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Guard, gunman dead in Las Vegas federal building

LAS VEGAS - A gunman opened fire in the lobby of a federal building in downtown Las Vegas on Monday, killing one court officer and wounding a second before he was shot to death.

The gunfire erupted moments after 8 a.m. at the start of the work week and lasted for several minutes. Shots echoed around tall buildings in the area, more than a mile (1.6 kilometers) north of the Las Vegas Strip. An Associated Press reporter on the eighth floor of a high-rise building within sight of the building heard more than 20 shots during the sustained barrage ...

January 04, 2010 | By KEN RITTER Associated Press Writer | World


AP: 2009 bankruptcies total 1.4 million, up 32 pct

RALEIGH, N.C.- U.S. consumers and businesses are filing for bankruptcy at a pace that made 2009 the seventh-worst year on record, with more than 1.4 million petitions submitted, an Associated Press tally showed Monday.

The AP gathered data from the nation's 90 bankruptcy districts and found 1.43 million filings, an increase of 32 percent from 2008. There were 116,000 recorded bankruptcies in December, up 22 percent from the same month a year before.

January 04, 2010 | By MIKE BAKER Associated Press Writer | World


Watch lists grow; more screening on flights to US

WASHINGTON - The names of dozens more people have been added to the government's terrorist watch list and no-fly list after a failed terrorist attack on Christmas prompted U.S. officials to closely scrutinize a large database of suspected terrorists, an intelligence official said Monday.

People on the watch list get additional checking before they are allowed to enter this country; those on the no-fly list are barred from boarding aircraft in or headed for the United States.

January 04, 2010 | By EILEEN SULLIVAN Associated Press Writer | World


Winter system drops record snow, chills the South

MONTPELIER, Vt. - Snow falling like New Year's confetti joined forces with a chill that dipped deep to the South on Monday to close schools, delay commuters, threaten fruit farmers and shut down at least one nuclear power plant.

A weekend snowstorm dumped an all-time record of more than 33 inches on Burlington, the largest city in Vermont. That broke a single-storm record of nearly 30 inches set in 1969.

January 04, 2010 | By JOHN CURRAN Associated Press Writer | World


Nothing wrong with Xmas; Who rewrites tax code; Congress should use our health plans

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It's all Obama now, not Bush; Doctors don't support health bill; animal shelter

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Why can't we say Merry Christmas; a Christian nation; busy signals at businesses

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Animals on school campus; Scraping dirt roads; Removing trees; Raise for Congress

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January 04, 2010 | | Soundoff


Soundoff - December 30

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January 04, 2010 | | Soundoff


This is a test

This is a test

January 04, 2010 | | Columnists


Police Report - Daniel Jette Frazier, 27, Longwood drive — DUI, failure to maintain lane.

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January 04, 2010 | | Police Report




Kindig-Patrick

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kindig of Statesboro, Ga., announce the upcoming wedding of their daughter, Amanda Renee Kindig of Statesboro, to Evan Nelson Patrick, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Patrick.

January 02, 2010 | | Wedding Planner


Cross-Morris

Troy and Brenda Cross of Statesboro, Ga., are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Trelisa Leigh Cross, to Michael Timothy Morris, son of Willie J. Sr. and Willie B. Morris of Clarksville, Tenn.

January 02, 2010 | | Wedding Planner


Greene-Avra

Mary Melissa Greene of Metter became the bride of William Morrow Avra of Statesboro during a 6 p.m. ceremony held on June 6, 2009, at the Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church in Savannah, Ga. The Rev. John William Powell, cousin of the bride, officiated.

January 02, 2010 | | Wedding Planner


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Deja blew

SPRINGFIELD – For the first two and a half quarters, the Statesboro Blue Devils looked as dominant as a football team could look.

September 16, 2017 | By LUKE MARTIN | Sports


SEB Diamond Day tournament sees Metter dominate

In a day normally reserved for football, softball dominated the Brooklet Recreation fields for a good cause Saturday morning.

September 16, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Done, Dale: Junior's final season ends without championship

JOLIET, Ill. - Dale Earnhardt Jr. received a stamp of approval from fans wanting to write letters to the retiring star, wishing him luck.

September 16, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Leishman maintains the lead at BMW Championship

LAKE FOREST, Ill. - As much as Marc Leishman has been through, especially off the golf course, it takes a lot to get to get under ...

September 16, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Despite storms, coastal life booming

Rising sea levels and fierce storms have failed to stop relentless population growth along U.S. coasts in recent years, a new Associated Press analysis ...

September 16, 2017 | By JEFF DONN AP National Writer | Associated Press


Annual event helps ‘wounded warriors’

The Wounded Warriors Retreat will hold its Sixth Annual Sportsman's Banquet and Auction at Beaver Creek Plantation in Twin City on Thursday, Sept. 28 ...

September 16, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


War Eagles soar back

It wasn't turnovers or big plays, but special teams that undid Portal in the worst way possible against rival Jenkins County.

September 16, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports




Week 3 Preview: Jackson vs. Clemson; Scouts flock to Laramie

Lamar Jackson basically had the Heisman Trophy wrapped up last season by Oct. 2, playing so well in Louisville's biggest games early in the ...

September 15, 2017 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports


Trail Life USA meeting Monday

Trail Life USA, Troop GA-3252, sponsored by Statesboro's First Baptist Church, kicks off a new year with the first night set for Monday at ...

September 15, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Trump demands ESPN apologize for anchor's tweets

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is calling on ESPN to apologize days after one of the sports network's anchors called him a "white supremacist ...

September 15, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


NASCAR set to kick off playoff opener at Chicagoland

JOLIET, Ill. - Jimmie Johnson has NASCAR history in sight. Martin Truex Jr. wants to become more than a mere footnote as the regular season champion ...

September 15, 2017 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Irma claims dozens of lives across Caribbean, United States

As Irma's misery grows in scope and scale, so does its death toll. The storm, at one point the most powerful hurricane ever recorded ...

September 15, 2017 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Power companies: Bulloch service fully restored

Both Georgia Power and Excelsior EMC reported restoration of electrical service to all power-ready customers in Bulloch County as of Friday afternoon.

September 15, 2017 | | Local


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