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Plane crashes in residential neighborhood of Congo’s capital, killing at least 25 people

KINSHASA, Congo - In a thunderous blast, a cargo plane slammed into an impoverished residential neighborhood in Congo's capital seconds after takeoff Thursday, leaving at least 25 people dead in a smoky wreckage of concrete blocks and twisted debris.

October 19, 2007 | By EDDY ISANGO Associated Press Writer | Nation


Astrograph 10/5

Because of Lady Luck's new interest in your affairs, the times ahead promise to be better than usual. However, although she may do the spadework, it nevertheless will be up to you to help them grow to fruition.

October 19, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 10/4

DEAR ABBY: A friend and I have the same personal trainer. Occasionally, he has used me to make her work harder.

October 18, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 10/4

DEAR DR. GOTT: My 39-year-old son was recently diagnosed with "hardening of the arteries." I have heard of this condition for many years but have never known exactly what it is, why it happens and what the prognosis is. The doctor didn't go into a lot of detail but did say it was very unusual for a person his age to have hardening of the arteries. There is a narrowing of the lower part of the aorta, and sometime in the next few weeks he will have a stent put in. He is a smoker, and the doctor just ...

October 18, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


The country’s largest terror exercise to begin before last results are released

WASHINGTON - The nation is preparing for its biggest terrorism exercise ever later this month when three fictional ''dirty bombs'' go off and cripple transportation arteries in two major U.S. cities and Guam, according to a document obtained by The Associated Press.

October 18, 2007 | By EILEEN SULLIVAN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Prosecutors say 7 guards, nurse were responsible for boy’s death at Florida boot camp

PANAMA CITY, Fla. - Seven former juvenile boot camp guards and a nurse were responsible for a teenager's death because they repeatedly hit him and failed to get him help, a prosecutor said Wednesday as their manslaughter trial began.

October 18, 2007 | By MELISSA NELSON Associated Press Writer | Nation


Kentucky man convicted of reckless homicide of man who died after being dragged by car

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - A man was cleared of murder but convicted of reckless homicide Wednesday for the death of a man who was dragged several blocks by a car and flung against a utility wire.

October 18, 2007 | By DYLAN T. LOVAN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Bush vetoes bill to expand popular children’s health insurance program

WASHINGTON - President Bush, in a sharp confrontation with Congress, on Wednesday vetoed a bipartisan bill that would have dramatically expanded children's health insurance.

October 18, 2007 | By JENNIFER LOVEN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Astrograph 10/4

In the year ahead, you'll bring something important to the table that could change your lifestyle in ways that will better things - not only for you but for those who mean a lot to you. The transition will be a blessing to all.

October 18, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Super spicy Thai chili sauce sparks road closures, evacuations in central London

LONDON - Super spicy chili sauce sparked road closures and evacuations in central London after passers-by complained that a chemical emanating from a Thai restaurant was burning their throats, police said Wednesday.

October 18, 2007 | By RAPHAEL G. SATTER Associated Press Writer | Nation


Farmers & Merchants Bank Prep Athletes of the Week

Boys: Darion Carter was a triple threat for Bulloch Academy last Friday.

October 18, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Sports


5 workers found dead after chemical fire at Colorado hydroelectric generating plant

GEORGETOWN, Colo. - Five workers trapped at least 1,500 feet underground survived an initial chemical fire at a hydroelectric plant, but died before emergency workers could rescue them.

October 18, 2007 | By JUDITH KOHLER and PETER BANDA Associated Press Writers | Nation


Police Report - October 4

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.

October 18, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Boro Lions Club volunteers help needy

More than 400 families received bags of food Saturday as the Statesboro Noon Lions Club, the Original First African Baptist Church and Second Harvest of Savannah joined in a partnership that provided food for those in need.

October 18, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


Bridge 10/4

Mary Hemingway said, "Worry a little bit every day and in a lifetime you will lose a couple of years. If something is wrong, fix it if you can. But train yourself not to worry. Worry never fixes anything."

October 18, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


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A 'Band Blast' at Southeast Bulloch

Seven high school marching bands from around southeast Georgia will be at Southeast Bulloch High School Saturday for the inaugural "Band Blast."

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


BA looking to stay fresh despite 11 game slate

The Bulloch Academy Gators already have five games in the books, but more than half of their schedule is still in front of them.

September 23, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Georgia begins run of 7 SEC games with Tennessee

ATHENS - Coming off a game that was little more than a glorified scrimmage, Georgia is getting serious again.

September 23, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | UGA


What's next for Braves in GM search?

ATLANTA - For the first time in nearly a quarter-century, the Atlanta Braves are searching for a general manager.

September 23, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Outdoor Life: Rule No. 1 is safety first

The fall hunting season is rolling along with squirrel, dove and archery deer hunting seasons already in full swing and firearms season for deer just around the corner.

September 23, 2014 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON dar8589@bellsouth.net | Sports


Ryder Cup: an uneven ledger in Europe's favor

GLENEAGLES, Scotland - Paul McGinley is not trying to reinvent the wheel at the Ryder Cup. He just wants to keep Europe rolling.

September 23, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Woman dies in I-16 wreck

A Sandersville woman was killed in a single-vehicle accident Monday on Interstate 16.

September 23, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Luke Bryan Farm Tour to aid in scholarships

Georgia Southern University alumnus and famed country singer Luke Bryan will visit the region during his annual Farm Tour at Perry Field on Wednesday, Oct. 8, near Claxton. A portion of the proceeds from the tour will provide scholarships for Georgia Southern students.

September 23, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local




Districts in Florida, Georgia split school prize

ORLANDO, Fla. - In a first for the largest education award given to public schools nationwide, jurors decided to split the $1 million Broad Prize between two urban districts - a past winner with an established record in Georgia and an up-and-coming district showing recent gains in Florida.

September 22, 2014 | By MIKE SCHNEIDER Associated Press | Local


Prosecutor: 800 rounds found in intruder case

WASHINGTON - Investigators found more than 800 rounds of ammunition, a machete and two hatchets in the car of the former soldier accused of scaling the White House fence and sprinting inside while carrying a knife, a federal prosecutor said Monday. President Barack Obama was "obviously concerned" about the weekend incident, a spokesman said.

September 22, 2014 | By PETE YOST and ALICIA A. CALDWELL Associated Press | Nation


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Jim Hull: Retail future is promising in Statesboro

The owners of the Statesboro Mall and three Statesboro shopping centers, Jim Hull and Barry Storey, have announced the formation of two new entities, Hull Property Group and BLS Holdings Group LL, with the goal of allowing each individual the opportunity to pursue specialized interests.

September 22, 2014 | | Business


Sisolak preps BA for postseason

The Bulloch Academy Lady Gators have seen a long run of excellence on the softball diamond. Unsurprisingly, each year seems to bring about a new group of veteran leaders who lead the team through a tough region slate and on into the postseason.

September 22, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Wren out as Braves GM

ATLANTA - For nearly a quarter-century, the Atlanta Braves have been all about stability.

September 22, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Ravens owner responds to accusations

OWINGS MILLS, Md. - Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti criticized a report that suggests he and other team officials tried to persuade the NFL to be lenient on Ray Rice after the running back was arrested for knocking out his then-fiancee in an Atlantic City elevator.

September 22, 2014 | By DAVID GINSBURG AP Sports Writer | Sports


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