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Vets allege mismanagement of retirement colony

WILBURTON, Okla. - Nestled among the lush forests and mountain foothills of rural southeastern Oklahoma is a soldier's utopia, a sleepy enclave where U.S. military veterans can claim their share of the American dream for pennies on the dollar.

August 09, 2008 | By JUSTIN JUOZAPAVICIUS Associated Press Writer | National


OSHA fines Imperial Sugar $8.7M in deadly blasts

SAVANNAH - Federal officials said Friday that Imperial Sugar Co. should face fines of more than $8.7 million for violations at two plants, including a Georgia facility where an explosion killed 13 people.

August 09, 2008 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press Writer | National


Oil drops again as US pump prices slip to near $4

NEW YORK - Oil prices sank to their lowest point in weeks Friday as investors questioned whether crude has cooled enough to reflect a serious deterioration in demand. Prices at the pump eased to nearly $4 a gallon and the AAA auto club said that could drop another quarter by Labor Day.

August 09, 2008 | By ADAM SCHRECK AP Business Writer | National


US foreclosure filings more than double in 2Q

NEW YORK - The number of households facing the foreclosure process more than doubled in the second quarter compared to a year ago, according to data released Friday.

August 09, 2008 | By J.W. ELPHINSTONE AP Business Writer | National


Ask AP: Candidates’ salaries, Alaska’s pricey gas

An awful lot of the oil produced in the United States comes from the nation's northernmost state. So why are gas prices at Alaska's filling stations among the highest in the country?

August 09, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Racial issue raised in Atlantic City prosecution

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - As one notorious Atlantic City corruption case nears its end, another is heating up.

August 09, 2008 | By WAYNE PARRY Associated Press Writer | National


Audit finds serious hazards from abandoned mines

WASHINGTON - The government has endangered the public's health and safety by failing to clean up abandoned mines on federal land in the West, according to a scathing audit released Friday.

August 09, 2008 | By ERICA WERNER Associated Press Writer | Washington


More woes for British PM Gordon Brown after nationalists snatch Scottish seat from Labour

GLASGOW, Scotland - Britain's governing party suffered a sobering election defeat in a Scottish stronghold Friday, a personal rebuke to Prime Minister Gordon Brown from voters in one of the country's poorest districts at a time of growing economic uncertainty.

August 09, 2008 | By BEN McCONVILLE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Qantas jet lands with gaping hole in fuselage

MANILA, Philippines - A hole the size of a small car in the underside of a Qantas jumbo jet carrying 346 passengers forced the pilot to make an emergency landing Friday after a rapid descent over the South China Sea.

August 09, 2008 | By PAUL ALEXANDER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bridge 7/26

Jean Nidetch, the founder of Weight Watchers, wrote, "It's choice - not chance - that determines your destiny."

August 09, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Poland says no to DNA testing of Chopin’s heart

WARSAW, Poland - Like a religious relic, the heart of composer Frederic Chopin rests in a Warsaw church, untouched since it was preserved in alcohol after his death in 1849 at age 39.

August 09, 2008 | By VANESSA GERA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Ask Dr. Gott 7/26

DEAR DR. GOTT: You have written about vertigo several times. In a few, some of the writers said that they were taking Lipoflavonoid. I have suffered from vertigo for a number of years. It comes and goes, but this last attack has lasted for six weeks with no signs of letting up, so I decided to try this product. However, having searched in several vitamin stores and calling several more, I could not find the product and was told that it did not exist. They said they had a product called "Bioflavonoids" and perhaps what I had read was just ...

August 09, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 7/26

DEAR ABBY: I work in a medical office and would like your help in asking patients when entering the clinic to please respect the privacy of the people ahead of them and not peer over their shoulders when they sign in. It is not only rude, but also a violation of HIPAA privacy laws.

August 09, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Report urges overhauling how passports are issued

WASHINGTON - The State Department insisted Friday it can handle the growing demand for passports, despite congressional investigators' findings that the agency has not overhauled the system to avoid repeating last summer's backlog fiasco.

August 09, 2008 | By DEVLIN BARRETT Associated Press Writer | Washington


Tarantulas, fire ants lurk in Texas floodwaters

EDINBURG, Texas - South Texans eager to salvage what they can from waterlogged homes struck by Hurricane Dolly have another problem: The floodwaters they're slogging through are laced with stinging fire ants, snakes and even deadly tarantulas.

August 09, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN Associated Press Writer | National


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NFL to interview Matthew, Peppers, Harrison in PEDs probe

NEW YORK - Clay Matthews, Julius Peppers and James Harrison will be interviewed next month by NFL officials in connection to a media report that linked ...

June 25, 2016 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


World doping watchdog shuts down Rio Olympic laboratory

RIO DE JANEIRO - Just weeks before the Olympic Games open in Rio de Janeiro, the city's accredited anti-doping laboratory has been stopped from conducting ...

June 25, 2016 | By STEPHEN WADE AP Sports Writer | Sports




Euro '16 reacts to Brexit

PARIS - Britain's momentous decision to leave the European Union was the talk of soccer's European Championship on Friday, with one leading Italian player ...

June 24, 2016 | By ROB HARRIS AP Global Soccer Writer | Sports


Coastal Courier reporter embedded with 3rd ID on exercises in Europe, Africa

Click here to read first-hand accounts here

June 24, 2016 | | Local




Braves continue to get best of Mets

ATLANTA - Adonis Garcia hit a go-ahead, two-run homer off Addison Reed in the eighth inning and the Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets for ...

June 23, 2016 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Tormenta comes through in the clutch

June 23, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Marsh to join Georgia Board of Regents

A source close to the Georgia Board of Regents has confirmed that Statesboro attorney Laura Taulbee Marsh will be appointed to the board. That announcement ...

June 23, 2016 | From staff reports | Local




Walk to End Alzheimer’s event tonight

The Alzheimer's Association invites residents to help reclaim the future for millions by participating in the Alzheimer's Association's Walk to End Alzheimer ...

June 22, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Play opens Thursday night at Whitaker Theater

The summer stock season for the Averitt Center for the Arts opens Thursday night with the satirical play "Red, White, and Tuna." Performances are set ...

June 22, 2016 | | Local


5 killed in head-on crash west of Savannah

SAVANNAH - Five people died early Wednesday in a head-on crash between two cars on Interstate 16 west of Savannah.

June 22, 2016 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


GBI hopes sketches aid in locating home invasion suspects

Georgia Bureau of Investigation agents released sketches on Wednesday of two home invasion suspects believed to have targeted a Pryor Road home in Newington on ...

June 22, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Tormenta try to stay hot

Long before South Georgia Tormenta FC ever played its first match, the newly-formed Premier Development League franchise was out and about in Statesboro, promoting itself ...

June 22, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


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