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US seeks to link prisoner to Sept 11 attacks in first Guantanamo trial

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba - A former driver for Osama bin Laden knew the target of the fourth hijacked plane on Sept. 11, a prosecutor said Tuesday as he sought to undercut defense arguments that the Guantanamo prisoner was a low-level employee of the terrorist leader.

August 06, 2008 | By MIKE MELIA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Immunity law passed in Italy

ROME - Italy's Parliament gave final approval Tuesday to a contentious law that grants immunity from prosecution to Premier Silvio Berlusconi and other top Italian officials.

August 06, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Sharpton’s lawyers say feds have dropped tax probe

NEW YORK - Federal prosecutors have disbanded their criminal investigation into the financial dealings of the Rev. Al Sharpton and his Harlem civil rights group, the minister and his lawyers said Tuesday.

August 06, 2008 | By DAVID B. CARUSO Associated Press Writer | National


Believers Church to give away 500 supply-filled bookbags at school bash

Believers Church is hosting a "Back to School Bash" Saturday, July 26, from 9-11 a.m., where the first 500 students in grades K-8 will receive a free book bag filled with school supplies. There will be hot dogs and drinks available, face painting, temporary tattoos and games as well as a drawing for gift cards. Believers Church is located at 7059 Harville Road. For more information call 681-1446.

August 06, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Local


No survivors so far found following B-52 crash

HONOLULU - The Air Force continued to hold out hope of finding survivors Tuesday in the crash of a B-52 bomber off Guam, but a brigadier general said there was no evidence that any of the airmen were alive.

August 06, 2008 | By JAYMES SONG Associated Press Writer | National


Karadzic hid in plain view to elude capture

BELGRADE, Serbia - For more than a decade, the world's most-wanted war crimes fugitive displayed a talent for eluding international justice. His secret? Hide in plain sight.

August 06, 2008 | By DUSAN STOJANOVIC Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


ACLU challenges Ala. voter law barring felons

MONTGOMERY, Ala. - After serving eight months behind bars for a conviction of receiving stolen property, Annette McWashington Pruitt was excited about the prospect of being able to vote again.

August 06, 2008 | By BOB JOHNSON Associated Press Writer | National


Blackwater brand shift: Security to take back seat

MOYOCK, N.C. - Blackwater Worldwide, the company that unwittingly became a catchall brand name for security contractors in Iraq, wants to shift its business away from the sector that earned it hundreds of millions of dollars.

August 06, 2008 | By MATT APUZZO and MIKE BAKER Associated Press Writer | National


Few police agencies address suicides within ranks

MILWAUKEE - Police Sgt. Chuck Cross pointed his department-issue .40-caliber handgun at his temple, finger on the trigger, as he sat drunk against his hallway wall.

August 06, 2008 | By CARRIE ANTLFINGER Associated Press Writer | National


Wachovia loses $8.9B, cuts 6,350 workers, dividend

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Wachovia Corp. reported a surprisingly large second-quarter loss Tuesday, deflating Wall Street's hopes that the nation's big banks are weathering the credit crisis well. The bank said it lost $8.86 billion, is slashing its dividend and eliminating 10,750 positions after losses tied to mortgages soared.

August 06, 2008 | By IEVA M. AUGSTUMS AP Business Writer | National


School board brings back paddling with parental permission

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ga. - Twiggs County principals will be pulling out their dusty paddles when school resumes and using them when students act up.

August 06, 2008 | By JULIE HUBBARD The Telegraph in Macon | National


’Unfathomable’ end for victim of womb-slash slay

PITTSBURGH - Authorities say a slain pregnant woman may have been alive and was possibly drugged when a baby was ripped from her womb, allegedly by a woman who tried to pass the infant off as her own.

August 05, 2008 | By RAMESH SANTANAM Associated Press Writer | National


McCain says Obama still wrong on Iraq, Afghanistan

KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine - Republican Sen. John McCain insisted on Monday that he has been consistently right on both Iraq and Afghanistan while Democratic rival Sen. Barack Obama ''has been completely wrong.''

August 05, 2008 | BY TOM RAUM Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Bush gives US Olympians a rousing send-off

WASHINGTON - President Bush gave U.S. Olympians a rousing White House send-off to next month's games in Beijing, urging them Monday to ''compete swifter, higher and stronger'' but also be mindful they will be ''ambassadors of liberty'' to the people of China and elsewhere.

August 05, 2008 | By JENNIFER LOVEN Associated Press Writer | Washington


Facebook gets a facelift to help users share

NEW YORK - The popular online hangout Facebook is sporting a new look to reflect changes in how its members communicate with each other and how they share photos and updates about their lives.

August 05, 2008 | By ANICK JESDANUN AP Internet Writer | National


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On Football: A look at what got done at NFL meetings

PHOENIX - NFL owners got plenty done in their meetings, including approving the Raiders' relocation from Oakland to Las Vegas, and addressing a variety of rules ...

March 29, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Odd-looking Ronaldo bust steals the show at airport ceremony

FUNCHAL, Portugal - Cristiano Ronaldo has an airport named after him, but it was his odd-looking statue that attracted attention in Wednesday's ceremony honoring the ...

March 29, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Wildfire burns 250 acres, destroys home in southeast Georgia

SAVANNAH – Crews worked Wednesday to contain a wildfire that destroyed a family's mobile home and several other buildings as it burned about 250 acres ...

March 29, 2017 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Braves' new ballpark could be game-changer for industry

ATLANTA - The Braves' new ballpark looks like a throwback stadium with its green seats, brick walls and its old-school, intimate feel.

March 29, 2017 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Local


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


Start the New Year saving money with compounding at Forest Heights Pharmacy

Forest Heights Pharmacy has a full service compounding lab offering cost saving solutions other pharmacies can't. When traditional medicine does not fit your needs ...

January 25, 2017 | | Locally Owned


At Southeast Fire & Burglar Alarm Company, we are who we say we are, and we can prove it

Uniform shirts, company issued ID badges, and company branded vehicles may not seem to be a big deal, but when the safety of your family ...

January 25, 2017 | | Locally Owned


Let the Sack Company inspect your HVAC units

The New Year is the perfect time for fresh starts. What better way to begin 2017 than refreshing the air you breathe daily in your ...

January 25, 2017 | | Locally Owned


Statesboro Realtor Bubba Hunt predicts strong 2017 for Real Estate

Winning is the theme for Statesboro for 2017. With this in mind, we reached out to one of the winningest local business leaders and realtors ...

January 25, 2017 | | Locally Owned


Learn why everyone is thrilled Cottons Tire is now in Statesboro

There is a reason that, for over 30 years, customers continue to select Cottons Tire, now with locations in Statesboro and Sylvania, as their one ...

January 23, 2017 | | Locally Owned


Deen Day Smith Awards - Past Honorees

Man of the Decade

February 28, 2014 | | Life


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