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Cyclone Nargis had all the makings of ‘a perfect storm’

BANGKOK, Thailand - It was Asia's answer to Hurricane Katrina. Packing winds upwards of 120 mph, Cyclone Nargis became one of Asia's deadliest storms by hitting land at one of the lowest points in Myanmar and setting off a storm surge that reached 25 miles inland.

May 23, 2008 | By MICHAEL CASEY AP Environmental Writer | Associated Press


Acting chief of Mexico’s federal police shot dead in capital

MEXICO CITY - Mexico's acting federal police chief was shot dead Thursday outside his home - a brazen attack that comes as drug traffickers increasingly lash back at a nationwide crackdown on organized crime.

May 23, 2008 | By E. EDUARDO CASTILLO Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Dear Abby 5/9

DEAR ABBY: A man I know is engaged to a woman 20 years younger. I think she's a gold digger, and here's why: She waved his credit card around after he gave it to her saying, "Look what I've got!" (He was not present.)

May 23, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Severe storms strike Southeast, damage Miss. mall

TUPELO, Miss. - An apparent tornado spawned by storms sweeping across the Southeast damaged a shopping mall and downed power lines in northeast Mississippi on Thursday, and severe weather warnings were in effect for northwest Alabama.

May 23, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Air pollution in Wyo. community rivals that of big cities

BOULDER, Wyo. - There isn't anything metropolitan about this tiny unincorporated town in southwest Wyoming, where a few single-family homes and a volunteer fire station stand against a skyline of snowcapped mountains.

May 23, 2008 | By BOB MOEN Associated Press Writer | National


Hard-hit consumers turn to Amish-run stores, expired goods

MESOPOTAMIA, Ohio - In a quiet gas-lit farmhouse, two girls in bonnets and long blue dresses wind tape around expired bottles of Newman's Own salad dressing, and wipe dust off dented cans of vegetables and crumpled boxes of Butterfinger candy bars.

May 23, 2008 | By MEGHAN BARR Associated Press Writer | National


Official: UN plane lands in Myanmar with aid after cyclone

YANGON, Myanmar - Relief supplies from the United Nations began arriving in Myanmar Thursday, but U.S. military planes loaded with aid were still denied access by the country's isolationist regime five days after a devastating cyclone.

May 23, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Bridge 5/9

John Dalberg Acton, an English historian who died in 1902, wrote, "Be more severe to ideas than to actions; do not overlook the strength of the bad cause or the weakness of the good."

May 23, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Astrograph 5/9

There will be a general marked improvement in all conditions in the year ahead. However, just because a number of things are much better, it does not give you license to coast or be careless about what you get into.

May 23, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 5/9

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am one of your faithful readers who thought I would never have to write you for help, yet here I am asking for your opinion.

May 23, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Police Report - May 9

(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.)

May 23, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


White House renews veto threat against troop funding bill

WASHINGTON - A top White House official weighed in Thursday with renewed veto threats against rival House and Senate Iraq funding bills, saying add-ons for veterans and the unemployed were unacceptable.

May 23, 2008 | By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press Writer | Washington


Rates on 30-year mortgages edge down slightly

WASHINGTON - Rates on 30-year mortgages edged down slightly this week, but remained above 6 percent for the third straight week.

May 23, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER Associated Press Writer | Washington


US, Russia trade diplomatic expulsions

WASHINGTON - The United States and Russia have expelled five diplomats and military attaches from each other's countries in moves reminiscent of the tit-for-tat exchanges of the Cold War-era, U.S. officials said Thursday.

May 23, 2008 | By MATTHEW LEE Associated Press Writer | Washington


Commencement readers cram to prep for tongue-twister names

A week from Saturday, 453 new graduates will cross the commencement stage on the lawn of Macalester College in St. Paul, Minn. Among them: Nokuthula Sikhethiwe Kitikiti, Udochukwu Chinyere Obodo, and Baitnairamdal Otgonshar.

May 23, 2008 | By JUSTIN POPE AP Education Writer | National


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All Bulloch public schools will be open Monday

All of Bulloch County Schools' campuses will be open on a normal schedule on Monday, Hayley Greene, spokesperson for the school system, announced Sunday afternoon.

January 22, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local


Former Bulloch teacher releases 3rd book in 'River's Trilogy' series

J.G. Jakes has released her third novel, "The River's End," the climax of the "River's Trilogy," completing the story of the feisty ...

January 22, 2017 | By ANGYE MORRISON | Local


Limited visibility

It has been a week of fog. The first morning it made me think of the tendrils of smoke wafting from a cartoon Santa's ...

January 22, 2017 | By Kathy Bradley | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Georgia's key role in creating the 'Dixie Highway'

Note: The following is one of a series of columns looking at the first road systems in Georgia and Bulloch County.

January 22, 2017 | | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Habitual manners takes regular work

"People almost invariably arrive at their beliefs not on the basis of proof but on the basis of what they find attractive."

January 22, 2017 | | Life


Nichols-Palmer

Dr. and Mrs. George A. Palmer of Statesboro and Mr. and Mrs. Frederic S. Gregg of Chatsworth, Georgia, announce the engagement of their children, Brennan ...

January 22, 2017 | | Weddings


Garner- McLendon

Mr. and Mrs. Steve Garner of Statesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Kelsey, to Ryland McLendon, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dana McLendon, also ...

January 22, 2017 | | Weddings


Start your real estate career with ERA Hirsch Real Estate Team Statesboro

Pat Hirsch, president of ERA Hirsch Real Estate Team in Statesboro, is looking to expand and is currently recruiting new and existing agents who are ...

December 12, 2016 | | Locally Owned


Come see the ‘all new’ 180fitness

After 10 amazing years of serving our community, 180fitness founders and owners Angie Hitchens and Brandon Blair decided it was time to "turn the gym ...

November 22, 2016 | | Locally Owned


Nobody beats Cottons Tire’s deals

Cottons Tire is your one stop shop for all of your automotive repair needs.

November 22, 2016 | | Locally Owned


Who is the SACK Company?

Who is the SACK Company? Do they make sacks? What does SACK even stand for?

June 13, 2016 | | Locally Owned


Dr. John Gerguis offers Bulloch’s first Direct Primary Care option

Healthcare is more complicated now more than ever.

June 07, 2016 | | Locally Owned


Deen Day Smith Awards - Past Honorees

Man of the Decade

February 28, 2014 | | Life


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