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Charles Taylor war crimes trial resumes with blood diamond expert's testimony

THE HAGUE, Netherlands - The war crimes trial of Charles Taylor, Liberia's former president, heard its first testimony Monday and saw video of victims telling of being sexually assaulted or dismembered by rebels who plundered West African diamond fields.

January 22, 2008 | By MIKE CORDER Associated Press Writer | World


Police Report - January 8

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.

January 22, 2008 | | Crime Report


Dear Abby 1/7

DEAR ABBY: I have two adult sons living at home, ages 22 and 24. Both are working. I have recently retired, and my income has become half of what it was before. I told my sons that if they are to continue living here, they must pay room and board of $30 a week or find a place to live with the amenities they have here.

January 22, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Former death row inmate enters pleas to win release from jail

OTTAWA, Ohio - A British citizen who spent two decades on Ohio's death row was released from jail Monday after pleading no contest to three charges related to a fire that killed a 2-year-old girl.

January 22, 2008 | By JOHN SEEWER Associated Press Writer | National


6 snowmobilers rescued in Colorado after 3 days trapped in mountains

CONEJOS, Colo. - Six snowmobilers missing for three days in the snowy southern Colorado mountains were brought to safety Monday after calling 911 from a remote outpost where they sought refuge.

January 22, 2008 | By ROBERT WELLER Associated Press Writer | National


Crime-wary Americans shun popular strip of Mexican beaches

PLAYAS DE ROSARITO, Mexico - Assaults on American tourists have brought hard times to hotels and restaurants that dot Mexican beaches just south of the border from San Diego.

January 21, 2008 | By ELLIOT SPAGAT Associated Press Writer | National


Ogeechee Tech names new director of Resource Development

Kathleen Kosmoski has joined Ogeechee Technical College as the director of Resource Development and will work with the Ogeechee Tech Foundation, Inc. in support of scholarships and other programs at the College. A native of Chicago, Kosmoski most recently worked as the executive director of the American Red Cross Chapter in Augusta, but is widely known in the Bulloch County area for her seven years of work as the chapter manager at the local Red Cross Chapter.

January 21, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Business


Bulloch History by Roger Allen

In 1865, King Louis the 14th was very busy persecuting the group of French Protestants known as the Huguenots. On August 8th of that year, he revoked the "Edict of Nantes", in which the religious freedoms of non-Catholic Frenchmen had been guaranteed. Along the Moselle River, in the Alsace-Lorraine region, the Mazels were suspected by authorities to be some of the most militant Huguenots.

January 21, 2008 | By ROGER ALLEN | Lifestyles Columnists


Exit poll indicates Saakashvili will win Georgian presidential election

TBILISI, Georgia - President Mikhail Saakashvili headed for victory in Saturday's election, according to an exit poll in this former Soviet republic where he is fighting accusations of authoritarian tendencies four years after coming to power as a champion of democracy.

January 21, 2008 | By MARIA DANILOVA Associated Press Writer | World


Small plane carrying 10 people crashes off Kodiak Island in Alaska, at least 6 dead

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A small plane crashed Saturday in waters off Kodiak island in southern Alaska, killing six of the 10 people on board, authorities said.

January 21, 2008 | By JEANNETTE J. LEE Associated Press Writer | National


Tatums celebrate 50 years

January 21, 2008 | | Anniversaries


For the Public Health by Mondi Mason, Ph.D., MPH

It's time again for New Year's resolutions. Many of us are resolving to make a lifestyle change to improve our health, such as exercise regularly, lose some weight, quit smoking, or get a health screening. Remember, change is a process, not an event, and it takes a long-term commitment and requires a supportive environment.

January 21, 2008 | By MONDI MASON, Ph.D.,MPH | Lifestyles Columnists


Fun with the family by Julie Lavender

Decorations and lights are put away for another year, heralding in the dawn of a new year and new beginnings. What was on your list of resolutions and changes for 2008? Have you tossed the diet aside already? Forget the pounds and the promises this year and make one simple goal - put family first. Plan to spend time with those you love, with simple things like watching ants crawl or roasting marshmallows to elaborate plans like building forts or going on extravagant vacations. Make an effort to make memorable times with special people, memories that will last throughout the year.

January 21, 2008 | By JULIE LAVENDER | Lifestyles Columnists


Police Report - January 7

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.

January 21, 2008 | | Crime Report


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy

If we had our way about it, likely none of us would choose the unpleasant paths of life; rather we would choose the easy road, where the ground is smooth and straight, and the paths clearly marked. Consider that the first inclination of parents, when given the choice, is usually...and understandably...to help their children avoid hardship whenever possible.

January 21, 2008 | By LARRY SHEEHY | Lifestyles Columnists


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Georgia to ask for Gurley's reinstatement

ATHENS - Mark Richt said he was optimistic on Wednesday as Georgia was expected to file a request with the NCAA for tailback Todd Gurley's eligibility to be reinstated.

October 22, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | UGA


NFL Weekend Picks: Broncos have bad Chargers memory

The Denver Broncos fear no one in the AFC, nor should they given their recent record.

October 22, 2014 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Badcock Home Furniture & More Presents: Prep Sports Spotlight

As the Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets entered the 2014 season, they knew that they would need a spark. The entire offensive backfield from last season had graduated, leaving SEB to rely heavily on youth and inexperience.

October 22, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


ACC cherishes exposure of Thursday Night Lights

Atlantic Coast Conference football has enjoyed a long run in the starring role on Thursday Night Lights.

October 22, 2014 | BY HANK KURZ Jr. AP Sports Writer | Sports


SEC teams not done knocking each other off

All the hand-wringing over the SEC's near-monopoly of the top 5 might well prove a moot point.

October 22, 2014 | BY JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer | Sports


Deal promises review of Georgia's school funding

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal pledged an exhaustive review of the state's system for funding schools this week, 13 days before voters go to the polls.

October 22, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Georgia launches Hunters Helping Farmers program

Boars. Wild hogs. Feral pigs.

October 22, 2014 | Georgia Wildlife Resources Division | Local


Scare on the Square set for Saturday

It's time to get your annual Scare on the Square.

October 22, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Canada's PM says shooting rampage was terrorism

OTTAWA, Ontario - Two deadly attacks in three days against members of the military stunned Canadians and raised fears their country was being targeted for reprisals for joining the U.S.-led air campaign against an extremist Islamic group in Iraq and Syria.

October 22, 2014 | By BENJAMIN SHINGLER and ROB GILLIES Associated Press | World


'Obamacare' navigators aided consumers in need, report shows

Consumers in Georgia and three other states who were helped by navigators for the 2014 insurance exchanges tended to be people of color who were not financially secure, a recently released report says.

October 22, 2014 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


3 family friendly frightening films

With Halloween just around the corner, here are three films that will give viewers a fright without gratuitous violence.

October 22, 2014 | By DYLAN CANNON Deseret News National | Hot topics


North Korean detainee reunites with family in Ohio

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - An Ohio man detained for nearly half a year in North Korea returned to a very emotional homecoming Wednesday amid tears of joy and hugs from his wife and surprised children.

October 22, 2014 | By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press | Nation


At Berlin Wall, Kerry warns against Cold War redux

BERLIN - Surrounded by relics of the Cold War, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his German counterpart warned Wednesday against a return to the bitter divide between East and West over the current crisis in Ukraine.

October 22, 2014 | By MATTHEW LEE AP Diplomatic Writer | World


Bedouin Israeli doctor mysteriously turns jihadi

HURA, Israel - He was a quiet whiz kid at the top of his class in Israel, who overcame tough odds in this minority Arab village to become a star medical student and hospital intern.

October 22, 2014 | By ARON HELLER Associated Press | World


Bumgarner, Giants stop Royals 7-1 in Series opener

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Madison Bumgarner and the San Francisco Giants put a sudden stop to the Kansas City Royals' perfect postseason roll.

October 22, 2014 | By BEN WALKER AP Baseball Writer | Sports


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