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Local offices up for election this year

2008 will be a busy year for elections an Bulloch County. In addition to it being the presidential election year, several local offices are up for election, as well.

March 02, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Nazi war criminal returns in Italy to serve life sentence

ROME - Extradited from Canada, an 83-year-old former SS prison guard who witnesses say laughed as he tortured inmates in an Italian detention camp was jailed Saturday near Naples to start serving a life sentence for war crimes.

March 02, 2008 | By FRANCES D’EMILIO Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


For Bush, interest in Africa is strategic and personal

WASHINGTON - The United States has economic, political and security interests in Africa. More and more, President Bush has personal ones.

March 01, 2008 | By BEN FELLER Associated Press Writer | Washington


Astrograph 2/16

Because many of the conditions that impeded your progress in the past will now be dissipating, the year ahead can offer many fresh possibilities for growth. Take advantage of new vistas that open up where success is beckoning.

March 01, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Zoo Atlanta to begin mating pandas again after weaning cub

ATLANTA - Zoo Atlanta is hoping to hear the pitter patter of little panda paws again.

March 01, 2008 | By DORIE TURNER Associated Press Writer | National


Finnish prime minister sues publisher over book about his love life

HELSINKI, Finland - Finnish Prime Minister Matti Vanhanen is suing the publisher of a book his former girlfriend wrote about their relationship, including steamy sauna scenes. He says he and his family have suffered and is seeking damages.

March 01, 2008 | By MATTI HUUHTANEN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Senior US senators to observe Pakistan election, say free vote is needed to fight extremism

WASHINGTON - Three senior U.S. senators traveling to Pakistan to observe next week's elections said Friday that a fair vote is crucial to fighting extremism in South Asia.

March 01, 2008 | By FOSTER KLUG Associated Press Writer | Washington


Industrial output rises by small amount for second straight month

WASHINGTON - The nation's industrial output posted a modest increase in January as strength at utilities offset weakness in manufacturing and mining.

March 01, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Washington


Official inflation triples to 66,212 percent in Zimbabwe

HARARE, Zimbabwe - The official rate of annual inflation in Zimbabwe tripled in the space of one month to 66,212 percent in December, by far the highest in the world but less than half the rate calculated by independent analysts.

March 01, 2008 | By ANGUS SHAW Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


For the Public Health by Cassandra Arroya, Ph.D.

During the annual celebration of Black History Month, it is important to recognize and reflect on the major contributions of African Americans to the health, well-being and safety of Americans and the greater global community.

March 01, 2008 | By CASSANDRA ARROYA, Ph.D. | Lifestyles Columnists


US flu season getting worse; vaccine only protects against 40 percent of circulating flu bugs

An unusually high number of flu victims have appeared recently in the emergency room of East Georgia Regional Medical Center, reflecting a nationwide trend that U.S. health officials say is partly because the flu vaccine doesn't protect against most of the spreading flu bugs.

March 01, 2008 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | National


Devils, Portal, BA advance to region finals

The Statesboro Blue Devils led by three with 3.8 seconds remaining in the semifinals against Ware County and held on for a 47-44 win to advance to the region 3-AAAA championship game at Glynn Academy.

March 01, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Sports


Police search for clues in butchering of New York City therapist, interview man in Penn.

NEW YORK - Psychologist Kathryn Faughey didn't sound worried about her safety in the hours before she was butchered in her office, said a friend who exchanged e-mails with her that evening.

March 01, 2008 | By COLLEEN LONG Associated Press Writer | National


Diane Miller - New rules help reduce heart risks

February is Heart Month. A recent article in the "Journal of the American College of Cardiology" gives some very specific recommendations about how we can reduce risk for diseases of the heart and blood vessels.

March 01, 2008 | By DIANE MILLER | Lifestyles Columnists


Kathy Bradley - Hidden lives of water bears and – us

I was reading about water bears the other day. They are microscopic creatures that look like tiny little bears with eight legs; their scientific name, tardigrada, means "slow mover." They can live for up to 50 years and at temperatures as low as -400 degrees Fahrenheit. If the water in which they live dries up, they go into a state of hibernation called cryptobiosis, "hidden life."

March 01, 2008 | By KATHY BRADLEY | Lifestyles Columnists


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Jordan launches new airstrikes after vowing harsh war on Islamic State

AMMAN, Jordan - Dozens of Jordanian fighter jets bombed Islamic State training centers and weapons storage sites Thursday, intensifying attacks after the militants burned to death a captured Jordanian pilot.

February 05, 2015 | By KARIN LAUB and MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH Associated Press | Associated Press




Lefty believes Woods can bounce back

SAN DIEGO - One player not concerned about Tiger Woods and his golf game is his longest rival - Phil Mickelson.

February 04, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Freedom, Gus, Keel bring Georgia Southern to the Capitol

Georgia Southern University hosted its second annual "Day at the Capitol" event on Tuesday in Atlanta.

February 04, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Bulloch County man charged with kidnapping woman

A man is in jail after a female acquaintance told Bulloch County deputies that he had kidnapped her.

February 04, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Quinn lays out winning plan

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Dan Quinn is looking to build a defense that plays "fast and physical" and an offense with balance as coach of the Atlanta Falcons.

February 03, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


SEB surfs by Beach

SAVANNAH - Lamont Ballard looked like the coolest person in the gym. And, as it turned out he was.

February 03, 2015 | By MIKE BROWN Herald Correspondent | Prep Sports 360


Juror removed from Aaron Hernandez trial

FALL RIVER, Mass. - The judge overseeing the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez removed a juror Tuesday, saying there was evidence she had previously discussed evidence in the case and had an early interest in being seated on the panel.

February 03, 2015 | By MICHELLE R. SMITH Associated Press | Sports


Smoltz pays visit to future Cooperstown home

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. - When John Smoltz plopped down in a director's chair inside the Baseball Hall of Fame and stared at all the bronze plaques on the walls, the moment was both magical and a bit overwhelming.

February 03, 2015 | By JOHN KEKIS AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Armstrong cited after cars hit by SUV

DENVER - Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong hit two parked cars with an SUV after a night of partying in Aspen, Colorado, but agreed to let his longtime girlfriend take the blame to avoid national attention, police reports show.

February 03, 2015 | By SADIE GURMAN Associated Press | Sports


Blank: Falcons 'wrong' to add crowd noise

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Falcons owner Arthur Blank said Tuesday he has seen enough of the NFL's investigation of fake crowd noise at Atlanta's home games to acknowledge wrongdoing.

February 03, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Space heater likely cause of fatal Millen house fire

A space heater is believed to be the cause of a house fire in Millen Sunday morning that took the life of a teenage boy.

February 03, 2015 | From staff reports | Local




No injuries after semi flips in Bulloch County

No one was injured Monday morning when an 18-wheeler flipped over on Georgia Highway 119 near the Interstate 16 off ramp.

February 03, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Georgia Southern University launches new virtual campus tour

Georgia Southern University recently launched a virtual campus tour for prospective students interested in learning more about the university and the admissions experience.

February 03, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


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