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Sales slide in August while price pressures abate

WASHINGTON - The largest drop in wholesale prices in nearly two years in August failed to spur consumers to spend more at the shopping malls, raising new worries about a possible recession as the temporary boost from tax rebate checks becomes a distant memory.

September 27, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER Associated Press Writer | Washington


Hurricane Ike begins to batter Texas coast

HOUSTON - Hurricane Ike, a colossal storm nearly as big as Texas itself, battered the coast Friday, threatening to obliterate waterfront towns and give the skyscrapers, refineries and docks of the nation's fourth-largest city their worst pounding in a generation.

September 27, 2008 | By JUAN A. LOZANO and PAULINE ARRILLAGA Associated Press Writers | National


English Channel tunnel can resume ’progressively’

CALAIS, France - The undersea train tunnel that has revolutionized travel between France and England can reopen and traffic should resume ''progressively,'' the operator said late Friday, after firefighters extinguished an intense blaze earlier in the day.

September 27, 2008 | By MARTIN MAZURKIEWCZ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Zimbabwe deal gives opposition Cabinet, police

HARARE, Zimbabwe - President Robert Mugabe and his main rival agreed to divide control of the police and army and strike a delicate balance in Zimbabwe's Cabinet - but their power-sharing deal will be under enormous pressure from long-simmering differences and economic collapse.

September 27, 2008 | By ANGUS SHAW Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Pope, in France, cautions against fanaticism

PARIS - Pope Benedict XVI encouraged a greater role for religion in European society but cautioned against fanaticism as he met Friday with political, Jewish and Muslim leaders in his first papal visit to France.

September 27, 2008 | By FRANCES D’EMILIO Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


US says Venezuelans aided drug traffickers

WASHINGTON - The United States on Friday accused three members of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's inner circle of aiding Colombian rebels by supplying arms and helping drug traffickers. Washington also expelled Chavez's ambassador as a diplomatic clash intensified.

September 27, 2008 | By FOSTER KLUG and IAN JAMES Associated Press Writer | Washington


At least 4 dead in LA commuter train wreck

LOS ANGELES - A Metrolink commuter train believed to be carrying up to 350 people collided with a freight train Friday, killing four people and injuring dozens of others.

September 27, 2008 | By THOMAS WATKINS Associated Press Writer | National


Police Report - September 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.)

September 27, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Mom accused of using child’s ID to be cheerleader

GREEN BAY, Wis. - A 33-year-old woman stole her daughter's identity to attend high school and join the cheerleading squad, according to a criminal complaint filed against the woman.

September 27, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


O.J. Simpson jury neither his dream nor nightmare

LAS VEGAS - It is not the jury of O.J. Simpson's dreams, but neither does it shape up to be his nightmare.

September 27, 2008 | By LINDA DEUTSCH Associated Press Writer | National


2 die in shooting at Philly youth basketball event

PHILADELPHIA - Two gunmen fired on a group of people gathered for a trophy presentation after a neighborhood youth basketball game, killing the league's organizer and a teenager, and wounding four others.

September 27, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Ask AP: Gold at Fort Knox, jobs sent overseas

There's gold in them thar vaults! But how much?

September 27, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Worries simmer over absent North Korean strongman

SEOUL, South Korea - The ''Dear Leader'' is ill and out of sight - at a time when North Korea is backtracking on a pledge to abandon its nuclear ambitions and is building a missile base that analysts say could put U.S. territory within range.

September 27, 2008 | By KELLY OLSEN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Colorado ranch owner accused in deaths of 32 bison

FAIRPLAY, Colo. - Keep your bison off my property or risk having them hunted, software executive Jeff Hawn warned his neighbor outside this old Colorado mining town. In a lawsuit he said the animals knocked his satellite television dishes off line and left dung, tracks and hair on ''pristine pasture on rolling hills.''

September 27, 2008 | By COLLEEN SLEVIN Associated Press Writer | National


Dear Abby 9/13

DEAR ABBY: I married my high school sweetheart at 18 and put off college to start the family that we always wanted. Nine years later, we have three beautiful daughters.

September 27, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


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Women's March draws 200 locally

About 200 local residents attended the Women's March in Statesboro, held Jan. 21 on the Georgia Southern University campus. The march was held in ...

January 29, 2017 | Photos by SCOTT BRYANT | staff | Life




Trump order on refugees, Muslims sparks confusion, worry

WASHINGTON - Confusion, worry and outrage grew Saturday as President Donald Trump's crackdown on refugees and citizens from seven majority-Muslim countries took effect. Airlines blocked ...

January 28, 2017 | By ALICIA A. CALDWELL Associated Press | Associated Press


Searching for Bulloch’s hidden helpers

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2017 Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind awards.

January 28, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Start the New Year saving money with compounding at Forest Heights Pharmacy

Forest Heights Pharmacy has a full service compounding lab offering cost saving solutions other pharmacies can't. When traditional medicine does not fit your needs ...

January 25, 2017 | | Locally Owned


At Southeast Fire & Burglar Alarm Company, we are who we say we are, and we can prove it

Uniform shirts, company issued ID badges, and company branded vehicles may not seem to be a big deal, but when the safety of your family ...

January 25, 2017 | | Locally Owned


Let the Sack Company inspect your HVAC units

The New Year is the perfect time for fresh starts. What better way to begin 2017 than refreshing the air you breathe daily in your ...

January 25, 2017 | | Locally Owned


Statesboro Realtor Bubba Hunt predicts strong 2017 for Real Estate

Winning is the theme for Statesboro for 2017. With this in mind, we reached out to one of the winningest local business leaders and realtors ...

January 25, 2017 | | Locally Owned


Learn why everyone is thrilled Cottons Tire is now in Statesboro

There is a reason that, for over 30 years, customers continue to select Cottons Tire, now with locations in Statesboro and Sylvania, as their one ...

January 23, 2017 | | Locally Owned


Start your real estate career with ERA Hirsch Real Estate Team Statesboro

Pat Hirsch, president of ERA Hirsch Real Estate Team in Statesboro, is looking to expand and is currently recruiting new and existing agents who are ...

December 12, 2016 | | Locally Owned


Come see the ‘all new’ 180fitness

After 10 amazing years of serving our community, 180fitness founders and owners Angie Hitchens and Brandon Blair decided it was time to "turn the gym ...

November 22, 2016 | | Locally Owned


Nobody beats Cottons Tire’s deals

Cottons Tire is your one stop shop for all of your automotive repair needs.

November 22, 2016 | | Locally Owned


Who is the SACK Company?

Who is the SACK Company? Do they make sacks? What does SACK even stand for?

June 13, 2016 | | Locally Owned


Dr. John Gerguis offers Bulloch’s first Direct Primary Care option

Healthcare is more complicated now more than ever.

June 07, 2016 | | Locally Owned


Deen Day Smith Awards - Past Honorees

Man of the Decade

February 28, 2014 | | Life


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