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Chinese authorities stepping up security ahead of Olympics

BEIJING - Foreigners report random ID checks. Police check on chemicals in school science labs. A music festival is postponed. With 3 1/2 months to go, China is ramping up its campaign to tighten security ahead of the Beijing Olympics.

May 09, 2008 | By TINI TRAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Prep Sports Blitz: SEB stings & NFL's Mincey returns- Presented by Farmers and Merchants Bank

Prep Sports Blitz for Thursday, April 24 - Presented by Farmers and Merchants Bank.

May 09, 2008 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports Blitz


Florida lawmakers debate offering a Christian license plate

MIAMI - Florida drivers can order more than 100 specialty license plates celebrating everything from manatees to the Miami Heat, but one now under consideration would be the first in the nation to explicitly promote a specific religion.

May 09, 2008 | By JESSICA GRESKO Associated Press Writer | National


’Jihadist’ booted from government lexicon

WASHINGTON - Don't call them jihadists any more.

May 09, 2008 | By MATTHEW LEE Associated Press Writer | Washington


Congress getting evidence on suspected nuclear facility

WASHINGTON - The Syrian nuclear reactor allegedly built with North Korean design help and destroyed last year by Israeli jets was within weeks or months of being functional, a top U.S. official said Thursday.

May 09, 2008 | By PAMELA HESS Associated Press Writer | Washington


House Dem leaders may add unemployment benefits to war bill

WASHINGTON - House Democratic leaders plan to add extended unemployment benefits and new education funding for veterans to President Bush's war funding bill while dropping lots of other party priorities.

May 09, 2008 | By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press Writer | Washington


Pakistan wants peace deal with militant tribe

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Pakistan's government is seeking a peace deal with the tribe of a Taliban commander suspected in the assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, an official said Thursday.

May 09, 2008 | By MUNIR AHMAD Associated Press Writer | National


Ask Dr. Gott 4/25

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am a 79-year-old male in reasonably good health for my age.

May 09, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 4/25

DEAR ABBY: I'm 12 and adopted. I have always known and have never felt less loved because of it. My mom always said that when you're adopted, you know that you are wanted and loved because nobody gets adopted by accident.

May 09, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Nepal’s Maoists win lead role in new governing assembly

KATMANDU, Nepal - Nepal's former communist rebels were declared the biggest party in a new governing assembly Thursday. While the Maoists won't have a majority, they are expected to usher in sweeping changes for the poor Himalayan nation.

May 09, 2008 | By BINAJ GURUBACHARYA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Assad confirms Israeli peace offer

BEIRUT, Lebanon - Syrian President Bashar Assad said Thursday that Israel has expressed willingness to withdraw from the Golan Heights, but direct talks would not begin before a new U.S. administration takes office.

May 09, 2008 | By SAM F. GHATTAS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bridge 4/25

May the dummy walk around the table and stand behind declarer to watch the play?

May 09, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Astrograph 4/25

You'll be inspired to work harder than usual for those you love in the year ahead and, as a result, this could be an extremely prosperous period for you. In attempting to provide for your loved ones, you'll do good things for yourself in the process.

May 09, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Common glitch at gas pump increases costs

ALBANY, N.Y. - Angry about the price of gas? Just imagine paying for gas you don't get.

May 09, 2008 | By MICHAEL GORMLEY Associated Press Writer | National


Local Roundup: GSU releases APR results

The Georgia Southern University Athletics Department announced institutional information pertaining to the Academic Progress Rate (APR) that will be released by the NCAA on May 6. Thirteen of Georgia Southern's 15 Division I sport programs surpassed the 925 benchmark standard.

May 09, 2008 | From staff and wire reports | Sports


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Man charged in two robberies

Statesboro police arrested a Brooklet man Wednesday believed to have robbed a convenience store as well as an individual last week.

February 04, 2016 | | Local


The essence of free will

Pine Shores Presbyterian Church has asked me to teach a class for the next month and a half leading up to Palm Sunday. It's ...

February 04, 2016 | Dr. John Bressler | Columnists/Editorials


Feb. 4 - Melvin Joseph “Frenchie” Fortin Sr., first sergeant U.S. Army (retired), age 61, passed awa

Melvin Joseph "Frenchie" Fortin Sr.

February 03, 2016 | | Obituaries


Prep recruits savor the day as they choose schools

For many, national signing day is a chance to see what new additions will bolster their favorite college team. However, for some, national signing day ...

February 03, 2016 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Like Elway, Manning has chance to tie things up with a title

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - The last time the world saw John Elway in a Broncos uniform, he was facing the stands, both hands aloft, holding his ...

February 03, 2016 | By EDDIE PELLS AP Sports Writer | Sports


'What If' moments that defined Super Bowl legacies

Imagine a world where the name Scott Norwood evokes awe in Buffalo, not "aww, dude."

February 03, 2016 | By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer | Sports


Stabler to be linked to CTE

SAN FRANCISCO - For a guy who loved a good party, it's hard to imagine Ken Stabler ever thought he'd be crashing one this ...

February 03, 2016 | By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Columnist | Sports


‘Oubliette,’ ‘corsair’ earn Brooklet student spelling bee title

Correctly spelling "oubliette" and "corsair" earned Eric Lim, a fifth-grade student at Brooklet Elementary School, the title of 2016 Bulloch County Spelling Bee champion on ...

February 03, 2016 | | Local




Portal gets a leg up on Claxton

At the beginning of the season, plenty of naysayers counted the Portal Panthers out after losing a sizeable senior class the year prior. The Panthers ...

February 02, 2016 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Recruiting stunts help coaches stand out in social media age

In the wacky world of recruiting, Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh sleeping over at a prospect's house somehow makes perfect sense.

February 02, 2016 | By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer | Sports


Frazier's 3s help Georgia top No. 25 South Carolina, 69-56

ATHENS, Ga. - Trick-shot specialist J.J. Frazier scored all of his 13 points in the second half and then joined his teammates in the postgame ...

February 02, 2016 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | UGA


Feb. 2 - Mrs. Lois Yvonne Creel Burke, age 68, died Wednesday evening in an automobile accident.

Mrs. Lois Yvonne Creel Burke

February 01, 2016 | | Obituaries


Cruz tops Trump in Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa - Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, a fiery conservative loathed by his own party's leaders, swept to victory in Iowa's Republican caucuses ...

February 01, 2016 | By JULIE PACE and CATHERINE LUCEY Associated Press | Associated Press


WHO declares global emergency over Zika virus spread

GENEVA - The World Health Organization declared a global emergency over the explosive spread of the Zika virus, which has been linked to birth defects in ...

February 01, 2016 | By JAMEY KEATEN and MARIA CHENG Associated Press | Associated Press


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