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Wal-Mart branches out into locally grown produce

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Wal-Mart stores in Arizona now stock Grand Canyon sweet onions while aisles in New York display state-grown eggplant, as the world's largest retailer says it has become the nation's largest buyer of locally grown fruits and vegetables.

July 17, 2008 | By JON GAMBRELL Associated Press Writer | National


Starbucks to close 600 US stores, rein in growth

SEATTLE - For a decade it appeared there was no such thing as too many Starbucks for U.S. coffee drinkers, whose willingness to buy its $4 lattes and dark drip brews rationalized a second green-and-white mermaid awning just down the street - and sometimes even a third.

July 17, 2008 | By JESSICA MINTZ AP Business Writer | National


Fugitive hedge-fund swindler surrenders in Mass.

NEW YORK - A fugitive hedge-fund swindler who faked suicide on a Hudson River bridge and went on the run to avoid a prison sentence surrendered Wednesday in Massachusetts, the U.S. attorney's office said.

July 17, 2008 | By LARRY NEUMEISTER Associated Press Writer | National


Russian parliament warns Lithuania against hosting U.S. missile defense sites

MOSCOW - Russian lawmakers warned Lithuania against agreeing to place U.S. missile defense sites in the Baltic country, saying Wednesday that such a move could trigger a Russian military buildup in the region.

July 17, 2008 | By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Palestinian goes on rampage in Jerusalem; 3 killed

JERUSALEM - A Palestinian man plowed an enormous construction vehicle into cars, buses and pedestrians on a busy street Wednesday, killing at least three people and wounding at least 45 before he was shot dead by security officers.

July 17, 2008 | By STEVEN GUTKIN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Pentagon’s top investigator to resign

WASHINGTON - The Pentagon's inspector general is resigning after just over a year in the job and at a time when defense spending has skyrocketed but personnel shortfalls in the oversight office have strained its ability to probe allegations of waste, fraud and abuse.

July 17, 2008 | By RICHARD LARDNER Associated Press Writer | Washington


Hezbollah head confirms prisoner swap with Israel

BEIRUT, Lebanon - Hezbollah's leader on Wednesday confirmed for the first time that his group will hand over two captured Israeli soldiers and information on a missing Israeli airman in exchange for five Lebanese prisoners in Israel.

July 17, 2008 | By HUSSEIN DAKROUB Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Iraqi forces arrest 3 Sadrists in crackdown

BAGHDAD - Iraqi security forces arrested three locally prominent supporters of radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr on Wednesday as part of a crackdown on Shiite militias in the southern city of Amarah, police said.

July 17, 2008 | By SAMEER N. YACOUB Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Algae bloom is China’s latest Olympic nightmare

QINGDAO, China - China's latest Olympics nightmare is a vast algae bloom that covers one-third of the sea where the world's best sailors are supposed to be competing in just over a month. Athletes call it the blob, the carpet, the fairway.

July 17, 2008 | By CARA ANNA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Studio Statesboro Vodcast

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Wednesday, July 02, 2008

July 17, 2008 | mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Police Report - July 3

(Note: All information included in this report is taken from law enforcement incident reports and arrest records, which are public records and available for review at any and all local law enforcement agencies. Not every arrest leads to a conviction. Guilt or innocence is determined by the court system.)

July 17, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


SKorean auto workers strike over US beef imports

SEOUL, South Korea - Tens of thousands of South Korean auto workers went on strike Wednesday to oppose U.S. beef imports and the pro-business policies of President Lee Myung-bak, joining anti-government protests that have raged for weeks.

July 17, 2008 | By JAE-SOON CHANG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Calif’s hands-free cell law for drivers in effect

LOS ANGELES - Millions of California motorists have had to put down their cell phones or risk a ticket as a new law takes effect requiring hands-free devices for those behind the wheel.

July 17, 2008 | By ROBERT JABLON Associated Press Writer | National


Ill. Democrats face off in rare impeachment fight

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Three of the state's governors have served time. Scores of legislators and aldermen have gotten into legal trouble over the years. But Illinois politicians haven't seriously considered impeaching one of their own - until now.

July 17, 2008 | By RYAN KEITH Associated Press Writer | National


Ex-con suspected in deaths of 8 captured in Ill.

GRANITE CITY, Ill. - Police in Nicholas T. Sheley's town came to know him well as his crimes progressed from marijuana possession to domestic battery, then to resisting a peace officer and aggravated battery.

July 17, 2008 | By JIM SUHR Associated Press Writer | National


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Hickman - Thompson

Mr. and Mrs. Terry Lamar Hickman announce the engagement of their daughter, Ansley Lane Hickman, to Tyler Newton Thompson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ken ...

January 15, 2017 | | Weddings


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Georgia uses convicts to help build out road system

Note: The following is one of a series of columns looking at the first road systems in Georgia and Bulloch County.

January 15, 2017 | | Life


Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk Lingenfelser: Deer turned dinner -- Vegetable Venison Lasagna

Deer hunting season in Georgia has just come to a close, and the way I figure it, many of you Southeast Georgians who read my ...

January 15, 2017 | | Life


Sold-out crowd at Statesboro High for annual prom fashion show

This year's Frills Prom Preview Fashion Show was the largest ever, according to Scott Marchbanks, owner of Frills by Scott. The event brings hundreds ...

January 15, 2017 | Photos by SCOTT BRYANT | staff | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Use of e-cigs could mean bigger issues

Q: I found a vaping pen hidden in my 13-year-old son's room and am at a loss as to how to deal with it ...

January 15, 2017 | | Life




Trump launches Twitter attack against Lewis

NEW YORK - Donald Trump tore into civil rights legend John Lewis for questioning the legitimacy of the Republican billionaire's White House victory, intensifying a ...

January 14, 2017 | By STEVE PEOPLES Associated Press | Associated Press


Health care: What's next for GOP?

WASHINGTON - Republicans have won a gateway victory in Congress in their seven-year trek toward scuttling President Barack Obama's health care law. Now with Donald ...

January 14, 2017 | By ALAN FRAM Associated Press | Associated Press




Djokovic, Williams roll through first round of Aussie Open

MELBOURNE, Australia - The record will show that six-time Australian Open champions Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic each had straight-set wins.

January 13, 2017 | By JOHN PYE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Falcons look for better result in second meeting with Seahawks

ATLANTA - As with any rematch, there are certainly things that both teams learned about each other the first time around.

January 13, 2017 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Panthers tamed

The Portal boys couldn't finish the season sweep against Woodville-Tompkins Friday night, falling to the Grizzlies 50-38 at home.

January 13, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Surge in traffic deaths outpaces increase in travel

WASHINGTON - Traffic deaths surged about 8 percent in the first nine months of last year, continuing an alarming upward spiral that may be partially explained ...

January 13, 2017 | By JOAN LOWY Associated Press | Associated Press


Jan. 13 - Casaundra Dawn Letsinger Godbee, age 36, died Sunday, January 8, 2017, at her residence.

Casaundra Dawn Letsinger Godbee

January 12, 2017 | | Obituaries


Lawmaker: Let Georgia voters decide growing of medical pot

ATLANTA - Voters would decide whether to legalize the growth and distribution of marijuana in Georgia for medical use under a proposal introduced Thursday in the ...

January 12, 2017 | The Associated Press | Local


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