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Hope wanes among Myanmar protesters, even after U.N. sends envoy to negotiate with government

BANGKOK, Thailand - Watching soldiers firing their guns and beating die-hard protesters with clubs in the streets of Myanmar, a distraught man shouted, ''Bloodbath again! Bloodbath again! Why don't the Americans come and help us?''

October 14, 2007 | By DENIS D. GRAY Associated Press Writer | Nation


Afghan president offers to meet Taliban leader Omar; 30 killed in suicide bomb attack

KABUL, Afghanistan - President Hamid Karzai on Saturday offered to meet with the Taliban leader and give militants a government position only hours after a suicide bomber in army disguise attacked a military bus, killing 30 people - nearly all of them Afghan soldiers.

October 14, 2007 | By JASON STRAZIUSO Associated Press Writer | Nation


Analysis: Democrats running Congress no more successful than GOP in getting budget in on time

WASHINGTON - The most basic job of Congress is to pass the bills that pay the costs of running the government. After criticizing Republicans for falling down on the job last year, Democrats now are the ones stumbling.

October 14, 2007 | By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press Writer | Nation


Alleged captive killings in Iraq fight could be hard to prove as prosecutors target Marines

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Nearly three years after the battle of Fallujah earned Marines more Navy Cross medals for heroism than any other action in Iraq, prosecutors are investigating whether members of one squad killed a group of captured insurgents there.

October 14, 2007 | By THOMAS WATKINS Associated Press Writer | Nation


Aging inmates clogging nation’s prisons

HARDWICK, Ga. - It's about noon in middle Georgia and the sun is beating down on the yard at Men's State Prison.

October 14, 2007 | By SHANNON McCAFFREY Associated Press Writer | Nation


Gingrich decides against 2008 run for president, spokesman says

WASHINGTON - Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich will not run for president in 2008 after determining he could not legally explore a bid and remain as head of his tax-exempt political organization, a spokesman said Saturday.

October 14, 2007 | By LIBBY QUAID Associated Press Writer | Nation


Wedding Planning with Marcy E. Thornton

Weddings across the globe are pretty darn varied. Consider the differences between religious ceremonies, for instance: Protestant Christians stroll up and down the aisle to upbeat marches; blushing Islamic brides propose to their grooms; Mormons take their vows for life as well as the rest of eternity; and Buddhist couples don't actually marry, but instead pledge to pursue the greater Truth. Non-religious ceremonies can get even more diverse, with Medieval-themed dress or even an Elvis officiant.

October 13, 2007 | By MARCY E. THORNTON | Lifestyles Columnists


For the Public Health by Charles Hardy

For many of us, the word "health" is an individual concept: How do I feel today? If I don't feel well, I take my temperature and call my doctor, and he sees me or calls in a prescription.

October 13, 2007 | By CHARLES HARDY | Lifestyles Columnists


Henry Clay, horticulturist

Cooler temperatures and reduced humidity make gardening activities more pleasurable as summer fades and fall arrives. Linked with this period are a number of important horticultural activities that will enhance patios, yards, and gardens for the coming year. Some of these activities include:

October 13, 2007 | By HENRY CLAY | Lifestyles Columnists


Bulloch History by Roger Allen

Cotton is the lifeblood of many Bulloch Countians today, as it has been for more than a hundred years. The word "Cotton" translates to "coton" in French, and evens sounds the same in Arabic: "Qutun". This very versatile fabric revolutionized the way the world's population dressed, not to mention how they ran most of their daily affairs. The cotton plant is actually a member of the Mallow family, which also includes milkweed and hollyhock.

October 13, 2007 | By ROGER ALLEN | Lifestyles Columnists


Astrograph 9/29

You could be quite fortunate with friends or acquaintances willing to work on your behalf in order to gain advantageous arrangements for you. Doors could be opened to you without having to make a request.

October 13, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Turner-Ellrod

Jessica Brooks Turner became the bride of Christopher Ray Ellrod during a 4:30 p.m. ceremony held on April 28, 2007, at the Nevils United Methodist Church. James Taylor officiated.

October 13, 2007 | | Wedding Planner


Bridge 9/29

The opening ceremony for this year's world bridge championships in Shanghai takes place today. The premier events are the Bermuda Bowl, Venice Cup and Senior Bowl. In all three, the American teams start among the favorites.

October 13, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Tyree-Mock

Mr. and Mrs. Tim Tyree of Glennville announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Kristen Leigh Ann Tyree, to Kenton Mel Mock, son of Willette Mock and the late Mel Mock of Rocky Ford.

October 13, 2007 | | Wedding Planner


Neighbor charged in hanging, sexual assault of 6-year-old Texas girl

CORSICANA, Texas - A neighbor of a 6-year-old girl who was found hanged in her family's garage has been charged with sexual assault and capital murder, authorities said Friday.

October 13, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


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Leaked memo ensures attacks

ATLANTA - The first outside political group has already started to hammer Georgia Democrat Michelle Nunn using her leaked campaign plan that detailed her strategy and discussed her potential weaknesses as an Atlanta nonprofit executive seeking a seat in the U.S. Senate.

August 02, 2014 | By BILL BARROW Associated Press | Local


US doctor with Ebola in Atlanta for treatment

ATLANTA - An American doctor infected with the Ebola virus in Africa arrived in Atlanta for treatment Saturday, landing at a military base, then being whisked away to one of the most sophisticated hospital isolation units in the country, officials say.

August 02, 2014 | By RAY HENRY Associated Press | Local


Minor struggles again in Braves' 10-1 loss to Padres

SAN DIEGO - Mike Minor has had poor outings in three of his last four starts for the Atlanta Braves, meaning there's a good chance manager Fredi Gonzalez could pull him from the rotation.

August 02, 2014 | By BERNIE WILSON AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Detox is first step to a lasting recovery from addiction

Detox.

July 19, 2014 | Special to the Herald | News 4U


Emergency fund a must; here's how to build one

Most people face some sort of financial emergency during their lifetime. An emergency could range from home and car repairs, to a job loss or health scare.

July 13, 2014 | Special to the Herald | News 4U


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


Let's start talking about health and weight

Note: The following is one of a series of articles from the Canyon Ranch Institute dedicated to showing people how to live healthier and encouraging folks to take small steps to adjust their lifestyle.

June 08, 2014 | By PALMER STEVERSON and ANDREW PLEASANT, Ph.D. Canyon Ranch Institute | Columnists/Editorials


Why you must have life insurance

Life insurance isn't just for married couples with children. The need for life insurance is much broader.

June 06, 2014 | Special to the Herald | News 4U


Summer favorites with a healthy twist

(Note: The following is one of a series of articles from the Canyon Ranch Institute dedicated to showing people how to live healthier and encouraging folks to take small steps to adjust their lifestyle.)

June 04, 2014 | By KIM FLOYD, M.Ed., R.D., L.D.; JOYCELYN CORNTHWAITE, M.S., R.D., L.D., CDE and KELLY SHANNON Special to the Herald | News 4U


Deen Day Smith Awards - Past Honorees

Man of the Decade

February 28, 2014 | | Life


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