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Mexican security and railway damage slow flow of illegal immigrants from Central America to US

ARRIAGA, Mexico - For thousands of illegal immigrants from Central America, the long journey to the U.S. starts here, on the groaning back of a freight train they call The Beast.

April 28, 2008 | By OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Finance officials pledge revamped financial regulations to deal with severe credit crisis

WASHINGTON - World financial leaders facing the gravest economic crisis in at least a decade are pledging tighter control of banks and other financial institutions and hoping the U.S. slump is short.

April 28, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Washington


India’s villages grow more modern — and sex-selective abortion grows more entrenched

SINGHPURA, India - Standing in front of his small brick home, in a courtyard where the dirt has been packed down by generations of barefoot children, the middle-aged mustard farmer doesn't bother to hide his exhaustion.

April 28, 2008 | By TIM SULLIVAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Carter shrugs off calls from US officials and lawmakers to drop meeting with Hamas

WASHINGTON - Former President Carter said he feels ''quite at ease'' about meeting Hamas militants over the objections of Washington because the Palestinian group is essential to a future peace with Israel.

April 28, 2008 | By CALVIN WOODWARD Associated Press Writer | Washington


Gamble pays off for Johnson, Hendrick

AVONDALE, Ariz. - Ignore that talk about Hendrick Motorsports slipping into the pack.

April 28, 2008 | By MIKE HARRIS AP Auto Racing Writer | Sports


Eagles drop home series with App St.

Georgia Southern committed five errors and stranded seven runners in scoring position, dropping the Southern Conference series finale to Appalachian State 5-3 Sunday afternoon at J.I. Clements Stadium. The Eagles fell to 18-16 overall and 5-7 in the league.

April 28, 2008 | Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern


Immelman joins the green-jacket club

AUGUSTA, Ga. - Trevor Immelman has never felt better.

April 28, 2008 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Official: It would be a ‘cop-out’ to skip opening ceremonies at Beijing Olympics

WASHINGTON - It would be a ''cop-out'' for countries to skip the opening ceremonies at the Beijing Olympics as a way of protesting China's crackdown in Tibet, President Bush's national security adviser said Sunday.

April 28, 2008 | The Associated Press | Washington


Hadley says US still has ’more work to do’ in Iraq in stemming Iran

WASHINGTON - With al-Qaida's influence diminishing in Iraq, U.S. troops have much work to do in stemming Iranian support for militias, President Bush's national security adviser said Sunday.

April 28, 2008 | By HOPE YEN Associated Press Writer | Washington


Huge crowd expected to greet pope at White House on Wednesday

WASHINGTON - The leader of the world's 1 billion Roman Catholics has been to the White House only once in history. That changes this week, and President Bush is pulling out all the stops: driving out to a suburban military base to meet Pope Benedict XVI's plane, bringing a giant audience to the South Lawn and hosting a fancy East Room dinner.

April 28, 2008 | By JENNIFER LOVEN Associated Press Writer | Washington


Bulloch 911 operators to be honored

Bulloch County 911 operators, along with communications officers across the nation, will be recognized this week, which is National Public Safety Telecommunications Week. Each year this week is set aside to honor men and women who serve as public safety operators.

April 28, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Dalai Lama urges vision of hope in Seattle speech but again avoids mention of Tibet crisis

SEATTLE - Still avoiding direct discussion of the situation in Tibet, the Dalai Lama on Saturday urged people to have hope for the future and to look past a century of bloodshed and toward a period of dialogue.

April 28, 2008 | By MANUEL VALDES Associated Press Writer | National


Meinhardt wine earns state honor

Ken Meinhardt of Statesboro was recently named a finalist in the 2008 Flavor of Georgia contest. Meinhardt's wine entry of Meinhardt Vineyard Southern Eagle wine earned him a trip to Atlanta, where he was judged with 37 other contestants.

April 28, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Business


Burt Glinn, award-winning photojournalist of historic Cold War moments, dead at 82

NEW YORK - Burt Glinn, a photojournalist whose images of historic moments of the Cold War include Fidel Castro's 1959 march on Havana and Nikita Khrushchev's visit to the U.S. that year, has died. He was 82.

April 28, 2008 | By CRISTIAN SALAZAR Associated Press Writer | National


AP IMPACT: Sludge tested in poor neighborhoods as lead-poisoning fix

BALTIMORE - Scientists using federal grants spread fertilizer made from human and industrial wastes on yards in poor, black neighborhoods to test whether it might protect children from lead poisoning in the soil. Families were assured the sludge was safe and were never told about any harmful ingredients.

April 28, 2008 | By JOHN HEILPRIN and KEVIN S. VINEYS Associated Press Writers | National


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180 Fitness offers SilverSneakers for seniors

Even though 180 Fitness offers nearly 50 group fitness classes per week, you may not realize that they also offer a program that specifically targets senior adults! It's called the Healthways SilverSneakers Fitness Program. Through SilverSneakers, several individual health plans and group retirement plans may provide a free gym membership to their insured.

March 11, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Locally Owned


Forest Heights wants to be your pharmacy

Forest Heights Pharmacy is a service driven pharmacy. Everything they offer, be it free in town delivery, convenient drive thru window service, prescriptions that are ready in minutes not hours, Medicare part D help, Medication Therapy Management (MTM) or compounding services - the goal is to benefit their customers.

February 18, 2015 | | Locally Owned


Bernard's Jewelers has what you need for Valentine's Day

Bernard's Jewelers owners Pamela Anderson, Polly Reed Schuman and Pamela Reed have just returned from market and packed every inch of their beautiful little jewelry store "that service built."

February 12, 2015 | | Locally Owned


B&R Accounting & Taxes can help in tax season and all year

Marc and Danielle Nauts are the owners of B&R Accounting & Taxes at 45 East Main Street. They share office space with their other company, B&R Treasures & Treats.

January 19, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Locally Owned


Grace Gardens creates a happy new home for seniors

Renee Kalloniatis became the owner of Grace Gardens in June 2014.

January 13, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Locally Owned


Deen Day Smith Awards - Past Honorees

Man of the Decade

February 28, 2014 | | Life


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