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Fed leaves rates alone for second straight meeting

WASHINGTON - For a second straight meeting, the Federal Reserve has decided to remain on the sidelines and leave interest rates alone. In the opinion of many economists, that stance may prevail not only for the rest of this year but well into 2009.

August 21, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER Associated Press Writer | Washington


SC deputy killed while responding to alarm call

SMOAKS, S.C. - A South Carolina sheriff's deputy was shot to death while responding to an early morning home alarm Wednesday, and though authorities were searching for a suspect with dogs and a helicopter, they said they had few leads.

August 21, 2008 | By BRUCE SMITH Associated Press Writer | National


Ask Dr. Gott 8/7

DEAR DR. GOTT: I have a problem with dried earwax in my outer ears, especially when it settles in the small crevices and is painful to remove. I'm a 77-year-old female who has always had lots of earwax, but it used to be soft and could be removed easily. How does the wax flow out when it is dry and brittle? Is there anything that can help?

August 21, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Average ER waiting time nears 1 hour, CDC says

ATLANTA - The average time that hospital emergency rooms patients wait to see a doctor has grown from about 38 minutes to almost an hour over the past decade, according to new federal statistics released Wednesday.

August 21, 2008 | By MIKE STOBBE Associated Press Writer | National


Mexican-born killer put to death in Texas

HUNTSVILLE, Texas - A Mexican-born condemned killer whose case drew international attention has been executed over the objections of an international court and the Mexican government, which contended he was denied access to legal help from his consulate.

August 21, 2008 | By MICHAEL GRACZYK Associated Press Writer | National


Mauritania army stages coup; junta takes charge

NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania - Army officers upset with the president's overtures toward Islamic hard-liners staged a coup in Mauritania on Wednesday, overthrowing the first government to be freely elected in this sprawling desert nation in more than 20 years.

August 21, 2008 | By AHMED MOHAMED and TODD PITMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


At Doggyspace, social networking goes to the dogs

RICHMOND, Va. - Cici confesses on her Web page that she likes to greet everyone by licking their feet. Dolce admits to being a mamma's boy. And Jake and Tycho posted a video that chronicles their adventures of rolling around on their backs.

August 21, 2008 | By MICHAEL FELBERBAUM Associated Press Writer | National


Preacher stole, then killed to cover his tracks

HICKMAN, Calif. - Friends of an elderly millionaire who was killed by a local pastor sensed something was wrong long before his death.

August 21, 2008 | By TRACIE CONE Associated Press Writer | National


Olympics clean-up hides the real Beijing

EDITOR'S NOTE: Correspondent Anita Chang has been living in Beijing for more than a year. This is her account of massive changes across the city as it prepared to welcome visitors from around the world for the Olympics.

August 21, 2008 | By ANITA CHANG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


US officials defend Iraqi budget surplus

BAGHDAD - Iraq is paying for more of its own reconstruction but is still struggling to spend its multibillion dollar surplus as it copes with a flood of oil revenue and a cumbersome approval process meant to curb corruption, U.S. officials said Wednesday.

August 21, 2008 | By ROBERT H. REID Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bridge 8/7

Charles Darwin said, "The very essence of instinct is that it's followed independently of reason."

August 21, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Astrograph 8/7

A new you could be emerging in the year ahead who will be a pretty tough cookie, making it possible to receive rewards and recognition in some of the same areas you were previously taken for granted.

August 21, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Bush says US firmly opposed to China’s repression

BANGKOK, Thailand - With all eyes on Beijing, President Bush bluntly told China that America stands in ''firm opposition'' to the way the communist government represses its own people, a rebuke delivered from the heart of Asia on the cusp of the Olympic Games.

August 21, 2008 | By BEN FELLER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Sheriffs: 2 tiger attacks show tougher laws needed

ST. LOUIS - Two tiger attacks this week at two different Missouri animal facilities that had both been cited for past problems have law enforcement officials calling for tougher exotic animal laws.

August 21, 2008 | By BETSY TAYLOR Associated Press Writer | National


Year after Utah mine collapse, many failures clear

SALT LAKE CITY - The collapse of the Crandall Canyon mine one year ago was so extensive, federal officials found no other mining disaster in the last 50 years to compare to it.

August 21, 2008 | By PAUL FOY Associated Press Writer | National


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Dempsey at home 1 goal from record; US team in Gold Cup semi

ARLINGTON, Texas - Clint Dempsey is back in his home state of Texas, one goal away from a national scoring record for the United States team ...

July 21, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Report: Numerous security policy violations in inmate escape

ATLANTA - Two Georgia prison guards failed to properly search and secure their prisoners on a transfer bus, enabling two inmates to free themselves and rush ...

July 21, 2017 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


Little Rascal’s Child Care and Learning Center is under new ownership

Bulloch County native Teresa Lane recently purchased Little Rascal's Child Care and Learning Center located at 196-A Zetterower Road. Little Rascal's has been ...

July 16, 2017 | | Locally Owned


Cottons Tire in Statesboro and Sylvania exceeds customer expectations

When Mike and Marcia Price purchased Cottons Tire in Sylvania more than 30 years ago, they wanted to do things differently.

July 16, 2017 | | Locally Owned


Real Trends recognizes Bubba Hunt as one of the top real estate professionals in the country

Bubba Hunt, of Coldwell Banker Tanner Realty, was named one of America's top real estate professionals by REAL Trends, as advertised in The Wall ...

July 03, 2017 | | Locally Owned


Opioid overdose prevention medicine available now at Forest Heights Pharmacy: No prescription needed

Not only is opioid abuse a national epidemic, but it is just as much a problem in Georgia and even in Bulloch County also. Nationally ...

June 27, 2017 | | Locally Owned


Bulloch Telephone reports another record year

Bulloch Telephone Cooperative held their 2017 Annual Meeting on May 19 and the company reported record growth again in 2016. In a time where most ...

June 22, 2017 | | Locally Owned


Two local companies present $15,000 to Leadership Southeast Georgia Program

The Sack Company (SACK) and Evans General Contractors presented $15,000 to the Leadership Southeast Georgia (LSEGA) 2017 class of regional leaders.

June 22, 2017 | | Locally Owned


Lori Grice Salutes the Class of 2017

Lori Grice wants to congratulate all of the 2017 seniors and wish them well as they enter the next stage of their life.

May 24, 2017 | | Locally Owned


Concerns of Bulloch County resident Ruth Green

Note: Bulloch County native, retired Georgia Southern professor and community activist Ruth Green addressed the Bulloch County Commission with a list of her concerns at ...

May 17, 2017 | | Local


Deen Day Smith Awards - Past Honorees

Man of the Decade

May 04, 2017 | | Life


Try Cottons Tire in Statesboro and Sylvania for all your automotive repairs

Cottons Tire has served the citizens of Sylvania's tire and auto repair needs for the past 30 years. Several years ago, the owners of ...

April 17, 2017 | | Locally Owned


Here’s why you should choose Forest Heights Pharmacy?

Ben Ross, pharmacist and owner of Forest Heights Pharmacy, is often asked why people should choose Forest Heights over a chain pharmacy.

April 17, 2017 | | Locally Owned


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