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Barge accident closes 2 bridges linking Iowa, Illinois

DES MOINES, Iowa - Several fully loaded barges broke loose on the flood-swollen Mississippi River, striking two key bridges and forcing a halt to highway and railroad traffic early Thursday.

May 16, 2008 | By MELANIE S. WELTE Associated Press Writer | National


Ky. school bus involved in crash, 1 student killed

FALMOUTH, Ky. - A school bus and dump truck crashed Thursday along a road with hairpin turns, killing a student and injuring 12 people in northern Kentucky, police said.

May 16, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Immigrant rights activists join protests nationwide

CHICAGO - Thousands of immigrants and activists gathered in cities across the country Thursday to demand comprehensive immigration reform, including citizenship opportunities for the estimated 12 million illegal immigrants in the U.S.

May 16, 2008 | By SOPHIA TAREEN Associated Press Writer | National


Teen girl’s upside-down feet treated in NYC surgery

NEW YORK - In her 15 years, Jingle Luis has never walked on the bottoms of her feet.

May 16, 2008 | By KAREN MATTHEWS Associated Press Writer | National


Airlines slow down flights to save on fuel

NEW YORK - Drivers have long known that slowing down on the highway means getting more miles to the gallon. Now airlines are trying it, too - adding a few minutes to flights to save millions on fuel.

May 16, 2008 | By JOHN WILEN Associated Press Writer | National


Bush signs order to further crackdown on Myanmar

WASHINGTON - President Bush imposed new U.S. sanctions on Thursday against property owned or controlled by the military junta in Myanmar.

May 16, 2008 | By DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press Writer | Washington


Guido inspires crowd at National Day of Prayer service

Prayer is the key to happiness and success, Dr. Michael Guido said Thursday during a luncheon in celebration of the National Day of Prayer.

May 16, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


State hiring curbs may chill hot market for government staff

As U.S. states struggle with about $39 billion in total budget shortfalls, at least 10 have announced hiring curbs and others may follow - chilling one of the few parts of the economy that had been adding jobs.

May 16, 2008 | By ELLEN SIMON and DONNA BORAK AP Business Writer | National


Pittsburgh surpasses Los Angeles as nation’s sootiest city

LOS ANGELES - A city outside California has for the first time been named the sootiest in the nation, one of the categories the American Lung Association uses to determine the most polluted cities in the country.

May 16, 2008 | By NOAKI SCHWARTZ Associated Press Writer | National


Police: Woman believed to be ’D.C. madam’ kills herself

TARPON SPRINGS, Fla. - A woman police believe to be convicted Washington escort service operator Deborah Jeane Palfrey committed suicide, officials said Thursday.

May 16, 2008 | By MITCH STACY Associated Press Writer | National


Review: Google Earth powerful, though tricky to use, share

USHUAIA, Argentina - Online photo albums I had prepared for family and friends weren't capturing the essence of my travels to the southern reaches of the world. Then a light bulb clicked as I was exploring Google Earth: Why not use that?

May 16, 2008 | By ANICK JESDANUN AP Internet Writer | National


Anguished Austrians question how incest case went undetected

AMSTETTEN, Austria - Carefree children in alpine costumes danced around a maypole, and parents crowded a churchyard to snap photos of sons and daughters making their first communion.

May 16, 2008 | By WILLIAM J. KOLE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Consumer spending up mainly because of sharp price increases

WASHINGTON - Don't be fooled by a larger-than-expected increase in consumer spending. People aren't buying more - they're just paying more for their purchases, raising doubts about whether the 130 million stimulus payments the government began sending out this week will be enough to lift consumers' sagging spirits.

May 16, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Washington


US warns Belarus on embassy closure

WASHINGTON - The United States has warned Belarus that it may order its embassy in Washington and consulate in New York closed, and shut down the U.S. Embassy in Minsk in an escalating tit-for-tat diplomatic spat, officials said.

May 16, 2008 | By MATTHEW LEE Associated Press Writer | Washington


Bush calls for approval of $770 million in food aid

WASHINGTON - President Bush called on Congress Thursday to approve $770 million to help alleviate dramatically escalating food prices that threaten widespread hunger and increasing social unrest around the world.

May 16, 2008 | By JENNIFER LOVEN Associated Press Writer | Washington


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US allows UN condemnation of Israeli settlements

UNITED NATIONS - In a striking rupture with past practice, the United States allowed the U.N. Security Council on Friday to condemn Israeli settlements in ...

December 23, 2016 | By EDITH M. LEDERER, BRADLEY KLAPPER and JOSEF FEDERMAN Associated Press | Associated Press


Holiday splurging not an option for many

ELIZABETH, N.J. - At the brightly lit mall, clothing stores highlight holiday sweaters and big signs tout the sales, while Duquan Allen keeps his expectations ...

December 23, 2016 | By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO AP Retail Writer | Associated Press


Start your real estate career with ERA Hirsch Real Estate Team Statesboro

Pat Hirsch, president of ERA Hirsch Real Estate Team in Statesboro, is looking to expand and is currently recruiting new and existing agents who are ...

December 12, 2016 | | Locally Owned


Come see the ‘all new’ 180fitness

After 10 amazing years of serving our community, 180fitness founders and owners Angie Hitchens and Brandon Blair decided it was time to "turn the gym ...

November 22, 2016 | | Locally Owned


Nobody beats Cottons Tire’s deals

Cottons Tire is your one stop shop for all of your automotive repair needs.

November 22, 2016 | | Locally Owned


Orchid marks its third anniversary

Orchid Restaurant is one of Statesboro's most magical restaurants. Owner Mai Lan Nguyen has created a casual elegance with Orchid combined with some of ...

September 28, 2016 | | Locally Owned


Bulloch Telephone Cooperative announces availability of GigaBT residential internet service

GigaBT Residential Internet Service - Recently, Bulloch Telephone Cooperative announced availability of GigaBT Residential Internet Service, enabling members of the cooperative to upgrade to the fastest ...

September 20, 2016 | | Locally Owned


180 Fitness 10th Annual Bodybuilding and Figure Classic Competition Winners Announced

The 10th Annual 180 Bodybuilding and Figure Classic was held on August 13th at the Emma Kelly Theater in Statesboro. The competition was broken down ...

September 06, 2016 | | Locally Owned


Cottons Tire expands to Statesboro

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

August 15, 2016 | | Locally Owned


Forest Heights Pharmacy team traveled to Belize for a Medical Mission trip

One of my favorite quotes is by Mahatma Gandhi, "Be the change you wish to see in the world." To Gandhi, this was more than ...

August 05, 2016 | | Locally Owned


Bubba Hunt Named to REAL Trends America’s Best Real Estate Agents in Georgia

Bubba Hunt of Coldwell Banker Tanner Realty was named one of America's most productive sales associates as a part of REAL Trends America's ...

July 13, 2016 | | Locally Owned


Time to invest in a Lori Grice portrait

For nearly three decades, mothers and grandmothers throughout the South have celebrated and honored their families through Lori Grice portraits. Each of them will tell ...

July 05, 2016 | | Locally Owned


Who is the SACK Company?

Who is the SACK Company? Do they make sacks? What does SACK even stand for?

June 13, 2016 | | Locally Owned


Dr. John Gerguis offers Bulloch’s first Direct Primary Care option

Healthcare is more complicated now more than ever.

June 07, 2016 | | Locally Owned


Deen Day Smith Awards - Past Honorees

Man of the Decade

February 28, 2014 | | Life


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