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Barge accident closes 2 bridges linking Iowa, Illinois

DES MOINES, Iowa - Several fully loaded barges broke loose on the flood-swollen Mississippi River, striking two key bridges and forcing a halt to highway and railroad traffic early Thursday.

May 16, 2008 | By MELANIE S. WELTE Associated Press Writer | National

Ky. school bus involved in crash, 1 student killed

FALMOUTH, Ky. - A school bus and dump truck crashed Thursday along a road with hairpin turns, killing a student and injuring 12 people in northern Kentucky, police said.

May 16, 2008 | The Associated Press | National

Immigrant rights activists join protests nationwide

CHICAGO - Thousands of immigrants and activists gathered in cities across the country Thursday to demand comprehensive immigration reform, including citizenship opportunities for the estimated 12 million illegal immigrants in the U.S.

May 16, 2008 | By SOPHIA TAREEN Associated Press Writer | National

Teen girl’s upside-down feet treated in NYC surgery

NEW YORK - In her 15 years, Jingle Luis has never walked on the bottoms of her feet.

May 16, 2008 | By KAREN MATTHEWS Associated Press Writer | National

Airlines slow down flights to save on fuel

NEW YORK - Drivers have long known that slowing down on the highway means getting more miles to the gallon. Now airlines are trying it, too - adding a few minutes to flights to save millions on fuel.

May 16, 2008 | By JOHN WILEN Associated Press Writer | National

Bush signs order to further crackdown on Myanmar

WASHINGTON - President Bush imposed new U.S. sanctions on Thursday against property owned or controlled by the military junta in Myanmar.

May 16, 2008 | By DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press Writer | Washington

Guido inspires crowd at National Day of Prayer service

Prayer is the key to happiness and success, Dr. Michael Guido said Thursday during a luncheon in celebration of the National Day of Prayer.

May 16, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local

State hiring curbs may chill hot market for government staff

As U.S. states struggle with about $39 billion in total budget shortfalls, at least 10 have announced hiring curbs and others may follow - chilling one of the few parts of the economy that had been adding jobs.

May 16, 2008 | By ELLEN SIMON and DONNA BORAK AP Business Writer | National

Pittsburgh surpasses Los Angeles as nation’s sootiest city

LOS ANGELES - A city outside California has for the first time been named the sootiest in the nation, one of the categories the American Lung Association uses to determine the most polluted cities in the country.

May 16, 2008 | By NOAKI SCHWARTZ Associated Press Writer | National

Police: Woman believed to be ’D.C. madam’ kills herself

TARPON SPRINGS, Fla. - A woman police believe to be convicted Washington escort service operator Deborah Jeane Palfrey committed suicide, officials said Thursday.

May 16, 2008 | By MITCH STACY Associated Press Writer | National

Review: Google Earth powerful, though tricky to use, share

USHUAIA, Argentina - Online photo albums I had prepared for family and friends weren't capturing the essence of my travels to the southern reaches of the world. Then a light bulb clicked as I was exploring Google Earth: Why not use that?

May 16, 2008 | By ANICK JESDANUN AP Internet Writer | National

Anguished Austrians question how incest case went undetected

AMSTETTEN, Austria - Carefree children in alpine costumes danced around a maypole, and parents crowded a churchyard to snap photos of sons and daughters making their first communion.

May 16, 2008 | By WILLIAM J. KOLE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Consumer spending up mainly because of sharp price increases

WASHINGTON - Don't be fooled by a larger-than-expected increase in consumer spending. People aren't buying more - they're just paying more for their purchases, raising doubts about whether the 130 million stimulus payments the government began sending out this week will be enough to lift consumers' sagging spirits.

May 16, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Washington

US warns Belarus on embassy closure

WASHINGTON - The United States has warned Belarus that it may order its embassy in Washington and consulate in New York closed, and shut down the U.S. Embassy in Minsk in an escalating tit-for-tat diplomatic spat, officials said.

May 16, 2008 | By MATTHEW LEE Associated Press Writer | Washington

Bush calls for approval of $770 million in food aid

WASHINGTON - President Bush called on Congress Thursday to approve $770 million to help alleviate dramatically escalating food prices that threaten widespread hunger and increasing social unrest around the world.

May 16, 2008 | By JENNIFER LOVEN Associated Press Writer | Washington

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Time is here for flu shot

It's the best time of year to get a flu shot, public health officials say. And for most people, the cost will be zero.

November 01, 2015 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local

Living with Children with John Rosemond: How the little things can add up to big things

It's the little things that count … always. That's true when it comes to being a citizen, an employee and a spouse. It's ...

November 01, 2015 | John Rosemond Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials

Challenges abound for kids who've had parents in prison

Three years ago, the little girl would hide under a table when confronted with reminders that both her parents were in prison.

November 01, 2015 | The Associated Press | Life

Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Deciding the fair value of discredited continental dollars

Note: The following is part of a series of columns looking at how hard currency was introduced in Georgia and Bulloch County.

November 01, 2015 | Roger Allen Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials

Consumer Q's: Caring for a 'dancing bones' cactus

Question: I occasionally catch the "Pick, Cook, Keep" spots on television about Georgia Grown crops. Are they viewable online?

November 01, 2015 | By ARTY SCHRONCE Georgia Department of Agriculture | Columnists/Editorials

Brooklet welcomes Bohemia Jewelry and Beads

Brooklet welcomes their newest store, Bohemia Jewelry & Beads, which is located at 105 Parker Avenue, beside the Old Post Office Café in downtown Brooklet.

August 25, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Locally Owned

Make a will – It helps protect your loved ones

You care about your spouse. You care about your children. You care about your family. You care that the hard work you have done no ...

August 04, 2015 | Special to the Herald | News 4U

Deen Day Smith Awards - Past Honorees

Man of the Decade

February 28, 2014 | | Life

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