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AP: Military confirms secret lockup for top detainees inside Guantanamo

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba - Somewhere amid the cactus-studded hills on this sprawling Navy base, separate from the cells where hundreds of men suspected of links to al-Qaida and the Taliban have been locked up for years, is a place even more closely guarded - a jailhouse so protected that its very location is top secret.

February 21, 2008 | By ANDREW O. SELSKY Associated Press Writer | World


Three companies indicted over contaminated pet food that may have killed thousands of animals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Two Chinese businesses and a U.S. company were indicted Wednesday in the tainted pet food incidents that killed potentially thousands of animals last year and raised worries about products made in China.

February 21, 2008 | By DAVID TWIDDY AP Business Writer | National


Rice says NATO facing test in Afghanistan and fight will be long and difficult

LONDON - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Wednesday the fight in Afghanistan won't be won quickly and Defense Secretary Robert Gates scolded NATO countries who haven't committed combat troops ''willing to fight and die'' to defeat a resurgent Taliban.

February 21, 2008 | By ANNE GEARAN AP Diplomatic Writer | World


Palestinian rocket wounds 2 Israeli girls; Israeli airstrikes hit Gaza

JERUSALEM - Hamas militants fired a rocket into an Israeli border village, wounding two young sisters as they played outside their home. The attack followed Israel airstrikes against Gaza militants and threats of an ''all-front'' war on the Islamic group.

February 21, 2008 | By MARK LAVIE Associated Press Writer | World


Civil rights icons backing Clinton have little company

ATLANTA - When Barack Obama was declared the winner of Georgia's Democratic presidential primary, the Sweet Lowdown restaurant in midtown Atlanta echoed with whoops of glee as dozens of young, black professionals celebrated his win with raised martini glasses.

February 21, 2008 | By ERRIN HAINES Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Full press conference - Hatcher on GSU's signing day 2008

GSU press conference - Signing Day 2008

February 21, 2008 | VINCE JOHNSON & ALEX PELLEGRINO vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Georgia Southern


Clinton lends her campaign $5 million as rival Barack Obama outraised her

WASHINGTON - Hillary Rodham Clinton loaned her campaign $5 million late last month as Barack Obama outraised and outspent her in the Democratic presidential race.

February 21, 2008 | By JIM KUHNHENN Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Ecuador’s Tungurahua volcano erupts, prompts evacuation order for 3,000

QUITO, Ecuador - Ecuador's Tungurahua volcano shot columns of ash miles into the air on Wednesday, as officials ordered the evacuation of 3,000 villagers living near its slopes.

February 21, 2008 | By GONZALO SOLANO Associated Press Writer | World


Productivity slowed sharply in fourth quarter while labor costs increased

WASHINGTON - Worker productivity, the key factor in rising living standards, slowed sharply in the final three months of the year as overall economic activity weakened considerably while labor pressures increased.

February 21, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Washington


Police Report - February 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.)

February 21, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Hate-crime count filed against one of several whites accused of torturing black W.Va. woman

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - One of several white people charged in the suspected kidnapping, torture and sexual assault of a black woman has been indicted on a hate crime count, and two others have entered guilty pleas in the case.

February 21, 2008 | By SHAYA TAYEFE MOHAJER Associated Press Writer | National


Moms passed AIDS virus to kids by pre-chewing food; HIV spread by bleeding gums, doctors say

ATLANTA - For the first time, health officials report that the AIDS virus can be spread by a mother pre-chewing her infant's food, a practice mainly seen in poor, developing countries.

February 21, 2008 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | National


Unexpected deaths halt study’s aggressive treatment of diabetics with heart disease

WASHINGTON - It seemed reasonable. Since diabetes increases the risk of heart disease, aggressive efforts to lower blood sugar might help heart patients.

February 21, 2008 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD and RANDOLPH E. SCHMID Associated Press Writer | Washington


Congress acts to make telemarketer Do Not Call Registry permanent

WASHINGTON - Politicians have finally found an issue they all can agree on: Telemarketers calling at dinnertime are a scourge that must be repulsed.

February 21, 2008 | By JIM ABRAMS Associated Press Writer | Washington


Senate Republicans block Democrats’ attempt to add more than $40B to economic stimulus bill

WASHINGTON - The fate of $600-$1,200 rebate checks for more than 100 million Americans is in limbo after Senate Democrats failed Wednesday to add $44 billion in help for the elderly, disabled veterans, the unemployed and big business to the House-passed economic aid package.

February 21, 2008 | By JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS and ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press Writer | Washington


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Badcock Home Furniture & More Presents: Prep Sports Spotlight

Halfway through the season, the Metter Tigers found themselves with their backs against the wall.

October 29, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


NFL Weekend Picks: Huge matchup in messy NFC South

Back in 2010, New Orleans went 11-5 and Seattle was 7-9. But the Saints were a wild card for the playoffs and the Seahawks won their division.

October 29, 2014 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


NCAA hands Gurley 4-game suspension

ATHENS - The NCAA said Wednesday that Georgia star running back Todd Gurley must sit out until Nov. 15 for accepting more than $3,000 for autographed memorabilia and other items over a two-year period.

October 29, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | UGA


Gov. Deal compares Democrat Carter to Obama

ATLANTA - Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal is joining GOP candidates across the country increasingly working to tie their Democratic opponents to President Barack Obama in the final days of his campaign against Jason Carter, the grandson of former President Jimmy Carter.

October 29, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


For Biden, silver lining if Senate fight is a draw

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is crossing his fingers that Republicans won't come close to capturing the six Senate seats they need to seize the majority in next week's election. But for Vice President Joe Biden, there's a silver lining if Republicans fall just short.

October 29, 2014 | By JOSH LEDERMAN Associated Press | Nation


East Georgia band festival packs Womack

More than 3,000 people packed Statesboro High School's Womack Field Saturday to catch the sounds of the 38th Annual East Georgia Marching Band Festival.

October 29, 2014 | By ROGER ALLEN Special to the Herald | Local


The first Portal Panthers

PORTAL - The Portal Panthers celebrated their homecoming two weeks ago, but a few more alums will get an encore performance when Jenkins County comes to town on Friday night.

October 29, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360




A Royal beating

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Lorenzo Cain looped a two-run single and Eric Hosmer chopped a two-run double over shortstop in a seven-run second inning as the Kansas City Royals battered the San Francisco Giants 10-0 Tuesday night to force a decisive Game 7 in the World Series.

October 28, 2014 | By BEN WALKER AP Baseball Writer | Sports


Monken accepts responsibility for Army violations

A contrite Jeff Monken accepted responsibility on Tuesday for a football recruiting trip that happened a month after he was hired as head coach at Army and resulted in minor NCAA violations.

October 28, 2014 | By JOHN KEKIS AP Sports Writer | Sports


College Football Playoff Top 25 released

Mississippi State, Florida State, Auburn and Mississippi are the top four teams in the first College Football Playoff rankings.

October 28, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


Gurley or no, it's UGA's to lose

ATHENS - With or without Todd Gurley, the Georgia Bulldogs are big favorites to hand Florida another defeat.

October 28, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | UGA


Tech offense rolling

ATLANTA - A back-to-basics approach is producing offense at a rate rarely seen in Georgia Tech history.

October 28, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Georgia Tech


Investment adviser, former fugitive gets 30 years in prison

STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) - Nearly two years after a banker who vanished was wrongly declared dead, he was sentenced Tuesday to 30 years in prison as he faced angry investors who lost millions of dollars entrusted to the former preacher who turned his persuasive powers into a career as an investment adviser.

October 28, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


GSU band impresses in Atlanta

One of the highlights of going to a Georgia Southern University football game is watching the Southern Pride Marching Band perform.

October 28, 2014 | By ROGER ALLEN Special to the Herald | Local


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