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Plane crashes in residential neighborhood of Congo’s capital, killing at least 25 people

KINSHASA, Congo - In a thunderous blast, a cargo plane slammed into an impoverished residential neighborhood in Congo's capital seconds after takeoff Thursday, leaving at least 25 people dead in a smoky wreckage of concrete blocks and twisted debris.

October 19, 2007 | By EDDY ISANGO Associated Press Writer | Nation


Astrograph 10/5

Because of Lady Luck's new interest in your affairs, the times ahead promise to be better than usual. However, although she may do the spadework, it nevertheless will be up to you to help them grow to fruition.

October 19, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 10/4

DEAR ABBY: A friend and I have the same personal trainer. Occasionally, he has used me to make her work harder.

October 18, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 10/4

DEAR DR. GOTT: My 39-year-old son was recently diagnosed with "hardening of the arteries." I have heard of this condition for many years but have never known exactly what it is, why it happens and what the prognosis is. The doctor didn't go into a lot of detail but did say it was very unusual for a person his age to have hardening of the arteries. There is a narrowing of the lower part of the aorta, and sometime in the next few weeks he will have a stent put in. He is a smoker, and the doctor just ...

October 18, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


The country’s largest terror exercise to begin before last results are released

WASHINGTON - The nation is preparing for its biggest terrorism exercise ever later this month when three fictional ''dirty bombs'' go off and cripple transportation arteries in two major U.S. cities and Guam, according to a document obtained by The Associated Press.

October 18, 2007 | By EILEEN SULLIVAN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Prosecutors say 7 guards, nurse were responsible for boy’s death at Florida boot camp

PANAMA CITY, Fla. - Seven former juvenile boot camp guards and a nurse were responsible for a teenager's death because they repeatedly hit him and failed to get him help, a prosecutor said Wednesday as their manslaughter trial began.

October 18, 2007 | By MELISSA NELSON Associated Press Writer | Nation


Kentucky man convicted of reckless homicide of man who died after being dragged by car

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - A man was cleared of murder but convicted of reckless homicide Wednesday for the death of a man who was dragged several blocks by a car and flung against a utility wire.

October 18, 2007 | By DYLAN T. LOVAN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Bush vetoes bill to expand popular children’s health insurance program

WASHINGTON - President Bush, in a sharp confrontation with Congress, on Wednesday vetoed a bipartisan bill that would have dramatically expanded children's health insurance.

October 18, 2007 | By JENNIFER LOVEN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Astrograph 10/4

In the year ahead, you'll bring something important to the table that could change your lifestyle in ways that will better things - not only for you but for those who mean a lot to you. The transition will be a blessing to all.

October 18, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Super spicy Thai chili sauce sparks road closures, evacuations in central London

LONDON - Super spicy chili sauce sparked road closures and evacuations in central London after passers-by complained that a chemical emanating from a Thai restaurant was burning their throats, police said Wednesday.

October 18, 2007 | By RAPHAEL G. SATTER Associated Press Writer | Nation


Farmers & Merchants Bank Prep Athletes of the Week

Boys: Darion Carter was a triple threat for Bulloch Academy last Friday.

October 18, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Sports


5 workers found dead after chemical fire at Colorado hydroelectric generating plant

GEORGETOWN, Colo. - Five workers trapped at least 1,500 feet underground survived an initial chemical fire at a hydroelectric plant, but died before emergency workers could rescue them.

October 18, 2007 | By JUDITH KOHLER and PETER BANDA Associated Press Writers | Nation


Police Report - October 4

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.

October 18, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Boro Lions Club volunteers help needy

More than 400 families received bags of food Saturday as the Statesboro Noon Lions Club, the Original First African Baptist Church and Second Harvest of Savannah joined in a partnership that provided food for those in need.

October 18, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


Bridge 10/4

Mary Hemingway said, "Worry a little bit every day and in a lifetime you will lose a couple of years. If something is wrong, fix it if you can. But train yourself not to worry. Worry never fixes anything."

October 18, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


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Herald writer wins coveted spot at Guideposts workshop

Statesboro Herald writer and columnist Julie Lavender was recently named one of 12 winners of the Guideposts 2014 Writers Workshop Contest. Lavender submitted four stories for consideration and was chosen to fill one of the coveted spots for the workshop, held every other year.

September 29, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


September 30 - Donald Lynn “Donnie” Harley Sr., 60, of Sylvania, died September 28, 2014.

Donald Lynn "Donnie" Harley Sr.

September 29, 2014 | | Obituaries


2nd person dies after Highway 119 wreck

A second person has died from injuries sustained in a Friday evening crash on Georgia Highway 119, according to Georgia State Patrol Trooper Hunter Oglesby.

September 29, 2014 | From staff reports | Local




'Gone With the Wind,' 75 years later

The Associated Press

September 28, 2014 | The Associated Press | Life


Miles-Stewart

Plans have been finalized for the wedding of Taylor ReAnn Miles, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Reggie Dale Miles of Hazlehurst, and William Bradford Stewart, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Moore Stewart Jr. of Statesboro.

September 28, 2014 | | Weddings


Living with Children with John Rosemond: Helicopter parenting helps no one

A second-grade teacher writes: "I teach in a very competitive school where parents have developed a 'mob mentality' for bullying administrators and teachers. They have gone beyond helicopter parenting to Apache Blackhawk parenting."

September 28, 2014 | John Rosemond Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Georgia Southern's McKinnon helps Vikings beat Falcons

MINNEAPOLIS - Teddy Bridgewater got hurt before he could finish a fine first NFL start.

September 28, 2014 | By DAVE CAMPBELL Associated Press | Sports


Rich-Zeigler

Mr. and Mrs. Robin Rich of Statesboro are proud to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Hannah Elizabeth Rich, to Jacob Todd Zeigler, son of Mr. and Mrs. Perry Zeigler of Statesboro.

September 28, 2014 | | Weddings


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Georgia agriculture leads nation in produce

(Note: The following is the first of a series of articles looking at the history and evolution of agriculture in Georgia and Bulloch County.)

September 28, 2014 | By ROGER ALLEN Special to the Herald | Columnists/Editorials


Flu shots: What you should know

WASHINGTON - It's time for flu vaccines again. While the shot is important for the whole family, this year health officials have some different advice for different ages: Certain kids should opt for the ouchless nasal spray. Seniors, expect to get a new kind of pneumonia shot along with that flu jab.

September 28, 2014 | The Associated Press | Life


Kathy Bradley: Lennon and McCartney and Grannie

A flock of blackbirds covers the field. Two hundred, maybe. Silent and still before rising, as though at the lift of some unseen maestro's baton, into the air in one loud flap like a bleached sheet on a clothesline. I watch and listen and shiver. Blackbirds. Sign of cold weather.

September 28, 2014 | Kathy Bradley Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Police: Ferguson officer shot; 2 suspects wanted

FERGUSON, Mo. - A Ferguson police officer was shot in the arm Saturday night after encountering two men at a community center who ran from him and then opened fire during a foot chase, authorities said.

September 28, 2014 | By JIM SALTER Associated Press | World


Gurley goes wild

ATHENS - Todd Gurley shook off a couple of defenders in the backfield, built up speed down the sideline, and saw another would-be tackler in his path.

September 27, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | UGA


Europe leads 10-6, closes in on another Ryder Cup

GLENEAGLES, Scotland - Justin Rose swept that magical putter into the air before his ball even reached the hole, and he punched his right fist when it dropped for a birdie. Just like at Medinah, the final match in the Ryder Cup on Saturday gave Europe another big boost of momentum going into the last round.

September 27, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


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