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Alleged plot to kill Obama stuns suspects’ towns

BELLS, Tenn. - In a rural Tennessee county where you can't buy alcohol or even find a Wal-Mart, residents of tiny Bells stopped each other to ask if anyone knew the pale-skinned young local accused of plotting to kill dozens of black people, including Barack Obama.

November 12, 2008 | By WOODY BAIRD Associated Press Writer | National


Stocks see moderate rebound after sharp selloff

NEW YORK - Wall Street took a dose of bad economic news with relative calm Tuesday, rallying even as consumer confidence plunged to its lowest levels in 41 years. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 150 points, leading the major indexes with a gain of more than 1 percent.

November 12, 2008 | By TIM PARADIS AP Business Writer | National


Boy, 8, shoots himself to death at Mass. gun show

WESTFIELD, Mass. - With an instructor watching, an 8-year-old boy at a gun fair aimed an Uzi at a pumpkin and pulled the trigger as his dad reached for a camera.

November 12, 2008 | By SUSAN HAIGH Associated Press Writer | National


White House to banks: Start lending now

WASHINGTON - An impatient White House served notice Tuesday on banks and other financial companies receiving billions of dollars in federal help to quit hoarding the money and start making more loans.

November 12, 2008 | By JENNIFER LOVEN Associated Press Writer | Washington


States, schools will have to improve dropout rates

WASHINGTON - One in four students quits high school, a grim rate that will have to improve under new federal rules.

November 12, 2008 | By LIBBY QUAID Associated Press Writer | Washington


Bridge 10/29

Look at the North-South diamond holdings in today's diagram. If you were South, having played a diamond toward the king-jack, would you call for the jack or for the king?

November 12, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Astrograph 10/29

In the year ahead, you will be able to utilize acquired experience and knowledge in ways that will accelerate your rise to the top. Once on a roll, your progress will be rapid.

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


Schwarzenegger: Budget special session is needed

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The revenue shortfall in California's five-week-old budget has grown beyond the $3 billion projected by state officials earlier this month, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said Monday.

November 12, 2008 | By STEVE LAWRENCE Associated Press Writer | National


Intel agencies spent $47.5 billion

WASHINGTON - U.S. spy agencies spent $47.5 billion in fiscal year 2008, $4 billion more than in the previous budget year, according to National Intelligence Director Mike McConnell.

November 12, 2008 | By PAMELA HESS Associated Press Writer | Washington


Sen. Stevens’ career cloudy after conviction

WASHINGTON - Sen. Ted Stevens gambled by asking for a speedy trial, betting a high-powered defense team, some sterling character witnesses and his unblemished record as Alaska's political patriarch would get him a pre-election acquittal on corruption charges.

November 12, 2008 | By MATT APUZZO and JESSE J. HOLLAND Associated Press Writers | Washington


Officials: Foreign fighter chief killed in Syria

WASHINGTON - A top al-Qaida in Iraq operative killed during a U.S. raid on a Syrian compound just over the Iraq border was about to carry out an attack in Iraq, U.S. officials say.

November 12, 2008 | By PAMELA HESS Associated Press Writer | Washington


China pulls tainted eggs in new food safety scare

BEIJING - Wal-Mart pulled a brand of eggs from all its stores in China on Tuesday after tests in Hong Kong found they were tainted with the same toxic chemical blamed for sickening tens of thousands of babies.

November 12, 2008 | By GILLIAN WONG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Japan: NKorea’s Kim probably remains hospitalized

SEOUL, South Korea - North Korean leader Kim Jong Il appears to have recovered enough from a stroke to run the country without difficulty, South Korea's spy chief said Tuesday, but Japan's prime minister said he likely is issuing orders from a hospital bed.

November 12, 2008 | By JEAN H. LEE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


1st auction of ivory in decade held in Namibia

WINDHOEK, Namibia - The first ivory auction in a decade sold over 7 tons of tusks to Chinese and Japanese bidders Tuesday, raising more than $1 million for elephant conservation.

November 12, 2008 | By RODRICK MUKUMBIRA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Soldiers, UN retreat as rebels advance in Congo

KILIMANYOKA, Congo - Rebels advanced toward Congo's eastern provincial capital of 600,000 people Tuesday, sending tens of thousands of terrified civilians into a makeshift shelter as Congolese troops and U.N. tanks retreated.

November 12, 2008 | By MICHELLE FAUL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Gators get past Brookwood

Bulloch Academy was able to jump to an early lead and never really looked back as it defeated Brookwood 66-60 in the opening round of ...

February 17, 2018 | By JOSH AUBREY jaubrey@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Blue Devils advance in state playoffs

The Statesboro boys found themselves locked in a battle at halftime of their first round Class AAAAA state playoff game against Bainbridge Saturday evening.

February 17, 2018 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


At mid-session, Ga. lawmakers take on taxes, transit

ATLANTA - Activity at Georgia's Capitol is in full swing as this past week marked the halfway point of 2018's 40-day legislative session.

February 17, 2018 | By BEN NADLER and R.J. RICO Associated Press | Local


Flu deaths hit 79 in Ga.

Georgia public health officials have now confirmed a total of 79 influenza-related deaths this flu season, including three children.

February 17, 2018 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Bubba Watson takes lead at Riviera

LOS ANGELES - Bubba Watson started with a 7-iron that stopped rolling 18 inches from the cup for a tap-in eagle . He chipped in for birdie ...

February 17, 2018 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Southern, not State

With Georgia Southern mired in a three-game slide and trying to hang on to a top-four spot in the Sun Belt Conference standings - which will ...

February 17, 2018 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


How best to treat opioids' youngest sufferers?

CHICAGO - Two babies, born 15 months apart to the same young woman overcoming opioid addiction. Two very different treatments.

February 16, 2018 | By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


FBI says it failed to investigate tip on Florida suspect

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) - The FBI received a tip last month that the suspect in the Florida school shooting had a "desire to kill" and access ...

February 16, 2018 | By KELLI KENNEDY, CURT ANDERSON and TAMARA LUSH Associated Press | Associated Press


Lady Blue Devils win battle of Bulloch County

The Statesboro girls soccer team blitzed Southeast Bulloch in the opening minutes to build a nearly insurmountable lead. The Lady Blue Devils found the back ...

February 16, 2018 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Feb. 18 - Ouida Will Barrineau was born in Soperton, Georgia, on July 27, 1931.

Ouida Will Barrineau

February 15, 2018 | | Obituaries


Flu shot only 36 percent effective

NEW YORK - The flu vaccine is doing a poor job protecting older Americans and others against the bug that's causing most illnesses.

February 15, 2018 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | Local


Sheriff's report: Suspect confessed to Florida school attack

PARKLAND, Fla. - The teenager accused of using a semi-automatic rifle to kill 17 people at a Florida high school confessed to carrying out one of ...

February 15, 2018 | By TERRY SPENCER, KELLI KENNEDY and TAMARA LUSH Associated Press | Associated Press


A history lesson at Georgia Day lunch

The Archibald Bulloch Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution held its 20th annual Georgia Day luncheon Thursday in the Perry Fellowship ...

February 15, 2018 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local




Statesboro falls to Jeff Davis in season opener

The Statesboro baseball team opened its season Wednesday night at Mill Creek Regional Park looking to fill the shoes left by seven starters on offense ...

February 14, 2018 | By JOSH AUBREY jaubrey@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


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