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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


Wis. Supreme Court rules against men in abuse case

MADISON, Wis. - A lawsuit brought against two Roman Catholic dioceses by five men sexually abused by a Catholic school teacher was dismissed Wednesday by the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

July 31, 2008 | By SCOTT BAUER Associated Press Writer | National


Chesapeake watermen fear blue crab not coming back

RIDGE, Md. - Chesapeake Bay crabber Paul Kellam has advice for the teenage boys who help tend his traps every summer: You better have a backup plan.

July 31, 2008 | By KRISTEN WYATT Associated Press Writer | National


Mass. Senate votes to let out-of-state gays marry

BOSTON - Gay couples from across the country are one step closer to a Massachusetts wedding.

July 31, 2008 | By STEVE LeBLANC Associated Press Writer | National


Jones, Martin face off for runoff in Senate race

ATLANTA - Vernon Jones and Jim Martin are limbering up for a three-week sprint to the finish line in Georgia's Democratic race for the U.S. Senate.

July 31, 2008 | By SHANNON McCAFFREY Associated Press Writer | National


Averitt Center names Sue Oliver its Volunteer of the Year

When Sue Oliver came to Statesboro in 1969, she was unaware of the impact she would make on the community. Her efforts have helped those around her understand and appreciate the value of art and ithe influence it can have on life. Oliver's support, dedication and passion for the visual arts and the Averitt Center for Arts have earned her the recognition as the 2008 Volunteer of the Year.

July 30, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Mass. lawmakers weigh gay marriage expansion

BOSTON - Gay couples from across the country may soon be welcome to be married in Massachusetts.

July 30, 2008 | By STEVE LeBLANC Associated Press Writer | National


100,000 Catholics gather for youth event in Sydney

SYDNEY, Australia - More than 100,000 Roman Catholic pilgrims from around the world swarmed Sydney Harbor on Tuesday, waving the flags of their countries and singing as they awaited a Mass opening the World Youth Day festival.

July 30, 2008 | By TANALEE SMITH Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Oil prices plummet more than $6 amid economic fear

NEW YORK - Oil prices fell harder than they have in 17 years Tuesday, as fears that record fuel prices are spreading broad economic pain exacerbated the third big sell-off in just over a week.

July 30, 2008 | By ADAM SCHRECK AP Business Writer | National


Gitmo video offers glimpse of interrogations

TORONTO - A 16-year-old captured in Afghanistan and held at Guantanamo Bay sobs during his questioning, holding up his wounded arms and begging for help in a video released Tuesday that provided the first glimpse of interrogations at the U.S. military prison.

July 30, 2008 | By CHARMAINE NORONHA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


New general takes command at Fort Stewart

FORT STEWART - Though he spent the past two years at the Pentagon, the new commanding general at Fort Stewart sees his latest assignment as a homecoming of sorts.

July 30, 2008 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press Military Writer | Local


Belgium government collapses, divided over Dutch/French self-rule; King holds talks

BRUSSELS, Belgium - Belgium's government collapsed Tuesday, unable to resolve an enduring divide over more self-rule for the country's Dutch and French-speakers. The gap was so wide the premier suggested the end of Belgium as a country was looming.

July 30, 2008 | By ROBERT WIELAARD Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bernanke: economy faces ’numerous difficulties’

WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told Congress Tuesday the fragile economy is facing ''numerous difficulties'' despite the Fed's aggressive interest rate reductions and other fortifying steps.

July 30, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | Washington


Committee says fuzzy memories hurt Tillman probe

SAN FRANCISCO - A ''striking lack of recollection'' by White House and military officials prevented congressional investigators from determining who was responsible for misinformation spread after the friendly fire death of Army Ranger Pat Tillman, a House committee said Monday.

July 30, 2008 | By SCOTT LINDLAW Associated Press Writer | National


GM to cut salaried workers, production, dividend

DETROIT - General Motors Corp. said Tuesday it will lay off salaried workers, cut truck production, suspend its dividend and borrow $2 billion to $3 billion to weather a severe downturn in the U.S. market.

July 30, 2008 | By TOM KRISHER and DEE-ANN DURBIN Associated Press Writers | National


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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

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