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Mourners gather for funeral for LAPD officer, first on SWAT team killed in line of duty

LOS ANGELES - Hundreds of police officers from around the country joined mourners Friday at a huge church to remember a man so dependable on the job he was nicknamed ''The Rock'' - the city's first SWAT team member ever killed in the line of duty.

March 01, 2008 | By THOMAS WATKINS Associated Press Writer | National


Bulloch History by Roger Allen

When the Bulloch County Commissioners were finally named by the Georgia Legislature, the list of men responsible for "fixing a proper place to erect a Court House and a jail" were Drury Jones, John Mikell, and Israel Bird. While Statesboro was not a den of thieves, it did have its moments when the law was desperately needed.

March 01, 2008 | By ROGER ALLEN | Lifestyles Columnists


Foreclosures exact steep price on already marginalized day laborers, strain communities

GRATON, Calif. - The most desperate men park themselves on corners well before dawn, hoping for first dibs on jobs.

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


Lady Eagles aim to continue winning streak on the road

The Georgia Southern women's basketball team is looking to extend its win streak to five games on the road as it faces College of Charleston, Saturday, Feb. 16. Tip-off is slated for 2 p.m. at John Kresse Arena in Charleston, S.C.

March 01, 2008 | Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern


Lanier-Deal

Jimmy Costley of Portal and Lynn Costley of Statesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Nichole Costley Lanier of Statesboro, to Chris Randall Deal, son of Randy and Debbie Deal of Statesboro.

March 01, 2008 | | Wedding Planner


Southern Style by Rebecca Masters

A month into the New Year and the middle of tax season is an appropriate time to evaluate our home office spaces to make tax preparation and bill paying as pleasant as possible. The first step in planning a home office is to determine what we need in an office space and study the space we have available for a home office set up.

March 01, 2008 | By REBECCA MASTERS | Lifestyles Columnists


Feds say Colombian druglords use complex scheme to launder euros through Miami airport

MIAMI - Every day, American Airlines Flight 914 takes off from Bogota, Colombia, at 8:20 a.m. and touches down at the Miami airport at noon. In the jet's cargo hold are usually bags and bags of euros that investigators say are part of a huge $1.4 billion cocaine money-laundering scheme.

March 01, 2008 | By CURT ANDERSON Associated Press Writer | National


Former Ohio police officer convicted of killing pregnant girlfriend, unborn child

CANTON, Ohio - A former police officer who tearfully told jurors he accidentally killed his pregnant lover was convicted Friday of murdering her and their unborn child.

March 01, 2008 | By THOMAS J. SHEERAN Associated Press Writer | National


Kenya’s political rivals agree to independent review of disputed election

NAIROBI, Kenya - Kenya's political rivals announced on Friday a 10-point plan to resolve their political crisis after weeks of negotiations but they remained deadlocked over power sharing.

March 01, 2008 | By TOM MALITI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


9 Israeli families set up wildcat settlement on West Bank hill, further angering Palestinians

MASKIOT, West Bank - Nine Israeli families staked out homesteads in a valley deep in the West Bank on Friday and promised to bring more settlers to the area that the Palestinians want for a future state.

March 01, 2008 | By LAURIE COPANS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Muslims march against reprinting of Danish newspaper cartoons depicting Muhammad

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Muslims protested Friday in the Gaza Strip, Pakistan and Denmark against the reprinting of a Danish newspaper cartoon depicting the Islamic prophet Muhammad.

March 01, 2008 | By KARIN LAUB Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Suicide bombers attacks Shiite worshippers leaving mosque in northern Iraq; 4 dead

BAGHDAD - Two suicide bombers, one armed with a grenade as well as an explosive vest, killed at least four people and wounded 17 as worshippers left a Shiite mosque after Friday prayers in the northwestern city of Tal Afar.

March 01, 2008 | By JOHN AFFLECK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


US calls on Iran to confess to trying to make nuclear arms

VIENNA, Austria - The U.S. on Friday demanded that Iran confess to trying to make atomic weapons, suggesting that anything short of that would doom an International Atomic Energy Agency probe of Tehran's nuclear past.

March 01, 2008 | By GEORGE JAHN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Northern Illinois gunman identified; officials say he stopped taking medication before rampage

DEKALB, Ill. - The man who gunned down five people at Northern Illinois University in a suicidal rampage became erratic after halting his medication and carried a shotgun to campus inside a guitar case, police said Friday.

March 01, 2008 | By CARYN ROUSSEAU and DEANNA BELLANDI Associated Press Writer | National


Italian officials say Canada to hand over convicted Nazi war criminal

ROME - An 83-year-old former SS prison guard who was sentenced to life in jail in Italy for Nazi war crimes was being extradited from Canada to Rome on Friday, officials said.

March 01, 2008 | By ARIEL DAVID Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Jackets take 3rd at state cheer championships

Southeast Bulloch High School's competitive cheerleading team finished off a hugely successful season last weekend with a third-place finish in the Georgia Class AAA State Cheerleading Championships.

November 23, 2014 | By ROGER ALLEN Special to the Herald | Local


SEB, SHS earn JROTC honors at state meet

Southeast Bulloch and Statesboro High Schools' JROTC Raider Teams traveled recently to the State Raider Meet at Spaulding High School in Griffin, and each took home top honors.

November 23, 2014 | By ROGER ALLEN Special to the Herald | Local


Church members each get $500 to do good for world

CHICAGO - On a very memorable Sunday, Pastor Laura Truax surprised her congregation with a bold announcement: She was about to hand out money to everyone.

November 23, 2014 | By SHARON COHEN Associated Press | Associated Press


Ferguson tense ahead of grand jury decision

FERGUSON, Mo. - Crews erected barricades around the building where a grand jury has been considering whether to indict the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, even as a grand jury decision seemed unlikely this weekend.

November 23, 2014 | By JOHN O'CONNOR and JIM SALTER Associated Press | Associated Press




Just win, baby

Ohio State finally took control of its game against Indiana in the fourth quarter. That was still better than Florida State.

November 22, 2014 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports


Time to rethink division alignment

The Atlanta Falcons won't apologize for somehow being in first place with a losing record.

November 22, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Bulldogs fatten up on cupcake, cruise past CSU

ATHENS, Ga. - Nick Chubb and Georgia took care of Charleston Southern early, looking to carry the momentum into next week's state rivalry game against Georgia Tech.

November 22, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | UGA


No. 9 Georgia rolls past Charleston Southern 55-9

ATHENS - Nick Chubb and Georgia took care of Charleston Southern early, looking to carry the momentum into next week's state rivalry game against Georgia Tech.

November 22, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM Associated Press | Sports


Polish town opposes Pooh Bear for unclear gender

WARSAW, Poland - Officials in a Polish town have opposed a proposition to name a playground after Winnie-the-Pooh due to the bear's unclear gender and immodest clothing.

November 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Associated Press


Dogfighting thrives in years since Vick case

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - In the squalid Jacksonville dogfighting kennel, a champion named Bulletproof Sam sat in a makeshift wooden cage, his teeth exposed from a missing snout.

November 22, 2014 | By JASON DEAREN Associated Press | Associated Press


Where do you fit in the scheme?

It's last Monday morning and according to the weather report - and somebody got it right this time - it's raining very hard with thunder and lightning, and it's nice to be inside looking out. This afternoon, we have a 100 percent chance of very heavy rain, high winds and a get-ready-to-hunker-down warning, which I will do my best to follow the directions. One of my colleagues has just told me we're not supposed to have this kind of stuff this late in the year. Since he teaches Algebra, what does he know? He knows this: it is ...

November 22, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Give the gift of life

Editor:

November 22, 2014 | | Letters To The Editor


For 1 night on stage, embattled Cosby his old self

MELBOURNE, Fla. - The protesters didn't show, the would-be hecklers didn't take the bait, the weeks of headlines about sexual assaults disappeared and Bill Cosby, for 90 minutes at least, regained the revered status he long enjoyed.

November 22, 2014 | By MATT SEDENSKY Associated Press | Associated Press


Gambling nuke commander linked to fake poker chips

WASHINGTON - The admiral fired last year as No. 2 commander of U.S. nuclear forces may have made his own counterfeit $500 poker chips with paint and stickers to feed a gambling habit that eventually saw him banned from an entire network of casinos, according to a criminal investigative report obtained by The Associated Press.

November 22, 2014 | By ROBERT BURNS Associated Press | Associated Press


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