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Hostage drama ended with desert drive to safety

CAIRO, Egypt - The end of a 10-day ordeal for the tour group came far out in the desolate Sahara, when kidnappers lined up some of the captives and cocked their weapons. ''At that moment, we thought we were dead,'' said one Egyptian guide.

October 15, 2008 | By MAGGIE MICHAEL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Attorneys believe Rezko is talking to prosecutors

CHICAGO - Convicted political fixer Antoin ''Tony'' Rezko has been quietly visiting Chicago's federal courthouse, setting off speculation that he may be spilling secrets to prosecutors in return for a lenient sentence.

October 15, 2008 | By MIKE ROBINSON Associated Press Writer | National


Africans wary on new US command for continent

DAKAR, Senegal - A new command takes over all U.S. military operations in Africa on Wednesday, a program that many Africans fear has a hidden agenda skewed by the war on terror and a self-interested scramble for resources.

October 15, 2008 | By TODD PITMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Celtic musician to perform at Emma Kelly Theater Friday

Celtic musician Scott Williams will perform with his unique, hammered dulcimer Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the Emma Kelly Theater. The event is sponsored by the Center for Irish Studies at Georgia Southern University.

October 15, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Police Report - October 1

(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.)

October 15, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Astrograph 10/1

Your entrepreneurial skills could be heightened in the year ahead, and you might find yourself involved in numerous ambitious undertakings. Follow your instincts to develop them, and chances are you'll do fine.

October 15, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 10/1

DEAR DR. GOTT: Someone told me that prenatal vitamins are beneficial for women with hair loss. I found it odd, but maybe there's something in the ingredients that would promote hair growth. Have you, or perhaps your readers, heard of this?

October 15, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Bridge 10/1

West opens with a weak three-bid. What does it mean if you, North, make a takeout double?

October 15, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Mont. former same-sex partner gets parental rights

MISSOULA, Mont. - A judge ruled in favor of a woman who sought parental rights to a boy and girl adopted by her former same-sex partner, a decision described as a first for Montana.

October 15, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Reports warn of problems at ground zero hub in NYC

NEW YORK - The glittering, steel and glass domed rail hub had seemed for years to be the only thing that was going right at ground zero.

October 15, 2008 | By AMY WESTFELDT Associated Press Writer | National


Police: Mom says daughters’ remains in freezer

LUSBY, Md. - A bruised and starving 7-year-old girl walking alone on a gravel road led investigators to an even grimmer discovery: remains in a basement freezer that her adoptive mother said were the youngster's sisters.

October 15, 2008 | By BEN NUCKOLS Associated Press Writer | National


Judge rules against bird waste injunction in Okla.

TULSA, Okla - A federal judge has denied Oklahoma's request for a preliminary injunction to stop 13 Arkansas poultry companies from disposing of bird waste in the Illinois River watershed.

October 15, 2008 | By JUSTIN JUOZAPAVICIUS Associated Press Writer | National


Testimony ends in 25-year-old KFC murders in Texas

BRYAN, Texas - The night five people were abducted from a Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant 25 years ago, a van sped out its parking lot, being driven by a white man and carrying three people wearing KFC uniforms, a witness testified Monday.

October 15, 2008 | By MICHAEL GRACZYK Associated Press Writer | National


Nobel literature head: US too insular to compete

STOCKHOLM, Sweden - Bad news for American writers hoping for a Nobel Prize next week: the top member of the award jury believes the United States is too insular and ignorant to compete with Europe when it comes to great writing.

October 15, 2008 | By MALIN RISING and HILLEL ITALIE Associated Press Writers | Associated Press


Faster genetic test for flu virus approved

ATLANTA - The government approved a new genetic test for the flu virus Tuesday that will allow labs across the country to identify flu strains within four hours instead of four days.

October 15, 2008 | By MIKE STOBBE Associated Press Writer | National


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Challenger back in form

For the last two seasons, Evan Challenger has been the rock of Georgia Southern's weekend rotation.

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Brant, Ellis repeat as GISA state champions for BA

To say Saturday was a big day for high school track in field in Georgia would be a understatement.

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Sen. Hill to keynote annual Deen Day Smith Awards banquet

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5th Annual 180 Wars winners announced

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At Southeast Fire & Burglar Alarm Company – We are Growing Again

For nearly two decades, Aric Clements worked basically as a one-man operation, providing security and alarm systems and entertainment technology to homes and businesses in ...

April 21, 2017 | | Locally Owned


Coldwell Banker Tanner Realty introduces “The Hunt Real Estate Team”

After an extraordinary year of growth for Coldwell Banker Tanner Realty, Owner/Broker Jack Connor is pleased to announce the formation of "The Hunt Real ...

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Try Cottons Tire in Statesboro and Sylvania for all your automotive repairs

Cottons Tire has served the citizens of Sylvania's tire and auto repair needs for the past 30 years. Several years ago, the owners of ...

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Here’s why you should choose Forest Heights Pharmacy?

Ben Ross, pharmacist and owner of Forest Heights Pharmacy, is often asked why people should choose Forest Heights over a chain pharmacy.

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Celebrate every occasion at Orchid Restaurant

Orchid Restaurant is one of Statesboro's most magical restaurants. Owner Mai Lan Nguyen has created a casual elegance with Orchid combined with some of ...

March 14, 2017 | | Locally Owned


Bulloch Telephone is the GigaBT leader in Bulloch County

Bulloch Telephone Cooperative has been serving Bulloch County businesses and residences since 1951. They take pride in being the only locally owned and operated full ...

March 14, 2017 | | Locally Owned


ERA Hirsch Real Estate welcomes new agents

ERA Hirsch Real Estate recently announced the addition of Taylor Moody & Ryan Beasley to its' team of real estate sales professionals serving consumers in the ...

March 06, 2017 | | Locally Owned


180 Fitness and 40 East Grill introduce healthy, delicious weekly meal plan

Diet and exercise are the keys to keeping your new year's resolution and living a healthy lifestyle. At 180 Fitness they are focused on ...

February 06, 2017 | | Locally Owned


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