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Charles Taylor war crimes trial resumes with blood diamond expert's testimony

THE HAGUE, Netherlands - The war crimes trial of Charles Taylor, Liberia's former president, heard its first testimony Monday and saw video of victims telling of being sexually assaulted or dismembered by rebels who plundered West African diamond fields.

January 22, 2008 | By MIKE CORDER Associated Press Writer | World


Police Report - January 8

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.

January 22, 2008 | | Crime Report


Dear Abby 1/7

DEAR ABBY: I have two adult sons living at home, ages 22 and 24. Both are working. I have recently retired, and my income has become half of what it was before. I told my sons that if they are to continue living here, they must pay room and board of $30 a week or find a place to live with the amenities they have here.

January 22, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Former death row inmate enters pleas to win release from jail

OTTAWA, Ohio - A British citizen who spent two decades on Ohio's death row was released from jail Monday after pleading no contest to three charges related to a fire that killed a 2-year-old girl.

January 22, 2008 | By JOHN SEEWER Associated Press Writer | National


6 snowmobilers rescued in Colorado after 3 days trapped in mountains

CONEJOS, Colo. - Six snowmobilers missing for three days in the snowy southern Colorado mountains were brought to safety Monday after calling 911 from a remote outpost where they sought refuge.

January 22, 2008 | By ROBERT WELLER Associated Press Writer | National


Crime-wary Americans shun popular strip of Mexican beaches

PLAYAS DE ROSARITO, Mexico - Assaults on American tourists have brought hard times to hotels and restaurants that dot Mexican beaches just south of the border from San Diego.

January 21, 2008 | By ELLIOT SPAGAT Associated Press Writer | National


Ogeechee Tech names new director of Resource Development

Kathleen Kosmoski has joined Ogeechee Technical College as the director of Resource Development and will work with the Ogeechee Tech Foundation, Inc. in support of scholarships and other programs at the College. A native of Chicago, Kosmoski most recently worked as the executive director of the American Red Cross Chapter in Augusta, but is widely known in the Bulloch County area for her seven years of work as the chapter manager at the local Red Cross Chapter.

January 21, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Business


Bulloch History by Roger Allen

In 1865, King Louis the 14th was very busy persecuting the group of French Protestants known as the Huguenots. On August 8th of that year, he revoked the "Edict of Nantes", in which the religious freedoms of non-Catholic Frenchmen had been guaranteed. Along the Moselle River, in the Alsace-Lorraine region, the Mazels were suspected by authorities to be some of the most militant Huguenots.

January 21, 2008 | By ROGER ALLEN | Lifestyles Columnists


Exit poll indicates Saakashvili will win Georgian presidential election

TBILISI, Georgia - President Mikhail Saakashvili headed for victory in Saturday's election, according to an exit poll in this former Soviet republic where he is fighting accusations of authoritarian tendencies four years after coming to power as a champion of democracy.

January 21, 2008 | By MARIA DANILOVA Associated Press Writer | World


Small plane carrying 10 people crashes off Kodiak Island in Alaska, at least 6 dead

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A small plane crashed Saturday in waters off Kodiak island in southern Alaska, killing six of the 10 people on board, authorities said.

January 21, 2008 | By JEANNETTE J. LEE Associated Press Writer | National


Tatums celebrate 50 years

January 21, 2008 | | Anniversaries


For the Public Health by Mondi Mason, Ph.D., MPH

It's time again for New Year's resolutions. Many of us are resolving to make a lifestyle change to improve our health, such as exercise regularly, lose some weight, quit smoking, or get a health screening. Remember, change is a process, not an event, and it takes a long-term commitment and requires a supportive environment.

January 21, 2008 | By MONDI MASON, Ph.D.,MPH | Lifestyles Columnists


Fun with the family by Julie Lavender

Decorations and lights are put away for another year, heralding in the dawn of a new year and new beginnings. What was on your list of resolutions and changes for 2008? Have you tossed the diet aside already? Forget the pounds and the promises this year and make one simple goal - put family first. Plan to spend time with those you love, with simple things like watching ants crawl or roasting marshmallows to elaborate plans like building forts or going on extravagant vacations. Make an effort to make memorable times with special people, memories that will last throughout the year.

January 21, 2008 | By JULIE LAVENDER | Lifestyles Columnists


Police Report - January 7

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.

January 21, 2008 | | Crime Report


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy

If we had our way about it, likely none of us would choose the unpleasant paths of life; rather we would choose the easy road, where the ground is smooth and straight, and the paths clearly marked. Consider that the first inclination of parents, when given the choice, is usually...and understandably...to help their children avoid hardship whenever possible.

January 21, 2008 | By LARRY SHEEHY | Lifestyles Columnists


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The classroom of life

It looks like we're going to have a great semester here at old East Georgia State College! The hallways are packed and students are trying to find their room assignments, make new friends, wait in long lines at the book store and just get comfortable with life after high school. It's not easy! You'd think that with all these electronic gizmos and computer knowledge, these young folks have the answers of the universe in the palms of their hands. Confusion reigns!

August 21, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


‘Distinctive tattoo’ leads Bulloch County deputies to burglary suspect

A "distinctive tattoo" led to a man being arrested Wednesday on burglary charges after sheriff's deputies shared images from a surveillance video taken when the suspect burglarized a local business, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

August 21, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Screven County stadium rededication to honor namesake, Vietnam vets

Organizers of a ceremony rededicating the Screven County High School football stadium to its namesake, Maj. Charles L. Kelly, hope to honor Vietnam War veterans from throughout the area at the event preceding Saturday night's football game in Sylvania.

August 21, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Georgia Southern University to host fall 2014 ’Boro Browse

Georgia Southern University will host its Fall 'Boro Browse event on Tuesday.

August 21, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Bank of America agrees to nearly $17B settlement

WASHINGTON - The government has reached a $16.65 billion settlement with Bank of America over its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the financial crisis, the Justice Department announced Thursday.

August 21, 2014 | By PETE YOST and MARCY GORDON Associated Press | Nation


2 American Ebola patients discharged from hospital

ATLANTA - Two American aid workers who were infected with the deadly Ebola virus have been discharged from an Atlanta hospital, where the scene Thursday was festive and celebratory - a stark contrast to the sterile, rushed atmosphere that marked their arrival nearly three weeks ago.

August 21, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


How much is $100 really worth in your state?

Consumers be aware - $100 isn't "worth" the same amount in each state, according to a map released this week.

August 21, 2014 | By FAITH HEATON JOLLEY Deseret News National | Hot topics


What Robin Williams' death can teach us about treating depression

Millions have taken to the Internet to remember actor-comedian Robin Williams, who died at age 63 in a suspected suicide.

August 21, 2014 | By CHANDRA JOHNSON Deseret News National | Hot topics


100,000 elephants killed in Africa from 2010-2012, study shows

KENYA - An estimated 100,000 elephants in Africa have been killed by poachers from 2010-12, according to a new peer reviewed study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The killings have increased as a result of the growing demand for ivory sold on the black-market in China and other Asian countries.

August 21, 2014 | By LINDSEY PETERSON Deseret News National | World


What kind of car are you?

Cars are one of the most important status symbols in America. The kind of car you drive indicates the kind of person you think you are, and the kind of person you want other people to think you are. Sociologists have long studied the different kinds of cars in order to determine how they relate to a person's self-image. We are happy now to bring you the fruits of that research:

August 21, 2014 | By TIM TORKILDSON Deseret News National | Hot topics


Aid group: US doctor who had Ebola has recovered

ATLANTA - At least one of the two American aid workers who were infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Africa has recovered and was to be discharged Thursday from an Atlanta hospital, a spokeswoman for the aid group he was working for said.

August 21, 2014 | By JEFF MARTIN Associated Press | World


George W. Bush takes ice bucket challenge

KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine - Former President George W. Bush took the ice bucket challenge then nominated former President Bill Clinton to do it next.

August 21, 2014 | Associated Press | World




Braves blow lead, streak over

PITTSBURGH - Justin Upton dropped a routine fly ball to left-centerfield in the ninth inning which set the stage for Gaby Sanchez's game-winning sacrifice fly that capped a late-inning comeback as the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Atlanta Braves 3-2 on Wednesday night.

August 20, 2014 | By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Mason gets his big chance

ATHENS - Hutson Mason finally has the job he wanted all along.

August 20, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | UGA


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