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Holiday shoppers crowd stores on last weekend before Christmas, as stores remain on edge

NEW YORK - The nation's shoppers - taking advantage of deep discounts and expanded hours - jammed stores over the last weekend before Christmas to try to grab a hard-to-find Wii or scoop up bargains on other items. But the spending surge may not be enough to offset what is shaping up to be a mediocre December for some retailers.

January 07, 2008 | By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO Associated Press Writer | National


Child soldiers being recruited at record pace in Congo, charity says

KINSHASA, Congo - Boys and girls are being recruited in record numbers to act as soldiers, spies and sex slaves in Congo and children have been spotted marching in formation in the war-wracked east of the country over the past week, international charity Save the Children said Monday.

January 07, 2008 | The Associated Press | World


French, Australian leaders visit Afghanistan, Karzai

KABUL, Afghanistan - Making the first-ever trip to Afghanistan by a French president, Nicolas Sarkozy met with Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Saturday to discuss the political and military situation in the war-torn country.

January 06, 2008 | By RAHIM FAIEZ Associated Press Writer | World


WHO: limited human-to-human bird flu transmission possible in Pakistan, no current threat

HANOI, Vietnam - Limited human-to-human bird flu transmission may have occurred in Pakistan, but no new infections have been reported for two weeks and there appears to be no threat of further spread, a top World Health Organization official said.

January 06, 2008 | By MARGIE MASON AP Medical Writer | World


Somalia aid passes through dangers to reach families

MERKA, Somalia - The handful of grain Abiye Omar clutches in her skinny hand has traveled a long way from the fertile fields of midwestern America to this desolate Somali seaside town.

January 06, 2008 | By KATHARINE HOURELD Associated Press Writer | World


Democrats find majority status has painful limits when Republicans are united

WASHINGTON - Democrats running Congress for the first time in more than a decade faltered at key points this year as they grudgingly passed important bills opposed by many, or even most, of their House members. When Republicans were in charge, they generally avoided a similar fate.

January 06, 2008 | By CHARLES BABINGTON Associated Press Writer | National


War-torn families reunited through technology at the holidays

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. - Wendy Derkits stood in front of the camera to deliver a holiday message thousands of miles away.

January 06, 2008 | By CHELSEA J. CARTER Associated Press Writer | National


Jurors resume deliberations in trial of black man accused of shooting white teen

RIVERHEAD, N.Y. - Jurors worked a rare weekend session Saturday as they struggled to reach a verdict in the trial of a black father accused of killing a white teenager during a racially charged encounter outside the man's home.

January 06, 2008 | By FRANK ELTMAN Associated Press Writer | National


As tiny number of schools throw money at aid, will others feel ripples?

When it comes to paying for college, cash-strapped families have had a few good tidings of late. A string of elite, private colleges have announced major boosts in financial aid.

January 06, 2008 | By JUSTIN POPE AP Education Writer | National


Bridge 12/22

Most Chinese fortune cookie mottoes are uninteresting, but I had one last month that was good: A bargain is something you don't need at a price you can't resist.

January 06, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Astrograph 12/22

In the year ahead, there are strong indications that you will increase your earning capacity considerably. Events and circumstances will provide the possibilities, but you must provide the motivation to jump into the heat of the battle.

January 06, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 12/22

DEAR DR. GOTT: I'm a 66-year-old cashier and stand eight hours a day. My previous job for many years was that of a waitress. The work I've done has created corns on several of my toes, and they really bother me. I have never seen anything in your column about this uncomfortable issue. My mother and one of my sisters were really bothered with them, also.

January 06, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Kathy Bradley - Feeling of Christmas should be embraced

I don't really mind 80-degree weather in December. In fact, I'd go so far as to say that I prefer it. I can sit on the deck and read the Sunday paper. I can take the dogs rambling wearing shorts and a t-shirt. I can get out of bed without gritting my teeth in preparation for the feel of cold tile on my bare feet.

January 06, 2008 | By KATHY BRADLEY | Lifestyles Columnists


Dear Abby 12/22

DEAR ABBY: I have a special cake recipe that I have perfected over the years. I get compliments on it and requests for the recipe every time I take one to any non-family gathering.

January 06, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Report says inexperienced navigator was on watch at time of Alaska ship’s grounding

JUNEAU, Alaska - A small cruise ship that ran aground last spring did so under the watch of a 22-year-old navigator fresh out of a maritime academy with no formal knowledge of Alaska waters, according to federal investigators.

January 06, 2008 | By STEVE QUINN Associated Press Writer | National


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US evacuates embassy in Libya amid clashes

WASHINGTON - The United States shut down its embassy in Libya on Saturday and evacuated its diplomats to neighboring Tunisia under U.S. military escort amid a significant deterioration in security in Tripoli as fighting intensified between rival militias, the State Department said.

July 26, 2014 | By MATTHEW LEE Associated Press | World




Statesboro-Bulloch County Sharks compete at state

TIFTON - The Statesboro-Bulloch County Sharks swim team sent 25 swimmers to the Georgia Recreation and Parks Association state swim meet on July 18 and 19.

July 25, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Sports


Rookie road king Hahn hurls Padres past Braves 5-2

ATLANTA - Rookie Jesse Hahn allowed only three hits in six innings to remain unbeaten on the road and the San Diego Padres beat Atlanta 5-2 on Friday night to continue their recent success against the Braves.

July 25, 2014 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves - AP


A sense of urgency

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons won't be easing their way into this season.

July 25, 2014 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons - AP


Montoya back at Indy intent on winning for Penske

INDIANAPOLIS - Juan Pablo Montoya is back at Indianapolis Motor Speedway - one night only, an encore of sorts, in a guest-starring role for Team Penske.

July 25, 2014 | The Associated Press | NASCAR - AP


Furyk, Petrovic, share Canadian Open lead

MONTREAL - Two-time winner Jim Furyk birdied two of his last four holes Friday in the Canadian Open to match the Royal Montreal record at 7-under 63 and tie Tim Petrovic atop the leaderboard.

July 25, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


Road to the Majors — Where are they now? (July 25 Update)

Eric Alonzo (P, GSU)

July 25, 2014 | From staff reports | Georgia Southern


Georgia Southern's Jackson ready to get started

When Georgia Southern's Edwin Jackson and Garrett Frye were asked what if felt like to be named second-team, All-Sun Belt before the 2014 season, they looked at each other for a quick moment.

July 25, 2014 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Georgia Southern


School board rolls back millage

The Bulloch County Board of Education is rolling back its millage rate 1 percent to avoid what would have to be announced as an increase in property taxes. Even so, total revenue and local revenue to the schools still will increase compared to last year's.

July 25, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Wilson to teachers: Bulloch schools will overcome challenges

As teachers prepare for the upcoming school year, Bulloch County Schools Superintendent Charles Wilson addressed the hardships the system has faced in the past months but remained positive the district will overcome them.

July 25, 2014 | By BROOKE RABON Herald Intern | Local


Hospital gunman kills caseworker, intended to kill others, official says

MEDIA, Pa. - A psychiatrist's patient ranted about a gun ban at a suburban medical complex before opening fire there, killing his caseworker and grazing his psychiatrist before the doctor pulled out his own weapon and fired back, authorities said Friday.

July 25, 2014 | The Associated Press | Nation


Emory University releases app for Civil War battle sites in Atlanta

ATLANTA - This week marks the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Atlanta, one of the key conflicts of the Civil War, and researchers at Emory University's Center for Digital Scholarship have released a mobile app for the tour.

July 25, 2014 | The Associated Press | Local


Take science seriously, but believe

At times, I enjoy the computer because there is so much information accessible at the touch of a button. I remember asking a student to type in the word cuneiform to see what she could find. She said, "It seems to be some kind of language, Mesopotamian or something, printed on a clay tablet. So what's the big deal?"

July 25, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


12-year-old girl finds, returns Georgia Southern lecturer's camera

While vacationing in Helen, Georgia, with her grandparents and cousins during the Fourth of July weekend, 12-year-old Emily Root stepped on what she believed was a fish.

July 25, 2014 | By BROOKE RABON Herald Intern | Local


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