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Rural communities hit hard by foreclosures, too; farms fall under the auctioneer’s hammer

MERCED, Calif. - The end came in a blink outside the Merced County courthouse.

April 18, 2008 | By EVELYN NIEVES Associated Press Writer | National

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Cartoonist and humorist James Thurber said, "It is better to know some of the questions than all of the answers."

April 18, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break

Remains identified as those of missing Md. mother; husband killed children, self in 2007

HAGERSTOWN, Md. - Human remains found in a crude grave have been identified as those of a Salvadoran immigrant missing since her husband killed their four children and himself more than a year ago, authorities said Thursday.

April 18, 2008 | By DAVID DISHNEAU Associated Press Writer | National

More teens can do basics when it comes to writing; top performers hold steady in numbers

WASHINGTON - More and more middle- and high-school students understand the basics of writing, but there's been no increase in the ranks of top-performing teenage writers.

April 18, 2008 | By NANCY ZUCKERBROD AP Education Writer | Washington

Technology problems force Census Bureau to scrap plans to use computers in 2010 count

WASHINGTON - Technology problems will force the government to count all of the nation's 300 million residents the old-fashioned way in the 2010 census - with paper and pencil.

April 18, 2008 | By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER Associated Press Writer | Washington

Justice Department role in big-money settlement contracts a worry before Ashcroft agreement

WASHINGTON - Justice Department officials were concerned about having no oversight of lucrative monitoring contracts in white-collar crime settlements long before a no-bid agreement given to a former attorney general was made public, the nation's top lawyer said Thursday.

April 18, 2008 | By LARA JAKES JORDAN Associated Press Writer | Washington

Prep Sports Blitz: SHS, BA baseball; Plankenhorn preview - Presented by Farmers and Merchants Bank

Prep Sports Blitz for Thursday, March 4 - Presented by Farmers and Merchants Bank.

April 18, 2008 | VINCE JOHNSON | Prep Sports Blitz

Bernanke, other government officials defend Bear Stearns rescue to protect US financial system

WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve moved to assist a Wall Street investment bank on the brink of bankruptcy to prevent a failure that could have dealt serious consequences to the U.S. economy, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said Thursday.

April 18, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Washington

Police Report - April 4

(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.)

April 18, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report

Ukrainian leaders push for membership in NATO, but citizens are divided over joining alliance

KIEV, Ukraine - At dinner, Leonid and Yelena Adrov don't just talk about their daughter's grades or summer vacation plans. The couple has another issue to discuss - Ukraine's bid for membership in NATO.

April 17, 2008 | By MARIA DANILOVA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Questions linger over Justice Department’s approval of satellite radio merger

WASHINGTON - When antitrust regulators decided last week to allow the nation's only two satellite radio companies to become one, they put forth an unexpected argument - that the two companies largely do not compete with one another.

April 17, 2008 | By JOHN DUNBAR Associated Press Writer | Washington

HEALTHBEAT: Esophagus damage, cancer rising with longterm heartburn

WASHINGTON - Chronic heartburn is a daily acid bath for the esophagus, and complications from it are on the rise.

April 17, 2008 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | National

AP IMPACT: Military feels the gouge of fuel costs as Iraq, allies watch oil profits soar

WASHINGTON - Think you're being gouged by Big Oil? U.S. troops in Iraq are paying almost as much as Americans back home, despite burning fuel at staggering rates in a war to stabilize a country known for its oil reserves.

April 17, 2008 | By ANNE FLAHERTY Associated Press Writer | Washington

Feds say vague law makes ban on Internet gambling tough to enforce

WASHINGTON - Congress' ban on Internet gambling is so vague that implementing it is a struggle, say federal officials charged with the task.

April 17, 2008 | By ERICA WERNER Associated Press Writer | Washington

Dean: Dems committed to seating Florida delegates if Obama and Clinton campaigns can agree

WASHINGTON - Democratic National Committee chairman Howard Dean said Wednesday the party is committed to seating Florida's delegates at this summer's convention as long as any agreement is supported by the party's two presidential contenders.

April 17, 2008 | By KEN THOMAS Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008

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Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Joe Franklin produces Bulloch citrus crop

A few miles outside of the city limits of Statesboro you will find Franklin Farms which is growing hundreds of Satsuma [sat-SOO-muh] trees. Satsumas are ...

November 23, 2015 | | Local

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Optim System names Castleberry new CEO

November 23, 2015 | | Local


Lauren Tolbert Denmark and Michael Robert Hatten Jr. were united in marriage at 6 o'clock in the evening on July 25, 2015, at Trinity ...

November 23, 2015 | | Weddings

Heartbreak in overtime

ATHENS – The Georgia Southern Eagles have come a long way from their days of enduring double-digit losses to the Georgia Bulldogs. The Eagles pushed their ...

November 22, 2015 | MIKE ANTHONY | Sports

Georgia probation rate highest in US

ATLANTA - Georgia leads the nation in placing its citizens on probation, a distinction that is now being studied by the state's criminal justice reform ...

November 21, 2015 | The Associated Press | Local

Despite Volkswagen loss, Brunswick port plans for auto boom

SAVANNAH - Losing the business of a major automaker hasn't stopped the Georgia Ports Authority from racing ahead with a $12.7 million expansion of ...

November 21, 2015 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local

Harvick primed to defend NASCAR championship at Homestead

HOMESTEAD, Fla. - Go ahead, just try and wrestle the NASCAR Sprint Cup championship away from Kevin Harvick.

November 21, 2015 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | NASCAR

GHSA shakes things up, adds another classification

Recently, the Georgia High School Association released its preliminary breakdowns of classifications for the 2016-18 seasons.

November 21, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN | Prep Sports 360

Jackets set to tip off season

It's a new year and a new season for Southeast Bulloch baseketball. Both teams worked hard in the offseason and now it's time ...

November 21, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN | Sports

FBI head: No 'credible' threat to US after Paris attacks

WASHINGTON - FBI Director James Comey said Thursday there is no credible threat to the United States following the Paris terror attacks, and that investigators have ...

November 20, 2015 | By ERIC TUCKER and MICHAEL BIESECKER Associated Press | Associated Press

Airstrikes hurt IS oil infrastructure

BEIRUT - The United States and Russia are going after the Islamic State group's oil industry, destroying refineries and hundreds of tanker trucks transporting oil ...

November 20, 2015 | By ZEINA KARAM and SUSANNAH GEORGE Associated Press | Associated Press

Democrats push to prevent gun sales to those on terror list

WASHINGTON - People on the U.S. government's terrorist watch list often can't board commercial airliners, but they can walk into a gun store ...

November 20, 2015 | By MICHAEL BIESECKER and ALAN FRAM Associated Press | Associated Press

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