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Gun ban ruling has Chicago thinking it’s next

CHICAGO - As news spread of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to strike down the handgun ban in Washington, D.C., one thing was clear in Chicago: The city's own ban now faces a challenge as serious as any in its 26-year history.

July 12, 2008 | By DON BABWIN Associated Press Writer | National


Md. mom uses son’s Iraq death to help change law

RANDALLSTOWN, Md. - U.S. Army Spc. Kendell Frederick lost his life while trying to become a citizen of the country he was fighting for.

July 12, 2008 | By CHRISSIE THOMPSON Associated Press Writer | National


Homeless quake dogs rescued by Chinese woman

CHENGDU, China - The white short-haired mutt was found dragging his crushed hind legs through rubble-clogged streets after the massive earthquake devastated China's Sichuan province.

July 12, 2008 | By WILLIAM FOREMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Iraq veteran discharged for acknowledging he’s gay

WASHINGTON - The Army has discharged a decorated medic who was deployed to Iraq despite acknowledging he was gay.

July 12, 2008 | By SUZANNE GAMBOA Associated Press Writer | Washington


Baghdad’s walls keep peace but feel like prison

BAGHDAD - Baghdad hasn't been this quiet in years. But the respite from bloodshed comes at a high price.

July 12, 2008 | By HAMZA HENDAWI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


South African authorities beef up security at TB hospital after patients rampage

CAPE TOWN, South Africa - Authorities increased security Friday at a tuberculosis hospital where patients with drug-resistant forms of the disease went on a rampage to protest prison-like conditions.

July 12, 2008 | By CLARE NULLIS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


US officials try faux speed bumps to slow drivers

PHILADELPHIA - Cathy Campbell did a double-take and tapped the brakes when she spotted what appeared to be a pointy-edged box lying in the road just ahead.

July 12, 2008 | By SARA GANIM Associated Press Writer | National


Fed aided Wall Street to avert ‘‘contagion’’

WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve was scrambling to prevent a ''contagion'' from infecting the nation's financial system when it took unprecedented actions to back a Bear Stearns rescue package and provide emergency loans to big Wall Street firms.

July 12, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | Washington


Astrograph 6/28

Because trial and error has taught valuable lessons, you are now capable in the year ahead of being very successful with the same objectives that were denied previously. Go after what you really want.

July 12, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 6/28

DEAR DR. GOTT: I love your column. It's been very beneficial to my family in many ways.

July 12, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


After-tax incomes and spending show big gains

WASHINGTON - The millions of economic stimulus payments gave a massive jolt to household finances in May, sending after-tax incomes up by the largest amount in 33 years.

July 12, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Washington


Scruggs gets 5 years in prison in bribery scheme

OXFORD, Miss. - Richard ''Dickie'' Scruggs, the attorney who built his career by taking on tobacco, asbestos and insurance companies, was sentenced Friday to five years in prison for conspiring to bribe a judge.

July 12, 2008 | By HOLBROOK MOHR Associated Press Writer | National


Facebook to users: Let’s cut grammatical errors

NEW YORK - The online hangout Facebook is getting more serious about grammar. No more should users see jarringly incorrect declarations such as ''Debbie changed their profile picture.''

July 12, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Ask AP: Car buying incentives, European gas prices

Gas prices have long been sky-high in Europe. So given what's happened to prices at the pump in America recently, has a gallon of gas in Paris or Rome gone from expensive to ridiculous?

July 12, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Academics make startling finds as they sweep through untapped Nazi records

BAD AROLSEN, Germany - From prison brothels to slave labor camps, 15 scholars concluded a two-week probe Thursday of an untapped repository of millions of Nazi records, and hailed it as a rich vein of raw material that will deepen the study of the Holocaust.

July 11, 2008 | By ARTHUR MAX Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Former US Sen. Zell Miller dies

ATLANTA - As Georgia's governor, Zell Miller successfully championed selling lottery tickets to fund scholarships in a Bible belt state and lost a fight to ...

March 23, 2018 | By RUSS BYNUM and BILL BARROW Associated Press | Local




Georgia Democrats outraged over push to limit weekend voting

ATLANTA - Georgia Republicans want to limit early voting so that no county can offer it on both on a Saturday and a Sunday.

March 22, 2018 | By R.J. RICO Associated Press | Local


More school safety forums Monday, Wednesday

Additional forums on school safety, open to all Bulloch County Schools students, parents, employees and community members, will be hosted by Statesboro High School on ...

March 22, 2018 | From staff reports | Local




Local churches to mark Holy Week

For the fifth consecutive year, a group of local ministers will hold a series of Midday Holy Week Worship events to bring people together throughout ...

March 21, 2018 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Austin bombing suspect blows himself up as SWAT moves in

ROUND ROCK, Texas - The suspect in a series of bombing attacks that terrorized Austin over the past few weeks blew himself up early Wednesday as ...

March 21, 2018 | The Associated Press | Local


Concerns of Bulloch County resident Ruth Green

Note: Bulloch County native, retired Georgia Southern professor and community activist Ruth Green addressed the Bulloch County Commission with a list of her concerns at ...

May 17, 2017 | | Local


Deen Day Smith Awards - Past Honorees

Man of the Decade

May 04, 2017 | | Life


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