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A cheerful Christmas in Bethlehem

BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) - Gloom was banished from Christmas celebrations in Bethlehem for the first time in years on Monday as Christian pilgrims from all over the world flocked here to celebrate Jesus' birth in an atmosphere of renewed tranquility.

January 08, 2008 | The Associated Press | Nation


Pakistan election campaign intensifies as opposition leaders criticize Musharraf

SUKKUR, Pakistan - Pakistan's opposition leaders fanned out across the country Monday, lashing out at President Pervez Musharraf and telling thousands of people at raucous political rallies to vote for change.

January 08, 2008 | By ASHRAF KHAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Decades later, the notion that crack is far more dangerous than cocaine is widely disputed

BOSTON - During some of the bloodiest years of the drug wars of the 1980s, crack was seen as far more dangerous than powdered cocaine, and that perception was written into the sentencing laws. But now that notion is under attack like never before.

January 08, 2008 | By DENISE LAVOIE Associated Press Writer | National


Candidates court vote of Kenya's Muslim minority in nation's closest election ever

KIBERA, Kenya - In the Kenyan slum of Kibera these days, the ancient cadences of the Muslim call to prayer compete with election propaganda blaring from loudspeakers.

January 08, 2008 | By KATHARINE HOURELD Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bush makes holiday phone calls to U.S. troops around the world

WASHINGTON - President Bush made Christmas Eve calls to 10 U.S. troops serving in Iraq, Afghanistan and other spots around the world, thanking them for their sacrifice and wishing them a happy holiday even though they'll be far away from their families and friends.

January 08, 2008 | By DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press Writer | National


Leader of Iraq's Catholics urges emigrants to return in Christmas message

BAGHDAD - The spiritual leader of Iraq's Catholics made a Christmas appeal Monday for all those who have fled Iraq to return and help rebuild their shattered homeland, acknowledging that fear still persists even as the country enjoys one of its most peaceful holiday seasons in years.

January 08, 2008 | By ELENA BECATOROS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Virginia Tech victims' families lobby for state changes in gun, mental health laws

RICHMOND, Va. - As he sat in a hospital, watching blood ooze from his son Colin's gunshot wounds, Andrew Goddard negotiated with a higher power: Let my son live, and I will do what I can to spare another parent this torture.

January 07, 2008 | By KRISTEN GELINEAU Associated Press Writer | National


Beauty salons enlisted in fight against domestic violence

NEW YORK - At the Divas beauty salon, Spanish-language talk shows play on the TV, blow driers and scissors are at the ready and customers chat about everything from men to money to jobs.

January 07, 2008 | By CRISTIAN SALAZAR Associated Press Writer | National


Pakistan opposition leader Bhutto says ruling party failing to fight Islamic militants

LARKANA, Pakistan - Pakistani opposition leader Benazir Bhutto accused the government Sunday of failing to crush Islamic militants, days after a suicide bombing killed 56 people during prayers in a mosque.

January 07, 2008 | By ASHRAF KHAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Living out parable of giving, congregation receives joy in return

CHAGRIN FALLS, Ohio - The Rev. Hamilton Coe Throckmorton shivered with anticipation as he gazed at the loot - wads of $50 bills piled high beside boxes of crayons in a Sunday school classroom.

January 07, 2008 | By HELEN O’NEILL AP Special Correspondent | National


Deported former Milwaukee police officer arrives in Mexico

GUADALAJARA, Mexico - The U.S. deported a man to Mexico on Sunday who had taken a dead cousin's identity to pose as a citizen in order to become a Milwaukee police officer.

January 07, 2008 | By GUILLERMO ARIAS Associated Press Writer | National


Boro man selected to Agri-Leaders development program

Elliott Marsh of Statesboro has been selected as a participant in the Georgia Agri-Leaders Forum's Leadership Development Program for 2008. Marsh, coordinator and instructor of agribusiness courses, is employed with Ogeechee Technical College in Statesboro. Jimmy Hill, executive manager of the Georgia Agri-Leaders Forum Foundation, said, "Elliott was chosen to participate in the year-long leadership program because of his involvement in and commitment to Georgia agriculture."

January 07, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Business


AP Impact: Americans' debt woes expanding. Now it's unpaid credit card bills that are rising.

SAN FRANCISCO - Americans are falling behind on their credit card payments at an alarming rate, sending delinquencies and defaults surging by double-digit percentages in the last year and prompting warnings of worse to come.

January 07, 2008 | By RACHEL KONRAD Associated Press Writer | National


Britain's Queen Elizabeth, an icon of tradition, launches video site on YouTube

LONDON - Just call her Queen e-Lizabeth.

January 07, 2008 | By THOMAS WAGNER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


For some, the writers strike is the Grinch that stole Christmas

LOS ANGELES - Nearly two months without paychecks. Scores of shuttered shows. Thousands out of work. The Hollywood writers strike suggests a bleak Christmas for many in Tinsel Town.

January 07, 2008 | By SANDY COHEN AP Entertainment Writer | National


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Attorney general to governors: Make it easier for ex-cons to get IDs

WASHINGTON - States should make it easier for convicted felons to obtain state-issued identification after they get out of prison, Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Monday ...

April 25, 2016 | | Associated Press


AgSouth sponsoring centennial poster contest for kids

AgSouth Farm Credit Marketing Director Christy Smith said the cooperative has created a contest to help include future generations of farmers. The Farm Credit System ...

April 25, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Business


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Cardiology service expansion in Statesboro

Dr. Stanley Shin and his partners at Statesboro Cardiology have begun construction on what will be one of the largest medical complexes in Statesboro when ...

April 25, 2016 | | Local


Greg Parker marking 40 years of success

The original plan for Greg Parker was to go to law school. Running a convenience store and then building one of the most successful convenience ...

April 25, 2016 | By PATRICK DONAHUE pdonahue@effinghamherald.net | Local


Another year, another successful rodeo

Superb bucking broncs and bulls, fast horses, skillful riding and good roping by cowboys and cowgirls made the sixth annual Statesboro Kiwanis Rodeo an amazing ...

April 24, 2016 | By BILL ANDERSON, Kiwanis Club of Statesboro Special to the Herald | Local


Smith-Jacobs

Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Smith of Guyton, Ga., announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Marlie Renee Smith, to Hunter Gill Jacobs, son ...

April 24, 2016 | | Weddings


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Commerce begins on the Altamaha in southeast Georgia

Note: The following is part of a series of columns exploring use of rivers in the early history of Georgia and Bulloch County.

April 24, 2016 | | Life


On Aging: Getting help for health problems

"What?" you say. "Another column on health problems? Why?"

April 24, 2016 | | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Don't let ex's shortfalls influence your parenting

Q: We are a struggling blended family. My husband has three children (ages 7, 12 and 17) from a previous marriage. Their mother's home ...

April 24, 2016 | | Life


Mixon-Bustle

Mr. and Mrs. Ashley Mixon of Statesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Haley Ashton Mixon, to Kane Michael Bustle, son of Mr. and Mrs ...

April 24, 2016 | | Weddings


Brackin-Deal

Together with their families, Lyndsay Rebecca Brackin of Hagan, Ga., and Zachary Stephen Deal of Statesboro, Ga., announce their engagement.

April 24, 2016 | | Weddings




Henry to speak at Historical Society meeting

Nicholas L. Henry, Ph.D., professor emeritus and former president of Georgia Southern University, will present a program Monday focusing on Georgia Southern's transition ...

April 23, 2016 | | Local


Daughter: Killer made threats day before shootings

ATLANTA - The daughter of a northeast Georgia man suspected of shooting five people to death before killing himself says her father was a "ticking time ...

April 23, 2016 | By JONATHAN LANDRUM Associated Press | Local




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