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Doomed NY boater’s 911 calls save other passengers

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - A man who died after a boat overturned in a Hudson River marsh helped save his fellow passengers by making 911 calls from his cell phone while they were trapped beneath the hull.

August 14, 2008 | By JIM FITZGERALD Associated Press Writer | National


Amber Alert issued in Mass. for 4 children

LYNN, Mass. - State police issued an Amber Alert on Wednesday for four children taken with their mother from an apartment where another woman was found fatally stabbed.

August 14, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Delta: Body of woman, 61, found in plane bathroom

ATLANTA - Delta flight attendants found the body of a 61-year-old woman in the restroom of a plane that landed in Atlanta early Wednesday morning, a spokeswoman for the company said.

August 14, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Bridge 7/31

Yesterday we looked at two-level transfer bids. It is also a good idea to adopt the Texas transfer, which occurs at the four-level. After partner opens one or two no-trump, a jump to four diamonds shows at least six hearts and the values for either game or slam. A jump to four hearts promises six or more spades and game-going or slam-going cards. With game-only values, the responder passes when the opener completes the transfer. With a hand worth a slam, the responder bids again, often using Blackwood.

August 14, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Astrograph 7/31

Conditions will remain stable in the year ahead, provided you don't become involved in situations that are beyond your capabilities or sphere of influence. Stick to doing what you do best.

August 14, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Minn. officers involved in botched raid get medals

MINNEAPOLIS - Eight police officers who raided an innocent family's house last year, trading fire with the terrified husband, have received medals - and that has outraged the family.

August 14, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Suspect in NC soldier’s death was baby’s father

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. - The Fort Bragg sergeant charged in the death of a pregnant soldier was the father of her unborn baby but married to someone else, police said Wednesday.

August 14, 2008 | By MARLON A. WALKER Associated Press Writer | National


Missing DNA chunks tied to schizophrenia risk

NEW YORK - Two huge international studies show that people who lack certain chunks of DNA run a dramatically higher risk of getting schizophrenia, a finding that could help open new doors to understanding and diagnosing the disease.

August 14, 2008 | By MALCOLM RITTER AP Science Writer | National


Documents: Boy band promoter sings in murder case

MIAMI - Lou Pearlman, the former boy band promoter and entrepreneur turned federal inmate, has taken another career turn: police informant.

August 14, 2008 | By TRAVIS REED Associated Press Writer | National


Zimbabwe devalues currency; 10B becomes 1 dollar

HARARE, Zimbabwe - Zimbabwe will drop 10 zeros from its hyper-inflated currency - turning 10 billion dollars into one - the country's reserve bank said Wednesday. President Robert Mugabe threatened a state of emergency if businesses profiteer from the country's economic and political unraveling.

August 14, 2008 | By ANGUS SHAW Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Top UK court allows extradition of hacker to US

LONDON - Some call it the biggest hack of military computers; perhaps it was just a big embarrassment.

August 14, 2008 | By RAPHAEL G. SATTER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Local Roundup: Collins makes U.S. Amateur

Carter Collins, assistant golf coach at Georgia Southern, qualified for the U.S. Amateur championships this past weekend at the Willow Creek Golf Club in Knoxville, Tenn., during the USGA South Sectional qualifier.

August 14, 2008 | From staff reports | Sports


Feds: No risk to children from synthetic fields

TRENTON, N.J. - Children aren't at risk for lead exposure from synthetic athletic fields, according to a report Wednesday from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

August 14, 2008 | By TOM HESTER Jr. Associated Press Writer | National


ER docs: Don’t text and walk, skate — or cook

CHICAGO - The warning came too late for Barack Obama's adviser: Don't walk and text at the same time.

August 14, 2008 | By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer | National


Moderate Calif. quake a drill for the ‘Big One’

CHINO HILLS, Calif. - Despite shaking a large swath of Southern California, a magnitude-5.4 earthquake was not the ''Big One'' that scientists have long feared. Still, it rattled nerves, causing people to vow to step up their emergency preparations.

August 14, 2008 | By GILLIAN FLACCUS Associated Press Writer | National


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Hughes-Joiner

Dr. John and Mrs. Lorraine Hughes of Freeland, Mich., and Dr. G. Hewett and Mrs. Martha Joiner of Statesboro, Ga., announce the marriage of their ...

April 03, 2016 | | Weddings


Phillips-Saxon

Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Lyle Phillips of Statesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Elizabeth, to Willard Judson Saxon IV, son of Mr. and ...

April 03, 2016 | | Weddings


Waters-Rapillard

Mr. and Mrs. Randy M. Waters of Brooklet announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Elizabeth Waters of Brooklet, to Phillip Edward Rapillard, son of ...

April 03, 2016 | | Weddings


Hughes-Joiner

Dr. John and Mrs. Lorraine Hughes of Freeland, Mich., and Dr. G. Hewett and Mrs. Martha Joiner of Statesboro, Ga., announce the marriage of their ...

April 03, 2016 | | Weddings




Candidate forum set for April 19

Political candidates seeking election in three local races will face off Tuesday, April 19 in a debate held at Ogeechee Technical College in the Joseph ...

April 02, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Hospital names new leader

Paul Theriot Jr. was named chief executive officer of East Georgia Regional Medical Center and will assume leading the hospital starting April 25.

April 02, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Spring and Easter… the perfect time for Lori Grice portraits

The welcoming of warmer weather and flowers blooming signals the beginning of spring and the upcoming Easter holiday. Easter brings families together to celebrate the ...

March 08, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Locally Owned


Victoria Family Practice Medical Clinic

Since entering the Statesboro healthcare market in 2009, Dr. Daniel Okungbowa has embraced the community with a passion of ensuring that every citizen has access ...

December 22, 2015 | | Locally Owned


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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