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Afghan tribal leader set for trial in NYC

NEW YORK - By his own account, former Afghan tribal leader Bashir Noorzai resisted the Soviet Union's invasion of his country three decades ago, then put down his weapons when U.S. forces showed up following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

September 22, 2008 | By TOM HAYS Associated Press Writer | National


Officials announce takeover of mortgage giants

WASHINGTON - The Bush administration, acting to avert the potential for major financial turmoil, announced Sunday that the federal government was taking control of mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

September 22, 2008 | By ALAN ZIBEL and MARTIN CRUTSINGER Associated Press Writers | Washington


Canada’s prime minister calls early election

TORONTO - Canada's prime minister on Sunday triggered an early election, dissolving Parliament in a bid to bolster his party's grip on power in a vote next month that will be the country's third national ballot in four years.

September 22, 2008 | By ROB GILLIES Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Sarkozy: unlikely diplomat in Russia-Georgia fight

PARIS - He's not known for his diplomatic graces, but blunt-talking French President Nicolas Sarkozy looks like Europe's best bet for making peace between Russia and Georgia.

September 22, 2008 | By JAMEY KEATEN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Ike’s floods add insult to Haiti’s misery, kill 10

GONAIVES, Haiti - Haitians took to their roofs to escape rising floodwaters Sunday for the second time in a week as squalls from Hurricane Ike added insult to their misery, inundating homes and collapsing a bridge on the last open land route for aid to the desperate city.

September 22, 2008 | By JONATHAN KATZ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Hong Kong votes in legislative elections

HONG KONG - Hong Kong voters turned out in thinner numbers Sunday for legislative elections that threatened to set back the pro-democracy opposition and its push for greater political freedoms in the Chinese-ruled territory.

September 22, 2008 | By DIKKY SINN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Ailing Kennedy aims to return to Senate in January

WASHINGTON - Sen. Edward Kennedy, who has brain cancer, will not be on Capitol Hill this week when Congress returns from its summer break. He intends to work from his Massachusetts home this fall and return to the Senate in January.

September 22, 2008 | By ANDREW MIGA Associated Press Writer | Washington


Health chiefs battle to bring back Iraqi doctors

BAGHDAD - A kidney specialist who fled Iraq's bombings, kidnappings and sectarian killings 20 months ago has reported back to work at his Baghdad hospital - one of some 800 doctors who have returned over the summer.

September 22, 2008 | By KARIN LAUB Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


China’s new prosperity fuels fitness craze

BEIJING - Several days a week, Wu Ruiyao hits the gym, where she sweats on a treadmill, tones her abs in a group exercise or stretches under the guidance of a personal trainer.

September 22, 2008 | By DIDI TANG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


AP IMPACT: Liver disease plagues obese adolescents

TRENTON, N.J. - In a new and disturbing twist on the obesity epidemic, some overweight teenagers have severe liver damage caused by too much body fat, and a handful have needed liver transplants.

September 22, 2008 | By LINDA A. JOHNSON Associated Press Writer | National


Eagles rally to beat Austin Peay

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September 22, 2008 | | Georgia Southern


Farm Bureau funds OTC scholarship

OTC story

The Bulloch County Farm Bureau recently presented a check for $500 to Ogeechee Technical College and the Ogeechee Tech Foundation, Inc. for use in funding an Agribusiness scholarship.

September 22, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Business


Auto industry to press Congress for $50B in loans

WASHINGTON - Auto industry allies hope to secure up to $50 billion in government loans this month that would pay to modernize plants and help struggling car makers build more fuel-efficient vehicles.

September 22, 2008 | By KEN THOMAS Associated Press Writer | Washington


Egypt rock slide toll rises to 32

CAIRO, Egypt - Hopes diminished Sunday for finding survivors among hundreds of people believed trapped beneath massive boulders that destroyed an impoverished neighborhood on Cairo's outskirts, killing at least 32 people, including whole extended families.

September 22, 2008 | By MAGGIE MICHAEL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Police Report - September 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.)

September 22, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


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The Lodge at Bethany scheduled to open to the community

Nestled among the oak trees of what was once the Gesmon Neville Family Farm, The Lodge at Bethany, an extension of the long-standing history of ...

December 22, 2015 | | Locally Owned


Deen Day Smith Awards - Past Honorees

Man of the Decade

February 28, 2014 | | Life


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