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Girl whose injury at Minn. swimming pool led to legislation dies, 9 months after accident

MINNEAPOLIS - A 6-year-old girl whose intestines were partially sucked out by a swimming pool drain, leading to tougher safety legislation, has died, her family's attorney said Friday.

April 05, 2008 | By DOUG GLASS Associated Press Writer | National


‘Lunatic Asylum’ renaming in West Virginia sparks fury among mental health advocates

WESTON, W.Va. - It's an intriguing and provocative name that translates to Web hits, phone calls and tour tickets: the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum.

April 05, 2008 | By VICKI SMITH Associated Press Writer | National


AP answers your questions on the news, from flag patches on uniforms to becoming a delegate

Some voters walk away from presidential primaries and caucuses wanting more.

April 05, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Registered sex offender caught in Internet sting runs for mayor of Dallas suburb

WILMER, Texas - A registered sex offender collared in an Internet sting four years ago is running for mayor of a small Dallas suburb.

April 05, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


After a shooting rampage in Missouri, a racially tense campaign for mayor unfolds

KIRKWOOD, Mo. - Six weeks after a deadly shooting rampage rife with racial overtones in Kirkwood's City Council chambers, the issue of race has spilled over into the contest for mayor of this St. Louis suburb and produced a uniquely tense campaign.

April 05, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER LEONARD Associated Press Writer | National


Police Report - March 22

(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.)

April 05, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Bridge 3/22

Yogi Berra said, "You can observe a lot just by watching."

April 05, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Astrograph 3/22

You might feel like tossing in the towel in the year ahead, but don't be too quick to do so without good reason. You could be lucky in unusual ways and at the most unpredictable times if you just hold on a bit longer.

April 05, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 3/22

DEAR DR. GOTT: Like most of your fans, I would like to start with a compliment. You always seem to have the answer to the questions that many of us have but believe are too insignificant or unimportant to ask our doctor. You never respond in a manner that belittles the person asking, and for that I say thanks.

April 05, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 3/22

DEAR ABBY: You printed a letter from a woman who told you her pet peeve was that when she and her friends went to restaurants, they were addressed as "you guys" by the servers.

April 05, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Federal appeals court dismisses Florida primary challenge

ATLANTA - A federal appeals court dismissed a lawsuit against the Democratic National Committee over the party's decision to strip Florida of its delegates to its national convention.

April 05, 2008 | By GREG BLUESTEIN Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


State Department says passport files of 3 candidates breached

WASHINGTON - The passport files of the three presidential candidates - Sens. Barack Obama, Hillary Rodham Clinton and John McCain - have been breached, the State Department said Friday.

April 05, 2008 | BY DESMOND BUTLER and ANNE FLAHERTY Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


AT&T, Verizon Wireless dominate in record airwaves auction

WASHINGTON - The two largest cell phone companies dominated bidding in a record-setting government airwaves auction, according to results released Thursday.

April 05, 2008 | By JOHN DUNBAR Associated Press Writer | Washington


House investigators want Bush administration documents about overseas contracting loophole

WASHINGTON - House Democrats demanded documents Thursday about a multibillion-dollar overseas contracting loophole to track down how - and why - the Bush administration slipped it into plans to protect taxpayer money.

April 05, 2008 | By LARA JAKES JORDAN Associated Press Writer | Washington


Gates discusses US troop proposals for Iraq, including expected summer pause in drawdown

WASHINGTON - Top U.S. military leaders presented Defense Secretary Robert Gates with their strategy for future force levels in Iraq Thursday, including expected recommendations for a pause in troop cuts for as much as six weeks later this summer.

April 05, 2008 | By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press Writer | Washington


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Bulloch Academy splits with Pinewood

When Bulloch Academy and Pinewood Christian tangle on the hardwood, the atmosphere is always electric.

January 15, 2016 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Herald Correspondent | Prep Sports 360


Researchers confirm site of hangings for Salem witch trials

SALEM, Mass. - A team of researchers using historical documents and 21st-century archaeological techniques has confirmed the exact site where 19 innocent people were hanged during ...

January 15, 2016 | By MARK PRATT and RODRIQUE NGOWI Associated Press | Associated Press


Launching cancer moonshot, Biden says politics impeding cure

PHILADELPHIA - Vice President Joe Biden launched a "moonshot" initiative Friday to hasten a cure for cancer, aiming to use his final year in office to ...

January 15, 2016 | By JOSH LEDERMAN and KATHY MATHESON Associated Press | Associated Press


Jan. 15 - Mr. James Edward “Bubba” Deason Jr. passed away Tuesday, January 12, 2016, at the Effingha

Mr. James Edward "Bubba" Deason Jr.

January 14, 2016 | | Obituaries


What's next for lucky Powerball winners?

MUNFORD, Tenn. - If they're wise, the three mystery winners of the world-record $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot will talk seriously with experts in tax ...

January 14, 2016 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


House, Senate going separate ways

BALTIMORE - The year ahead promises to be one of bold ideas in the House, if Speaker Paul Ryan gets his way, with lawmakers debating sweeping ...

January 14, 2016 | By ERICA WERNER AP Congressional Correspondent | Associated Press


Winning Powerball tickets in California, Florida, Tennessee

LOS ANGELES - At least three winning tickets were sold in a record $1.5 billion Powerball drawing, including one in Florida, one in Tennessee and ...

January 14, 2016 | By ANDREW DALTON The Associated Press | Local


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


Make a will – It helps protect your loved ones

You care about your spouse. You care about your children. You care about your family. You care that the hard work you have done no ...

August 04, 2015 | Special to the Herald | News 4U


Deen Day Smith Awards - Past Honorees

Man of the Decade

February 28, 2014 | | Life


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