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Local Roundup: Metter golf wins state title

The Metter girls' golf team won the state championship on Monday at the Gold Club Resort in Dawsonville, Ga.

May 21, 2008 | From staff and wire reports | Sports

Iraqi civilians flee fighting in Baghdad militia stronghold

BAGHDAD - A rocket slammed into Baghdad's city hall and another hit a downtown park Tuesday as more frightened civilians fled a Shiite militia stronghold where U.S.-led forces are locked in fierce street battles.

May 21, 2008 | By SELCAN HACAOGLU Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Softball Eagles begin tourney play Wednesday

The quest for the 2008 Southern Conference Tournament championship starts today when the Eagles take on Appalachian State in the first round.

May 21, 2008 | Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern

Hundreds turn out for second day of food protests in Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia - Hundreds of youths in Somalia's capital lobbed stones at shops and cars and set tires ablaze Tuesday in a second day of violence over soaring food prices.

May 21, 2008 | By MOHAMED OLAD HASSAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Bridge 5/7

Present-day sportswomen and men spend a lot of time pushing and pulling weights in a gym. The stronger and fitter they are, the better they will play, so the argument goes.

May 21, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break

Ex-N.H. candidate convicted for fake disappearance arrested

DOVER, N.H. - A former congressional candidate convicted of faking his disappearance after a car crash two years ago was arrested Tuesday after his wife reported that he threw her to the floor.

May 21, 2008 | By HOLLY RAMER Associated Press Writer | National

Jury in New York City convicts fan of stalking Uma Thurman

NEW YORK - A lovesick former mental patient was convicted Tuesday of stalking and harassing Uma Thurman for more than two years, showing up on her front doorstep and movie set and sending the actress a series of creepy love letters.

May 21, 2008 | By SAMUEL MAULL Associated Press Writer | National

Fed auctions $75 billion to banks to ease credit stresses

WASHINGTON - Battling to relieve stressed credit markets, the Federal Reserve said Tuesday it has provided a total of $435 billion in short-term loans to squeezed banks since December to help them overcome credit problems.

May 21, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | Washington

Church leader arrested on sex charges in northeast N.M.

SANTA FE, N.M. - The leader of an apocalyptic sect was arrested Tuesday on sex charges and contributing to the delinquency of a minor, police said.

May 21, 2008 | By DEBORAH BAKER Associated Press Writer | National

Ga. court denies death stay; Lynd appeals to US high court

ATLANTA - The Georgia Supreme Court on Tuesday denied William Earl Lynd's request for a stay of execution, paving the way for him to become the first inmate in the nation to face execution since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that lethal injection is constitutional.

May 21, 2008 | By SHANNON MCCAFFREY Associated Press Writer | National

US increases cyclone aid for Myanmar

WASHINGTON - The White House said Tuesday the U.S. will send more than $3 million to help victims of the devastating cyclone in Myanmar, up from an initial emergency contribution of $250,000.

May 21, 2008 | By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press Writer | Washington

Committee chairman accuses VA of criminal negligence

WASHINGTON - The Department of Veterans Affairs' top mental health official said Tuesday he made a poor choice of words when he sent his colleagues an e-mail about suicide data that started out with ''Shh!''

May 21, 2008 | By KIMBERLY HEFLING Associated Press Writer | Washington

75 students arrested in San Diego Universtiy drug bust

SAN DIEGO - Dozens of San Diego State University students were arrested after a sweeping drug investigation found that some fraternity members openly dealt drugs and one even sent a mass text message advertising cocaine, authorities said Tuesday.

May 21, 2008 | By ALLISON HOFFMAN Associated Press Writer | National

Trainer: Eight Belles was not on steroids

STANTON, Del. - The trainer of Kentucky Derby runner-up Eight Belles on Tuesday ordered drug testing as part of an the autopsy, intent on dispelling any suggestion the fallen filly may have been on steroids.

May 21, 2008 | By BOB LENTZ Associated Press Writer | National

Chinese president in Japan hoping to further ease frictions

TOKYO - President Hu Jintao, on the first visit to Japan by a Chinese leader in 10 years, called Tuesday for the Asian giants to improve their often strained relations and - as a show of goodwill - reportedly offered to lend Tokyo a pair of pandas.

May 21, 2008 | By ERIC TALMADGE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

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Heartbreak in overtime

ATHENS – The Georgia Southern Eagles have come a long way from their days of enduring double-digit losses to the Georgia Bulldogs. The Eagles pushed their ...

November 22, 2015 | MIKE ANTHONY | Sports

Georgia probation rate highest in US

ATLANTA - Georgia leads the nation in placing its citizens on probation, a distinction that is now being studied by the state's criminal justice reform ...

November 21, 2015 | The Associated Press | Local

Despite Volkswagen loss, Brunswick port plans for auto boom

SAVANNAH - Losing the business of a major automaker hasn't stopped the Georgia Ports Authority from racing ahead with a $12.7 million expansion of ...

November 21, 2015 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local

Harvick primed to defend NASCAR championship at Homestead

HOMESTEAD, Fla. - Go ahead, just try and wrestle the NASCAR Sprint Cup championship away from Kevin Harvick.

November 21, 2015 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | NASCAR

GHSA shakes things up, adds another classification

Recently, the Georgia High School Association released its preliminary breakdowns of classifications for the 2016-18 seasons.

November 21, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN | Prep Sports 360

Jackets set to tip off season

It's a new year and a new season for Southeast Bulloch baseketball. Both teams worked hard in the offseason and now it's time ...

November 21, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN | Sports

FBI head: No 'credible' threat to US after Paris attacks

WASHINGTON - FBI Director James Comey said Thursday there is no credible threat to the United States following the Paris terror attacks, and that investigators have ...

November 20, 2015 | By ERIC TUCKER and MICHAEL BIESECKER Associated Press | Associated Press

Airstrikes hurt IS oil infrastructure

BEIRUT - The United States and Russia are going after the Islamic State group's oil industry, destroying refineries and hundreds of tanker trucks transporting oil ...

November 20, 2015 | By ZEINA KARAM and SUSANNAH GEORGE Associated Press | Associated Press

Democrats push to prevent gun sales to those on terror list

WASHINGTON - People on the U.S. government's terrorist watch list often can't board commercial airliners, but they can walk into a gun store ...

November 20, 2015 | By MICHAEL BIESECKER and ALAN FRAM Associated Press | Associated Press

Exchange Club leader: ‘We are a great nation under God’

During the annual One Nation Under God prayer luncheon this week, the Statesboro Exchange Club welcomed National Exchange Club President Dan McQueeney as the keynote ...

November 19, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local

Georgia official: Employee fired for releasing voter data

ATLANTA - Georgia's secretary of state said Thursday that he takes "full responsibility" for more than 6 million voters' personal information being released to media ...

November 19, 2015 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local

House votes to curb Syrian refugees

WASHINGTON - Responding swiftly to the terror in Paris, the U.S. House voted overwhelmingly Thursday to erect high hurdles for Syrian and Iraqi refugees coming ...

November 19, 2015 | By ERICA WERNER AP Congressional Correspondent | Associated Press

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