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Twisters kill at least 54 across the South, despite repeated warnings from forecasters

LAFAYETTE, Tenn. - One man pulled a couch over his head. Bank employees rushed into the vault. A woman trembled in her bathroom, clinging to her dogs. College students huddled in dormitories.

February 21, 2008 | By RYAN LENZ Associated Press Writer | National


Bridge 2/5

In "Themes and Variations," Aldous Huxley wrote, "Most human beings have an almost infinite capacity for taking things for granted."

February 21, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 2/5

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am a 65-year-old male. My problem is that I have to frequently clear excess mucus from my throat. It seems to be worse when I am talking on the phone or meeting new people.

February 21, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 2/5

DEAR READERS: In late October, I printed a letter from "Tab in Swansea, Ill.," who asked what I perceive to be the main problem in society today. I responded that, as my column reflects, there is more than one. Then I asked what you, my readers, think is society's greatest problem - and the roof fell in! Your response was enormous, and I wish I could share all of it, but space does not permit. Today and tomorrow I'll print a sample:

February 21, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Bridge 2/6

Joseph Priestley, an English clergyman and chemist who was one of the discoverers of oxygen, said, "The more elaborate our means of communication, the less we communicate."

February 21, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 2/6

DEAR DR. GOTT: I recently read a response from a reader about castor-oil rubs and grape juice with pectin. I, too, have had three cortisone shots in my hip (no recommendation from my doctor for hip surgery), and so far they offer only temporary relief.

February 21, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 2/6

DEAR READERS: Today's column is a continuation of yesterday's, with more of your thought-provoking answers to my question, "What do you think is society's greatest problem?" Read on:

February 21, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Former Ohio police officer’s friend to testify against him at his capital murder trial

CANTON, Ohio - Prosecutors said a former police officer strangled his pregnant girlfriend, rolled her body in a comforter, stuck it in the back of his truck, and drove to the home of a high school classmate who helped him dump it.

February 21, 2008 | By JOE MILICIA Associated Press Writer | National


Revelers usher in Mardi Gras in New Orleans, but sporadic violence mars festivities

NEW ORLEANS - Wearing beaded sunglasses with feathers, 83-year-old Lorraine McCaslin waved a green handkerchief as she danced in New Orleans' Woldenberg Park, ushering in what she says is her favorite time of year - Mardi Gras.

February 21, 2008 | By STACEY PLAISANCE Associated Press Writer | National


Judge rules President Bush cannot exempt Navy from no-sonar zone off Southern California

LOS ANGELES - Environmental groups seeking to protect whales from the potentially harmful effects of sonar cheered a legal victory against the Navy and the Bush administration.

February 21, 2008 | By ANDREW DALTON Associated Press Writer | National


Chad’s capital quieter but rebels threaten new assault; France ready to intervene if needed

N'DJAMENA, ChaD - Chad's capital was mostly quiet Tuesday but rebels seeking to oust the president kept to the fringes of the city and threatened a fresh attack. France said it was prepared to intervene militarily to help the government repel the assault if necessary.

February 21, 2008 | By TOM MALITI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Israel on high alert after suicide bombing in Dimona

JERUSALEM - Israeli security forces were on high alert Tuesday, sending beefed-up patrols to public areas such as shopping malls, bus stations and train depots a day after the first Palestinian suicide attack in more than a year.

February 21, 2008 | By AMY TEIBEL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


US faces fresh claims of civilian deaths in Iraq; Military says insurgents among dead

BAGHDAD - The U.S. military faced complaints Tuesday from its Sunni allies over claims that more civilians had been killed by American forces - amplifying tensions as the Pentagon tries to calm anger over an airstrike last week that claimed innocent lives.

February 21, 2008 | By KIM GAMEL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Obama coasts to win in Ga.; GOP race tighter

ATLANTA - Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama coasted to a win Tuesday in Georgia over rival Hillary Rodham Clinton, riding a wave of support from the state's large black population.

February 21, 2008 | By SHANNON McCAFFREY Associated Press Writer | National


Rhode Island teens charged under short-lived law won’t be prosecuted in adult courts

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Seventeen-year-olds who were charged with felonies as adults under a short-lived state law will either have their cases dismissed or be transferred back to juvenile court under a judge's ruling released Tuesday.

February 21, 2008 | By RAY HENRY Associated Press Writer | National


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US unemployment falls to 7-year low

WASHINGTON - U.S. unemployment fell to a seven-year low of 5.3 percent and employers hired at a solid pace in June, but other gauges of the job market drew a bleaker picture: A wave of people stopped looking for work, and paychecks failed to budge.

July 02, 2015 | By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER AP Economics Writer | Associated Press


Metter man electrocuted while working under house

A Metter man was electrocuted Wednesday while working on an air conditioning system at a Neville Dairy Road home.

July 02, 2015 | From staff reports | Local




Defense has keyed run to World Cup final

MONTREAL (AP) - It used to be that the U.S. women's national team was known more for its fierce attack. For the Women's World Cup in Canada, the Americans are finding success with a locked-down defense.

July 01, 2015 | By ANNE M. PETERSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Venus, Serena on collision course

LONDON - Venus Williams is no longer the player she once was, on account of the passage of time and the day-to-day ups and downs of an energy-sapping condition.

July 01, 2015 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Dollars flying in NBA free agency

Kevin Love has unfinished business in Cleveland and Tyson Chandler will be conducting his in Phoenix.

July 01, 2015 | By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer | Sports


16-year-old French girl breaking baseball barriers

PARIS - Simply by playing ball, Melissa Mayeux is busting through barriers.

July 01, 2015 | By JOHN LEICESTER AP Sports Writer | Sports


US probing possible airline collusion that kept fares high

WASHINGTON - The U.S. government is investigating possible collusion among major airlines to limit available seats, which keeps airfares high, according to a document obtained by The Associated Press.

July 01, 2015 | | Associated Press


Stone Mountain Park official: Rebel flags must fly under law

ATLANTA - Confederate flags will continue flying at Stone Mountain Park near Atlanta because Georgia law prevents their removal, the head of a state authority that oversees the park said Wednesday.

July 01, 2015 | By JEFF MARTIN Associated Press | Local


Puppet camp brings ‘monsters’ downtown

Mermaids, goats and a variety of monsters were lurking on Statesboro's Siebald Street this week as key characters during the Averitt Center for the Arts summer Puppet Camp.

July 01, 2015 | By LUCAS BAGGETT Herald Intern | Local


A party for the Fourth

Hosted by the Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department and Sea Island Bank, the annual festival begins at 4 p.m. and last until 11 p.m., said Broni Gainous, marketing and communications coordinator for Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks and Recreation.

July 01, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


July 1 - Mr. Timothy Faircloth Sr., age 67, died Sunday, June 28, 2015, in his home.

Mr. Timothy Faircloth Sr.

June 30, 2015 | | Obituaries


Braves beaten again in 6-1 loss to Nats

ATLANTA - Jordan Zimmermann took a shutout into the eighth inning and the Washington Nationals beat the Atlanta Braves 6-1 on Tuesday night to continue their season-long dominance of the division rivalry.

June 30, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


U.S. advances to finals

MONTREAL - Carli Lloyd buried a penalty kick, Hope Solo got another shutout and the United States beat top-ranked Germany 2-0 on Tuesday night to advance to the title match at the Women's World Cup.

June 30, 2015 | By ANNE M. PETERSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Keel likely headed to Augusta

Eagle Nation's biggest fan may leave Statesboro and return to his hometown.

June 30, 2015 | | Local


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