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Bills seek punishment for use, display of fake weapons

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Concerns that realistic-looking toy weapons are confusing police and threatening safety have led 15 states to try going beyond gun control and cracking down on fake firearms.

May 18, 2008 | By LUCAS L. JOHNSON II Associated Press Writer | National


On Japan’s secretive death row, inmate becomes cause celebre

TOKYO - Iwao Hakamada, Japan's longest serving death row inmate, has insisted for 40 years that he is innocent of the four murders he was convicted of. The evidence was suspect, he says, and his confession was coerced.

May 18, 2008 | By CHISAKI WATANABE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


China orders heightened efforts to stop deadly virus

BEIJING - China's Health Ministry ordered heightened efforts to stem the spread of infectious diseases Saturday following an outbreak of a virus that has caused the deaths of 22 children in one city and is spreading.

May 18, 2008 | By CHARLES HUTZLER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Local Roundup: Screven relay team wins state

ALBANY - Area teams competed at the GHSA track and field state championships this weekend. Here are the results.

May 18, 2008 | From staff and wire reports | Sports


7 die in severe storms in Ark., raising year’s toll to 26

SILOAM SPRINGS, Ark. - Residents of communities across Arkansas on Saturday faced the wreckage of homes torn apart by violent weather that has pushed this year's storm death toll in the state up to at least 26.

May 18, 2008 | By KELLY P. KISSEL Associated Press Writer | National


Fun with the family by Julie Lavender

Can you believe another school year is coming to a close and summer is creeping our way? I hope you made memories to treasure throughout the school year, ones that will be recalled fondly for years to come. Celebrate the end of school with great festivities, and start planning summer merriment. Make use of every available minute in the month of May to create special times for your family. Try out a few of these holidays, or create your own!

May 18, 2008 | By JULIE LAVENDER | Lifestyles Columnists


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy

The Austin Graduate School of Theology in Texas published a relatively small, well-written booklet in 1991 entitled "Things That Matter" for use in Russian evangelism. Since then it has been distributed over much of Eastern Europe, the United States, and perhaps in other localities as well. It has eight brief chapters dealing with some of the essentials of Christian faith and practice.

May 18, 2008 | By LARRY SHEEHY | Lifestyles Columnists


Film details Hispanic Marine’s acts in WWII

MIAMI - Armed but alone, Marine Pfc. Guy Gabaldon roamed Saipan's caves and pillboxes, persuading enemy soldiers and civilians to surrender during the hellish World War II battle on the island.

May 18, 2008 | By ADRIAN SAINZ Associated Press Writer | National


Felder-Mullis

Mr. and Mrs. James Richard Felder Sr. of Augusta announce the engagement of their daughter, Laura Felder of Statesboro, to Todd Mullis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Eli Mullis.

May 18, 2008 | | Wedding Planner


Murphey-Zeigler

Mr. and Mrs. Terry Murphey of Dearing, Ga., announce the engagement of their daughter, Hillary Michelle Murphey of Statesboro, to Austin Greene Zeigler, son of Mr. and Mrs. Perry Zeigler.

May 18, 2008 | | Wedding Planner


Mercers celebrate 15th

May 18, 2008 | | Anniversaries


Bulloch History by Roger Allen

How the Catholic Church came to Statesboro and Bulloch County is a little known story. It all began with the arrival in Georgia in 1930 of two sets of brothers (who also just happened to be first cousins) and their families from Italy. They were Roman Catholics.

May 18, 2008 | By ROGER ALLEN | Lifestyles Columnists


Hundreds of Palestinian troops take up positions in Jenin

JENIN, West Bank - Hundreds of flag-waving Palestinian troops took up positions in the former militant stronghold of Jenin on Saturday, part of President Mahmoud Abbas' attempt to assert control over once lawless West Bank towns and encourage an Israeli withdrawal.

May 18, 2008 | By ALI DARAGHMEH Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Despite high food prices, Haitians reluctant to head to US

BAIE DES MOUSTIQUES, Haiti - When soaring food prices sparked deadly riots across Haiti, many expected that people along the cactus-studded northern coast would do what they traditionally do in times of crisis: take to the seas and head for the United States.

May 18, 2008 | By ANDREW O. SELSKY Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Faces from Africa - Boro native hopes his photography can help improve conditions

Photography has the unmatched ability of communicating the value of a human life," said Tyler Moore.

May 18, 2008 | By EMILY HAYMANS Special to the Herald | Life


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Grace Gardens creates a happy new home for seniors

Renee Kalloniatis became the owner of Grace Gardens in June 2014.

January 13, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Locally Owned


Deen Day Smith Awards - Past Honorees

Man of the Decade

February 28, 2014 | | Life


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