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Police set up barricades outside Heath Ledger funeral home

NEW YORK - Police set up barricades outside a funeral home Friday as Heath Ledger's family made arrangements to claim the body of the 28-year-old ''Brokeback Mountain'' actor.

February 09, 2008 | By TOM HAYS Associated Press Writer | National


Mr. and Mrs. Frederick L. Huff announce the engagement of their daughter, Evangeline Z.S. Huff of Statesboro, to Samuel C. Watkins Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel C. Watkins Sr.

February 09, 2008 | | Wedding Planner

South Africa mines shut as power shortages threaten nation’s economic engine

CAPE TOWN, South Africa - Leading South African gold, diamond and platinum mines stopped production Friday in the face of power outages that threaten to choke economic growth.

February 09, 2008 | By CLARE NULLIS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Europe’s right-wing leaders seek new party to counter Islam, other perceived threats

VIENNA, Austria - Right-wing leaders from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria and France announced plans Friday to form a pan-European party with a mission to ''rescue the Western world'' from Islam and other perceived threats.

February 09, 2008 | By WILLIAM J. KOLE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

French bank trader was dealing in tens of billions of dollars

PARIS - The rogue futures trader who allegedly cost French bank Societe Generale $7.14 billion had been betting on an even larger scale - with tens of billions in fraudulent deals, the bank said Friday.

February 09, 2008 | By EMMA VANDORE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Dear Abby 1/25

DEAR ABBY: Our divorced daughter has been dating "Brian," a man she met online, for a little over a year. My husband and I are concerned about the behavior of our 13-year-old granddaughter, "Lolita," toward him. Lolita is naive in many ways and unaware of the pitfalls she may encounter. She's constantly sitting on Brian's lap, hugging him, or talking to him in very close proximity.

February 08, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break

Rival Kenyan leaders meet for first time since disputed election

NAIROBI, Kenya - Kenya's president and its main opposition leader met Thursday for the first time since the disputed Dec. 27 presidential vote, but they emerged still clearly divided over the central question of who really won the election.

February 08, 2008 | By KATY POWNALL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

In a new tactic, Border Patrol targets immigrant-smuggling 800 miles from the border

PEARL, Miss. - Detective Nick McLendon, on stakeout duty along a dark stretch of eastbound Interstate 20, noticed a red Chevy Suburban with heavily tinted windows and no light over its rear Texas license plate. The missing light gave him all the excuse he needed to pull the SUV over.

February 08, 2008 | By ALICIA A. CALDWELL Associated Press Writer | National

Funeral arrangements for Ledger are complete, family to arrive Friday

NEW YORK - Funeral arrangements for Heath Ledger have been completed and his relatives were expected to arrive in New York on Friday, a funeral home spokesman said.

February 08, 2008 | By VERENA DOBNIK Associated Press Writer | National

Marine indicted in colleague’s killing, but won’t face death penalty if he’s caught in Mexico

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. - A grand jury indicted a Marine on a first-degree murder charge Thursday in the death of a pregnant colleague, but a prosecutor said he wouldn't seek the death penalty if the man is arrested in Mexico.

February 08, 2008 | By ESTES THOMPSON Associated Press Writer | National

As superrich get richer, some tensions among colleges

New figures on university endowments confirm it's not just the ''haves'' and ''have nots'' in academe these days. Beyond the great majority of colleges, there's a growing group of the newly rich schools, and - at the top of the heap - a tiny cadre of ultra-wealthy institutions.

February 08, 2008 | By JUSTIN POPE AP Education Writer | National

Bridge 1/25

Hans Christian Andersen claimed: "Being born in a duck yard does not matter, if only you are hatched from a swan's egg."

February 08, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break

Ford loses $2.8B in 4Q, offers more buyouts to US workers amid grim sales outlook

DEARBORN, Mich. - Ford Motor Co. narrowed its losses in the fourth quarter amid continued weakness in North America, said the outlook for U.S. sales in 2008 remains grim and is making more employee buyout offers to cut costs.

February 08, 2008 | By DEE-ANN DURBIN AP Auto Writer | National

Egypt begins to control influx of Gazans; Israel says it wants ties cut with territory

RAFAH, Gaza Strip - Egyptian border guards took measures to control huge crowds of Palestinians streaming from Gaza to Egypt across a breached border for a second day Thursday, but they did not try to halt the flow.

February 08, 2008 | By SARAH EL DEEB and OMAR SINAN Associated Press Writers | Associated Press

Societe Generale uncovers massive fraud by futures trader

PARIS - French bank Societe Generale said Thursday it has uncovered a 4.9 billion euro ($7.14 billion) fraud - one of history's biggest - by a single futures trader whose scheme of fictitious transactions was discovered as stock markets began to stumble in recent days.

February 08, 2008 | By EMMA VANDORE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

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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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