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Bulloch History by Roger Allen

With the founding of the Trustees Colony of Georgia in 1733, a method of land ownership was devised, which became known as the "Tale Male." This meant that 50 acres of land was given to each male, with no more than 500 acres being owned by anyone grantee. This system also provided very little security, for there were nine ways in which the land granted to you could be taken away, including if there were no male heirs to inherit the land, or even the failure to attempt to grow Mulberry Trees.

May 03, 2008 | By ROGER ALLEN | Lifestyles Columnists


Camp counselor arrested, accused of teaching ’choking game’

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Authorities say a 17-year-old camp counselor has been arrested after teaching the ''choking game'' to two boys who passed out for several minutes.

May 03, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


5.2 earthquake rattles skyscrapers, nerves across Midwest

WEST SALEM, Ill. - Bricks shook loose and fell from buildings. Walls cracked. Books tumbled off shelves.

May 03, 2008 | By JIM SUHR Associated Press Writer | National


Simmons, SHS stifle Lakeside on senior night - video

May 03, 2008 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Bush signs one-week extension of farm law

WASHINGTON - President Bush on Friday signed a one-week extension of current farm law as the House and Senate continued to argue over how to pay for a multibillion-dollar farm bill.

May 03, 2008 | The Associated Press | Washington


White House defends NAFTA: ’There’s nothing broken’

WASHINGTON - The White House on Friday vigorously defended the 14-year-old free-trade agreement among the United States, Mexico and Canada against sharp criticism from Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama.

May 03, 2008 | By TERENCE HUNT AP White House Correspondent | Washington


US, Pakistan say Taliban commander killed in shootout

PESHAWAR, Pakistan - A Taliban commander blamed for the deadliest attack on U.S. troops since they entered Afghanistan in 2001 has been killed in a shootout with security forces in Pakistan, American and Pakistani officials said.

May 03, 2008 | By RIAZ KHAN and PAMELA HESS Associated Press Writers | Associated Press


The new side of Russia’s Vladimir Putin: a lady’s man?

PORTO ROTONDO, Sardinia - Perhaps it was the setting - one of Italy's most romantic resorts. Or the company - standing next to Italy's famously flirtatious premier.

May 03, 2008 | By ALESSANDRA RIZZO Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


FAA sets up high-level alerts for missed airline inspections

WASHINGTON - The Federal Aviation Administration is going to begin alerting its top headquarters officials when field inspectors miss airline safety inspections, Transportation Secretary Mary Peters announced Friday.

May 03, 2008 | By MICHAEL J. SNIFFEN Associated Press Writer | Washington


TC too much Bulloch Academy

A brilliant pitchers' duel spiraled out of control late in the game as Trinity Christian School beat Bulloch Academy 6-0 in a pivotal GISA Region 2-AA baseball match-up at Gator Alley Friday.

May 03, 2008 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Sports


Carter meets Hamas chief in Syria

DAMASCUS, Syria - Former President Carter defied U.S. and Israeli warnings and met Friday with the exiled leader of Hamas and his deputy, two men the U.S. government has labeled terrorists and Israel accuses of masterminding attacks that have killed hundreds of civilians.

May 03, 2008 | By BASSEM MROUE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Son of Dutch defense chief is killed in Afghanistan

THE HAGUE, Netherlands - The son of the Dutch defense chief was killed Friday by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan, and the Taliban claimed they deliberately made the young lieutenant a high-profile target.

May 03, 2008 | By MIKE CORDER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Book by metallurgists blames rivets for Titanic tragedy

NEW YORK - The tragic sinking of the Titanic nearly a century ago can be blamed on low grade rivets that the ship's builders used on some parts of the ill-fated liner, two experts on metals conclude in a new book.

May 03, 2008 | By CARLEY PETESCH Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Is it her genes? Oldest known person turns 115 on Sunday

SHELBYVILLE, Ind. - Maybe it was a lifetime of chores on the family farm that accounts for Edna Parker's long life. Or maybe just good genes explain why the world's oldest known person will turn 115 on Sunday, defying staggering odds.

May 03, 2008 | By RICK CALLAHAN Associated Press Writer | National


Homeland Security employees not satisfied with their jobs

WASHINGTON - Homeland Security Department employees mostly are an unhappy lot.

May 03, 2008 | By EILEEN SULLIVAN Associated Press Writer | Washington


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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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