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Bomb from American fighter jet kills 3 British soldiers, wounds 2 in southern Afghanistan

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan - A bomb apparently dropped by an American fighter jet called in for air support killed three British soldiers in southern Afghanistan, officials said Friday. Two soldiers were seriously wounded.

September 08, 2007 | By NOOR KHAN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Death toll from Midwest storms up to 17 with flooding, tornado and storm damage across region

CHICAGO - Ferocious thunderstorms, heat and humidity added to the Midwest's flooding misery Friday as thousands of people returned to damaged homes, many without electricity to run fans or pumps.

September 08, 2007 | By DAN STRUMPF Associated Press Writer | Nation


Bridge 8/25

Malcolm Forbes, who was a keen bridge player, said, "It's so much easier to suggest solutions when you don't know too much about the problem."

September 08, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Ohio police officer pleads not guilty in pregnant girlfriend’s death; could face death penalty

CANTON, Ohio - A police officer pleaded not guilty Friday in the killing of his pregnant girlfriend, whose corpse was found in a park and whose toddler son gave investigators some of their strongest clues.

September 08, 2007 | By JOE MILICIA Associated Press Writer | Nation


Dear Abby 8/25

DEAR ABBY: My daughter says her children, ages 11 and 8, are afraid of me because I correct their lack of manners. Is asking them to say "please" and "thank you," or to use a knife to cut things on their plate into small pieces rather than have food hanging out of their mouths, really expecting too much?

September 08, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Alcohol Control Board on the way out?

Once again, the changes to the alcohol ordinance were the major topic of discussion for the Statesboro Alcohol Control Board.

September 08, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM pboyum@statesboroherald.com | Local


Astrograph 8/25

There are strong indications that you could make some critical changes that will have a positive effect upon your love life. There's a chance you may fulfill a long-standing hope and expectation

September 08, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Evans-Hendrickson

Mr. and Mrs. B. Craig Evans of Sylvania announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Lee Anna Evans, to Grant Robert Hendrickson, son of Victor Robert Hendrickson of Anderson, S.C., and Valerie Enlow Hendrickson of Greer, S.C.

September 08, 2007 | | Wedding Planner


Wedding planning with Marcy E. Thornton

In my last column, I discussed how flowers could make or break your wedding, should you choose to include them. This week's is the first of two columns dealing with something that you absolutely must have in one form or the other: wedding correspondence.

September 08, 2007 | By MARCY E. THORNTON | Lifestyles Columnists


Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick files plea in federal court, admits dogfighting

RICHMOND, Va. - Michael Vick filed his plea agreement in federal court Friday admitting to conspiracy in a dogfighting ring and helping kill pit bulls. He denied ever betting on the fights, only bankrolling them.

September 08, 2007 | By LARRY O’DELL Associated Press Writer | Nation


Senate announces plans for hearing on mine collapse as searchers drill final test hole

HUNTINGTON, Utah - As rescuers drilled a final hole into a Utah mountain Thursday to search for six missing coal miners, the U.S. Senate added its voice to a growing chorus of questions raised over the safety of the mine.

September 07, 2007 | By JENNIFER DOBNER Associated Press Writer | Nation


AP Interview: Army secretary rules out Iraq deployments longer than 15 months

WASHINGTON - Army Secretary Pete Geren on Thursday ruled out extending troop deployments beyond the current 15 months, saying that longer tours in Iraq put stress on soldiers and their families, and have contributed to an increase in suicides.

September 07, 2007 | By LOLITA C. BALDOR and ROBERT BURNS Associated Press Writers | Nation


Researchers induce out-of-body experiences in studies of the ’self’

WASHINGTON - The stories seem strange but riveting. A heart attack victim recalls floating in the air, watching paramedics revive him. A surgical patient remembers hovering, watching the doctors operate.

September 07, 2007 | By RANDOLPH E. SCHMID AP Science Writer | Nation


Mayan Indians in Hurricane Dean’s path lose their real wealth: the trees

UH-MAY, Mexico - Thousands of Mayan Indians lost homes as Hurricane Dean blew through the Yucatan peninsula, but their real wealth was the trees, now scattered and broken in the storm's wake. Village after village is carpeted with fallen mangoes, oranges, guanabanas and mameys that will never be harvested.

September 07, 2007 | By MARK STEVENSON Associated Press Writer | Nation


Intel report finds Baghdad government shaky, security forces still in need of help

WASHINGTON - The Iraqi government will become more precarious over the next six to 12 months and its security forces have not improved enough to operate without outside help, U.S. spy agencies conclude in a new assessment of the country's political and military fortunes.

September 07, 2007 | By PAULINE JELINEK and KATHERINE SHRADER Associated Press Writers | Nation


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Scouts restore flagpole veteran lost to vandals

One Saturday morning last November, Leland Riggs, 97, a veteran of the World War II Battle of Guadalcanal, was surprised and saddened to find his American flag and its 20-foot pole missing from his front yard. A landmark to neighbors, Riggs' lighted flag is flying again through the efforts of Boy Scouts of Troop 342.

March 26, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Police: 2 fraudulent checks cashed at banks

One person cashed two fraudulent checks for more than $9,000 total, and another person tried to cash one for more than $1,900, Statesboro police said.

March 26, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Local foundation’s grants fund twists on teaching

Ten mini-grants will buy a total of six iPads at three Bulloch County schools, enable cartoon-based learning on two campuses and fund a Georgia history field trip, a lunchtime book club, a school play, a motivational speaker and the Whoville Shopping Village.

March 26, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


GSU program seeking host families for international students

The students come from all over the world and arrive at Georgia Southern University without knowing a single person in the area. These international students are here to study and learn, but often find themselves feeling lost and alone.

March 26, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


More domestic violence shelters are taking in pets

NEW YORK - When her abusive husband left for work last fall, she grabbed her kids, her dog and her bags, only to run up against a heart-wrenching obstacle: None of the city's more than 50 domestic violence shelters would accept the pet.

March 26, 2014 | By JENNIFER PELTZ Associated Press | World


3 Secret Service agents benched before Obama trip

WASHINGTON - The Secret Service sent three agents home from the Netherlands just before President Barack Obama's arrival after one agent was found inebriated in an Amsterdam hotel, the Secret Service said Tuesday.

March 26, 2014 | By JOSH LEDERMAN Associated Press | World


Dodgers top spender, ending Yanks' 15-year streak

NEW YORK - Zack Greinke and the Los Angeles Dodgers have knocked Alex Rodriguez and the New York Yankees off baseball's payroll perch, part of an offseason spending spree that has the average salary approaching $4 million for the first time.

March 26, 2014 | By RONALD BLUM Associated Press | World


March 25 - Mrs. Annie Lou “Lula” Jarrell Calhoun, age 90, died Sunday, March 23, 2014, at Syl-View H

Mrs. Annie Lou "Lula" Jarrell Calhoun

March 25, 2014 | | Obituaries




DeWayne Grice: No health insurance? ACA can help

Despite what you continue to see in the national news, the Affordable Care Act has brought about many positive changes to our health care system – especially for small business owners.

March 25, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


The Fritz era begins

Willie Fritz uses a voice recorder to take notes as he watches practice.

March 25, 2014 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Georgia Southern


Portal takes down visiting Montgomery County

PORTAL – An eight-run fifth inning finally put the brakes on a five game losing skid as the Portal Panthers powered their way to a 14-6 victory over Montgomery County Tuesday evening.

March 25, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


UNF holds off visiting Eagles

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Georgia Southern Eagles scored five unanswered runs to rally within a run, but the North Florida Ospreys prevented the equalizer and won 8-7 at Harmon Stadium on Tuesday.

March 25, 2014 | Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern


Braves' Santana pitches 3 innings vs Tigers

LAKELAND, Fla. - Ervin Santana allowed two runs in three innings as the Atlanta Braves topped the Detroit Tigers 12-3 Tuesday.

March 25, 2014 | By JEFF BERLINICKE Associated Press | Atlanta Braves - AP


Outdoor Life: Farm ponds offer the best in bass fishing

You can talk about reservoir fishing for bass all you want, and those places get most of the ink in outdoor magazines, but the real secret to catching the biggest largemouth of your life is simple - head to the farm ponds.

March 25, 2014 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON dar8589@bellsouth.net | Sports


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