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Rove leaving Bush administration at end of August

WASHINGTON - Karl Rove, President Bush's close friend and chief political strategist, plans to leave the White House at the end of August, joining a lengthening line of senior officials heading for the exits in the final 1 1/2 years of the administration.

On board with Bush since the beginning of his political career in Texas, Rove was nicknamed "the architect" and "boy genius" by the president for designing the strategy that twice won him the White House. Critics call Rove "Bush's brain."

August 28, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


Police Report - August 13

Note: All information included in this report is taken from law enforcement incident reports and arrest records, which are public records and available for review at any and all local law enforcement agencies. Not every arrest leads to a conviction. Guilt or innocence is determined by the court system.

August 27, 2007 | | Crime Report


Bulloch BOE buys 9 school buses

The Bulloch Board of Education voted unanimously last week during its regular meeting to purchase seven 72-passenger school buses and two buses for Special Education. Each 72-passenger bus costs $77,768, and the Special Ed buses cost $78,890 each . All of the buses will be air conditioned.

August 27, 2007 | By PAT HOMER phomer@statesboroherald.net | Local


Howard sends Braves back to third

PHILADELPHIA - Ryan Howard hit a three-run homer to back another solid outing from Jamie Moyer, leading the Philadelphia Phillies to a 5-3 win over the Atlanta Braves on Sunday night.

August 27, 2007 | By ROB MAADDI AP Sports Writer | Sports


Happy 90th, Fay Foy!

August 26, 2007 | | Birthdays


Nessmith-Peterson

Mr. and Mrs. Donald E. Nessmith of Statesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Tara Nessmith of Alpharetta, Ga., to Matthew David Peterson of Alpharetta.

August 26, 2007 | | Wedding Planner


Smoak-Hagan

Margaret Ruth Smoak and John Irvine Hagan II, both of Statesboro, were united in marriage on Saturday, June 23, 2007, during a 3 p.m. ceremony at the Baptist Church of Beaufort. Dr. Harry Rowland officiated.

August 26, 2007 | | Wedding Planner


Shumate-Bowen

Wayne and Cindy Bowen of Kingsland, Ga., announce the engagement of their son, Charles of Kingsland, to Megan Shumate, daughter of John and Brenda Shumate.

August 26, 2007 | | Wedding Planner


Illegal immigration drops sharply along U.S.-Mexico border

TECATE, Mexico - Mexican shelters, usually the last stop for northbound migrants, are filling with southbound deportees. Fewer migrants are crossing in the wind-swept deserts along an increasingly fortified border. Far to the north, fields are empty at harvest time as workplace raids become more common.

August 26, 2007 | By TRACI CARL Associated Press Writer | Nation


Mustang Ranch, storied Nevada brothel, survives sordid past to emerge in new splendor

PATRICK, Nev. - Since its inception, the Mustang Ranch has played a key role in legalized prostitution in Nevada. It's also been shut down by the IRS, burned down, rebuilt and sold on eBay for the price of a small home.

August 26, 2007 | By TOM GARDNER Associated Press Writer | Nation


The Answer Doc by Dr. Chistopher Munger

I have recently noticed that I am frequently being asked about cholesterol medication. Which ones work the best? Why are they prescribed? Why is more than one medication being prescribed for bad cholesterol?

August 26, 2007 | By DR. CHRISTOPHER MUNGER | Lifestyles Columnists


Bulloch History by Roger Allen

The very first of the Bulloch County Akins ancestors that I have identified in Virginia is Jonathon Aekin, who was born about 1604 in Warwick, Virginia. He married a woman whose name (apparently) has been forgotten, and had (at least) one child: James, born about 1630.

August 26, 2007 | By ROGER ALLEN | Lifestyles Columnists


Braves win, regain second place

PHILADELPHIA - Kelly Johnson and Jeff Francoeur homered, and Atlanta's bullpen pitched five effective innings to lead the Braves to a 7-5 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday night.

August 26, 2007 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Diane Miller

What could be more delicious on a warm summer day than fresh-picked blueberries? Blueberries are found on almost every continent of the world. However, more blueberries are grown in the U.S. and Canada than in the rest of the world combined.

August 26, 2007 | By DIANE MILLER | Lifestyles Columnists


Southern Style by Rebecca Masters

As far back into my childhood as I can remember, my father always had a vegetable garden. Tomatoes, squash, other vegetables and fruits were always plentiful and shared with neighbors and friends. My mother kept tomatoes in the kitchen and tomato sandwiches were a usual meal or snack.

August 26, 2007 | By REBECCA MASTERS | Lifestyles Columnists


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China finds no terror link to its nationals on jet

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Checks into the background of the Chinese citizens on board the missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner have uncovered no links to terrorism, the Chinese ambassador in Kuala Lumpur said Tuesday.

March 17, 2014 | By CHRIS BRUMMITT Associated Press | Local


Putin: Crimea now part of Russia

MOSCOW - With a historic sweep of his pen, President Vladimir Putin signed a treaty Tuesday to annex Crimea, describing the move as correcting past injustice and a necessary response to what he called Western encroachment upon Russia's vital interests.

March 17, 2014 | By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV Associated Press | Local


Deen Day Smith Awards - Past Honorees

Man of the Decade

February 28, 2014 | | Life


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