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Afghan, NATO operation leaves 14 dead, including 2 children

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan - A NATO and Afghan operation to retake a Taliban-controlled town in southern Afghanistan has killed at least 12 Taliban fighters and two children, the Afghan Defense Ministry said Saturday.

December 23, 2007 | By NOOR KHAN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Maddox-Parks

Mr. and Mrs. J. Allen Maddox Jr. of Dacula, Ga., announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Ann Maddox, to Jack Julian Parks Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Parks Sr. of Woodbury, Ga.

December 23, 2007 | | Wedding Planner


Police Report - December 8

(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.)

December 23, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Kathy Bradley - Maybe we hear better in the dark

When I asked Daddy to plant a chinaberry tree in the yard at Sandhill, he looked at me, not for the first time, as though I'd lost my mind.

December 23, 2007 | By KATHY BRADLEY | Lifestyles Columnists


Miami nuns’ convent is old motel with swimming pool

MIAMI - Sister Veronica Rop heard Barry University's convent was unconventional, but a swimming pool?

December 23, 2007 | By KELLI KENNEDY Associated Press Writer | Nation


Diane Miller - Add new flavor to the holidays

The foods we eat during holiday times are usually a significant part of our holiday traditions. The smells of some foods cooking take us right back to our childhoods and our mother's kitchens.

December 23, 2007 | By DIANE MILLER | Lifestyles Columnists


Postal inspectors: New York City greeting cards vanish, and sting points to mailman

NEW YORK - Call it a special delivery. A postal carrier pocketed dozens of greeting cards he was supposed to deliver to get at the cash inside, postal inspectors said.

December 23, 2007 | | Nation


Lightsey-Harper

Nelson and Diane Lightsey of Statesboro announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Shera Elizabeth Lightsey of Statesboro, to Michael Christopher Harper of Statesboro, son of Mike Harper of Buford, Ga., and Lee Schoch of Summerville, S.C.

December 23, 2007 | | Wedding Planner


Embattled State IG announces his resignation

WASHINGTON - The State Department's embattled inspector general, accused of impeding a Justice Department investigation of Blackwater Worldwide, announced his resignation Friday, saying a poisonous political atmosphere in Washington deters people from careers in public service.

December 23, 2007 | By ANNE GEARAN AP Diplomatic Writer | Nation


Astrograph 12/08

Nothing will be handed to you on a silver platter in the year ahead, but strong efforts on your behalf directed toward achieving your aims and goals will pay off. Growth in all areas is likely when managed properly.

December 23, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


New York City Council to consider banning horse-drawn carriages at urging of animal advocates

NEW YORK - The horse-drawn carriages that clip clop around Central Park could be banned under City Council legislation to be introduced at the urging of animal advocates who say the horses are treated inhumanely.

December 23, 2007 | By SARA KUGLER Associated Press Writer | Nation


Gardening with Rick Weatherford

"A weed is just a wildflower out of place," botanists often say. What they mean, of course, is that all plants have a certain beauty, they just need to be in the right place. Anyone who has tried native gardening knows that what they once considered weeds may now have a place of prominence in their garden.

December 23, 2007 | By RICK WEATHERFORD | Lifestyles Columnists


Window washer dead, brother injured in 47-story fall from apartment building in Manhattan

NEW YORK - Their job was one of routine peril - washing windows on Manhattan skyscrapers.

December 23, 2007 | By ULA ILNYTZKY Associated Press Writer | Nation


Worldwide protests call for urgent action to fight global warming

LONDON (AP) - Skiers, fire-eaters and an ice sculptor joined in worldwide demonstrations Saturday to draw attention to climate change and push their governments to take stronger action to fight global warming.

December 23, 2007 | By RAPHAEL G. SATTER Associated Press Writer | Nation


Bridge 12/08

New Zealand Bridge, edited by Richard Solomon, arrives bimonthly with 80 pages packed with material for everyone.

December 23, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


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New drive-thru Parker's opens

Parker's new convenience store and gas station, at 1588 Brampton Ave., opened Wednesday. It is the chain's 36th store in Georgia and South Carolina and the first with a drive-thru window.

June 25, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Facing friends and foes

RECIFE, Brazil - When Jermaine Jones stands for the national anthems of his countries Thursday night, he will soak in the moment.

June 25, 2014 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Messi, Neymar lead all scorers

RIO DE JANEIRO - The race for the World Cup golden boot turned into a Barcelona battle Wednesday as Lionel Messi scored twice to lead Argentina to an entertaining 3-2 win over Nigeria and match Neymar's tournament-leading four goals in three games for Brazil.

June 25, 2014 | By MIKE CORDER Associated Press | Sports


Djokovic needs four sets to advance

LONDON - Novak Djokovic held his breath. Radek Stepanek knelt on the Wimbledon turf and folded his hands in mock prayer.

June 25, 2014 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


League removes cap on damages for concussions

The NFL agreed Wednesday to remove a $675 million cap on damages from thousands of concussion-related claims after a federal judge questioned whether there would be enough money to cover as many as 20,000 retired players.

June 25, 2014 | By MICHAEL RUBINKAM Associated Press | Sports


Giants' Lincecum tosses no-hitter

SAN FRANCISCO - Tim Lincecum pitched his second no-hitter against the San Diego Padres in less than a year, allowing only one runner Wednesday and leading the San Francisco Giants to a 4-0 win.

June 25, 2014 | By RICK EYMER Associated Press | Sports


Bulloch CRCT results mixed, but eighth grade soars

In their final encounter with the Criterion Referenced Competency Tests, Bulloch County students passed at a rate higher than or equal to the state's in half of the grade-level subject areas.

June 25, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Boomerang kids: why grads are still moving back home

The economy may be picking back up, but college graduates are still moving back to mom and dad's house.

June 25, 2014 | By EMILY HALES Deseret News National | Hot topics


Why some companies see their workforce as an investment instead of a cost

Being a barista isn't glamorous but it can pay more than similar jobs. Last week, Starbucks announced that it will offer a tuition-assistance program to all of its 135,000 U.S. employees that work at least 20 hours a week.

June 25, 2014 | By LANE ANDERSON Deseret News National | Hot topics


Wage theft: How employers steal millions from American workers every week

There are thieves stealing billions of dollars in America who are not robbers targeting convenience stores or banks. They are not thugs pointing guns and grabbing cash at gas stations. The billions stolen are part of "wage theft," and the culprits in the workplace are employers, not employees.

June 25, 2014 | By MICHAEL De GROOTE Deseret News National | Hot topics


Bad statistics that stop people from having kids

Why are fewer people getting married and having children today? Why do those who have children have fewer of them? Why are more and more choosing to have no children at all?

June 25, 2014 | By LINDA and RICHARD EYRE Deseret News National | Hot topics


Suarez draws more biting criticism

NATAL, Brazil - Uruguay striker Luis Suarez could once again be in trouble and facing a long ban after appearing to bite an Italian opponent Tuesday in a key World Cup group game.

June 24, 2014 | By JIM VERTUNO AP Sports Writer | Sports


Standout results in Brazil fuel CONCACAF ambitions

RIO DE JANEIRO - Success for North and Central American teams in Brazil is fueling the region's ambitions for future World Cups.

June 24, 2014 | By GRAHAM DUNBAR AP Sports Writer | Sports


Nadal struggles, survives first round

LONDON - Chasing a shot to his right, Rafael Nadal slipped and tumbled to the Centre Court turf. He popped up, raced across the baseline to get back into the point, and later capped the 14-stroke exchange with a backhand passing winner.

June 24, 2014 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Déjà vu all over again

MIAMI - LeBron James delivered his message loud and clear, without actually saying a word.

June 24, 2014 | By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer | Sports


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