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Cuba's new parliament could reveal Castro's political future

HAVANA - The new parliament chosen by Cuban voters could ultimately send ailing 81-year-old Fidel Castro into permanent retirement.

February 05, 2008 | By ANITA SNOW Associated Press Writer | World


Suicide bomber kills 18 at Iraqi funeral, but misses security official who is apparent target

BAGHDAD - A suicide bomber apparently targeting a senior security official blew himself up inside a funeral tent Monday, killing 18 people in the latest of a series of deadly attacks chipping away at the notion of a calmer Iraq.

February 05, 2008 | By HAMZA HENDAWI Associated Press Writer | World


Israel goes electric: Government vows to introduce green cars by 2011

JERUSALEM - Israel's government on Monday endorsed the ambitious plan of a private entrepreneur to install the world's first electric car network here by 2011, with half a million recharging stations to crisscross the tiny nation.

February 05, 2008 | By ARON HELLER Associated Press Writer | World


Police Report - January 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.

February 05, 2008 | | Crime Report


British defense chief says stolen laptop with personal data could have been targeted

LONDON - British Defense Secretary Des Browne told lawmakers Monday he could not discount the possibility that a stolen laptop containing sensitive details on 600,000 prospective military recruits had been specifically targeted for theft.

February 05, 2008 | By DAVID STRINGER Associated Press Writer | World


Study discounts theory on why poor kids are more likely to be overweight

DES MOINES, Iowa - New research discounts a common theory on why poor children are more likely to be overweight than children from wealthier families.

February 05, 2008 | By AMY LORENTZEN Associated Press Writer | National


Illegal immigrants to be refused Michigan driver's licenses beginning Tuesday

LANSING, Mich. - Michigan will no longer let illegal immigrants get driver's licenses, a practice just seven other states continue to allow.

February 05, 2008 | By TIM MARTIN Associated Press Writer | National


How much responsibility does oil-gas industry have in Katrina disaster?

IN THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER DELTA - Service canals dug to tap oil and natural gas dart everywhere through the black mangrove shrubs, bird rushes and golden marsh. From the air, they look like a Pac-Man maze superimposed on an estuarine landscape 10 times the size of Grand Canyon National Park.

February 05, 2008 | By CAIN BURDEAU Associated Press Writer | National


6, including clerk, accused of scamming station out of gas at a tenth of a penny a gallon

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. - A gas station clerk is accused of defrauding her boss out of nearly $50,000 by selling fuel to her family and friends for a tenth of a penny a gallon.

February 05, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


94-year-old Tennessee man abducted, beaten to death, hand hacked off; 3 arrested

MORRISTOWN, Tenn. - A 94-year-old man was found fatally beaten early Monday in a thicket of bushes, his left hand cut off, and three people were arrested in what might have been a botched robbery, authorities said.

February 05, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Despite working for feds as drug informant, Nigerian immigrant is facing deportation

BOSTON - More than two decades ago, Frank Enwonwu got caught smuggling five ounces of heroin into the United States from his homeland in Nigeria. He admitted his mistake and readily agreed to work as an informant, believing the U.S. had promised to keep him safe.

February 05, 2008 | By DENISE LAVOIE Associated Press Writer | National


Martin Luther King called 'champion of peace' in holiday service at Ebenezer Baptist Church

ATLANTA - More than 2,000 people crowded Ebenezer Baptist Church on Monday to honor the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s commitment to peace and equality and note the importance of his legacy in this election year.

February 05, 2008 | By ERRIN HAINES Associated Press Writer | National


About 50 white separatists rally where 20,000 'Jena 6' supporters marched months earlier

JENA, La. - About 50 white separatists protested the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday Monday in this tiny town, which was thrust into the spotlight months ago by 20,000 demonstrators who claimed prosecutors discriminated against blacks.

February 05, 2008 | By MARY FOSTER Associated Press Writer | National


Obama says Bill Clinton's criticism untruthful: a look at past statements

WASHINGTON - Barack Obama challenged Bill Clinton's truthfulness Monday in a deepening feud with the husband of Obama's Democratic presidential rival.

February 05, 2008 | By LARRY MARGASAK Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


New Zealand bids farewell to Mount Everest conqueror Hillary

AUCKLAND, New Zealand - Sherpas laid prayer scarves on Sir Edmund Hillary's coffin as thousands across New Zealand bid farewell to the Mount Everest conqueror Tuesday. An honor guard held ice axes aloft as his casket was carried through their lines.

February 05, 2008 | By RAY LILLEY Associated Press Writer | World


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October 30 - Mrs. Eva Roberson Bland Blackburn, age 81, died Wednesday morning, October 29, 2014, at

Mrs. Eva Roberson Bland Blackburn

October 29, 2014 | | Obituaries


Bumgarner carries Giants to the title

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Madison Bumgarner pitched five innings of near-perfect relief and the San Francisco Giants held off the Kansas City Royals 3-2 Wednesday night in Game 7 of the World Series for their third championship in five seasons.

October 29, 2014 | By BEN WALKER AP Baseball Writer | Sports


Duncan has Screven County clicking on all cylinders

SYLVANIA - When Ron Duncan arrived at Screven County prior to the 2012 season, the Gamecocks were in a decade-long rut.

October 29, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Badcock Home Furniture & More Presents: Prep Sports Spotlight

Halfway through the season, the Metter Tigers found themselves with their backs against the wall.

October 29, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


NFL Weekend Picks: Huge matchup in messy NFC South

Back in 2010, New Orleans went 11-5 and Seattle was 7-9. But the Saints were a wild card for the playoffs and the Seahawks won their division.

October 29, 2014 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


NCAA hands Gurley 4-game suspension

ATHENS - The NCAA said Wednesday that Georgia star running back Todd Gurley must sit out until Nov. 15 for accepting more than $3,000 for autographed memorabilia and other items over a two-year period.

October 29, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | UGA


Gov. Deal compares Democrat Carter to Obama

ATLANTA - Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal is joining GOP candidates across the country increasingly working to tie their Democratic opponents to President Barack Obama in the final days of his campaign against Jason Carter, the grandson of former President Jimmy Carter.

October 29, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


For Biden, silver lining if Senate fight is a draw

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is crossing his fingers that Republicans won't come close to capturing the six Senate seats they need to seize the majority in next week's election. But for Vice President Joe Biden, there's a silver lining if Republicans fall just short.

October 29, 2014 | By JOSH LEDERMAN Associated Press | Nation


East Georgia band festival packs Womack

More than 3,000 people packed Statesboro High School's Womack Field Saturday to catch the sounds of the 38th Annual East Georgia Marching Band Festival.

October 29, 2014 | By ROGER ALLEN Special to the Herald | Local


The first Portal Panthers

PORTAL - The Portal Panthers celebrated their homecoming two weeks ago, but a few more alums will get an encore performance when Jenkins County comes to town on Friday night.

October 29, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360




A Royal beating

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Lorenzo Cain looped a two-run single and Eric Hosmer chopped a two-run double over shortstop in a seven-run second inning as the Kansas City Royals battered the San Francisco Giants 10-0 Tuesday night to force a decisive Game 7 in the World Series.

October 28, 2014 | By BEN WALKER AP Baseball Writer | Sports


Monken accepts responsibility for Army violations

A contrite Jeff Monken accepted responsibility on Tuesday for a football recruiting trip that happened a month after he was hired as head coach at Army and resulted in minor NCAA violations.

October 28, 2014 | By JOHN KEKIS AP Sports Writer | Sports


College Football Playoff Top 25 released

Mississippi State, Florida State, Auburn and Mississippi are the top four teams in the first College Football Playoff rankings.

October 28, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


Gurley or no, it's UGA's to lose

ATHENS - With or without Todd Gurley, the Georgia Bulldogs are big favorites to hand Florida another defeat.

October 28, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | UGA


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