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US reopening review of torture charges

WASHINGTON - The Bush administration said Thursday that it is re-examining the conclusions of an investigation that found the government acted appropriately in the case of a Canadian engineer seized by U.S. officials and sent to Syria and allegedly tortured.

June 20, 2008 | By DESMOND BUTLER Associated Press Writer | Washington


Home foreclosures set record in first quarter

WASHINGTON - Home foreclosures and late payments set records over the first three months of the year and are expected to keep rising, stark signs of the housing crisis' mounting damage to homeowners and the economy.

June 20, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | Washington


Astronauts in midst of spacewalk to outfit lab

HOUSTON - Two astronauts stepped outside the international space station Thursday for a spacewalk to spruce up the orbiting outpost's newest room - a $1 billion Japanese lab.

June 20, 2008 | By JUAN A. LOZANO Associated Press Writer | National


Steroids dealer found dead at North Texas home

PLANO, Texas - A convicted steroids dealer who recently met with NFL security officials and gave them names of players he said bought steroids from him was found shot to death in his home Thursday, police said.

June 20, 2008 | By SCHUYLER DIXON Associated Press Writer | National


Small cities should prepare for fewer flights

PRESCOTT, Ariz. - The rejection from Air Midwest came swiftly on a one-page fax. The carrier couldn't afford to fly to the mountain community of Prescott anymore, officials said. The city would simply have to find a new tenant for its tiny airport.

June 20, 2008 | By CHRIS KAHN AP Business Writer | National


Ill. scandal threatens to cast shadow on presidential race

CHICAGO - A day after Barack Obama sealed the Democratic nomination for president, a corruption scandal involving a fundraiser who helped bankroll his past campaigns resurfaced to slightly dampen the festivities.

June 20, 2008 | By MIKE ROBINSON Associated Press Writer | National


Lesbian kiss at Seattle ballpark stirs up gay-friendly town

SEATTLE - Most of the time, a kiss is just a kiss in the stands at Seattle Mariners games. The crowd hardly even pays attention when fans smooch.

June 20, 2008 | By MANUEL VALDES Associated Press Writer | National


Egypt uncovers ’missing’ pyramid of a pharaoh

SAQQARA, Egypt - Egyptian archaeologists have uncovered the ''missing pyramid'' of a pharaoh and a ceremonial procession road where high priests carried mummified remains of sacred bulls, Egypt's antiquities chief said Thursday.

June 20, 2008 | By KATARINA KRATOVAC Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Palestinian girl, Israeli killed in fighting

JERUSALEM - An Israeli missile aimed at a group of militants struck a house in the Gaza Strip on Thursday and killed a 6-year-old Palestinian girl, Palestinian officials said, hours after an Israeli was killed by a Hamas mortar barrage fired from the area.

June 20, 2008 | By JOSEF FEDERMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Summer Sports Show: Hatcher & the MLB draft - Presented by Farmers and Merchants Bank

June 20, 2008 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Summer Sports Show


WWII vet who earned Medal of Honor at 17 dies

JACKSON, Miss. - Jack Lucas, who at 14 lied his way into military service during World War II and became the youngest Marine to receive the Medal of Honor, died Thursday in a Hattiesburg, Miss., hospital. He was 80.

June 20, 2008 | By CHRIS TALBOTT Associated Press Writer | National


US, British diplomats attacked in Zimbabwe

HARARE, Zimbabwe - U.S. and British diplomats were attacked Thursday as they tried to investigate political violence in Zimbabwe and a U.S. Embassy staffer was beaten, an embassy spokesman said.

June 20, 2008 | By ANGUS SHAW Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Retailers report May results above expectations

NEW YORK - Tax rebate checks gave consumers a little extra money in their pockets during May, but most were still spending conservatively, buying necessities such as food and gas and shying away from splurging on clothing or furniture. The result was some better-than-expected sales for the nation's retailers, with lower-priced merchants like discounters and wholesale clubs showing the strongest gains.

June 20, 2008 | By MAE ANDERSON AP Business Writer | National


Dear Abby 6/5

DEAR ABBY: Our parents make my sister and me go with them to visit our grandparents one Saturday a month. They live two hours away. We don't like having to waste our Saturday this way. My sister and I are 15 and 16, and we're old enough to stay home alone. When we are there, all we do is sit there bored while our parents and grandparents talk.

June 19, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Electricity outages anger, frustrate Pakistanis

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Pakistan is experiencing its worst electricity shortages in years, and the signs are everywhere.

June 19, 2008 | By NAHAL TOOSI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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The Sack Company sponsors local students for SkillsUSA

On Thursday, March 17, nine students from Statesboro High School went to the Georgia International Convention Center in Atlanta to showcase their skills and compete ...

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Spring and Easter… the perfect time for Lori Grice portraits

The welcoming of warmer weather and flowers blooming signals the beginning of spring and the upcoming Easter holiday. Easter brings families together to celebrate the ...

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Victoria Family Practice Medical Clinic

Since entering the Statesboro healthcare market in 2009, Dr. Daniel Okungbowa has embraced the community with a passion of ensuring that every citizen has access ...

December 22, 2015 | | Locally Owned


The Lodge at Bethany scheduled to open to the community

Nestled among the oak trees of what was once the Gesmon Neville Family Farm, The Lodge at Bethany, an extension of the long-standing history of ...

December 22, 2015 | | Locally Owned


Deen Day Smith Awards - Past Honorees

Man of the Decade

February 28, 2014 | | Life


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