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Federal Reserve announces bigger auctions to banks to help ease the credit crisis

WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve is taking bigger steps to ease the nation's credit crisis, including increasing the amount of loans it plans to make available to banks this month to $100 billion.

March 22, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA Associated Press Writer | Washington


House committee questions high compensation for CEOs involved in mortgage crisis

WASHINGTON - Lawmakers confronted corporate executives Friday about how they managed to take home hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation while their companies were taking a financial nosedive from the subprime mortgage crisis.

March 22, 2008 | By JIM ABRAMS Associated Press Writer | Washington


Dear Taxpayer: This letter cost you $42 million

WASHINGTON - At a cost of nearly $42 million, the IRS wants you to know: Your check is almost in the mail.

March 22, 2008 | By DEVLIN BARRETT Associated Press Writer | Washington


Police Report - March 7

(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.)

March 22, 2008 | | Crime Report


Employers slash 63,000 jobs in February, most in 5 years, feeding recession fears

WASHINGTON - Employers slashed 63,000 jobs in February, the most in five years and the starkest sign yet that the country is heading dangerously toward recession or is in one already.

March 22, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | Washington


Local Roundup: BA's Carter to be in GISA All-Star game

Bulloch Academy senior Darion Carter has been named to a Georgia Independent School Association (GISA) All-Star team.

March 22, 2008 | From staff and wire reports | Sports


McCain: Georgia will be competitive in November

ATLANTA - It's been almost 16 years since Bill Clinton won Georgia, becoming the last Democrat to take the state in a presidential general election.

March 22, 2008 | By SHANNON McCAFFREY Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Police Report - March 8

(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.)

March 22, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


AP Analysis: Vaccine settlement no slam-dunk for autism advocates; girl not ’typical autistic’

ATLANTA - For those convinced that vaccines can cause autism, the sad case of a Georgia girl, daughter of a doctor and lawyer, seems like clear-cut evidence. The government has agreed to pay the girl's family for injury caused by vaccines.

March 22, 2008 | By MIKE STOBBE and MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Medical Writer | National


University of North Carolina student body president was killed with handgun, police say

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - The student body president at the University of North Carolina was killed by a shot from a handgun to her right temple, according to a police report released Friday.

March 22, 2008 | By MIKE BAKER Associated Press Writer | National


AP IMPACT: US troops are suffering hearing damage in epidemic numbers; roadside bombs blamed

SAN DIEGO - Soldiers and Marines caught in roadside bombings and firefights in Iraq and Afghanistan are coming home in epidemic numbers with permanent hearing loss and ringing in their ears, prompting the military to redouble its efforts to protect the troops from noise.

March 22, 2008 | By CHELSEA J. CARTER Associated Press Writer | National


O.J. Simpson’s robbery trial to be delayed until September

LAS VEGAS - A judge agreed to delay O.J. Simpson's trial on armed robbery and kidnapping charges until September, defense lawyers said Friday.

March 22, 2008 | By KEN RITTER Associated Press Writer | National


AP answers your questions on the news, from windy runways to the identity of superdelegates

Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama know who the superdelegates are - their campaigns probably have them on speed dial.

March 22, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Israelis mourn 8 killed at seminary; security increased around Jerusalem

JERUSALEM - Thousands of mourners gathered outside a bullet-scarred Jewish seminary and said farewell Friday to eight students killed by a Palestinian gunman. Israel slapped a closure on the West Bank and beefed up security around Jerusalem.

March 22, 2008 | By MATTI FRIEDMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Waris Dirie, former model and women’s rights campaigner, found in Brussels

BRUSSELS, Belgium - Police on Friday found Waris Dirie, three days after the Somali-born model who launched a worldwide campaign against female genital mutilation had vanished.

March 22, 2008 | By PAUL AMES Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Willingway, Georgia Southern conference will update addiction treatment methods

For Dr. Al Mooney, Director of Addiction Medicine and Recovery at Willingway, one of the key factors that distinguishes this week's Addiction Update Conference is its "focus on the solutions rather than the problems."

June 22, 2014 | Special to the Herald | News 4U


Deen Day Smith Awards - Past Honorees

Man of the Decade

February 28, 2014 | | Life


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