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Sri Lankan jets destroy rebel hideout, capture ground after cease-fire ends

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - Sri Lanka's military said air force jets destroyed a hideout used by senior Tamil Tiger rebels Thursday and soldiers captured a strategic stretch of road in a battle that left nine insurgents dead.

February 01, 2008 | By KRISHAN FRANCIS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

New species of palm tree that flowers itself to death discovered in Madagascar

ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar - A self-destructing palm tree that flowers once every 100 years and then dies has been discovered on the Indian Ocean island of Madagascar, botanists said Thursday.

February 01, 2008 | By JONNY HOGG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Trying to soothe feelings in Europe, Gates praises NATO’s ’powerful role’ in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Thursday that sending Marines to Afghanistan will keep pressure on the Taliban and doesn't ''reflect dissatisfaction'' with NATO countries' performance.

February 01, 2008 | By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press Writer | Washington

Bridge 1/17

John Hope Franklin, a professor of history at Duke University, said, "We must get beyond textbooks, go out into the bypaths ... and tell the world the glories of our journey."

February 01, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break

Senior general sees increase in Iraqi security forces, but years before they can take over

WASHINGTON - A senior military commander told a House panel on Thursday that Iraq's security forces are on track to add another 80,000 personnel by the end of the year, but it's a long way from becoming self-sufficient.

February 01, 2008 | By ANNE FLAHERTY Associated Press Writer | Washington

AP Interview: Chertoff: New rules will mean longer lines at first; critics must ‘‘grow up’’

WASHINGTON - Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said Thursday that new border crossing rules to take effect this month will mean longer lines for those entering the United States, but he said it was necessary to prevent another Sept. 11-style attack. Critics of the effort need to ''grow up,'' he told The Associated Press in an interview.

February 01, 2008 | By DEVLIN BARRETT and EILEEN SULLIVAN<B> Associated Press Writer | Washington

Bush and Bernanke back package to stimulate weakening economy

WASHINGTON - President Bush and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke on Thursday embraced calls for an economic stimulus package to avert recession. Bernanke said such a plan should be aimed at quickly getting cash into the hands of people, especially those with low and moderate incomes.

February 01, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | Washington

Police Report - January 18

(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.)

February 01, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report

Bush says UN peacekeeping mission unfolding too slowly in Sudan

WASHINGTON - President Bush said Thursday that the U.N. peacekeeping mission is moving too slowly in Sudan's Darfur region, where more than 200,000 people have been killed in a conflict the president has labeled genocide.

February 01, 2008 | By DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press Writer | Washington

Coal producer Massey Energy agrees to $20 million fine for polluting waterways

WASHINGTON - The country's fourth-largest coal producer, Massey Energy Co., will pay a $20 million fine as part of a settlement with the government over allegations it routinely polluted hundreds of streams and waterways in West Virginia and Kentucky with sediment-filled waste water and coal slurry.

February 01, 2008 | By H. JOSEF HEBERT Associated Press Writer | Washington

Report: U.S. abortions decline to lowest level since 1974

NEW YORK - The number of abortions in the United States dropped to 1.2 million in 2005, the lowest level since 1974 and down 25 percent from the all-time high of 1.6 million in 1990, according to report issued Thursday.

February 01, 2008 | By DAVID CRARY AP National Writer | National

Giuliani pins his hopes for GOP nomination on a victory in Florida

NEW YORK - Republican Rudy Giuliani challenged political convention in shrugging off early primaries while staking his presidential candidacy on delegate-rich, later-voting states, a strategy that could be a colossal failure or a masterful calculation.

February 01, 2008 | By SARA KUGLER Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008

Clinton accusing Obama of $1 trillion tax increase for plan she also would consider

HENDERSON, Nev. - Hillary Rodham Clinton is accusing rival Barack Obama of proposing a $1 trillion tax increase with a plan to require high income earners to pay more Social Security taxes.

February 01, 2008 | By NEDRA PICKLER Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008

Eagles cruise past Phoenix

ELON, N.C. - Georgia Southern senior Anthony Marshall led all scorers with a career-high 17 points to guide the Eagles to a 67-57 victory over Elon Thursday at Alumni Gym.

February 01, 2008 | GEORGIA SOUTHRN AMR | Georgia Southern

Investigators say they may have recovered weapon used to kill 20-year-old pregnant Marine

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. - Authorities investigating the death of a 20-year-old pregnant Marine said Thursday they may have recovered the weapon used to kill her.

February 01, 2008 | The Associated Press | National

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Fun with the Family with Julie Lavender: Make autumn awesome with these holidays

Several weeks ago, Mother Nature teased us with a cool snap, making us believe fall had arrived early this year.

October 04, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


Mr. and Mrs. Marty Beasley of Statesboro are pleased to announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Marley Jo Beasley, to Cade Hagan Rushing, son ...

October 04, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Weddings

Georgia Southern rips La.-Monroe, 51-31

MONROE, La. - Matt Breida ran for two touchdowns, and Ken Butler Jr. returned a blocked punt 45 yards for a touchdown to lead Georgia Southern ...

October 04, 2015 | Associated Press | Sports

Living with Children with John Rosemond:To fix a slacker student, stop micromanaging

Q: My 14-year-old son started public high school this year and immediately fell into his old bad habits. He's intelligent and capable of making ...

October 04, 2015 | John Rosemond Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials

Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Bulloch County's banks — at long last — open for business

Note: The following is the last part of a series of columns looking at the establishment and evolution of the banking system in Georgia and ...

October 04, 2015 | Roger Allen Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials

Consumer Qs: Indoor blooms

Question: Last Saturday I saw what looked like a hummingbird feeding at the moonflower vine growing at the edge of my porch. It was well ...

October 04, 2015 | Arty Schronce Georgia Department of Agriculture | Columnists/Editorials

1945 Statesboro Blue Devils - T-formation was key to success of the 'Amazing 13'

One of key factors behind the surprising success of Statesboro High School's 1945 football team was the implementation of the T-formation by Coach Earnest ...

October 03, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local

Ala. judges use segregation-era law to avoid gay marriages

MONTGOMERY, Ala. - As Alabama's all-white Legislature tried to preserve racial segregation and worried about the possibility of mixed-race marriages in 1961, lawmakers rewrote state ...

October 03, 2015 | By JAY REEVES Associated Press | Associated Press

Flooding continues along coast

CHARLESTON, S.C. - While spared the full fury of Hurricane Joaquin, parts of the East Coast still saw record-setting rain Saturday that shut down roads ...

October 03, 2015 | By BRUCE SMITH and TOM FOREMAN Jr. Associated Press | Local

Georgia Prep Football Scores, 10-2-15

Alcovy 15, Lakeside-DeKalb 12

October 03, 2015 | The Associated Press | Prep Sports 360

Gators back in the win column

SANDERSVILLE - Bulloch Academy survived a lackluster first-half performance and the Brentwood duo of fullback Willis Toulson and quarterback Peyton Massengale to take an 18-12 victory ...

October 03, 2015 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Herald Correspondent | Prep Sports 360

Happy Homecoming: Portal beats Claxton, 27-7

Coming off of a four-game losing streak, Portal was in search of a victory, and on Homecoming night, the Panthers were able to pick up ...

October 03, 2015 | By HAYDEN BOUDREAUX Special to the Herald | Prep Sports 360

Yellow Jackets roll over Beach

BROOKLET - Southeast Bulloch used a suffocating defense and a dominating offensive performance Friday night en route to a 42-7 win over Beach High School at ...

October 03, 2015 | By LUKE MARTIN Herald Correspondent | Prep Sports 360

Screven notches 41-0 win at Harlem

After suffering its first loss of the season last week, Screven County bounced back with a vengeance.

October 02, 2015 | From staff reports | Prep Sports 360

Georgia Tech looks to regroup against North Carolina

ATLANTA - Georgia Tech will try to recover from two straight losses and regain offensive momentum on Saturday when it plays North Carolina, which will try ...

October 02, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Georgia Tech

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