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Food crisis: Drought hurts vital Australian wheat

POOCHERA, Australia - Glen Phillips kneels down, scoops up a handful of dirt and squashes it in his fist to test whether the soil in this dry patch of the Australian Outback is ready to take a crop of wheat.

July 28, 2008 | By TANALEE SMITH Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Fed poised to curb shady home-lending practices

WASHINGTON - Confronted by record foreclosures, the Federal Reserve is ready to give home buyers more protection from the types of shady lending practices that have contributed to the housing crisis.

July 28, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | Washington


Yahoo spurns Microsoft again as bad blood boils

SAN FRANCISCO - Yahoo Inc. has rejected Microsoft's latest attempt to buy its online search operations in a ''take or leave it'' proposal that Yahoo said would have dismantled its Internet franchise.

July 28, 2008 | By MICHAEL LIEDTKE AP Business Writer | National


In a switch, governors now await running-mate call

PHILADELPHIA - For more than three decades, the National Governors' Association has assembled on presidential election years as one of its members made a bid for the White House - a Carter or a Reagan, a Dukakis, a Clinton or a Bush.

July 28, 2008 | By JIM KUHNHENN Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Newfound Iraqi confidence pleases, worries US

BAGHDAD - Wajih Hameed is an Iraqi general with an attitude.

July 28, 2008 | By ROBERT BURNS AP Military Writer | Associated Press


At Supreme Court, no one rushes into retirement

WASHINGTON - John Paul Stevens still plays tennis at 88. Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 75, works out regularly in the Supreme Court gym.

July 28, 2008 | By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press Writer | Washington


Nation’s scenic parkways strained as traffic grows

ARLINGTON, Va. - Meandering through wooded hills, the George Washington Memorial Parkway offers stunning views of the Potomac River and the capital's monuments beyond. It also offers one of the most direct commutes to downtown Washington for suburban residents - and that has brought traffic it was never intended to handle.

July 28, 2008 | BY SARAH KARUSH Associated Press Writer | National


Crews ’turn the corner’ against 1 Calif. wildfire

PARADISE, Calif. - Many firefighters and homeowners were able to take a collective breath Sunday morning as another town appeared to have been spared from yet another wildfire in the unprecedented California fire season.

July 28, 2008 | By JASON DEAREN and JULIANA BARBASSA Associated Press Writer | National


It’s a girl — and a boy — for Brangelina

NICE, France - Brad Pitt was emotional but calm, Angelina Jolie laughed and chatted. The world's most famous celebrity couple were joined in emotion during the birth of their twins - a boy and a girl - and all ''are doing marvelously well,'' the doctor who delivered the babies in a seaside hospital on the French Riviera said Sunday.

July 28, 2008 | By COLLEEN LONG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bulloch History by Roger Allen

Note: The following was inadvertently left out of the third part of a series on Confederate Cavalry regiments who came from parts of southeast Georgia.

July 27, 2008 | By ROGER ALLEN | Lifestyles Columnists


US judge blocks gas drilling in Michigan forest

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. - A federal judge has overturned a decision by the U.S. Forest Service to allow oil and gas drilling near a forest and a river in Michigan's northern Lower Peninsula.

July 27, 2008 | By JOHN FLESHER Associated Press Writer | National


Rescued Colombia hostages head home to Florida

SAN ANTONIO - Three Americans freed after being held more than five years by rebels in Colombia gave thanks Saturday and urged people to not forget other hostages who were left behind.

July 27, 2008 | By ELIZABETH WHITE Associated Press Writer | National


Crews 'turn the corner’ against 1 Calif. wildfire

PARADISE, Calif. - Firefighters ''turned the corner'' Saturday on a wildfire that destroyed part of a town in the Sierra Nevada foothills, one of the hundreds of blazes that continue to char huge swaths of California.

July 27, 2008 | By DON THOMPSON and TERENCE CHEA Associated Press Writer | National


Roller girls give chase in La. version of bull run

NEW ORLEANS - It's the running of the bulls, New Orleans style.

July 27, 2008 | By JANET McCONNAUGHEY Associated Press Writer | National


Immigration treats church sanctuary carefully

CHICAGO - Everyone knows where Flor Crisostomo lives, even the federal immigration officials who have ordered her deported to Mexico. The reason they haven't detained her is her address - Adalberto United Methodist Church.

July 27, 2008 | By SOPHIA TAREEN Associated Press Writer | National


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Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Troy, Leesville, Sunbright — and finally, Brooklet

Note: The following is part of a series of columns looking at the founding and general history of southeast Georgia and Bulloch County.

November 12, 2017 | | Life


Shall we gather at the river?

The sun has not yet cracked the tree line. Its blush is just beginning to show when I step out onto the front porch to ...

November 12, 2017 | By Kathy Bradley | Life


Barnes — Cowart

Al and Julie Barnes announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Alyssa Johanna "Josie" Barnes to Jordan Cowart. All are from Statesboro. Jordan ...

November 12, 2017 | | Weddings


Durden — Hice

Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Durden of Statesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Cristin Lee Durden of Statesboro, to Sheldon Wade Hice, son of Tonya ...

November 12, 2017 | | Weddings


Georgia Southern's Elaris Duo releases second recording

Music is the universal language of mankind. It is indeed a language spoken eloquently and fluently by Drs. Steven and Larisa Elisha, who are internationally ...

November 12, 2017 | By LAUREN PORTER | Special to the Herald | Life


Christmas cards and gift portrait planning at Lori Grice Photography

School has started back so you know what that means.....

August 24, 2017 | | Locally Owned


Concerns of Bulloch County resident Ruth Green

Note: Bulloch County native, retired Georgia Southern professor and community activist Ruth Green addressed the Bulloch County Commission with a list of her concerns at ...

May 17, 2017 | | Local


Deen Day Smith Awards - Past Honorees

Man of the Decade

May 04, 2017 | | Life


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