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Wal-Mart highlights locally grown program in Okla.

TULSA, Okla. - Wal-Mart, the nation's largest retailer, has pledged to buy more produce from local farmers as it kicked off a campaign to highlight the fruits and vegetables grown in Oklahoma and sold in its stores.

August 01, 2008 | By JUSTIN JUOZAPAVICIUS Associated Press Writer | National


Brother of man suspected in 8 slayings is charged

CHICAGO - The brother of a man suspected of killing eight people in Illinois and Missouri was charged Wednesday with concealing a homicidal death and obstructing justice.

August 01, 2008 | By MEGAN REICHGOTT Associated Press Writer | National


Iraq’s al-Qaida fighters now ‘furtive terrorists’

COMBAT OUTPOST COPPER, Iraq - It's quiet around here in farm country, south of Baghdad where al-Qaida once held sway. Just months ago U.S. foot patrols through the wheat fields nearby would regularly draw fire - if the soldiers managed first to elude al-Qaida-planted roadside bombs.

August 01, 2008 | By ROBERT BURNS AP Military Writer | Associated Press


Rates sink on all types of mortgages

WASHINGTON - Mortgage rates fell this week with 30-year mortgage rates dropping to the lowest level in six weeks as investors became less worried that the Federal Reserve would soon tighten credit policy to stall inflation.

August 01, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Washington


A homeless man is beaten in a hippie haven: Why?

BOLINAS, Calif. - Ricky Green wandered into this town some months ago, a stranger just a bit stranger than most.

August 01, 2008 | By EVELYN NIEVES Associated Press Writer | National


Texas approves massive new wind power project

AUSTIN, Texas - Texas officials gave preliminary approval Thursday to the nation's largest wind-power project, a plan to build billions of dollars worth of new transmission lines to bring wind energy from gusty West Texas to urban areas.

August 01, 2008 | By JIM VERTUNO Associated Press Writer | National


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Local Artists Participate In Juried Show; Watermelon Cutting

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Thursday July 17, 2008

August 01, 2008 | mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Mississippi remains most obese state, CDC reports

ATLANTA - Mississippi, Alabama and Tennessee lead the nation when it comes to obesity, a new government survey reported Thursday.

August 01, 2008 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | Local


W.Va. man pleads guilty in torture of woman

LOGAN, W.Va. - Another defendant has pleaded guilty to charges stemming from the suspected torture of a young woman held captive in West Virginia last summer.

August 01, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Fugitive: Overseas banks helping cheat IRS

WASHINGTON - A man wanted by Liechtenstein for leaking secret bank records that identified millionaire tax cheats told lawmakers on Thursday about elaborate sham transactions and code words used to outsmart the IRS.

August 01, 2008 | By DESMOND BUTLER Associated Press Writer | Washington


Fox: Jackson used N-word in crude off-air remarks

CHICAGO - The Rev. Jesse Jackson used the N-word during a break in a TV interview where he criticized presidential candidate Barack Obama, Fox News confirmed Wednesday.

August 01, 2008 | By SOPHIA TAREEN Associated Press Writer | National


India’s government preparing for confidence vote

NEW DELHI - What does it take to secure the vote of an Indian lawmaker these days? Six million dollars, says a top politician. And that's not all that's being offered.

August 01, 2008 | By MATTHEW ROSENBERG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Paring down high unemployment is Iraq’s next task

BAGHDAD - They fan out across Baghdad in summer's scorching heat - men in blue overalls picking up trash, mowing the sparse grass in parks, and standing on ladders to paint highway underpasses and prune palm trees.

August 01, 2008 | By SALLY BUZBEE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Summer Sports Show: Boys & Girls Club's Summer Jam, SHS summer workouts

Summer Sports Show for Thursday, July 17 - Presented by Farmers and Merchants Bank.

August 01, 2008 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Summer Sports Show


Stocks trade higher on upbeat earnings results

NEW YORK - Wall Street surged Thursday as tumbling energy prices bolstered an already upbeat mood that followed stronger-than-expected quarterly reports from big names like JPMorgan Chase & Co. and United Technologies Corp. The Dow Jones industrial average rose more than 150 points as oil fell more than $3 and brought its three-day decline to more than $13 a barrel.

August 01, 2008 | By TIM PARADIS AP Business Writer | National


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The Lodge at Bethany scheduled to open to the community

Nestled among the oak trees of what was once the Gesmon Neville Family Farm, The Lodge at Bethany, an extension of the long-standing history of ...

December 22, 2015 | | Locally Owned


Deen Day Smith Awards - Past Honorees

Man of the Decade

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