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All types of mortgages see rate increases

WASHINGTON - Mortgage rates shot up this week with 30-year mortgages climbing to the highest level in nearly a year, reflecting concerns in financial markets about the troubles at corporate giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

August 08, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Washington

Bridge 7/25

Actress Candice Bergen said, "I used to believe that marriage would diminish me, reduce my options, that you had to be someone less to live with someone else. When, of course, you have to be someone more."

August 08, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break

Astrograph 7/25

If you are bored or disenchanted with your lifestyle, the year ahead will be the perfect time to make productive changes. But unless you do, don't expect anything to change. Life will be what you make of it -- all by yourself.

August 08, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break

House committee probes medically unfit truckers

WASHINGTON - It's so easy to fabricate the medical certificates required to operate commercial trucks on the nation's highways that there's almost no incentive for truckers to obtain a legitimate document, according to a congressional study.

August 08, 2008 | By JOAN LOWY Associated Press Writer | Washington

N.M. cavers chart unique ‘snowy’ river of crystals

FORT STANTON CAVE, N.M. - Hundreds of feet beneath Earth's surface, a few seasoned cave explorers venture where no human has set foot. Their headlamps illuminate mud-covered walls, gypsum crystals and mineral deposits.

August 08, 2008 | By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN Associated Press Writer | National

Schoolgirls’ math skills now measure up to boys’

WASHINGTON - Sixteen years after Barbie dolls declared, ''Math class is tough!'' girls are proving that when it comes to math they are just as tough as boys.

August 08, 2008 | By LIBBY QUAID AP Education Writer | Washington

AP IMPACT: Fatal MRAP accidents prompt warnings

WASHINGTON - The towering trucks that give U.S. troops the best protection against roadside bombs and enemy bullets also make them vulnerable to routine hazards like sharp turns, rutted roads and rickety bridges.

August 08, 2008 | By RICHARD LARDNER Associated Press Writer | Washington

Charges dismissed against Marine in Iraq shootings

SAN DIEGO - The Marine Corps said Thursday that charges were dismissed against a Camp Pendleton Marine sniper accused in the shooting deaths of two Syrians in Iraq.

August 08, 2008 | By CHELSEA J. CARTER Associated Press Writer | National

3 shot at Phoenix community college; 2 critical

PHOENIX - Officials say three people were shot Thursday afternoon at South Mountain Community College in Phoenix, and two of them were critically injured.

August 08, 2008 | By JACQUES BILLEAUD and CHRIS KAHN Associated Press Writer | National

Summer Sports Show: SHS signings, GSU ramblings, and Alex's farewell

Summer Sports Show for Thursday, July 24 - Presented exclusively by Farmers and Merchants Bank.

August 08, 2008 | VINCE JOHNSON | Summer Sports Show

Should the votes of dead people be counted?

If you vote by mail, but die before Election Day, does your vote count? It depends on where you lived.

August 08, 2008 | By DEBORAH HASTINGS AP National Writer | National

ADHD increasingly common in older kids, CDC says

ATLANTA - More older children are being diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder while the rate is holding steady for children under 12, according to a government report released Wednesday.

August 07, 2008 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | National

Dear Abby 7/24

DEAR ABBY: My wife thinks I have a problem because I do not have a close relationship with my mother. We go for weeks without talking or seeing each other, and it doesn't bother me. Since I was about 13, my parents were hardly ever around. My mom was a workaholic, and my dad was an alcoholic, so I became totally self-sufficient.

August 07, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break

Air Force says no survivors of B-52 crash off Guam

HONOLULU - All six crew members aboard a B-52 bomber that crashed off Guam were killed, the Air Force said Wednesday as the search effort shifted focus from rescue to recovery of the crew and pieces of the wreckage.

August 07, 2008 | By JAYMES SONG Associated Press Writer | National

Minimum wage going up, little help as costs soar

WASHINGTON - About 2 million Americans get a raise Thursday as the federal minimum wage rises 70 cents. The bad news: Higher gas and food prices are swallowing it up, and some small businesses will pass the cost of the wage hike to consumers.

August 07, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER Associated Press Writer | National

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School amendment renews debate over weak schools

ATLANTA - Georgians must decide this fall whether the state can take over low-performing schools, a proposal backed by Republican Gov. Nathan Deal but fiercely opposed ...

October 22, 2016 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local

Bulloch ACT, SAT scores gain

Bulloch County Schools administrators this week hailed a five-year upward trend in local high school graduates' scores on the ACT and SAT college admissions tests ...

October 22, 2016 | From staff reports | Local

Gators fall to four seed with loss to PCA

Down three of their best players, BA succumbed their worst loss of the season in what was the biggest game of the season.

October 22, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports

Yellow Jackets all over Groves

BROOKLET – After a sluggish start, the Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets asserted themselves against an overmatched Groves team on their way to a 49-6 win at ...

October 21, 2016 | By LUKE MARTIN Herald Correspondent | Sports

NMSU Aggies still focused on building winning culture

Winning is hard, and having to teach players to win makes it more difficult.

October 21, 2016 | By MIKE BROWN Herald Correspondent | Sports

Georgia Southern's Breida looking to break loose

It has been a tough year statistically for the top two running backs in the Sun Belt Conference.

October 21, 2016 | By MIKE BROWN Herald Correspondent | Sports

Cyberattacks disrupt the internet

Withering cyberattacks on server farms of a key internet firm repeatedly disrupted access to major websites and online services including Twitter, Netflix and PayPal across ...

October 21, 2016 | By RAPHAEL SATTER and FRANK BAJAK AP Technology Writers | Associated Press

OctoberQuest to benefit United Way

A fun-filled event featuring various games has been a lucrative fund raiser for United Way of Southeast Georgia for the past three years, and OctoberQuest ...

October 21, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local

Eagles look to snap losing streak out West

Georgia Southern football - players and coaches alike - is now in uncharted territory.

October 20, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports

Ryan among league's quarterback ironmen

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The opening question to Matt Ryan's weekly news conference made the quarterback nervous.

October 20, 2016 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons

Yellow Jackets try to bounce back in region play

BROOKLET - If the playoffs started today, Southeast Bulloch would be on the outside looking in.

October 20, 2016 | By LUKE MARTIN Herald Correspondent | Prep Sports 360

Gators host archrival Pinewood

The Gators of Bulloch Academy will finally be celebrating 40 years of football this tonight as they play host to the Patriots of Pinewood Christian ...

October 20, 2016 | By RICHARD STUBBS Special to the Herald | Prep Sports 360

Half a year after 8 relatives killed, no answers or arrests

PIKETON, Ohio - Six months after someone shot eight members of an extended family to death in their homes, surviving relatives are still waiting - for an ...

October 20, 2016 | By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press | Associated Press

Trump to critics: I'll accept election results — if I win

DELAWARE, Ohio - Mocking his critics, Donald Trump pledged Thursday to fully accept the outcome of next month's presidential election - if he wins. The Republican ...

October 20, 2016 | By JULIE PACE, JOSH LEDERMAN and JILL COLVIN Associated Press | Associated Press

Reward offered in Campus Crossings murder

A $1,500 reward is being offered by the Statesboro Police Department for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of a suspect responsible ...

October 20, 2016 | From staff reports | Local

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