTI Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


BA wins state

ALBANY - The Bulloch Academy boys' track team amassed 138 points to blow away 17 other teams to win the Georgia Independent School Association Class AA track and field championship Saturday.

May 11, 2008 | By RAHN HUTCHESON | Sports


Negotiators reach tentative farm bill deal

WASHINGTON - Congressional negotiators reached a tentative agreement Friday on a multibillion-dollar farm bill that includes a hefty increase for nutrition programs at a time of rising food prices.

May 11, 2008 | By JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS Associated Press Writer | Washington


US official: Iran boosting support for Iraqi insurgents

WASHINGTON - Iran is ratcheting up its support for militias in Iraq, providing them with newly manufactured weapons and bringing them across the border to receive training from members of Tehran's elite Republican Guard, U.S. military officials said Friday.

May 11, 2008 | By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press Writer | Washington


Zimbabwe’s ruling party unlikely to control parliament

HARARE, Zimbabwe - A recount of votes for 10 parliamentary seats shows the opposition won six of them in last month's elections, the electoral commission said Saturday, making it unlikely that the ruling party can wrest control of parliament.

May 11, 2008 | By ANGUS SHAW Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Dalai Lama says he’s ready for serious talks with China

DHARMSALA, India - The Dalai Lama said Saturday he welcomed China's offer to meet his envoy and said the two sides needed to talk seriously about how to resolve the problems that triggered riots in the Tibetan capital last month.

May 11, 2008 | By ASHWINI BHATIA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


NKorean defectors vow to disrupt SKorea Olympic torch relay

SEOUL, South Korea - North Korean defectors vowed Saturday to disrupt the South Korean leg of the Olympic torch relay in protest of China's repatriation of refugees to the North where they could face execution.

May 11, 2008 | By JAE-SOON CHANG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


French police come to Calif. to look into mysterious death

SAN FRANCISCO - The last time anyone saw Hugues de la Plaza alive, he was out celebrating a promotion with a few friends at a nightclub.

May 11, 2008 | By JASON DEAREN Associated Press Writer | National


4.7 quake rocks Reno as area’s seismic activity continues

RENO, Nev. - More than 50 aftershocks were recorded on the west edge of Reno after an earthquake that shook cans off shelves, knocked pictures off walls and dislodged rocks on hillsides along the Sierra Nevada.

May 11, 2008 | By SCOTT SONNER Associated Press Writer | National


Medical marijuana patients face transplant hurdles

SEATTLE - Timothy Garon's face and arms are hauntingly skeletal, but the fluid building up in his abdomen makes the 56-year-old musician look eight months pregnant.

May 11, 2008 | By GENE JOHNSON Associated Press Writer | National


Negative rhetoric seen beyond campaign trail

WASHINGTON - Scorching rhetoric and negative campaigning aren't confined to the long presidential contest. They're spilling over into other segments of public life.

May 11, 2008 | By TOM RAUM Associated Press Writer | Washington


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The Lodge at Bethany scheduled to open to the community

Nestled among the oak trees of what was once the Gesmon Neville Family Farm, The Lodge at Bethany, an extension of the long-standing history of ...

December 22, 2015 | | Locally Owned


Deen Day Smith Awards - Past Honorees

Man of the Decade

February 28, 2014 | | Life


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