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Hezbollah head confirms prisoner swap with Israel

BEIRUT, Lebanon - Hezbollah's leader on Wednesday confirmed for the first time that his group will hand over two captured Israeli soldiers and information on a missing Israeli airman in exchange for five Lebanese prisoners in Israel.

July 17, 2008 | By HUSSEIN DAKROUB Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Iraqi forces arrest 3 Sadrists in crackdown

BAGHDAD - Iraqi security forces arrested three locally prominent supporters of radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr on Wednesday as part of a crackdown on Shiite militias in the southern city of Amarah, police said.

July 17, 2008 | By SAMEER N. YACOUB Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Algae bloom is China’s latest Olympic nightmare

QINGDAO, China - China's latest Olympics nightmare is a vast algae bloom that covers one-third of the sea where the world's best sailors are supposed to be competing in just over a month. Athletes call it the blob, the carpet, the fairway.

July 17, 2008 | By CARA ANNA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Studio Statesboro Vodcast

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Wednesday, July 02, 2008

July 17, 2008 | mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Police Report - July 3

(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.)

July 17, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


SKorean auto workers strike over US beef imports

SEOUL, South Korea - Tens of thousands of South Korean auto workers went on strike Wednesday to oppose U.S. beef imports and the pro-business policies of President Lee Myung-bak, joining anti-government protests that have raged for weeks.

July 17, 2008 | By JAE-SOON CHANG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Calif’s hands-free cell law for drivers in effect

LOS ANGELES - Millions of California motorists have had to put down their cell phones or risk a ticket as a new law takes effect requiring hands-free devices for those behind the wheel.

July 17, 2008 | By ROBERT JABLON Associated Press Writer | National


Ill. Democrats face off in rare impeachment fight

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Three of the state's governors have served time. Scores of legislators and aldermen have gotten into legal trouble over the years. But Illinois politicians haven't seriously considered impeaching one of their own - until now.

July 17, 2008 | By RYAN KEITH Associated Press Writer | National


Ex-con suspected in deaths of 8 captured in Ill.

GRANITE CITY, Ill. - Police in Nicholas T. Sheley's town came to know him well as his crimes progressed from marijuana possession to domestic battery, then to resisting a peace officer and aggravated battery.

July 17, 2008 | By JIM SUHR Associated Press Writer | National


Zimbabwe opposition asks for another mediator

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai on Wednesday rejected an African Union decision to keep South Africa's president alone in charge of efforts to resolve Zimbabwe's political crisis.

July 17, 2008 | By DONNA BRYSON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Chinese party boss delivers attack on Dalai Lama

BEIJING - China's Communist Party boss in Tibet delivered a fresh attack on the Dalai Lama Wednesday, even as envoys of the region's exiled leader met with Chinese officials for more talks toward easing tensions following anti-government riots.

July 17, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Pakistani forces patrol empty bazaar, arrest militants in bloodless military operation

BARA, Pakistan - Heavily armed paramilitary troops blocked roads into a tribal town in northwestern Pakistan and patrolled its deserted bazaar Wednesday as an operation against Islamic militants rolled into its fifth day with more arrests but no sign of fighting.

July 17, 2008 | By RIAZ KHAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Mullen suggests Israeli strike would be high-risk

WASHINGTON - An Israeli strike on Iranian nuclear facilities would be a high-risk move that could destabilize the Middle East, the Pentagon's top military officer said Wednesday.

July 17, 2008 | By LOLITA BALDOR Associated Press Writer | Washington


Police wnt u 2 fight crime w/txt msgs

TAMPA, Fla. - Police in the 1970s urged citizens to ''drop a dime'' in a pay phone to report crimes anonymously. Now in an increasing number of cities, tipsters are being invited to use their thumbs - to identify criminals using text messages.

July 17, 2008 | By MITCH STACY Associated Press Writer | National


Lawsuit filed over Atlanta airport barring guns

ATLANTA - The nation's busiest airport dueled with gun rights advocates Tuesday over whether a new Georgia state law allows visitors to carry firearms at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

July 16, 2008 | By SHANNON McCAFFREY Associated Press Writer | National


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Man gets life without parole in son's hot car death

MARIETTA - A judge on Monday sentenced a Georgia man to serve life in prison without the possibility of parole after a jury found that he ...

December 05, 2016 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Associated Press


Driver falls asleep, strikes utility pole

A man fell asleep at the wheel Wednesday morning, lost control of his vehicle and struck a utility pole on Northside Drive West, according to ...

December 05, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Woman killed in single-car accident on I-16

A woman was killed Thursday when she lost control of her vehicle on Interstate 16 near the 136 mile marker.

December 05, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Farmers & Merchants names Davis to chair Board

Gary M. Davis, accountant, restaurateur and longtime board member of Farmers & Merchants Bank, will now chair the bank's board of directors, FMB announced Monday.

December 05, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local




Dean, Gillespie relieved of duties from Georgia Southern staff

David Dean and Rance Gillespie have been relieved of their duties as Georgia Southern's co-offensive coordinators, head football coach Tyson Summers announced Sunday. A ...

December 04, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


One win doesn't define your season, even an upset

Saturday was the first time all season I actually felt like I was at a Georgia Southern football game.

December 04, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Winning is the only way up, no matter the method

No matter the level, Georgia Southern football doesn't seem to be interested in doing things the traditional way.

December 04, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Eagles take down Troy

In a season where just about everything went wrong, Georgia Southern ended the right way.

December 04, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Penn State makes playoff case with 38-31 win over Wisconsin

INDIANAPOLIS - As Penn State's band played and Lucas Oil Stadium rocked, thousands of fans clad in their traditional white shirts chanted "We Are Penn ...

December 04, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Watson, Clemson claim ACC title and await playoff berth

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Deshaun Watson's mission is not over.

December 04, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


On Aging with Dr. Roger Branch Sr.: Visiting the past

Yes, it is true that some of us seniors live in or, more likely, occasionally, visit the past. There are many reasons for doing so.

December 04, 2016 | | Life


Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk Lingenfelser: Finals and finishing strong

By the time you're reading this, I'll have just one week of finals to go before I complete my second semester of culinary ...

December 04, 2016 | | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Georgia's first 'Road and Patrol Laws' are adopted

Note: The following is one of a series of columns looking at the first road systems in Georgia and Bulloch County.

December 04, 2016 | | Life


Fun with the Family with Julie Lavender: Christmas, cocoa and the close of another year

As the calendar moves rapidly towards the shortest day of the year, Dec. 21, everything seems rushed and frantic. Make a concerted effort to keep ...

December 04, 2016 | | Life


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