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Report details shooting death of NC student leader

RALEIGH, N.C. - The slain student body president at the University of North Carolina likely raised her right arm to protect herself from a single shotgun blast that tore through her hand before striking her in the head, according to an autopsy report released Monday.

July 15, 2008 | By ESTES THOMPSON Associated Press Writer | National


Sea turtle Dylan is released back into the wild

JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga. - A 150-pound sea turtle raised by humans returned to freedom on Monday after nine years of captivity, swimming away after the veterinarians who cared for her helped steer her toward the ocean.

July 15, 2008 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press Writer | National


AP-Yahoo News poll: 9 in 10 hit hard by gas prices

WASHINGTON - Four-dollar gasoline has stolen a beach vacation from Julie Jacobs' family, ''little small luxuries'' like exotic bath washes from Angela Crawford and dinners out from folks all over the country. Phil English has had to sell his beloved but fuel-guzzling red pickup.

July 15, 2008 | By ALAN FRAM Associated Press Writer | Washington


South African police report decrease in violent crime; government says numbers still too high

PRETORIA, South Africa - Crime rates in South Africa - among the highest in the world - are declining with fewer robberies, rapes and murders reported in the last year, police said Monday.

July 15, 2008 | By SABRINA SHANKMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Studio Statesboro Vodcast

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Monday, June 30, 2008

July 15, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Police Report - July 1

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.

July 15, 2008 | | Crime Report


Six Flags ride still closed after death of teen

AUSTELL - Georgia officials ordered a popular roller coaster that hit and killed a teenager over the weekend to remain closed Monday.

July 15, 2008 | The Associated Press | Local


Ga. court rules against media in old slayings

ATLANTA - Georgia's top court has ruled that investigators can refuse media requests in ''pending investigations'' even in long-running cases where police have done little work in more than a decade, according to an opinion released Monday.

July 15, 2008 | By GREG BLUESTEIN Associated Press Writer | National


Cyclist Floyd Landis loses appeal of doping ban

Floyd Landis used the arbitration process as public theater to try to prove a point and regain his reputation.

July 15, 2008 | By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer | Associated Press


Blind Special Forces soldier: determined to serve

FORT BRAGG, N.C. - When Capt. Ivan Castro joined the Army, he set goals: to jump out of planes, kick in doors and lead soldiers into combat. He achieved them all. Then the mortar round landed five feet away, blasting away his sight.

July 15, 2008 | By KEVIN MAURER Associated Press Writer | National


Area Births 6/30

McKenzie twins

July 13, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Births


Soroka-Gertner

Gale Maureen Booker of Stevensville, Md., and Steve Lloyd Soroka of Annapolis, Md., announce the engagement of their daughter, Heather Lee Soroka, to Morris Hudson Gertner, son of Dr. and Mrs. Harold Rudolph Gertner Jr. of Gainesville, Fla., and Ellijay, Ga.

July 13, 2008 | | Wedding Planner


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy

Here are three quotations on the idea of doing our best:

July 13, 2008 | By LARRY SHEEHY | Lifestyles Columnists


Ga. bridges audit: Local spans need more attention

ATLANTA - Bridges owned and maintained by local governments in Georgia are more likely to be structurally deficient than those managed by the state, according to an audit released Friday.

July 13, 2008 | By SHANNON McCAFFREY Associated Press Writer | National


Bulloch History by Roger Allen

(Note: This is the second of a three-part series about Bulloch County residents who fought in the Civil War.)

July 13, 2008 | By ROGER ALLEN | Lifestyles Columnists


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