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Congo plane crashes at end of runway and bursts into flames

GOMA, Congo - A Congolese jetliner with about 85 people on board failed to take off Tuesday from an airport in this eastern town, slamming into a busy market neighborhood at the end of the runway and bursting into flames, officials said.

April 30, 2008 | By CHARLES NTIRYCHA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Ex-leader recalls Warsaw Ghetto uprising

LODZ, Poland - Marek Edelman, the last surviving commander of the 1943 uprising in the Warsaw ghetto by a handful of scrappy, poorly armed Jews against the Nazi army, becomes emotional when he speaks of the fighters he led.

April 30, 2008 | By MONIKA SCISLOWSKA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bridge 4/15

Mark Twain said, "Be careful when reading health books; you may die of a misprint."

April 30, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Jurors deliberate in case of elderly women accused of hit-and-run killings for insurance

LOS ANGELES - Jurors began deliberating the fate of two elderly women accused of killing homeless men to collect insurance money, after a prosecutor said the women had gone ''out of their way to target men who had nothing.''

April 30, 2008 | By LINDA DEUTSCH Associated Press Writer | National


Bridge 4/16

H.G. Wells wrote, "His studies were pursued but never effectually overtaken."

April 30, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Astrograph 4/16

There's a strong possibility you will end up having jurisdiction in some manner over the affairs of others. Handle it as best you can, because it'll prove to be significant to your future.

April 30, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 4/16

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am a 17-year-old female, 5 feet 9 inches, 130 pounds, athletic and in relatively good health.

April 30, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 4/16

DEAR ABBY: For most of my life, I have parted my hair on the right. I am now being told that men should part their hair on the left. Is there a correct side for men?

April 30, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Regents approve tuition hike for 2008 freshmen

COLUMBUS - Incoming freshmen at Georgia Southern University will pay $119 more in tuition per semester in 2008 than their predecessors under tuition increases approved by the state Board of Regents.

April 30, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Schools prepare for the CRCT tests

Next week, students all across the state will begin taking mandatory tests - even those in first grade.

April 30, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Delta, Northwest face challenge of merging fleets, employees

Delta and Northwest executives want to smoothly complete their deal to create the world's largest airline by the end of the year. But investors reacted negatively Tuesday, amid word there are no plans for further domestic flight cuts as well as the challenges of integrating companies with contrasting cultures, planes and labor relations.

April 30, 2008 | By HARRY R. WEBER and JOSHUA FREED Associated Press Writers | National


Pope Benedict XVI says he is ’deeply ashamed’ of clergy sex abuse scandal

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE - Traveling on his first papal journey to the United States, Pope Benedict XVI confronted the clergy sex abuse scandal, saying Tuesday that he was ''deeply ashamed'' of the problem and vowing to keep pedophiles out of the priesthood.

April 30, 2008 | By VICTOR L. SIMPSON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Carter embraces Hamas official at West Bank meeting

JERUSALEM - Former President Carter angered Israel's government Tuesday by embracing a Hamas politician during a visit to the West Bank, ignoring Israeli and U.S. designation of the Islamic militants as a terror group.

April 30, 2008 | By JOSEF FEDERMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


19 Ugandan schoolgirls killed in dormitory fire

KAMPALA, Uganda - Sobbing Ugandan parents sifted through the ashes of a school dormitory Tuesday, searching for their daughters after a fire swept through the building, killing 19 schoolgirls and two adults.

April 30, 2008 | By GODFREY OLUKYA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


25 Egypt opposition members sentenced

CAIRO, Egypt - An Egyptian military court on Tuesday convicted 25 key members of Egypt's largest opposition group and sentenced them to up to 10 years in jail, a security official said.

April 30, 2008 | By MAGGIE MICHAEL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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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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