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Bomb threat to RI Wal-Mart leads to evacuation, money transfer; FBI says may be broader scam

NEWPORT, R.I. - A bomb threat that caused the evacuation of a Wal-Mart and led employees to wire $10,000 to the caller appears to be part of a broader scam targeting other businesses around the country, authorities said.

September 13, 2007 | By ERIC TUCKER Associated Press Writer | Nation


Army report faults trainers in soldier’s death during Texas map-reading exercise

FORT HOOD, Texas - Army Sgt. Lawrence Sprader set out under the searing Texas sun on a map-reading exercise, carrying a cell phone in case he got hopelessly lost or fell ill in the hills and ravines of Fort Hood. And still he didn't make it out alive.

September 12, 2007 | By ANGELA K. BROWN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Katrina amplifies troubles that exist in your town, too

NEW ORLEANS - Katrina is old news, right? New Orleans - who cares? It's just another big city with big problems, bad luck and bad weather. Get over it.

September 12, 2007 | By RON FOURNIER Associated Press Writer | Nation


Viennese pathologist says Beethoven’s physician inadvertently poisoned composer

VIENNA, Austria - Did someone kill Beethoven? A Viennese pathologist claims the composer's physician did - inadvertently overdosing him with lead in a case of a cure that went wrong.

September 12, 2007 | By GEORGE JAHN Associated Press Writer | Nation


New wildfires erupt in Greece as rising anger threatens government heading into elections

ATHENS, Greece - More wildfires broke out and others rekindled Tuesday as anger rose over the government's handling of catastrophic blazes that have laid waste to vast stretches of the Greek countryside and killed at least 64 people.

September 12, 2007 | By ELENA BECATOROS Associated Press Writer | Nation


Army turns to National Guard for recruiting help

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Army, struggling to meet recruitment goals in the midst of a long and unpopular war in Iraq, is turning to the National Guard for help in signing up would-be soldiers in hometowns across America.

September 12, 2007 | By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press Writer | Nation


Home Depot says supply division being sold for reduced price of $8.5B, deal to close Thursday

ATLANTA - The Home Depot Inc. said Tuesday it has agreed to sell its wholesale distribution business to private equity groups for $8.5 billion - about $1.8 billion less than originally agreed.

September 12, 2007 | By GREG BLUESTEIN Associated Press Writer | Local


Poverty rate registers first significant decline since 2000

WASHINGTON - Five years into a national economic recovery, the share of Americans living in poverty finally dropped.

September 12, 2007 | By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER Associated Press Writer | Nation


U.S. Sources: Attorney General Gonzales has resigned

CRAWFORD, Texas - Attorney General Alberto Gonzales has resigned, ending a months-long standoff with Republican and Democratic critics who called for his ouster over the Justice Department's botched handling of FBI terror investigations and the firing of U.S. attorneys, officials said Monday.

The likely temporary replacement for Gonzales is Solicitor General Paul Clement, who would take over until a permanent replacement is found, according to a senior administration official who spoke on condition of anonymity.

September 11, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


A remorseful Michael Vick pleads guilty, calls dogfighting a 'terrible thing'

RICHMOND, Va. - First, Michael Vick apologized to all the people he lied to. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank. Coach Bobby Petrino. His teammates.

September 11, 2007 | By LARRY O’DELL Associated Press Writer | Sports


Braves hammer Olsen, Marlins

MIAMI - Brian McCann hit his second grand slam in a week and the Atlanta Braves beat the slumping Florida Marlins 13-2 Monday night to bounce back after a rough weekend in St. Louis.

September 11, 2007 | The Associated Press | Sports


Police Report - August 28

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.

September 11, 2007 | | Crime Report


Chamber breakfast forum is Sept. 12

The Governmental Operations and Legislative Affairs/Programs Committee of the Statesboro-Bulloch Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a Community Breakfast Forum.

September 10, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Business


Kondracke column misses the point

Editor:

September 10, 2007 | | Letters To The Editor


‘Entrepreneur Friendly Communties’ program starts

Small business owners and economic development professionals from Bulloch, Evans, and Screven Counties met last month to begin the process of becoming Entrepreneur Friendly Communities.

September 10, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Business


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No bigger playoff underdog than the sub-.500 Hawks

ATLANTA - There's no bigger long shot in the NBA playoffs than the Atlanta Hawks.

April 18, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Local Roundup: GSU baseball game against Samford postponed

The Friday series opener between the Georgia Southern Eagles and the Samford Bulldogs has been postponed due to rain.

April 18, 2014 | From staff reports | Georgia Southern


Nadal loses in quarterfinals in Monte Carlo

PARIS - Rafael Nadal's mastery of the Monte Carlo clay courts seems to be over.

April 18, 2014 | By JEROME PUGMIRE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Captain of sunken South Korean ferry arrested

MOKPO, South Korea - The captain of a sunken South Korean ferry was arrested Saturday on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need, as investigators looked into whether his evacuation order came too late to save lives. Two crew members were also arrested, a prosecutor said.

April 18, 2014 | By FOSTER KLUG and YOUKYUNG LEE Associated Press | World


‘The kid with the Mohawk’

A family that runs together … collects many tennis shoes and wins lots of medals. The Smith family, of Collins, has plenty of both.

April 18, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Pope-Peed

Mr. and Mrs. Steve Wildes Pope of Waycross, Ga., announce the engagement of their daughter, Haley Joye of Waycross, to Simon Mikell Peed, son of Mr. and Mrs. F. Gates Peed of Statesboro.

April 18, 2014 | | Weddings


Seeking God: An ancient connection in a new context

Editor's note: This article is part of "The Ten Today," a series by Deseret News National that examines the Ten Commandments in modern society. This story explores the first commandment: "I am the LORD thy God ... thou shalt have no other gods before me."

April 18, 2014 | By SARA ISRAELSEN-HARTLEY Deseret News National | The Ten Today


Americans like adultery less than almost any behavior, but women are catching up to men

Editor's note: This article is part of "The Ten Today," a series that examines the Ten Commandments in modern society. This story explores the seventh commandment.

April 18, 2014 | By LOIS M. COLLINS Deseret News National | The Ten Today


American idols: When a nation falls in love with itself

Editor's note: This article is part of "The Ten Today," a series that examines the Ten Commandments in modern society. This story explores the second commandment.

April 18, 2014 | By EMMILIE BUCHANAN-WHITLOCK Deseret News National | The Ten Today


The Instagram effect

Editor's note: This article is part of "The Ten Today," a series that examines the Ten Commandments in modern society. This story explores the tenth commandment: "Thou shalt not covet."

April 18, 2014 | By LANE ANDERSON & AMANDA TAYLOR Deseret News National | The Ten Today


Kill or be killed? Surviving a murder epidemic

Editor's note: This article is part of "The Ten Today," a series that examines the Ten Commandments in modern society. This story explores the sixth commandment.

April 18, 2014 | By ERIC SCHULZKE Deseret News National | The Ten Today


OMG: Profanity and vulgarity in modern society

Editor's note: This article is part of "The Ten Today," a series that examines the Ten Commandments in modern society. This story explores the third commandment.

April 18, 2014 | By MARK A. KELLNER Deseret News National | The Ten Today


Woodrum Anniversary

Dr. and Mrs. Arthur Woodrum (the former Mary Alice Blackwell of Atlanta) of Statesboro plan to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday, May 2, 2014. The couple married in Atlanta on May 1, 1964. They have two children and five grandchildren. Their children are David and Julie Woodrum of Kasson, Minn., parents of Daniel, Laurel and Charlotte; and Alan and Wendy Woodrum of Statesboro, parents of Madison and Jackson. Family and friends are invited to attend their reception on Friday, May 2, in the fellowship hall of the Statesboro Primitive Baptist Church from 5 until 7 p.m. The ...

April 18, 2014 | | Weddings


Avalanche sweeps down Everest, killing at least 12

KATMANDU, Nepal - An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving four missing in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak. Several more were injured.

April 18, 2014 | By BINAJ GURUBACHARYA Associated Press | World




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