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Gearing up for general election, McCain swings through Midwest

COLUMBUS, Ohio - His nomination assured, John McCain got an early jump on the general election this week with a swing through Midwestern states likely to be pivotal in the fall and a fresh line of criticism against Barack Obama.

March 09, 2008 | By LIZ SIDOTI Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008

No flag pin, no hand over his heart: Is Obama exposed?

WASHINGTON - Sen. Barack Obama's refusal to wear an American flag lapel pin along with a photo of him not putting his hand over his heart during the National Anthem led conservatives on Internet and in the media to question his patriotism.

March 09, 2008 | By NEDRA PICKLER Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008

People working the polls make some strange decisions, but it’s often not their fault

When things go awry at the voting booth, as they have several times in this hectic primary season, much of the blame often falls on ill-trained poll workers who are paid a pittance.

March 09, 2008 | By DEBORAH HASTINGS Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008

Iraqi interpreter who immigrated to US enlists in Army, expects to return to homeland

LEWISTON, Maine - Safaa Wadi moved to this former mill city after his life was threatened in his native Iraq while serving as an interpreter for the U.S. Army. He expects to soon head back to Iraq - not as a civilian interpreter, but as a U.S. soldier.

March 09, 2008 | By CLARKE CANFIELD Associated Press Writer | National

Angry Clinton rips Obama over campaign mailings

CINCINNATI - Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton said Saturday that a pair of mailings sent to voters by rival Barack Obama's campaign criticizing her health care plan and trade views are false, misleading and a betrayal of his pledge to practice a new style of politics.

March 09, 2008 | By BETH FOUHY Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008

Farmworkers and environmental groups ask federal judge to undo EPA’s decision on pesticide

SEATTLE - Juan Angulo arrived for work at an eastern Washington apple orchard one day in 1995 and began vomiting. He developed a terrible headache, and his eyes and nose started to run.

March 09, 2008 | By GENE JOHNSON Associated Press Writer | National

Pilots eject safely as B-2 stealth bomber plunges to ground on Guam in aircraft’s first crash

HAGATNA, Guam - A B-2 stealth bomber plunged to the ground shortly after taking off from an air base in Guam on Saturday, the first time one crashed, but both pilots ejected safely, Air Force officials said.

March 09, 2008 | The Associated Press | National

Governors: black coal must be part of green energy debate

WASHINGTON - Governors pushing alternative energy development are not shying from coal, a major culprit in global warming but also a homegrown energy source and an economic lifeline for many states.

March 09, 2008 | By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press Writer | Washington

Comcast, Verizon to be on the hot seat at FCC forum in Boston

WASHINGTON - Internet users should be free to surf where they want and download what they please. But shouldn't the owners of the networks that make the Internet possible also have rights?

March 09, 2008 | By JOHN DUNBAR Associated Press Writer | Washington

Iraq inspector general, GOP senator concerned about fraud exemption for overseas contracts

WASHINGTON - A multibillion-dollar loophole slipped into a proposed crackdown on contract fraud has drawn the ire of a key Republican senator and the government's top watchdog of U.S. spending in Iraq.

March 09, 2008 | By LARA JAKES JORDAN Associated Press Writer | Washington

Extinct American Indian languages saved by work of eccentric linguist who died decades ago

DAVIS, Calif. - The first time Jose Freeman heard his tribe's lost language through the crackle of a 70-year-old recording, he cried.

March 09, 2008 | By JULIANA BARBASSA Associated Press Writer | National

As Lincoln bicentennial looms, Jefferson Davis family looks to mark ancestor’s 200th, too

It hasn't been easy getting people excited about celebrating the 200th birthday of that tall, gaunt, bearded, Kentucky-bred president who was born in a log cabin and went on to lead his people through a bloody civil war.

March 09, 2008 | By ALLEN G. BREED AP National Writer | National

Bush, new South Korean president think alike on NKorea, but nuclear deal might prove difficult

WASHINGTON - For the first time in his seven years in office, President Bush will have a South Korean counterpart with similar views on North Korean nuclear disarmament when Lee Myung-bak is inaugurated Monday.

March 09, 2008 | By FOSTER KLUG Associated Press Writer | Washington

Bush forest official, facing jail, makes no apologies for cut-first timber policies

WASHINGTON - He overhauled federal forest policy to cut more trees - and became a lightning rod for environmentalists who say he is intent on logging every tree in his reach.

March 09, 2008 | By MATTHEW DALY Associated Press Writer | Washington

Rice says Serbs ducked duty to protect embassy, US orders diplomats to leave

WASHINGTON - Serbia's government failed to protect U.S. and other Western embassies from nationalist mobs angry over the international embrace of the former Serb province of Kosovo as an independent state, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Friday.

March 09, 2008 | By ANNE GEARAN Associated Press Writer | Washington

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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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