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Bomb explodes in a suburb of Sri Lanka’s capital, killing 16, military says

NUGEGODA, Sri Lanka - A bomb exploded Wednesday evening near the entrance to a popular department store in a busy Colombo suburb, killing 16 people and wounding 37 in a rare attack on civilians that the military blamed on Tamil Tiger rebels.

December 13, 2007 | By ERANGA JAYAWARDENA Associated Press Writer | Nation


Sudan charges British teacher with inciting hatred after students name teddy bear ’Muhammad’

KHARTOUM, Sudan - Sudan charged a British teacher Wednesday with inciting religious hatred after she allowed her students to name a teddy bear Muhammad, an offense that could subject her to 40 lashes, the Justice Ministry said.

December 13, 2007 | By ALFRED de MONTESQUIOU Associated Press Writer | Nation


Eagles release 2008 schedule

Georgia Southern Football will host six games at Paulson Stadium during the 2008 season, as announced by Director of Athletics Sam Baker.

December 13, 2007 | Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern


2 deputies killed by police vehicle during Fla. car chase, authorities search for suspects

PAHOKEE, Fla. - Two Palm Beach County sheriff's deputies who had tried to stop a stolen vehicle on a rural road in the Everglades were killed when they were struck by a fellow deputy's patrol car early Wednesday. The driver of the patrol car was injured, authorities said.

December 13, 2007 | By BRIAN SKOLOFF Associated Press Writer | Nation


Police told searchers looking for missing woman to watch for blue plastic barrel

BOLINGBROOK, Ill. - Searchers looking for a former police officer's missing wife were told by police to watch for a blue plastic barrel that could fit the woman's body inside, one of the searchers said.

December 13, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


Researchers discover ‘‘teenager galaxies’’ after 92-hour vigil

LONDON (AP) - Young galaxies, so faint that scientists struggled to prove they were there at all, have been discovered by aiming two of the world's most powerful telescopes at a single patch of sky for nearly 100 hours.

December 13, 2007 | By RAPHAEL G. SATTER Associated Press Writer | Nation


Ted Turner’s land grab generates suspicion in Nebraska; is he trying to drive ranchers out?

MULLEN, Neb. - Ted Turner's men didn't flinch. As the price climbed past $8 million, $9 million, $9.5 million, they continued bidding at a rapid-fire pace.

December 13, 2007 | By NATE JENKINS Associated Press Writer | Nation


Bush promises Olmert and Abbas of U.S. involvement in search for peace agreement

WASHINGTON - President Bush, capping an intense flurry of diplomacy, said Wednesday the agreement by Israeli and Palestinian leaders to resume long-stalled peace talks was ''a hopeful beginning.''

December 13, 2007 | By MATTHEW LEE Associated Press Writer | Nation


Pakistan’s Musharraf finally relinquishes top army job to become solely civilian president

RAWALPINDI, Pakistan - A tearful Pervez Musharraf ended a four-decade military career Wednesday, giving up his army commander's ceremonial baton on the eve of taking an oath as the purely civilian president of Pakistan.

December 13, 2007 | By MUNIR AHMAD Associated Press Writer | Nation


Ask Dr. Gott 11/29

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am 45 years old and had a hysterectomy three weeks ago. No cancer was found in my ovaries, but they were removed because I am anemic and have low blood formation. The uterine test came back positive for cancer, and the organ was removed. I was told no follow-up was necessary. Do you feel I need a second opinion?

December 13, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


U.S. is virtually unscathed by hurricanes in 2007; emergency planners worry about apathy

MIAMI (AP) - Despite alarming predictions, the U.S. came through a second straight hurricane season virtually unscathed, raising fears among emergency planners that they will be fighting public apathy and overconfidence when they warn people to prepare for next year.

December 12, 2007 | By JESSICA GRESKO Associated Press Writer | Nation


Is Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez hurt by his incessant hurling of insults?

BOGOTA, Colombia - Has Hugo Chavez become his own worst enemy?

December 12, 2007 | By FRANK BAJAK Associated Press Writer | Nation


Somali immigrant gets 10 years for plotting with al-Qaida terrorist to bomb Ohio shopping mall

COLUMBUS, Ohio - A Somali immigrant was sentenced to 10 years in prison Tuesday for plotting to blow up an Ohio shopping mall with a man later convicted of being an al-Qaida terrorist.

December 12, 2007 | By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press Writer | Nation


Astrograph 11/28

In the year ahead, you might establish a good relationship with several individuals whose philosophy and politics differ considerably from yours. Yet each will learn from the other, and strong friendships will develop.

December 12, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Farmers & Merchants Bank Prep Athletes of the Week

For Antrjuan Albright - it's all good.

December 12, 2007 | | Sports


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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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