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Food crisis: Drought hurts vital Australian wheat

POOCHERA, Australia - Glen Phillips kneels down, scoops up a handful of dirt and squashes it in his fist to test whether the soil in this dry patch of the Australian Outback is ready to take a crop of wheat.

July 28, 2008 | By TANALEE SMITH Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Fed poised to curb shady home-lending practices

WASHINGTON - Confronted by record foreclosures, the Federal Reserve is ready to give home buyers more protection from the types of shady lending practices that have contributed to the housing crisis.

July 28, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | Washington


Yahoo spurns Microsoft again as bad blood boils

SAN FRANCISCO - Yahoo Inc. has rejected Microsoft's latest attempt to buy its online search operations in a ''take or leave it'' proposal that Yahoo said would have dismantled its Internet franchise.

July 28, 2008 | By MICHAEL LIEDTKE AP Business Writer | National


In a switch, governors now await running-mate call

PHILADELPHIA - For more than three decades, the National Governors' Association has assembled on presidential election years as one of its members made a bid for the White House - a Carter or a Reagan, a Dukakis, a Clinton or a Bush.

July 28, 2008 | By JIM KUHNHENN Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Newfound Iraqi confidence pleases, worries US

BAGHDAD - Wajih Hameed is an Iraqi general with an attitude.

July 28, 2008 | By ROBERT BURNS AP Military Writer | Associated Press


At Supreme Court, no one rushes into retirement

WASHINGTON - John Paul Stevens still plays tennis at 88. Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 75, works out regularly in the Supreme Court gym.

July 28, 2008 | By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press Writer | Washington


Nation’s scenic parkways strained as traffic grows

ARLINGTON, Va. - Meandering through wooded hills, the George Washington Memorial Parkway offers stunning views of the Potomac River and the capital's monuments beyond. It also offers one of the most direct commutes to downtown Washington for suburban residents - and that has brought traffic it was never intended to handle.

July 28, 2008 | BY SARAH KARUSH Associated Press Writer | National


Crews ’turn the corner’ against 1 Calif. wildfire

PARADISE, Calif. - Many firefighters and homeowners were able to take a collective breath Sunday morning as another town appeared to have been spared from yet another wildfire in the unprecedented California fire season.

July 28, 2008 | By JASON DEAREN and JULIANA BARBASSA Associated Press Writer | National


It’s a girl — and a boy — for Brangelina

NICE, France - Brad Pitt was emotional but calm, Angelina Jolie laughed and chatted. The world's most famous celebrity couple were joined in emotion during the birth of their twins - a boy and a girl - and all ''are doing marvelously well,'' the doctor who delivered the babies in a seaside hospital on the French Riviera said Sunday.

July 28, 2008 | By COLLEEN LONG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bulloch History by Roger Allen

Note: The following was inadvertently left out of the third part of a series on Confederate Cavalry regiments who came from parts of southeast Georgia.

July 27, 2008 | By ROGER ALLEN | Lifestyles Columnists


US judge blocks gas drilling in Michigan forest

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. - A federal judge has overturned a decision by the U.S. Forest Service to allow oil and gas drilling near a forest and a river in Michigan's northern Lower Peninsula.

July 27, 2008 | By JOHN FLESHER Associated Press Writer | National


Rescued Colombia hostages head home to Florida

SAN ANTONIO - Three Americans freed after being held more than five years by rebels in Colombia gave thanks Saturday and urged people to not forget other hostages who were left behind.

July 27, 2008 | By ELIZABETH WHITE Associated Press Writer | National


Crews 'turn the corner’ against 1 Calif. wildfire

PARADISE, Calif. - Firefighters ''turned the corner'' Saturday on a wildfire that destroyed part of a town in the Sierra Nevada foothills, one of the hundreds of blazes that continue to char huge swaths of California.

July 27, 2008 | By DON THOMPSON and TERENCE CHEA Associated Press Writer | National


Roller girls give chase in La. version of bull run

NEW ORLEANS - It's the running of the bulls, New Orleans style.

July 27, 2008 | By JANET McCONNAUGHEY Associated Press Writer | National


Immigration treats church sanctuary carefully

CHICAGO - Everyone knows where Flor Crisostomo lives, even the federal immigration officials who have ordered her deported to Mexico. The reason they haven't detained her is her address - Adalberto United Methodist Church.

July 27, 2008 | By SOPHIA TAREEN Associated Press Writer | National


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When should women begin mammograms?

WASHINGTON - Mammograms do the most good later in life, a government task force declared Monday in recommending that women get one every other year starting ...

January 11, 2016 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Missing Screven Co. sex offender found

A Screven County sex offender who disappeared in early December, along with his girlfriend and her kids, has been found.

January 11, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


3 arrested in gang-related shooting

A gang-related shooting near Clito on Sunday ended in the arrests of three men. Two vehicles were damaged in the gunfire, but no one was ...

January 11, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - After 75 years, Reddings sell NAPA store

In 1940, Jim Redding was working as a salesman for International Harvester when a good friend told him about the benefits of owning a NAPA ...

January 11, 2016 | | Local




The difference one person can make

Believers Church of Statesboro Pastor Scott Moore preached a series of sermons toward the end of 2015 about blessings. During one message, Pastor Scott told ...

January 11, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Statesboro man arrested for aggravated child molestation

Master Deputy Jeff Thompson responded to Southeast Bulloch Middle School this past Friday to meet with staff regarding a possible child molestation, which occurred away ...

January 11, 2016 | From Staff Reports | Local


No Powerball winner means big increase

The Powerball jackpot has grown to $1.4 billion, and the drawing is still two days away.

January 10, 2016 | By JOSH FUNK Associated Press | Local


Kathy Bradley: Baby, it's cold outside!

Like some kind of wizard, I spent the month of December utilizing potion (Jergens Natural Glow self-tanner) and incantation - "I would like a table outside ...

January 10, 2016 | | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Child-rearing is a big deal, but kids themselves are not

I ended a recent column by proposing that "while their proper upbringing is a big deal, children themselves are not."

January 10, 2016 | | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: 2 Fort Argyles help establish frontier in South Georgia

Note: The following is part of a series of columns looking at how Georgia and Bulloch County evolved from wilderness into a state and a ...

January 10, 2016 | | Life


Victoria Family Practice Medical Clinic

Since entering the Statesboro healthcare market in 2009, Dr. Daniel Okungbowa has embraced the community with a passion of ensuring that every citizen has access ...

December 22, 2015 | | Locally Owned


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


Make a will – It helps protect your loved ones

You care about your spouse. You care about your children. You care about your family. You care that the hard work you have done no ...

August 04, 2015 | Special to the Herald | News 4U


Deen Day Smith Awards - Past Honorees

Man of the Decade

February 28, 2014 | | Life


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