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Calif. congressmen ask Bush to review denied medal

SAN DIEGO - A California congressional delegation asked President Bush on Friday to posthumously award the Medal of Honor to a Marine who was chosen to receive only the second-highest medal the Navy can bestow for valor.

October 04, 2008 | By CHELSEA J. CARTER Associated Press Writer | National


Galveston lays out plan for residents’ return

GALVESTON, Texas - Authorities laid out a plan Friday - a week after Hurricane Ike began lashing the Texas coast with 110-mph winds and relentless storm surge - to let about 45,000 anxious evacuees back onto Galveston Island for good.

October 04, 2008 | By JUAN A. LOZANO and CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN Associated Press Writer | National


Ask AP: Candidate languages, emergency personnel

If you live anywhere that's susceptible to tropical weather - even if you just follow the news during hurricane season - you've heard the plea from mayors and governors: Once the storm arrives, stay indoors and off the roads, so you can be safe and emergency personnel can do their jobs.

October 04, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Ike helps uncover mystery vessel on Ala. coast

FORT MORGAN, Ala. - When the waves from Hurricane Ike receded, they left behind a mystery - a ragged shipwreck that archeologists say could be a two-masted Civil War schooner that ran aground in 1862 or another ship from some 70 years later.

October 04, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


O.J. jury taken on unannounced trip to Vegas hotel

LAS VEGAS - Testimony resumed Friday in the O.J. Simpson armed robbery and kidnapping trial after jurors made an unannounced field trip to the scene of the alleged crime at a casino hotel.

October 04, 2008 | By KEN RITTER Associated Press Writer | National


Nashes celebrate 50th

Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Nash of Brooklet recently celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary at their home. The couple was married on September 20, 1958, at Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Savannah. Mrs. Nash is the former Peggie Dickerson of Brooklet, daughter of the late Lawrence and Velma Dickerson of Brooklet. Jerry is the son of the late Elizabeth and Theron Nash of Springfield, Mo., and is retired from UPS. The couple has three daughters, Sandy VanDeusen of Monroe, Ga., and Connie Glick and Julie Stokes, both of Brooklet; and five grandchildren, Candice McAlum, Alison VanDeusen, Trevor Alderman, Jud ...

October 04, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Anniversaries


Bulloch History by Roger Allen

The name Brannen is the anglicized version of six different Irish septs (similar to Scottish clans). Four were "O Braonain," one was "O Branain," and one "Mac Branain." The O'Braonains ruled northeastern County Kilkenny, while Mac Branains ruled eastern County Roscommon. While some families spell their name Brynan, Brynnan, Brenan, Brannan, and Brannion, most used Brannen.

October 04, 2008 | By ROGER ALLEN | Lifestyles Columnists


Diane Miller - Teaching children to deal with anger

Like adults, young children experience angry feelings. Anger is a common emission in childhood - the tough part is learning how to handle anger without hurting others. Many adults have learned to ignore anger, or to express these feelings by hitting or yelling at someone. As a result, adults often deal with a child's anger by demanding that he or she stop being angry. They might send a child to his or her room until the child can behave better or hit the child to drive the message home. The problem is that these strategies do not teach children appropriate ...

October 04, 2008 | By DIANE MILLER | Lifestyles Columnists


Area Births 9/21

Roxy Shayne

October 04, 2008 | | Births


Hofstadter-Duke

Kristi Leigh Hofstadter became the bride of David Skye Duke during a ceremony held on August 16, 2008, at 6:30 p.m. at the fountain in Forsyth Park in Savannah. The Rev. Steven Schulte officiated.

October 04, 2008 | | Wedding Planner


Childs-Smith

Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Childs of Statesboro are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Amanda Hope Childs, to Daniel Albert Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joey Smith of Sharpsburg, Ga.

October 04, 2008 | | Wedding Planner


Redmond-DeLoach

Plans for the wedding of Jessica Redmond and Mathew DeLoach have been finalized.

October 04, 2008 | | Wedding Planner


Failles celebrate 75 years

Harold and Elizabeth "Betty" Faille will celebrate their 75th wedding anniversary on September 24, 2008. They were married in 1933 in Kingston, N.Y. They have lived in many places, including South America, becoming residents of Statesboro in 2005. They currently reside at Willow Pond Assisted Living. Their family, Richard (wife, Jean) of Blairsville, Ga., Grace of Statesboro and Harold Jr. (wife, Kathryn) of Auburntown, Tenn., joins in congratulating them on many years together. They have been blessed with five grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

October 04, 2008 | | Anniversaries


Detroit’s new mayor sworn in, says ‘time for hope’

DETROIT - Ken Cockrel Jr. was sworn in as mayor Friday, vaulted into office by a sex scandal that destroyed the reign of Kwame Kilpatrick and threw the nation's 11th-largest city into chaos for months.

October 04, 2008 | By ED WHITE Associated Press Writer | National


Fla. men guilty in homeless man beating death

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - A jury found two South Florida men guilty on Friday of fatally beating a homeless man with a baseball bat and viciously attacking two others.

October 04, 2008 | By KELLI KENNEDY Associated Press Writer | National


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Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Donegal, Dover and Emit spring up in Bulloch Co.

Note: The following is part of a series of columns looking at the founding and general history of southeast Georgia and Bulloch County.

December 03, 2017 | | Life


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy: Jesus is supreme over all

In Paul's letter to the church at Colossae, a town in ancient "Asia Minor" (today's nation of Turkey), we learn that he didn ...

December 03, 2017 | | Life


On Aging with Dr. Roger Branch Sr.: Long-term care, mounting dilemmas

It cannot be said that issues and problems faced by senior citizens are ignored. The November 27 issue of Time Magazine devotes 12 pages to ...

December 03, 2017 | | Life


Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk Lingenfelser: The morning meal: A weekend luxury

Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day, yet one I rarely get to enjoy. It's one of the reasons I love Saturdays so ...

December 03, 2017 | | Life


Bretti — Allen

Dr. and Mrs. Anthony Thomas Bretti Jr. of Johns Island, South Carolina, announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Elizabeth Bretti of Gainesville, Georgia, to ...

December 03, 2017 | | Weddings


Harper — Collins

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Harper of Metter announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary-Anne Wilder Harper, to William Patrick Collins II, son of Pat and ...

December 03, 2017 | | Weddings




After 50 years, Marie Waters retiring

When Marie Roberts Waters walks away from her desk at Dabbs, Hickman, Hill & Cannon, LLP on Dec. 31, she will have logged in 50 years ...

December 02, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Portal Christmas program Dec. 7

The Portal Heritage Society and Town of Portal will host its annual Christmas celebration Thursday, Dec. 7, starting with a parade.

December 02, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Executions up in 2017, but down by half from decade ago

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A court reprieve that halted the scheduled December lethal injection of a Texas prisoner means 2017 will end with 23 inmates executed ...

December 02, 2017 | By MICHAEL GRACZYK Associated Press | Associated Press


Tax reform bill clears Senate

WASHINGTON - Republicans muscled the largest tax overhaul in 30 years through the Senate early Saturday, taking a big step toward giving President Donald Trump his ...

December 02, 2017 | By ALAN FRAM, MARCY GORDON and STEPHEN OHLEMACHER Associated Press | Associated Press


Tennessee names Fulmer AD, places Currie on paid leave

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee has turned to its familiar past to comfort its uneasy fan base in an attempt to rescue what has been a ...

December 02, 2017 | By STEVE MEGARGEE AP Sports Writer | Sports




Jimbo Fisher resigns at Florida State to take Texas A&M job

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Jimbo Fisher is leaving Florida State for Texas A&M, four years after leading the Seminoles to their third national title.

December 01, 2017 | By JOE REEDY Associated Press | Sports


Beleaguered World Cup gets weak opener: Russia-Saudi Arabia

MOSCOW - A World Cup shrouded in corruption controversies and struggling to attract sponsors could have the dreariest of starts.

December 01, 2017 | By ROB HARRIS AP Global Soccer Writer | Sports


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