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4 killed in SC plane crash; drummer, DJ injured

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Former Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker and celebrity DJ AM were critically injured in a fiery Learjet crash in South Carolina that killed four people, authorities said Saturday.

October 05, 2008 | By PAGE IVEY Associated Press Writer | National


Judge says Lehman can sell units to Barclays

NEW YORK - A bankruptcy judge decided just after midnight Saturday that Lehman Brothers can sell its investment banking and trading businesses to Barclays, the first major step to wind down the nation's fourth-largest investment bank.

October 05, 2008 | By VINNEE TONG Associated Press Writer | National


One man’s luck: A genius grant, but so much more

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - On Tuesday, the new list of MacArthur ''genius award'' winners will be announced. If you're on it, here's what to expect:

October 05, 2008 | By JUSTIN POPE Associated Press Writer | National


Ike evacuees jump gun, sneak back onto island

GALVESTON, Texas - Rats, raw sewage and a no-excuses curfew await exiled residents who try to return to storm-wrecked Galveston Island when it reopens next week, officials warned Saturday, a week after Hurricane Ike came thundering ashore.

October 05, 2008 | By CAIN BURDEAU and ANGELA K. BROWN Associated Press Writer | National


West Texas braces for Mexican reservoir release

PRESIDIO, Texas - Helicopters dropped huge sandbags on a levee and a crew of prison inmates worked to create a makeshift dam Saturday in this rural border city threatened by flooding from the Rio Grande.

October 05, 2008 | By ALICIA A. CALDWELL Associated Press Writer | National


Ark. evangelist compound raided in child porn case

FOUKE, Ark. - FBI agents and state police raided an evangelists' headquarters Saturday as part of a child pornography investigation and said they planned to remove several children from the complex, run by a man previously accused of child abuse.

October 05, 2008 | By JON GAMBRELL Associated Press Writer | National


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October 05, 2008 | | Local


Black fraternal society rediscovered in Barbados

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - The history of the Mosaic Templars was believed to have drawn to a close in the 1930s, when the Great Depression swallowed one of the largest benevolent societies for blacks in the nation and likely the world.

October 05, 2008 | By JON GAMBRELL Associated Press Writer | National


Haiti’s food crisis deepens after floods

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - Four tropical storms have wiped out most of Haiti's food crops and damaged irrigation systems and pumping stations, raising the specter of acute hunger for millions in the impoverished country.

October 04, 2008 | By JONATHAN M. KATZ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


US raid kills 7; Iraqis say they were civilians

BAGHDAD - U.S. troops hunting for a suspected al-Qaida in Iraq militant raided a house Friday and killed seven people, including three women, drawing an angry protest from Iraqi officials that all the victims were civilians.

October 04, 2008 | By KIM GAMEL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Milk off shelves as China’s safety scandal grows

SHIJIAZHUANG, China - China's food safety crisis widened Friday after the industrial chemical melamine was found in milk produced by three of the country's leading dairy companies - prompting stores, including Starbucks, to yank milk from their shelves.

October 04, 2008 | By GILLIAN WONG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Light rail train hits bus in LA; 14 injured

LOS ANGELES - A light rail train slammed into a bus near downtown during Friday morning's commute, injuring 14 people, none seriously, officials said.

October 04, 2008 | By ROBERT JABLON Associated Press Writer | National


Fla. authorities say they can’t prove Foley case

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Florida authorities closed their case Friday against former U.S. Rep. Mark Foley, saying he won't face charges for allegedly sending salacious computer messages to underage male pages because prosecutors couldn't prove the authenticity of the chats.

October 04, 2008 | By BRIAN SKOLOFF Associated Press Writer | National


Calif. congressmen ask Bush to review denied medal

SAN DIEGO - A California congressional delegation asked President Bush on Friday to posthumously award the Medal of Honor to a Marine who was chosen to receive only the second-highest medal the Navy can bestow for valor.

October 04, 2008 | By CHELSEA J. CARTER Associated Press Writer | National


Galveston lays out plan for residents’ return

GALVESTON, Texas - Authorities laid out a plan Friday - a week after Hurricane Ike began lashing the Texas coast with 110-mph winds and relentless storm surge - to let about 45,000 anxious evacuees back onto Galveston Island for good.

October 04, 2008 | By JUAN A. LOZANO and CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN Associated Press Writer | National


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Try Cottons Tire in Statesboro and Sylvania for all your automotive repairs

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

April 17, 2017 | | Locally Owned


Here’s why you should choose Forest Heights Pharmacy?

Ben Ross, pharmacist and owner of Forest Heights Pharmacy, is often asked why people should choose Forest Heights over a chain pharmacy.

April 17, 2017 | | Locally Owned


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