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Obama predicts black voter increase, Southern wins

RALEIGH, N.C. - If Barack Obama's historic campaign to become the first black president boosts black turnout as drastically as he predicts, he could crack decades of Republican dominance across the South.

July 31, 2008 | By MIKE BAKER Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Benedict keeps to West in travel

SYDNEY, Australia - While he didn't expect to travel much, Pope Benedict XVI is actually keeping pace with his globe-trotting predecessor John Paul II. The difference is their destinations.

July 31, 2008 | By VICTOR L. SIMPSON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Malaysian opposition chief arrested in sodomy case

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Police arrested Malaysia's leading opposition figure on Wednesday on suspicion that he sodomized a male aide - the second time in a decade he has faced the accusation that could send him to jail for 20 years and hobble his campaign to bring down the country's government.

July 31, 2008 | By VIJAY JOSHI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Astrograph 7/17

In the year ahead, you could travel more than is normal for you. These jaunts will not be of long distance or duration but of great interest and even quite adventuresome. All will add to the fun and excitement you will enjoy.

July 31, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Bridge 7/17

Yesterday I mentioned that when you have an unbalanced hand and a suit-fit with partner, do not worry much about point-count. You will win more tricks than two balanced hands with the same combined point-count would produce in no-trump.

July 31, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Police Report - July 16

(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.)

July 31, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


German probes overlooked Nazi massacre in France

MAILLE, France - For most of France, Aug. 25, 1944, was the joyous day that Allied troops liberated Paris from the Nazis. For this village in the Loire valley, it was a day of horror.

July 31, 2008 | By CHRISTIAN PANVERT Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


US troops pull out of Afghan base after attack

KABUL, Afghanistan - U.S. troops abandoned a remote outpost in eastern Afghanistan where militants killed nine American soldiers this week and insurgents briefly overran the area, officials said Wednesday, underlining the difficulties faced by forces in the border region.

July 31, 2008 | By AMIR SHAH Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


New sport combines boxing and chess

BERLIN - Nikolay Sazhin almost knocked out his opponent with a blow to the chin in the second round. But he had to take the queen to win the match.

July 31, 2008 | By PATRICK McGROARTY Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Police pose as pedestrians to nab errant drivers

CHICAGO - So why did officer Grace Delgado try to cross the road? To remind motorists that they must stop whenever someone steps off the curb into a crosswalk.

July 31, 2008 | By DON BABWIN Associated Press Writer | National


Wary China tells local leaders to manage unrest

BEIJING - Responding to a fresh wave of unrest as China gears up to host the Olympics next month, the communist leadership has told local leaders to be on alert to public grievances and find ways to resolve them.

July 31, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Olmert’s woes raise questions of ties to US Jews

JERUSALEM - A New York fundraiser and a Las Vegas gambling czar have become major headaches for Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, raising new questions about the relationship between Jewish Americans and the Jewish state.

July 31, 2008 | By MATTI FRIEDMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Fire crews make progress on California wildfires

SAN FRANCISCO - Fire crews started a controlled burn in the Los Padres National Forest in hopes of halting the massive blaze's spread through the ravaged hills of the central California coast.

July 31, 2008 | By JULIANA BARBASSA Associated Press Writer | National


Oil tumbles again; prices fall over $10 in 2 days

NEW YORK - Oil prices settled sharply lower for the second time in a row Wednesday, leaving crude more than $10 cheaper in just two days of frenzied trading and prompting speculation that the hard-charging market may be running out of steam.

July 31, 2008 | By ADAM SCHRECK AP Business Writer | National


Colombia’s president says a single Red Cross symbol was used in hostage rescue mission

BOGOTA, Colombia - A member of the military mission that tricked Colombian rebels into freeing 15 hostages wore the insignia of the International Red Cross during the operation, President Alvaro Uribe said Wednesday.

July 31, 2008 | By FRANK BAJAK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Wells-Jenkins

Mrs. Lynn Jones Brant of Statesboro, Ga., announces the engagement of her daughter, Laura Lynn Wells, to Brett Jenkins, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert ...

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Local ‘Youth Heroes’ honored

Twelve middle and high school students from southeast Georgia were recognized Friday by the American Red Cross of Southeast and Coastal Georgia as Youth Heroes ...

April 30, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


The Sack Company sponsors local students for SkillsUSA

On Thursday, March 17, nine students from Statesboro High School went to the Georgia International Convention Center in Atlanta to showcase their skills and compete ...

April 06, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Locally Owned


Spring and Easter… the perfect time for Lori Grice portraits

The welcoming of warmer weather and flowers blooming signals the beginning of spring and the upcoming Easter holiday. Easter brings families together to celebrate the ...

March 08, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Locally Owned


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


Deen Day Smith Awards - Past Honorees

Man of the Decade

February 28, 2014 | | Life


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