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Ahmadinejad’s trip to Iraq highlights Iran’s rising influence in the neighboring country

BAGHDAD - President Bush's last trip to Iraq was kept secret until he arrived at a U.S. military base. Eight hours later he left, after Iraq's leaders traveled to meet him there.

March 16, 2008 | By ANNA JOHNSON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Transportation Department investigators find lax oversight of aircraft parts suppliers

WASHINGTON - Regulators and aircraft manufacturers are not keeping adequate tabs on the quality of plane parts made domestically and abroad, potentially raising risks for fliers, government investigators said in a report released Friday.

March 15, 2008 | By DAN CATERINICCHIA AP Business Writer | National


Jury swiftly returns guilty verdict against Okla. man in slaying of 10-year-old neighbor girl

NORMAN, Okla. - A jury found a man guilty of first-degree murder Friday in the killing of a 10-year-old girl, reaching its decision within minutes the day after hearing his macabre videotaped confession.

March 15, 2008 | By TIM TALLEY Associated Press Writer | National


Teenage son in custody in deaths of sheriff’s deputy and her 2 young daughters in Georgia

LAWRENCEVILLE - A 17-year-old boy was arrested Friday and charged with killing his mother, who was a sheriff's deputy, and his two small sisters, authorities said.

March 15, 2008 | By ERRIN HAINES Associated Press Writer | National


Belgian author of best-selling Holocaust book admits survival story isn’t true

BOSTON - Almost nothing Misha Defonseca wrote about herself or her horrific childhood during the Holocaust was true.

March 15, 2008 | By MELISSA TRUJILLO Associated Press Writer | National


Man in critical condition after ricin find in room at Vegas motel

LAS VEGAS - Vials found in the motel room of a man hospitalized in critical condition tested positive for the deadly toxin ricin, authorities said Friday.

March 15, 2008 | By KEN RITTER Associated Press Writer | National


Bridge 3/1

A pre-emptive bid may greatly inconvenience the opponents. Take, for example, this deal. With neither side vulnerable, South opens one diamond, and West throws a monkey wrench into the works by jumping to four clubs. What should happen after that?

March 15, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Astrograph 3/1

As always, patience and tenacity will be required to accomplish your ambitious undertakings in the year ahead. However, because you realize the possible rewards involved, you won't have any trouble persisting with an enduring nature.

March 15, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Bulloch History by Roger Allen

Michel DesLoges was born approximately in 1645 in the village of Loches, France, and died about 1710 in Isle Of Wight County, Virginia. There is evidence of Michel being a member of one of the French Huguenot Protestant churches in London prior to his leaving for America. He was listed as Michaell Deloge on the passenger list from Bristol, England, when he sailed for America. He arrived as an apprenticed tailor to Charles Taplady in Isle of Wight County, Virginia, on Aug. 24, 1663. It is said Deloge received a grant of 50 acres of land.

March 15, 2008 | By ROGER ALLEN | Lifestyles Columnists


Davis’ to celebrate 50th

March 15, 2008 | | Anniversaries


Jones-Treadwell

Mr. and Mrs. Jack Jones of LaGrange announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Aubree Jones of LaGrange, to Duane Allen Treadwell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Emory Treadwell of LaGrange.

March 15, 2008 | | Wedding Planner


Anderson-McCullough

Mrs. Donna Boyett and Mr. Donald Anderson of Warner Robins announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Dawn Anderson, to Justin McCullough, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ricky McCullough of Statesboro.

March 15, 2008 | | Wedding Planner


Duncan-Jones

Mr. and Mrs. Tom Duncan of St. Simons Island, Ga., announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Hailey Nicole Duncan, to Daniel Adam Jones, son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel F. Jones of Statesboro.

March 15, 2008 | | Wedding Planner


Cruel irony in Alaska: State is awash in oil but rural residents struggle to heat homes

JUNEAU, Alaska - One of the cruelest ironies of living in Alaska is this: The state is awash in oil money, but many residents of remote villages are struggling to heat their homes because of fuel bills that are two or three times the national average.

March 15, 2008 | By ANNE SUTTON Associated Press Writer | National


Defense chief says Prince Harry being withdrawn from Afghanistan for security reasons

LONDON - Britain's defense chief decided Friday to immediately pull Prince Harry out of Afghanistan after news of his deployment was leaked, citing concerns that media coverage could put him and his comrades at increased risk.

March 15, 2008 | By D’ARCY DORAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Help coming soon for Braves

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. - The closer the Braves fall to the bottom of the NL East, the more their focus will shift to prospects acquired in a barrage of offseason trades.

May 14, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Brady appeals suspension as Pats rebut league's decision

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady appealed the four-game suspension he was handed for his role in using deflated footballs during the AFC championship game, and the players union urged Commissioner Roger Goodell to appoint a neutral arbitrator to hear the case.

May 14, 2015 | By JIMMY GOLEN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Statesboro businessman Holmes Ramsey charged with jury tampering

Statesboro businessman Holmes Ramsey, who owns the University Plaza adjacent to the Georgia Southern University campus, was arrested Wednesday afternoon and charged with criminal attempt of embracery, which is jury tampering.

May 14, 2015 | From staff reports | Local




History made in Panthers' season

Portal High School's girls track and field team showed they can compete with any school at the state level, despite not having a home track to practice on.

May 13, 2015 | HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Braves baffled in 2-hit loss

CINCINNATI - Reds rookie Raisel Iglesias wasn't Atlanta's only problem in a 5-1 loss on Wednesday.

May 13, 2015 | By MARK SCHMETZER Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Gas prices still look low for summer

NEW YORK - Drivers who have seen a steady rise in the price of gasoline can relax: They will almost certainly be paying far less for gas this summer than they have in at least six years.

May 13, 2015 | By JONATHAN FAHEY Associated Press | Associated Press


Investigators: Train in deadly wreck was going 106 mph

PHILADELPHIA - The Amtrak train that crashed in Philadelphia, killing at least seven people, was hurtling at 106 mph before it ran off the rails along a sharp curve where the speed limit drops to just 50 mph, federal investigators said Wednesday.

May 13, 2015 | By GEOFF MULVIHILL Associated Press | Local


Amtrak train derails killing 6 people; investigation begins

PHILADELPHIA - Daylight on Wednesday revealed the destruction and devastation caused by an Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia that left at least six people dead and injured dozens more, several critically, as survivors recalled a terrifying wreck that plunged them into darkness and chaos.

May 13, 2015 | By GEOFF MULVIHILL Associated Press | Associated Press




SEB, Portal headed to state tournament

PORTAL - In just a few short years, the Portal girls golf team has gone from a brand new program to a local power.

May 12, 2015 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Braves let late lead slip away

CINCINNATI - Mike Foltynewicz's best start ended badly, done in by one errant throw to second base.

May 12, 2015 | By JOE KAY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Man resists arrest

A man caught stealing from woman's car punched her, tried to steal her car and fled, but sheriff's deputies caught him after a short chase. They used a Taser to subdue the man, who screamed that they should have killed and beaten him "like they do on TV."

May 12, 2015 | | Local


Man arrested after smashing window, saving dog from hot car

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Georgia state law allows an individual to break a car window to save a child in distress, but the same protection does not apply when a pet's life is at stake, as one man has quickly found out.

May 12, 2015 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


City Council alcohol law work session rescheduled to May 27

Originally scheduled for today, Statesboro City Council rescheduled a work session on a proposed new Alcoholic Beverages Ordinance to May 27 at 3 p.m.

May 12, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


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