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Al-Maliki calls on Iraqis to boost political process in speech marking religious holiday

BAGHDAD - Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki appealed to millions of Shiite Muslims Thursday to reconcile their differences and boost the country's fragile political process in a speech marking a major religious holiday.

March 14, 2008 | By SAMEER N.YACOUB Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Detroit’s mayor is shedding tears, but says he won’t resign because of text-messaging scandal

DETROIT - Embattled Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick said Thursday he won't resign because of a text-messaging scandal that has engulfed his administration, but acknowledged the uproar has reduced him to tears.

March 14, 2008 | By COREY WILLIAMS Associated Press Writer | National


Diamond Eagles host Towson for three-game series

Georgia Southern returns to J.I. Clements Stadium this weekend for a three-game series against Towson. Tonight's game is scheduled for a 7 p.m. first pitch. Saturday is set for 2:30 p.m. with a 1:30 p.m. start on Sunday.

March 14, 2008 | Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern


Local Roundup: Bennett named Player of the Year

Earlier this week Region 3-AAAA met and choose the All-Region girls basketball team. Statesboro's Monnette Bennett was chosen as the Player of the Year and coach Jeff Seier was awarded the Coach of the Year. Also representing Statesboro were seniors Gwen Jones and Victoria Mikell who were selected as first team members.

March 14, 2008 | From staff and wire reports | Sports


Bridge 2/29

As you are all aware, this is traditionally the day on which a woman may propose marriage to a man. It is also a popular day for employers because they get an extra day of work for no extra pay.

March 14, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Astrograph 2/29

A number of changes could be in the offing for you in the year ahead. The benefits and advantages you generate from them will determine the number of successes you have. Don't hesitate to go with the flow.

March 14, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Judge sentences Wisconsin man to life in prison without parole for ’monstrous’ poisoning

KENOSHA, Wis. - Mark Jensen trembled slightly as he was told he will never leave prison for suffocating his wife after poisoning her with antifreeze.

March 14, 2008 | By CARRIE ANTLFINGER Associated Press Writer | National


New Black Box Theatre opens this weekend

As Georgia Southern University prepares to unveil the new Center for Art and Theatre at three events this weekend, bolts were tightened Thursday afternoon on the sculpture to permanently adorn the front of the new building. Funded by former Governor Carl Sanders to celebrate the wedding anniversary to his wife, Betty Foy Sanders, the work will stand as a monument to Mrs. Sanders' commitment to the fine arts in southeastern Georgia.

March 14, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Eagles falter on road again

CHARLESTON, S.C. - The College of Charleston converted 12 3-pointers and held off a late Georgia Southern rally to defeat the Eagles 91-86 in Southern Conference men's basketball action Thursday night at Kresse Arena.

March 14, 2008 | Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern


Diamond Eagles let one slip away

ATLANTA - Justin Davis (Pulaski/Metter) pitched brilliantly in his first collegiate start, but a two-out base hit in the bottom of the 10th inning was the game winner as Georgia Southern dropped a 1-0 decision at 22nd-ranked Georgia Tech Wednesday. The Eagles fell to 1-4 overall while Tech improved to 5-0.

March 13, 2008 | Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern


US exchange student starved while staying with host family in Egypt; parents consider lawsuit

HALLOWELL, Maine - Jonathan McCullum was in perfect health at 155 pounds when he left last summer to spend the school year as an exchange student in Egypt.

March 13, 2008 | By JERRY HARKAVY Associated Press Writer | National


Bulloch Academy STAR student named top STAR in Bulloch Co.

Rob Mallard is not only a STAR at his own school – Bulloch Academy. Tuesday night, he was named the top STAR, student that is, in Bulloch County.

March 13, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Tennessee mayor delivers truckload of water to parched Georgia

ATLANTA - As Georgia politicians sought to solve their drought problems by making a grab for the mighty Tennessee River, the mayor of Chattanooga fired back Wednesday with a truckload of bottled water delivered to the Georgia Capitol.

March 13, 2008 | By GREG BLUESTEIN Associated Press Writer | National


Democrats trying again to boost taxes on oil companies by $18 billion

WASHINGTON - House Democrats cited record oil prices and a surge in gasoline costs Wednesday as they pushed to impose $18 billion in new taxes on the largest oil companies. Republicans argued the industry is being unfairly singled out for higher taxes.

March 13, 2008 | By H. JOSEF HEBERT Associated Press Writer | Washington


New Orleans Katrina activist sentenced to probation for loan fraud scheme

NEW ORLEANS - An activist who has been a leader in efforts to rebuild a New Orleans neighborhood destroyed by Hurricane Katrina was sentenced Wednesday to five years of probation for his role in a loan fraud scheme.

March 13, 2008 | By STACEY PLAISANCE Associated Press Writer | National


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Willingway, Georgia Southern conference will update addiction treatment methods

For Dr. Al Mooney, Director of Addiction Medicine and Recovery at Willingway, one of the key factors that distinguishes this week's Addiction Update Conference is its "focus on the solutions rather than the problems."

June 22, 2014 | Special to the Herald | News 4U


Deen Day Smith Awards - Past Honorees

Man of the Decade

February 28, 2014 | | Life


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